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Family Movie Night

Bring the whole family and enjoy the most-watched movie ever! Sing along with Dorothy as she follows the Yellow Brick Road. Popcorn will be provided, but you are invited to bring other snacks or drinks. No registration needed. Where: West Meeting Room When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Drop-in Chess Club

Drop in to play chess with other adults in a casual atmosphere. We’ll provide the chess sets and will meet at the tables around the Reference Desk on the first floor. Our new chess club is an affiliate of the Illinois Chess Association. When: Monday, November 3rd, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Daniel Tiger Storytime

Take a trip to Jungle Beach with Daniel Tiger and his friends on Thursday, November 6 at 1:00-1:45 p.m. We’ll read stories, make crafts, and watch an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Geared to ages 3-6, but younger children are welcome with an adult. Registration is required.

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Good Reads for Adults

The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki

The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki

Recommended by Beth in Youth Services: A journalist details how Norma Bowe, the professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death, and bereavement at Kean University in New Jersey, shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end. She says: The author describes a popular college […]

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Good Reads for Teens

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Get to know Biddy and Quincy, roommates who graduated from the same high school special ed program, as they both describe their first “real world” experiences in this emotion-packed book.

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Good Reads for Kids

The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin

The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin

They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission and on their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.

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