What's Happening @ The Library...
Banned Books Week 2016
Celebrate your freedom to read with Banned Books Week! The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week is September 25- October 1, with a special emphasis on celebrating diversity. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982 in schools, bookstores and libraries.
Visit both library locations to see our Banned Books displays and find out why certain books were banned. You can also visit the American Library Association's website here to get more information, including the most frequently banned books and a listing of banned books by year.
Hamilton Bus Trip- FULL
Our bus trip to see Hamilton in Chicago on November 1st is now FULL. The wait list is also now full.
For attendees, waivers are due by October 28th. The bus leaves promptly at 5:30pm from the Channahon Library (show starts at 7:30pm, approximate return time is 11:45pm). For more details, please visit our Events Calendar.
Library Card Sign-up Month- September 2016
To celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month and our 40th Anniversary, we are sending you on an adventure! Come to the library and pickup our library adventure checklist, or download the form here starting September 1st, to get started. Answer questions and complete tasks relating to the resources at our Library, and you get a chance to win prizes, such as an iPad Mini, Brookfield Zoo Tickets and other great stuff!
To Participate, simply:
1) Fill out your information on the form
2) Complete your age group's designated number of tasks
3) Turn in the form to either location before 6pm on September 30th
*As a bonus, everyone who comes in to checkout during September will get a holder for your library card (while supplies last)!
Classic Monster Mash
Steven Frenzel returns for his famous movie presentations, looking at the greatest moments and stories from classic monster films. Spend Halloween with Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more bone-chilling villains in this delightfully creepy celebration of classic movie monsters! All ages welcome. Registration Required.
Saturday, October 8
1-2pm, Minooka Branch
Meredith Meder of Chomp Shop Cheese will be here to talk about traditional cheese styles, milk types and basic flavor profiles of cheese. In this introductory class designed to get your taste buds jumping, there will be tastings and water available. Registration Required.
Saturday, October 15
1-2:30pm, Minooka Branch
Alexander Hamilton: The American Rags to Riches Story
Born in the Caribbean out of wedlock and abandoned as a child, Alexander Hamilton started his life with the humblest of beginnings. Performer Terry Lynch returns to the library with his embodiment of one of our Founding Fathers to answer the question: How did a hardscrabble orphan from the West Indies grow into one of the most important men in America? Come and learn more about this historical figure that has become a musical sensation! Registration is required.
Wednesday, October 19
Minooka Branch, 6-7pm