Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sign up for Craft Lab


Get creative in the library's Craft Lab, Recycled Winter Crafts, on Tuesday, December 23 at 2 p.m.. Use glue, paint, glitter, cotton balls, and fake snow to transform "junk" into art!

What could you make out of burnt out light bulbs, bottle caps, fabric, and ribbon scraps?

A snowman? A reindeer? Something colorful? Something cool?

Please register online or by calling the Information Desk at 847-428-3661 (press 3).

Upcoming Craft Labs:

Monday, January 19: Duct Tape Crafts
Monday, February 16: Sharpie Mugs

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Bite: "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle" by John Green


“I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose.”

- "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle" by John Green in Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (2008)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Book Bite: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll


“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'” 

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (1865)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Bite: "The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson


“Debbie had to get up and slice me a thick piece of cake before she could answer. And I do mean thick. Harry Potter volume seven thick. I could have knocked out a burglar with this piece of cake. Once I tasted it, though, it seemed just the right size.”

- "The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson in Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (2008)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Book Bite: "Looking for Alaska"


“I hated cranberry sauce, but for some reason my mom persisted in her lifelong belief that it was my very favorite food, even though every single Thanksgiving I politely declined to include it on my plate.” 

- Looking for Alaska by John Green (2005)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Bite: "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver


“My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once.”
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver (2011)