With our Summer Reading Club coming to an end, keep your kids reading by showing stories can come to life with a little imagination. How? Start by cooking!
Archive for 07/2015
Self-help books have been around for a long time. Readers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will remember Mr. Collins reading aloud from Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women. It was a late 18th and early 19th century book that advises women on how to conduct their lives.
Since then the self-help book industry has grown exponentially. When someone asks me to recommend a self-help book, I try to consider what they are really looking for? Inspiration, healing, self-improvement or general guidance of personal conduct? Here is the way I think about self-help books. First, by the background of the author and second by the focus of the book.
For about a year now, through Hoopla, the Des Plaines library has offered patrons digital access to more than 300,000 movies, TV shows, music albums, and audiobooks. Now Hoopla has comic books and ebooks too.
A dream came true last fall. All our ebooks from Overdrive MyMediaMall became integrated into our catalog.
In high school I had blue streaked hair, a big mouth (it earned me a suspension from this library), and a serious love of punk music. I spent most of my weekends at local shows or in a friend’s garage listening to NOFX and Catch 22.