Archive for October, 2016

Staff Picks

Time for a Switch at Nintendo?

The time has finally come. After months of waiting and waiting, Nintendo finally pulled the NX out from behind its massive curtain of secrecy, and revealed the Nintendo Switch.

The upcoming console slated for release currently in March 2017 has had one of the most bizarre marketing strategies I've ever seen, and so far it appears to be paying off. By not talking about it at all for months, rumors theories have been flying around in their place, and resulted in the most talked about game system announcement I have seen in a long time.

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Pint & Click Podcasts 18 & 19: “Meta” Works and Horror Films

Episode 19: Horror

Tony with special guests Charlie, Fernando and Steven celebrate Halloween by discussing horror films, including Hausu (1977), The Boy (2016) and The VVitch (2015), as well as some of the more general tropes of the genre.

Episode 18: "Meta"

Dave, Tony, and Jami discuss meta media (that is, self-referential works of art) such as Jorge Luis Borges' short story The Garden Of Forking Paths, Kurt Vonnegut's novel Breakfast Of Champions, the documentary film American Movie, and the novel House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

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Happening at the library

Early Voting at the Library

Ready to vote?

Don't want to wait for the polls to open on Election Day?

Come to the library to early vote.

Early voting will he held in Meeting Room A on the first floor. Below are the dates and times.

Monday, October 24 – Saturday, October 29
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sunday, October 30
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, October 31 – Friday, November 4
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 5
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, November 7
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you do decide, instead, to vote on Election Day November 8, 2016, please note  the library is NOT a polling place. 

You must go to your neighborhood designated polling place.  Don't know your polling place?

You can find it via the Your Voter Information link on the Cook County Suburban Election page. Just type in your address.

Another handy place for information is the City of Des Plaines' Election Information page.