Join our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with events honoring the history and culture of the Hispanic community. Attend our Day of the Dead celebration, join us for a history lesson on Pre-Columbian America: The Aztecs, Maya & Incas, or kids can attend a dance fiesta. Unable to make it to one of our programs? Participate virtually by submitting a photo of your loved ones for our Community Ofrenda or check out our staff picks below for some books and movies by Hispanic authors/directors.
Sept. 22 is Hobbit Day! (Yes, it's totally a thing and we're here for it!) The day marks the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. We're taking the opportunity to have our staff tell us their favorite fantasy books and movies so we can share them with you.
In this review, we're focusing on our 2021-22 fiscal year – that's July 2021 through June 2022. It's been a year of innovation, future planning and forward progress at our Library.
Sept. 20 is National Voter Registration Day, so we've put together a short list of voting-related sites to help make sure your voice is heard. Go vote!
You may have seen the NPR article making the rounds on social media lately, all about a librarian in Oakland who collects items she has found in books returned to the library where she works. This prompted us to check in with our team and ask: what have we found in books and items returned here at Schaumburg Library?
Happy 6oth anniversary ... to us! In celebration of our six decades of serving the community, we've asked our staff to pick their favorite books and movies from all the way back to 1962.
Work hard, play hard! As much as we love the Library, we also love to get away for a bit and head to the beach. But we'll never miss an opportunity to bring along a little light reading, which means we've got some perfect beach read (or poolside if that's your preference) recommendations. We've tossed in some movie picks, too, for when you need some downtime out of the sun.
Audiobooks are fantastic when you're traveling, taking a walk or even doing work around the house. And with eAudiobooks, it's super easy to listen on your phone wherever you are. Here are some of our staff's favorite audiobooks to get you started. (And yes, audiobooks totally count as reading!)
Summer learning loss is real - but it's not all bad news.
There's a lot of information — and misinformation — when it comes to COVID-19 and the vaccine. We've pulled together a list of resources to help you access information about testing locations and vaccine registration. Please keep in mind that information changes rapidly.
We carefully read through all the amazing entries and have selected the winners of the 2022 Poetry Contest.
Whether you're a mom, love your mom, or have a mother figure in your life, we've put together some staff picks ahead of Mother's Day (with a few not-so-great moms or moms with complicated relationships in the mix, too).
The school year is winding down and it seems like a great time to voice our appreciation for the teachers in our lives. In recognition of National Teachers Day on May 2, we're showing a little love for educators with a list of books and movies about them.