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Staff Picks: Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Staff Picks: Fantasy

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.

What We've Found

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?

Staff Picks: Beach Reads

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.