If you liked Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, why not try ...
“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program…”
Of the many adaptations of H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic The War of the Worlds (1897), one of the most written about is the 1938 live radio adaptation by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air. Instead of Martians attacking Victorian England, the 23-year-old Welles set the story in modern day, with newscasters interrupting a music program to describe death and destruction spreading across New Jersey and New York.
Read our 2017-2018 Annual Report for a roundup of Library services, including the refresh of our Fiction room, the launch of our Volunteer Squad, and the addition of mobile hotspots to our circulating collection.
By the numbers:
- 2,557,574 items checked out
- 59,070 registered borrowers
- 988,457 visitors
- 86,813 attendees at 3,233 programs
- 198,690 WiFi sessions
To make the best use of Teen Place and in order to offer more evening programs to teens, Teen Place hours will change beginning Oct. 1.
The hours will be:
- Weekdays: 2-10 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sundays: Noon – 9 p.m.
The book collection outside Teen Place is always available for browsing, and feel free to grab a title from inside if that's what you need. Just please don't use the equipment when the area isn't staffed.
Woodfield Mall has undergone many changes over the years, but if you've been around long enough, you probably remember the aquariums.
There were tanks at Center Court in a tunnel beneath the fountain, complete with music piped in.
That music had a name: "Fish Music," appropriately enough.
Your pick goes here!
Maria Semple, Gabrielle Zevin, John Irving ... whoever your favorite author may be, pass on your recommendation to anyone who walks into the Library.
Geronimo was born to the Bedonkohe band of the Apache on June 16, 1829 in modern-day New Mexico, then part of Mexico. Geronimo was said to be a naturally gifted hunter. One story reports that, as a boy, he swallowed the heart of his first kill in order to ensure a life of success on the chase.
Read on for some recommended titles from our collection.
Another summer ending, another successful Summer Challenge!
We had an amazing number of participants - 3,698! - who read almost 150,000 minutes and more than 2,200 books!
Roxanne Gay, Celeste Ng, Mohsin Hamid. Diversify what you read!
Diverse Reads is all about reading books you wouldn’t normally choose to read. Challenge yourself to read something new, whether that’s a different genre or a book by an author whose background is different from your own.
Download a BINGO card to track your reading. Every time you earn a BINGO you will earn an entry into a drawing for bookish goodies.