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War of the Worlds Reads

“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.

New Teen Place Hours

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.

Fish Music

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.

On her History of Schaumburg Township blog, Local History Librarian Jane Rozek dives into how the music was created. Read on

Geronimo Reads

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.

Diverse Reads

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.