March is Women's History Month - a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women to our country's history and to our world today. Here are some of our staff's choices for books and movies that are all about the female experience and empowering women.
Our branches in Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates offer unique extensions of our Library services in convenient, welcoming neighborhood locations. Staff at our branches especially pride themselves on getting to know patrons very well and creating a strong sense of community.
Enjoy this outdoor exhibit from the team at You Are Beautiful, reminding us to be kind to one another and find the things that connect us. The installation will be on the Central Library's east lawn March - May, 2024.
The goal of the work is to create positivity in the world and for those who pass by the statue to become active participants with the piece, taking photos and sharing in the enjoyment.
The installation is a part of our Mental Health May initiative. Check out these related programs:
It's February, Valentine's Day is coming up and love is in the air. Take a look at our staff's top picks for romance books and movies to enjoy this month.
It's tax season!
If you're looking for filing help, there are options available, often for free dependent on your income level. We've compiled a list of some helpful sources.
The theme for Black History Month 2024 is African Americans and the Arts. Our staff are helping you commemorate this month with their picks for books by Black authors and movie by Black directors or Black screenwriters.
New year, new you! A new year is a great time to hit the reset button for yourself, tackle some goals or try something new. With that in mind, check out our staff's top picks for books and movies all about starting fresh or second chances.
National Science Fiction Day is on January 2. Find your favorite bot, hop aboard the nearest space ship and settle in with our staff's favorite sci-fi books and movies.
We took a look at the books and movies that came out in 2023 to see what's been the most popular among our patrons. Did your top pick make our Top 10 of 2023 list?
The end of the year means lots of "best of" lists... and here's ours! We asked our staff for their favorite books and movies of 2023. Take a look and add some of these titles to your to-read or to-watch list.