Foundation Fundraiser to Feature Whole Foods Market Wine, Miskatonic Beer

It's not too late to get your tickets for Dancing in the Spooky Stacks, the IPPL Foundation's unique fundraising event featuring an after-hours library performance by The Neverly Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m. 

A costume contest, cash bar, and light snacks will be available. Wine is being provided by Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, and beer is being provided by Darien's Miskatonic Brewing Company. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

Tickets are available for purchase at the library or by calling the Checkout Desk at (630) 887-8760. Tickets are $20 each and 25% off if you buy four or more (while supplies last). VIP tickets (limited quantity) are $50 and include a meet and greet with the band, reserved seating with a full view of the stage, an autographed event poster signed by the band, and two beverage tickets.

Proceeds will be used to support children's literacy and learning. Visit for information. 
Thank you to our event sponsors:

"Silver Spirit" Silver Level Sponsor
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Beer Sponsor
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Ca$h in the Cauldron
 Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
Community Bank of Willowbrook
Conklin Accounting & Tax Services (630/325-8800)
Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP
VISOgraphic, Inc.

Want to be a sponsor? It's not too late! 
Click here for the flyer and form.  
Digital Media Equipment Available

IPPL cardholders can now checkout digital media equipment for in-library use to create movies, music, and more. The following equipment is available for checkout at the Computer Help Desk:
  • Apple MacBook Pro Laptop
  • Canon Rebel T3i 18MP DSLR Camera with Tripod 
    (video and photo capabilities)
  • Video Microphone
  • USB Microphone
  • Photography/Video Lighting Kit
  • Drawing Tablet
S&P 101

A representative from Standard & Poor's will demonstrate how to navigate the new interface of S&P NetAdvantage on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7-8 p.m. Find business and investment information online, including stock reports, company profiles, and mutual fund reports. Register here
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Blogging with Tumblr

Learn how to use the social media site Tumblr on Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. We'll cover how to start a blog, create and share content, manage posts, and gain a following. Register here
Catalog Tips & Tricks

Learn all about the new and improved library catalog on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m. We'll show you how to check out ebooks directly from the catalog and sign up for text notifications. Register here.
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Cool Compositions Contest for Teens

Calling all teen writers! Submit poems, short stories, and/or song lyrics for our Cool Compositions Contest. Entry forms are available at and at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk. The entry deadline is Nov. 1. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each category, and winners will be announced on Nov. 10 during An Evening with A. S. King. King, the bestselling author of Ask the Passengers and Please Ignore Vera Dietz, will discuss writing, her books, and the life of an author at a 7 p.m. program. 

The library's 10th annual Write-on Teen Literary Festival is sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation. To learn more about Write-on, read our fall newsletter cover story
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New for Kids: Write-on Jr. 

Kids in grades 5 and 6 can share the buzz of the 10th anniversary of the Write-on Teen Literary Festival. Introducing Write-On Jr.! Kids can submit poetry and short stories for a chance to win Barnes & Noble gift cards. There will be one winner in each category. Entries are due Nov. 1. Winning entries will be contacted by Nov. 13. Application forms are available here (scroll to bottom of page). 
Programs Through Oct. 20

At the time this list is published, there are still openings in these programs. Each program is linked to its description and registration form (when required). Drop-in programs have an asterisk (*).

Teal: Kids & Families
Blue: Mid-Kids
Purple: Teens
Red: Adults
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