Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 

Last chance 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, this 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 spookystacks.ippl.info 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)

Want to be a sponsor? It's not too late! 
Click here for the flyer and form.  
Halloween on hoopla

Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just settling in for some family fun, hoopla has a mix of entertainment for all ages.

Looking for family-friendly Halloween fun? Instantly download movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics suitable for all ages.

Looking for Halloween horrors? Instantly download scary movies, musicaudiobooks, and comics guaranteed to haunt the night.  

Whatever you want to conjure up this year, you'll always be able to find it on hoopla, our on-demand digital media service. There are no waiting lists - titles are ALWAYS available. To learn how to instantly borrow free music, movies, TV shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics 24/7 with your library card, visit our eLibrary
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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
Wattpad & More: Sharing Your Stories Online

Learn how to make your stories better and share them online on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by local writers Amanda Gibson and Meredith Ferrill. Register here. 

This program is part of the Write-on Teen Literary Festival and sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation.
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Cool Compositions Contest for Teens

Calling all teen writers! There is still time to submit poems, short stories, and/or song lyrics for our Cool Compositions Contest. Entry forms are available at writeon.ippl.info 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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Write-on Jr. Contest for Kids

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. 27

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 (*).

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Blue: Mid-Kids
Purple: Teens
Red: Adults
401 Plainfield Rd. | Darien, IL 60561 | 630/887-8760 | ippl@ippl.info | ippl.info
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  | Sunday 1-5 p.m.
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