One Author, One Community
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.
Ashton Place, 341 75th St., Willowbrook

Twelve area libraries are partnering to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout. She is the author of popular titles Olive Kitteridge and Amy and Isabelle, and her newest book, My Name Is Lucy Barton, was released in early 2016. Join us for a moderated discussion, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing. Register at
Library Cards Open Doors

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and throughout it we'll be showing you the many ways in which having a library card can open doors to exploration, inspiration, and endless save you money! Follow us on Facebook for ways to put your library card to good use that go well beyond borrowing books.

Don't have a library card? This September, kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids and a kid-sized book bag. Those renewing their card will get a temporary tattoo featuring Ippo, the library's mascot. Adults who sign up for a library card or renew an expired one during September will get IPPL BUCK$ redeemable for fines and rentals.
Library Anywhere App

Do you use our Library Anywhere app? If so, please note that we will be discontinuing its use on Oct. 1. We are currently investigating other apps for searching our catalog, and hope to introduce a new product this winter. In the meantime, you can use the library's website,, which is mobile responsive for ease of use on devices such as smartphones and tablets. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Sept. 16 is Read an eBook Day

Ebooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. If you've never tried reading an ebook before, Sept. 16 is the perfect day to give it a try and discover the joys of digital reading on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Get started at
Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Learn to speak Pirate - or more than 70 other languages - with Mango Languages. Use your computer or download the app to your smartphone or tablet to explore foreign languages, American Sign Language, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Plus, the auto play feature on mobile now works with Bluetooth controls to play, pause, and skip lessons, just like music tracks. Get started here.
Home School STEM
Home School STEM
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homeschooling families with children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for a tour, stories, and STEM activities. Register here using each child's name.
Resume Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to write an eye-catching and informative resume. We'll cover format, function, and descriptions, as well as an overview of library resources. Register here.
Get Job Search Help with Brainfuse JobNow

Download a resume template then use the Resume Lab to receive expert analysis of your resume. Or read tips on successful interviewing then get live interview coaching from 2-11 p.m. daily. Plus browse other career, resume, and interview resources 24/7 with Brainfuse JobNow. Use your library card to get started.
Programs through Sept. 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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