Team Blonde is a locally owned and operated eco-spa and boutique in Forest Park, specializing in environmentally friendly skin and hair care, as well as nail care and massage treatments.

Started by two close friends and college roommates, Team Blonde also sells gifts and offers group packages, wedding packages, and much more. Check out their new look at their store, at 7442 W. Madison in Forest Park! Treat yourself!

We believe small business is a large part of what makes Forest Park a great community to live and work. If you know of a local business you’d like featured here, contact Maureen at

Join our classic cinema club for spooky movies this fall! On Friday, October 17th at 1:30pm we’ll be showing The Haunting directed by Robert Wise.

A group is introduced to the supernatural through a 90-year old New England haunted house. Be prepared for hair-raising results in this classic horror film!

Staff Picks- DVDs!

Maureen, Instruction Librarian, chose Paris, Texas directed by Wim Wenders

A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out to locate the mother of the child, who left shortly after the man disappeared.

Diane, Outreach Librarian chose Taken directed by Pierre Morel

After reluctantly agreeing to let his 17-year-old daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), go to France with her best friend, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is horrified to hear that she is kidnapped by an Albanian gang whose specialty is prostitution rings. With only 96 hours to go before he’ll never find her again, Bryan rushes to France to save her. As a former CIA agent, he has all the skills necessary to rescue her - if he can only find her.

Mike, Library Monitor, chose Her directed by Spike Jonze

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.