More September Staff Picks!

Magan, Adult Services Manager, chose Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore. Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She might let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.

Susan, Youth Services Manager chose Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over.

Deb, Tech Services Manager, chose A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

The Bradleys see the world as a place where miracles are possible, and where nothing is more important than family. This is their story.
It is the story of Ian Bradley—husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop—and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy.

Book Club- Empires of Light

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Join Curiouser & Curiouser, our nonfiction book club, as they discuss Jill Jonnes’ Empires of Light on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm.

In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. 

Pick up your copy at the circulation desk today!

Upcoming Program- Blogging For Beginners

Register online or at the reference desk to attend this class on Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm. We’ll teach you the basics of creating a blog and will provide an overview of some of the most popular blogging sites, like Blogger, Wordpress, and Tumblr. Let anyone interested know- this event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Author Events!

Lucy Knisley discusses her new travel memoir, An Age of License

1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, Challenger’s Comics

Friday, September 26th at 7pm

John Porcellino signs and discusses his new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite

1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, Quimby’s Books

Saturday, September 27th at 7pm

Stan Banash discusses his book, Roadside Attractions of Illinois

7419 W. Madison, Forest Park, Centuries & Sleuths

Saturday October 4th 2pm

Our food for fines week is still going strong! Pay off your overdue fines with non-perishable, undamaged and unexpired canned or boxed food items that will go to the Forest Park Food Bank. Each item is worth $1 in credit for library fines, and is only available to local cardholders. Now through the end of the day on Saturday, September 27th! Help us feed the hungry!

Our food for fines week is still going strong! Pay off your overdue fines with non-perishable, undamaged and unexpired canned or boxed food items that will go to the Forest Park Food Bank. Each item is worth $1 in credit for library fines, and is only available to local cardholders. Now through the end of the day on Saturday, September 27th! Help us feed the hungry!

Join our movie club for screenings from classic Hollywood almost every Friday at 1:30pm! This Friday, September 26th, we’ll be showing the classic, Bell, Book, and Candle.

Meet Gillan Holroyd (Kim Novak), Greenwich Village’s most seductive sorceress. Powerful, glamorous,and a wee bit bored, Gillian knows that witches can’t fall in love. But they can have fun… especially if their lover belongs to another woman! So when Gillian discovers handsome new neighbor Shep Henderson (James Stewart) is the fiance of an old college nemesis (Janice Rule), she promptly puts the befuddled publisher under her spell. But while her sex hex may have heated up Shep’s heart, it hasalso unthawed her own, leading to a romantic complication that not even Pyewacket, Gillian’s mind-reading cat, could have foreseen. Presented in eye popping Technicolor transfer that beautifully captures James Wong Howe’s stunning cinematography, BELL, BOOK and CANDLE co-starring Jack Lemmon, ErnieKovacs, Hermione Gingold and Elsa Lanchester is “a delightful spoof on witchcraft with the cast members at their very best.” 

Upcoming Class: eBooks & More!

Downloading eBooks and audiobooks can be confusing, we know. With so many different devices out there, it can be hard to keep up!

This helpful workshop, eBooks & More, at the library on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm can help folks learn how to browse and check out free audiobooks and eBooks from the library’s collection. A Forest Park Library card is required to check out these materials. Register online or at the Reference Desk!