Friday, September 7, 2012
The Job Searching Strategies class, set for 7 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room B, will help attendees learn how to use not only the Internet to search for jobs, but also how to use some of the library’s resources to research employers and company informa
Looking for a job? Let the Lisle Library help. Adults are invited to attend the Job Searching Strategies, Part I class, set for at 7 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room B, and learn how to use not only the Internet to search for jobs, but also how to use some of the library’s resources to research employers and company information. The class will focus on Internet sites to search for jobs, how to upload a resumé and researching company information using Business & Company Resource Center and Reference USA. Part II of the class will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, also in Meeting Room B. That class will focus on the library’s newest resource, Job and Career Accelerator. Attendees do not need to have taken Job Searching Strategies Part I to …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Here is a list of what's not happening today.
Reminder, here's a list of what is closed on Monday, Labor Day: Village Hall Closed The Village of Lisle will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Village's non-emergency departments and services will reopen on Tuesday. Garbage Pick-Up Schedule Changed In observance of Labor Day, the village's refuse and recycling hauler, Republic Services/Allied Waste, will operate on a holiday schedule. Monday's residential curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will occur on Tuesday. Tuesday's regular collection will be completed on Wednesday. Library Closed The Lisle Library is closed Monday. It resumes regular hours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. County Health Centers Closed The DuPage County Health Department’s Public Health …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Lisle Library will be offering e-readers pre-loaded by genre, according to this Daily Herald report.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The RE/MAX balloon will assist kids in kicking off this year's summer reading program. Participants barreled through more than 17,000 books last summer!
The Lisle Library District is prepared to launch its summer reading program on June 20. To celebrate, the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will help the library present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. Their balloon crew will be present at Lisle Community Park, east of the soccer fields near Route 53/Lincoln Avenue and Short Street, at 7 p.m. on June 20. Approximately 200 students are expected to attend the presentation and learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved, according to release from RE/MAX. They also will see a demonstration on how the balloon functions. If weather permits, the balloon envelope will …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Hunger Games is third on the Top 10 list for 2011. The book has been criticized for being anti-ethnic, anti-family and insensitive and for its offensive language, occult/satanic message and incidents of violence.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. The list is part of the ALA’s 2012 State of America’s Libraries Report, released April 9 in conjunction with National Library Week (April 8 – 14). The report included a a statement that publishers are limiting library e-book lending. According to the report, the rapid growth of e-books has stimulated increasing demand for them in libraries, but libraries only have limited access to e-books because of restrictions placed on their use by publishers. Macmillan Publishing, Simon and Schuster and Hachette Book Group refused to sell e-books to libraries. HarperCollins imposed an arbitrary 26 loans per e-book license, …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Area libraries plan events to encourage patrons to bond over one book.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Join your neighbors and transport yourself to Paris of the 1920s. The experience is being sponsored by The Big Read, a cooperative effort by 10 area libraries to encourage their patrons to read the same book to promote reading, spark discussion and build community. In addition to the Lisle Library District, participating libraries are Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Indian Prairie, La Grange, La Grange Park, Thomas Ford in Western Springs, Westmont and Woodridge. The book for the eighth annual event is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. In The Paris Wife, McLain uses the voice of Hadley Richardson, the first of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives, to capture a remarkable time period and a love affair fueled by ambition and betrayal. As …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
James F. Jackson is ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the library and is barred from entering the establishment.
Updated: Oct. 27, 4:56 p.m. A Glen Ellyn man admitted this week that he stole items from the Lisle Library District less than two months after his arrest. James F. Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in an agreement with DuPage County prosecutors. He was sentenced to two years of probation, to $2,500 in restitution to the library and to serve 122 days in DuPage County Jail with credits for time served that allowed him to be released earlier this week, court records show. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped four other theft counts against Jackson, who is also barred from the library. Jackson was arrested in August after a four-month investigation into the disappearance of books, DVDs and other library materials. …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Steven Layne will appear at the Lisle Library, and Schiescher and Tate Woods schools on Sept. 27.
District 202 and the Lisle Library District have collaborated to bring author and educator Steven Layne to the area for three presentations this week. According to a release from the school district, Layne is an award-winning author who has published over twenty books for children, teens, adults and educators. He will share some of the 'behind the scenes' details of his writing, as well as conduct a Q&A session with students. Layne will be speaking with students at Schiesher and Tate Woods schools. The library's youth services department is sponsoring his appearance at the library on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public. Learn more about the author here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
One 6-year-old completed 279 books this summer! How did other top Lisle Library participants fare this year?
Introducing our first set of Whiz Kids for the school year! Throughout the summer Patch kept you updated on how many residents were involved in the Lisle Library's summer reading program. Kid and teen participants devoured more than 16,000 books over the course of just a few months—that comes out to nearly 13 books per child! If that makes you feel like a lazy reader, check out the real go-getters. The following students completed at least 50 books each. They are the summer's top readers, based on information provided by the library. Congratulations! 1. JoAnna Hatch, age 6 Books read: 279 2. Melisa Ilkhan, age 10 Books read: 235 3. Aras Kaufman, age 7 Books read: 175 4. Megan Ganchow, age 3 Books read: 161 5. Celine Lenton, age 9 Books …
Monday, September 19, 2011
James Jackson faces a possible prison sentence if convicted.
The Glen Ellyn man accused of stealing books and other items from the Lisle Library pleaded not guilty on Monday to five felony theft counts. James F. Jackson, who remains in DuPage County Jail on $25,000 bail, appeared briefly before Judge John Kinsella to enter the plea. Kinsella explained to Jackson that, if convicted of any the theft charges, he could receive probation or receive at least one year in prison. Jackson was arrested in August after a four-month investigation into the disappearance of books, DVDs and other library materials. Authorities previously said Jackson sold some of the items online, but have not publicly described everything found in Jackson's apartment. Library officials also have said Jackson worked as an after-…