Leaf Peeping

The days are getting shorter, which means chlorophyll production in trees is slowing. This lets the true colors of leaves come through. During the next few weeks, Fall colors will be everywhere. Whether you want to see the local showing or plan to take a leaf peeping trip, it helps to have an idea of when the best time to catch colors at their peak will be. This interactive Fall Foliage map from Smokymountains.com might help. You can view the predicted September through November progression of colors throughout the country.

Library Resources on Impeachment

With talk of impeachment in the news, some of you may be interested in doing research on the topic.  We have many books and a few e-journal articles you can find here.  You can also search for articles through many of our database categories like government information, history, military information, and news.  Also, you will find information in a few of our multiple subject databases like Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, MasterFILE, and SIRS Researcher. 

If you need any help, please ask a librarian. 

Here Are the Record Breaking Spawn #300 and #301 Issues

Spawn is officially in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest running independent comic in history. Read the record breaking #300 and #301 issues by clicking the links to Hoopla!

Spawn #300

Spawn #301

If you are not familiar with background of Spawn, watch this origin video.

If You Like The Twilight Zone, Then You’ll Love W. Maxwell Prince’s Ice Cream Man

If you took the best of the Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, and Black Mirror  you just might come close to the brilliance of W. Maxwell Prince’s Ice Cream Man.  This is existential horror and dread at its finest.  Read the first three volumes (12 issues) of this new Image Comics series in time for Halloween. You won’t be disappointed.

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles

Ice Cream Man Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan

Ice Cream Man Vol. 3: Hopscotch Mélange

10-11-19: Access Issues with ProQuest Databases Off-Campus–Temp Solution Provided

Library users are currently experiencing issues with the following ProQuest databases when trying to access them from off-campus. Please use the links provided to access these databases while we work with our vendor to fix the issue. If you have any questions or need assistance, please Ask a Librarian.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Historical

Criminal Justice Database

New York Times

New York Times Historical

US Major Dailies

Nancy Drew

Tonight, the CW Television Network premieres it’s newest teen drama series based on the classic adventures of Nancy Drew, teen detective. Enjoy the original novels by Carolyn Keene (and her many ghostwriters) here at the library!

Nancy also occasionally teams up with the Hardy Boys to solve cases, which you can read about in the comic series available through Hoopla!

If you want something to compare to the new CW series, Nancy Drew also starred in another television series, which can be streamed through the library.

Learn everything about what Nancy has accomplished, how she came to be, and the women who created her in Girl Sleuth.

And finally, if you want to solve mysteries like Nancy, check out Her Interactive for a series of immersive, first-person games where you get to play as Nancy Drew! The newest game in the series, Midnight in Salem, is available for pre-order on October 15th!

Anniversary of “Little Women”

“Little Women” Coming to theaters in December

On October 1st, 1868, Louisa May Alcott published the classic coming of age novel, “Little Women.”

Over the course of it’s 150 year life, “Little Women” has seen many incarnations. From the original novel to the silver screen, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March have captivated readers and audiences with their supportive sisterhood and vivid imaginations.

For access to the ebook, audiobook, musical soundtrack, movies, and more, check out the material available on our library catalog.

Greta Gerwig, acclaimed director of 2017’s “Lady Bird,” will be directing the latest version of “Little Women,” which will be coming to theaters this December. You can watch “Lady Bird” on DVD or stream it through the library website.

It’s finally October!

If you’re like me, you’ve been eagerly waiting the yearly onslaught of pumpkin-themed products and Halloween decorations. While I feel it’s never really too early to spookify your life, we have now entered the socially acceptable time to do so. Here are some great ways to get into the season:

You can get pumped up for fall by training for the Moraine Valley Halloween 5K. Proceeds from the race go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides scholarships to students. You’ve got 26 days to get in shape! 

The Moraine Valley Flute Choir will be presenting Sounds that Go Bump in the Night on October 11th. Spooky flute music is a great way to get into the season! 

The library also has some great books and movies to curl up with this month:

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Does it matter?

Find out what happens when four vampires share an apartment in What We Do in the Shadows.

Death by Pumpkin Spice: Can you really ever have too much pumpkin spice? This murder mystery might shed some light on the answer.

In the Addams Family Halloween Special, the original spooky family is back together AND in color!

And finally, if you need something supernatural to binge watch this month try Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season One. We have seasons one through seven!