Thursday, July 15, 2004

not-for-profit organizations in the Chicago Ridge Area

The library is compiling a community organization of local not-for-profit organizations.  If you want your organization to be included in this local on-line directory, please contact Stephen Zumbo in the Adult Services Department at the Chicago Ridge Public Library at 423-7753.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

New Fiction On Order For July/August

Call the library at 708-423-7753 to reserve these titles now!

Had a Good Time: Stories from American Postcards by Robert Olen Butler
Hide Yourself Away by Mary Jane Clark
Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936 by Jeffery Deaver
Drive Me Crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey
Almost Like Being in Love by Christina Dodd (pb)
Buried Dreams: A Lewis Cole Mystery by Brendan DuBois
The Big Love by Sarah Dunn
Assassination Day: A Peter Ashton Novel by Clive Egleton
Rain Storm by Barry Eisler
Pyro by Earl Emerson
Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan (pb)
Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank
Dark Voyage by Alan Furst
Dead Water by Barbara Hambly
Cravings by Laurell K. Hamilton et. al. (pb)
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffmann
Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
The Wizard of Karres by Mercedes Lackey
Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Hark!: A Novel of the 87th Precinct by Ed McBain
Slow Kill: A Kevin Kerney Novel by Michael McGarrity
Jackpot by Fern Michaels
Never Look Back by Linda Lael Miller
Five Days in Summer by Kate Pepper (pb)
Visions in Death by J. D. Robb
Scimitar SL-2 by Patrick Robinson
Sandstorm by James Rollins
McNally's Bluff by Lawrence Sanders
The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
Return Engagement: Book One of the Settling Accounts Trilogy by Harry Turtledove
Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader
Afterburn by Zane

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

July Movie Schedule @ the Library

Get out of the heat and join us for a movie (or two) this summer. Popcorn and refreshments are on us.

All movies start at 10:00 AM.

    Friday, July 9 : Cold Mountain
    Friday, July 16 : Girl With A Pearl Earring

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Join the Adult Summer Reading Program

Hit the reading trail this summer at the Chicago Ridge Public Library and win fabulous prizes!

At registration, you will receive a Lewis & Clark bookmark and an opportunity to pick a set of Ravinia Festival lawn tickets. The tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Receive more prizes when you reach 2, 4, 8, and 12 books. Members who reach 12 books get to pick a book from our prize shelf and are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

Next time you are at the library, stop by the Adult Services desk to sign up.

Happy reading...

Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the day--June 16, 1904--upon which all events in James Joyce's Ulyesses take place. According to the official website of the Dublin 2004 Bloomsday Centenary Festival:
"For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses, the world's most highly acclaimed modern novel. �Bloomsday�, as it is now known, has become a tradition for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world."
To read more about the Dublin celebration and about the life and works of James Joyce go to ReJoyce Dublin 2004. Also check out Andrew Lewis Conn's essay about the celebration of this fictional day in this week's Village Voice.

Now, where did I put my half-read copy of Ulysses...

Monday, May 17, 2004

Did you know you can register to vote or update your voter registration information online? Just click above. Your vote matters!

Book Stack Displays

Next time you visit the Library's Adult Services Department, look for books displayed on the ends of rows of shelves. These books have been selected by the Librarians becouse of current events, seasonal or other topical interests. You are welcome to check out any book you see on these displays!

Steve, Reference Librarian

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Librarian for a day? How about librarian for life! Join the won't regret it!
Be a Librarian for a Day!

Want a chance to express what Chicago Ridge Public Library means to you?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a librarian?

Participate in the Woman's Day magazine and American Library Association essay contest to "Be a Librarian for a Day!" In 700 words or less, let Woman's Day know what your library means to you and why you'd like to be a librarian for a day. Two readers will be chosen to be librarian for a day at their local library and will be featured in an uncoming issue of Woman's Day. Entries must be received by May 3, 2004 Noon ET. Go to Woman's Day for more information.