With the theater release of Captain Marvel only one week away and C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) later in March, now is the perfect time to learn more about Marvel Studios' Carol Danvers and her place in the Avengers.
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Is there a better way to welcome fall than with a crispy apple pie? How about 5 of them?!
Over the weekend, teens sampled this seasonal favorite from Jewel, Mariano’s, Lilac Bakery, Balkan Bakery and Scrumptious by Hira, then voted on their favorites. Teens did not know which bakeries were provided until after the vote! Categories included crust consistency and taste, filling consistency and taste, fruit texture and taste, smell and appearance.
What kind of person doesn't like pizza? A weirdough! Teens took their task of pizza taste testing very seriously at our Pizza Taste Test event over the weekend!
Here's how it went: Teens entered the room where they took plates of cheese pizza. Each pizza slice was assigned a number and the teens filled out a rating scale for each sample. The rating scale included: dough consistency, sauce consistency, cheese texture, smell, dough taste, sauce taste, cheese taste, and appearance. The pizza contenders were: Aurelio's, Rosati's, Jet's, Zak's, Old Town and Domino's.
We're celebrating mom and grandma at Helen Plum Library in honor of Mother's Day on Sun, May 13. Join us for crafts, or check out a book or movie to keep the fun going!
Thu, May 3 at 7pm
Can’t think of anything to give to your amazing mom or grandma? Stop in–we’ll have plenty of supplies to make something she’ll appreciate.
We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible and organized teen volunteers to assist with this year’s summer reading program— Libraries Rock. Interested? Download the details and an application form here! Applications are due by Tue, May 1.
Requirements to Volunteer:
April is National Poetry Month, and to kick things off, we give you a haiku:
Throughout the month of April, readers are invited to take the “Reading Without Walls Challenge”. Renowned graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the Library of Congress’s 2016–2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, initiated this challenge to encourage people to read beyond their usual choices. The challenge is fun and simple. Choose one of the following three options:
We're clearing out our shelves to make room for all the great new 2018 magazines! The sale will go from Friday, March 23 to Monday, April 23. Each magazine bundle is $5. You can find the magazines for sale in the Used Book Sale section of the Library, which is West of the main lobby near the new adult books. Want a sneak peek? Here's a list of what's available!
Have you tried the new RBdigital magazine app? You can browse, check out and read your favorite magazines for free with your Helen Plum Library card! Click here to see our 33 current digital magazine titles through RBdigital.