JULY 1st Exciting News..... eReadIllinois is available for the Big Rock Library. Call the Library or stop in and meet with Annie to get your device set up.
Big Rock Library Magic Wall link to Magic Wall
TO ACESS THE MAGIC WALL:
Go to brlib.axis360.baker-taylor.com and click “Login” in the upper right corner. You will be prompted to fill in your library card number, then some basic information. You will need to download the Axis 360 app to your device. Please note that e-books are not compatible with first generation Kindles.
TO ACESS THE BIG ROCK LIBRARY ONLINE
Big Rock Library link to Big Rock Library Catalog on line
In August, ResourceMate, the company that handles the library data, has the Big Rock Library catalog ONLINE. (Yes, we do have one copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.) You will be allowed to put books on hold and request to renew things you have already checked out. This is a giant leap for us. Now you can log in online at your convenience to check for materials. We want the library to be available to you wherever you are.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
STORY TIME - Currently on Thursday 10:45 am on 1st & 3rd Thursday. Next Story Times on January 5th, January 19th, February 2nd, and February 16th
STEALTH HEALTH - February & March third Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, Virginia Waterstreet, Health Coach at Big Rock Park District.
Feb 15th - Part 1 - Learn how to easily make a delicious, nutritious soup - no recipe needed! Part 2 on March 15th: Bone Broth and beyond!
STEALTH HEALTH Wellness Classes coming to the Library on Third Tuesday at 7pm. April 18th - Spring Cleaning (non-toxic) DIY.
May 16th - Sugar Blues - Kicking the Sugar Habit
June 20th - Smoothies and Juicing
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - Last Monday of every other month at 6:30 pm. Schedule will continue on January 30th and March 27th
ONE BOOK GROUP - Our newest book group will only discuss one book and will meet on the Last Thursday of every other month at 6:30 pm. by will be discussed on February 23rd. next One Book Club will be on December 30th.
NATIVE AMERICAN AND NATURAL HISTORY DISPLAY - continues upstairs at the Library during Library hours. The "Sacred Pipe" display will be dismantled soon.
BIG ROCK GENEALOGY & HISTORY QUESTIONS - contact Email or phone 630-698-0626
Next BIG BOOK SALE will be held on
2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM, "Build a Better World"
KNITTING FOR A CAUSE - Knitting for Your Cause is an informal chance to get together to make items for charity - - hats, scarves or gloves for the homeless, cancer caps, or baby blankets for hospitals, etc.. Our Thursday evening volunteers is willing to teach people to knit if you've always wanted to learn to knit. We have a yarn donation to use for whatever cause you choose to do. It's a social time to enjoy conversation and meet your neighbors. If you are interested in this activity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call theLibrary at 630-556-3604 for more information.
For the Younger children has been changed to 1st and 3rd Thursday morning at 10:45 am. Come enjoy a story or two, a craft, and an indoor or outdoor parade with shakers, tambourines, and bells. Library cards not required to take part. Join the fun!!! Next Story Time will be January 5th, January 19th, February 2md and February 16th
We will be continue to have a "Book Review". Just bring in your favorite book and review it. The Book Discussion will be every other month on the last Monday, January 30th and March 27th. When trying to decide what to read next, the library feels these books bits (good & bad) will give participants some ideas for what to read next. We will be discussing any book that you have enjoyed - Fiction or Non-Fiction. Anything to do with books and reading. Bring a book that you have read and liked, and share a short verbal summary. Tell us what you liked about it - maybe someone else would enjoy reading it too!
The newest One Book Group will meeting on the last Thursday evening of every other month. We will be discussing February 23rd and April 27th at 6:30 pm. The group will meet on the last Thursday evening of every other month ... by
Ladies Night Out will not be limited to Ladies. All are welcome. See above STEALTH HEALTH
The Green Library:
We are the Recycled Library From our 1908 House to our 7000 books. We even have a recycling bin for paper and lght cardboard on the site. Please check the Big Rock Historical Society website, we are working on helping you find a place to recycle many other household items. Good news, shredded paper in plastic or paper bags will be accepted. Did you see the sign in front of the Library??? By your recycling, we have SAVED 671 TREES!!! THANK YOU BIG ROCK Are you interested in beginning computer (Word or Excel) or beginning Internet classes for adults? Call the Library at 630-556-3604 if you are interesed. Class limited to 3 people per sessions. We have been having a very basic computer class on Tues. mornings. Planning an evening class (hopefully on Wednesday) in 2013. There is lots of value to your local Library. Stop by and get acquainted.
Big Rock Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation.