Posted by eileen on May 20, 2010
Did you notice the new Book News tab on our Facebook page? Click it for recommended/new books (by genre), music, or movies, access to library newsletters, and much more. You can even join an online book club and receive pages of new books in your email!
Are you on Facebook and aren’t a fan of WPL??? Go to http://www.facebook.com/wheatonlibrary and click Like at the top of the page!
Posted by eileen on September 4, 2009
Flannery O’Connor’s devastating short story, Everything That Rises Must Converge gets the Great Books season rolling on September 9th. Every second Wednesday at 7:30pm, September-June, Great Books discussions are kindled by selections from the finest and most influential works of world literature. Works scheduled for 2009-10 range from ancient (Euripides) to modern (Simone de Beauvoir) and include plays, poetry, short stories, philosophy, social criticism, and more. The Great Conversation continues. Be a part of it! To register or for more information, contact Bev Jirsa in the Periodicals Department at 630-868-7573.
Posted by eileen on October 17, 2008
Sometimes it’s difficult to choose a book to read. Sometimes we just don’t have time to browse the shelves in our favorite section of the library. Fortunately, Wheaton Public Library has a great service to solve just that problem. It’s called an Online Book Club and it’s free to join. Each weekday, you will be emailed a five-minute selection from a book. By Friday, you will have read at least two chapters! That should be enough to decide if it’s something you want to read or not, right? The next Monday, you’ll get a new book to start. You can decide what type of books you want to get. The choices are: Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, Business, Romance, Good News, Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Audio, and Pre-publication. All you need is an email address and a few minutes of spare time. So don’t stress about taking time to pick a book to read, have them sent right to your email!
Check out our Online Book Clubs page for more info. and click on Subscribe to join!