Abra-Kid-Abra: “The Magic of the Eclipse” Friday, July 21 at 1:00pm
Get ready for the Total Solar Eclipse as Abra-Kid-Abra presents “The Magic of the Eclipse” on Friday, July 21 at 1:00 pm. This free program will teach about different types of eclipses, how often they come, safety tips for viewing and more through magic, comedy and puppetry. Kids will take home an eclipse magic trick that they can perform.
Following the program, children’s summer reading drawing prizes and reading ribbons will be awarded.
Eat at Denny’s on July 26 from 4-8:00pm!
Wednesday, July 26 from 4:00-10:00pm.
Book Sale on Saturday, August 5. Starts at 8:00am.
Friends of Carbondale Public Library invite you to Summer Book Sale!
Friday, August 4 from 4-6:00pm ~ Preview Sale for Friends Members or $5 fee
Saturday, August 5 from 8-3:00pm ~ Book Sale
(Please note that there will not be a Sunday Sale.)
Bookmark Library Newsletter
See what’s going on at the library! Read the July-August 2017 Library Bookmark Newsletter!
UPCOMING EVENTS for TEENS (13-18)
- Teen Book Club: July 25, 4-5:30 PM Each month you’ll receive a new book that’s yours to keep. We’ll get together over snacks to discuss the book and make a craft or do an activity inspired by our book. Our first book is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. (Now a movie!) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email Jennifer Johansson –email@example.com to register and arrange book pickup.
- Open Tech Help: Thurs, July 27 anytime from 9-2:00pm
- Saluki Writers’ Program: August 26
- The Kwanzaa Project (Topic – African Drum Making): Sundays, July 30 at 1:30pm ALL AGES!!!
- Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Meets Mondays from noon-1:00pm
- Knitting: Meets each Monday from 6-7:45pm
Children’s Summer Programs
- Read with Lily, the Therapy Dog! (Parent/guardian must be present) Tuesday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45pm. Kids first grade and up can sign up at circulation desk for 15 minute sessions this summer.
NOW ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS
Yes, we will take your book donations! Bring ’em on! Our storage building is fixed and we’re ready to accept your used books.
- Please call ahead if you need to bring a large collection.
- Please, no mold or mildew (If books were stored in a damp basement or a hot garage, or if they smell funny–no thanks.)
Thank you for all of your support!
MUZZY CLUB teaches English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. It’s the fun way to learn a foreign language.
MUZZY CLUB, the award-winning BBC Language Course for Children is now available to CPL patrons through the library’s website using their 14-digit library card number. MUZZY CLUB uses functional language, repetition and “spiraling”. Words and phrases are first introduced and then reintroduced many times in several new contexts. MUZZY CLUB uses a natural immersion approach surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, modeled on the way we learn our first language. It’s perfect for beginning to intermediate language learners of all ages.
Join the library BOOK CLUB! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from noon – 1:00pm. Anyone is welcome!
July 12, 2017 Any Nonfiction Best Seller.
PRINT FROM ANYWHERE!!!
You can now print from any device (laptop, cell phone or tablet), yours or ours, home or at the library. You will pick up the prints from our library circulation desk. Printing is in black/white and $0.10 per page. Give it a try!
Compassionate Community survey
Take the Compassionate Community survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/compassionatecarbondale
We’re collecting examples of compassionate efforts in our community, and ideas for future actions as we work toward becoming a Compassionate Community. More info at www.nonviolentcarbondale.org
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group is a group of book lovers that meets together every Monday at the Carbondale Public Library. Discussions are friendly and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We keep discussions limited to one hour starting promptly at noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a Carbondale Public Library cardholder to be a part of the group. Just bring your brown bag lunch and one book to discuss/share to the Library’s Meeting Room on Monday afternoons at noon!
- See What Titles We Have Been Sharing… (updated 2/27/17)
3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!
Now you can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks from one convenient place, the 3M Cloud Library! Our e-book consortium is moving its entire collection from Overdrive (Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go) to the 3M Cloud Library (formerly called eRead Ilinois). This will provide you with access to more than 32,000 e-books! These ebooks and digital audiobooks can also be found when searching the online SHARE catalog. To download the new service or for more 3M Cloud Library information, go to http://ebook.3m.com. If you need assistance or a walk-through on how to use the new service, come to Open Help. (You can see our calendar available dates and times.) When signing in for the first time, remember to choose “Illinois Heartland Library System” as your library.
The Japanese Garden was vandalized. There is a Japanese word, Kintsugi, which refers to finding beauty in repairing that which is broken. This campaign is an act of Kintsugi.
Please join us in this act of beauty.
THE CARBONDALE HISTORICAL QUILT
The Carbondale Historical Quilt hangs is on display on the north ramp at the library. Finished in 1983, this quilt took 27 people two years to complete. The quilt is made up of 24 squares that depict important historical people, places and events from Carbondale, Illinois. Read More…
Have a library card from another town?
We no longer have a 5 item limit.
Now you can check out as many items as Carbondale card holders:
5 DVDs, 5 VHS, 5 video games, no limit on books and magazines!
Tax Documents for Taxpayers with Disabilities
Did you know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities? Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page (www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibility) to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.
For Sale At The Library
Reusable Shopping Bags are $3 each. Choose from 3 different styles and colors. Logos created by patrons.
Available while supplies last.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LIBRARY!
Morningstar Mutual Funds Now Available Online
Morningstar Mutual Funds (paper version) is being discontinued at the library. You can now access the online version from home or at the library.
You will have access to their classic one-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools.
This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
Explore Your Family History at the Library
The Library’s Genealogy Resources: We have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and African American Heritage Quest available. This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students
We now have a List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students for your use. Please let us know if you see that any of the links do not work or if you know of any scholarships that we should add.
Accelerated Reading List at AR BookFinder
AR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools. Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value.
Support Carbondale Public Library with a Schnucks Customer Card!
Pick up your Schnucks Customer Card at Carbondale Public Library.
Present your card to the cashier every time you shop at Schnucks.
When you shop, a percentage of money will be donated to Carbondale Public Library. Read More…
Online Payments and Donations
You can now pay fines, pay for lost materials, or make monetary donations online. All you need is your library card and credit card. It’s easy! You can now use your credit card at the library. Read more…