BOOK CLUB

keep-calm-and-join-book-clubJoin the library BOOK CLUB! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from noon – 1:00pm. Anyone is welcome!

SEPTEMBER 13 O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. 259 pages.

OCTOBER 11 Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene: An Intimate History. 592 pages.

NOVEMBER 8 Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers. 336 pages.


Bookmark Library Newsletter

See what’s going on at the library! Read the July-August 2017 Library Bookmark Newsletter!


UPCOMING EVENTS for TEENS (12-18)

  • Tuesday, August 15, 4-5 PM Calling all teen artists, crafters  & makers. Share your skills and interests with other DIY’ers.  This month we’ll be making custom eclipse t-shirts. Supplies are all FREE but are limited. Want to secure your place? Email Jennifer (jjohansson@carbondale.lib.il.us)
  • Tuesday, August 22, 4-5 PM Blow off some back-to-school steam with some video gaming.  We’ll fire up the Wii and the WiiU and we’ll play Super Smash, Mario Kart, Mario 3-d or whatever the group decides on. *THIS EVENT IS FOR TEENS 12-18 ONLY.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 5:30-6:30 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 August  book is the Walled City by Ryan Graudin. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email Jennifer (jjohansson@carbondale.lib.il.us ) to register and arrange book pickup.

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Don’t forget to “like” the Teen Scene on Facebook…


  • TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTYMonday, August 21 from 1-1:30pm
  • Welcome Blanket Meetup: Monday, August 14 from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Meets Mondays from noon-1:00pm (cancelled August 21)
  • Book Club: Wednesdays, September 13 at 12:00pm
  • Saluki Writers’ Program: Saturday, August 26 from 9:30-noon
  • Knitting: Meets each Monday from 6-7:45pm (cancelled August 21)
  • Open Tech Help: Thursday, August 17, 24, & 31 anytime from 9-2:00pm

More Event Details…


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.


PRINT FROM ANYWHERE!!!

printanywhere1You 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!

CLICK HERE TO PRINT FROM ANYWHERE


Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group

brown-bag-lunchBrown 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!


3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!

3m menu buttonNow 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.

View More Information About Our 3M Cloud Library Ebook Lending…


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

image_thumb (1)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

genealogytreeThe 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

gradcapWe 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 BookfinderAR 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!

SchnucksPick 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…


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