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|The library will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011,
for Memorial Day
The library will close on Sundays beginning May 29. Beginning Friday, June 3, the library, will close at 5 pm on Fridays. These changes will be in effect through the summer. Sunday hours and the extended hour on Fridays resume after Labor Day, September 5.
1,000,000th ITEM CHECKED OUT
On Monday, April 11, Library Director Mary Medjo Me Zengue surprised Addison resident Barbara Weber with the news that she had just checked out the 1,000,000th item since the new library building opened in July 2008. Weber, a library user for more than 30 years, received a bouquet of balloons and a bag of goodies.
"What makes this even more special is that this is National Library Week," Medjo Me Zengue said. “We couldn’t have planned it better if we had tried.”
To commemorate this event, the Friends of the Addison Public Library donated the coffee-table book The Civil War: A Visual History. Take a look at this beautiful book and think about all the materials that were checked out and checked back in during the last 33 months.
BOARD MEMBERS TAKE OATH OF OFFICE
On Thursday, April 28, the three returning board members who were recently elected took part in the Community Inauguration Ceremony. The Honorable William I. Ferguson, Associate Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court administered the oath of office to newly reelected Addison Public Library trustees Sandra Super, Linda Durec, and J. Thomas Willis. Library trustees serve six year terms.
Newly elected board members for Addison Fire Protection District, Addison School District 4, DuPage High School District 88, Addison Park District, and the Village of Addison also were sworn in. Music was provided by Indian Trail Junior High School Chamber Orchestra.
Congratulations to each of you. Keep up the great work you are doing!
FREE ASTHMA SCREENING
Saturday, May 7, 10 am-12 noon
If you think you or a family member has breathing problems, come to a free asthma screening, which will take place in the library's lobby. Allergist Dr. Diane Ozog will assess your lungs through a simple blowing test with a peak flow meter. She will have flyers, questionnaires, and brochures about asthma symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. People of all ages are welcome on a first-come first-served basis.
Thank you to all of you who visited the library on April 13. Many of you completed surveys.
LIBRARY EARNS EARTH FLAG
On Wednesday, April 20, Kay McKeen, Director of SCARCE presented the library with the Earth Flag. The award-winning Earth Flag Certification Program was developed by the SCARCE Team to help businesses and organizations be more environmentally responsible. They helped us implement practical, eco-friendly initiatives and recognized us for our efforts as a friend of the environment.
SCARCE stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. Their mission is to inspire people, through education, to preserve and care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.
SUMMER READING BEGINS JUNE 4
Saturday, June 4, through Saturday, July 30
There are programs for children (birth – 5th grade), tweens and teens (6th – 12th grades), and adults (18 years +). The theme for children and adults is “A Midsummer Knight’s Read.” The theme for tweens and teens is “Books are Good (Brain) Food!” There will be more information about the programs next month.
LIONS CLUB DONATE MONEY FOR LARGE TYPE BOOKS
The Addison Lions Club recently donated $1000 towards the purchase large type books. A total of 45 new titles have been added to this much-used collection. The titles range from Growing up Laughing by Marlo Thomas to Andrew McCall Smith's Corduroy Mansions to a Western trio by Louis L'Amour.
Through the years, the Lions Club has been a major supporter of our large type collection. We are grateful for their generosity.
No children's programs are scheduled this month.
No programs for students in Grades 6-12 are scheduled this month.
|Planning Now Can Save You Money
The tax cuts of 2010 have expired. New Federal Tax laws are now in effect. Now is the time to learn what you need to do to protect your assets and not pay more to Uncle Sam. Attorney John Pankau will also review the 8 mistakes people make when planning their estate.
|Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm
Register online, click here.
Mad about macrame, flower looms, and more? Presenter Amy Alessio will take you back through the decades by showing pictures of popular past crafts and decorations. Try simple samples of three retro crafts to take home.
|Monday, May 16, 7 pm
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This month the group will discuss Game Change:Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.
|Tuesday, May 3, 7 pm
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Secretariat (PG, 123 minutes)
This film chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.
|Monday, May 23, 2 pm or 6:30 pm
Register online: click here for the 2 pm showing, click here for the 6:30 showing
|Job Club: Tried and True Job Search Techniques
Learn how to sell yourself with tried and true job search techniques. Jane Klingberg, Director of Career Services at Triton College, presents tips on interviewing, resumes and cover letters, elevator speeches.
|Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm
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No computer classes are scheduled.
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Addison, IL 60101-2499
(Intersection of J. F. Kennedy Drive and Army Trail Road)
Mon-Thu: 9 am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
(through May 27)
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm (June 3-Sept. 2)
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 - 5 pm
(through May 22)
(May 28-Sept. 4)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
J. Thomas Willis
Mary Medjo Me Zengue
Assistant Director &