Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Things You Might Not Know About MGPL

Even if you've lived in Morton Grove your whole life and used the Library since you were a kid in Youth Services, there might be a few things you don't know...

- You can reserve a computer!  Adults and teens in 7th grade and up all use the computers across from the Reference Services Desk.  A lot of times they are all full, but you can reserve the next available computer or even one for later.  If it's Monday and you know you're going to finish a paper Thursday evening, you can book a computer for three days in advance!  Want to learn how to do it?  Ask us at the Reference Services Desk to show you!

- You can request an item from another library!  If we don't own something you were hoping to get from MGPL, ask for help at the Reference Services Desk.  We can tell you where it is and might be able to borrow it from another library for you.

- You can get help from a live tutor online or use another great electronic resource for free!  Go to databases.webrary.org to access them, and if you want help figuring out which one to use, just ask!

- You can chat with a librarian from home!  We can put a book on hold for you, help you find information, and a lot more when you IM us.  Just go to chat.webrary.org and if we're online, start chatting!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Hunger Games!

How much did you love The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins?  Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?  Is Katniss your favorite female character in a teen book?  What would you do if you were in the Games?

The next teen book discussion - R.E.A.D.: Read, Eat, and Discuss - is Monday, September 27th at 7pm upstairs in the Estelle Cooperman Board Room.  Come talk about the book, enjoy snacks, play The Hunger Games Jeopardy, and win prizes!  We'll also talk about other awesome books you might like when you've finished the trilogy.  Registration is required and open now!  Register online at calendar.webrary.org, visit the Reference Services or Youth Services desk, or call (847) 929-5101.

AND if you're on Facebook, we're discussing The Hunger Games on MGPL's Facebook Fan Page too!  Just go to our Fan Page, become a fan, and click on the Discussions tab to join in.  We want to hear what you think!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Teens' Top Ten

Want to vote for your favorite teen books from last year?  Be one of the teens voting from all over the country and during Teen Read Week in October we'll find out Teens' Top Ten favorite books from 2009!  City of Glass, Catching Fire, Along for the Ride, and Leviathan are just a few of the titles you can choose.  Follow this link to vote!  And be sure to leave a comment to this post to tell us which books YOU picked! Voting ends THIS Friday, September 17th, so hurry!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do We Have a Deal for You!

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and now is the perfect time to get yourself an MGPL card!  There are 65 businesses in Morton Grove offering discounts or free gifts when you show your Morton Grove Public Library card.  Just stop by one of the participating businesses, show your card, and enjoy!  To see the list of participating business, go to http://www.webrary.org/inside/specialcard.html

If you don't have a Library card and are under 18, stop by the Circulation Desk with a parent or guardian.  Sign up or renew your card during the month of September and you'll receive a free book tote to carry all of the books, video games, cds, dvds, and magazines you check out!  Go to getacard.webrary.org for more info on getting a Library card.

If you tell a "card-less" resident to get a card and they give your name when they sign up, you'll receive a chance to win a pair of movie tickets!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September Programs

Check out these fun teen programs in September! All teens in 7th grade and up are invited. Bring your friends! Some of the programs require registration.

To register:
Online: Go to http://calendar.webrary.org

By phone: Call 847-929-5101

In person: Stop by the Reference Services Desk or Youth Services Desk

DIY Crafts: Designer Supplies
Sat. September 11th, 1-2 pm, Youth Services Activity Room
Give your school supplies a makeover! Bring your friends to the Library and create a new cover for a notebook with a matching pen. Instructions and supplies are provided. Registration is required and is open NOW.

Teen Library Council
Mon. September 13th, 7-8 pm, Estelle Cooperman Board Room
TLC is back! Get involved in the Library, meet other teens, and earn volunteer service hours! Come to this informative meeting, eat food, hang out with your friends, and learn what we do.

Gettin' Saucy Teen Cooking Class
Thurs. September 16th, 6-7 pm
Learn to prepare delicious food! Supplies and instructions provided. Registration required. Registration is limited to 8 and is open NOW!

Tunes for Teens
Mon. September 20th, 7-8 pm, Youth Services Activity Room
Hang out with other teens, play music-related games, and listen to your favorite songs at the Library! Bring CDs, your mp3 player, or the titles of your favorite songs (clean lyrics only) that fit this month's theme - a song older than you!

R.E.A.D.: Read, Eat, and Discuss
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Mon. September 27th, 7-8 pm, Baxter Room Auditorium
Join us for a book discussion just for teens! Food and drinks will be provided. Registration is required and is open NOW! We'll have a drawing for prizes - books!

See you there!