Board of Trustees Meeting

Blue Island Public LibraryRegular MeetingJanuary 19, 2021 at 7 pm in the Library Conference Room Strategic Planning Committee Meeting rescheduled for February 16, 6 pm. Meeting held in person in the conference room, or via zoom at meeting ID 812 9991 5172 See attached Agenda

Polar Express Party

Come and join us for a Polar Express fun before the light parade! There will be movie, snacks and more fun! Our featured guest will be Santa himself!

Employment Opportunities

Adult Programming and Marketing Librarian-Full Time Blue Island Public Library is seeking a friendly, self-motivated, and creative individual to provide excellent public service in the Library’s busy Adult Services Department. The selected individual will plan programming and events for the educational and cultural benefit of Blue Island citizens, while promoting and publicizing library services and …

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Why Fish Don’t Exist

Lulu Miller’s ‘Why Fish Don’t Exist’ is part memoir, part biography, and also social history. More importantly it’s a philosophical meditation on courage and perseverance in the face of the howling chaos of the universe and the human condition. Miller picks up the story of David Starr Jordan, a 19th century taxonomist obsessed with labeling …

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The First Sister

Like Red Rising meets The Handmaid’s Tale . . . that’s perhaps unfairly reductive, but in a good way! I’ve been chasing that mix of political intrigue and genetically enhanced super soldiers engaging in hand-to-hand combat for the dominion of a whole planet since Pierce Brown’s first book came out seven years ago, and this …

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Aspen: Our new Catalog

Swan libraries has updated its catalog. What does that mean for you? More user friendly interface. Find books and other library materials more easily. Search other libraries in the area with only a few clicks! Check it out here!