RAILS Member Announcements
Illinois Valley Community College will hold ‘The Great Book Giveaway” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in C-316.
Through a recent inventory IVCC’s Jacobs Library will make books available to the local community free of charge. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the IVCC Support Staff Service Project to establish an Emergency Student Living Needs Fund.
The public is invited to visit IVCC and browse for reading material. There will be a variety of items including books, videos and audio books. Book dealers are welcome between 1 and 2 p.m.
This event is open to the public. For information contact Kim Herout (815) 224-0480 or Frances Whaley (815) 224-0263.
Fremont Public Library will be offering the following free workshop for teachers, librarians, and others interested in technology:
"Connect, Create, Collaborate: Working in the Cloud With Web Apps"
Presented by Ruth Sinker, Technology Support Specialist at Skokie School District 73.5.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 (a light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.)
Address: 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL (2nd floor meeting room)
2.5 CPDU credits will be awarded.
Registration required. Register online at www.fremontlibrary.org (click on "Events Calendar"), by phone at 847-918-3218, or in person at the Youth Services desk on the 1st floor. Registration closes Saturday, March 23.
Adults only, please.
The Illinois Central College Library is one of more than 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The materials grant includes 25 books, a one-year subscription to a database and three DVD movies. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf includes the following titles, organized by theme:
- A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed
- Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
- The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
- Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
- The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
- The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
- In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
- When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon
- Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett
- The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
- Minaret by Leila Aboulela
- The Arabian Nights (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy
- The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi
- Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
- Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
Pathways of Faith:
- Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown
- The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
- The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters
- The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
- Rumi: Poet and Mystic, edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
Points of View:
- In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
- Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
- House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
- Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
Art Architecture and Film:
- The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
- Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair
- Islamic Art Spots (short films designed, written, and presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles, and produced by Twin Cities Public Television)
- Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)
- Prince Among Slaves (2007)
- Koran by Heart (2011)
The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
For more information about these materials at the library, contact ICC’s Outreach and Reference Librarian Michelle Nielsen Ott at 309.694-5617.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that the Midlothian Public Library is among 842 libraries and state humanities councils to be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources intended to introduce the public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association (ALA), the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is meant to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. As a participating library, Midlothian Library will receive a collection of books and other materials and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online.
“We believe that the public library is in a unique position as a neutral resource to provide information and foster dialog among different cultures to encourage understanding, defuse myths, and strengthen communities,” says Library Director Mary Beth Sharples.
Spacesaver Shelving Units
Free to good home - Must be picked up from Burr Ridge, IL location at end of the year
There are 5 units - 83"h x 93"w x 25"d
One unit - 83"h x 75" w x 25"d
One stationary wall unit - 83"h x 93"w x 12"d
Track included. They are hand-rolled units and in very good condition.
If interested, contact Crystal Megaridis 630-320-4250 for more details.
Full set. 29 volumes. You move. Contact Colleen Waltman at cwaltman [at] newlenoxlibrary [dot] org or (815) 485-2605 x. 128 - e-mail is best - first come first served!
We received an extra copy of this directory, and the publisher doesn't want it back. Let me know if you're interested in having it.
Still cleaning house in preparation for our remodel...
Anyone interested in those brown hard plastic cases that have been used in the past to ship A/V materials through delivery? We've got a box full!
Also have a box of the bubble bags used for A/V materials.
All free to a good home!
The Itasca Community Library has 15 copies of Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam Jr. that we used for our Community Read program, October 2012. The books are in good condition but do have a book plate with the names of our donors on the inside cover. Please contact Tuki Sathaye tsathaye [at] itasca [dot] lib [dot] il [dot] us if you are interested.
On Friday, the Waukegan Public Library was awarded the Upstart Innovation Award by the Public Library Association. Formerly the Highsmith Innovation Award, this award recognizes a public library's innovative and creative service program to the community.
This national award, sponsored by Upstart, a Demco Company, recognizes the library’s “Bus to Us” field-trip program, which brings thousands of elementary school children to the library throughout the year for engaging, curriculum-guided visits. In past years, the Illinois Library Association’s Highsmith Innovation Award went to the library’s Early Learning Center, a children’s hands-on learning museum created to address pre-literacy needs among Waukegan children from birth to seven years old, and its annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival.
Bus to Us is fully funded by the Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Foundation, including the cost of the transportation and curriculum development. The Bus to Us program was created in 2011 when the library realized that the school district field trip budget had been cut and many schoolchildren had no way to travel to the library. After a search for sponsors to cover the costs of busing, the Morrison Family Foundation donated enough funds to fully subsidize the costs of weekly bus trips for thousands of students from schools throughout Waukegan. Since the program was implemented, over 2,000 students have participated in the program.
This year, Bus to Us curriculum is tied to the Early Learning Center theme, “Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun”, which allows students to experience life on a farm with interactive displays on gardening, dairy products, and animal sounds. In addition, students can milk a life size fiberglass milking cow and watch real live chicks hatch in an incubator. Children’s librarians present educational programs on soil, erosion, seasons, crops, and animal life.
The library is currently scheduling 26 field trips to the library this Spring and Fall and is on track to bring 1,300 students to the library. Interested teachers and principals from Waukegan schools, public and private, should call David Villalobos at (847) 623-2041 ext. 234 to schedule a date for their class. Field trips run every Friday throughout the school year and are filling up quickly.