FIRST LINE FRIDAY: PUMPKINFLOWERS
"Nights on the hill were unusually long. They were inhabited by shadows flitting among boulders, by bushes that assumed human form, by viscous mists that crept in and thickened until all the sentries were blind."
- Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman
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EASTLAND DISASTER: AN UNPARALLELED TRAGEDY
This presentation will discuss the city's greatest single-event loss of life, the SS Eastland rolling over in the Chicago River. Ted Wachholz from the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will talk about the tragic event, which will feature newly discovered video footage, photographs, and more.
Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 PM
#MGPLTEEN INSTAGRAM CONTEST
Get out and about this summer and don't forget to snap and share pix that fit the theme of this year's #MGPLTEEN Instagram Contest - "The Great Outdoors." To enter the contest, just tag your Instagram photos with #MGPLTeen or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest ends on August 28th, so get started now taking Great Outdoors photos and tagging #MGPLTeen.
Want the next must-read book or new music to listen to in the car? MGPL has resources to help with that. MyMediaMall, eReadIllinois, and Hoopla are full of EBooks, Audiobooks, CDs from your favorite artist, and even movies. Use any mobile device or computer to access the resources. For more information…
Have you seen the wonderful pictures of library life on Instagram? The 140 characters or less pieces of advice on Twitter? What about the latest book discussion selections on GoodReads? We even showcase our fun and sometimes musical videos on YouTube. Friend or follow us!
LYNDA.COM: ONLINE RESOURCE
The Library has added Lynda.com to its list of online resources! This is a great resource because it includes thousands of step-by-step video tutorials on software, business management, accounting, social media, coding, game design and so much more. Interested? Watch this video tutorial.
Find Lynda.com through the library's website. Please note, the mobile app is not set up for library accounts.