Downers Grove Public Library Vol. 21 No. 1 Jan./Feb. 2007 Preschoolers Ask Your Hometown History Can Join the Questions at the Library Curious Readers Why did Pierce Downer settle in this area in 1832? What did the village look like in the late 1800s? How can you research the history of This winter parents are your home? Residents might be asking more questions about Downers encouraged to share books with Grove history in 2007 as the village celebrates its 175th anniversary. At their children and join the Curious Readers the Downers Grove Public Library you can find resources that help tell program, which runs from January 15 to the story of the village. February 25. Children up to kindergarten age According to Reference Services Coordinator Bonnie Reid, library staff who have or whose parent has a Downers Grove has prepared a local history bibliography called Coming of Age—Downers Library card are invited to join Curious George Grove 1830s to the 21st Century, available either in paper or on the and get ready to read. library’s website. It lists titles in the library’s collection with information on For every five books you read with your child Downers Grove people, places, maps, and more. Ask for it at the Reference each week, you can stop by for a Curious George Desk or access it on the website by clicking on “Genealogy” under sticker. We’ll also be featuring early literacy “Databases and Websites” and scrolling down to the bibliography. skills children need to be ready to read. Activity Many local history resources can be found in the second-floor sheets are available for you and your child to do Reference collection. The library owns copies of major Downers Grove together to promote reading readiness. history books, including Downers Grove, 1832 – 1982 and its update, Visit the Junior Room Desk to pick up your Downers Grove Revisited, by Montrew Dunham. reading log and get started. Remember to come Anyone wanting to do research can also use such sources as Downers in for all your stickers by February 25! Grove high school yearbooks back to 1920, phone books for various years from 1909 to 1958 and from 1975 on, and local cemetery indexes. Library Adds New While the library does not have many primary sources related to Multi-Source Database the village, staff does maintain a pamphlet file with clippings from local Homework and research just got a lot newspapers on numerous historical topics. The Downers Grove Reporter is easier! The library now subscribes to the Gale available on microfilm back to 1895. Since there is no index to the news- Virtual Reference Library, an online database paper, patrons interested in finding specific information that includes the full text of more than 300 are encouraged to ask a librarian for assistance. authoritative reference books and subject encyclopedias for both children and adults. A Contribute Your single search will retrieve results from all books in the database that contain information on your Downers Grove Memories Whether you’ve been in Downers Grove for three or eighty-three topic. These results are detailed and cover many years, the library invites you to contribute your memories of life in our aspects of your subject. You can search from town and help us celebrate the village’s 175th anniversary in 2007. home or office as well as at the library, and print, Beginning January 8, you can pick up a form at the Circulation Desk email, or download your list of articles. or submit your memory by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because free information obtained on the Library staff will compile the memories in a book to be exhibited near the web may not be as complete or reliable as that Curtiss Street entrance in March. You’ll also be able to read memories on provided by the sources in the Gale Virtual our website. Reference Library, this database can be your Tell us about your experiences in your home or neighborhood, at first stop for information—and it may be the school or at play, in your church or com- only one you need. To access this source, visit the library’s munity organization, or on holidays and special occasions. Library memories are A Look Inside website and click on “Databases and Websites” • The Big Read welcome as well! at the top of the screen. You will find links to • Our Map Collection For more information about the the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the • In the Gallery memory book, call (630) 960–1200 and headings “All Databases” and “Encyclopedias.” …and more ask for Carol Kania. The Big Read We Have Issues: New Features a Thrilling Magazine Subscriptions Civil War Tale A look at the library’s periodical resources By Marty Krause, Reference Librarian The Downers Grove Public Library is once again joining with the Clarendon In January the library will begin receiving a Hills, Hinsdale, Indian Prairie, Lisle, Thomas Ford, Westmont, and selection of new periodicals. Patrons planning Woodridge libraries to offer our communities the chance to read and to update their homes will want to take a look at experience a great book during The Big Read. This Old House, Chicago Home, and Renovation All patrons are invited to read the novel The March by E.L. Doctorow Style. Lovers of the Chicken Soup for the Soul and join in on book discussions, programs, and more during the months of book series will be happy to know that there March, April, and May. The March, a New York Times bestseller and the is a new magazine of the same name devoted winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, tells the story of how to these inspiring stories. Consult National General William Tecumseh Sherman marched his 60,000 troops through Geographic Adventure when planning an active Georgia in the last days of the Civil War. Real and imagined characters vacation and review Outdoor Photographer to demonstrate how lives were forever changed by the conflict. help capture all the fun. The Big Read libraries will host E.L. Doctorow, author of nine novels Blueprint, new from Martha Stewart Living, including Billy Bathgate and Ragtime, on Thursday, May 10. Other and Food & Wine both focus on living and programs include music of the era, portrayals of Walt Whitman and entertaining with style. Make offers unique Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, a traveling museum, an encampment do-it-yourself projects for the technologically at Graue Mill, and a chance to see Civil War-themed movies. Patrons can inclined. Finally, Consumer Reports Money attend any of the book discussions held at all of the libraries. Adviser offers informed advice on all matters Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville is offering financial. Visit the periodicals collection on the a 10 percent discount on The March for those who are participating in second floor of the library to see these magazines The Big Read. Anderson’s Book Club members will receive a 20 percent and many others. discount. Frugal Muse bookstore in Darien is offering a 25 percent discount on any copies of The March ordered there. Be sure to pick up The Big Read resource guide at the library Find Your Way With February 1. The guide will include information about all programs and Our Map Collection book discussions as well as reading resources. You can also watch for The Are you planning a trip for business or Big Read details at http://www.thebigread.org. pleasure? Why not save some time and check out a map of your destination before leaving? Tech Trainer Earns The Reference Department’s map file contains Master’s Degree a wide variety of street and highway maps for cities, states, and over 35 countries. Whether Library Technology Trainer Annie you’re driving to Milwaukee or spending a week Jagielski has earned a Master’s in in France, we have a map for you. You’ll find Training and Development with an fold-out maps from well-known publishers, emphasis on e-learning from Roosevelt such as Rand McNally and Michelin, as well University. Annie has taught computer as tourist maps provided by national tourism skills to 1,237 patrons during her six bureaus. The map file is located on the second years with the library. floor in a file cabinet behind the reference Introducing people to computers and technology has been an integral collection. Maps can be checked out for three part of Annie’s career. At the Association of College and Research weeks. If you have any questions Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, Annie taught about the library’s map collection, employees how to use an early word-processing system. As a copywriter just ask at the Reference Desk. at the National Safety Council, Annie helped her co-workers make the Please stop by and make use switch from typewriters to computers. At a telecommunications company of this great resource! where she worked as an instructional designer, she was in charge of software training and e-learning. Using the Internet as a training resource is of great interest to Annie, who notes that most of her classes for her degree were taken online. Annie’s expertise has been a valuable resource for the whole community. Yet, she says, “I consider myself a novice computer user, because technology is always changing, and there are always opportunities to learn.” Congratulations, Annie! Book Discussion Groups Books, Games, Food, Friends – Whether you enjoy reading fiction or nonfiction books, or you just want to discuss TAB’s Got It All! Teens in 7th through 12th grades who live in Downers Grove are books informally, we have a book discussion for invited to join the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) which meets on you! All books are made available one month the first Friday of each month. In TAB, teens talk about books, play before each discussion. Book discussion groups games, and help plan teen events at the library. meet in the second floor Conference Room. This year, TAB will be creating a TAB’s Top Ten list that teens can use There are no book discussions in January. to find great books for summer reading and beyond. Food is served at all meetings. For more information on TAB, call Fiction Book Discussion Group (630) 960–1200 and ask for Heather Booth. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. February 1, Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle Teen Advisory Board Meetings A chance encounter between a California resident and an illegal immigrant on a narrow, winding road Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m., Meeting Room in Topanga Canyon changes their lives forever. Jan. 5, Feb. 2 Nonfiction Book Discussion Group Mondays, 7:30 p.m. February 5, Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years by Michael J. Collins Collins encounters a range of traumas and experiences grueling days, but never loses his sense of humor. At times uplifting and heartbreaking, this book is proof that the medical profession is not as glamorous as often perceived. TAB poses for a group photo at the Quick Picks Spring Book Discussion Preview display in Teen Fiction Central. March 1, Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories by Jill McCorkle April 5, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver Hot Books May 3, The Curious Incident of the Dog in Find these titles in Teen Central, located on the second floor of the the Night-Time by Mark Haddon library. You can also place a reserve on these books through our website. Nonfiction The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci March 5, An Ordinary Man: An When his sister disappears, Kurt eavesdrops on the police investigation. Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina Returnable Girl by Pamela Lowell April 2, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in The fictional diary of a teen in foster care. the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain May 7, An Innocent Man: Murder and Harlem Hustle by Janet McDonald Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham The good and bad of the hip-hop life comes alive. They Teach That in Community College!? A guide to 70 interesting college majors and programs In the Gallery Avielle of Rhia by Dia Calhoun A princess goes into hiding as a weaver before she saves her kingdom. The library gallery showcases works by area So This Is How It Ends by Tui Sutherland artists in month-long exhibits. Teens in the near future use their powers to save the world from disaster. Located in the central lobby, the attractive gallery provides a casual and easily accessible Diva by Alex Flinn venue for our patrons. Caitlin from Breathing Underwater dreams of being a singer. January: Nature Artists Guild of the The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty Morton Arboretum Piece together the puzzle of the smartest girl in school who might be a February: Downers Grove Artists Guild murder target. Adult and Teen Programs High Blood Pressure: All adult programs are held in the What Can You Do About It? Meeting Room unless otherwise noted. Thurs., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.* *Please register in advance at the Circulation Desk. High blood pressure affects nearly one in four U.S. adults. If left untreated or under- Dickens and the City of London treated, it can lead to stroke, kidney failure, Sunday Afternoon Tues., Jan. 9, 7 p.m.* or a heart attack. Dr. Joseph Marek, Clinical Concert Series Cardiologist, Midwest Heart Specialists at Charles Dickens transformed the London Our concert series features a wide range Good Samaritan Hospital, and Michelle he loved into magnificent fiction. Linda of music performed by outstanding artists Bishop, Exercise Physiologist at Good Putnam’s slide presentation traces some of in a friendly atmosphere. All ages are Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, the most important sites in Dickens’ life invited. Refreshments provided. discuss medications, updated guidelines, and work. and take-home tools you can use to control Sueños Latin-Jazz Quartet high blood pressure. A free electronic body Sun., Jan. 28, 2 p.m.* Taxes Are Everyone’s Business composition screening will be available. The musicians of Sueños are among Tues., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.* Judi Strauss of Strauss Tax Service will the best the Chicago jazz scene has to Lyric Opera Lecture Series offer. Enjoy virtuoso jazz improvisation review key elements of the 2005–06 tax acts. Presented by the Downers Grove and the and the rhythms of the Afro-Cuban, She will discuss important deductions and Lisle libraries, patrons can attend programs Caribbean, and Brazilian traditions. common tax problems, including sales of at either library. Call (630) 960–1200 to stocks and mutual funds, IRA withdrawals, register for lectures at Downers Grove. Call Midway Ramblers Cajun Band and taxable Social Security. Specific changes (630) 971–1675 to register for lectures at Sun., Feb. 18, 2 p.m.* for tax year 2006 and critical tax and Lisle Library District, 777 Front Street. Get ready for foot-tappin’ Cajun, hot investment planning opportunities for 2007 Zydeco, spicy swamp pop, and Louisi- will also be discussed. Thursdays, 7 p.m.* ana blues with the Midway Ramblers! Feb. 1, Cosi fan tutte (DG) Vollard and the Vanguard: Feb. 15, Dialogues of the Carmelites (Lisle) Exhibiting Cézanne, Van Gogh, Computer Classes Picasso, and Matisse Great Decisions Foreign Policy Note: Classes are open to DGPL cardholders Wed., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.* only. You must have your library card Art dealer Ambroise Vollard played a crucial Discussion Group number when you register. Registration is by role as the patron of artists such as Cézanne, Mondays, 9–11:30 a.m. phone only, beginning Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. You Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso. A Vollard Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 may only register two individuals per call. exhibition appears at the Art Institute of Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m. Group limit: eight per class. Chicago from February 17 to May 13. Feb. 13 Jeff Mishur’s slide lecture provides context Contact: Nancy Peraino at (630) 968–8706. Introduction to PCs for Vollard and the artists he championed and the Internet and features Cézanne’s 1895 exhibition, Library Closings In two sessions, learn how to access the Picasso’s first French exhibition in 1901, and The library will be closed Internet, do a simple search, set up email, Matisse’s first solo exhibition in 1904. Monday, January 1 for and print. New Year’s Day and Friday, Jan. 10 and 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gift from the Sea January 19 for a staff inservice. Feb. 15 and 16, 1 – 3 p.m. Wed., Feb. 7, 7 p.m.* Feb. 20 and 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enjoy Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s classic Friends of the Library meditations on solitude, relationships, Searching the Internet and love as performed by actress Mary FOL Travel Slides For those who know how to use the Internet McClenahan Fielding. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and can use a mouse. Learn how to find Jan. 26, Journey Through the information and perform a keyword search. Vegetables: Works of Art Seasons Jan. 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Jeanne Halama shares her images of You Can Eat Feb. 6, 1 – 3 p.m. the U.S. and Canada. Tues., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.* WebPac Professor James Neinhuis Feb. 16, Wales Learn how to log into the SWAN describes how the Russell and Jane Kriete will show slides electronic catalog, access your circulation beautiful and useful vegetables we know from their 2006 trip. record, renew and reserve library materials, today have their origins in the Renaissance. and find items by keyword searching. He’ll trace how vegetables influence art, Writers Workshop Must know how to use a mouse. today’s gardens, and cuisine, and have you Aspiring writers share their works. Jan. 17, 1 – 3 p.m. wondering about the nature of vegetables. Second and fourth Mondays, 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Downers Grove Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 12, 26 Organic Gardeners. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Ask a librarian for suggestions. Warm up your winter nights with romance, mystery, or fantasy. January 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 Registration begins for Registration begins for Preschool Storytime Walker Storytime Registration begins for Saturday Morning New Year’s Day Wolves Read to Succeed Thank You Cards Computer Classes Teen Advisory Board Storytime Library closed begins J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday ➠ Pajama Storytime Meeting ➠ Science Fair Consultant 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Registration begins for Infant Storytime Bookmark Contest begins ➠ Hockey Player Visit Saturday Morning Writers Workshop ➠ Dickens and the City ➠ Introduction to PCs ➠ Introduction to PCs Storytime Terry Brooks’ birthday of London and the Internet and the Internet ➠ Science Fair Consultant 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Open Toddler & Preschool Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool Curious Readers begins Storytime ➠ Walker Storytime ➠ Preschool Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool Staff In-Service Day Martin Luther King Jr.’s ➠ Taxes are Everyone’s Storytime Library closed Saturday Morning Andy Rooney’s birthday birthday observed Business ➠ WebPac A.A. Milne’s birthday Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday Storytime 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Open Toddler & Preschool Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool ➠ Preschool Storytime Storytime ➠ Searching the Internet Saturday Morning ➠ Walker Storytime Katharine Holabird’s Open Toddler & Preschool ➠ Infant Storytime Storytime Writers Workshop birthday Storytime FOL Travel Slides Lewis Carroll’s birthday 28 29 30 31 ➠Registered program Please refer to the program pages for more information. Open Toddler & Preschool Open Toddler & Preschool Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool Storytime ➠ Walker Storytime Storytime Wolves Read to Succeed ends ➠ Sueños Latin Jazz Bill Peet’s birthday ➠ Preschool Storytime ➠ Vollard & the Vanguard SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 Registration begins for Show, Tell, & Play ➠ Infant Storytime Fiction Book Discussion Teen Acvisory Board Saturday Morning ➠ Lyric: Cosi fan tutte Meeting Storytime 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Registration begins for Open Toddler & Preschool Discovery Club Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool Open Toddler & Preschool ➠ Walker Storytime Storytime Storytime Nonfiction Book Discussion ➠ Preschool Storytime ➠ Gift from the Sea Saturday Morning February 2007 Bookmark Contest ends Great Decisions ➠ Searching the Internet Charles Dickens’ birthday John Grisham’s birthday ➠ Infant Storytime Storytime Visit our gallery to view works from local artists. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Open Toddler & Preschool Storytime ➠ Show, Tell, & Play ➠ Walker Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool ➠ Lyric: Dialogue of the ➠ Infant Storytime Great Decisions Storytime Open Toddler & Preschool Carmelites (Lisle) ➠ Introduction to PCs Writers Workshop ➠ Preschool Storytime Storytime ➠ Introduction to PCs and the Internet Saturday Morning Abe Lincoln’s birthday Great Decisions Valentine’s Day and the Internet FOL Travel Slides Storytime 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ➠ Discovery Club Registration begins for ➠ High Blood Pressure: Drop-in Preschool Craft ➠ Vegetables: Works of Art Pajama Storytime What You Can Do ➠ Midway Ramblers Great Decisions ➠ Introduction to PCs ➠ Introduction to PCs George Washington’s ➠ Infant Storytime Saturday Morning Toni Morrison’s birthday President’s Day and the Internet and the Internet birthday W.E.B. DuBois’ birthday Storytime ➠Registered program 25 26 27 28 Please refer to the program pages for more information. ➠ Discovery Club Great Decisions Curious Readers ends Writers Workshop John Steinbeck’s birthday Junior Room Programs Bookmark Contest All Junior Room programs and storytimes will be held in Mon., Jan. 8 – Sun., Feb. 4 the Junior Room’s Program Room unless otherwise noted. Children in grades K – 8 are invited to design a bookmark and enter our annual bookmark contest co-sponsored by the DG Kiwanis Club. Entry forms and further Storytimes Pajama Storytime information will be available in the Junior Open Storytimes: Thurs. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. ☎ ♥ Room beginning Jan. 8. Weekday Open Storytime Register now—registration in progress Mondays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 12 Thurs. Mar. 1, 7 p.m. ☎ ♥ The Science Fair Consultant 9:30 – 10 a.m. ♥ Register beginning Wed., Feb. 21 Sat., Jan. 6, 12 – 3 p.m. ☎ Tuesdays Jan. 16 – Feb. 13 A half-hour storytime for children of all Sat., Jan. 13, 12 – 3 p.m. ☎ 9:30 – 10 a.m. ♥ ages; come in your pajamas and bring a Register now—registration in progress Wednesdays, Jan. 17 – Feb. 14 stuffed animal, too! Group limit: 75. Are you getting ready for the science fair? 9:30 – 10 a.m. ♥ Sign up for a twenty-minute time slot to dis- Join us for this toddler and preschool For Preschoolers cuss your science fair project with an expert storytime. Curious Readers from Downers Grove Friends of the Gifted. Mon., Jan. 15 – Sun., Feb. 25 Saturday Morning Storytime Join Curious George on a reading Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24 adventure. Preschoolers who have or Tues., Jan. 2 – Wed., Jan. 31 9:30 – 10 a.m. ♥ whose parent has a Downers Grove library Each time you read a book during January, Join us for this toddler and card are invited to record the books read fill out an entry for a raffle drawing for a preschool storytime. to them by a parent or caregiver and earn Chicago Wolves prize pack with hockey Curious George stickers. See the Junior tickets and more! Registered Storytimes: Room desk for more information. Registered Infant Lapsit Storytime Chicago Wolves Hockey Player Fridays Jan. 26 – Feb. 23 Drop-in Preschool Visit and Signing 10:30 – 11 a.m. ☎ ♥ Snowman Craft Wed., Jan 10, 4:30 p.m. ☎ Register beginning Wed., Jan. 10 Mon., Feb. 19 ♥ Register beginning Wed., Dec. 27 Preschoolers can drop- All are welcome with or without library Parents with babies who are not yet in throughout the day cards, but advance registration is required. walking are invited to register for this first to decorate their own storytime experience! Group limit: 15 Jared Ross of the Chicago Wolves hockey snowman with a caregiver’s help. Craft will adult/baby pairs. Only one child per team visits in the library’s Meeting Room to be available to the first 120 children. adult is allowed. talk hockey, sign autographs, and encourage you to “read to succeed” this winter. Player For School-Age Children visiting the library is subject to change. Registered Early Walker Storytime Mondays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 12 Thank you cards! 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ☎♥ Wed., Jan. 3, 10 – 11 a.m., 2 – 3 p.m. Handheld Consoles It’s time to thank everyone for such a warm Register beginning Wed., Jan. 3 Show, Tell, and Play! holiday season. We provide the supplies Parents with walking babies up to 24 to make thank-you cards and you decorate Thurs., Feb. 15, 4 – 4:45 p.m. ☎ months old are invited to register for this Register beginning Thurs., Feb. 1 them. No registration necessary. Open to storytime. Songs, rhymes, stories, and children in grades K – 6. Do you have a handheld electronic game? movement activities are selected to promote Nintendo DS, Gameboy or Sony PSP? verbal acquisition and sensory development. Bring your handheld and meet new gamers Group limit: 15 adult/baby pairs. Only to talk to and play against. Snack will be one child per adult is allowed. served. Open to children in grades 2 – 6. Registered Preschool Storytime Discovery Club Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 13 ♥ Children must attend with an Discovers… Magnets 10:30 – 11 a.m. ☎ adult. Register for one of the following sessions: Register beginning Thurs., Jan. 4 ☎ Downers Grove library card Thurs., Feb. 22, 4 – 4:45 p.m. ☎ Preschoolers 3½ and older attend without required at time of registration. Mon., Feb. 26, 4 – 4:45 p.m. ☎ their parent. Group limit: 25. First day walk-in registration Register beginning Wed., Feb. 7 begins at 9 a.m. and phone Discover the attraction of magnets. We’ll registration begins at 10 a.m. be examining the powers of magnetism with Individuals with disabilities can call the Attendance is limited and offered on experiments, games, and, a craft. Open to library three days in advance to discuss a first-come, first-served basis. children in grades K – 3. Group limit: 25. possible accommodations. Tax Forms Available at the Library Most federal tax forms will be available in the lobby near the Curtiss Future Bestsellers Street entrance of the library beginning January 2. The library will make Reserve these new releases in person, by phone, or available additional forms as they arrive. Illinois tax forms are usually on our website. View these titles and more on our available around February 1. In addition to these free forms, full sets of website. Pre-production titles are subject to change. forms that can be photocopied are located near the Curtiss Street tax table February display and at the Computer Room and Magazine Desk on the second • Andrew Carroll–Grace Under Fire floor. The Computer Room and Magazine Desk also has copies of tax • Barbara Delinsky–Family Tree publications that can be used in the library or photocopied for home use. • Susan Isaacs–Past Perfect Staff members are happy to help patrons find forms, but cannot give • David Mamet–Bambi vs. Godzilla: tax advice. The IRS maintains a toll-free number for tax assistance: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice (800) 829–1040. In addition, the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/ of the Movie Business offers tax information and forms to download. The Illinois Department • Sherwin B. Nuland–How to Grow Old of Revenue also maintains a website at http://www.revenue.state.il.us/. • Robert B. Parker–High Profile The toll-free number for Illinois taxpayer assistance is (800) 732–8866. • James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge– Patrons who are looking for additional information on taxes can Step on a Crack attend Taxes Are Everyone’s Business on Tuesday, January 16, presented • Luanne Rice–The Edge of Winter by tax expert Judi Strauss. See page 4 for more information. • Danielle Steel–Sisters • George Tenet–At the Center of the Storm Donate Today to Benefit Tomorrow March • Maeve Binchy–Whitethorn Woods Your donation to the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is • Anne Lamott–Grace (Eventually) an investment in a place that opens minds, enriches lives, and brings us • Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King–Reading together. There are several ways you can donate to the library, whether it’s a Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the cash gift, planned gift, or pledge. Donations are tax deductible to the extent Shaping of Christianity allowed by law. For more information, call the Administration Office at • Lisa Scottoline–Daddy’s Girl (630) 960–1200 or visit http://www.downersgrovelibraryfoundation.org. Save the Date for the Foundation Auction You won’t want to miss the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation’s fundraising auction on July 21, 2007! Meet your friends, enjoy great food and wonderful music, and help raise money for the library. We hope to see you at this special event! Discoveries brings news of services and activities at the Downers Grove Public Library to the 48,724 residents of Downers Grove. Christopher Bowen: Library Director Jolene Carlson: Assistant Director Carol Kania: Editor Melody A. Danley: Graphic Artist Library Hours Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Library Board of Trustees Stephen Daniels, Pres. Kathy DiCola, Secr. Wendee Greene David Humphreys Thomas Read Patricia Vlcek The Board of Trustees meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. You are invited to attend. Printed on recycled paper.