RA Programs

Summer Reading has Begun!

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Our annual Summer Reading Program began on Monday, June 12th.  Come on in and sign up for our mystery themed extravaganza!

For Adults, each book read gives you an entry to win prize packs, candy, small themed gifts, and other neat prizes!  There are also quizzes that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to local restaurants and online stores.  When you sign up, you’ll receive a goody bag with the quizzes, a booklist, and other small favors to get you started.  In the goody bag is also a card for this blog!  Become a blog subscriber via email and be entered to win a special “Inspector Mallard” prize pack!

For Teens, each book read, movie watched, or CD listened to counts toward your chances to win the prizes listed above!  You also have a quiz in your goody bag that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to places like Gamestop, iTunes, and local restaurants.

While construction is still going on, please stop by the Reader’s Advisory desk in the East Wing to sign up and receive your goody bag and free first prize entry slip!

Any Questions?  Please call the library @ 847.259.6050 and ask for Reader’s Advisory, or comment on any of our blog posts!

Displays

Let’s Plan a Beach Party Weekend!

Discover the many ways you can benefit from the Rolling Meadows Library collection with our Let’s Plan a Weekend displays at the Welcome Desk!

We are having small, themed raffles in conjunction with these displays that patrons can enter to win!   Each display also includes bookmarks to take home on how to create your own unique, themed experiences with library materials, which are also on display.  Raffle winners do need to have a Rolling Meadows library card, but everyone can check out the materials or take home a bookmark!

The display which has just ended was “Let’s Plan a Chillin’ & Grillin’ Weekend!”  Patrons entered to win a prize pack of books, movies, music, and other materials related to relaxing outside and cooking on the grill, just in time for Memorial Day! Our winner for this prize pack was Tina K., out of a total of 64 entries.

Questions?  Call the library @ 847.259.6050 or stop by the Welcome Desk!

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Displays

January Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of January, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Library Reads,” located on the left book cube, is a “Best of” display for 2016.  These books were picked by librarians as the best loved reads of the year.  If you can’t grab a list from the display, you can visit http://libraryreads.org/favorite-favorites-2016-libraryreads/.

“A Blizzard of Books,” located on the center book cube, is a display of fiction with winter themes.  No matter the genre, if you’re looking for books that match the season, look no further.

“The Best Music of 2016,” located on the CD display cube, is music from this year that has been consistently popular, or that merits a listen.  Come check out some tunes you may have missed!

“Best Books of 2016,” located on our corner display, are selections from the GoodReads Choice Awards for 2016, including winners and nominees.  Every year this list is voted on by readers, for readers.  If you want more information, take home a bookmark or visit https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2016.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction and nonfiction film walls are about a fresh start in the new year.  Fiction focuses on uplifting films that will warm your heart and give you some laughs, and nonfiction focuses on improving your mind, body, and outlook.

Our Teen display this month is “Chill Out with a Good Book,” suggested reads for the winter season.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

November Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of November, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honoring Our Veterans,” located on the left book cube, is fiction and movies about those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

“Love Books? Write One!,” located on the center book cube, is a display focusing on November as National Novel Writing Month.  It is a mix of books that started as NaNoWriMo projects and books about writing and authors.  If you’re interesting in National Novel Writing Month, you can get more information at http://nanowrimo.org/

“Class of…,” located on the CD display cube, is music from different eras.  Currently the classes of 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 are represented on each side of the cube.

“Reading, the Best Only Game in Town: Book Selections from This Year’s Book Lover’s Day,” located on our corner display, is books from 2016’s Book Lover’s Day, as well as previous years.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Favorite Movies About Games and Sports,” those films that take place in the world of sporting competitions.  The nonfiction film wall is “How to Excel at Playing Them,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about playing different sports and games.

Our Teen display this month is “A Pinch of This, a Dash of That,” a fun combination of genre reads.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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September Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of September, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honor Those Who Serve: First Responders Appreciation Day,” located on the left book cube, is focuses on first responders in all types of media.  Police, firefighters, search and rescue teams, EMTs and paramedics and more, all are featured.  First Responders Appreciation Day is on September 27th.

“Murder and Mayhem in the Middle Ages,” located on the center book cube, is fiction and DVDs set in medieval times.  Medieval mysteries abound; give one a try!

“We’re #1!,” located on the CD display cube, is chart-topping music and greatest hits.

“Spotlight On: Hispanic Heritage Month,” located on our corner display, are books written by Hispanic authors or focusing on the Hispanic experience throughout history.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Movies So Bad They’re Good,” movies that were nominated for the prestigious Golden Raspberry awards.  The nonfiction film wall is “Make the Most of Yourself,” which features self-help, exercise, and other life-improving DVDs.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading Continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots,” located on the left book cube, is a wide selections of family dramas and fiction about family relationships.  Check one out to enjoy some (dys)functional families!

“The Game of Life,” located on the center book cube, are titles having to do with each stage of one’s life.  Starting a career, marriage, having a family and retirement are all featured through fiction.

“Spin the Bottle,” located on the CD display cube, is music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to Arts and Literature.

The film walls feature “Bingo,” films that begin with the letters BINGO, and “Big Bang Theory,” nonfiction films featuring the big universe of science.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

March Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of March, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Light and Literary Reads,” located on the left book cube, is general literary fiction that is a bit lighter in tone.

“Globetrotters: Stories from Near and Fear,” located on the center book cube, is fiction set in many different locales around the world.

“Perfect Pitch,” located on the CD display cube, is music by outstanding vocalists.

“Spotlight On: Women’s History Month,” located on our corner display, are books that are centered on women’s history and written by women.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The film walls feature fiction and nonfiction films focused on Women’s History Month.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

February Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of February, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Mardi Gras,” located on the left book cube, is fiction that is takes place during Mardi Gras itself, or is set in New Orleans.

“After Oprah…Best Book Club Reads,” located on the center book cube, is fiction that is often read in book clubs.  While these selections tend toward literary fiction, they can surprise you!

“I’m in the Mood for Love,” located on the CD cube, is music geared toward love and romance.

“Blind Date with a Book,” located on our corner display, are books that are presented in plain brown wrappers with small “personal ads” with their genre and a short description on them.  Take a chance on a blind date and take one home!

“100 Years, 100 Films,” located on the feature film wall, are movies that have been selected to the American Film Institute’s list of the best 100 movies of the last 100 years.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

Summer Reading Displays

For the Summer Reading Program, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in our area that tie into the overarching summer theme.  For this summer’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm,” our book, music, and movie displays are all about music!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are five different displays going.

The first book cube is a split between “Battle Cry of Freedom,” Civil War fiction inspired by the music of that period, specifically the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and “The Rake’s Song,” Regency romances with rakes and rogues inspired by the album The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

The second book cube is a split between “Yesterday,” selections of historical fiction inspired by the classic Beatles tune, and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” western novels whose choice were inspired by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning’s cover of a seminal country song by Ed Bruce.

The music display is “Stayin’ Alive”, a rip roaring collection of 70s albums that will keep you dancing disco, inspired, of course, by the Bee Gees.

The movie display is “I Will Survive,” a selection of disaster movies inspired by Gloria Gaynor’s hit song.

The teen display is “To Infinity, and Beyond!” inspired by the movie Toy Story and its soundtrack, featuring science fiction.

Come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Movies

Foreign Film Collection – Spanish

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, the Spanish language will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

Spanish
Al Otro Lado – 2005
Amador – 2010
Amores Perros – 2000
Belle Epoque – 1992
Biutiful – 2010
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotas) – 2009
Busco Novio para Mi Mujer – 2016
Cantinflas – 2014
The Club – 2015
The Crime of Padre Amaro (El crimen del Padre Amaro) – 2002
The Dancer Upstairs – 2002
Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) – 1955
The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) – 2001
Falling for Mala (A La Mala) – 2015
Flamenco, Flamenco – 2010
I’m So Excited! – 2013
Instructions Not Included (No se aceptan devoluciones) – 2013
Jauja – 2014
La Mujer de mi Hermano – 2005
Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón – 2007
Ladrones – 2015
The Liberator (Libertador) – 2013
Like Water for Chocolate – 1993
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
(Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) – 2013
Lucia, Lucia – 2003
Maria Full of Grace (María, llena eres de gracia) – 2004
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) – 2004
No – 2012
No Eres Tú, Soy Yo – 2010
No Manches Frida – 2016
El Norte – 1983
Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) – 1997
The Orphanage (El orfanato) – 2007
The Perfect Crime – 2004
Pulling Strings – 2013
Quinceãñera – 2007
Recién Cazado – 2009
The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) – 2004
The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) – 2009
Secretos Del Corazon – 1997
Sin Nombre – 2009
Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate) – 1993
Sugar – 2008
Talk to Her (Hable con ella) – 2002
To the Sea (Alamar) – 2009
Un Día sin Mexicanos – 2004
Under the Same Moon (La misma luna) – 2007
Undertow (Contracorriente) – 2009
Volver – 2006
Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) – 2014
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios”) – 1988
Y Tu Mamá También – 2001