Adult Services Blog

  • Sleuths and their Pet Sidekicks

    If your dog or cat is an important part of your life, you'll enjoy these light mysteries featuring pet sidekicks.  Sometimes the dog or cat solves the mystery, sometimes he just helps.

  • What is Attachment Parenting?

    You've probably heard about TIME magazine's controversial May 21st cover regarding attachment parenting. But what does it really involve? Find out more about the theory developed by pediatrician William Sears and how it is practiced.

  • Rebecca and Friends

    There's nothing like a little romance and a little danger to get your heart plumping.  What better way to honor Daphne du Maurier's May birthday than to check out a romantic suspense book or movie.  Her novel Rebecca is a real classic romantic suspense novel and Alfred Hitchcock turned the book into a wonderful movie.  Once you have re-read the book or watched the movie again, pick up one of these romantic suspense favorites.

  • May is National Bike Month

    National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month — and help get more people in your community out riding too!

  • Watching Sherlock on PBS?

    Did you tune in and watch Sherlock on May 6? Check out some of our Sherlock Holmes materials.

  • Library Movie Sat May 19

    See the 2011 PG comedy movie starring Rowan Atkinson, and Gillian Anderson on Saturday, May 19 from 2-4 P.M.

    Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in this comedy spy-thriller. Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a Chinese leader and cause global chaos. - MA Image source:

    The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at


  • Long Lost Manuscripts

    These novels about long lost manuscripts have something for everyone:  a little history, a little mystery, and lots of thrilling action.

  • Avengers assemble!

    If you've been eagerly awaiting the release of Marvel's The Avengers in theaters, we've got some stuff to help you get your smash on. If you can't make it to AMC South Barrington for their Avengers Movie Marathon (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor in 3D, Captain America in 3D, The Avengers in 3D), try some of these:

    Comic fans, don't forget our first comic con, Dewey Con 741.5. Hilary Barta, Russell Lissau, Andrew Pepoy and Gene Ha(schedule permitting) will be attending. Christine Thornton will teach manga drawing to our younger participants.

    Dewey Con

  • Teacher, teacher!

    May 7 begins Teacher Appreciation Week. If you've been out of school for a while, you might enjoy a movie about schools and teaching. Some are funny, some are moving, some might make you mad. See what you think: