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Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club -- September 25 - 30

DuPage County's very own Medinah Country Club (Lake Street and Medinah Road) will take the international golfing spotlight this weekend with its hosting of PGA's Ryder Cup.  Held every two years, this match pits the top American golfers against a European team.

October Bestsellers

October is a big month for new bestsellers.  Place your holds on these popular titles now.

Bone Bed

The Bone Bed / Patricia Cornwell

World Alzheimer's Month



September is World Alzheimer’s month.  Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia. Raise your awareness by checking out these library resources.

Louise Penny - Author Profile

If you havden't discovered Louise Penny yet, you are in for a real treat.  Her most recent novel, The Beautiful Mystery, is now number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List and her first novel, Still Life, will be made into a TV movie by the CBC.

Spies among us

Spies are back! 

Modern spies are now tracking down international terrorists while their historical counterparts operate during the world wars or the Cold War.  You’ll find lots of action in these edgy, dark thrillers.

Urban Lit

Check out a Sony Reader at the Adult Reference Desk and enjoy some urban lit e-books.

Coming to America

America has long been known as a melting pot.  Here are a few novels about people who came to this county and made it what it is today.

"Black Cow" Root Beer Float Created on August 19, 1893

On August 19, 1893, Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the "Black Cow Mountain."  Kids loved it and shortened the name to "Black Cow."  As Paul Harvey might say, "Now you know the rest of the story."  And as a librarian might say, "Stop in and check out some pretty sweet books at your library!"

September Bestsellers

September's bestsellers will be here before you know it.  Look for your favorite author in the list below and place your holds now.

Book Review: Dare Me by Megan Abbott

“There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls.” (p.5) In Megan Abbott’s new novel there certainly is. Beth has always been the queen bee, the cheer captain, the Top Girl, with Addy as her best friend and lieutenant. But when the squad gets a young new coach, a real coach, things begin to change.