Adult Services Blog

  • "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!"

  • Vintage Brunches and Breads

    Learn about brunches from decades past on Tuesday, August 21 from 7- 8:30 P.M. Audience members will sample breads and leave with recipes.Registration is required. The program is limited to 30 people. - MA

    See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

     

  • 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.

  • 25th Anniversary of Shark Week

    This week marks the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week. Here are some library materials for fans of this Discovery Channel event.

    Non-Fiction

  • Weekend Movie - Sat Aug. 18 @ 2 PM

    Watch the 2012 PG-13 movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson on Saturday, August 18 at 2 P.M. The movie runs for 2 hours and 23 minutes.

    In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in a televised survival competition.

    The program is FREE and open to the public. Walk-Ins are welcome! - MA

  • If you liked the TV Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker than you may like...

     

    Discusses Sasquatch, the Loch Ness monster and other monstrous creatures that may or may not exist.

    In quick-witted entries on each enigmatic topic, Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs offers answers certain to surprise, enlighten, amuse, and perhaps disappoint true believers. But Albert Jack never fails to fascinate and entertain as he spills the beans about the odd, the eerie, and the (no longer) unexplained. - www.amazon.com

    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters with the super natural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goings-on and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of the both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe. - www.barnesandnoble.com
    A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews, this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the horrifying truth. Complete with 30 spine-tingling tales of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who left a trail across the South as they conducted blood-drinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men who dare approach her as she wanders through city streets and parks. - www.barnesandnoble.com
     
    Jamie is a talented young photographer who has a disfiguring birthmark that makes him feel like an outsider. While he is developing pictures, Jamie sees a hooded figure peering from behind a window. Investigating, he stumbles into a horrific world of reptilian monsters posing as street gangs, violence inflicted on the most innocent, and a demon with the power to offer Jamie everything he has ever dreamed of, but at a deadly price.
    The evil dead lie in wait for the one ancient incantation that will give them license to attack the living. Five vacationing college students unwittingly resurrect these demons. One by one, the students are transformed into monsters whose own thirst for revenge becomes insatiable.
     
    In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster.- MA
     
  • 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.

  • Bond, James Bond

    Those of us who watched the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony will long remember the James Bond spoof that featured Queen Elizabeth and her corgis.  There’s plenty of time to stop by the library to brush up on your James Bond Trivia before the next Bond film, Skyfall, hits local theaters in November.

  • Art & Craft of Coffee

    Find out about different coffees and brewing techniques from national coffee expert Kevin Sinnott on Tuesday, August 7 from 7-8 P.M.

    Learn to make that perfect tasting cup of coffee every time. Samples available. The program requires registration and is limited to 100 (max). - MA

    See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

     

  • XTreme Bugs at Brookfield Zoo

    Experience the life of a bug! Now through September 7, see giant animatronic insects at the Brookfield Zoo. There are also hands-on activities and live entertainment on the weekends.

     

    For more information and admission prices see:

    http://www.czs.org/CZS/xtremebugs

     

    Also check out bugs at the library:

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