Posted on November 18, 2012 by adultreference
A warm thanks to film art enthusiast and movie poster collector Bill Brandeis, who was in the library lobby on Saturday, November 17 displaying an exciting selection of posters for recently released and upcoming films. Patrons were able to peruse and enjoy posters for over 30 popular movies, including current favorites Wreck-It Ralph and Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and forthcoming films The Hobbit, The Guilt Trip, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Bill showcases his collection at the Fountaindale Public Library three Saturdays a year. Look for him again in February 2013, when he will join us with a new selection of posters. Please note that as the posters come from his personal collection, they are not for sale.
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Posted on February 27, 2012 by adultreference
Come join us as Ron and Vicki Nowicki of Downers Grove, who help families re-connect with the natural world through ecologically sustainable landscape design, will present a program March 5th at 1:30pm on how you can transform your own yard using the methods of permaculture. Ron and Vicki weren’t caught up in appearances or styles. They simply wanted to design something based on principles that were modeled after the natural world and how it worked. Interestingly, Ron found himself borrowing from history to design an energy-efficient, passive solar home. He used a New England Salt Box design with an ice house roof for summer cooling, a central fireplace, a wood stove fed by wood gathered primarily from assorted landscape jobs, a huge rain barrel and of course a root cellar for moist cold storage to accommodate a good portion of their summer crops. With respect to the landscape, he and Vicki used evergreen windbreaks to conserve energy in the winter and deciduous shade trees to cool the house in the summer. They never used a single bit of mown lawn but filled their landscape with native plants, perennial food plants and a gigantic vegetable and herb garden. When they began to plant flowers to attract beneficial insects, birds and bats, they dubbed their entire site a gardenfarm. Who knew that 30 years later they would become the quintessential suburban permaculturists? Once a novelty, Circle GardenFarm is now able to supply an almost year-round bounty of “local”, organic food.
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Posted on October 6, 2010 by adultreference
At this time of year do you feel like running around in a panic and wanting to shouting “Help the holidays are coming!”? Does the thought of gift lists make your head hurt? Or do you really want to get those cards mailed before the New Year? Well, we have the solution for you!!! Beth Randall of Joe Organizer, LLC, will be giving a presentation that will help you get ready for the holidays from start to finish. You will learn the steps to help with shopping, sending greetings, handling all the toys, etc. Make that holiday season easier!
The program is at the Fountaindale Public Library Thursday, October 28th at 7pm. You may register by visiting our website at www.fountaindale.org, calling us at 630-685-4176 or in person. Drop-ins are always welcome.
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Posted on September 15, 2010 by adultreference
Please join us on Thursday, September 30th at 7pm at the Fountaindale Public Library District when Dr. Kristina Sargent will be presenting a program on controlling diabetes. Controlling Diabetes may be as simple as understanding what foods to eat together and the best times to eat those foods. Learn about the modified Mediterranean diet, a novel approach to Controlling Diabetes through food combinations and timing to reduce A1C and fasting blood sugar numbers. This healthy lifestyle has been shown to lower your risk of other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, as well.
Please call 630-685-4176 to register. You may also register in person or you online at www.fountaindale.org. Drop-ins are always welcome!
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