Give a Green Thumbs-Up for Gardening at Fountaindale Library!

On Saturday, March 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm, the Fountaindale Public Library will be hosting a gardening open house! In this drop-in program, gardening and plant clubs from around Bolingbrook and Will County will showcase their organizations and get the beginner or experienced gardener involved with starting their own gardens or to join a community of dedicated…

Its a New Year, So Why Not Try Something New?

Its 2015! Not everyone’s resolution is to start a new diet or a new exercise! If you are one of them, come up to our third floor and check out our “Try Something New For The New Year” display! Maybe you want to start a book club or learn French…. maybe you are interested in organic…

The Great Bridge

This past Thursday, I was reminded by an article in The Wall Street Journal by Carrie Melago that the Brooklyn Bridge would shortly reach another milestone in its long history. In her article, titled Celebrating 130 Years of the Brooklyn Bridge, she talks about the bridge and its significance to both New York and to…

Living Every Day To It’s Fullest

Early last year, I saw a true life medical show about a young British girl who has Progeria. Progeria is the “aging” disease, in which young children grow old before their time, suffering the ailments that the elderly suffer…. heart disease, arthritis, poor eyesight, brittle bones, the list goes on. At the time this book…

Heart Healthy Diet – diabetic and vegan cooking

Change Begins With Just A Simple step… Looking for great books and resources on creating heart – healthy meals?  Then check these out! You will find a step-by step approach that would help you lose weight while controlling your risk of diabetes complications.    The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Learn about this two-phase plan on…

Online Resources For DiabeticVegan Cooking

These links take you to websites for more  information on making healthy food choices and taking control of your diabetes. Joslin Diabetic Center Diabetic Health Center Foodnetwork How To Become A Vegan VeganCooking Vegan Outreach American Diabetes Association The New york Times Google-play Davita – Bringing quality to life Learn, Shop and Save Eating and…

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t yet picked up to read and explore. If you happen to be a fan of books and enjoy reading reviews and articles about authors and their works in the…

Recruiting readers for an outstanding spy thriller!

As a Librarian, I’m pleased to provide a spring board for self-published local authors to share their books with the community.  Self-publishing provides an outlet for an array of projects, such as local history topics, community memoirs, family history projects gone global and romance novels gone awry.  These books may vary in format, intention, and…

eBooks: Compare and try before you buy @ your library

Thinking of investing in an electronic book reader?  Our information desk now offers a Sony e-reader and a Barnes & Noble Nook for patron demo.  Experience each e-reader without sales pressure!  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can give you information and technology assistance to make a great consumer purchase.  Already have an e-reader?  Your library…