Diversity and Inclusion in Librarianship
Two interns joined the staff at Skokie Public Library this summer to learn about the role libraries play in the community and to expand the opportunities of librarianship to young people from underrepresented backgrounds.
School Supplies for Fines
July 31-August 13, Skokie Public Library will be accepting school supplies to offset overdue fines on your account.
Meet the Summer Reading Assistants
Our Summer Reading Assistants work hard to keep kids and adults reading and earning badges and prizes all summer long. Get to know them a little better on our blog.
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Comics at the Movies
Super heroes may get all the attention when it comes to comic book movie adaptations, but there are a few comics artists whose lives and work have been depicted in film as well. From documentaries to fictionalized accounts of real life events, these movies show comics artists to be observant, introverted, talented, and fascinating subjects. Here are a few of my favorites.
The Greens of Summer
Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. This means picnics, cookouts, camping, and hitting the beach. It's also a time to exercise that green thumb of yours. So get out into the garden and grow some stuff.
Just how different from us were the men and women who lived in ancient times? Their technology was very different, of course, but how were they different from us in what inspired them, what they believed in, and how they lived their lives? Much more than facts and figures, well-written histories seek to answer these questions as well as add color and context to our interpretations of the past. Check out the books, films, and television series on this list to learn more about ancient civilizations.