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Library News

Nanowrimo Kickoff Event!

Come join us to celebrate the beginning of Nanowrimo! We'll have cookies, information about how to participate in the WRC Create-A-Story, and a display. See you there!

Ghost Scavenger Hunt!

Come into the library before October 26th to find the seven ghosts that are haunting the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 Blick gift card! Raffle will be on October 29th at 1:10pm in the library.

Spooky Book Display!

Come by and check out the spooky books that we have available in our Halloween display.

New Login For Library Databases!

You will need new login information when accessing the online databases through the library website. Contact the librarian for the login information at

Celebrate Chicago Artists

Come by the library in October and check out our display! We have many books on Chicago artists, including Academy Alumni!

Flash drives are now available for check out!

You can check them out for 24 hours and they are not available for check out on Thursdays. Any files left on the flash drive will be deleted upon checking them back into the library. Ask the librarian for more details.

Artist of the Month

Joan Miró

Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. He is well known for his surrealistic style.

Books in the library available for checkout:

Fall Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 7 pm

Contact the Library

Whether you need help using one of our services, have a reference question, or anything else, just contact me! My job is to help you.

Hannah Moody-Goo


312-461-0600 ext. 149

You can also use the "Email Me" button in the box below.

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Illustration Magazine

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

ImagineFX Magazine