Traditionally, April 15 is Tax Day in the United States when all of our taxes from the previous year are due. However, this year the IRS and the State of Illinois have extended the deadline to May 17. The federal income tax was started after the Civil War ended in order to help pay for […]
Whether you’re venturing out on your first COVID-era road trip or you’re playing it safe with a spring break staycation, hoopla’s got you covered. This travel-themed collection includes instantly downloadable movies, music and e-books for adults and kids. Shorewood-Troy Library patrons receive 10 free downloads a month per card, so if you’ve got family members, […]
According to Oxford Languages, “Awkwardness or embarrassment is defined as an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself.”You know what we’re talking about, right? Awkward moments are a part of life; they just happen (especially when we don’t want them to!). We’ve even had our own awkward moments here at the library!
For over 30 years, organizations across the United States have spent March celebrating and honoring the contributions of women to American history. From park rangers to singers to civil rights activists to business owners, websites and books chronicle the journeys of these women who likely never expected they’d one day be famous for their labors […]
Every year on March 2nd, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Read Across America Day. Did you know that if Dr. Seuss were alive today, he would be 116!?! Check out some of these fun activities and books to celebrate!
Stretched out on the colorful Dresden plate quilt on the sturdy iron bed at my grandparents’ house, I spent hours, as a kid, immersed in a red leather bound collection of fairy tales. From The Robber Bridegroom (the Brothers Grimm) to The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen), the tales transported me over the river and […]
“Not today, Cupid! Enough with this lovey-dovey Valentine’s mumbo jumbo.” If you hear your inner voice saying these things and are about to jump to the next blog to read, hold up! This isn’t another Valentine’s post full of gushy hearts and roses.I’m not going to have you make a list of everyone (or thing) […]
On the third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King is known as being a Civil Rights Activist and preacher. His “I Have A Dream” speech given at the 1963 March on Washington is one of his most recognized. However, it was not the speech he had […]
January is National Slow Cooking Month! To celebrate, we gathered some titles for you to check out. The librarians here at Shorewood-Troy Public Library not only love slow cookers, but also pressure cookers! Sometimes your appliance can do both (like the Instant Pot)! Unsure of what a pressure cooker is, how to use it, or […]