Now that the cold weather has arrived and we’ve barricaded ourselves indoors, perhaps we should give some thought to the quality of the air we’ll be breathing for the next several months. Did you know indoor air can be the most polluted air we breathe? Benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and ammonia are just a few of the toxins we shut in with us when we shut the windows. But just one plant per 100 square feet of living space can improve air quality substantially. Stop by the library’s “Go Green” display to read more–and breathe better today!
December marks the 35th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act signed first by President Richard Nixon in 1973. Come check out some of the books and articles that the Todd Library has concerning these endangered species. One may catch your interest to do a last minute report for class or just for fun.
We will be saluting “National Native American Heritage Month” throughout the month of November. Come join us and learn more about past history and present day life among the various tribes. If you can’t make it into the library, you may still check out our collection of Ebooks from your home computers through our online catalog.
You know there have been many books written about the presidents. But did you know those same presidents have done a lot of writing themselves? The display case currently features some of their speeches, books, diaries and letters. Check out Kennedy’s Nobel Prize winning title Profiles in Courage. Or George Washington’s Writings. Read what these men have had to say…in their own words.
Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night?
In cooperation with Community Education’s program on Chicagoland ghost stories, the Todd Library will be displaying some of it’s own book collection on ghosts and hauntings. Come check them out and remember that Halloween is just around the corner!