Renaissance Fairs by Kristen Rajczak

Liz K.    April 25, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes Renaissance Fair season! Are you interested in visiting one but don’t know where to start? Check out Renaissance Fairs by Kristen Rajczak! You’ll find information on what it’s like to attend or even work at a Fair. There’s tips on how to assemble a costume, and a guide to doing your own research on… Read more »

Baseball Book List

Liz K.    April 5, 2016

It’s baseball season again! Both the Cubs and the Sox played amazing games on opening day, so why not celebrate with some baseball books? Game Seven by Paul Volponi is about 16-year-old Julio Ramirez, Jr. Julio has dreamed his whole life of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a player on Cuba’s national team. But when his father defects to the USA to play for the… Read more »

THIS WEDNESDAY! Anime Trivia Night

Crayola B.    March 28, 2016

6-8pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 REGISTER NOW!  Details: Join us for pub-style trivia featuring questions about anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Will your team be the very best? (Like no one ever was?) Prove you’re the ultimate otaku! Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded! Cosplay is also encouraged. Further questions should be directed to Crayola Bolger, 847-244-5150, extension… Read more »

Peeps Diorama Contest & Playing With Peeps

Crayola B.    March 22, 2016

If you love sugar-coated marshmallow critters, we have the perfect programs for you this April! Peeps Diorama Contest Use your imagination to create a shoebox-size diorama with marshmallow Peeps! Pick up a copy of the rules and entry form starting now. The first 10 teens to register in person will get a free box of Peeps. Entries are due by… Read more »

First Day of Spring

Liz K.    March 19, 2016

Tomorrow, March 20th, is the first day of spring! Unfortunately it’s still rather gloomy and wintery in our neck of the woods, so why not check out some books with some cheery spring-themed covers? The Spring of Candy Apples by Debbie Viguié is the fourth book in the Sweet Seasons series. Candace, an employee at The Zone’s Candy Counter, is finishing… Read more »