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New Release Juvenile Fiction - July

Hooray for Lolo by Niki Daly/Here Comes Lolo.    New very easy chapter book series by award winning author. Set in contemporary South Africa, the events in Lolo's world revolve around school, home, and her community—like most children in early elementary school. Raising Lumie by Jo...

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10 Anti-racist Podcasts

  Whether you already have read or are interested in reading How to be an Anti-Racist, and perhaps also White Fragility or Me and White Supremacy, we have a list of 10 podcasts below to help you continue learning about social justice issues and about race in America.   How to lis...

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Taking Great Photos with Your iPhone

Taking Great Photos with Your iPhone

By Kristin Ashley With the warm weather finally here, I’m taking more photos outside–and I’ll bet you are, too. With the improvement in cameras in the newer smartphones, you no longer need a cumbersome DSLR to get great iPhone photos. In fact, you don’t even need a computer to share, store and ed...

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Outdoor Public Art in Lake Forest, IL

Outdoor Public Art in Lake Forest

We will showcase five pieces of public outdoor art in Lake Forest. Ex Libris by Michael B. Croydon​ The sculpture entitled Ex Libris, designed by Michael B. Croydon and fabricated by Daniel T. Blue, was commissioned by the Deer Path Art League for the Library’s Centennial. The title of th...

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Bullet Journaling in 15 minutes

By Michelle Doshi What is Bullet Journaling? A bullet journal is an analog system for planning your life. It is a planner that you customize yourself to suit your needs and goals, and a system for organizing your thoughts, tasks, meetings, events, goals, and more, to help you keep up and to ke...

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NEW RELEASE JUVENILE FICTION - JUNE

PAGES & CO SERIES by Anna James For those of you who love to get lost in a good book.  An enchanting story about the magic of books and the power of imagination The first book is The Book Wanderers and just released is  The Lost Fairy Tales .  RAGWEED & POPPY by Avi...

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Books for the Beach

Kate Recommends Books for the Beach

   Summertime... and the reading is easy. Be sure to sign-up for our Lake Forest Library summer reading program; prizes and raffles all add up to a summer of fun.  Below are some of Kate’s favorite reads to start your summer.  Romance, thrillers and behind the scenes, all...

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GIMP: The Free Photoshop Alternative

GIMP: The Free Photoshop Alternative

By Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant  Adobe Photoshop is known as the best program to edit images, and it's something we were taught to master in art school for creative industry practice. There are plenty of powerful features right out of the box, and it's more than just adding f...

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Analyze news with media literacy

  By Michelle Doshi, Adult Services Librarian   You may have heard of a topic called media literacy, or even seen quizzes online testing your ability to tell real from fake. Media literacy is a set of skills you can learn and use and share that can help. First, some definition...

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Using Google Photos

By Kristin Ashley 
Media Lab Assistant  As an artist and photographer, I’m always seeking out new ways to store, organize, share and edit my photos and videos. I’ve found that Google Photos is one of the best photo apps out there – and it’s free with stor...

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Captivating Nonfiction

A nonfiction book can be just as much of a page turner as a fictional story. You can find these captivating nonfiction titles on our ebook platforms Hoopla, Libby, and Cloud Library. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (published 1994) This is one of the most popular n...

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Vogue, Punk and Tiffany: Documentaries to Rock your World

  One of the fun benefits of free access to films through the Lake Forest Library is the ability to watch them on any of your devices: your phone, your computer and your laptop.  Download the Apps for Hoopla and Kanopy through www.lakeforestlibrary,org and you will have access to a wide...

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