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5 Lisle Library events to take advantage of in early 2014

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 10:23 a.m. CST

LISLE – The Lisle Public Library has a slew of events planned after the new year.

In a release, the library revealed its top five events for January and February. All events are open to the public.

For more information or to register for the programs, visit www.lislelibrary.org or call 630-971-1675.

1. Hundreds to participate in The Big Read 

Philip Caputo’s “The Longest Road” is the selected book for Big Read 2014, a collaborative reading event taking place across nine communities. Programs and discussions will be announced in February and will take place in March and April. 

For youth, the 2014 Kids Read title is “Go, Go America” by Dan Yaccarino, a story of one family’s rollicking road trip from state to state and the curious facts they learn.

Pick up copies of each title at the Adult Reference Desk and in Youth Services. For more information visit www.TheBigRead.org.

2. Learn taxes

Tax expert Judi Strauss will review key elements of the tax code effective for 2013 as well as possible extensions of tax breaks from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Strauss will also discuss deductions, IRA withdrawals, roth conversions and taxable Social Security.

3. Early Childhood Fair for parents

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the library will host its annual Early Childhood Fair for parents with babies, toddlers or preschoolers. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., parents can meet representatives from local schools, learn about family services and see what the community has to offer you and your little ones from infants to age 5. No registration is necessary.

4. Children’s Theatre of Western Springs’ “Nate the Great”

Nate the Great and his friends will solve neighborhood mysteries with a little help at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Even Nate’s faithful dog Sludge joins in the detective work. Actors are members of the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs for youth in grades first through 12th. 

5. Learn about Chinese culture, keys to success

On Saturday, Jan. 25, Longry Wang, director of strategy and product planning for Navistar, will discuss the integration of Asian and American cultures in the global environment as well as her perspective on Chinese culture, customs, travel advice and future trends. The event will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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