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Library News

Summer Library Events—Register Now!

The summer edition of our library newsletter is now available. Warrenville residents will receive their Reading Matters in the mail. Copies are also available in the library and here.

Look in Reading Matters for a really big announcement about our new 3D Printer and Cricut devices. You can also access our Makerspace webpage to learn more about our latest offerings or register to attend Tech Talk sessions on 3D Printing and Cricut.

Concerts on the Commons are back for another season! Six bands are scheduled to perform a variety of music, from pop to country to rockabilly on select Thursdays beginning with the group Valius on June 13. See complete concert lineup.

Adventure Begins At Your Library is the theme of our Summer Reading Challenge this year. We want you to discover a world of opportunity and wonder between the pages of a book or at one of our events. Fun gifts and a grand prize drawing entry awaits everyone who completes the challenge. We have a fabulous selection of grand prizes, including Stanley cups, a Robo vacuum and gift cards to the Main Event, Target and Starbucks. Remember, the more you read, the greater your chance of winning a prize!

Program highlights for this summer include:

One World: Peak Photographic Travel Experiences
The Modern Summer Olympics
Women Spies of World War II
Discover DuPage on a Budget
Map Coasters
Scales & Tales Traveling Zoo
Art Adventures
Become An Animal Advocate
Soda Sock Hop
Family Pride Celebration

Along with registering online through the highlighted links noted above, you can also call or register for an event in person at the Adult Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x121, or the Youth Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x124.



Alebrije Art in the Library

Our library is now home to a magnificent owl sculpture named Buck.

Mexican artist Edgar Camergo Reyes created this beautiful piece of art specially for our library with inspiration from The Call of the Wild, the first book he read as a child. The alebrije style of art, which originated in Mexico City in the 1940s, depicts brightly colored creatures, typically animals, with playful and exaggerated features. Some think of the artwork as magical, spiritual and even fantastical. No two alebrijes sculptures are ever alike—Maestro Edgar created Buck with the unique feature of a book in its talons.

We have the City of Warrenville’s Tourism and Arts Commission (TAC) to thank for this colorful work of art that now greets library visitors just inside our Stafford Place entrance. As part of its Aesthetic Enhancement Project which aims to preserve and enhance community character, and its desire to celebrate Warrenville’s diversity, TAC worked with Sara Phalen (Warrenville Historical Society Director and Mexican Cultural Center of DuPage Vice President) to commission an alebrije piece after an outpouring of interest in Cantigny’s 2022 showcase: Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World. Artist Reyes’ introduction to Warrenville was through Warrenville’s Historical Society, which received two Hotel Tax Grants to sponsor a workshop featuring him as one of the Cantigny show artists and for the creation of an alebrije cat based on the cat in the famous Albright painting “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

After developing criteria for choosing a location to display the artwork, the TAC determined the library would be an ideal setting because of its potential to be widely viewed by Warrenville’s residents, especially its youngest citizens. Our Executive Director, Jason Stuhlmann, and the Library Board of Trustees eagerly welcomed the opportunity to add to its art collection and delighted in suggesting that the sculpture depict something meaningful to its surroundings. Thus came the owl, often a symbol of  libraries and knowledge, with a book in the talons.

We are grateful for the collaboration and dedication of the City of Warrenville, TAC commissioners Linda Osborn and Brian Owens, Sara Phalen and Fernando Ramirez (Mexican Cultural Center of DuPage, representing artist Reyes) and for the approval of the intergovernmental agreement for the loan and display of the artwork at the Warrenville Public Library.

Visit the library to view and admire our alebrije sculpture and other artwork including:

  • Oil paintings by internationally known artist Adam Albright, in the clerestory above the Member Services Desk
  • Large mobile titled Cascade by Steven Hass, in the atrium near our Adult collection
  • Interactive kaleidoscope by R.C. Anderson, near the café area
  • Metal sculptures of The Read Family, by Jeffrey and Barbara Burt, on the stairway between upper and lower levels

Enjoy other artwork in and outside the library by Warrenville artists Nancy Carrigan, Sheri Butler, Dick White, Al Oshsner, the Goodman Family and others.

Other Aesthetic Enhancement Project Artwork in Warrenville

  • Leone Schmidt Park (2018), bronze origami Seed Sower (Squirrel) and three bronze origami Seeds (acorns), created by New Mexico artist Kevin Box
  • Warrenville Police Department property (2020), stainless-steel sculpture featuring a police officer holding the hand of a child and appearing to emerge from a wall of words, created by Nebraska sculptor Matthew Placzek
  • Bob Walters Commons (2023), winged horse sculpture entitled Tribute created by Jen Kresl

Installation photos

 


Tap into Libby, the One-Tap Reading App

Libby is the reading app with free books, audiobooks and magazines all in one place.Give it a try today. Download from the App Store or get it on Google Play. If you have questions about using the app, you can meet one-on-one with a librarian to get you all set up. To schedule a Book-A-Librarian session, call our Adult Services Desk. 630/393-1171 x121. Read more. 

Libby by OverDrive home page.

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Library Events

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Thu, Jun 13, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fri, Jun 14, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Mon, Jun 17, All day

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Cerny Park Pavilion

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sat, Jun 15, All day

Mon, Jun 17, All day

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Fri, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
STEAM Space

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Computer Lab
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Fri, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
28256 Diehl Rd.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room East and West Combined