Magazines…A Little Light Reading

When you’re looking for a little light reading, pick up a handful of magazines at the library. Our Magazines section covers a variety of interests from contemporary black women’s experiences in Essence, to organizing your home in Real Simple, to medical science developments in the Mayo Clinic Health Letters. You’ll find The Economist has the latest in international news, politics, business and finance. We also carry the oldest, continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S.—Scientific American—to which many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed. Starting an exercise program? Refer to Health, Shape or Runner’s World for tips on current trends. For musical coverage, look no further than Rolling Stone. Have the travel bug? Pick up Condé Nast. Whatever your interests, we have you covered!

You’ll find current magazines in our Adult Services Department near the window area. Current and back issues are available for check out for 14 days. Can’t get to the library when you want a little light reading? Use your WPLD card for free access to RBdigital eMagazines under the Reading tab at warrenville.com.

We’re happy to help you search for a magazine title or get you started with downloading an eMagazine. Stop by, call or email the Adult Services Desk. 630/393-1171 x121 or adultservices@warrenville.com.

Quiet Space and a Fireplace

Need a digital detox, breather or place to enjoy blissful silence? You’ll love the Quiet Room nestled behind our Adult Services Desk near our magazine section. Here we have cozy reading chairs and desks for studying and working (if you must!). Come for a short retreat to read, meditate or write in your journal. Or, stay for a long while to ponder the marvels of the universe. Complementing the space is our beautiful dual-sided fireplace, which we operate during the colder months. Keep Calm and Quiet On!

Natural Health, GEEK via Zinio

natural healthMagazines – You can enjoy several titles among our eMagazine offerings from Zinio that are not in the regular print collection. I’ve set Zinio to alert me to the availability of new issues of two that I enjoy, Natural Health and GEEK.

Natural Health focuses on health and nutrition, fitness, and the links between mind and body. Typical articles are on health issues like allergies and stress. One article outlines nine things people often do that are aging their bodies more than they probably know. The Nov/Dec issue features holiday recipes from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, and drug-free headache remedies. Natural weight-loss is promoted through articles such as the one that teaches readers six Pilates moves that can be done anywhere at any time. There are articles on meditation and other techniques that are helpful for slowing down the pace of everyday life and creating a more relaxed and manageable environment.

geek

GEEK is a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that includes features on science, movies, television, video games, technology, comics, music, gadgets, and more. The May-June issue included articles on the Guardians of the Galaxy, Mars Rovers, and the curious incidences of our dogs aligning with the magnetic fields of the earth. I found even the advertisements unique and entertaining. One was for a service offering 3D printing of action figures created from your own identity.

Coming soon…Zinio has announced that they will soon simplify their account setup process to make accessing eMagazines even easier!