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Viewsonic Projector Viewsonic Projector

With Bluetooth Speaker

Perfect for movie nights and parties. Connect the projector to a PC, MAC, iPad/iPhone or DVD player to display movies, or presentations. (Speaker audio cable included.)

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services April 01, 2021
Eat A Peach: A Memoir Eat A Peach: A Memoir

by David Chang

An explicitly honest and intimate sharing of Chang’s life experience as chef and successful restaurateur (founder of Momofuku restaurant group) with the goal of bringing Korean food and culture to the world. As a son of immigrant parents caught between two cultures, Chang shares his difficult childhood experiences of assimilation, he talks candidly about living with mental illness, and he… Continue

Jeanne Jesernik Recommended by Jeanne Jesernik Adult Services Librarian, March 23, 2021
iPads iPads

Available for Checkout

If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out an iPad. Stream Netflix, Disney+, HULU and ESPN. Check out a hotspot if you don't have WiFi at home.

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services January 15, 2021
WiFi Hotspot WiFi Hotspot

WiFi hotspots can be checked out at the front desk with your La Grange library card.

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services January 15, 2021
ROKU ROKU

Stream Netflix, Disney+, HULU, ESPN

Access dozens of TV shows and movies, or stream Netflix, Disney +, ESPN and HULU directly to your TV. We have 5 circulating devices which will turn your television into a smart TV. It connects by an HDMI cable (provided). You must have an WiFi connection in your home. Check out at the front desk.

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services January 15, 2021
iPod Nano iPod Nano

Listen to an Audiobook

If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out the iPod Nano and listen to some of the current best sellers, including: Atwood, Margaret. Testaments. Bennett, Brit. Vanishing half. Child, Lee. Past tense. Clark, Mary Higgins I've got my eyes on you. Cummins, Jeanine American dirt. Frank, Dorothea Benton Same beach, next year. Finn, A. J. Woman in the window. Grisham, John Camino Island.… Continue

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services January 15, 2021
Invitation to a Bonfire Invitation to a Bonfire

by Adrienne Celt

Print copies available in catalog

Zoya Andropova, a young girl without family and a recent refugee from the Soviet Union, struggles to fit in at a New Jersey boarding school during the 1920s. Zoya later becomes curator of the school’s exotic plant conservatory and leads a solitary existence until she falls for Russian author Leo Orlov, a married professor with elevated status. This artfully written noir is full of clever… Continue

Jeanne Jesernik Recommended by Jeanne Jesernik Adult Services Librarian, August 10, 2020
A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines

Available formats: Print and Overdrive e-book

This story takes place in a racially charged Southern community during the 1940s. The protagonist, Grant Williams is well educated and has the potential to succeed outside of this impoverished plantation community that he was born and raised in. Grant is reluctantly brought into a situation where he has an opportunity to help a more disadvantaged younger black man who has been wrongly accused of… Continue

Jeanne Jesernik Recommended by Jeanne Jesernik Adult Services Librarian, June 11, 2020
The Ballad of Black Tom The Ballad of Black Tom

by Victor LaValle

Available formats: Print and Overdrive e-book

Set in Harlem in 1924, Charles Thomas Tester is a young, Black and impoverished con artist who demonstrates little talent until he is enraged enough by racial injustices to tear down the veil of his existence. His transformation begins as he delivers an occult script to a reclusive witch for a few bucks in his pocket. This one act leads him into a strange, magical and dangerous beastly realm… Continue

Jeanne Jesernik Recommended by Jeanne Jesernik Adult Services Librarian, June 11, 2020