Bensenville Reads

 

Scott Turow

Friday, October 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Bensenville Library is proud to welcome Scott Turow for our 11th annual Bensenville Reads program. Each year, the Library selects a book or author to promote reading in the community and invites the author to our Bensenville Reads celebration. This year you are invited to read the works of Scott Turow and join the Bensenville Library for an evening with the author on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. Book signing after the presentation. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to show up early!

Copies of the books are available to check out at the Library. Questions? Call (630) 766-4642.

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, and two works of non-fiction. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into a full-length film and two television miniseries.

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Craft Resources

 

Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.

Crafting with your kids

Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.

Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.

Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.

Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.

Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.

Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.

Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.

WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com

Parenting Resources

 

Positive Parenting DuPage – Official website for the county-wide collaboration comprised of dozens of organizations in DuPage County that work with families during the first three years of a child’s life.

Reading is Fundamental – Founded in 1966, this organization’s site is all about getting kids to read.  Visit their “Reading Planet” section for fun activities and recommended reads.

Pregnancy

La Leche League International – Dedicated to providing education, information and support to breastfeeding mothers.

The Baby Center  

Investment Resources

 

Bankrate – Provides consumers with financial data, research and editorial information on non-investment financial products.

Chicago Board Options Exchange – Official site for the CBOE.

Edgar Database – Database of corporate information from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

InvestorGuide – Covers online brokers, stock information, and provides a comprehensive list of publicly traded companies (including home pages, research, and discussion).

IPO Central – IPO information from Hoover’s Online.

Motley Fool – Wide array of investment resources. Sign up for news to be delivered to your e-mail.

New York Stock Exchange – Official site of the New York Stock Exchange.

NASDAQ Stock Market – Commonly known as the NASDAQ, news and information for the investor of this American stock exchange.

 

 

Consumer Resources

 

Better Business Bureau – Access the national site or find your local bureau.

Consumer Information Center – Provides access to full text of federal consumer publications.

Consumer Product Safety Commission – Government site; report an unsafe product or check on the latest recalls.

Consumer Protection – Government site giving you the scoop on what you need to know to protect yourself from scams and hoaxes.

Consumer World – Large index of online consumer resources.

Edmund’s Consumer Information Experts – New and used car pricing and information.

Kelley Blue Book – New and used car pricing guide.

National Fraud Information Center – Provides information on a variety of frauds and scams.

U.S. Consumer Gateway – Government site providing access to a variety of consumer information

Food Safety Product Recalls