Holiday Closings:

Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 5:00pm & Thursday, Nov. 24

November Highlights

VIRTUAL: An Evening with Caitlin Doughty from "Ask a Mortician"

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Join us for a conversation with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance. Hailed by The New York Times as "a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld,” she’ll discuss reform of Western funeral industry practices and much more with Mark Bazer. Register here

Drop off book donations in Circle Drive November 12-13. Bins provided by Discover Books

Seasoned Tech:

Drop-In Tech Support Consultations

Thursday, November 10

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Stop in to get tech help from experienced experts from Hinsdale Public Library and the Indian Prairie Computer Club. Bring your questions and devices. 

Spice Club Potluck

Wednesday, November 30

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join our "potluck" get together to discuss spices, recipes, and successes and failures in the kitchen. For Spice Club members and want-to-be members! Register here

NEW! Digital Newspaper Access

The Library now offers paywall-free access to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Read unlimited articles online from home or at the Library.  

Library Programs

Registration is required for most programs. Include an email address when registering. An online meeting invitation will be sent for virtual sessions.

Register for take-home programs to receive pick-up instructions. Kits for kids and teens can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk downstairs.

for Adults

Holiday Favorites with Hinsdale's Jolly Boys: Saturday, December 10

for High Schoolers

BookTok Book Club: Monday, November 21

for Middle Schoolers

Middle School Book Club: Thursday, November 10

Perfume Mania: Tuesday, November 15

Warrior Cats Gathering: Thursday, November 17

for Kids

Feelings & Friendship Storytime: Sunday, November 6

Baby Storytime: new session starts November 8! Thursday session starts November 10. 

Toddler Storytime: new session starts November 8! Thursday session starts November 10. 

Optical Illusion Art: Tuesday, November 8 (no school!)

Preschool Storytime: new session starts November 9!

Drop In Storytime: Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Genres & Goodies: Monday, November 14

Monarch Book Club: Wednesday, November 16

School's Out Scavenger Hunt: November 21-25

LEGO Time: Sunday, November 27

Connect with our Digital Collection

With your HPL card, get started at

Newspapers: NEW! Online access to Wall Street JournalWashington Post, and The New York Times.

eBooks and eAudiobooks:

Find current and popular titles on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla.

Movies, Music, and TV: Browse Hoopla for a selection of all three. Kanopy offers movies, documentaries, and Great Courses.

MagazinesFlipster has over 30 magazines available digitally. NEW! Over 200 magazines available through Overdrive/Libby. .

Great Courses: Visit or download the Libby app on your phone or tablet. Follow the instructions to sign in with your HPL card and then look for the "Extras" link to find The Great Courses. Watch as many of the 250 Great Courses titles as you'd like during your one-week checkout period!, LinkedIn Learning, and other learning resources are available on our Digital Resources page.

We also have a Circulating Technology collection! Devices for checkout include a projector and screen, hotspots, Roku, and more. Check availability here.

Get in Touch

For questions about your library card, email

For questions about digital services, email

Call us at 630.986.1976.

Chat live with a librarian by clicking on the blue box at the bottom of our homepage during Library hours.

Get the latest on building services and guidelines at our FAQ page.

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