October Highlights
Virtual Author Event: Chris Bohjalian
In partnership with area libraries, register for this virtual visit with #1 NYT Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian as he discusses his new historical suspense novel The Hour of the Witch on Wednesday, October 27. Register here.
Trick or Treat: A Cultural History of Hallowe'en
Despite what some tried to say, Halloween, as we know it, is a surprisingly modern holiday. You will hear about the true origins of the spookiest night of the year, some of the wildest ways people have celebrated the night, and the legends that surround it. Register for the October 21 virtual event here.
Halloween Monster Party
Did you ever want to party with a monster you created? Join us on Zoom on October 28 to celebrate Halloween with your new monster friend. Pick up you monster kit and other goodies starting October 21. Register here.
Virtual Programs
These programs will take place virtually. Include an email address when registering and an online meeting invitation will be sent to you.
for Adults
The Great Chicago Fire: Monday, October 4

Social Media Accessibility: Tuesday, October 5

Password Manager: Wednesday, October 27
for Kids
Storytime for Babies & Toddlers or Preschoolers: Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9

READ to the Dogs: Wednesday, October 13

Monarch 2022 Read Aloud: Thursday, October 21

Family BINGO Boogie: Thursday, October 28
for Teens
Spotlight on College: Wednesday, October 20

Teen Werewolf: Wednesday, October 27
Take Home Activities
Register for the program to receive pick-up instructions. Kits for kids and teens can be picked up downstairs in Youth Services.
for Teens
Teen Yarn Pumpkin Kit: Friday, October 8
for Kids
Who Would Win Kits: Monday, October 4

Toddler Art Kit: Friday, October 8

STEAM Zipline: Wednesday, October 20
Keep an eye on your email and follow us on social media
for October and November programs.

Don't forget that some of our programs are recorded
and available at your own pace.
Explore More Illinois
Get free and discounted tickets to zoos, museums, sporting events, and more with your Hinsdale Public Library card. You'll need your HPL card and PIN to access the site. Here is a list of current attractions.
Connect with our Digital Collection
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.

Magazines: Flipster has over 30 magazines available digitally.

For Kids: Special collections in Kanopy and Hoopla are curated just for kids.

There are temporary borrowing increases on all of these services. With your HPL card, get started at hinsdalelibrary.info/downloadables.
Great Courses: Visit libbyapp.com 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!

Ancestry.com, Mango Languages, and other learning resources are available on our Digital Resources page.
Get in Touch
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For questions about digital services, email adultservices@hinsdalelibrary.info.

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