Monthly Archives: April 2014

“The Voice” is now available in the IRC


The IRC’s subscription to “The Voice,” a weekly community newspaper covering Aurora and Kane County has begun and we’ve received the first issue.

“The Voice” covers local news and has several columns by local writers. There are recipes, a “Pet of the Week” column, some comics and sports.

Local newspapers are doing well, and this is your chance to check out one that covers this area.

April is Mathematics Awareness Month – Celebrate in the IRC


Connie James-Jenkin has set up a display in the IRC Reference area celebrating Mathematics Awareness Month and Martin Gardner, known as the “Genius of Recreational Mathematics.”

Here is Connie’s email message about Mathematics Awareness Month:

“Did you know that April is Mathematics Awareness Month?
Sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, this years theme is “Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery” and is celebrating the works of Martin Gardner, known as the “Genius of Recreational Mathematics” and famous for his column that ran in Scientific American for many years.
Come to the IRC & browse the display of Martin Gardner’s books and visit the Mathematics Awareness Month page for a daily puzzle!

Have some fun with math!”

Research Help! Workshops in the IRC

Connie James-Jenkin, Collection Development and Reference Librarian, will hold workshops in the IRC to help students find the best research sources for their papers and projects.

Get to know more about the online databases available through the IRC and where to go when researching a topic. There are many resources available for student use in the IRC which will enhance their course work.

The Research: Help! Workshops will be held in the IRC on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, 4/22 @ 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 4/23 @ 1:00 pm
Monday, 4/28 @ 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 4/30 @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, 4/30 @ 4:00 pm

Individual appointments for help can be made with Connie James-Jenkin. Just send her an email at or stop by the Reference Desk in the IRC.


Lots of new movies in the IRC!

001Recently purchased DVDs are now available for check out in the IRC, and they are all displayed near the Reference Desk.

002There are Oscar nominated movies and documentaries, blockbusters and small art films. Documentaries that appeared on PBS, such as “Detroitopia” and “Shackleton” are among the many selections of these new DVDs.

If you like animation, we’ve got the new animated films, including the stone age family film, “The Croods.”


The new season of several television series is available for check out, too. Catch up on the latest from “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock.”

005 Enjoy a totally new experience with the break out t.v. hit, “Orphan Black.” We’ve got season one of this acclaimed show! If you’re not into sci-fi, try the 1950’s English mystery, “The Bletchley Circle,” which features a group of women who deciphered spy codes in Britain in WWII.

006Stop by the IRC and checkout a DVD today!