Home > All Ages

  • hoopla image - girl reading comics on a tablet
    Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018

    Have you tried hoopla yet? It’s great for reading graphic novels, and there’s never a waiting list for the title you want. You can stream or download 6 items each month. All your need is your Metropolitan Library System card number and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep your loans for 3 weeks. I download comics using the hoopla app on my iPad.

  • Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2018

    Provides full-text archives to The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990). 

  • Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2018

    Provides full-text archives to the country’s premier African American newspaper, the Chicago Defender (1905-1975). 

  • hoopla image - man in a short suit listening to an audiobook in the park
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    If you like to listen to audio books, try Metropolitan Library System’s hoopla Digital, where there is never any waiting for the book you choose. You can download 6 items per month, ending on the last day of the month and resetting on the first of each month. All you need is your library card number, and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep them for 3 weeks. I downloaded them using the hoopla app on my android phone. If you don’t have a particular title or author in mind, try browsing some of the fun categories such as “happier family road trips,” “best of hoopla 2017,” or “celebrity readers.”

  • hoopla image - family watching tv young girl with a remote
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    This is the time of year when I go into movie-watching high gear. At any other time of year, I can watch whatever strikes my fancy, be it studio blockbuster or weird indie film. But between December and March, I’ve got to get as many of the major award nominees watched as possible before the telecasts of the awards ceremonies, so I can feel cultured while I critique everyone’s outfits and speeches. It’s tradition.

  • Gandolf the Grey lego
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    It was recently announced that there will be a prequel TV series for the Lord of the Rings. Some people are saying that this is going to be the next cult TV sensation. We all know that Tolkien helped pioneer the fantasy genre, but when it comes to TV, Game of Thrones is the original. With the final season airing in 2019 and then spin-off series already in the works, it is highly unlikely anyone can compete with the juggernaut that is Game of Thrones. What do you think? Is the Lord of the Rings fandom big enough to make the new series an instant success or do you think that Game of Thrones is unstoppable? No matter which side you fall on, we all have a long wait before either show puts out new content.

  • Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    The Metropolitan Library System is now offering free digital media streaming to library customers. Hoopla offers digital streaming much like Netflix, but it is free with a library card.

    The library system partnered with the digital web platform Hoopla to offer movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks and eBooks 24/7 without holds or waits. The free digital streaming service includes over 450,000 titles.

  • girl in yellow coat reading an hoopla ebook
    Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    Have you heard the hubbub about hoopla? One of the newest additions to the Metropolitan Library System family, hoopla is your one-stop-shop for everything digital! From audiobooks to movies, hoopla has it all, and you get six free downloads each month, thanks to your library card.

    Not sure where to start? Check out some of these popular eBooks, and explore all that hoopla has to offer.

  • family films available at your library
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    Do you enjoy watching movies with your family members and friends? It’s nice to spend some time watching movies to relax and have a little fun with family and friends. Here are some movies that are worth watching or re-watching. Do you have any movies that you would like to add to the list?

  • Posted on: Friday, December 22, 2017

Pages

Site Feedback