The new and improved Library catalog has arrived! Thank you for your patience as we continue to learn this new system. View this Quick Start Guide to learn how to log in to your account, set personal preferences, and navigate the catalog. Ask any staff member for assistance.
To access your account, click the image on the left, then click Log In at the top of the page. Remember, your PIN defaulted to the last four digits of the phone number on file. You can change it once you log in. Call 630.986.1982 with any questions.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Savoring Sense and Sensibility
An Austentacious Benefit for the Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library
Jane Austen’s beloved world of wit, charm, and class will come alive this spring at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Experience the journey of the sets, costumes, and show itself and get a behind-the-scenes look at the new musical adaptation with CST’s Creative Producer Rick Boynton and Director of Institutional Advancement Brooke Flanagan. Guests will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to “Sense and Sensibility” with a private behind-the-scenes tour.
Following the program, enjoy a Jane Austen themed reception featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres from the era, an interactive station for personal silhouettes, music, and more.
Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm
For tickets and more information, visit chicagoshakespearehinsdalelibrary.eventbrite.com
$50 for presentation, ticket drawing, and reception (7:00 pm–9:00 pm)
$30 for reception only (8:00 pm-9:00 pm)
ReDiscover: Celebrating Home
ReDiscover, formerly known as the Big Read, is in full swing for the 2015 season! Celebrate home through a series of programs, book discussions, and films for all ages at participating libraries. For a complete list of programs, visit re-discover.org or stop by the Library for a program guide.
Spring Art Exhibit
Patinas from the American Civil War
William Blake moved to Hinsdale with his family when he was seven and is a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School. He studied at the Florence Academy of Art in the summer of 2012, the Glasgow School of Art in the spring of 2013 and graduated from the University of Illinois in 2014.
Blake uses the techniques of classical representation in order to create his portraits. His beautifully rendered paintings are filled with figures taken from western history and from his own life. Using muted tones and direct gazes he creates the sense of stillness and reflection. Appropriating imagery from old masters, film, and contemporary art he touches on ideas of nationality, dualism, politics, violence, and nostalgia.
The exhibit, located in the Quiet Reading Room, is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.
March 5 through May 30
Hoopla Digital Media
Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your Hinsdale Public Library card. Enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone. Visit hoopladigital.com to get started.
This service is made possible with generous support from the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation.
Borrow a Nook, Kindle, or iPad
Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle eReaders and Apple iPads are available for checkout! The eReaders come with preloaded content and the iPads come with preloaded apps. Search the catalog by title to see if a particular one is available on the eReaders.
- 6 Nooks available
- 3 Kindle Fires and 1 Kindle Touch available
- 1 iPad Mini and 1 iPad 2 available
- 2 week checkout (no renewals)
- Available for Hinsdale card holders 18+
Enjoy your eReader with FREE eBooks from the Library!
Did you know that your Hinsdale library card gives you free access to a growing collection of eBooks? Visit our eBook catalog to start searching. Need help? Select the OverDrive Help button for detailed instructions for your particular device. Need more hands-on assistance? Call the Adult Services department at 630.986.1982 to schedule a one-on-one instruction session.
Borrow a MacBook Pro Laptop at the Library!
Four laptops are available for in-house checkout at the Reference and Adult Services Desk. Two more Macbooks are installed in Youth Services for children’s use. All six laptops are loaded with iWork and Office for Mac software.
Contact Reference and Adult Services at 630.986.1982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Mobile App
Search the Hinsdale Public Library from your phone or mobile device. Visit hpl.boopsie.com on your mobile device or search Hinsdale Public Library in your app store.
Use the catalog:
* Search for books, movies and music
* See what’s on shelf
* Reserve items
Manage your account:
* Renew items
* Check reserve status
* Double-check due dates
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* Library hours
* Upcoming programs
* Contact us
* Checkout HPL items with BookCheck
Thank you for making the Library your community destination,
Karen Kleckner Keefe, Executive Director
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Hinsdale, IL 60521
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