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  • Titles inspired daily life during the pandemic

    Ridgeway Burns|Updated May 26, 2021

    A silver lining from the chaotic last year was the complete reset of my personal schedule. Waking up earlier and earlier became something I started to look forward to. It gave me the chance to get out of the house to exercise and return home to make a delicious breakfast from scratch plus brew a great cup of coffee. I found a lot of joy in these daily activities I could do not too far from home. Here are some of the titles that inspired my adventures close-to-home. • "...

  • Classic books, film offer comfort in uncertain times

    Ridgeway Burns|Updated May 27, 2020

    With so much uncertainty right now, it's a great time to take comfort in some classic books and movies. You can stream or download thousands of familiar eBooks, eAudiobooks and movies from the Hinsdale Public Library's website at If you prefer the feeling of a book your hand, the library is now offering curbside service! Give us a call at (630) 986-1976 to request items. Need some suggestions? Here are some oldies-but-goodies for summer. • "...

  • Find a new fall favorite dish, drink with library's help

    Ridgeway Burns|Updated Oct 23, 2019

    With a chill in the air, it's time for sweaters, apples and making something hearty on the stove. Fall is the perfect time to try to master baking or develop a signature cocktail. The Hinsdale Public Library has a great collection of cookbooks and resources for finding a new fall favorite. Here are some highlights so you can get cooking. "Great British Baking Show" Great family viewing, this series winnows British home bakers week by week through a series of challenges. Unlike...