The Life Skills Collection helps people learning to read, speak, and understand English.

The collection offers materials for both students and tutors and includes the following topics: English as a Second Language (ESL), grammar, reading comprehension, pronunciation, business English, vocabulary, culture and more. For questions or suggestions, please contact Joe Popowitch at the Adult Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.

Materials in the Collection

  • Books
  • CDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Newspapers: News for You and Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News
  • Literacy Computer
  • Tumblebooks
  • World Book Online
    Includes information on employment, health, transportation, etc. After entering your library card number, click on "World Book Discover" at the right. Next, click on "Go to the Life Skills Center" under the "Life Skills" section along the left.

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New emagazines available
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

We have some new emagazines available using our provider Zinio.  Find information at e-magazines.ippl.info about free...

Win an IPPL throw blanket!
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

Have you completed our Family Challenge for a chance to win an IPPL throw...

StoryShare
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2015

Have you shared your family’s story with IPPL yet? StoryShare is an oral history...

Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants and Citizenship 101 Presentation
Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants Tues., Aug. 11, 9 a.m.–noon. Talk to a BIA-accredited...

Learn Something New with Lynda.com
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

IPPL cardholders can now learn software, creative, and business skills with Lynda.com! Lynda.com has...

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Taking Sides (2001)
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Taking Sides examines Furtwangler’s role during the Nazi era. Was he a collaborator as hard-nosed U.S. Major Arnold...

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

After a pandemic flu has wiped out all but a few people, a pilot named Hig finds himself teamed up, for better or for worse, with Bangley, who is armed...

Goodreads
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Keep track of the books you read, rate books, write reviews, and interact with other readers. Be sure to connect with IPPL at Goodreads....

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