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hopping on a plane.

Armchair Travelers

Travel Resources

Books & DVDs

The Library has travel guides for a variety of U.S. and international locations. If you want a glimpse before you go or to see the sights without leaving home, the Library offers DVDs.

Mango Languages

Whether you want to greet someone in Greek (Yasou), say “thank you” in Arabic (chokron) or learn any of sixty languages, Mango Languages is available through the Library’s online resources.


Always available, even in airports and truck stops, Hoopla’s collection of e-audiobooks and music can help pass the time. Hoopla also offers a selection of e-books, movies and television.


In addition to Conde Nast Traveler and Taste & Travel International, Flipster includes over thirty other titles for travel reading.

Travel Events

Italian : For Fun & Travel

Join Hinsdale resident, Kathryn Occhipinti, for casual Italian language learning and practice designed with travelers in mind. The group usually meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 for beginners and 8:00 for intermediate speakers. Please register.

Beginner Topics for Fall:

September 10 – Learn to speak Italian in 1 hour
October 8 – Meeting and Greeting in Italian
November 12 – Taking the taxi and train in Italy

The Voyagers Travel Discussion Club

The Library hosts an occasional travel discussion program. Attendees are invited to bring their questions, experiences and advice about a travel destination.


Voyager's Travel Discussion Club : Southeast Asia

Wednesday, November 28 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Whether you’re planning a trip or want to learn more about this culturally rich region, we will discuss the culture, food and important travel information for Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. Regional tasting will be included.

Travel Links

A go-to site for passport and visa information, travel alerts and practical information and advice about traveling overseas through the US State Department

Travel Programs

Travel without the hassle. Get more information and sign up for entry programs for international travelers like Global Entry and Nexus through U.S. Customs & Border Protection

TSA Pre-check

Leave your shoes on and your laptop in its case. Learn more about and apply online for TSA Pre-Check