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Friday, March 20, 2015

Share Your Library Story

As the Library celebrates providing services to the Roselle community for the past 75 years, we have been reflecting on the past. The Library has been there for so many people in so many ways.

Perhaps you have found a new job or learned something new using Library resources. Maybe, like Andrea, the Library has helped you to instill a love of reading in your children. Or maybe, like Candi, a Library book inspired a life-long love of reading.

Read Andrea's story and Candi's story and then  Share your story! We'd love to share your memories and hear what makes the Library important to you, your family, and our community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

20s & 30s Book Group Meets Next Thursday

Join fellow 20 & 30 somethings once a month for good food, good fun, and a great discussion on books that you want to read!

In March, we're reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, March 26, 6:30 pm - ???

Want more info (and the name of the "local restaurant")? Contact Amelia Thomas, athomas@roselle.lib.il.us or call 630.529.1641 ext.*232,

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Those Were the Days - 1940s!

On Sunday, March 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m., return with us to the bygone days of radio when the Radio Players West present comedy and drama programs based on original scripts from the 1940s.

Relive -- or experience for the first time -- the magic of old-time radio with sound effects and original music.

This event is part of the Roselle Public Library's year-long celebration of 75 years of Library service to our community.

Roselle Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, press 3 for more information.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Storytimes begin Tuesday!

The Spring session of Storytime Programs at the Roselle Public Library begins Tuesday, March 17 and continues through Thursday, April 23rd.  The session theme is “ROAD BLOCK” 
Registration began Monday, March 2nd. Have you registered?

Sessions are divided up by age group and children must be the required minimum age by the date the program session begins.  Choose the one that is right for you and your child! 
·     “Tots & Tykes”, Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (6-19 months) with parent participation. 
·     “Toddler Tales”, Tuesdays 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (20-35 months) with parent participation. 
·     “Preschool Storytime”, Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 a.m. or 1:00-1:30 p.m (ages 3-5 years). 
·     Two drop-in storytime sessions are held during the week and are open for families with children of all ages.  They are held on Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.  No registration is required for the drop-in sessions.

For more information on programming at the Roselle Public Library, contact us at (630) 529-1641*351 or check our website at www.roselle.lib.il.us/kids.  The Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street in Roselle, IL.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Celebrate Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!
Yes, we know the holiday is about the mathematical number, π, but we can't help thinking about eating delicious pie, too!

Luckily, your Library's got you covered in both departments!
How are you celebrating Pi Day?




Friday, March 13, 2015

Library Foundation Donates Funds for New Furniture

Thank you to the Roselle Public Library Foundation for a donation of $10,000.00 towards the cost of new furniture in the Adult Services area of the Library as part of the recent Interior Rejuvenation Project.  Pictured are Executive Director Amy Cawley accepting the donation on behalf of the Board of Trustees from Library Foundation Treasurer Tom Piorkowski.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Read What's Up With Kids!

The Spring issue of "What's Up With Kids!" is now available online. "What's Up With Kids!" is a publication of the Youth Services Department - written by kids, for kids.

The "What's Up With Kids!" editors are always looking for book reviewers, artists and reporters. If you're in grades 2 - 6 and you'd like to see your work in print and online, contact Mrs. A or call the Youth Services Department, 630-529-1641 x *351.

The next organizational meeting of "What's Up With Kids!" will be Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Adult Book Discussion Next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

For information about the Adult Book Discussion Group, contact Marcia Bose at the library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

Visit the Library's website to see upcoming selections for the Adult Book Discussion Group.


Smart Meter Information Table

If you live in Roselle, you probably have one of these new smart meters from ComEd.

Drop in to the Library's atrium area on Thursday, March 12th, 3 - 7 pm, and find out how the meter benefits customers. Learn about the smart grid and how you can save on your electric bill.

Roselle Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, press 3 for more information.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Library Foundation Fundraiser at Pilot Pete's Thursday

Don't forget to plan on eating out on Thursday!
Pilot Pete’s Restaurant, Schaumburg, is helping the Roselle Library Foundation raise money for its endowment by donating 20%, before taxes, of any food and non-alcoholic drink purchased on March 12.


Enjoy food and fun with family and friends for lunch or dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s Restaurant and benefit the Roselle Public Library Foundation at the same time.

To participate, you must turn in the flyer located in the library kiosk, at the circulation desk or on the library’s website to your Pilot Pete’s server when you order, so that the Library Foundation receives the benefit.

Thank you for your support.


YLP Book Discussion Next Tuesday

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, March 17, at 4:30 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion of nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award and the Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award.

This month we are reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Abe) and Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. (Caudill).

For more information about YLP, contact Amelia Thomas at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Men's Book Discussion Next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. This month it's a Book & Movie discussion on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and the film loosely adapted from it by director Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now. Copies of the book and the DVD are available to borrow at the Reference Desk. the eBook is available to download in the Public Domain collection at eMediaLibrary. See the Books & More blog for more places to download the book.

For information about the Men's Book Discussion Group, contact John Rimer at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

Visit the Men’s Book Discussion Group on Goodreads for a preview of the discussion questions, information about the author and some online discussion.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Great Magazine Giveaway!

Do you like to read cooking and decorating magazines? History, pop culture, animals, and more? If so, the Roselle Public Library is the place to be during the Great Magazine Giveaway.

Help us recycle the magazines we no longer need. For every item you check out, take 2 magazines. Read them, pass them along to your friends; just don’t bring them back!

The giveaway starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 5 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 9, or when the last magazine goes out the door, whichever is sooner.

Come early for the best selection.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, press 3 for more information.


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Update Your Technology Skills

The new year is a great time to learn new skills or brush up on some old ones. A new online resource from your Library will help you get your technology skills up to speed. Atomic Training is a video-based training resource covering social media, mobile apps and more than 500 of today's most popular software applications from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more, for both PCs and Macs.

You'll find:
  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more. 
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting. 
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use your iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. 
All from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you have Internet access; anytime, at your convenience.
All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

 If you prefer personal training, the Library offers one-on-one training on basic computer, email and internet skills. Call Marcia, 630-529-1641 x *211 to schedule a 45-minute individual session at a mutually convenient time.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Read Through the Decades

Throughout the month of March, the Library will display books and movies that were popular when Library services were first offered to the Roselle community. Come in and browse through titles that were available in the 40s, 50s, 60s and more!

In Youth Services, check out the display of Caldecott, Newbery and Rebecca Caudill award-winning books - the annual awards for the "best" books in children's literature. They were the best when they were published, and are still popular today.

Books on both displays are available to borrow. Come in, check out, read and reminisce.

We'll be celebrating throughout 2015! Subscribe to our email newsletter or watch the online calendar for upcoming programs and events.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

March eNewsletter now available

The March email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with up-to-the-minute news of upcoming programs and events.

Find out about the Library's 75th anniversary (of Library services) programs and events, the Great magazine Giveaway, storytimes, book discussions, and more!

In addition to Library programs and events, learn a little bit about Roselle history in the Pic from the Past feature from the Roselle History Museum Digital Archive.

You, too, can stay on top of all your Library has to offer and learn about your community's past. Take a look at the current eNews, then sign up to receive the next issue in your email.


Friday, February 20, 2015

What's Your Library Story?

As the Library celebrates providing services to the Roselle community for the past 75 years, we have been reflecting on the past. The Library has been there for so many people in so many ways.

Perhaps you have found a new job or learned something new using Library resources. Maybe, like Andrea, the Library has helped you to instill a love of reading in your children. Or maybe, like Candi, a Library book inspired a life-long love of reading.

Read Andrea's story and Candi's story and then  Share your story! We'd love to share your memories and what makes the Library important to you, your family, and our community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!


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