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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library building may be closed, but you can still download a great read to relax with after you've gobbled up your Thanksgiving turkey!

Browse on over to eMediaLibrary or eRead Illinois for some book-lovin' instant gratification.

All you need is your Library card and PIN to download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

The Library will open tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
Have a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Hours

Just a reminder...
On Wednesday, November 25th, the Library will close early at 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be closed all day Thursday, November 26th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open Friday, November 27th, at 9:30 a.m.

Drop in today to stock up on books, movies and music for the holiday weekend - and remember, your Library is always open at

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members, friends and families!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Employment Opportunity - Circulation Clerk

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a part-time front desk public service clerk. The position requires a combination of day, evening and weekend hours.

For more information about the position and for contact information, please see the Employment Opportunities page on the Library's website.

Create Your Holiday Playlist

Are you planning Thanksgiving get-togethers? Your Library can provide the background music!
At Freegal Music you can create playlists and stream up to 3 hours of music a day!
Or download 5 songs a week and build a collection of holiday music for your December parties.

• Thousands of songs and artists to choose from
• Download 5 songs per week (MP3 files)
• Stream up to 3 hours a day (create playlists)
• No returns - you keep the songs!

Available anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN!

Questions? See the Freegal FAQ page

For more information, see the Library's website or call 630-529-1641, press 3,

Friday, November 20, 2015

Celebrate the Season!

Join us Saturday, November 28, at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season! Sing along with local entertainer Tom Malouf as he brings joy to the whole family with old favorites and new songs for the holiday.

Be there when Santa arrives in Elm Court at 2:00 p.m.! Children are invited to visit with Santa and our very own Rose Queen.

Families with children of all ages are welcome! Refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information, call the Youth Services Department, 630-529-1641, ext. *351.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

On Wednesday, November 25th, the Library will close early at 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be closed all day Thursday, November 26th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open Friday, November 27th, at 9:30 a.m.

Drop in before Thursday to stock up on books, movies and music for the holiday weekend - and remember, your Library is always open at

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members, friends and families!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Help with your iPhone and more!

Anytime 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, November 16, 2015

What should I read next??

A librarian can help! Librarians are knowledgeable in "readers advisory" - helping you find your next favorite book. but if you can't get into the Library for personal help, try NoveList, the ultimate readers advisory website for fiction lovers.

NoveList is all about fiction! With feature articles, booktalks, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes, NoveList can help you discover what you should read next.

NoveList is available anytime, anywhere, with your Roselle library card and PIN.
Try it today!

And if you have kids, try NoveList K-8.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center

Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!Do you know someone who is unable to read due to visual or physical limitations? The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center can help!

The Center's collection contains over 130,000 items including Talking Books, Braille books, magazines, foreign language material, descriptive videos, old time radio shows, and more. Patrons receive a free digital talking book player compatible with book cartridges and downloaded digital audio and braille materials from the online Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) catalog.

Users can download the BARD mobile app to Android devices, including 2nd generation Kindle Fire devices, or Apple devices to create a personal, portable library on their smartphones or tablets. Patrons may also download books to a flash drive for use with the digital talking book machine.

If you or someone you know would like information about talking books, contact, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website today.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Get News of the World direct from World Newspapers!

Read today's headlines in Gujarati, Arabic, Pashto, Croatian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese ... and more!

With Grolier Online (Go!) you can access over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.

News and current events is just one of the great features in Grolier Online. Go! is designed for 21st century learners from grade 3 and up, with separate interfaces, or tabs, for Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult Patrons to meet the specialized needs and reading and interest levels of the user.

Interactive maps, dictionaries and encyclopedic information make this a resource you'll want to explore and come back to - and that's easy! All you need is your Library card and PIN!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fax & Scan @ Your Library

Do you need to scan and email a document; share a photo online; digitize an important paper for your files? Scan your items at the Library using our SimpleScan station!

The SimpleScan station includes a touch screen with intuitive step-by-step directions to scan documents, photos or pages from a book. Save your scanned items to your email account, a flash drive, Google Drive, or directly to your smartphone or tablet.

With the SimpleScan station, there are no computers to reserve or log into, no hassle at all, and, best of all, no charge! Stop in and give it a try - it truly is simple.

You can also fax domestically and internationally with the SimpleScan station for only $1.00/page. SimpleScan's step-by-step touch screen instructions make it really easy. Come in and give it a try!

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street in Roselle. Call 630-529-1641 for more information.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Learn to invest like a pro

Learn about stocks & bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. Access reports, articles, videos, educational resources, and a variety of monthly newsletters by Morningstar analysts. Do it all with Morningstar Investment Research Center - a FREE service from your Library.

Morningstar provides monthly online webinars to help you make the most of the Morningstar Investment Research Center, as well as more than 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building. Each course can be completed in about 10 minutes, at your convenience. 

Test drive Morningstar's robust yet easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, and more.

Whether you are brand new to investing or a seasoned pro, there's something for you on Morningstar!
All you need is your Library card and PIN! Try it today!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Mens Book Group meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. This month, the book selection is  Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

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 much more.

To find out more about Friday Night Lights, see the Book and More blog post...

Books 'n' Popcorn meets next Monday

Do you like books? Do you like popcorn? Are you (or your child) in 2nd to 5th grade? WE WANT YOU! ... to join us for the Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion group next Monday, November 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the Ask Me Desk to register. The November selection is Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl. Browse our collection and choose any book from this magical mystery series to share. The group is limited to 10 participants, so register now!

Register online, by phone (630-529-1641, x *351), or at the Library' Ask Me Desk.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Library Foundation Hosts Donor Reception

Thursday evening, November 5, was a festive celebration for supporters of the Roselle Library Foundation.

At a Donor Reception hosted by the Foundation, the donors enjoyed coffee and dessert as they heard updates from Foundation Chairman Elaine Pizzicaro and Executive Director Amy Cawley. Elaine spoke about the many programs and facility improvements the Foundation has been able to assist with over the years and Amy shared the exciting plans for the upcoming renovation of the 2nd floor Youth Services area.

Many thanks to the Foundation's donors for their continuing generous support.

See the Library's website for more information on the Roselle Public Library Foundation.

Get ready! Get set! SHOP!

Are you mapping out a strategy for holiday shopping? You don't want to start without checking out is the online component of Consumer Reports magazine. Not only can you read the current issue of the magazine online, but you can also find ratings for over 5,000 products including cars, appliances, electronics and much more. Browse through product recalls and safety information, consumer news and special reports.

Like the magazine, is only available by subscription and now, that subscription access is available to you, free, online, anytime, courtesy of your Library. Find on the Databases page of the Library's website, then dig out your library card and PIN to get the scoop on the best e-readers, washing machines, bike helmets, ... (you fill in the blank!)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Learn a new language today!

Bonjour! Hola! Guten tag! Dia duit! Ciao!

Roselle Public Library provides free access to Mango, an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

こんにちは。 سہ پہر بخیر Добрый день. مساء الخير.

The Mango system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or even at home in your jammies. Choose from 65 foreign languages and 18 ESL courses, plus specialty courses like Shakespearean English, Pirate, Biblical Hebrew, Cherokee, and more! Learn actual conversations with real-world applications and hear the words pronounced by native speakers.

All you need is your Roselle library card and PIN. Learn more and access it free at the Library’s website.

Which language will you learn today?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Model Railroad Showcase this Weekend!

The Model Railroad Showcase returns to Roselle Public Library on Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join us  for an entire weekend of model railroading fun!

Model railroading enthusiasts display collections, running layouts and railroad memorabilia at this popular family event. The Showcase features an extensive running layout operated by the Midwest Division of Train Collectors Association, layouts created by the Northwest Trainmasters and the British Train Society, exhibits and collections from the Illinois Railway Museum, the Chicago & Northwestern Historical Society, the Milwaukee Road Historical Association, and running layouts owned by several local hobbyists.

Learn about train and railroad crossing safety with Metra representatives.

For more information see the Library's online calendar of events.

Advertisement for bids

The bidding process for Library flooring and furniture begins today. A link to the advertisements for bids appears on home page of the Library's website.

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