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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RPLD Access Fall 2017 is online now

The Fall issue of Access (formerly Library Lights), the Library's quarterly newsletter, will be delivered to your mailbox soon, but why wait for the mailman? Read the latest issue online now.

As always, Access includes information about fall storytimes, upcoming programs for kids, teens and adults, and much, much more. 

In this issue, read about Library Card Sign-up Month in September and about "On the Same Page," the Library's annual "community read" coming up in October. This year the featured title is The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner. The Library is partnering with neighboring libraries in Itasca and Bloomingdale to bring you a great selection of related programs and events at all three locations. 

Read the current issue of Access online, bookmark it, and refer to it throughout the Fall season.

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Looking for a friend?

Give AtoZ Databases a try.

AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database, but it also great for finding lost relatives and friends!

The Residential database is compiled from data sources including thousands of white pages, national directory assistance data, real estate deed and tax information, voter registration data, mail order data, warranty cards, and many other sources. If you need addresses or phone numbers, this is the place to search!

And, guess what? Access it free - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Library closed Friday, 8/25, for staff training

The Library will be closed all day Friday, August 25, for staff training.
Stop in now to load up on books, music and movies!

Roselle Public Library is always open at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us!

Visit us online to check the catalog; review your account; renew things you have checked out, put things "on hold," and more.
Browse the databases to find out how to repair your car, research your family history, manage your portfolio, learn a new language, delve into Roselle's past, and more!
Browse to eMediaLibrary or eRead Illinois to download an eAudiobook or an eBook.
Browse to Tumblebooks to read picture books and play games with your kids.
And there's more!

Visit us online and explore what's available... even when the building is closed!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Eclipse Glasses

Earlier this summer we thought the 1,000 eclipse viewing glasses the Library received from Star Net would never run out, but unfortunately our expectations - and our glasses supply - have been eclipsed! Our Eclipse Viewing Party is also booked with a full waiting list. Feel free to add yourself to the waiting list, but keep in mind that due to space limitations we cannot exceed the maximum number of attendees.

If you already have eclipse glasses, feel free to join us as the party heads out into the center of the Gail M. Smolinski Municipal Complex, where the Village Hall and Police and Fire Departments are located, to watch the eclipse. We will be out there to witness maximum totality for our area around 1:18 PM.

We would like the thank everyone who has called and visited us for their interest in the eclipse glasses, our programs for it, and the event itself.


Wills, Powers of Attorney, DNR...

Need legal forms? Look no further than your Library!
Gale Legal Forms is the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons.
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Type "Estate Planning Illinois" in the Search box to find some Illinois-specific forms that will help you start planning for your future, or use one of the popular search buttons to get started.

Gale Legal Forms is available anywhere, anytime! All you need is your Roselle Library card and PIN.

(Of course, users should consult an attorney for serious legal matters.)

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Great American Eclipse

In Roselle, the eclipse will peak at 1:18:49 pm CDT, when the moon obscures 86.9% of the sun.

Partial solar eclipse. Image Credit: Lou Mayo
The Library's eclipse programs are full, but that doesn't mean you are out of luck!

You can share this exciting event with your friends and neighbors - and the world! - online, thanks to NASA!


Get ready for the "Great American Eclipse" with safety tips and information from NASA:
- https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-recommends-safety-tips-to-view-the-august-solar-eclipse
- https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
- https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how

Create your own Eclipse Viewing Party
- 2017 Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream)
Live stream the eclipse on various devices

- NASA's Eyes (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/nasas-eyes)
Download this app to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere in the world


There's lots more on the NASA Eclipse 2017 website... https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Have fun... and be safe!

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Learn about Pinterest, Flickr, Prezi and more

Anytime is a great time to learn new skills or brush up on some old ones. Atomic Training, an online resource from your Library, 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, and more.
  • Social media techniques with tutorials on Pinterest, Flickr, blogging, and podcasting (and more).. 
  • 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.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Taste of Roselle - Friday to Sunday

Don't forget to stop by and say "Hi!" to your friendly Roselle Librarians and trustees during Taste of Roselle Friday, August 4, to Sunday, August 6.


Try your luck to win prizes. Ask us about Amnesty Month, On the Same Page, voter registration, mobile hotspots, science kits--to go, and more.

While you’re at the Taste, be sure to visit the new Friends of the Library Wi-Fi Café on Park Street across from the BINGO tent and enjoy a delicious cold brewed coffee from Initiative Coffee Company, the premiere Mobile Coffee Program in the Chicago Suburbs.
Show your Roselle Library card for a $1.00 discount on the beverage of your choice!

We'll see you there!

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Learn about investing with Morningstar

Learn about stocks and 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 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!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

See you at the Taste!

Stop by and say "Hi!" to your friendly Roselle Librarians and trustees during Taste of Roselle next Friday, August 4, to Sunday, August 6.


Try your luck to win prizes. Ask us about Amnesty Month, On the Same Page, voter registration, mobile hotspots, science kits--to go, and more.

While you’re at the Taste, be sure to visit the new Friends of the Library Wi-Fi Café on Park Street across from the BINGO tent and enjoy a delicious cold brewed coffee from Initiative Coffee Company, the premiere Mobile Coffee Program in the Chicago Suburbs.
Show your Roselle Library card for a $1.00 discount on the beverage of your choice!

We'll see you there!


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Car troubles?

Your Library can help with that!

Whether you're looking for diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recall notices, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)... you'll find it in Chilton's online.

Chilton Library is available to Library card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from your home, work, or on the road. 

Chilton Library covers automobiles and light trucks from 1940 - present.
Access the Chilton Library FREE! All you need is your Library card and PIN!
Try it today!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Voter Registration at the Library

The next General Primary Election is coming up in March 2018 and the next General Election in November 2018, for the election of Federal, State and County officials. Be ready to exercise your right to vote.

If you have not registered to vote, stop in at the Library. Registrars are always available when the Library is open.

To register to vote or change your voter registration, you must be a citizen of the United States; reside in your precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with your current address.

The Library is located at 40 South Park Street in Roselle. Call 630-529-1641, x *222 for more information. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Making plans for August...

Have you heard about the Friends of the Library Wi-Fi Cafe at Taste of Roselle, featuring Initiative Coffee Company? Read about it in the Library's August email newsletter.

The August email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with information on back-to-school programs in Youth Services and up-to-the-minute news of other upcoming programs and events, including our first-ever Wi-Fi Cafe at the Taste! 

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.

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 inbox.

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Browse Illinois Public Records

Roselle Library subscribes to Record Information Services (RIS) providing access to Illinois Public Records. Scroll through public record data for the areas of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, including real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more.

Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more.

Access public record information anytime, anywhere!
Try it today!
All you need is your Library card and PIN!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

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's Read-Alike lists are great! Look up your favorite book and NoveList suggests similar titles. Hover over the book jackets and find out why these books are like your favorite.

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.
Find your next favorite book with NoveList!

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

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Measure your electrical usage

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt energy meter and find out!

Roselle Public Library has four Kill-A-Watt energy meters available for check-out. Use the meters to measure how much electricity your household appliances and electronics consume.

The meters are simple to use; plug the meter into a household outlet, plug your appliance or electronic device into the meter and read the screen. That's all there is to it.

The meters are available through a donation from ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Home program.

C'mon in and check one out!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Job hunting? Check out AtoZ Databases

AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

And, guess what? Access it free - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Transfer your old home movies to DVD - FREE

Preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can convert home videos to DVD for free! Preserve your precious memories and make it easier to share those memories with children and grandchildren. Library staff will help you get started and walk you through the process using the Library's in-house equipment so you can transfer home videos to DVD by yourself.
Copyright restrictions apply. Discs are available to purchase.

Call the Reference Desk (630.529.1641 x*211) for more information or to make an appointment to use the VHS to DVD transfer station.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.

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