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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fax & Scan at 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.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Help with your iPhone, 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, 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.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Download the works of Elie Weisel

Early this month, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel passed away. Many of his titles are available in our downloadable digital collections.
To honor his passing, eRead Illinois added additional titles to their eBook and eAudiobook collections.

All you need is your Library card and PIN to download and enjoy his work.

Browse to eRead Illinois and search for "Wiesel, Elie" or you can start with one of these:

     

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Who's lurking in your family tree?

Family reunion coming up?
It's a perfect time to swap stories and share memories about your family. Start a conversation with relatives you don't see often and discover who's lurking in your family tree.

Your Library has everything you need to start your search. Come in, browse and check out a few of over 130 books, DVDs and magazines about genealogy. While you're here, type your surname into Ancestry.com, the premier genealogical database, and see what comes up.

Or, sit back in the comfort of your home and search census information with the new and vastly improved  HeritageQuest online.
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished genealogist, your Library can help.
And don't forget the upcoming webinar for genealogists presented by the Digital Public Library of America - next Tuesday, 2.p.m.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. For more information, call 630-529-1641.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yes, we'll notarize that!

Did you know that Notary Public service is usually available at the Adult Services Reference Desk whenever the Library is open?
Please call to confirm that a notary is available before you come in.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 x *211 for more information.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Be Like ... Warren Buffet!

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 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!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Did we see you at the Ice Cream Social?

Face painting at the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social
Candy Land and Mini-Golf in the Library stacks, face painting and ICE CREAM!

We had a great time at the "Read for the Win!" Summer Reading Ice Cream Social on Saturday.
Did we snap a photo of you?

Check out our gallery of photos on our Flickr site.

There's still time to register for Summer Reading programs for all ages!
Register Online and complete a program to be entered for giveaways and incentives.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for Genealogists

Free DPLA Online Workshop:
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for Genealogy and Family History

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. CDT

Have you discovered DPLA?

DPLA recently partnered with FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world.

Find out what this means to you in a free DPLA workshop webinar — DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, taking place on July 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. CDT.

In this hour-long workshop webinar, DPLA Community Reps and experienced genealogists Tamika Maddox Strong and Amy Johnson Crow will introduce DPLA as a resource for family historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in learning about new research skills and cool collections in DPLA. You will leave this workshop with new tips for searching for family names in DPLA and exploring resources in your family’s hometown or region. We’ll also take a peek at some of the collections that may prove invaluable for your family research: yearbooks, letters, newspapers, military records, family Bibles and more! With content from 2,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the country, DPLA also offers a unique opportunity to dig deeper and add context to the lives of our ancestors.

The workshop is free and open to all so whether you are new to DPLA, new to genealogy, or highly experienced, the workshop will have something for you.

Registration is required.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Something New in Youth Services!

There's something new for kids in the Youth Services area - a Krayon Kiosk!

The kiosk holds two iPads loaded with the ABCmouse app. The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music.

Best of all, kids love it!

And if the iPads are in use... not to worry! Using your own smart phone, tablet or laptop on the Library's Wi-Fi, you can access ABCmouse whenever - and where ever you are - in the Library. Just browse to http://abcmouse.com/library_account.

Come in and let your children play.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.
For more information, call the Ask Me Desk (630) 529-1641 *351.

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Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!

Tomorrow! Don't forget to join us for the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, July 16, Noon-2:00 p.m.

Family fun for all ages! Enjoy an afternoon of games, face painting, prizes, and a free ice cream sundae!
Celebrate summer reading with ice cream & fun!
Come in and get social at the Library!

Roselle Public Library, 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL
630-529-1641

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Transfer your old VHS tapes to DVD @ the Library

Now you can preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can now 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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Who are the people in your neighborhood...

Your Library can help you find out.

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 11, 2016

Browse, Download, and Enjoy!

Yes, there is still time sign up for and participate in Summer Reading! Programs for adults, families, teens and kids continue through July 31.

And, good news! eBooks and eAudiobooks count on your Summer Reading Program. Check one out today. Read (or listen) on your computer, tablet, phone, or eReader.

With nearly 40,000 ebooks available at eRead Illinois and eMediaLibrary, and over 8,000 eAudiobooks, you're sure to find something you like...

All you need is your Library card and PIN. Try it today!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Read for the Win! Ice Cream Social

You like ice cream! We like ice cream! Let's get together at the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, July 16, Noon-2:00 p.m.

Family fun for all ages! Enjoy an afternoon of games, face painting, prizes, and a free ice cream sundae!
Celebrate summer reading with ice cream & fun!
Come in and get social at the Library!

Roselle Public Library, 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL
630-529-1641

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

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 71 foreign languages and 20 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?

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