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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Learn Photoshop 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, June 29, 2015

Browse, Download, and Enjoy!

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

With over 20,000 ebooks available at eRead Illinois and nearly 12,000 ebooks at eMediaLibrary, you're sure to find something you like...

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


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Closed July 4th



Friday, June 26, 2015

Share your Library story!

The Library is celebrating 75 years of providing services to the Roselle community. People have used the Library in so many different ways during all those years.

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 your community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

20s & 30s Book Group Meets Tomorrow

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

This month, we're reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 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.


Got Grandkids?

"Grandparents Got Game" is back!

Join us today and every Wednesday through August 5th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. for summer fun. Get reacquainted with old friends and meet some new friends over traditional board games and crafts to share with the kids.

GGG is a weekly drop-in program for grandparents or grand-friends and their grandchildren to play together. Each week features board games, snacks and activities related to the Library's summer reading theme "Read to the Rhythm!" 

Check out the Library's Pinterest boards for GGG craft ideas.
No registration is necessary, just drop-in!
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. 630-529-1641

Click here for the weekly themes


Tuesday, June 23, 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, June 22, 2015

Share and Online Storybook

Home with the kids this summer?
What a great opportunity to take a look at TumbleBooks, online picture books, stories and games for kids.
"Click here for Tumblebooks" or click on the TumbleBooks icon on the Youth Services page of the Library's website.

What Tumblebook will you share today?


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's new in your neighborhood?

Your Library can help you find out!
Roselle Library subscribes to Record Information Services 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!


Monday, June 15, 2015

3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Event Raises Funds for Foundation

For a 3rd year, antique appraisal expert John Leonard, of Leonard Auction in Addison, IL, took on some of our community’s most eclectic curios on Saturday, June 6, at the Library.

John Leonard of Leonard Auction
uses his tablet to do some quick
research on a pair of end tables
(the drawer from one of the tables
is shown), which  he then valued at $750.
Some of the items were family treasures passed down from great grandparents, in some cases found in attics and basements. Others were random finds at garage sales. One woman had bought 2 single-drawer end tables for $25 at a Mt. Prospect garage sale. She was delighted to hear Mr. Leonard advise that she’s likely to get $750 for them!

The event began with John briefly reviewing the current antique market. Hottest items are estate jewelry, artwork, sports items, and modern, “Don Draper” furniture from the 1950’s.

The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Roselle Library Foundation, with John sharing his expertise and donating his time. Starbucks of Roselle generously provided coffee refreshments and delicious donuts were donated by Dunkin’ Donuts on Lake Street in Bloomingdale.

One delighted attendee commented: “It was fun and fascinating to see the pieces people brought in and hear their stories. History come to life…”

Many thanks to everyone who attended this educational and fun event. The Roselle Library Foundation appreciates your support!


Free music! Get it today!

Free music! Really!
Download and enjoy - Freegal Music!

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

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

Try it today!

Questions? See the Freegal FAQ page

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


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Are you Summer Reading?

Join your friends and neighbors who have signed up for one or more Summer Reading programs at Roselle Public Library!

During the first week:
- 160 adults signed up for the Adult Program (yep, we have a Summer Reading program for adults!),
- 112 teens signed up for the Teen Program,
- 333 kids signed up for the Kids program, and
- 77 families signed up for the Family program!

This many people can't be wrong! Summer reading is fun (and there are prizes and incentives along the way).

Get started here - or come in to the Library and sign up.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 or visit our website for more information.

Read to the Rhythm!


Friday, June 12, 2015

Staff Picks! Read to the Rhythm!

Need some help finding a music-related read? Library staff has rounded up their favorites to make it easy for you to check out and check off a book for your Summer Reading program.

Books on bands, music bios, fiction with a music theme and more are featured on the Library's catalog (click on the "Read to the Rhythm!" tab).
If eBooks are your thing, check out the Staff Picks tab on eRead Illinois and fill your eReader or device with mobile music-related titles!

Here are a few to whet your appetite!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Employment Opportunity - Adult Services Reference Librarian

The Roselle Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, creative and team-oriented Librarian for the Adult Services Department. If you are comfortable working with all ages, like to think on your feet, and technology is your friend, this position may be for you!

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The successful candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and weekend rotation.
MLIS preferred; current Master’s Degree in Library Science candidates may be considered with prior library experience. Recent graduates and tech-savvy librarians are encouraged to apply.

For more information and contact information, please see the Employment Opportunities page.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's a Movie Musical Marathon!

Drop by the Library anytime Saturday, June 13, and enjoy a movie from the 60s.
Enjoy light refreshments, stay cool and watch Bye, Bye Birdie, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and more! Movies will be screened all day long (9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) in the atrium of the Library.

The Movie Musical Marathon is part of Roselle Public Library's year-long celebration of 75 years of library service to our community.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park St., Roselle, IL.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Finding a new job - get help from A to Z

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? You can access it FREE - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Roselle Library card & PIN.
Try it today!


Monday, June 08, 2015

Did we see you at the Parade?

Library Board members, staff and supporters had a great time marching in the Rose Parade on Sunday! Did we see you there? There are some photos of the Library's float on our Flickr site.

Don't forget that registration begins today for Summer Reading programs for all ages - Adults, Teens, Kids and Families. Stop by the Library and get started now! Summer Reading programs continue through Friday, July 31.
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, 60172; call 630-529-1641 for more information or visit our website.

Be sure to patronize the many businesses and organizations that make Summer Reading programs at Roselle Public Library possible.


Listen to a BestSeller!

Exercising, cleaning, commuting, crafting... no matter what you're doing, listening to an audiobook makes it better!
Download eAudiobooks from eMediaLibrary anytime, anywhere!
And now, eAudiobooks are also available from eRead Illinois!
All you need is your Library card & PIN.
Check out these eAudiobooks now - before someone else gets them!


     


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