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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Library closed Tuesday, Feb. 3



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wondering who bought the house next door?

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


Monday, January 26, 2015

Need a little music in your life?

It's here and ready for you to explore, download and enjoy - Freegal Music!

• 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.


Sunday, January 25, 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 the Library has helped you to homeschool your children. Or maybe, for you, the Library is all about finding the book, movie or music that brightens your day or weekend.

We'd like to hear your Library story! Please Share your story on the Library's website. Share your memories and let us know the Library's importance to you, your family, and our community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Musical Sunday...

Don't forget to join us Sunday, January 25th, for a fabulous Musical Sunday performance by Tom Malouf and the Library's 75th Anniversary kick-off party!

Accompanying himself on guitar, Roselle hometown favorite Tom Malouf will perform “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” a tribute to one of America’s all-time great singer-songwriters, John Denver.
Enjoy Tom's performance and join the party as we celebrate 75 years of library services to the Roselle community.


 Musical Sundays are held in the atrium of the Library on the first floor. Enjoy a cupcake and coffee or tea while you listen to the program or go about your usual library activities.

Library services began in Roselle in 1940 as a Works Progress Administration project. The Library is currently located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle. Illinois. For more information, call 630-529-1641


Friday, January 23, 2015

Printer problems? We can help!

What can you do when your printer dies in the middle of an important assignment or jams as you're printing your resume??

Try out our new remote printing service! Whether you are in the Library using wi-fi, at home, at a coffee shop - in fact, wherever you are, you can print virtually any document or web page from your Internet-connected computer, tablet or mobile device to one of our Library printers.

Print jobs can be claimed during the Library's normal business hours. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after 24 hours. Regular print charges of $0.10/page (b&w) & $0.20/page (color) apply.

There is no additional software required. Simply follow the steps at this webpage:
http://www.printeron.net/rpld/webprint

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. See the Computer Resources page on our website for more information.


Thursday, January 22, 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 January, we're reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant.  Come join us on Thursday, January 29, 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, January 21, 2015

Got Homework? Get help!

"My tutor was one of the best. She stayed with me until I understood the assignment thoroughly..." -- (Roselle Public Library 11th grader)

"I really liked how she explained it to me. It was much more easier." -- (Roselle Public Library 4th grader)

"The tutors at tutor.com are great at what they do... Thank you, tutor.com. You guys rock!!!!!" -- (Roselle Public Library 6th grader)

What are all these kids talking about? Live Homework Help from tutor.com! A FREE service from your Library. Live tutors, online, to help you when you need it, where ever you have Internet access.

And it's not just for kids! Need help preparing for the GED, college entrance exams, Grad school entrance exams, Citizenship tests? Are you updating your resume and cover letters? Tutor.com can help you with all of that and more!
The Tutor.com Learning Suite has resources for all ages, elementary students through adults.

One-on-one help from live tutors is available 4 pm-10 pm, daily. Student and tutor use chat, interactive whiteboards and file-sharing in a secure online classroom to work on math, science, social studies, English, writing, standardized test prep and more. After each session, students can replay and email the session, or print the transcript and whiteboards.
In addition to live help, the new Skills Center Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides and more.

Try it now! All you need is your Roselle Library card number


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Computer Training at Your Convenience!

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 more 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, January 19, 2015

Your Downloadable Advantage

Are you frustrated by the long wait lists for popular e-book and audio titles in the eMediaLibrary collection? We are, too, and your Library is doing something about it! Roselle Library just added 17 new titles to our Advantage Collection on eMediaLibrary. There are now nearly 600 titles in the collection - and we are purchasing more each month..

With patrons from 51 libraries sharing the collection we know that those wait times can become very long, so we are purchasing additional copies of popular titles that will only be available to you - Roselle Library card-holders. These copies are Roselle's Advantage Collection.

What does this mean to you? Well, for example, the Library has purchased a copy of Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See just for Roselle users. There are 127 people on the waiting list in eMediaLibrary, but only 3 of them are Roselle cardholders. If you place a hold on All the Light We Cannot See, instead of being 128th on the list, you are really only 4th - big difference! Still a wait, but bearable.

You can see all of the titles in the Advantage Collection on the front page of the Library Catalog. Click on the "New eBooks & eAudio" tab.


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 at the Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion group next Monday, January 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the Ask Me Desk to register and to pick up this month's selection. We're reading Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman. 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.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Musical Sunday and 75th Anniversary Kick-Off Party!

Join us next Sunday, January 25th, for a fabulous Musical Sunday performance by Tom Malouf and the Library's 75th Anniversary kick-off party!

Accompanying himself on guitar, Roselle hometown favorite Tom Malouf will perform “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” a tribute to one of America’s all-time great singer-songwriters, John Denver.
Enjoy Tom's performance and join the party as we celebrate 75 years of library services to the Roselle community.


 Musical Sundays are held in the atrium of the Library on the first floor. Enjoy a cupcake and coffee or tea while you listen to the program or go about your usual library activities.

Library services began in Roselle in 1940 as a Works Progress Administration project. The Library is currently located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle. Illinois. For more information, call 630-529-1641


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Adult Book Discussion Next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. The January selection is Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx. 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.


YLP Book Discussion Next Tuesday

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, January 20, 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 Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Abe) and Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin. (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, January 12, 2015

Men's Book Discussion Next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, January 19, at 7:00 p.m. The January selection is Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden. 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 L
ibrary’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, January 07, 2015

Mitten Tree Thanks!

The Mitten Tree at the Library was a great success again this year! Thank you so much to everyone who donated mittens, gloves, scarves and hats. They will be appreciated, especially as the temperatures continue to drop.

All items were donated to the Bloomingdale Township General Assistance Office which will distribute them to families in need in our community.

     






Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Job Hunting? Don't miss 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 & PIN.
Try it today!


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