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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Voter Registration at the Library

The November election is history, but there is always another opportunity to exercise your right to vote. The Consolidated General Election is coming up in April. Vote for Municipal, Park District, Library District, School District and Fire District officials.

If you have not registered to vote, stop in. 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.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Read eBooks in Your Browser

Roselle Library has two services for downloading eBooks and eAudio: eMediaLibrary and eRead Illinois. Users have been able to read eBooks from eMediaLibrary in their browser for a while, but starting today eRead Illinois also offers browser-based reading!

What's so special about browser-based reading? No special devices, no apps to download (or figure out) and instant access to the eBooks you check out. After you check out an eBook, simply select "Read Now" in the My Stuff window on eRead Illinois and your book opens in your browser, ready for you to read.

All of the options available in the app (re-sizing the font, changing the background, looking up words, etc.) are available in the browser-based reader plus you can make notes that are saved to the "cloud." After you open the book, you can also opt to read offline so you don't have to be connected to the Internet.

Watch this video to learn more about eRead Illinois' new browser-based reader. Then give it a try!

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Best Holiday Present Yet!

The smartest gift you can get anyone is access to the amazing resources at your Library.
Books, music, and movies is just the beginning!

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and music... access encyclopedias, legal forms, magazine articles, and local public record information... learn Japanese, find out where your grandparents lived in 1930, talk to a live tutor online, figure out how your iPhone works... and that's not all!

Talk to a Librarian about what to read next, make an appointment for one-on-one computer training.... register to vote, get a document notarized, send a fax to anywhere... borrow a book from a library in London or Paris or Sugar Grove... and there's more!

Visit our website or come in to see what you will discover. Bring in the whole family and get your Roselle Library Cards.You can start the application online.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Mango for Business

Mango Languages is taking care of business.

  Inglés de Negocios and 务英语 

Mango recently announced the release of two new specialty courses: Business English for Spanish (Latin American) speakers and Business English for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers!

Learn the English skills you need to succeed in the business world. By mastering everything from business-related vocabulary to relevant grammatical structures and expressions, you'll be able to express yourself even in the most high-stakes professional situations.

Visit Mango Languages to explore all 72 language courses including all the languages you'd expect, plus specialty courses, English for foreign speakers, films and language courses for kids.

Mango Languages is a FREE service from your Library.
Try it today!
You'll be amazed at what you learn!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Take some "Me-Time" at the Library in December

The December email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with up-to-the-minute news of upcoming programs and events.

It's a busy month so take some me-time at your Library! Relax and enjoy holiday programs for adults, holiday crafts for teens, storytimes and crafts for kids, and more.

In addition to Library programs and events, plan to stop by the History Museum for their annual Holiday Open House and 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.

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Knitting Circle meets this Saturday

Adult knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are invited to join the Knitting Circle at Roselle Public Library. This is not a knitting class; it is an opportunity for yarn enthusiasts to get together and enjoy each others company.

Bring your own project to work on.
No current project? Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects for Lutheran General’s neonatal and cancer wings.

In December, the Group meets Saturdays, December 3rd and 17th; in January, Saturday, January 7th, then every other Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Library's Conference Room.
See the Library's Calendar of Events for more information.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, press 2, for more information.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Learn how to Tweet, Blog, Podcast, 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, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Deals at your Library!

The best deals in town... eBooks, eAudiobooks, music downloads & streaming - FREE at your Library!

Browse and download today! All you need is your Library card and PIN.

eMediaLibrary: choose from over 13,500 eBooks and more than 3,600 eAudiobooks
eRead Illinois: choose from nearly 27,000 eBooks and over 5,000 eAudiobooks
Freegal Music: download 5 songs/week (yours to keep!); stream 3 hours of music/day; select from 8 million songs!

Explore them today!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Celebrate the Season!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow, Saturday, November 26th, at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season with entertainer Wendy Morgan as she brings joy to the whole family with music 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 Grace Biernacki.

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

And remember, this year the fun doesn't stop there! Continue the celebration as Santa leads the crowd on the first ever Roselle Cocoa Crawl along Main St. at 3:00 p.m.
Stop by local business for treats and get your Cocoa Crawl passport sheets stamped for a chance to win prizes.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known nationally as “Small Business Saturday” – help us celebrate our small businesses on Main St. and throughout Roselle!

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.

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Black Friday Respite!

Worn out from shopping? Tired of being jostled by the crowds? Looking for a little peace and quiet?
We're here for you!

The Library is open until 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Come in, sit, relax!

Read a magazine or a newspaper. Browse the music or movie collections. Or just sit, stare into space and regroup until your are ready to rejoin the teeming masses!

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park St., Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 x *222 for more information.

Happy Black Friday!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

How much do you know about Thanksgiving?

Which president proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national Thanksgiving Day - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or
Franklin D. Roosevelt?
What did Christmas shopping have to do with Thanksgiving Day?
When did Thanksgiving Day become a legal federal holiday?

Find the answers to these questions and other interesting facts about Thanksgiving in World Book Online. World Book Online is available anytime, anywhere you have Internet access. All you need is your Library card and PIN. Try it today!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Hours

Just a reminder that the Library will closed early today at 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be closed all day tomorrow, Thursday, November 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open Friday, November 25th, at 9:30 a.m.

There is still time to stock up on books, movies and music for the holiday weekend - and remember, your Library is always open at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us.

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

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Employment Opportunity - Youth Services Department Manager

The Roselle Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Department Manager. The ideal candidate is someone who is able to be flexible, loves working with children (infants through entering 6th grade) and adults of all ages, is creative and open to new ideas, and willing to be a team player and a management partner.

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

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Be an Investment Pro

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, November 21, 2016

Share an online storybook today!

Anytime is a great time to share stories and games with your kids! TumbleBooks, online picture books, stories and games for kids is a great place to start.

"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?

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Magnify small print

Have you ever struggled to read a letter or an important document? Do you miss the details in family photos? Thanks to a generous donation by The Roselle Lions Club, your Library can help!

A 22 inch HD monitor Video Magnifier is available to use whenever the Library is open - no appointment necessary. Just stop in and give it a try.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information about the Roselle Public Library, our programs and services, check our website http://www.roselle.lib.il.us, or call 630-529-1641.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Reading for the "print impaired"

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.

Give the gift of reading to yourself or someone you know. For information about talking books, contact info@illinoistalkingbooks.org, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website today.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Start Your Holiday Season at Roselle Library

Join us Saturday, November 26th, at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season with entertainer Wendy Morgan as she brings joy to the whole family with music 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 Grace Biernacki.

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

But this year, the fun doesn't stop there! Continue the celebration as Santa leads the crowd on the first ever Roselle Cocoa Crawl along Main St. at 3:00 p.m.
Stop by local business for treats and get your Cocoa Crawl passport sheets stamped for a chance to win prizes.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known nationally as “Small Business Saturday” – help us celebrate our small businesses on Main St. and throughout Roselle!

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.

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Find it in the Tribune

Trying to remember an article you read? Looking for an obituary?

Your Library subscribes to The Chicago Tribune, a searchable database provided by Proquest. It includes full text articles from Jan. 1, 1985 to the present. You have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including obituaries and death notices to help find ancestors, relatives, and notable figures.

You'll be amazed what you can find. All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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