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Thursday, February 26, 2015

March eNewsletter now available

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

Find out about the Library's 75th anniversary (of Library services) programs and events, the Great magazine Giveaway, storytimes, book discussions, and more!

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.

You, too, can 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.

Friday, February 20, 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, 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 what makes the Library important to you, your family, and our community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Warm Up at the Library

Baby, it's cold outside!
But it's warm at your Library.
Roselle Public Library is an official Warming Center.

The Library is open:
- 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
- 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

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

For additional warming centers and tips to stay safe in the cold weather, visit the DuPage County website

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 February, we're reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, February 26, 6:30 pm - ???

Want more info (and the name of the "local restaurant")? Contact Amelia Thomas, 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, February 18, 2015

Scan & Fax @ 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 new 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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Help Celebrate 75 Years of Library Services with a Little Retro Entertainment!

There are two opportunities coming up this month to harken back to entertainment available when Library services were first offered to the Roselle community.

On Thursday, 2/19, at 2:00 p.m., enjoy a screening of one of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces. Released in 1946, Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman star in this film about the American daughter of a convicted Nazi spy. She is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate a group of Germans living in Brazil after the war...but he doesn't count on their lives becoming so intimately entangled.

Then, on the following Thursday, 2/26,  join us for discussion of the 1940 classic, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. This was Carson McCullers first novel, published when she was all of twenty-three. She became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk.

We'll be celebrating throughout 2015! Subscribe to our email newsletter or watch the online calendar for upcoming programs and events.

Monday, February 16, 2015

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, February 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the Ask Me Desk to register. This month we're talking about the books in the "How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. 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.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Enjoy a meal at Pilot Pete's and Benefit the Library Foundation

Pilot Pete’s Restaurant, Schaumburg, is helping the Roselle Library Foundation raise money for its endowment by donating 20%, before taxes, of any food and non-alcoholic drink purchased on March 12.

Enjoy food and fun with family and friends for lunch or dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s Restaurant and benefit the Roselle Public Library Foundation at the same time.

To participate, you must turn in the flyer located in the library kiosk, at the circulation desk or on the library’s website to your Pilot Pete’s server when you order, so that the Library Foundation receives the benefit.

Thank you for your support.

Staff Picks

"Staff Picks" this month are all about Life Stories.
Books on the famous and infamous are featured on the Library's catalog (click on the Life Stories tab).
If eBooks are your thing, check out the Staff Picks tab on eRead Illinois and fill your eReader with digital biographies.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Spring edition of Library Lights newsletter is online now

The Spring issue of 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.

Read all the news from your Library and mark your calendar now for National Library Week, book discussions, family movies, Musical Sundays, and other upcoming programs, events, and storytime sessions.
Read it online and bookmark it!
(Please note that early access to the newsletter does not mean early sign-up for programs. Consult the newsletter for program registration dates. Thanks!)

If you must have a paper copy, go ahead and print it from the Library's website in full, glorious color... or you can wait for the mailman!

While you're online, check out the Roselle Public Library eNews, then subscribe to have this free, monthly newsletter delivered to your email account.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How do I find...

How do I find out what eBooks are available to borrow from the Library?
Did I hear that I can download free music? What songs does the Library have?
I'm trying o watch the Oscar nominees. What does the Library have on DVD?
What is the newest book by Jo Nesbo?

CATALOGS! We have catalogs that list all of our holdings, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, downloadable music and, of course, the books, movies and music on the shelves at your Library.

Now, it's easier than ever to find (and browse) our catalogs. Just click on the Catalogs button on the left side of every page on the Library's website to find links to all of our catalogs:

- Library Catalog: the main catalog with all of our books, movies, music and most of our downloadable holdings;
- Classic catalog: the older catalog (all the same information as the Library Catalog above, but in an older format);
- eMediaLibrary: the catalog of our eBooks and eAudiobooks from Overdrive;
- eRead Illinois: the catalog of our eBooks and eAudiobooks from B&T Axis 360 (the State Library collection);
- Freegal Music: the catalog of free downloadable and streaming music.

Browse our catalogs today!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Adult Book Discussion Next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. The February book selection is Townie: a memoir by Andre Dubus III. 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, February 17, 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 Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Abe) and Unstoppable by Tim Green. (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, February 09, 2015

Men's Book Discussion Next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. The February selection is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. 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 Library’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.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Employment opportunity - Library Page

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a Library Page. this is a part-time, entry-level position that requires availability to work nights and weekends.

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

New Furniture!

We're excited about the new furniture in the Teen and Adult Services area on the first floor of the Library!

Comfortable chairs and small tables can be pushed together for collaboration and small group work, or moved apart for privacy and individual use.

Best of all, it's all clean, bright and fresh!
Check out the photos on Flickr.

Come in and give it a try! The Library is located at 40 S. Park St., Roselle. Call 630-529-1641 for more information.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

You, too, can be an investment 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!

We're closed... :(

Don't forget the Library is closed today for the delivery and installation of new furniture.
When we open tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., there will be comfortable, new places to sit!

While we are closed, remember that our website and downloadable resources are always available.
So, visit us online, check out a database or two, download a book or some music, or share a story. Then c'mon in on Wednesday and try out our new furniture. See you tomorrow!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Do you wanna know a secret?

Are you an audiobook fan? Here's a secret no one else knows about yet - eRead Illinois just added eAudiobooks! With over 660 titles in the initial collection, there's sure to be something you want to listen to - and chances are good that it will be available now (no hold queues yet).

To get started with the new eRead Illinois audiobooks collection, download the new Axis 360 app to your Android or iOS device. The app has a built-in audiobook player so you can borrow and listen directly within the app.
The Axis 360 app is available in the App Zone on eRead Illinois.

What will you listen to today?

The Library is OPEN!!

The Library is open today for normal hours: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Come in and share your snow stories!

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