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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Southern Italy Travelog

Join us Thursday evening, March 23, from 7 - 8 p.m., for a Southern Italy Travelog.

 Tour Adriatic fishing towns, the Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Capri, and more with world traveler Ralph Danielsen. See perfect beach resorts, mighty Vesuvius, ancient Greek temples, and igloos built of stone.

Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, press 2.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street in Roselle.



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Learn about investing with Morningstar

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 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, March 20, 2017

"Dine to Donate" tomorrow at Pilot Pete's

Pilot Pete’s Restaurant, 905 W Irving Park Road, 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 Tuesday, March 21.


Treat “your chef” and the family for lunch or dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s and benefit the Library 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.

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Join the Big Library Read!

OverDrive's Big Library Read, the world’s largest global eBook reading club, is happening now through March 30. The current selection is Art of the Pie, one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott. Join the discussions about the cookbook, find recipes and more on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks.

Download the eBook from eMediaLibrary. To get started reading, all you need is your Roselle Public Library card and PIN. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and smart phones and tablets without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Roselle Public Library, OverDrive and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. Library readers voted Art of the Pie as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit https://emedialibrary.overdrive.com/emedialibrary-roselle/content.

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Borrow a laptop

The Library has three laptops available for in-Library use by Roselle Library card holders.

The Windows 7 laptops are loaded with Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint) and a choice of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. An external DVD drive is available on request. Internet access is enabled through the Library's Wi-Fi network. Printing is available via the Library's remote printing service. The laptops work just like our public Internet computers, except that you are not tied to a desk.

Stop by the Circulation Desk; check out a laptop and give it a try!
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.
Questions? Call 630-529-1641, press 2.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Car troubles?

Your Library can help with that!

Everything you depended on in the Chilton's manuals in print - diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recall notices, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and more - can now is found in one easy-to-use web site.

Chilton Library is online and available to Library card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from your home, work, or on the road. 

Chilton Library covers automobiles and light trucks from 1940 - present.
Access the Chilton Library FREE! All you need is your Library card and PIN!
Try it today!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today in History! from Grolier GO

On this day in 1751, James Madison, the architect of the U.S. Constitution and fourth president of the United States, was born. He was a great believer in open access to information and made sure that freedom of the press was part of our Constitution.

What else happened on this day in history? Grolier Online (GO!) teams with the Library of Congress to present "Today in History," a fun and educational feature.

Explore Grolier Online to find information in formats specifically for elementary school kids, middle grades, high school and adults, including current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and:
  • Over 125,000 articles, all correlated to national and state standards;
  • More than 340,000 editor-vetted Weblinks; and
  • Over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.
Try Grolier Go! and see what you discover. All you need is your Library card and PIN

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Dine to Donate" next Tuesday at Pilot Pete's

Don't forget to plan on eating out on Tuesday!

Pilot Pete’s Restaurant, 905 W Irving Park Road, 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 Tuesday, June 7.


Treat “your chef” and the family for lunch or dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s and benefit the Library 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.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Roselle History Museums's annual Historical Evening program

All Aboard!

The Roselle History Museum invites you to its annual historical evening on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Trinity Family Life Center, 405 S. Rush Street, Roselle. The building of the Transcontinental Railroad was an impossible dream made possible by hand, arm, back, shovel, cart, horse, wood, iron, dynamite, brains and a whole lot of money. Learn about the events that paved the way to western expansion through the eyes of the people in this fast-paced, fact-based, musical tale brought to life by the award - winning duo - Amy Lowe and Megan Wells.

The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 p.m. featuring wine from Lynfred Winery followed by the program at 8:00 p.m. After the program, guests will be invited to enjoy homemade cookies along with their choice of coffee or lemonade.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Roselle History Museum Office, the Roselle Village Hall, or from museum members at $15 for adults; students age 6-12 will be admitted free. Tickets purchased the night of the performance will be $18 for adults.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

How much electricity does your Computer use?

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt energy meter and find out!

Roselle Public Library has four Kill-A-Watt energy meters available for check-out. Use the meters to measure how much electricity your household appliances and electronics consume.

The meters are simple to use; plug the meter into a household outlet, plug your appliance or electronic device into the meter and read the screen. That's all there is to it.

The meters are available through a donation from ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Home program.

C'mon in and check one out!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Who's lurking in your family tree?

March is an ideal time to dig into your family history. Discover who's lurking in your family tree.
Your Library has everything you need to get started. 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.

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

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

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.

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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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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

Pilot Pete’s Restaurant, 905 W Irving Park Road, 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 Tuesday, March 21.


Treat “your chef” and the family for lunch or dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s and benefit the Library 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.

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Wireless printing for tablets, laptops, and more

Need to print something from your laptop or tablet? Did your home printer die in the middle of an important assignment or jam just as you were printing your resume??

Try our remote printing service! Whether you are at home, at a coffee shop, in the Library using Wi-Fi - 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) and $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.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Browse Illinois Public Records

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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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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, February 28, 2017

Filling your March calendar? Don't forget the free programs at the Library!

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

It's a busy month from the Teen Advisory Board on the the first to the Great Magazine Giveaway at the end of the month with lots in between! Mark your calendar now for storytimes, book discussions, Teen Clubs and more. Discover opportunities to support your Library by supporting the Library Foundation's "Dine to Donate" fundraiser at Pilot Pete's Restaurant on March 21.

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.

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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Find your new job with 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 and PIN.
Try it today!

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