Friday, October 14, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment Scams

Medicare scams are a year-round concern, but the coming weeks warrant special attention. Open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, and during that time period Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health plan and prescription coverage. For identity thieves, it's open season.
Read these tips.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chicago Tribune Archives

Do you want to see how Illinois voted in the 1860 presidential election?  Are you looking for your great-grandmother’s obituary?  What else was being reported on April 15, 1912?  If you are writing a paper, researching local history, or just interested in what life was like when history was being reported, The Chicago Tribune Archives can provide answers.  These archives contain news stories spanning from 1849 to 1984.  The articles can then be printed out, downloaded as pdfs, or emailed to you to be read later.    The Chicago Tribune Archive is available through our website at the library, or at home with a Glenview Public Library card.

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Look for Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online has updated their interface and gone green.  Their ratings, formerly on a scale of red to black, are now green for excellent and red for poor.  Additional new features include interactive videos and virtual tours of products.  Same great ratings, brand new look!

Consumer Reports Online can be accessed from our website in the library, or at home with a valid Glenview library card.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review

My Father Before Me by Chris Forhan

A readable and engaging exploration of a family. Forhan felt completed to discover who his father was before he killed himself in his mid forties leaving his wife and 8 children. He was able to interview a number of people who knew his father in a variety of capacities: his wife, Chris' siblings, other relatives, and employers. A business associate who Eddie, the father, had spent a lot of time with said he had never mentioned that he had a family. Forhan's own life story is woven throughout and reveals details about American life in the 60s and 70s. Solid and memorable. 
- Iva Freeman

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review

As head writer of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, Jessi Klein is largely responsible for taking Schumer’s particular brand of humor – think bawdy, subversive, and feminist-friendly – and launching it into the cultural zeitgeist. Fans of the series will find particular delight in You’ll Grow Out of It, Klein’s new book of similarly minded essays, which are largely about trying and failing to live up to contemporary standards of femininity. Klein is not afraid to overshare – she gets candidly hilarious (and sometimes gross) about her adventures in dating, wedding planning, infertility, and childbirth. Some essays are more relatable than others; as a thin, white, and highly paid TV producer, Klein is not exactly an ideal everywoman. (Her struggles include feeling less than glamorous at the Emmys, fighting with her boyfriend on an impossibly luxurious spa vacation, and deciding whether or not to purchase a $10,000 wedding dress.) And yet, with her self-deprecating humor, Klein still manages to charm, especially when she’s railing against impossible beauty regimens and gender disparities. (On the pressures of the natural childbirth movement, Klein observes, “No one ever asks a man if he’s having a ‘natural root canal.”) Ultimately, You’ll Grow Out of It is a satisfying and riotously funny book about one woman’s awkward journey into womanhood. – Romi Pekarek Smith

Monday, September 19, 2016

Library Program--Doing Business Online: Safety Matters

Doing Business Online: Safety Matters
Thursday, September 22, 2016
7-8 PM
Community Room

There is nothing more convenient than doing your banking or making a purchase from the comfort of your home.  However, venturing out on the internet takes us away from the safety and security our homes provide.
Glenview Credit Union will discuss how to be prepared when facing the risks posed by the Internet.

Please register here.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Consumer Reports Online

Buying a new Refrigerator?  Wondering about the safety features on SUV’s? Want a guide on purchasing mattresses?  Consumer Reports Online can answer these questions and many more. Through rigorous testing of thousands of products, Consumer Reports provides detailed buying guides for a large range of products, along with news stories, pricing, recommendations, and their very popular ratings.
Ratings for mattresses

Easily find what you are looking for with this fully searchable web tool. Search by category, brand, or product number.  You access Consumer Reports Online through our website in the library or at home with a valid Glenview library card.
Happy hunting!