Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14

In 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. The U.S. Census Bureau has compiled a variety of statistics on mothers and their characteristics.  Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Join us for a discussion of I Am Malala

Bookit! Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 24
7 PM, Multipurpose Room
No registration necessary -- Just drop in!

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai gained international recognition when she began speaking out as a passionate advocate for girls' access to education. Unfortunately, she also attracted the attention of the local Taliban, who shot her in the head while she was riding a school bus. In her inspirational autobiography I Am Malala, the author recounts her miraculous survival and details her continuing efforts to campaign for peace and human rights.

Copies of I Am Malala are available now at the Reader Services Desk.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017


The Corporation for National and Community Service's Volunteering and Civic Life in America website shows how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering and civic engagement. The data for this website were collected through two supplements to the Current PopulationSurvey – the Volunteer Supplement and the Civic Supplement. The Current Population Survey is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households, (approximately 90,000 adults) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tax Day 2017


According to the IRS, “People have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due. The deadline is later this year due to several factors. The usual April 15 deadline falls on Saturday this year, which would normally give taxpayers until at least the following Monday. However, Emancipation Day, a D.C. holiday, is observed on Monday, April 17, giving taxpayers nationwide an additional day to file.”

The filing date for Illinois State income tax returns is also April 18, 2017. 





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day was originated in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. 

Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.

In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent. The gap has narrowed since 1960, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate. 

The American  Association of University Women has compiled an updated report on the gender pay gap.  Interesting and informative reading on this important issue.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IRS Services for People with Disabilities

Hundreds of accessible federal tax forms and publications are available for download from the IRS.gov page. Select the Forms & Pubs tab and choose from large-print, text, accessible PDFs, ebraille, and HTML formats. Videos in American Sign Language with the latest tax information are also available. If you are unable to complete your tax returns because of a physical disability or are age 60 or older you may get assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. Call 1-800-906-9887 to find a nearby VITA or TCE location.

Remember, if you need help printing tax forms, the Reference desk staff is here to help.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Early Voting Begins Monday

The April 4 Consolidated Election has a number of local offices on the ballot, including those for municipal, township, park district, public library and school board seats.

Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, is serving as an early voting polling place. Early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 20, through Monday, April 3 (no Sunday voting).

Cook County residents can also register to vote at Glenview Village Hall during the grace period for registering at the same time and dates as early voting or at other sites through April 3. Bring two forms of identification.

The League of Women Voters of Glenview-Glencoe is holding a candidate forum from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue.