Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Laws and Fees for 2012

Among the new laws and fees that begin Jan. 1, 2012 are these that can impact Glenview residents:
• The number of electronic products banned from Illinois landfills expands from four to 17. For the list and suggestions on how to dispose of unwanted video games, VCRs, DVD players and the like, go here.
• Illinois law will require back seat passengers to wear seat belts, regardless of their age or seating position. The move will strengthen the State of Illinois' current seat belt law, which requires passengers in the front seat and anyone under the age of 19 year old to wear a properly secure seat belt. The new law exempts riders in buses, emergency vehicles and those in the backseat of taxis. For more,go here.
• Tolls nearly double on Illinois tollways to pay for a $12.1 billion program of expanding and building highways. Basic I-Pass toll rates will rise from 40 cents to 75 cents, with those who use cash continuing to pay double what I-Pass users do. For more, go here.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Need to Improve Your Technology Skills?

Did you get a new digital reader or PC for Christmas? Or did you give an electronic device to someone who is struggling to use it? Why not recommend or take advantage of the free workshops at the Glenview Public Library to improve your technology skills. In January we are offering:

Mouse Skills: an Introduction to basic skills needed to use the Internet effectively; on Thursday, January 5 at 10 AM. Registration required.

Basic Internet Searching: Learn how to find and evaluate useful web sites on Wednesday, January 11 at 10 AM. Registration required.

eReader Drop-In Sessions: Learn how to download an eBook to your eReader on Saturday, January 7 at 10 AM. First come, first served.

Introduction to MyMediaMall: Discover the Library's collection of free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and learn how to download them to a computer and eReader on Friday, January 13, 10 AM. Registration required.

To register for one of these workshops, simply stop in or telephone the Library at 847-729-7500 and give us your Glenview Public Library card number. Read the LINES newsletter for other upcoming Library events and workshops for all ages.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Senior Housing Assistance Applications Available

Glenview residents ages 62 and older may qualify for housing assistance in 2012. This form lists eligibility requirements and explains how to apply. Documentation must be filed between Feb. 6 and 17.

Don't Give to Burglars

The winter holiday season--and the presence of presents being bought for celebrations--often mean a rise in the number of reported vehicle burglaries. The Glenview Police Department suggests you take steps to keep from having your car damaged and/or belongings stolen. Here are a few tips to avoid being a victim of car burglary:
1. Bring valuables from your car into your home.
2. If you need to leave smaller, less valuable item(s) in your car overnight, keep them out of view by locking the item(s) in a glove box, center console or trunk.
3. While shopping use a cover to keep items left in a visible trunk out of view.
4. Lock the doors to your car, but don't rely on pressing the automatic lock on your key ring without verifying the doors are locked or lock the doors manually.
5. Don't leave the garage door opener in a car parked in the driveway overnight for a thief to access other cars in the garage.

Friday, December 16, 2011

GBS @ 50

In August of 1962, Glenbrook South opened its doors. 

The book GBS@50 captures the people, events and stories of Glenbrook South High school for each of its 50 academic years.

Find out more about the book, and order a copy.

The Glenview Public Library owns a copy that can be checked out, as well as an archival copy in the Genealogy & Local History Room:

373.7731 GBS
GBS @ 50 /
c2011 -- Glenbrook South High School, published in conjunction with Jostens, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-615-52974-5

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What Do I Read Next?

As any avid reader knows, it's always a good idea to have your next book on the nightstand, ready to go. Glenview Public Library's NextReads newsletters can help you keep your nightstand full. NextReads is an email newsletter subscription service that provides reading suggestions for all ages in more than 20 interest categories, and it includes links to BiblioCommons, our online catalog. Choose from Fiction A to Z; Armchair Travel; Kids' Books; Thrillers and Suspense; Business and Personal Finance; History and Current Events; and many more. Subscribe here and you're on your way to your next read!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter Break Fun at the Ice Center

Check out all the activities at the Glenview's Ice Center's 11th Annual Winter Carnival, from December 19 to January 1, 2012. Beginner lessons, a family New Year's Eve party, public skating, and parent-child hockey scrimmages are just a few of the possibilities. The Ice Center is located at 1851 Landwehr Road in Glenview. For more information call (847) 724-2800.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Auto Repair With Your Library Card

Did you know that the Glenview Public Library offers free comprehensive auto repair information as part of our Online Services collection of electronic databases? Auto Repair Reference Center has drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, specifications, maintenance schedules and an estimator for labor repair charges.

Content includes:

Coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present
Millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs
Approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer
Over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing
Specifications & maintenance schedules
Labor Time Guide & Estimator
Video overviews of auto systems with AutoIQ
Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance)
Diagnostic information

Interface features include:

Ability to print/email/save high-quality
PDF recordsMore than 37,000 vehicles coveredIn-depth repair information from the major original equipment manufacturers, including Ford, Honda, and GMC
On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) codes with description and troubleshooting information

All of this valuable automobile repair information to keep your car running is available through the Library's web site. Log in to the Online Services with your Glenview Public Library card number for home access or visit the library and use one of the many computers available on the second floor.