Thursday, August 29, 2013

Power Employment Workshop

Tuesday, September 17 • 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Community Room East • Latecomers will not be seated
Volunteers from Illinois WorkNet provide expert guidance on smart goals, resume and cover letter writing, effective job searching, and interview techniques in this free workshop.  Register here.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Issues and Controversies

Teachers often ask students to write a persuasive essay on a controversial topic.  Or sometimes you just want to investigate the facts to better understand a current issue before you make up your mind.'s Issues and Controversies is one of the free to library user subscriptions that the Glenview Public Library offers to visitors and library card holders.  Issues and Controversies offers both the pros and cons of each issue with explanations for researchers and students with facts, statistics and primary source documents from reliable sources.
  • Issues from the headlines, including such topics as the new Obama administration and U.S. Congress, abortion, gun control, health care, tax policy, climate change, Middle East policy, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and the Supreme Court
  • Thousands of links to key news coverage and other background information, lending context to the discussion
  • Content supporting Common Core, state, and national standards
  • Searchable Reuters® newsfeed, updated hourly
  • Thousands of timelines, primary source documents, and additional resources
  • "By the Numbers," giving statistical overviews of main article topics
  • World Almanac® and Encyclopedia content
  • Citations display in MLA style, with APA guidelines.
Remote access to this electronic resource is available through the Glenview Public Library web site.  

Enter your library card bar code number as your username to be authenticated.  And the best part is that this service is available along with more than 80 other online library resources 24 hours per day from your home, office or school internet connection.  

The Glenview Public Library's collection of electronic journals, ebooks, emagazines, enewspapers, eaudiobooks, and online learning resources exceeds 30,000 titles.  Take advantage of this online resource today by using your library card online at our web site.  If you don't have a library card, get one today!  After you own a library card you will save yourself many trips to the library by accessing our digital collection 24/7.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pinterest 101

For those of you who attended the Pinterest 101 class (and those who missed it!), here is a link to the presentation:

To see the presentation in a bigger window, follow this link.

Remember, if you need more help on Pinterest, check out their Help Center.

And take a look at a few interesting articles:

What other computer classes would you like to see at the Glenview Public Library?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ESL Via Your Library

Did you know that Mango Languages is available in ESL versions for speakers of 16 foreign languages? Whether you want to practice your spoken English or offer an introductory course for a friend, Mango's engaging, fun process will get users speaking from the first lesson and give them a great tool to practice and improve. The best part? It's all available for free through the Glenview Public Library website: and you can access it from home using your library card number.

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9 National Book Lovers Day

 A day for those who love to read.  The Glenview Public Library encourages you to kick back and relax with a great book.  There's no better way to while away the dog days of summer than to get lost in a book.
Nine reasons to love books:

  1. Books make you smarter.  Books are educational, improve your vocabulary, and give you information you might not discover any other way.  Words can lead you to examine the world in new ways by offering ideas and observations that stimulate thought.
  2. You will never read them all.  There are new books published every day and plenty of classics to explore. Books exist on every subject and in every language.  
  3. Books are portable, low cost entertainment.  You can borrow books for free with your library card or purchase inexpensive used books from the Friends of the Glenview Public Library.
  4. Books transport you to wonderful places both real and imagined.  Whether you are reading about a foreign place (Paris, Venice, China), a place not yet explored (Mars, outer space, 20 Leagues Under the Sea), or a place that exists only in the imagination of the author (Hogwarts, Narnia), books take you on adventures. 
  5. Books never say good-bye.  You can read them again and again. Favorites can be enjoyed after many years or reread with each new generation that comes along.
  6. Books are conversation starters.  The best book recommendations come from friends, family, other book readers, and librarians who love to read.  Join one of the library's book discussion groups to connect with other book readers.
  7. Books teach you to be a better person.  By reading the adventures, trials, tribulations and the emotions of heroes and heroines we learn good from bad, right from wrong, and how to live.
  8. Books are non-confrontational.  They wait patiently on the shelf for us to discover them. 
  9. Books can change your life.  Ideas have changed the course of history. Read a good book and pass it along to others.