Friday, November 29, 2013

NEW Driver's License Facility Open in Des Plaines

Wondering where to go to get that new driver's license? Or need to update your license plate information? A new State of Illinois DMV facility opened on November 20 at 1470 Lee Street in Des Plaines between Oakton Street and Algonquin Road. This full-service Secretary of State office will conduct driving tests, sell vehicle stickers, and process license renewals, organ donor applications, and voter registrations as well as other services.

1470 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL (between Oakton St. & Algonquin Rd.)
8 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm Saturdays

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Nonfiction: Coffee, Disasters, and Evolution

Look for these titles in the New Nonfiction collection on the first floor.

 Leading the Starbucks Way: 5 Principles for Connecting with your Customers, Your Products, and Your People, by Joseph A. Michelli. Call Number 658.4092 MIC
Starbucks singlehandedly transformed the ordinary delivery of coffee into a cultural phenomenon--a result of the company's exemplary leadership practices. Joseph Michelli explains that the international success of Starbucks begins with a promise: To inspire and nurture the human spirit--one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. 
An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir, by Phyllis Chesler. Call Number 305.42 CHE
In 1961 Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn,embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than a half-century. When she arrived in Kabul with her Afghan bridegroom, authorities took away her American passport; she was now the property of her husband's family and had no rights of citizenship. Chesler draws upon personal diaries, correspondence and research in this vivid account of what she learned about central Asia and the nature of gender apartheid.
The Dynamics of Disaster, by Susan W. Kieffer. Call Number 363.34 KIE
Humans persist in building centers of civilization in places of past disasters. We believe that our technology will protect us next time. Kieffer argues that only by understanding the dynamics of natural disasters can we begin to institute engineering and policy practices to minimize their impact on our lives.
The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, by Henry Gee. Call Number 599.938 GEE
By examining the many features of human beings that have frequently been used to distinguish us from the rest of the animal world, Gee shows that our evolutionary outcome is one possibility among many, one that owes more to chance than to an organized progression to supremacy.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mulch or Bag Fallen Leaves

The Village of Glenview reminds residents that leaves should not be raked into the street. Instead, compost them, mulch them or bag them as yard waste for pickup by Groot Industries, the Village's contracted landscape waste hauler, or a private landscape hauler.
Leaf piles can cause traffic problems or obstruct drainage if piled in the street. Residences where leaves are found to be deposited on the public street could be ticketed for a violation and fined between $100 to $750 per day.
The Village's street sweeping program is intended to remove only leaves that fall onto the streets to keep them from blocking gutters and sewer drains.
Information regarding bagging leaves and collection by Groot can be found here.  Your cooperation in removing leaves correctly is appreciated.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Nonfiction: Kennedy's Camelot and Smart Retirement

Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, by John Bradshaw. Call number 636.8 BRA 
A revolutionary new account from one of the leading scientific experts on these little-understood animals. As he did in Dog Sense, Bradshaw combines the most up-to-date research with fascinating case studies to paint a detailed portrait of the domestic cat.
Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, by Robert Dallek. Call number 973.922 DAL
Presidential historian Dallek delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
 The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement, by Mary Hunt. Call number 332.024014 HUN
With her signature no-nonsense style, Hunt covers every aspect of retirement planning in language anyone can understand. Whatever stage of retirement planning you're in, whether you're staring it in the face or have decades of working ahead of you, you will find sound advice on everything from savings to Social Security.
Spruce: A Step-by-step Guide to Upholstery and Design, by Amanda Brown. Call number 684.12 BRO
With clear instructions illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs, the five projects included here are designed to teach all of the skills and techniques you need to reupholster any piece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.

Look for these and many more titles in the New Nonfiction collection on the first floor.