Monday, July 22, 2013

Affordable Health Care Webinar for Small Business Owners


The Small Business Administration is offering webinars on the Affordable Care Act for small business owners. These free webinars will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include:
•Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits)— who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
•Marketplace updates
•Shared responsibility
•Cost containment
•Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law
A question and answer period will follow.
The webinar will be repeated at the following times:
•Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 AM CT
•Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 PM CT
•Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 PM CT
•Thursday, August 15 at 1:00 PM CT
Check this link for registration instructions and information about the presenters:



Thursday, July 18, 2013

BOOKit! Book Discussion

Raised in rough South Side Chicago neighborhoods, Jovan Mosely struggled to steer clear of gangs and dreamed of becoming a lawyer.  Instead he found himself wrongly coerced into confessing to a role in a brutal murder.  A chance meeting with criminal defense attorney Catharine O'Daniel changes his fortunes.
Join us for a discussion of this true story.
Wednesday, July 24
7 PM
Multipurpose Room
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mililary Veterans and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

What do military veterans need to know about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

If you're enrolled in TRICARE or the Veterans health care program, you're considered covered under the health care law. You don't need to make any changes.

If you are not, you can go to healthcare.gov to learn about other options. If you are required to purchase insurance by January 1, 2014, when the law goes into effect, you may be eligibe for discounted rates.

If your family members are not covered under a Veterans Health Care program, they may be eligible for discounted purchase rates.
Note: the Young Adult coverage options are different under TRICARE. Coverage ends at age 21 or 23 for enrolled students as opposed to age 26 under the Affordable Care Act rules.




Friday, July 12, 2013

Do You Live in Unincorporated Glenview?

Creative Commons image by Stewart Butterfield
Although the public library has some limitations for issuing library cards based on tax bases, there is a great alternative for residents living in unincorporated areas. Any resident can get a library card at their local community college. Oakton Community College allows district residents to access their online databases and to check out three items at a time, including books and DVDs. Even if you have a Glenview Public Library card, you can receive a community college card as well.

For more information, check out this section of Oakton's website.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Featured Database: Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar® Investment Research Center offers Glenview Public Library users real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

Morningstar Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help users make more informed investment decisions.

With an easy-to-use interface and thorough help and education sections, every investor can quickly learn to use Investment Research Center.
Screening tools: Helping investors narrow the field of available stocks and funds
Stock, Fund, and ETF Screeners
Enables patrons to find the best stocks, funds, and ETFs by building screens based on hundreds of financial data points.
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Pre-set Morningstar Screens
Helps patrons identify lists of stocks and funds based on a variety of categories developed by Morningstar analysts.
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Research tools: Providing portfolio analysis, detailed analyst reports, and market data
Portfolio X-Ray®
Gives patrons an insightful analysis of their portfolios, including asset allocation, sector concentration, and how to adjust for better diversification.
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Analyst Reports
Applying extensive research to provide up-to-date analysis on companies and funds, including proprietary data such as fair value estimate and analyst rating.
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Market Data
Provides index, sector, and industry returns along with quarterly industry reports to help investors make meaningful comparisons.
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Articles and Newsletters: Content across a variety of topics including market updates and personal finance along with access to Morningstar publications
Articles and Videos
Keeps patrons updated on industry news, market updates, and top investments while also supplying tips for retirement, college savings, and other personal finance goals.
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Articles and Newsletters
Displaying content across a variety of topics, including market updates and personal finance along with access to Morningstar publications.
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Help and Education
Assistance for librarians and patrons in site navigation, investment terminology, and financial education.
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Tutorials
Guides users through database features using a series of videos or a detailed user’s manual.
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Investing Classroom
Helps new and experienced investors master the skills required to successfully invest.
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Glossary and Methodology
Provides clear, concise definitions of financial terms and explains Morningstar’s proprietary ratings and measures.

Glenview Public Library patrons can access Morningstar Investment Research Center at a library computer or at home, the office or on the go.  Use your GPL library barcode number to login to this free online resource and start learning more about investing today.  If you have questions about how to access this library resource or other Glenview PL databases, please telephone the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 for more information about the digital collection available to library members only.

Monday, July 8, 2013

For those of you who would like more information from our recent class "Free Media On the Web," the presentation is available here.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Featured Database: Mango

Mango Languages  is an web based learning system of video tutorials for conversation skills in 60 foreign and English courses.  Glenview Public Library patrons can access Mango Language courses at a library computer (bring your headphones with you), or at home, the office or on the go.  Use your GPL library barcode number to login to this free online resource and start learning online today.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BookTV.org on July 4th

Top Nonfiction Authors and Books.  
24 Hours of BOOK TV on C-SPAN2 this July 4th! Here's the schedule. Khaled Hosseini. Malcolm Gladwell, books on Margartet Thatcher & Greenwich Village...and much more! Begins 8AM Thursday, July 4th on C-SPAN2.


Thursday, July 4th

10am (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
Book TV Interview: Conrad Black, "Flight of the Eagle" 
Conrad Black
12:15pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp" 
Ann Kirschner
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 26 min.
Book TV in London: Justin Webb 
Justin Webb
4:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream" 
Deepak Chopra; Sanjiv Chopra
7pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"And the Mountains Echoed" 
Khaled Hosseini
9:15pm (ET)
Approx. 34 min.
Book TV in London: Virginia Nicholson 
Virginia Nicholson
11pm (ET)
Approx. 38 min.
Book TV in London: Max Hastings 
Max Hastings

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Glenview 4th of July Celebration

Join the fun at the 48th annual Glenview 4th of July Celebration along a new parade route for 2013.  Due to construction along Glenview Road in downtown Glenview, this year's parade route will begin at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road and travel south on Harlem before turning right (west) onto Central Road and ending at Johns Park. Holiday parking restrictions will be in effect with several areas marked as "tow zones" for both the parade and later for the fireworks at the Glenview Golf Club, so please observe the no parking signs to avoid ticketing and/or towing fines.

11:15 am: Bike Parade, Harlem Avenue to Central Road.  Children, ages preschool to 9 years are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to Harlem Avenue between the Glenview Dairy Bar and the Library (just north of Glenview Road) by 10:30 am.  Free, no pre-registration required.  Bike helmets are strongly recommended.  Participation ribbons will be presented to all children.  No judging involved.

11:20 am: Main Parade, Harlem Avenue to Central Road.  Parade patrons are encouraged to bring plenty of drinking water to stay hydrated, to use sunscreen, and to stay safely behind the red line during the parade.

7:30 pm: Twilight Concert & Fireworks, Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road.  The twilight show begins with a patriotic concert by the 100 piece North Shore Concert Band.  The show ends with a spectacular fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music.  For the safety of patrons, access to the golf course grounds for the twilight show and fireworks is not permitted until 5 pm on July 4.  Any blankets, tarps, or tents, etc. set up prior to 5 pm will be removed.