Friday, January 31, 2014

Find Your Nearest IRS Office

The closest IRS Office to Glenview is located at 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176.  Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.  Telephone: 847-671-7541. 

If you are outside the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, use this interactive map to locate your nearest IRS office.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2014 Tax Season to Open January 31; Use e-file or Free File

The Internal Revenue Service has announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encourages taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.
The new opening date for individuals to file their 2013 tax returns will allow the IRS adequate time to program and test its tax processing systems. The annual process for updating IRS systems saw significant delays in October following the 16-day federal government closure.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Real Reviews for Readers

Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten, by Lady Pamela Hicks. Call Number 941.082 HIC
I raced through this straightforward remembrance by the younger daughter of Lady Edwina and Lord Mountbatten. Its strength is in the personal details and observations of the people Pamela was able to interact with: Gandhi, Nehru, Noel Coward and Wallis Simpson for starters. She had accompanied Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Kenya as lady-in-waiting. Soon after their arrival, the king died unexpectedly and she became Queen of England. The book also reveals her parents very liberal marriage: her mother's lovers lived with the family as well as her father's French mistress. Everybody got along! In spite of a pedestrian prose style, the book fascinated me.

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, by Robert Kolker. Call Number 364.1523 KOL
Highly readable and detailed coverage of an unsolved case, or actually a continuing collection of cases. Most revealing is how the new "escorts" work, obtaining clients from Backpage or Craigslist. The women feel it is safer, but ultimately, still of great risk as these portraits of women who died show. This is true crime at its best. (But the reader can hope the murderer is caught soon.)

Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, by Carla Kaplan. Call Number 974.71042 KAP
A fascinating and factual account of the white women of various backgrounds who contributed to the excitement of the Harlem Renaissance. They became patrons, wives, lovers, advisers and protectors. These women brought wealth (especially Nancy Cunard of the British Cunard line),intelligence, and of course, their passion for the people and culture of Harlem. This is a highly readable as well as scholarly study. Kaplan has unearthed some important people and events that will appeal to anyone interested in the period.

Looks for these titles in Nonfiction on the second floor.

- Reviews by Iva Freeman

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Nonfiction: Dragons, Your Brain, and the Simpsons

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

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, by Simon Singh. Call number 510 SIN
Perhaps you have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama ) without realizing that many plots contain subtle references to mathematics, ranging from well-known equations to cutting-edge theorems and conjectures. 

Brain Changer: How Harnessing Your Brain's Power to Adapt can Change Your Life, by David DiSalvo. Call Number 153 DIS
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, communications, and even marketing, DiSalvo replaces self-help with "science help." He demonstrates how the brain's enormous capacity to adapt is the most crucial factor influencing how we feel and act--a factor that we can control to change our lives. 
Dragon Songs: Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators, and Other Dinosaur Relations, by Vladimir Dinets. Call Number 597.98 DIN
Russian immigrant and Louisiana State University professor Dinets is no ordinary zoologist. Here, he leads readers on a  global pursuit of the mating customs of crocodiles - and his own search for love - chronicling his adventures in fieldwork for his graduate thesis.
Moral Evil, by Andrew Michael Flescher. Call Number 170 FLE
Drawing on philosophical and theological sources, Andrew Michael Flescher proposes four interpretations of evil, and uses them to trace through history the moral traditions that are associated with them. Through the honing of moral skills and the practice of attending to the needs of others to a greater degree than we currently do, Flescher offers a hopeful approach to the reality of moral evil.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Attention Investment Clubs, Day Traders and Anyone Interested in ETFs

S&P Capital IQ is offering a free webinar as part of its effort to inform and educate users of S&P NetAdvantage. 

S&P NetAdvantage is an online database and comprehensive source of business and investment information with access to popular Standard & Poor's research products.  It is offered to Glenview Public Library users via our Business, Finance and Law Database web page.  

Webinare details about the speakers and registration below:

2014 Muni ETF Outlook: Don't Just Believe the Headlines



ETF Analyst Hour Series Complimentary Webinar
2014 Muni ETF Outlook: Don't Just Believe the Headlines
Please join us on Thursday, January 23 at 11:30 am ET, as James R. (J.R.) 
Rieger, Vice President, Fixed Income Indices from S&P Dow Jones
 Indices discusses the current state of the municipal bond industry and the
 major issues affecting it. We will cover the key drivers of performance including:
  • Supply and demand dynamics
  • Headline risk vs actual default risk
  • Underlying health
J.R. will also cover rising interest rates and liquidity risk and transaction 
costs in the muni bond market.

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research will cover 

fund flows to municipal bond ETFs, state exposure of larger ETFs as well 
as how to reduce interest rate sensitivity.

During this interactive session, we will poll participants about their interest 

in the municipal bond market and the use of ETFs for exposure to it.

Anthony Hohmann will moderate the discussion. The research reports of 

the municipal bonds and ETFs discussed will be made available to all 
attendees during the presentation.


 JR Rieger- headshot
James R.(J.R.) Rieger
Vice President - Fixed Income Indices
S&P Capital Dow Jones Indices
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 Anthony Hohmann Photo
Anthony Hohmann
Product Manager - Equity Research Services
S&P Capital IQ
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 Rosenbluth New  PIC
Todd Rosenbluth
Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research
S&P Capital IQ
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One hour of CFP Logocontinuing education credit is available for this event.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Need Research? Library Closed?

Just because your library is closed during severe weather does not mean you are stuck without reference resources. Use your Glenview Public Library card number online at our web site for access to library quality online resources, eBooks, journals and newspapers.