Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Non-traditional ways to use your library card - Part 4

Your Glenview Public Library card number can help you:

12. Get help writing your resume.

Our electronic subscription to JobNow will help you write your resume or chat with an interview coach. Other resources on our Employment webpage will help you enhance your job skills by learning a computer skill or researching employers in the area in ReferenceUSA or Regional Business News . Login with your GPL library card number for free access.

13. Watch a feature film or attend a concert or lecture.

Twice per month the Glenview Public Library offers free feature film shows in our auditorium. Check out our other adult programs, concerts, and lectures and plan to attend. To reserve a seat, register with your GPL library card number in person at a library service desk or online.

14. Check out toys and games

The Glenview Public Library has an extensive collection of games and toys in the Youth Services Department that are available for checkout and take home to play. The collection includes popular board games, educational flashcards, puzzles, blocks, trains, dinosaurs, and more. Search the library catalog with the subject "toys" and include the format "toy" to see a online listing of items in the jGames collection. Are your grandchildren are coming to visit? Use your GPL library card to check out as many toys as you like for a one week loan period.

16. Ask a question even when the library is closed.

The Glenview Public Library subscribes to a national 24/7 online cooperative reference service that makes it possible to AskALibrarian via online chat whenever your questions arise. Librarians on duty may be from another library in the cooperative but will have access to our local policy pages and are experts knowledgeable in internet searching and library databases.  No library card required when accessed through the Glenview Library web site

Use your Glenview Library card number as your username to access our 24/7 library of online resources, digital publications, and electronic subscription through your library website at www.glenviewpl.org.
Celebrate National Library Card month by getting a library card or renewing your borrowing privileges at the Glenview Public Library.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Drug Take-Back Event Saturday September 26


Unused and expired prescription drugs--including controlled substances--will be collected at the Glenview Police Department on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, September 26.

Drop off medication from 10 AM to 2 PM in the department lot, 2500 East Lake Avenue. No liquids or needles will be accepted. The pills do not have to be in their original container.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Non-traditional ways to use your library card - Part 3

Your Glenview Public Library card number can help you:


9. Read newspapers from around the world.


Your library has newspapers in both print and digital formats.  Look on the shelves behind the fire place where you will find print copies of local newspapers. Electronically we have an even wider selection of newspaper titles and dates. The Chicago Tribune Archive  has articles and pdf pages with more than 100 years of issues,1849 to present. We also have an electronic subscription to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Newspapers from towns throughout Illinois are available in Newsbank.
Newstand has major newspapers from all parts of the USA. And PressDisplay has current issues (up to 3 months) of newspapers from around the world in more than 60 languages. Login with your GPL library card number for free access.

10. Hear a story.

For kids and families, attend a story time in the Youth Services area of the library or at a scheduled remote location. Tickets and/or registration may be required. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis with preference given to Glenview Library cardholders. Visit glenviewpl.org/kidsST or call 847-729-7500 x 7900 for more information, Or maybe you need a story read to your child at home, on the go, or when the library is closed? Try Tumble Book Library on your PC or mobile device.  
Not a kid anymore? No worries. We have adult audiobooks on cd to check out from our AV collection, and digital downloadable audiobooks from My MediaMall. Search our library catalog for specific titles. Login with your GPL library card number for free access.




11. Learn about software or social media.

Take one of our free computer workshops held in our Technology Lab. Learn about Internet searching, Microsoft Office programs, CraigsList, Twitter, Facebook and more. Glenview Library members given first preference, must be 18 years or older. For questions or to register, visit or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 x 7700.  No time to attend a class? Learning Express Library has video tutorials for popular software programs from Microsoft, Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Outlook, Windows, and more. Available both from a library computer (don't forget your headphones), or from your home PC. Login with your GPL library card number for free access. 

Use your Glenview Library card number as your username to access our 24/7 library of online resources, digital publications, and electronic subscriptions through your library website at www.glenviewpl.org.
Celebrate National Library Card month by getting a library card or renewing your borrowing privileges at the Glenview Public Library.






Friday, September 18, 2015

Two Shredding and Recycling Events This Saturday, September 19

Document shredding, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 19, Glenview Police Department lot, 2500 East Lake Avenue, sponsored by State Rep.Laura Fine, D-17th.

Document shredding and recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19, Northfield Township Road District garage, 1928 Lehigh Avenue

Nonfiction Book Review

Cover image for The empathy exams : essaysThe Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams is a sophisticated and vivid essay collection that examines our capacity to care about others and to explore how those sentiments are inextricably linked to our own personal experiences. Jamison makes a compelling case that feeling another person’s pain is a complex and performative act – one that is easily distorted by societal or internal biases. The author masterfully illustrates this theme by recounting the bodily injuries and psychic wounds she has suffered throughout her life and how those experiences informed her understanding of others’ suffering. And while her anecdotes range from the banal (watching reality television in a drunken haze, getting over a summer romance) to the deeply traumatic (being punched in the face during a trip to Nicaragua, undergoing an abortion), Jamison never fails to elevate the material with her eloquent, lyrical style. She is that rare brand of essayist that can achieve elegance without verbosity, cleverness without pretension. The Empathy Exams is a compassionate but critical book, provoking readers into really feeling, and then making them wonder what all those feelings actually mean.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Non-traditional ways to use your library card - Part 2

Your Glenview Public Library card number

can help you:  

5.Trace your family tree.  

Access Ancestry.com in-house from a library computer or use the library web site to search obituaries, newspaper archives, and genealogy databases. Login with your library card number for free access.

6. Reserve a study room.

Glenview Library members can reserve a 4 - 6 person study room for 2 hours with the library card number by telephoning 847-729-7500 or by visiting the Reference Desk on the second floor.  Only GPL members can reserve study rooms in advance.  One reservation at a time, up to a week in advance. Please arrive within 10 minutes of the start time or the reservation may be given away.

8. Get your magazine fix.

Read full digital copies of magazines, no holds, no due dates from your PC or mobile device. Both Zinio and PressReader offer downloadable digital magazines to library card holders.  
Zinio contains a selection of the most popular magazines and is available both in the library and remotely via our web site. Login with your library card number for free access.
PressReader offers hundreds of American and international magazines in multiple languages via download from a library hotspot. Bring your mobile device into the library, access PressReader, download publications for free, and walk away to read those publications at your convenience. Access via the library's wifi is free.


Use your Glenview Library card number as your username to our 24/7 library of electronic resources, digital publications and free subscriptions through your library website at www.glenviewpl.org.

Celebrate National Library Card month by getting a library card or renewing your borrowing privileges at the Glenview Public Library. 




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Non-traditional ways to use your library card

Everyone knows that libraries are for books and your library card enables you to borrow books for free....but did you know you can also use your library card for these additional services and resources?
Your Glenview Public Library card can:

   1. Download free music
hoopla digital
Stream or download music movies, audiobooks or TV shows to your computer or mobile device (up to 5 items per month). All titles immediately available - no holds.  Get started at the hoopla site or get the hoopla app from the Apple Store, Google Play Market or Amazon. Login to hoopla with your library card number.

2. Get a free museum pass.

Free admission to seventeen area museums. 
Unique educational resource for families.  Check out a museum pass with your Glenview Public Library card by visiting the Youth Services or Readers Services desk.  Bring your Glenview library card with you. 



3. Help you learn a language or improve your English.

Online language learning for 71 languages and 19 ESL courses including Angielski Dia polskich rozmowcow (English for Polish speakers), Ingles para hispanoparlantes (English of Spanish Speakers), and  Mango Korean English (English for Korean Speakers).  Get the Mango app from the Apple Store, Google Play Market or from Amazon. Login to Mango with your library card number.

 4. Get live homework help from an online tutor.

Online tutoring for students of all ages, Grades K-12, College Intro and Adult Learners in a wide range of subjects. Tutors are available from 3-10 PM daily. Login to Brainfuse with your library card number.  Tambien en Espanol. 






Use your Glenview Library card number as your username to a 24/7 library of electronic resources, publications and free subscriptions through your library website at www.glenviewpl.org   



Celebrate National Library Card month by getting a library card or renewing your borrowing privileges at the Glenview Public Library.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Child Car Seat Safety Inspections at Glenview PD on Saturday, September 12


The Glenview Police Department will provide free child passenger seat inspections and demonstrate how to properly install the seats from 10 AM to 2 PM Saturday, September 12, at the Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue. Certified safety seat installers will be available.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Join us for a discussion of Orange Is the New Black

Cover image for Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison

Bookit! Nonfiction Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 16
7 PM, Community Room East
No registration necessary -- Just drop in!

Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison by Piper Kerman

The comfortable middle-class life of Piper Kerman turns upside down when she is caught and convicted for a crime she committed in her early 20s. Sentenced to more than a year in a federal correctional facility on conspiracy drug charges, Piper must learn to navigate the strange, brutal, surprising, and heartbreaking world of the American penal system. This funny and provocative memoir is not only a compelling read, but also a thoughtful rumination on class, race, gender, and the American justice system. 

Copies of Orange Is the New Black are available now at the Reader Services Desk.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SBA Resources for Disaster Preparedness--Webinar September 9, 2 PM

When disaster strikes it can be devastating for business owners. This Small Business Administration webinar will help you to be prepared before a disaster occurs.
Webinar | The Keystone to Disaster Recovery: Communications
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 2:00 to 2:30 PM ET
In this webinar, the SBA will discuss the steps and best practices for developing your emergency communication strategy for your business. There will be focus on recent events, and examples of the use of crisis communications strategy during those events. Topics will include:

  • Needs assessment for crisis communication 
  • Media communications strategies
  • The use of Social Media during a crisis
  • Basic Communications “Do’s” and “Don’ts”
Register for this SBA webinar here.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Week-end Staycation

TOMORROW AND SUNDAY is the Glenview History Center Civil War Encampment.
Here's the schedule for all the exciting events happening at the Glenview History Center!  

1121 Waukegan Road, across the street from Heinan's Grocery right here in town.
Drop by any time and join us! Suggested donation at the gate is $5 /Individual or $10 /Family!

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT!
Camp Opens 9:00 am
Artillery Drill 10:00 am
Speaker 11:00 am
Artillery Drill 1:00 pm
Speaker 2:00 pm (Sunday speaker at 1:00)
Camp Closes 4:00 pm
Ongoing Activities - Stop by each area and talk to:
Museum Volunteers
Dismounted Cavalry
Engineers
Infantry
Artillery
Signal Corps
Visit the Fashion Show in the Farmhouse
Food sales all day.