App, App, & Away

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With well over a million mobile apps on the market, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Suggestions from a trusted friend or family member—or librarian!—are a great place to start. In preparation for this week’s mobile apps class, library staff members brainstormed favorite apps and shared them on our staff bulletin board. […]

Classes Fill Quickly, but Options Abound

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The Lincolnwood Public Library’s first technology classes are taking place this fall, and the response has been incredible! All beginner-level classes and all classes covering Microsoft Office software have reached their enrollment limits. Our first two “iPad Basics” classes are also fully subscribed, although there are seats available in the follow-up classes, “Do More with […]

Everybody Move!

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Celeste Cifala Roy was trained in musical theater and dance, but when she became a mother, she didn’t know any children’s songs. More than twenty years later, she knows hundreds—maybe thousands!—and shares them through her own music and movement program for children. This month, she brings that program, Everybody Move, to the Lincolnwood Public Library. […]

Read Local

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With more than 300,000 books published in the U.S. last year*—to say nothing of magazines, movies, and music—it’s all too easy to overlook a great title. Is there an item you think we should have in the library? Let us know by filling out the Request to Purchase form, and we’ll see if we can […]

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away (and a Library Very Nearby)…

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On view near the library’s entrance is a set of American Girl-style dolls wearing out-of-this-world Star Wars costumes made by Kathy van Beuningen. These 18-inch versions of Kathy’s full-sized costumes show a level of detail suitable for the big screen, but scaled for our display cases. The garments on these Jawas might be made from […]

Back to School—For All Ages!

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Lincolnwood’s School District 74 opens its doors to students this Wednesday, and teachers are busy writing lesson plans and decorating classrooms in preparation for a new school year. SD74 families, look for a special message from our children’s librarians in the library newsletter that is on its way to your mailbox. But what if you’re […]

Computer & Internet Security

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In this era of ubiquitous technology, we seem to hear about a new threat to our computers or online presence almost daily. How can average technology users keep up, and what steps can we take to protect ourselves? Those were some of the questions on the minds of Lincolnwood residents who attended the library’s July […]

Discover your Roots at the Library!

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The library has begun a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition—one of the most important online genealogy resources available today—unlocking thousands of databases and billions of indexed names to Lincolnwood residents. You may already know about using Census records and city directories for genealogy, but Ancestry Library Edition will add many more sources to your research, […]

Pronunciator — New Language Learning Program

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The Library has replaced Mango Languages with a new language learning program – Pronunciator. Unlike Mango Languages, Pronunciator lets you learn a different language from any of 60 languages. “I speak Hindi, and I want to learn French.” “I’m a Russian speaker and want to pick up some Thai for my trip to Bangkok.” With […]

Windows 8.1 for beginners

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On Saturday morning, the tech pros from FireLogic taught an informative class on Windows 8.1. From the new modern interface to the cloud power of OneDrive, this two hour class offered a fantastic overview plus some handy tips and tricks. If you missed the class or just need a refresher, you’re in luck! FireLogic recorded the […]