NewspaperDirect Adds Magazines

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Q: What do “Martha Stewart Living,” “Old House Journal,” “Vegetarian Times,” “Digital Camera World,” and “MacLife” have in common? A: They are among the magazines that Lincolnwood residents can now access online using their library cards! The Lincolnwood Public Library offers online access to thousands of newspapers from around the world, in about sixty different […]

Ebooks Go Where You Go

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Next in our series on mobile apps from your library is the app used to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. In addition to the books you’ll find within our four walls, the Lincolnwood Public Library offers thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks via a service called OverDrive. New titles are always being added—this page lists […]

21st Century Yellow Pages

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By now, you know that the library offers mobile apps to resident cardholders, but we want to make sure you know exactly what each app has to offer! Up next is a treasure trove of commercial and residential information for the business community. Imagine combining all the information in your old-fashioned Yellow Pages and White […]

Language Learning Goes Mobile

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Next on our list of library apps is one that might have special appeal to travelers. In June, the library introduced a new online resource called Pronunciator that lets you study any of 80 languages at your own pace. Pronunciator combines traditional methods (verb conjugation, vocabulary drills, etc.) with modern tools (pronunciation analysis, interactive conversations […]

Homework App-ssistance from Your Library

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In addition to the library app described here earlier this week, there are five other apps that Lincolnwood resident library cardholders can use to access library resources on a mobile device anywhere, anytime. In this series of blog posts, we will take a look at each app in turn—starting with one designed especially for students. […]

Library at Your Fingertips

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Did you know that the Lincolnwood Public Library offers a free mobile app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet? The app allows you to search for books and DVDs (placing holds if they’re not available), check out eBooks or eAudiobooks, and renew items that you’ve already checked out. Planning a visit to […]

Online Resources Include Resume Help

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Last week’s You Can’t Google This! class at the library provided an overview of the online resources, research tools, and subscriptions that Lincolnwood residents can access using their library cards. (These resources range from the language-learning program Pronunciator to the historical archive of the Chicago Tribune; find a full list under Resources by Topic or […]

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. […]