Make the Most of Lynda.com

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In the six weeks that Lincolnwood residents have been able to access Lynda.com from home, the library has already seen increased site traffic. For the many residents just getting started with Lynda.com, here are some tips for maximizing your enjoyment and learning. Search YouTube for just about any skill, from boiling an egg to doing […]

Learn Anywhere with Lynda.com

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More than four million people have used the online video tutorials at Lynda.com to learn software, technology, creative, and business skills. With nearly 4,000 courses taught by experts, and new courses added weekly, Lynda.com is an industry leader in online learning. The library started providing access to Lynda.com two years ago, but it was restricted […]

Reading to Match Your Mood

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Are you in the mood for a light-hearted, humorous story, or a fast-paced adventure? Do you prefer sympathetic, relatable characters, or unreliable narrators? The library subscribes to a resource called NoveList Plus to help you find the right book for your mood. NoveList has just introduced some new features, so if you have never visited […]

Summer Reading Winds Down

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We’re still enjoying the warm, sunny days of high summer, yet the library’s summer reading program has almost run its course…this Friday, July 31 is the last day to check in before winners are announced in the drawings for great prizes like iPads and gift cards. Adult participants, if you want to earn some last-minute […]

Explore with Explora

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Explora is a new website that makes it easy to search two of the library’s research databases, MasterFile Premier and Science Reference Center, simultaneously. Explora’s colorful, mobile-friendly home page is updated weekly with resources related to current events. Also on the home page, students can browse categories such as Health and Geography & Culture for […]

Heroes on hoopla

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Exciting news for fans of superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash: Vertigo and DC Comics have landed in hoopla! The Dark Night Returns, Watchmen, and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Vol. 1 are just a few of the hugely popular titles available in the DC collection. hoopla’s Action View technology allows you to […]

Summer Reading, Pirates & Sharks

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Now that you’ve tried NewspaperDirect, earn another extra raffle ticket in our adult summer reading program by sampling Credo Reference. Credo is an online resource containing the full text of over 750 reference books, plus 200,000 images, 1,400 short videos, and 200,000 audio files. That’s a lot of information! Luckily, Credo offers curated Topic Pages […]

Summer Reading, Global News

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The library offers access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world, in more than fifty languages, through a subscription to NewspaperDirect. Participants in our adult summer reading program can earn a raffle ticket by trying NewspaperDirect, so if you’ve never tried it before, now is the time! Here are some tips for […]

Summer Reading, Digital Learning

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The Lincolnwood Public Library summer reading program, Read to the Rhythm, began quietly on Monday and builds to a crescendo tonight, with a Movie Under the Stars. Join us in the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. for an interactive drum circle with Rhythm Revolution; at dusk, we’ll all watch “Paddington” on a GIANT screen. Residents […]

Ancestry.com Tutorial

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If you’ve been meaning to research your family history on Ancestry.com—or if you’ve started, but gotten stuck—you might be interested in this free tutorial from TechBoomers. The tutorial includes offers an explanation of how the site works, information on safety and reliability, and tips on how to search effectively. Here at the library, we offer […]