Construction Updates

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The Lincolnwood Public Library begins a renovation project in February. The improvements will meet increasing demand for functional, dynamic, innovative and collaborative spaces, while allowing for major planned improvements such as a new roof and updated HVAC. We will phase the project to remain open during construction, and access will be maintained to the library’s […]

Author Visit: Rebecca Makkai

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The library’s Adult Book Group will meet, as they have once a month for more than a decade, on December 14…but this will be no ordinary meeting. For the very first time, the author of the selected book will join the group—and other interested readers—to talk about her work and answer questions. Rebecca Makkai is […]

Digital Magazine App Upgrade

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Flipster, the library’s digital magazine provider, has upgraded its iOS app* and released an app for Kindle Fire. Residents with iPhones and Kindle Fire tablets can now join iPad and Android tablet users in downloading unlimited issues of 23 magazines to their devices. To use the Flipster app, just connect to Flipster from our library […]

Building Improvements

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Background In early 2012 the Lincolnwood Public Library District Board of Trustees began to evaluate library usage, and paid special attention to the number of cardholders in the community. At the end of fiscal year 2011 less than 30% of Lincolnwood residents held a library card. This was a primary reason that the library board […]

App, App, & Away! Travel

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Get ready for holiday travel when our App, App, and Away! series continues with a session on travel apps. Here’s a sneak preview of three apps that will be covered during the presentation. TripIt, which appears on practically every list of travel-related apps, is a tool for organizing your tickets and itineraries. Simply email your […]

Lincolnwood Review Online

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Big news hit the front page of the Lincolnwood Review, our weekly paper covering the village and surrounding suburbs, on Thursday. The headline, “Purple Hotel Site in Limbo,” was accompanied by a photo of an event many residents remember: the demolition of the landmark hotel in 2013. You can read parts of the Lincolnwood Review […]

NaNoWriMo at the Library

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The Lincolnwood Library celebrates National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November by helping writers come together, support each other, and, most importantly, write. NaNoWriMo is an effort to help authors write that novel. The one  you keep putting off until tomorrow, or the story you have dreamed about but haven’t had the chance to write. […]

Halloween on hoopla

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What could be scarier than a horror movie, haunted house, or ghost story? Getting stuck on Halloween night with nothing to watch, listen to, or read! Fortunately, you’ll never experience that particular terror, because your Lincolnwood library card gives you access to hundreds of Halloween songs, movies, and ebooks on hoopla. Not-so-spooky holiday music for […]

Dictionary Day

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October 16 is celebrated as Dictionary Day in honor of the famous American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758. How shall we celebrate? Let’s consult a dictionary! dic•tion•ar•y (dĭk’shə-nĕr’ē) n. A reference work containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning, pronunciation, and etymology. […]

Meet Windows 10

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Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, started its gradual rollout on July 29. Six weeks later, the library offered a class called Meet Windows 10, taught by the same tech pros from FireLogic who led last year’s popular Computer Security and Windows 8.1 classes. Instructor Derrick Wlodarz explained exactly how, when, and why to upgrade, […]