Posts Categorized: News

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 […]

Newspapers around the globe

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Lincolnwood is a very diverse community and many residents have personal or business interests out-of-town, or may enjoy reading in their native language. The Lincolnwood Library provides online access to NewspaperDirect PressDisplay, a great resource for newspapers from other cities, other countries, and in other languages. The service provides unique online access to today’s newspapers from […]

New Popular eBooks Available

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Instead of buying books, why not borrow them? Have you heard of an eBook? An eBook is an electronic copy of a book that can be read on the screen of your computer or a portable eReader device, tablet, or smartphone. The best part? It’s free! We just updated our popular eBooks and audiobooks in our digital […]

Welcome to our new website!

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Many library services are available even when we are closed, for example: Borrow an eBook Get reading recommendations View new & coming soon titles Read a newspaper online Check a fact in our online encyclopedias Research a product in Consumer Reports View our site on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.