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Friday, January 15, 2016

Fight Winter Doldrums - Use Your Library 24/7!

Though we don't qualify for a polar vortex just yet, the recent frigid temps, ice and snow make most of us want to hibernate on the couch till it's spring.  Combat those winter doldrums and cabin fever with Roselle Public Library's online resources and databases.  

An Internet connection, your Roselle Public Library card and PIN are all you need for quick, easy access to information and entertainment!

  • Check out free music streaming and downloads using Freegal Music. Access thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. 
  • Looking for your next great read?  It's just a click away with Novelist to match a favorite author, story, or style, and browse lists of award-winning titles. Novelist K-8 provides recommended reading and read-alikes for children.

Have you tackled those New Year's Resolutions yet?   Youl get off to a great start if you use these online subscriptions:

  • Want to learn or brush up on a language? Click on Mango Languages for a fast, easy way to learn a foreign language.  You can chose from 63 languages as well as ESL in 9 languages. Try Little Pim for kids!
              • Ready to replace or upgrade your living space, electronic devices and appliances? Use Consumer and find ratings for 5,000 products. Be a knowledgeable shopper! 

  •  Organizing your family records?   Gale Legal Forms provide official, state-specific
    personal, business, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

This Holiday Season - Create New Memories & Preserve Old Memories at Your Library!

'Tis the Season to make some new memories! Attend one of these holiday programs at Roselle Public Library! 

Everyone loves holiday music so stop by the Library to enjoy the December Musical Sunday on Sunday, December 13 at 1:30 pm featuring Small Potatoes. The folk and acoustic duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso will entertain us with a program of holiday selections that spans 1,000 years.

Wrapping presents goes better with friends .... and coffee!  Teens (grades 6 - 12) and adults can join us for Wrap It Up! on Wednesday, December 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Bring in your gift items (limit of 5 gifts) to wrap.
For starters we’ll show you a few wrapping tips. Then we provide the tissue, wrapping paper, bows and let you go to it! While you are wrapping, enjoy some free coffee from Starbucks in Roselle to keep you going! You can register for this program online at or by phone, 630.529.1641, or stop by the Library to sign up in person.

Attention Grandparents!  Set aside some quality time with the grandkids during the holidays.  Check out the fun at Grandparents Got Holiday Game! This drop-in program on Tuesday, December 29 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm features special holiday activities, a snack and board games to play.

Now you can preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can now convert home videos to DVD for free!  Preserve your precious memories and make it easier to share those memories with children and grandchildren.  Library staff will help you get started and walk you through the process using the Library's in-house equipment so you can transfer home videos to DVD by yourself.  Discs are available to purchase.
Call the Reference Desk (630.529.1641 x*211) for more information or to make an appointment to use VHS to DVD transfer station.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Here's an alternative to the Mall -- check out December programs at the Library!

Is online shopping or trudging through brick and mortar establishments sapping your holiday energy?  Break the cycle by attending a library program this December!

Take an armchair tour of The Christmas Markets of Germany when world traveler Ralph Danielsen returns to the Library on
Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 pm.

Get informed about your health insurance options at the GetCovered Illinois informational seminar on December 2 at 7:00 pm. A Navigator from the DuPage County Health Department will provide an overview of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

And speaking of money..... join Joseph R. Book, CFS from the Financial Planning Center at Itasca Bank and Trust Co. for
How to Boost Your Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment
on Monday, December 7, 7:00 pm.

Register for library programs on online, , by phone (630) 529-1641, or in person at the Library.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Filing for Social Security soon? Learn about your retirement options

Will you be filing for social security within the next 5 years?  
Learn more about retirement options at the Library on Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 pm.  
Financial advisor, Mike Heatwole, will provide information on how to optimize your social security benefits for retirement.  
Register for this free seminar on the events calendar, , or by phone, 
(630) 529-1641.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trains, Trains and More Trains!

The trains return on Saturday, November 7 & Sunday, November 8 for Roselle Public Library's Model Railroad Showcase!  Enjoy an entire weekend of model railroading at the Library!

View layouts operated by
Midwest Division of Train Collectors Association 
Northwest Trainmasters 
British Train Societyand The Illinois Railway Museum
Take in the exhibits and collections from Milwaukee Road Historical Association and 
Chicago and North Western Historical Society.

Talk to local hobbyists about building and maintaining layouts.

Learn about train and railroad crossing safety from Metra representatives

Enjoy train crafts for kids, refreshments and door prizes.


Many thanks to Model Railroad Showcase donors:

America's Best Train & Hobby Shop in Itasca

    2Toots Restaurant, Bartlett

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Friday Night Lights Book Discussion November 16

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
Men's Book Discussion
Monday, November 16
7:00-8:00 p.m

We picked this title because we've had some success with reading "sports books," and this one has a reputation for being well-written. We didn't realize at the time that the book was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a new edition and receiving some renewed attention. We're happy to be a part of the celebration!

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets monthly, September through May (excluding December), 7-8 p.m., in the Meeting Room. Sign up at the Reference desk and pick up a copy of the current book. New members are always welcome.

Coverage of the 25th Anniversary of Friday Night Lights by
Sports Illustrated

Friday Night Lights the TV Series on IMDB
Friday Night Lights the Movie on IMDB
Image Credit: "High school football sunset" by Mauricio Pastor - originally posted to Flickr as Colby Ellis. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons -

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Take Advantage of Library Programs this Fall!

Remembering the Vietnam War – 50 Years After Roselle Public Library presents 5 Years in the Jungle – The Big Red 1 in Vietnam with Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30 pm. Mr. Herbert provides an overview of the US Army’s 1st Infantry Division’s role in the Vietnam War as well as insights into the lives of US soldiers serving there. This event is part of the Roselle Public Library's year-long celebration of 75 years of library service to the community.

What’s the secret to getting your family organized? Professional organizer Beth Randall provides loads of tips for families with busy, active school aged kids for The Organized Family on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Getting ready to sign up for Medicare benefits? Come to Medicare 101 on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. Insurance expert David Wylly will provide an overview of Medicare and how it works, and the important decisions that need to be made during the annual open enrollment period (October 15 – December 7, 2015).

You can register for any of these programs online at the Library Events Calendar or, by phone at (630) 529-1641, or in person at the Library.

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