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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Don't miss the final Musical Sunday performance of the 2014-15 season!

Join us Sunday, May 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m. as concert pianist Kimberly Davis presents a special selection of works by Latin American composers. Kimberly will be introducing the pieces in Spanish and English.

Here is an insightful quote from Kimberly Davis's website describing her thoughts on the nature of performance:

Pianist Kimberly Davis creates a magical world with her original interpretations, sensitive playing, and attention to color. She is a true artist that possesses a remarkable gift for connecting with her audience. "All my life I've always felt as if there was a curtain around us separating this world from the next," says Kimberly, "As strange as it may sound, when I play, even when I first sit down with a score, it's as if I can lift the curtain momentarily and see into that other world. That's what I strive for; to somehow let people see into that world too when they hear me play."

If you'd like to hear a sample of Kimberly's playing please watch the video below, or visit her website for more video and audio clips: Kimberly Davis Piano

Or check out her YouTube Channel: Kimberly Piano

Musical Sundays are held in the atrium of the library on the first floor. Enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies while you listen to the program or go about your usual library activities. No registration is required.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Library. Kick things off with an all-day Marvel Movie Marathon starting at 9:30 a.m., check out a local artist at work in the afternoon, and don’t forget to grab your free comic book for coming to the Library! Want to add to the fun?? Come dressed as your favorite comic character!! Superhero storytime for the kids! There will be events and free comics for comic book lovers of ALL AGES.

  1. What is Free Comic Book Day? As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating libraries and comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in.

  2. When is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May each year.

  3. Are they really free? Yes! While supplies last, everyone who attends may take up to five free comic books. There will be a wide choice of comics for readers of all interests and ages.

Want even more free comics?

After spending time with us at the library, visit our Free Comic Book Day partner, Keith's Komix, located at 528 S. Roselle Rd.

Keith will have even more free comic books on hand and fun events for the whole family. It's your lucky day, comics fans!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Volunteer Appreciation Day/Musical Sunday 4-12-15

Jim Bartholomew is a Roselle hometown treasure, known to many of us from his appearances at the Taste of Roselle and all around Chicagoland during a musical career spanning more than four decades.

Jim’s first instrument was the trumpet, with which he accompanied his accordion-playing mother for SRO performances in their Roselle living room. But when Jim saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, it ignited a lifelong passion for music, and Jim picked up the guitar and began performing in small folk clubs in Chicago.

Over the years, Jim has performed as a feature vocalist with popular Chicago groups, including The Maroons, Cactus Jack, Mojo Skillet, and Class of ’68. Jim has also appeared in concert with major label artists like Fleetwood Mac, The Kingston Trio, Richey Furay, Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, Marty Robbins

Jim Bartholomew at ReverbNation

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Men's Book Discussion: Empire of the Air

On Monday, April 20th from 7-8:00 p.m. the Men's book discussion will be meeting to discuss Tom Lewis's Empire of the Air. It's a very readable history of the men who invented radio, from the initial scientific theories that made the medium possible, to the development of the national radio networks that held a nation spellbound, bringing news, music, and entertainment into the American home in an exciting new way.

If you'd like to participate, just drop by the Reference Desk and pick up a copy of the book, and show up to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts about what you've read. Along with reading the book, you may want to visit our group's Goodreads page and peruse some of the content we've put there. We've added links to an excellent documentary Ken Burns adapted from the book and a virtual treasure trove of information about the history of radio, including archives of radio programs for you to stream or download.

We hope you'll join us!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Trillium St. Paddy's Concert this Sunday, March 15th

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Men's Book Discussion for March: Book and a Movie

The Men's Book Discussion had a lot of fun last year with a first for the group, a book and movie combo: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, and the film based on the book, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart. For this year's combination, the group picked Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and the film loosely adapted from it by director Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now.

If you haven't participated in one of the Library's discussion groups before, just stop by the Reference Desk and we can get you started. We have borrowed multiple copies of the book Heart of Darkness and DVDs of Apocalypse Now for you to check out. Just read the book and watch the movie in your free time, and then return to the library on Monday, March 16 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and join in the conversation!

If you would prefer to read an ebook copy of Heart of Darkness, there are several options available to you. Because the book is in the public domain, it is readily available as a free download from a number of sources, including the Roselle Public Library. The following link will take you to the public domain downloads section of our eMediaLibrary service, just type "Heart of Darkness" in the search bar and click the search button: Heart of Darkness at eMediaLibrary.

The eMediaLibrary public domain ebooks are in the ePub format. If you would prefer a Kindle ebook, Heart of Darkness is available free of charge from Amazon: Heart of Darkness at Amazon. Or if you would prefer to choose from a variety of formats, try Heart of Darkness at Project Gutenberg.

Along with our meetings in the library, the Men's Book Discussion has a Goodreads group that supplements our discussions and is a resource where we exchange lots of information about the books and authors we read. For those who don't have time to attend a particular meeting, the Goodreads group provides another opportunity to share your reaction to a book with the rest of the members. If you'd like to join in the online conversation, just visit the RPLD Men's Book Discussion on Goodreads.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tax Forms 2015

Publication 4604, Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
IRS Publication 4604
Illinois tax forms are finally available online after some delay, and is ready to serve you. However, this year there will be fewer federal and state tax forms in print made available to the public than last year, due to ongoing budget cutbacks and plans to transition taxpayers to accessing the forms via the internet.

We do not yet know when they will arrive, but the tax forms the Roselle Library expects to receive in limited quantities are:


  • Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ (No instructions will be provided)
  • Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information

Illinois Department of Revenue

  • IL 1040s and instructions
The Roselle Library will be happy to assist you in downloading and printing out any additional forms or schedules for a small fee of 10¢ per page. Just stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk and speak to a librarian. We can also help you locate any forms you need on the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue websites:

IRS Forms & Publications
Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Forms

If you would prefer to send the forms remotely to one of our printers and pick them up at your convenience, don't forget to take advantage of our "Print from Anywhere" service.

Please stop by or call the Adult Services Reference Desk at (630) 529-1641, ext. *211 with any questions.

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