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Books on the Chopping Block

Get behind your right to read freely and celebrate Banned Books Week! City Lit Theater Company will return to the library on Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 to present a fun concert reading of excerpts from the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2013. Since 2006, City Lit - a Chicago theater specializing in staged adaptations of literary material - has teamed up with the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in honor of Banned Books Week. Its actors perform Books on the Chopping Block at special events, libraries, and bookstores in and around Chicago all week long. The performance runs 50 minutes and is followed by a discussion. While the program is intended for adults, children in approximately grade 6 and up are welcome to attend.

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Learn about Hoopla!

Have you had a chance to play with Hoopla, our new service for streaming videos, audiobooks and music? Come to our Technology Tuesdays program at 1:00 on September 16th to learn all about Hoopla and other online video products and services, like Apple TV, Roku and Netflix!

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Library Closed Friday September 12th

The library will be closed this Friday the 12th for staff development. We will reopen on Saturday the 13th. Please visit us online at our website to access the catalog and other library resources!

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Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former NASA consultant, will return to the library on September 11th at 7:00, where he will present an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe for curious people ages 10 and up. If weather permits, participants will be invited to tour the night sky through a powerful telescope.

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Our New Online Catalog: Enterprise

We will officially launch our new online catalog, Enterprise, on Wednesday, September 10th. Just like Bibliocommons, Enterprise will allow you to find materials, place holds, renew items and pay fines. It's also got some great new features like a list of your previous two years of checked out items, the ability to target nearby libraries in your searches and a way to text your search results to your mobile phone. Soon you'll even be able to download ebooks directly from Enterprise.

Bibliocommons will disappear on September 15th so if you'd like more information about what's going to be changing please attend our September 13th Enterprise Open House. Come by the library from 9 to 1 on Saturday and learn about everything that Enterprise offers!

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Library Open Sundays

Now that Labor Day has passed, the library will reopen on Sundays from 1 to 5. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Now Available: Video Tutorials Through Lynda.com

Trying to pick up a new skill for work or school, or just looking for a way to keep your existing talents from getting rusty? Give Lynda.com a try! Lynda.com offers nearly 3000 in-depth video tutorials from assorted experts on a variety of topics, from computer technology to business skills to video production. Call the library to find out how to get a 14 day pass in order to experience all the knowledge that Lynda.com has to offer!

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Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in celebration of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd. You can always access our databases and online catalog through our website or our app!

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New Excerpts Available Online

Our new Excerpts newsletter is so full of exciting events for the whole family that we nearly had to build a whole new internet to house it! Learn about the beginning of a year-long Frank Lloyd Wright celebration being launched by the Glencoe Historical Society, as well as exciting new programs on everything from opera to your money to finding inner peace. There are more author readings, as well as our usual round of great programs for kids, book groups, movie screenings, technology classes and fun and useful new resources. There's even another delicious cooking program! Excerpts will be coming to your door soon but in the meantime you can read it online.

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Introducing Hoopla: Downloadable Movies, Music and Audiobooks

We've got a great new resource available for everyone who loves watching movies, listening to hit music or enjoying audiobooks on their computers or mobile devices. Hoopla lets you check out up to 10 items a month of any combination of movies, albums or audiobooks, which you can then enjoy for up to 3 days for movies, 7 days for music and 21 days for audiobooks. There are lots of new and classic titles available and there is no charge for accessing them.

To take advantage of Hoopla, visit their site and sign up for an account. Mobile users can get in on the action by downloading the app from the Apple iTunes store or the Google Play store (for Android users). You can also come to our September 16th Technology Tuesday class at 1:00 to learn more about Hoopla and other commercial streaming video services and products. Don't forget to let us know what you think of this new offering!

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