Posted by on

To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23, get thee to a library! Here’s a link to the 450 Shakespeare items in Cook Memorial's catalog, in formats ranging from print, to audio, to video, to ebooks. Or, use our Biography in Context database to learn about his life, or our Literature Resource Center to find essays to help you understand and appreciate his works.

And to add merriment forsooth, methinks thou ought to celebrate further by observing Talk Like Shakespeare Day on Wednesday.   bdayshakespeare


                                   

Posted by on

You are probably aware of the popularity of “Selfies” these days, as smartphone-wielding folks enjoy photographing themselves in various settings. But have you
heard of a related phenomenon called BookShelfies? Take a look:
http://bookshelfies.tumblr.com/.

We're celebrating National Library Week (April 13 -19) by honoring our patrons, and their favorite books. Do you have a shelf at home where you keep books that are meaningful to you? Perhaps there's a shelf at the library that you visit often to see what's new on a certain subject or to find the next book in a series you are enjoying.

Send us a photo of yourself with your bookshelf of choice or stop by the library and ask a staff member to take one for you. Email pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We'll post them on our Facebook page.

...

Posted by on

Here’s the latest database news:

We are delighted to announce a new database for job seekers: Cypress Resume, an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three simple steps. You can find Cypress Resume under Jobs & Careers on our Research page.

If you read eMagazines using Zinio, you may have noticed that Zinio no longer has Consumer Reports available for libraries. The good news is that we subscribe to the terrific Consumer Reports database, and you can use your library card to access it from home. Here's how:

...

Posted by on

We have an especially busy week-end coming up at our Cook Park location. Our annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 in the Cook Park Meeting Room. Here are the particulars:

Friends Preview:
Friday, April 4, 12-2 p.m.
(Join the Friends of the Library at the door for $5.)

Open to the Public:
Friday, April 4, 2:30-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 1-4 p.m.

Proceeds of the Friends' book sale will underwrite the costs of the library's reading programs and finance equipment and supplies not covered in the library budget.

...

Posted by on

How are you coming with your income taxes? Need some forms, instructions or publications? Here are some options for you:

All federal tax forms, instructions and publications are available free on the IRS web site. As long as you have Adobe Reader installed, all forms can be printed and some can even be completed online and then printed with your information. You can also learn about e-filing options on the IRS site.

With the Adobe Reader installed, you can also access and print Illinois State Tax Forms and instructions. Need forms from other states? 50states.com will get you to those.

...