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Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Yarrrr Matey!  It's that most excellent day again!  It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Every year on September 19 you get to bust out yer pirate talk or walk the plank to Davey Jones Lock!

Not sure what pirrrrrate talk is?  Check out our Mango Languages Database and learn a "new language"! 
(seriously, it's right there along with Spanish, French, German and 60 other languages!)

Never heard of Talk Like a Pirate Day??  Then check out the Official Website HERE.

Here are a few key phrases to keep you "in the know" before you get a chance to check out Mango Languages:
  • Ahoy! - "Hello!"
  • Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get out!"
  • Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."
  • Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."
  • Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this can of pop," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it was the worst!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Begin Your College Search Process

Thursday, September 25
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Finding the right college for you does not mean choosing where your college bound student will live the next four years. It means finding the best academic, social and financial fit for college bound students. In this presentation, Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with tips and advice on how to start and breakdown the stressful college search process.   

**This program, designed for both parents and students, is interactive so please bring your smart device (phone or tablet).

So sign up and check it out today!  You may find some great tips to help take out some of the stress of the college search.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day is coming!

Labor Day 2014!

First, in case you didn't realize it, Labor Day Weekend is coming up this weekend!  I just wanted to remind everyone that the Library will be CLOSED on:

Sunday, August 31
Monday, September 1

So besides a long weekend and what many people consider the official end of Summer, why do we have Labor Day?

Well, according to the US Department of Labor website:

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 

So while you are having a last hurrah BBQ, going to the pool one last time, or going on that last long weekend vacation, go on and celebrate the hard working Americans that make our lives so great!

Want more information on the history of Labor Day?

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Friday, August 22, 2014

No TAB in September :(

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Teens, but there will be

Good news, though....

4:00 - 5:00 PM 
Just drop on by the Teen Area to help!

Like always we will be meeting in December to decorate the Teen Area for the Holiday Season and to help plan for future programs that YOU would like to see happen here at the Library.

But, just because there is not TAB in September, it doesn't mean I don't want to stop getting your great ideas for Teen Programs at the Library!  Got a great idea that can't wait until December, send me an email at:

I'd love to hear from you!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Back to School with Databases!

I know, I know...It's not your favorite time of year (but for some reason I bet it's your parents! haha).  The summer is basically over and now it's time to head back to school.  Hopefully you got all of your required reading out of the way early and it counted towards your summer reading goal!  And hopefully you got all of your math packets done and anything else you needed to have completed by the first day of school (Hero's Journey, anyone?).

But now comes the rest of the school year!

Don't forget about the Library this school year while you are working on school projects.  If you are anything like I was (or most of the people I know) you may wait until the last minute to work on school happens to the best of us.  But just so you know, with a Roselle Public Library Card number and 4-digit PIN you have access to a ton of great databases from the comfort of your own home 24 HOURS A DAY!  Yay doing homework in slippers!

Need help with Math, Social Studies, English?  Try out  They have LIVE HOMEWORK HELP from 4pm-10pm everyday!  You actually work with a real, live person on the other end that you can ask question to about Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, writing help, social studies, and so much more!  Go on, give it a try!

Need help with your language class?  Try out our Mango Languages database!  There's even an app for that (of course!) just make sure that you have created an account in the Library first before you try to work through the app on your phone or tablet.  There are 63 different languages you can check out with this cool database, and there is definitely Spanish, French, and German!

Looking for something great to read?  Try out eMedia Library.  This is our downloadable ebook database where there are all sorts of great reads on there, maybe even the book you need for that English class??  There are even audio books on here for you audiophiles :)

Need two articles by morning?  Try out EbscoHOST.  Get access to all kind of FULL TEXT articles right away!  Plus, EbscoHost will provide you with citation information and allow you to email articles to yourself if you need, or print them off.  Just a heads up - Not EVERYTHING on there is full text!  Make sure you click the box that says FULL TEXT when you go to do your search, that way you only see what you can access and read right away.

So get back into school mode with all the right tools at your fingertips!  If you ever have any questions about a database, make sure to stop in the Library and ask at the Reference Desk!  We love to help and to show off the great databases that the Library provides for you!

Here's to a great start to another great school year!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Congratulations to the Teen Summer Reading Winners!


Not only did everyone who completed their goal get a fun prize pack loaded with all sorts of goodies, they also were entered into the prize giveaways that were picked after Summer Reading ended.  That means, technically, if you finished, you were all winners, but some of  you were lucky enough to be drawn for some of the great prizes we had this summer like a Nook eBook, VIP passes to Shedd Aquarium, gift cards galore, movie passes, and so much more!  If you were one of the lucky winners, you should have been contacted by phone to let you know to come claim your prize.  If you didn't win anything extra this year, there's always next year, plus remember...EVERYONE got a prize pack for meeting their goal by July 31, so you didn't walk away empty handed!!

There were also teens who not only set and met their reading goals, but went above and beyond reading more books than their original goal.  Congratulations to those lucky 5 winners, and enjoy your wings at WingStop!

So now that Summer Reading is over, and you are gearing up to go back to school, remember to keep checking out the Teen Area in the Library.  There are always new books, new displays, and sometimes you can even catch a prize giveaway or two coming up....HINT HINT, stop in the Library during Teen Read Week in October to participate in the Guess How Many Candies Contest to win the candy and a PRIZE!  We're all about rewarding you for coming into the Library here at Roselle!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Freegal! New Music Database @ the Library!!


Did you hear???

The Library got a NEW database, and this one is AWESOME!  If you haven’t heard of it, Freegal is a music database that allows you up to 5 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS TO KEEP every week!!!  Yes, you read it right!  If you have a Library card and a PIN you can get up to 5 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS A WEEK TO KEEP, FOREVER, ON YOUR DEVICE!  From their website:

"Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions."

Sounds pretty awesome, right?  That’s because IT IS!!  So check out the new database, download the app, and start downloading your free music TODAY!!  Did I mention that you get 5 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS A WEEK...TO KEEP...FOREVER...A WEEK!!!!

(can you tell I'm excited about this!)


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