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Friday, November 14, 2014

Freegal = Free and Legal Downloads...for you to KEEP!

 So I blogged about this back in the beginning of August, but just in case you missed it, I thought I'd highlight this AWESOME database that you have access to with your Roselle Public Library card!

Now, up above, I mention that you get 5 FREE downloads a keep...forever...all for you!  That means each week you can add 5 downloads to your collection.  So let's do the math.  If you were to get on this every week and take advantage of your 5 FREE DOWNLOADS, that's:

5 downloads x 52 weeks a year = 260 FREE SONGS a year

Just for having and using your Roselle Public Library Card!

So you may be thinking, "Yeah, yeah.  Free songs, but they are probably not anything I would want to listen to".  But that's where you'd be wrong!

"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."

What does this mean for you??  Access to downloads like Michael Jackson, One Direction, Carrie Underwood, and so much more!  Just click on the artists I just listed to go straight to those albums, log in to Freegal with your Library Card # and your PIN, and you are all set!

And did I mention that you also get 3 hours of streaming music each week!  The awesomeness just doesn't end with this!  So make sure check this out today!  Who knows?  Maybe you will be able to find that song you just can't get out of your head downloaded to your phone (of course there's an APP for this!) or computer so you can listen to it over, and over, and over again!  Yay technology!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Crafting @ the Library

It's a Crafting Extravaganza!

Hopefully there won't be any actual snow on the ground, despite the snowman I put in the graphic, but next Thursday we will be having a craft program @ the Library to help you get a jump start on making the perfect, personalized holiday gift for everyone in your life.

Duct Tape?  You bet!  Magnets of all kinds?  Yup, we got 'em!  Want to learn how to make your very own beads from recycled magazine pages?  No problem, we have everything you need!  I'm hauling out all sorts of things from the Library craft closet to get your creative minds going this holiday season.

Not able to make it??  Check out some of the great crafting books we have here at the Library located in the 700s section (hint - try starting around the 745's!).  From Duct Tape to paracord, and knitting to how to draw, there's always something to inspire you at the Library!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!


You may have noticed the scary story book display up in the Teen Area (located on top of the shelves).  It's loaded with books about Zombies, Vampires, Witches, murders, and more!  Halloween is a great time to pick up a scary book, but not all zombie and vampire books are scary.

Take Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, for example, a true zombie romance if there ever was one!  Or how about Generation Dead by Daniel Waters, another great story about the "living impaired".

Are you looking for something to scare your socks off??  No problem!  Check out Asylum by Madeleine Roux.  Nothing says scary like a former psychiatric hospital turned dorm for a local college!

Looking for a good ghost story?  Look no farther than The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.  Find out what happens when the ghost of Jack the Ripper returns to the streets of modern day London! And there's always Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, a story about a ghost hunter and the ghost who was different.

Find all of these books and more at the Library today.  After all, you are going to need something to do when you can't sleep because of all the candy you just ate!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

4-H On Display @ the Library!

Have you ever noticed that the display case by the Circulation Desk changes monthly?  From artwork from nearby schools to local groups promoting their cause, there is always something interesting to look at in the display case.

This month is no exception!  Get in during the month of October to see the 4-H display!

Interested in 4-H??  Check out the Dupage County 4-H website HERE.  Here is just a little blurb about 4-H from their website:
There are more than 450 youth in 23 community clubs, Cloverbuds groups, and school groups, throughout DuPage County. Clearly 4-H is not just for rural youth. With over 150 projects areas to choose from, the 4-H club experience gives boys and girls ages 8-18 an opportunity to explore topics of interest, make new friends, develop leadership and life skills, and contribute through community service. 4-H'ers also have the opportunity to partake in events on the county, state, national, and even international levels.
 **Located in the display, you can find the contact information for the 
Roselle Go Gettems 4-H Group!** 

 The display showcases just some of the fun and interesting thing you can discover in 4-H!  

Remember, this is only here through the end of October, so make sure to get in and check it out TODAY!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Teen Read Week 2014!

Get in - Check it Out - Guess the Number - Read a Book!

I hope you will take a stroll through the YA area this week to participate in the Teen Read Week Candy Contest.  Simply fill out a slip with your name, phone number, grade, and guess!  The three closest guesses win some pretty cool prizes (candy, free books, and more!).  The contest goes all the way through next Sunday October 20, so there is plenty of time to enter.

Guess the How Many Candies in the Jar!

Teen Read Week 2014

The Contest Runs Friday October 10 – Sunday October 19

*Find the candy jar and the entry forms in the YA area*

* All teens are encouraged to guess the total number of candies in the jar.
* Guess as close as you can without going over the number of candies in the jar.
* All entries must be placed in the entry box by 5pm on Oct. 20th to be eligible to win.
* The winner will be chosen from the closest guess or in the event of a tie – the winner will be selected from a drawing from those entries.
* Three prizes will be awarded:
            1. Grand Prize for the closest guess – All the candy in the jar, $5 gift card to Barnes & Noble, and a Free Book!
            2. First Place for the second closest guess - $5 gift card to Barnes & Noble and a Free Book
            3. Runner up for the third closest guess – A Free Book!

** Winners will be notified on Monday October 20 **

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Day Off School = Teen Movie!


Movies, popcorn, candy, and a chance to win free movie passes!
Watching something on a big screen in the comfort of the Library with all of your friends is awesome!  PLUS, did I mention you get a chance to win some FREE movie passes just for showing up and watching the movie?

What could be more fun??
If you missed it in the theaters, now is your chance to see it on a big screen!

Grab a friend and make sure to sign up today
(CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP) to enjoy the Library and some free food!
P.S. - I only ask for sign up so I have a general idea of how much food to get!  Feel free to drop in to watch the movie as well!

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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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