Date: 9/29/2012
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Have fun at the library and learn what the library has for you. Enjoy activities and refreshments for the whole family. Take a guided tour of the library with a certified interpreter from the ELL (English Language Learner) Parent Center in Skokie. Interpreted tours will be offered in Polish, Spanish, Gujrati, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Korean languages.

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Sat., September 22, 2012 10am-1:30pm

To be held at the Niles Senior Center located across the street from the library.

The Niles Public Library District, along with six other area libraries, is hosting the Sixth annual Low Vision Fair.  Featured speaker, Dr. Stephen M. Conti, Retina Specialist, will talk about macular degeneration and other eye diseases that cause low vision.  Glaucoma screening will be available.  Vendors selling assistive technology will be present along with social service agencies.

This fair offers practical information for people with low vision.  There is no prior registration necessary and no charge for admission.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call Dodie in Outreach Services at the Niles Library: 847-663-6648.

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Smart Solution$ Display
Stop by our new display (3rd floor) on smart money management.  Find resources to help you take control of and safeguard your money.
-Browse personal finance books.
-Pick up free brochures on scams, credit and debt, budgeting basics, and savings and investing.
-Read the FINRA Investor Education Fact sheets.
-Take a Financial Knowledge test or Identity Theft quiz.
- Search the Smart Solution$ site for links to consumer protection tips and tools.
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July 19: Smart Solution$ Kick-off Breakfast and Program: To Your Credit. Enjoy a continental breakfast while learning about our new Smart Solution$ initiative—one-stop shopping for unbiased financial and investor information. While topics are targeted to the consumer aged 50 and better, all are welcome. At this program, learn the purpose of a credit report and how it is used, how to order a free copy, and read and dispute errors. Speaker is an educator with the Consumer and Family Economics Division, Univ. of Illinois Extension Services. To register, go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar.
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Job Seekers: Looking for postings? Check out ReferenceUSA—an internet–based service with information about U.S. businesses that includes jobs openings. Find one or more companies by location, keyword, industry, etc. and open the detailed profile to find open positions for that business. These postings  link to indeed.com for fast application. Use also to find information prior to an interview or create and download custom lists of potential employers.
 

Online access is easy—all you need is your Niles Library card!   At http://www.nileslibrary.org/, choose Virtual library, then select Business and People Directories. No card is needed to access this resource in person at the Library.

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A new study, Libraries, Patrons, and e-books done by the Pew Research Center found that many Americans do not know that libraries have eBooks.  They found that 62% of the people asked didn’t know that eBooks may be borrowed from libraries and only 12% of readers borrowed an eBook from the library in the last year. 

You can check out eBooks from home with your Niles Public Library card through My Media Mall. The eBooks are compatible with the Sony Reader, Nook, Kindle, iPad, and many other eReaders and tablets available.

There are also apps available for many mobile devices:
Android via Google Play
iPhone/iPad via iTunes
Windows Phone
Blackberry via Blackberry App World

If you need individual help with checking out eBooks from the library, submit the eBook Help Form and we will contact you to make an appointment.

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The Supreme Court doesn’t allow proceedings to be televised or devices in the courtroom, but according to the Washington Post, it has an active web site. WP reported the site, “will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation.” “This web­site enhancement will make the court’s site easier to read on a mobile device and improve user navigation on the site.”  Could a SCOTUS App be in our future?

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