Looking for a simple overview of Morningstar Investment Research Center? If you’re unable to attend a monthly live training session, Morningstar’s Tutorial Center is a great place to start.

You must have a Niles Library card to access this resource.

Go to www.nileslibrary.org/research. When prompted, enter your library barcode. Select Financial & Public Records. Choose Morningstar Investment Research Center at the bottom of the page. At the Morningstar home page, click the Help & Education tab and select the Database Guides column, which includes a link to the Tutorial Center. These short instructional videos will provide you with a step-by-step overview of the database and its valuable tools. Please feel free to contact libraryservices@morningstar.comif you have any questions after reviewing the tutorials.

Morningstar also offers monthly training webinars the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.
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ImageCongratulations to our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest winner, Nicolette Grabiec! Congrats also to our 9 other finalists. Thank you to everyone who interest this year. We had more than 50 fantastic entries. Our winner and finalists were chosen by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Check out all ten finalists here, at our Flickr site.

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Thurs. Nov. 29 10-11:30am or 6:30-8pm

Learn the best sites for seniors and money, retirement and financial planning, consumer protection, and more. This walk-in session highlights our Smart Solution$ site for unbiased information to help you make informed decisions and plan your financial future. Come in anytime during this session. Staff will work with you personally to walk you through areas of interest.  No registration required. A Smart Solution$ program.
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Dedra Thomas, Extension Unit Educator, at  University of Illinois Extension Services, speaks to patrons about the importance of your credit report

 Adults and Money: Bank On It
Thurs., Oct. 25 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. To register, call 847-297-251
To be held at Maine Township 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge.
Learn about the functions of the various types of financial institutions.
Bank on it  is the fourth in a series of Smart Solution$ programs on various financial issues. Partnering  with Mainstreamers of Maine Township, The Niles Senior Center, and The Park, the Library’s upcoming events are listed below.
Adults and Money:  Identity Theft
Thurs., Nov. 8 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Registration required. To register, call 847-296-0333.
To be held at The Park at Golf Mill, 8975 West Golf Rd.
This program will demonstrate customer vulnerabilities and how to reduce the victimization process. .
Be Money Smart!    www.nileslibrary.org/smartsolutions
Thurs. Nov. 29 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. No registration required.
To be held at the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Learn about the Library’s Smart Solution$ web site—online resources include topics for seniors and money, retirement and financial planning, and consumer protection. This walk-in session highlights our Smart Solution$ site for unbiased information to help you make informed decisions and plan your financial future. Come in anytime during this session.
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Teen Read Week Art Contest

Your artwork could decorate the library’s blogs!

Click here for all the details on our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest.  Entries will be accepted through October 26, and the winner and finalists will be chosen in November by our teen advisory board. First place wins a $50 gift card.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!  Email dblock@nileslibrary.org or call 847-663-6434.

Celebrate Halloween @ the Library!

Frankentoys Fri. Oct. 19 4:30pm

Create new, scary mash-ups from old & broken toys. Barbie yearns for Transformer legs, while Buzz Lightyear would love a My Little Pony head.

Ghost Hunting 101 Sat. Oct 27 3pm

How does a ghost hunter conduct paranormal investigations? Learn how from the Illinois Ghost Society!

Monster Movie Make-Up Sun. Oct 28 2pm

Turn yourself into a monster for Halloween! Learn how to transform yourself into a zombie, vampire or ghoul.

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Wed., Oct. 17 10-11:30am or 3-4:30pm

Learn the best sites for seniors and money, retirement and financial planning, consumer protection, and more. This walk-in session highlights our Smart Solution$ site for unbiased information to help you make informed decisions and plan your financial future. Come in anytime during this session. Staff will work with you personally to walk you through areas of interest.  No registration required. A Smart Solution$ program.
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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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