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HVAC Work in the Library

The Library's HVAC system is being replaced, and there may be periodic disturbances that are out of our control.

During the next few weeks, you may hear loud noises, experience strong smells, and feel various temperature changes in the Library throughout the morning and afternoon. You may also encounter a full parking lot outside.

The workers should finish up each day by late afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope that the work will be completed by mid-November. Thanks for your understanding.

Donate Your Prom Dress & Accessories

Do you have old prom or formal dresses cluttering up your closet or storage area?

Please consider donating them to the Library. We will accept donations of new and gently used formal dresses, wraps, purses, shoes, jewelry, and men's suits.

Donations will be accepted at either the Info Desk or Kids Crossing Desk during regular Library hours. Donated formal wear and accessories are given a second chance at our annual Once Upon a Prom event, which takes places in April 2015.

Party with the Friends of the Library

October 19 - 25 is National Friends of the Library Week. Join the Friends to celebrate on Saturday, October 25 from 1PM - 3PM. Refreshments will be served and a free prize raffle will be held.

The Friends support the Library through volunteerism, fundraising activities, and sponsorship of programs and activities. Membership is open to adults 18 and older.

The next meeting of the Friends will be on Saturday, October 25 at 9:30AM. Learn more about the Friends of the Library.

Cleaning or Down-Sizing? Remember Your Library

The Library is collecting all types of gently used jewelry (beads, chains, charms, earrings, etc.) for future craft projects and programs.

If you would like to give your items a second life, please donate them to us.

Donations can be dropped off at the Info Desk or the Kids Crossing Desk.

Learn How to Use ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is just one of the many tools in our Digital Library. It's a source for data about businesses and residents nationwide as well as a useful tool for business owners, researchers, students, and job seekers.

There are plenty of ways you can use ReferenceUSA, and now there's an easy way to learn more on your own time. These informative and free webinars from ReferenceUSA will be held from October through December 2014:

To register, click on a link above, and then click on the link by "Register" to sign up for any or all of the free webinars.

Tech Training - October 2014

The Library provides free tech training at a variety of times. Training ranges from beginner to advanced courses. Sessions last approximately 60 - 90 minutes, and are limited to four participants.

During October 2014, we are offering training on these topics: Basic Computers, Intro to Tablets, Intro to Google, Excel 2007, Word 2007, Desktop Publishing 101, and Pinterest 101. We also offer Prerequisite Building, which helps build your keyboard, mouse and basic computer skills so that you can sign-up for our group courses. New this month is our Spanish Basics class, which is one-on-one technology training for Spanish speakers. View the complete October 2014 schedule.

Ready to sign up or have questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext 2 or email info@fppld.org about availability. Have a suggestion for a new class? Let us know.

Good Books to Read - October 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select forthcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the October 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Wireless Printing at Your Library

Did you know that the Library offers a wireless printing service? Print virtually any document or web page from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer from wherever you are to library printers. Black/white and color printing services are available, and you will print and pay at our Print Station. Documents will automatically be deleted after 3 hours. Go here to get started or check out the free app and your options below.

Mobile Phone and Tablet Printing

Laptop and Desktop Computer Printing

Questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext. 2 or info@fppld.org.

Tech Training - Sept 2014

The Library provides free tech training at a variety of times. Training ranges from beginner to advanced courses. Sessions last approximately 60 - 90 minutes, and are limited to four participants.

During September 2014, we are offering training on these topics: Basic Computers, Excel 2007, Word 2007, Facebook, Desktop Publishing 101, Goodreads, and Pinterest 101. We also offer Prerequisite Building, which will help you build your keyboard, mouse and other basic computers skills up so that you can sign-up for our group courses. View the complete September 2014 schedule.

Ready to sign up or have questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext 2 or email info@fppld.org about availability. Have a suggestion for a new class? Let us know.

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