Our schedule of Adult Programs for the winter season is now live. Take a look! You can register for events online as well as in person or by phone. From time to time folks ask how to check their registration status and possibly cancel a registration online. Each page of Adult Programs now features a box labelled Viewing and Changing Your Program Registrations that contains a link to your personal program schedule.
Alternatively, you can view and change your schedule from the Calendar page. Here’s how:
"To view only the events for which you have registered, click the Display Your Personal Schedule link."
Enter your name and phone number, then click submit to bring up a list of the programs you have registered for. You will see whether you are registered or on the waiting list, and you will have the option to cancel your registration if you choose.
Learning English or Looking for Materials in Other Languages?
Are you an English Language Learner, or someone who likes to read books and view movies in languages other than English? Then take a look at two recent additions to the Languages and Literature section of our website.
On the World Languages Communities page you will find quick links to translating our website into other languages, foreign films in our collection by language, and library materials in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Korean. You will also see links to community organizations and resources of interest to those who speak those four languages.
On the English Language Learners page you will find information about classes, discussion groups, and databases that supplement the ELL materials collections at our Cook Park and Aspen Drive locations.
You may find of special interest the library's English Language Learners book discussion group called REMEFRITA. REMEFRITA stands for REading, MEeting, FRiends, and TAlking. The group meets on the following Monday mornings at 10:30 AM in the meeting room of Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville:
November 19 & 26; December 10; January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11; April 1, 15 & 29; and May 13.
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Foreign Films by Language
A patron asked, "Is there a quick way to see a list of the library's feature films in a specific language?"
On our website, mouse over Books, Movies and Music and choose Movies and TV from the drop down menu. Or, make the Movies and TV page (http://www.cooklib.org/fiction-movies-music/movies) a Favorite on your computer. In the center of the page, you will see a box labeled Foreign Films in Our Collection.
The box contains a list of the various languages represented in our DVD collection. Click the one you are interested in to see a list in our catalog that you can then sort by title or date. The list will be updated each time a new DVD in that language is added to the collection. You will be able to read a summary of any titles that interest you, and place holds on any titles you want to reserve.Add a comment
Cook with Cook Memorial
The Cook Memorial Public Library District is proud to unveil our new cookbook, A Library of Recipes: Cook Park and Aspen Drive cooking together with recipes generously supplied by you, our wonderful patrons.
Please join us for an evening of sampling, chef demos and prizes! Chef Michael Maddox formerly of Le Titi de Paris will show us how to make dazzling holiday canapes. Chef Jean-Marc Loustaunau from Cafe Pyrenees will demonstrate his silky smooth creme brulee recipe, which can be found in the cookbook.
Cookbooks will be available for purchase for $15. Proceeds will help us continue to provide computer classes, author visits, summer reading programs, enhancements to our collections and more. These beautiful books make excellent holiday gifts and for each book purchased, your name will be entered in a drawing for great prizes.
Cookbook Extravaganza! Tuesday, November 13 7- 8:30pm Libertyville Civic Center RegisterAdd a comment
Friends of Cook Memorial Public Library District
The Friends of the Cook Memorial Public Library District are actively seeking volunteers committed to supporting the library through fundraising, programming, and raising awareness of library services. The Friends underwrite the costs of the library district's reading programs (the costs of supplies and prizes) and pay for equipment not covered in the district's budget. Here are some examples of what donations from the Friends have provided:
$10,000 toward 2003 Bookmobile
Tinted window film
Patio for library staff
Picnic tables for patio
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