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Our dedicated Readers' Advisors are always happy to give you book recommendations based on your own personal reading tastes and preferences. With our new online service, you can now receive this personal attention without coming to the...

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Have you tried our digital media offerings yet? Through March 24 you have an easy way to evaluate your experiences with them and offer your opinions. You will also be able to let us know what new technologies (such as photo editing sof...

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It may feel like winter still has a long way to go, but we are already thinking spring! Today you can go to Adult Programs on our website and start to plan the library events you won't want to miss during March, April and May. At...

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  Cook Memorial Public Library District is proud to announce that we have been selected as a Library Affiliate of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This means that you can order genealogy microfilm (birth, marriage, death, probate, ...

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Federal: The library has now received the Federal 1040 and 1040A forms from the IRS. We hope to receive the instructions for those forms within about two weeks, but the IRS has not provided a date by which we should expect them. In ...

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Are you feeling a bit adventurous this winter? Are you ready to possibly broaden your reading horizons by taking a chance on a book? Our Readers’ Advisory staff at Cook Park has come up with a fun idea for February, in celebration of Valentine’s Day....

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Two patrons asked "Ear" questions this week! Q. Are there any plans to expand the parking lot at the Aspen Drive Library? A. Not at this time. Parking at the Aspen Drive Library is sometimes stretched to capacity, especially for popular evening...

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A patron asked, “Why doesn’t the library have any 2012 1040 income tax forms and instructions available? And what about IRS Publication 17?” Here’s the answer from the IRS: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the For...

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Chilly winter days are a great time to curl up with a good book – or eBook. To provide a little extra incentive, we are bringing back the Adult Winter Reading Club. Here’s the scoop: Read a literary classic between January 12 and February 28. If...

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Would you like the convenience of browsing current magazines, at your leisure, on your computer or mobile device? Thanks to a new library service called Zinio, you can read magazines online for free. Click the Zinio butt...

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Cook Park’s Lower Level Collections Area is about to undergo a make-over, thanks to the generosity of the Margaret Earnshaw Estate. New white shelving units, arranged in a more inviting way, will be installed December 12 – 14. Items will be removed f...

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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...
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 Communit...

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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://...

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  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 ...

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Friends Needed 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 ...

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This week Pew Research published its latest report from its Pew Internet & American Life Project. This report focuses on the reading and library use of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29. It finds that 8 of 10 people in this age group h...

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Enhance your computer and Internet skills! Use our new Computer Technology page to discover resources that help you learn technology skills for free online. The page also gives you tips for troubleshooting technology issues on your own. Give it a try...

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During October and November the State Library of Illinois is providing access to a wide variety of databases. This is a wonderful opportunity to use electronic resources the library doesn't subscribe to, and it's free. Go to TryIt! Illinois to s...

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How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service. Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) will be calculated on the...