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This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is Have Book…Will Travel. We want to know about all the places you read or listen to books, from the breakfast table to your car, to the beach and beyond. Read in 12 places and you’ll be eligible for prizes! Stop...

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A patron contacted Ear this week to ask how to email the Friends of the Library for information about donating books and DVDs for future Friends’ sales. The Friends have a brand new email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More useful info: D...

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Question: What is the Early Learning Center all about? To answer this question, Ear turned to Melissa Henderson, Children's Department Manager. She responded with an explanation and an invitation: Thinkers as diverse and brilliant as Albert Einstei...

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Almost all of us could benefit from being smarter about money. Luckily, Money Smart Week is just around the corner. The purpose of MSW is to provide consumers with information that will help them manage their personal finances better. It was started ...

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Are you on Tumblr? If you are, you can follow the Cook Library Cinema Club to keep up with our movie news and suggestions. We’re at http://cooklibrarycinemaclub.tumblr.com/ That’s just the newest of many ways you can connect with us. Here are so...

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Are you planning to vote in the local election on April 9? Not sure whether you are registered? Look at the Lake County Clerk’s Voter Power page to check. The dates for registering at the library are past, but during the grace period you can sti...

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Question: Some books seem to have been moved at Aspen. What’s going on? Answer: Good observation!  Some categories of books have been moved at Aspen, in both the adult and children’s areas. The purpose of the change is to draw attention to...

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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...