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Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - September 8, 2016

Library News & Services

Elmwood Park Works: Survey & Library U Class

Do you know all that the Library has for job seekers? Take this short survey and find out! Then in a few months, you can take it again and see how much you learned through Elmwood Park Works.

Don't forget to sign up for our first Library U online class that begins tonight. Don't worry if you can't make it tonight for the first class, you can still sign up and we'll help you get caught up!

Library U: Introduction to Project Management
Click to register •​ Thursdays, September 8 - October 13 •​ 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Learn project management skills for work or home. Familiarize yourself with the steps of project management and the communication and leadership skills necessary to complete a project. Take this online, self-paced course at the library in a group. A librarian will facilitate this class. The content is offered by the University of Adelaide through the edX platform. This class meets for six weeks on Thursday nights.


Fall Newsletter Now Available Online /
Nuestro Boletín Informativo Está Disponible en Español en Línea /
Nasz Biuletyn Internetowy Dostępny po Polsku

You should have received our Fall Newsletter in your mailbox at home, but you can also view it online.

Under the Programs/Events menu on our website, look for the Newsletters section and you can now find all three versions of our Fall Newsletter: English, Spanish, and Polish. 



Friends Sponsored Antiques Appraisal Program

Click to register • Sunday, September 18 • 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Do you have some some neat old items lying around the house, but don't know whether they're worth anything?  Bring them to the Library and find out!

Tom Krenek of Krenek's Antiques in Forest Park will be appraising antiques at the Library. Bring in up to two items for appraisal. No stamps please.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Elmwood Park Public Library.


Early Reader Collection Updated

We recently added colored labels to our Early Reader collection to assist parents in choosing books with the appropriate reading levels for their children who are embarking on the journey of learning to read.

We have used labels that correspond with the Fountas-Pinnell guided reading level system, which is currently being used by Elmwood Park School District 401.  For more information, stop by and pick up a brochure or visit the Early Reader Collection page on the Kids & Teens section of our website.


Database of the Month:  Mango Languages

Learn a Language - Have you every wanted to learn French, German, Japanese, or maybe… Yiddish?  Mango Languages offers language learning in 64 different languages, with follow-along audio lessons that you can play on your computer or on Mango’s app for smartphones and tablets.

Learn English - Maybe you’re are a Spanish, Polish, or other language speaker wanting to learn English?  Mango Languages also offers lessons in ESL learning.

Aprende Inglés - ¿Quiere aprender a hablar Inglés?  Mango Languages tiene lecciones en audio para Inglés como Idioma Secundario (ESL) aprendizaje.

Ucz się angielskiego - Chcesz nauczyć się języka angielskiego? Mango Languages oferuje lekcje audio dla Angielski Jako Drugi Język (ESL) nauki.

Get Started Today - Visit the ESL & Languages page of our website and click on Mango Languages to get started.  Log in as a guest or create a free Mango account so that you can track your progress as you learn. 

Learn How - Join us for our Mango Languages Open Lab on Monday, September 26 at 7:00-8:30 p.m.  You will be able to get started using the Mango app on your own device or try it out on our computers. Click here to register for the class.


Juggling Hijinks with Chris Fascione

Click to register • Monday, September 19 • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Ages 3-10

You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. 



Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

Here are some new items to hit our shelves recently.  Just click on the image to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.

Adult Fiction




Adult Nonfiction



DVD Movies




Upcoming Library Classes & Events

Below is a highlight of upcoming classes and events. To see our complete schedule, take a look at our Online Calendar.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645

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