Library Update - WiFi, Hotspots, and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - May 5, 2017

Library News & Services


Closed for Mother's Day

We will be closed on Sunday, May 14 for Mother's Day. Find some good books or movies ahead of time to help celebrate the day!




New: WiFi Hotspots for Checkout

Ever wish you could take your WiFi to a friend's house? Or bring it on vacation?  Or have it at the park? Now you can!

The Library now has five new WiFi hotspots available for Elmwood Park residents that you can check out for three weeks with your library card. Ask for them at the front Circulation Desk.



Movie Maker Skills: Editing (RR, four-part class)

Click to register • May 9, 11, 16, & 18 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. • Grades 6-12

Sure, you can shoot video, but then what do you do with it? With this class, learn the basics of how to edit video and make better movies! 

Then once you've improved your editing skills with this class, you should think about entering into our first annual Shorts Film Festival that we'll be hosting on August 19.  We will be taking submissions in three age groups: MidKids, Teens, and Adults. Within each of those groups, there will be two categories: book or movie trailers, and short original films.

Submissions are due Saturday, August 5. For more details, contact the Kids & Teens Department.



Faster WiFi Network

We recently upgraded our WiFi network at the Library, and it has improved the speed, signal strength, network range, and overall experience.

So bring your laptop to the Library, hop on our network, and get some work done.  We hope you notice the difference!

(And while you're working, don't forget that we have wireless printing available at the Library, as well. Visit out website for instructions.)



Database of the Month:  Legal Information Reference Center

Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including: business law; financial planning; family law; property & real estate and rights & disputes; wills & estate planning; patents, copyright, and trademark; immigration and travel; and more.

Access Legal Information Reference Center from the Consumer, Health, and Legal Information or the A-to-Z Title List pages of our website.



LEGO Club for Grades K-2

Click to register • Monday, May 15 • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Grades K-2

Come for all sorts of LEGO fun: games, creativity, and building!



The Book Sale is Coming...

The Friends Book Sale will finally return on Saturday, July 22 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. So mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more details coming soon...



Farewell & Welcome to Library Board Trustees

Thank you: The Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to thank retiring board members for their years of dedicated work on behalf of the community:

  • Joe Bertolli (2003-2011 and 2013-2017)
  • Jonathan Rivera (2013-2017)
  • Terri Sorrentino (2003-2017)

Welcome: We would also like to welcome our incoming trustees, and congratulate them on being sworn in:

  • Peter Fosco
  • Diana Gordon
  • Michelle Mondia




Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

You can now check out all the new books, movies, music, and video games that are arriving at the Library on our New Materials pages:

Here's a brief sample of some of the most recent new items that have or are about to hit our shelves.  Just click on the image below to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.




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, May 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, May 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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