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River Grove Library Newsletter February 2012 Volume 2, Issue 2

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY WEEK Coming Events 2/8 Board meeting, 7:00 2/11 Illinois Worknet, 11:00* 2/18 FAFSA meeting, 11:00

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During the week of February 13-18, the River Grove Public Library will be celebrating Love Your Library Week. To celebrate:  A replacement library card will be FREE!  We will have chocolates available for visitors throughout the week!  $1 will be taken off your overdue fines (up to $5) for every canned good you bring in. (Canned goods will go to the River Grove food pantry. They are in need of all nonperishable items but especially all types of soap -- bars, laundry, and dish soap).

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Need help with math or reading? RGPL is offering free tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00. This is for all ages. Call the library to register.

Want to ask a question or register for a program but are unable to find the time to do it with your busy schedule? Now RGPL has made it easy for you to do it! Email your questions or requests to rgplcirculation@gmail and we will take care of your request.


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Conversational ESL classes are taking place at the River Grove Library on Tuesday evenings at 7:00. If you would like to practice speaking English or know someone who needs help with English, please join us. Registration is required.

The Adult Winter Reading Program is Here! The River Grove Public Library and the Friends of the Library will be sponsoring Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a Winter Reading Program for adults! The program will run from January 4th to February 25th with weekly raffle prizes including Dunkin' Donuts gift cards and Cirque du Soleil tickets! How it works: read a book, magazine, graphic novel, or listen to an audiobook; write it down on the reading log; bring the log to the librarian at the front desk and he or she will enter you into the weekly raffle. No registration necessary -- just stop by the library and grab a reading log! There will also be recommended reading lists available for readers of mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy and more. Please contact librarian, Marissa, with any questions at 708-453-4484 or at marissa.circ@gmail.com.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Are you confused or feeling overwhelmed about financial aid for your child’s college tuition? On Saturday, February 18, we will have a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission at the library to help with the financial aid process. Please join us at 11:00 for this informational presentation.


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Need a job? Illinois Worknet Workshop is your access point to: *Training programs to enhance your employability *Job placement and retention services *And much, much more!! Join us on Saturday, February 11, from 11:00 -12:00. Bring your resume. If you have any questions, call the River Grove Public Library at 708-453-4484. Registration is required.

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CHILDRENS EVENTS:  Story Time – Thursdays, 10:30 and 1:30. For ages 2-4.*  Evening Tales – Wednesdays, 7:00. For ages 5-8.*  Drop in Polish store time – Tuesday, February 7, 6:30. For ages 2-8. Bez zapisu czytanie po polsku dla dzieci lat 2-8. YA EVENTS:  Creativity Club – Mondays, 4:30. For ages 9-12.*  Make Your Own Craft – Saturday, February 4, 11:30.*  Cooking Class – Thursday, February 9, 4:30.*  Valentine’s Day Party – Saturday, February 11, 11:30. For ages 8 and up.*  Tween Read – Goosebumps, Thursday, February 16, 4:30. For ages 9 and up.* *Sign up required.


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And the winner is...... Did you miss seeing the movies that were nominated for an Oscar this year? The River Grove library has all the nominated movies on order. As soon as they arrive you can catch up on the best movies of 2011.

A FEW OF OUR NEW BOOKS 

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie Sullivan Mayfield

A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

Darker After Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian

Tornado Warning: A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect On A Woman's Life by Elin Stebbins Waldal

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World by Michael Reist

Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson

Sweet Stuff (Cupcake Club) by Donna Kauffman


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