This Week at the Library (Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29)
(Purple-All Ages, Green-Children, Black-Teen, Blue-Adult, Orange-Board of Trustees)
Pokemon Go – All Ages Meetup – Monday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! The Carbondale Public Library is hosting a Pokemon Go Meetup. Meet your fellow trainers, have a snack and collect ’em all at this FREE all ages event! At 6:00 PM sharp, we’re throwing up a lure module at the library Poke Stop. After the lure has worn off, we’ll take a walk around the neighborhood and hit a ton of Poke Stops and Poke Gyms that are within just a few blocks. DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY? We’ll teach you! Just bring your smart phone. (Must have a data plan to play.) HEADS UP: You need to have your own device with a data plan to play Pokemon Go. Bring your charger too. The game uses a lot of battery power!
PRINT FROM ANYWHERE!!!
We are currently trying out a new printing service. You can now print from any device, yours or ours, home or at the library. You will pick up the prints from our library circulation desk. Printing is in black/white and $0.10 per page. This service is a 30 day trial, so please use it and let us know what you think. Please give it a try!
UPCOMING EVENTS for TEENS (13-18)
- Teen Writers Workshop: Mondays 4 – 5:30 PM, June 13th -August 1st
Summer Events for Adult Services:
- Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Meets each Monday from noon-1:00pm
- Saluki Writers’ Program: Saturday, July 23 from 9:30-noon
- Knitting: Meets each Monday from 6-7:45pm
- Open Help: Thursdays, July 28 anytime from 9-2:00pm
- HireLevel Powered By Extra Help Job Recruitment: Thursdays, July 28 anytime from 10-2:00pm
Questions? Contact Wendy Schoof, Adult Program Coordinator at the Carbondale Public Library, Phone: (618)457-0354, Email: email@example.com
Currently On Display at the Library: A Collection of Indigenous Photographic Prints by Brian Kearney
Project Next Generation
Project Next Generation (PNG) is a FREE program for 5th-8th grade students at the Carbondale Public Library. Participants will explore arts and crafts, science, games and technology through a variety of entertaining and engaging activities. Students will utilize laptops, ipads, 3-d printers, and more. Each week has a different theme, sign up for one week or all nine. There are always extra activities, snacks and surprises. Join us for some great fun at the library! No skills required, and space is limited. Register today online at http://goo.gl/forms/hzeZxqAz8F
Bookmark Library Newsletter
See what’s going on at the library! Read the July-August 2016 Library Bookmark Newsletter!
Compassionate Community survey
Take the Compassionate Community survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/compassionatecarbondale
We’re collecting examples of compassionate efforts in our community, and ideas for future actions as we work toward becoming a Compassionate Community. More info at www.nonviolentcarbondale.org
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group is a group of book lovers that meets together every Monday at the Carbondale Public Library. Discussions are friendly and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We keep discussions limited to one hour starting promptly at noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a Carbondale Public Library cardholder to be a part of the group. Just bring your brown bag lunch and one book to discuss/share to the Library’s Meeting Room on Monday afternoons at noon!
3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!
Now you can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks from one convenient place, the 3M Cloud Library! Our e-book consortium is moving its entire collection from Overdrive (Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go) to the 3M Cloud Library (formerly called eRead Ilinois). This will provide you with access to more than 32,000 e-books! These ebooks and digital audiobooks can also be found when searching the online SHARE catalog. To download the new service or for more 3M Cloud Library information, go to http://ebook.3m.com. If you need assistance or a walk-through on how to use the new service, come to Open Help. (You can see our calendar available dates and times.) When signing in for the first time, remember to choose “Illinois Heartland Library System” as your library.
Join the library BOOK CLUB! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from noon – 1:00pm. Anyone is welcome!
View our January – December 2016 reading list.
August 10 Book: “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation” by Bill Nye, 352 pages, located at 576.8 NYE.
The Japanese Garden was vandalized. There is a Japanese word, Kintsugi, which refers to finding beauty in repairing that which is broken. This campaign is an act of Kintsugi.
Please join us in this act of beauty.
FAMILY VACATION NIGHT SCHEDULE
THE CARBONDALE HISTORICAL QUILT
The Carbondale Historical Quilt hangs is on display on the north ramp at the library. Finished in 1983, this quilt took 27 people two years to complete. The quilt is made up of 24 squares that depict important historical people, places and events from Carbondale, Illinois. Read More…
Have a library card from another town?
We no longer have a 5 item limit.
Now you can check out as many items as Carbondale card holders:
5 DVDs, 5 VHS, 5 video games, no limit on books and magazines!
Tax Documents for Taxpayers with Disabilities
Did you know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities? Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page (www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibility) to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.
For Sale At The Library
Reusable Shopping Bags are $3 each. Choose from 3 different styles and colors. Logos created by patrons.
Available while supplies last.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LIBRARY!
Morningstar Mutual Funds Now Available Online
Morningstar Mutual Funds (paper version) is being discontinued at the library. You can now access the online version from home or at the library.
You will have access to their classic one-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools.
This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
Explore Your Family History at the Library
The Library’s Genealogy Resources: We have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and African American Heritage Quest available. This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students
We now have a List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students for your use. Please let us know if you see that any of the links do not work or if you know of any scholarships that we should add.
MUZZY ONLINE teaches English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. It’s the fun way to learn a foreign language.
MUZZY ONLINE, the award-winning BBC Language Course for Children is now available to CPL patrons through the library’s website using their 14-digit library card number. MUZZY ONLINE uses functional language, repetition and “spiraling”. Words and phrases are first introduced and then reintroduced many times in several new contexts. MUZZY ONLINE uses a natural immersion approach surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, modeled on the way we learn our first language. It’s perfect for beginning to intermediate language learners of all ages.
Accelerated Reading List at AR BookFinder
AR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools. Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value.
Support Carbondale Public Library with a Schnucks Customer Card!
Pick up your Schnucks Customer Card at Carbondale Public Library.
Present your card to the cashier every time you shop at Schnucks.
When you shop, a percentage of money will be donated to Carbondale Public Library. Read More…
Online Payments and Donations
You can now pay fines, pay for lost materials, or make monetary donations online. All you need is your library card and credit card. It’s easy! You can now use your credit card at the library. Read more…