Family Vacation Night!
Robotic Legos, Lego games, Lego contests, Lego coloring, Lego prizes, Lego food (or, um…PIZZA)! Free for families with kids any age!
December 1st 5:30-7:00pm at the Carbondale Public Library
Family Vacation Nights are sponsored by the Positive Youth Development Coalition (PYD), a coalition of organizations serving area youth. For more information about Family Vacation Night or PYD call Diana Brawley Sussman at the Carbondale Public Library 457-0354 ext 13 or Ramona Girtman at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson & Perry Counties / Centerstone 618-457-6703 ext 216
Senior Coffee Club
December Topic: “History of Major Fires in Carbondale and Murphysboro”
Time: 9:30 am
Join us as we welcome Tom Wenzel, retired Carbondale firefighter and inspector . He will speak on the history of firefighting and the large fires that have shaped our local landscape. At the Carbondale Public Library.
Bookmark Library Newsletter
See what’s going on at the library! Read the November-December Bookmark Library Newsletter!
Teen Calendar for November
- 11/4-Teen Tuesday (3:30-5pm) Maleficent
- 11/11-Library Closed (Veterans Day)
- 11/18-Teen Tuesday (4-5pm) Shrinky Dinks Crafts
- 11/24 Teen Advisory Board Meeting (4:30-5:30pm) See More Program Information…
Computer Help Schedule for November & December
- OPEN HELP: Get help with any technology issue. Learn to use your computer, cell phone or tablet. See how to use your email or Facebook. Get help with downloading ebooks and audiobooks. Practice on our computers or bring your own. Anyone is welcome. Thursdays 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 anytime from 9:00-2:00 pm
- DOWNLOADING EBOOKS: Learn to download from our two services, eRead Illinois 3M Cloud Library and Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go. Tuesday 12/2 1:00-2:00 pm, Monday 12/15 9:30-10:30 am, Monday 12/29 3:30-4:30 pm
- TRANSFERRING PICTURES: Learn to move you pictures from your phone, camera or tablet to your computer. Remember to bring your device and cords. Monday 11/24 1:00-2:00 pm
- YOUR FACEBOOK: Let’s work on your Facebook profile. Get help with your account. We can take your picture for a new profile picture. We can update your content and see what your privacy settings are. Come with your username and password and be prepared to work on your Facebook page. Tuesday 12/9 1:00-2:00 pm
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!
Wednesday Noon Book Club
If you are interested in joining the book club, it meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon. Anyone is welcome! You can view the reading list for January 2014 – December 2014. View Reading List…
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.
Kindles Available For Check Out
Did you know the library now has Kindle Touch ebook readers available at the library? All you need is a library card. Each are ready to go with 6 best sellers already on them. You can also create an account and load your own ebooks to the device from Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go.
Need help? There are online tutorials and instructions available. Come to any of the library’s Open Help Workshops. We can walk you through it. Give it a try it!
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.
- Click here if you are using a library computer.
- Click here to access from anywhere using your library card.
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.
Download eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos and Music from Southern Illinois Libraries on the GO!
You can now download eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music. All you need is your library card and pin number. You can check out up to 5 at a time on your computer, electronic book reading device, or smart phone. To check out items, go to Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go.
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…