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Originally purchased in 2004. Screen size is about 19". Comes in 2 parts: the top part is a Panasonic Color TV, the bottom part is the magnifier. Last checked it did work. Not used very much. If you need more pictures please ask. Only the magnifier is being sold, table not included.
Will take best offer.
You've heard of Common Core Standards (CCS) but don't really know what they're about.* But your nearest school library media specialist is thick into CSS support and chances are the kids in the school are already asking for your help.
Join us on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Glenwood-Lynnwood Public Library for a session with Chris Balsano and all will be explained. Chris just retired as school library media specialist at Downers Grove North High School, and has been an adjunct instructor at Dominican University's GSLIS for the past ten years.
Chris will provide a brief CCS overview and will lead a lively and interactive session focusing on web 2.0 tools that support CCS. Bring your own laptop or use one at the library. You will leave this session with:
- A clearer view of Common Core Standards
- Practical hands-on experience with the same (free) web 2.0 tools used in the school library media center
- Enhanced appreciation of the relationship between CCS implementation and your nonfiction collection
- A bibliography of go-to sources for more information on CCS
Register below for this half-day session; $80, 3 CPDUs available. The session will take place at the Glenwood-Lynnwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynnwood, IL 60411. A link to use to pay online will be sent following your registration; or, mail a check to GSLIS Events, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305.
*In 2010 Illinois joined more than 40 states in a collaborative effort to raise learning standards and improve college and career readiness for all students. Called the Common Core Standards, schools are using these to establish clear expectations for what students should learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level. The standards are high, clear, and uniform to ensure that students are prepared for success in college and the workforce. By emphasizing depth over breadth, the Common Core ensures that students have a comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Teachers and administrators across the state are fully implementing the new standards during the 2013-14 school year. Many schools have already begun to incorporate elements of the new learning standards into their curricula. The Common Core determines what educators should teach, not how they should teach. Teachers will continue to have the freedom to tailor lesson plans to the individual needs of their students. The Common Core's higher standards and emphasis on applying knowledge to real world situations will better prepare Illinois students for the challenges facing them after high school.
Bloomingdale Public Library is giving away a three tiered wood book display stand. Each piece can be moved separately. Must pick up.
Cabinet is 36" wide, 20" deep, 42" high. Geneva Public Library.
The Princeville Heritage Museum in conjunction with the Lillie M. Evans Library will be hosting the exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War from April 7, 2014 through May 9, 2014. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.
Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is a traveling exhibition for libraries and was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. A short video walkthrough (10:25 min.) with Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, is available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hNVUPM5SOg
Regular hours at the Princeville Heritage Museum during this exhibit will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-2pm; Tuesdays from 2pm-8pm; and Thursdays from 2pm-6pm. The exhibit is closed on Sundays. The Museum is located 325 N Ostrom Avenue in Princeville, IL—15 minutes north of Peoria. The 30,000 sq ft handicap-accessible facility features agriculture antiques, area artifacts, genealogy research, and more. The Akron Townhouse School, a one-room school, is located on the Museum grounds. For more information and for booking class visits, please call the Museum (309) 385-1916.
The opening reception for the Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War will be Saturday, April 5th from 2-4pm at the Princeville Heritage Museum. This is the first opportunity to preview this national traveling exhibit, and the public is invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served.
In addition to the regular exhibit hours & opening reception, there will be programs at the Museum on Tuesdays starting April 8th and continuing through April 29th. The first in this series is Illinois in the Civil War and it will be presented by Tom Emery on April 8th 6:30pm. On April 15th 6:30pm Brian Fox Ellis will present Black Jack Logan: Civil War General, Senator, King-Maker. On April 22nd 1pm, historical impersonator, Debra Ann Miller, takes us back to Mrs. Lincoln’s “blue room salon” in April 1865. A special tea with Mrs. Lincoln is included—please call the Museum @ 385-1916 for reservations! The last program will be on April 29th 6:30pm. Jeanne Schultz Angel will present the Anti-Slavery Movement in Black & White and explore the history behind the anti-slavery movement in Northern Illinois. Two of the programs, Black Jack Logan and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Black & White were provided through a grant from the IHC Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. Visit the LME Library website at lmelibrary.org for more information on these programs.
The Clarendon Hills Public Library recently designed a new library logo and new template for its quarterly newsletters. The new logo is featured in the attached newsletter.
The St. Charles Public Library will be closed March 24 - 28, 2014 for asbestos abatement.
During the course of our renovation project, the construction crew found asbestos in the vinyl composite tile (VCT) in our Reference/Info Commons area. In order to continue with renovations in this area, abatement is required. The Library has contracted with Universal Asbestos Removal for the abatement and Midwest Environmental Consulting Services for project management. To ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff, and out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be completely closed from March 24 – 28 during asbestos abatement.
Due dates for library material checked out from now until March 24 have an extended loan period and will not be due until the library reopens. Any fines accrued for items due during the week of March 24 will be waived.
Friday, April 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Come join us for a lively day of discussion and networking where no management issues will be off limits! Attendees will decide which topics will be used as the start of conversations to help each other through all kinds of management situations. Different activities throughout the program will keep the day moving and the conversation flowing. And remember: what's said at LACONI MMS, stays at LACONI MMS.
Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $35.00; Non-members $45.00.
To register, use the link at http://www.laconi.net to pay online or print a registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Keisha Hester at khester [at] calumetcitypl [dot] org.: Register
The Broadview Public Library District is the recipient of the Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award. The award includes $2,500 in audio music and video products from the sponsor for the circulating collection. The library will use the award toward “The 30 Days Project: Celebrating the Legacy of African American Music,” an inaugural program for the library during African American Music Appreciation month in June. Reference Assistant Tisha Smith wrote the grant application.
Free for pick-up, three sets of indexes: Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, 1905-2006; Chicago Tribune Newspaper Index, 1972-2011; Wall Street Journal Index, 1966-2008.