The Library is a longtime subscriber the magazine streaming resource RBdigital. Just recently we’ve upped the game. From only 55 different magazine titles, we now have thousands. I was up to page 7 on the results list when I gave up counting. Some that I’ve been enjoying the past week include Archaeology, Cook’s Illustrated, Bon Appetit, GQ France, Architectural Digest India, and National Geographic Mexico. If you have a printer and crayons, you can print pages from the coloring books for adults! Yes, there is an app.
Our other magazine streaming site is PressReader. It has some of the same magazines but thousands of others as well as newspapers including Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune. It also has a great app.
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
All Over the Map
by Betsy Mason
Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today.
Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America
by Robert Bruegmann
An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago’s pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century.
Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
by Chris Naunton
Archeologist Chris Naunton sheds light on the lives of these ancient Egyptians and makes an exciting case for the potential discovery of these lost tombs.
Food Can Fix It
by Dr. Mehmet Oz
With clear information and a meal plan full of superfoods, Dr. Oz explains how to kick-start weight loss, improve your energy, decrease inflammation, and prevent or alleviate a host of other common conditions.
AARP Memory Activity Book
by Helen Lambert
More than 70 brain-stimulating activities for people with memory loss or dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
I Am a Filipino and This Is How We Cook
Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad
Written by trailblazing restaurateurs, I Am a Filipino is a cookbook of modern Filipino recipes that captures the unexpected and addictive flavors of this vibrant and diverse cuisine.
The Literature Book
A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading.
Writers: Their Lives and Works
by James Naughtie
From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, this DK book features more than 100 biographies of the world’s greatest writers.
by Jane Mount
In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.
100 Greatest Film Scores
by Matt Lawson
This book examines the greatest film scores produced over a span of more than 80 years.
Drive: The Definitive History of Driving
by Giles Chapman
Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road.
Will you be needing a new car in the near future? Have you wondered what the advantages are to leasing a new car? Consumer Reports just published an article comparing and contrasting both approaches as well as a specific example that compares the financing details between buying and leasing a 2017 Honda Accord. There are pros and cons for both approaches but Consumer Reports provides all the necessary information in order to make an informed decision. The Library has a subscription to the online Consumer Reports which is linked on the Web Resources page–you will need your library card number and pin to access remotely. Please contact the Research Services Desk (847 590 email@example.com) on the second floor of the Library if you have any questions.
Due to the budget crisis in Illinois, the Illinois EPA has suspended the mailing of emissions test notifications. If you have plates expiring at the end of March 2016 you’ll be the first group of drivers who do not receive a mailed notification for the emissions test.
The EPA encourages drivers to get their emissions test done several weeks before the plate sticker expiration date, particularly should you need to have repairs done if you don’t pass the initial test. You can have your emissions test done 4 months in advance of when your plates expire. If your emissions test is not completed and in the system it can cause problems when renewing your plates or drivers license.
Many of you may have heard, but please be aware that the Secretary of State is no longer mailing out vehicle registration renewal notices due to the state budgetary issues. The last group of paper notices was mailed out in early September for those who had stickers expiring in October. If your sticker expires in November or after that you won’t be getting your reminder in the mail.
There is an alternative though; you can sign up to get an e-mail notification when you need to renew your license plate stickers. You’ll need your registration ID and PIN. The link to the online notification sign-up is https://www.ilsos.gov/greenmail/