Let’s Talk: ESL Conversation Group

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays
September 7 to February 22
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice speaking English? If so, come to this ESL conversation group. It will be a get together of people who want to practice their English. No experience necessary, just a desire to speak English. Please contact the Adult Services Desk for more information.

September 7 | September 21 | October 5 | October 19 | November 2 | November 16 | November 30 |
December 14 | December 28 | January 11 | January 25 | February 8 | February 22

Free Music

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library!

All you need is your library card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).

Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

There is no software to download, and the songs you download are yours to keep!

Click below to begin!

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Computer Services

 

Wi-Fi
The entire Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. All are welcome to bring their laptops into the Library, find a comfortable spot, and use the internet at no charge and with no restrictions.

Public Access Computers
The Library provides public access computers for all. Each computer has full and unrestricted internet access (see our internet agreement form) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. There is no charge to use a public access computer, but we ask that you sign in with the computer monitor on-duty. (NOTE: Patrons under the age of 18 must present their school ID.) All computers print to a color and black and white printer; prints cost $.25 for color and $.10 for black and white. A computer monitor is on duty at all times to help with problems and to explain procedures.

Remote Printing
One of the newer services of the Library is remote printing. It is now a simple matter to send a document from any computer anywhere in the world to print on the Library’s public access printer. This service is particularly popular with people who have printers at home but suddenly find their printer jammed or not working properly. Remote printing is also a viable alternative for sending documents from remote locations without the intervention of a fax machine. To print remotely, simply go to the Library’s website and click on the Print to the Library link under “Quick Links”. Follow the directions, and in minutes your document will be available for printing at the Library. It will not actually print until you arrive at the Library and enter the password you created, so there is never any danger of confidentiality being compromised.

Simple Scan Station
Do you have photos or documents that need to be saved digitally? The Library has a Simple Scan Station available in the computer lab.  This station allows users to scan photos and documents as a PDF or word document to their emails, to a flash drive, or directly to a color or black/white printer. Scanning is free; printing costs will only apply if you send the documents to our printers.

Technology Classes

We are continuing our popular technology classes! Reservations plus a five dollar ($5.00) refundable deposit is required. Must register in person at the reference desk. Call the library at (630) 766-4642 with any questions.

Click here for a printable version of our computer class schedule!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs & Events


The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!

Take a look at what we are currently offering:

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Special Events

Adult Programs

Adult Craft and DIY Programs

Film Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month

Adult Book Discussion Groups

Career Resources


Are you looking for a job? Check out the websites below for job listings, resume/cover letter help, and more!

 

College Grad Job Hunter – Covers all steps for the new graduate. From starting a job search to navigating an interview.

Glassdoor – A free resource that helps job seekers get an inside look at over 26,000 companies by including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

Illinois WorkNet  Find a job or change jobs, plan for your career and job search, improve your education, connect to work support services, or contact career advisors for assistance.

IMDiversity Career Center – Dedicated to providing career and self development information to all minorities.

Job Hunt – Large listing of sites to go to for job hunting.

Job News Chicago – Find local job postings as well as job fairs in the area.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Research a career before you decide on it. Search by keyword or visit the index.

Opportunity Knocks – Job search in the non-profit sector.

workNet DuPage – DuPage County’s premiere location for training, developing, and connecting the local workforce. The Center houses representation from several partner agencies who share the common goal of providing job seekers with the tools necessary for successful employment, as well as assisting employers in strengthening their workforce.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

USA Jobs – The Federal government’s official job list.

 

Business Resources

 

Bloomberg  News, stock information, and more.

Business.gov – A collaborative effort managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides assistance for small businesses.

CEO Express  Indexes a variety of sources geared towards those interested in business.

CNN/Money – Financial news from CNN and Money magazine.

Dow Jones Indexes – Among this sites more than 3,000 indexes are the world’s best known stock indicator, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the leading Pan-European indexes.

Europages, the European Business Directory – Half a million companies in thirty different countries; searchable by company name or by product or service.

MoneyChimp  Find explanations on topics such as how to read an annual report as well as financial calculators.

ThomasNet – Large directory of manufacturers in the U.S.  Registration is requested, but membership is free.

United States Chamber of Commerce – For people that own their own business. News information, contact information, etc.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Access all filings required by law for public companies including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, IPOs and more.

United States Small Business Administration (SBA) – For those trying to start their own small business.