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Pearl Harbor:
A Day That Will Live In Infamy
Sunday, November 6, 2:00 pm
Historian Jim Gibbons will tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and its impact on the US during World War II. Registration requested - contact Adult Dept 708-562-3573.

Westchester Schools District 92 1/2 Superintendent Search Survey
The Westchester School District 92 1/2 Board of Education invites you to complete a survey to assist with our current Superintendent Search. This survey will be open through Oct. 23, 2016. To participate, please click here.
Encuesta para la Búsqueda de un Superintenente
El Consejo Educatiro de el Distrito de Westchester 92 1/2 ha lanzado búsqueda para un nuev osuperintendente escolary y quiere saber lo que usted piensa. Por favor comparta sus ideas llenando la siguienteencuesta del 23 de octubre, 2016. Para participar, por favor  clic aqui.

Remodeling Project continues
Work continues on remodeling restrooms and the staff workroom. The Library remains open, although as work progresses, patrons may be directed to use restrooms on another floor. Note: The remodeling of restrooms in the Adult Dept is funded, in part, by a Live & Learn Construction Grant awarded by the Illinois State Library ($35,510).

LInk to SWAN, the Library's online catalog

This is the address for finding materials in the Westchester Public Library and more than 75 public libraries in the west and southern suburbs. Bookmark it on your computer or mobile device for easy access. As always, we encourage you to bring your library card to check out materials.

Patrons with mobile devices may find this app easier for accessing our catalog.
Click here for instructions for both iOS and Android devices. App is available in your device's app store.

Canterbury Tales
The Library's oral history project to develop a collection of interviews with residents on living in Westhchester through the years.
Click here for information on how you can participate.

Veterans History Project
Library of Congress project to collect firsthand accounts of mlitary service. Click here to learn how to participate.

Museum Adventure Pass
Free passes to select museums and cultural institutions throughout metro Chicago. See website for a current list of participating institutions and conditions of each pass, which vary by institution.
Adult patron must present his / her valid Westchester Public Library card to obtain a pass. Only one pass is available to a family/household at a time.

Friends of the Library
For news and events, click here.




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eRead Illinois Axis 360 - The Library's newest ebook collection for downloading to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin.

MyMediaMall - eAudiobooks, eBooks and
eVideos to download to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin.

Mango Languages - Foreign language instruction online - including English !

TumbleBookLibrary online collection of animated, talking picture books.

Job hunters: Click the "Business" tab for links & handouts to help your job search.

WiFi Access configuration information for laptop users

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