The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host NBA.com writer and former Chicago Bulls beat reporter Kent McDill at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 14 as he reads from his new book, 100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.
McDill will reveal special stories and experiences about some of the most important moments in Chicago Bulls history including: Michael Jordan’s entire career, the origin of the starting line-up introductions, the 1990s dynasty teams, the record breaking 72-win season, and the broadcasting career of Johnny “Red” Kerr. McDill will also share discuss Bulls favorites including: Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Bob Love, and Derrick Rose.
Kent McDill has worked as a reporter for over 30 years. In 1988, the Daily Herald hired McDill as their Bulls beat reporter. McDill traveled with the team from 1988 to 1999, and was the only beat writer to cover all six of the Bulls championship teams. In 2009, McDill began covering the Bulls for NBA.com
Copies of McDill’s book will be available for sale.
You can register for Kent McDill’s event by clicking here.
Acoustic musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, and wordsmiths are invited to check out open mic night tomorrow at the Glen Ellyn Public Library from 7pm to 9pm.
Open mic night is a great venue for performers looking to test new material and for art admirers to discover local creative artists.
Sign up starts at 6:30pm with the first performance beginning at 7pm. Each performer will be allotted a ten-minute slot.
Register to attend Open Mic Night by clicking here.
You can now register to vote at the Glen Ellyn Public Library any time before Tuesday, March 12 during all hours that the library is open. Anyone at the second floor information desk can assist you with checking your registration status, registering to vote, checking polling places and finding information about absentee and early voting. GEPL will accept ALL eligible voter registration applications through Tuesday, March 12. For valuable information about voter registration, absentee ballots and early voting, visit: www.gepl.org/voters
To register to vote you must be a current U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age on or before April 9, 2013. You must present two forms of identification with one showing your current address.
Information about the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election, including candidate listings, profiles and contact information, can be found by visiting www.gepl.org/voters/april-9-2013
. More information about candidates will be made available as the election approaches.
Are you brand-new to computers? Need to sign up for an email account? Maybe you received a tablet or ereader as a gift over the holiday season and aren’t sure where to start? The Glen Ellyn Public Library is now offering a great new service to our patrons: Computer One-on-Ones.
Our first one-on-ones will take place next Friday, March 8 between 10am and noon. Sign up for a 20-minute session by calling us at 630-469-0879.
Be sure to sign up for our two Introduction to Computers classes as well, Tuesday, 3/5 and Wednesday, 3/6 from 10am – 11:30am in the second floor computer lab.
The Youth Department’s Winter Storytime Session will end on Friday, March 8.
Registration is underway for the 5-week Spring Storytime Session beginning Monday, April 8. Patrons can register for Storytimes by visiting our online calendar.
The Youth Department will be offering several exciting programs between Storytime sessions including:
- Smart Starts: Playdough Power on March 11 from 2:30-4:30pm
- Storytime & Craft on March 12 and March 13 from 10:30-11:00am
- Family Gaming Day on March 27 from noon-4:00pm
For a complete list of all Youth Department events, please visit the library’s Spring Event Guide.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library now has a limited number of tax forms. All other forms can be printed from the IRS website. We would be happy to print forms for patrons at the 2nd floor information desk at 10 cents per page.
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Federal and state tax forms
Tax advice for seniors
Quick links to common forms
Free tax assistance at COD
- Call (800) TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order federal forms by phone
- Call (800) TAX-1040 (1-800-829-1040) for federal tax information
- Visit an IRS Taxpayer Assitance Center (TAC)
- Individuals making $50,000 or less can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for free tax preparation and, in many cases, free electronic filing. Phone: (800) 906-9887
- Individuals aged 60 and older can take advantage of free tax counseling and basic income tax preparation through Tax Counseling for the Elderly
- IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online fillale forms plus free electronic filing. For more information, visit IRS Free File on IRS.gov
- Call (800) 356-6302 to order state forms by phone
- Call (800) 732-8866 or (217) 782-3336 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for state tax information
Tax Advice for Seniors
Beginning February 4, 2013 the Glen Ellyn Park District is offering tax help for seniors by appointment. Call (630) 858-2463 for details.
To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call (888) 227-7669 or visit AARP’s website
Quick links to common forms:
COD accounting students will offer their services for free under instructor supervision through April. Sessions are from 9 to 11:30 on Saturdays, February 16 and 23, March 9, 16 and 23, and April 6 in the Berg Instruction Center (BIC), rooms 1640 and 1644. Make sure to bring all relevant tax information and last year’s return. For more information, call (630) 942-3400.
Bummed the Superbowl is over? Check out Super Tuesday at the Glen Ellyn Public Library! On Tuesday, February 12, the Glen Ellyn Public Library will feature six programs certain to delight patrons of all ages:
Glen Crest Fine Arts Night (5pm-9pm) Join the Glen Ellyn Public Library for a night of fine art from the young artists at Glen Crest Middle School.
Free One-on-One Career Counseling (9:30am-12pm) Register for a free 30-minute session with a JVS career counselor who will review your resume and discuss the current job market.
Facebook and QR Codes for Business (7pm-8:30pm) Learn how QR codes and Facebook can be useful and profitable tools for both you and your business. Brought to you by Weiskopf Consulting.
20s and 30s:
Getting Your Plate into Shape (7pm-9pm) Learn how to make healthy meals quickly and without wiping out your entire budget, including: The Naked Lunch Burrito, Chicken and Cashew Asian Lettuce Cups with Edamame, Brown Rice, and Carrot Salad.
Drop-in Storytimes (1pm-1:30pm and 7pm to 7:30pm) Children of all ages are welcome to drop in for these special Storytime sessions.
Presidents’ Day Book Party (5pm-6pm) All 4th and 5th graders are invited to a book party fit for a president! Enjoy fun crafts and learn exciting new facts about your favorite founding fathers.
The Right Bite (5-6:30pm) Learn how to make three delicious dishes during this cooking and tasting session.
Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholders have access to a special collection of assistive devices from the Bloomingdale Public Library including magnifiers and devices to aid everyday living. Checking assistive devices out from a library provides an excellent risk-free opportunity to try them before buying them.
Some of the assistive devices available for checkout include:
Arthwriter Hand Aid: A device for assisting those with arthritis or a hand disability to hold a pen or other utensils.
CRIS Radio: A special radio that receives news, entertainment, and sports for those with visual impairments.
Large-Numbered Calculators, Playing Cards, Timers, and Book Holders.
Magnifiers: Over 20 different styles, including Nitewriter: a pen with a built-in spotlight.
Talking Alarm Clock, Calculator, Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, and Telephone.
For more information please contact the 2nd floor information desk at (630) 469-0879.
The Digital Downloads page offers all Glen Ellyn Public Library card holders the ability to download thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and music directly onto their mobile devices, including: Kindle, Android, Nook, iPad, iPod, and iPhone.
Upon visiting the Digital Downloads page, users will find easy to use step-by-step instruction on how to download various media directly onto their device from the following databases:
Overdrive: Download and enjoy thousands of ebooks and audiobooks directly onto a mobile device.
Freegal Music: Download three songs a week to any MP3 player.
Learning Express Library: Find a wide variety of career and academic test preparation and skill-building titles designed for lifelong learning.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Access thousands of ebooks on virtually any subject.