Monday, October 29, 2012

Book Club just for Adults

November's Book Club will be Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 pm or Monday, November 12 at 1:00 pm.  Pick the best time to fit into your schedule and join us as we discusss "Banned Books".  Read a banned book and bring your comments.  Stop by the library today to get a list of Banned Books.

Adopt-A-Book for the Holidays

Don't know what to buy this holiday season for gifts?  Stop by Talcott library and "Adopt-A-Book" for that someone special!  You can select a book from our display that you would like to give as a gift.  Talcott will bookplate it in the gift recipient's name for you and you will receive an official certificate of adoption for your gift recipient.  Create a unique holiday tradition and share your love for reading by adopting a book at Talcott.  Program will start November 26 and run through December 22. 

Chocolate for the Talcott Soul

Do you LOVE chocolate!??  Join us for the annual: "Chocolate for the Talcott Soul" event on Sunday, December 2 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  This event is part of the Rockton Christmas Walk activities.  Be sure to include it on your holiday rounds!  We will enjoy chocolate treats, live music, and holiday shopping that supports your library.  Make this an annual tradition at your house.   For more information, visit the library.

Holiday Used Book Sale

"Talcott Friends of the Library" Holiday Used Book Sale
Shop and help support YOUR library!  Stop by, lots of great deals on used books, DVDs, and videos. 

Saturday, December 1
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday, December 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(during: Talcott's Chocolate for the Talcott Soul")

Monday, December 3
9:00 am-8:00 pm

Monday, October 8, 2012

NEW-Adobe Digital Editions 2.0

Adobe released Digital Editions 2.0

It’s a new version of the software patrons use to read eBooks on their computers and transfer eBooks to eReaders like the NOOK. ADE 2.0 comes with a bunch of improvements and changes you should know about. First, the “User Interface” has been completely redesigned to be screen-reader friendly.

That’s right, you read that correctly. ADE now works with screen readers for low-vision and visually impaired users. Specifically, NVDA, JAWS, and VoiceOver are compatible for menu navigation and reading books.

 You’ve probably also noticed that each eBook is now represented by a simple tile. There are no more hover-over context menus. Instead, ADE uses the standard right-click (or control-click for Mac) menu for individual eBook options.

Activating compatible eBook readers with ADE has become real easy. You just plug in the eBook reader you want to activate, then drag the book you want to read over to the device. That’s it. The Adobe ID is automatically registered, and the book is transferred all in one step.

ADE 2.0 does have one quirk that you should know about (remember, it’s brand-spanking-new). The banners across each eBook that show how many days are left on a loan aren’t always accurate. If you check out an eBook for three weeks, it might say that there are only two weeks left for you to read it. Don’t worry, the loans will still expire at the right time, and we’ve let Adobe know what’s going on.



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Free Online ACT tests

Did you know, you can get online help via Talcott's website for ACT, SAT, GED test and more?  Before your student takes the test this fall, they can go to the Talcott website and practice.  To find the ACT practice test, go to Talcott website:, click on: "Online Databases", click on "Gale Testing and Education Reference Center", search for the ACT practice test.  You will need your Talcott patron barcode as Patron ID. 

WIFI Hotspot!

Did you know Talcott is a free WIFI hotspot?  Stop in with your laptop and enjoy the quiet of the library to get that special project done or surf the net.  Or, you can use one of our public computers.

Teen Babysitting Workshop

Is your teen looking for a job opportunity?  Why not babysit?  Babysitting is an easy way to earn money, have fun with little ones, and keep busy.  This special babysitting workshop offered at Talcott will teach your teen how to get started as a sitter, how to care for different age groups, emergency procedures, first aid and much more!  Get your teens to sign up today at the library and start earning "$$$" soon!

Workshop will be offered on Saturday, November 3 and 10 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm each day.  It's for boys and girls, ages 11-15.  Class enrollment is limited, so sign up early.  $20 fee for course to be paid when registering.  Make your check out to Colleen Bowman.

Instructor:  Colleen Bowman.

Flu Shot Clinic at Talcott

Thursday, October 18
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Winnebago County Heath Dept. will host a flu clinic at Talcott.
Flu shots:  $25.00
Pneumonia Shots: $60.
Cover by Medicare B or Part B Supplement at no cost to you.

Book Club Just for Adults

Join us for the next book club:  Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 pm or Monday, October 8 at 1:00 pm.  This month, we will discuss mystery novels.

Halloween Parade

Join us for the traditional annual Halloween Parade starting at Talcott Library.  We will "trick or treat" down Main Street.  Little ones can show us your "spooky" costumes.   Will start at 10 am on October 31.  No story hour on Wednesday in the am or pm. 

Fall Familly Nights

Fall Family Nights return starting Tuesdays, October 16 to November 20 at 6:30-7:30 pm.
These fall's theme:  "Read Around the World".  Bring the family and join us for stories, activities and crafts.  Free.  No registration required.