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Results from the 2nd Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Challenge

Second Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition

We had a really successful and fun event this year, thanks to everyone who participated this summer! We hope you had fun exploring the other libraries in the area.

Unfortunately, no one's game card from Tinley Library was drawn as a prize winner this year. ☹ However, Tinley Library members made up a significant proportion of this year's participants! Here are some more statistics from the Geocaching Competition.

Stolen Passwords

Bad Passwords

Have you heard the news? Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 Billion passwords from various agencies, and you might be affected. An article from Forbes magazine shines some skeptical light on this news, but even if the situation is not as dire as reported, it's always a good idea to change your most important passwords on a regular basis, and to use strong passwords that cannot be easily guessed.

So, How Do You Like Your Books?


Do you like your books in print, as an e-book, or maybe as an audiobook? If you checkout any of these reading formats from the library, do you typically purchase books as well?
We're curious about the non-library ways you discover & access books. Please click on the title of this blog post & leave a comment.
Since there are very few bookstores left, such as Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble, is it word-of-mouth, or do you visit websites like Amazon, Goodreads, Audible, or Oyster?

Zombies and Witch Doctors and Superheros

Recognizing that it is somewhat unusual that a librarian would recommend that you actually purchase a book, but sometimes exceptions simply must be made. So, for the Walking Dead fan and/or fans of graphic novels in general, this week the Humble (eBook) Bundle is for you. For the price of your choosing, you could get the "Walking Dead" graphic novels by Robert Kirkman volumes 1 through 5!

Of course, don't forget our own collection of The Walking Dead, or graphic novels too.

Learn to Play Mahjong!

We're wondering if you are interested in playing or learning to play the game of Mahjong. Played with 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, Mahjong is similar to rummy with some level of skill required and a degree of chance.
Interested parties should contact Sue Bailey at 708-532-0160 ext. #5719.

TOO MANY TECH OPTIONS?

There are so many choices out there regarding consumer technology! Companies claim to offer the best deals and/or the latest & greatest gear all the time. With so many companies out there including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, & Microsoft, where to begin? You may be wondering, can I access all of my pictures, music, movies, & books on the same device? Which devices are compatible with the library's free ebooks? How do I keep track of all these passwords?? The following New York Times article may help guide you with some of these questions.

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