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Got an iPhone or iPad?

Did you recently run an update to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? This is most likely the major update to the operating system that runs your device, called iOS 8. If you're having a difficult time getting used to the changes with Apple's latest iOS update, the library can help. Sign-up for our Atomic Training database, which offers self-paced streaming videos to learn hundreds of different technologies, including iOS 8. Try a preview of Atomic Training's iOS 8 lesson for "Interactive Notifications."

Bittersweet Farewell to Library Employee

Do you know this face? You probably do if you've ever visited the 1st floor Adult Reference Desk. This is Glenn Kersten, a 13 year employee of our library, and 8/29 was his last day before retirement. Glenn has been an anchor of kindness, patience, & expertise in our Reference Dept., & he will be missed! If you have a fond memory of interacting with Glenn at the library, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT to this blog post.

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.

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