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Get the Facts on Ebola

There has been some good news about Ebola in the U.S. this week, but of course the outbreak is still ongoing in western Africa. As you know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are at the front lines in combating the spread of this virus in the U.S. and in Africa. Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health are researching how to prevent Ebola (and other infections) from spreading.

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.

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