Apr 14

Updated Apr 15

A Way To Celebrate National Library Week.

The Friends of Rogers Park Library celebrated National Library Week with giving away money! These funds will help purchase additional items, not in the city’s budget for our library. At our meeting on April 14, 2018, the last day of National Library Week, we approved sending a $1000 check to the Chicago Public Library Foundation. They will purchase many more books through their power of mass purchasing. They will buy additional children’s books just in time for the Summer Reading...

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The Friends of Rogers Park Library celebrated National Library Week with giving away money! These funds will help purchase additional items, not in the city’s budget for our library. At our meeting on April 14, 2018, the last day of National Library Week, we approved sending a $1000 check to the Chicago Public Library Foundation. They will purchase many more books through their power of mass purchasing. They will buy additional children’s books just in time for the Summer Reading Program for our library. We will spend another $1500 to get live music performances, decorations, and materials also for this year’s Summer Learning Program from our account. We are able to raise these funds through our book sales and from a few generous donors. We thank all who buy books at our sales, we thank all our donors and we thank all the volunteers who help with the book sale. They help make the Rogers Park Library one of the busiest branch libraries with the many people coming to use our neighborhood learning resource.

Our next book sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please come to our Spring Fling Book Sale, and buy an armload of books. Your purchases help us to help our library. We also need volunteers to help set up the sale on April 27 and help run and clean up after the sale on April 28. Sign up to volunteer at the Reference Desk. Just fill out a form, and give it to the reference librarian. If you can’t make it to the April 28th Book Sale, you can still donate to the Friends of the Rogers Park Library to help us strengthen our neighborhood learning center.

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  • Kang..is the Library in need of book donations for the sale? And if so what are the guidelines for what you accept?

  • Kang Chiu Rogers Park lifer

    The Rogers Park Library is currently running out of storage space for new book donations. However, after the April 28 Book Sale, we will accept gently used books. If you are donating books, please do not put them in the Book Return, where they will be mixed with returning library...

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    The Rogers Park Library is currently running out of storage space for new book donations. However, after the April 28 Book Sale, we will accept gently used books. If you are donating books, please do not put them in the Book Return, where they will be mixed with returning library books. It takes more time to sort through the returning and donated books. After April 28, gently used books can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk. Some of them may be immediately put into the library's collection. Also, check with our neighboring branch libraries like Edgewater and Bezazian who have Library Friends groups and are members of our Chicago Coalition of Library Friends. They have upcoming book sales. Thanks.

Apr 04

$7.00 Pet Microchipping at Pet Supplies Store for a Limited Time

National Pet ID Week is in April. To celebrate, Pet Supplies Plus is offering microchipping for just $7 at VIP Petcare operated clinics at Pet Supplies Plus locations. Now through June 4, 2018, you can receive a voucher in-store with any purchase. A voucher is required.
Microchips from VIP Petcare include lifetime registration - no need to worry about extra fees or updating your address if you move. Their microchips also meet ISO requirements which means the chips can be scanned with any microchip scanner, even internationally.

Feb 06

Updated Mar 16

Etiquette Question

So I’m in that group of 20 something’s where half the people I know are getting married and the other half are still at home with parents pursuing career. Last year two close friends got married, to different people, not each other. Both events were out of state and I’m part of the group that is saving money at home with mom and dad. Being that my financial situation is strained I couldn’t attend either event. This May another friend...

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So I’m in that group of 20 something’s where half the people I know are getting married and the other half are still at home with parents pursuing career. Last year two close friends got married, to different people, not each other. Both events were out of state and I’m part of the group that is saving money at home with mom and dad. Being that my financial situation is strained I couldn’t attend either event. This May another friend is getting married out of state. I’m planning on doing my absolute best to make it. One of the recently married friends will be attending the same event. Here is the predicament: what is the appropriate very belated wedding gift? Also, I know it would be poor taste to give the belated gift while attending the upcoming wedding. Would it be best to send something before or after the event in May? Needless to say I’m on a budget, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    Write a nice note that you wish them all the best on their recent nuptials and send it as soon as you can get to it. If you're going to get them a belated gift anyway, there's no point in strategizing when to send it and waiting until May could...

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    Write a nice note that you wish them all the best on their recent nuptials and send it as soon as you can get to it. If you're going to get them a belated gift anyway, there's no point in strategizing when to send it and waiting until May could have the potential of signaling to your recently married friends that you're only sending them a gift at or after the May wedding because you're feeling guilty, awkward or something else rather than a gift in celebration and congratulations.

    As for a suggestion now that you sound like you're a few months after-the-fact, send them a nicer picture frame for their wedding pictures that they should be getting back around this time. Home Goods, Nordstroms, Marshalls and a number of other places have lovely "wedding-y" frames at a good price. If they're really your friends, they'll appreciate the thought and a nice card and note over the perceived price tag.

    Best of luck.

  • The Hammer Telling it like it is!

    I learned from my great grandfather and grandfather and father, that it’s always best not to make friends.

Jan 05 2017

Updated Mar 12

Recycling Idiots

I am writing this concerning the blue bin cart program. I, personally, waited years for this program. And now that we finally have it some people, either from laziness or just not caring come and screw up the whole thing. How hard is it to follow the directions on the bin? Or the postcards they sent in the mail? Don't put plastic bags in. Don't put your recyclables in any bags, be it paper or plastic. Put things in loose. And here's a no-brainer: Don't put in your dog waste!. Maybe then we can get more recycled in the new year.

  • Just bring your recyclables, in a bag, to the bin and EMPTY the bag into the bin. Then, chuck your paper or plastic bag that was previously holding your recyclables into the nearby located trash cans!

  • A simple, effective, and elegant solution Val.

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