Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tax Scams

Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat.  They remain on

the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help at the Library

http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

Online enrollment at GetCoveredIllinois.gov  runs from November 15, 2014  through February 15, 2015  for 2015 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 
Call ACA health insurance  Navigator Elizabeth Fahey at 847-644-5344, to book a 90-minute appointment at the Glenview Library on one of the following Saturdays: December 6 or 20; Janurary 10 or24 or February 10.
 Here's a list of what you need to bring with you.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Glenview Senior Housing Assistance Program 2015


The Village's Senior Housing Assistance Program is designed to assist older Glenview residents with their property taxes or rent. Applications for the 2015 program are now available. The Village has approved up to $1,850 per year toward rent or property taxes for qualifying Glenview seniors.

Click here to download the application and instructions.
 
Completed applications and documentation will be accepted at Glenview Village Hall Senior Services, 1225 Waukegan Road (lower level), from February 2 through 6 -- one week only -- after which home visits will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of March. Call (847) 904-4366 with questions.

Are You a Lazy Searcher?

When you search the internet, do you enjoy getting dozens of bad results and filtering through crazy web sites before finding the credible research you need?  Do you want internet research to be as easy as possible? Do you always go to Google first?  Do you want to search where you will only find articles written by credible authors from reliable sources? If so, you should go to the Glenview Public Library's electronic resources web page and use the library's web page. Library online research will save you time and give you better results with less effort.  It's easy and all you need is a library card.

Your library is more than books on the shelf. Today the public library web site provides access to eBooks, eJournals, newspapers, magazines and article indexes from any online device 24/7.  We can offer you access to thousands of online publications free for the asking, clickable, keyword searchable, and in full text. Download an article, print it or email it to yourself.  Log in with your library card bar code number to search Academic Search Premier, Gale Virtual Reference Center or one of dozens of online research databases we offer to library members.

If you like working harder at research keep using Google as your online search engine. If you are lazy and want to be more efficient with search results that are factual, reliable and up to date, use your library's research web pages.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Illinois Laws Take Effect January 1


Dozens of new or revised laws take effect in Illinois on January 1, 2015.  The new laws address cyberbullying, police ticket quotas, e-cigarettes and other issues.  This slideshow outlines the top new Illinois laws.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Are you a science geek?

Do you find the science and technology report the most interesting part of the news?  If so, the Glenview Public Library has free factual online resources for you.  Today's Science provides online articles on current science topics without the junk.  Find articles about:

A Dino for the Record Books

Stretching nearly as long as a Boeing 737 airliner, a newly discovered supermassive dinosaur that lived 77 million years ago may have been the largest land...


When Being Fat Is Beneficial

While many humans work hard to keep weight off of their bodies, most marine mammals try their hardest to keep the fat on. The thick layers of blubber provide...

Plants Get a Boost from Souped-up Photosynthesis

Hunger affects over one billion people worldwide, and, if current trends continue, that number is expected to rise. Several options are available to combat...

These are just three examples of the type of science articles you will find in  Today's Science .  The next time you need to research a topic, don't rely only on Google for your research.  Use the quality electronic resources that your Glenview Public Library card number allows you to access for better search results.  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Required Distributions from Your IRA


The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers born before July 1, 1944, that they generally must receive payments from their individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Dec. 31.

Known as required minimum distributions (RMDs), these payments normally must be made by the end of 2014. But a special rule allows first-year recipients of these payments, those who reached age 70½ during 2014, to wait until as late as April 1, 2015 to receive their first RMDs. This means that those born after June 30, 1943 and before July 1, 1944 are eligible for this special rule. Though payments made to these taxpayers in early 2015 can be counted toward their 2014 RMD, they are still taxable in 2015.    

The required distribution rules apply to owners of traditional IRAs but not Roth IRAs while the original owner is alive. They also apply to participants in various workplace retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New in Nonfiction

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant. Call Number 808.83873 MON

Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini. Call Number 940.547252 ZAM

Hero of the motion picture and bestselling book Unbroken, Zamperini shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from his most inspiring life. In his own words, he reveals the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey.
Word for Word: A Translator's Memoir of Literature, Politics, and Survival in Soviet Russia by Lilianna Lungina. Call Number B Lungina, L. LUN

A bestselling sensation in Russia, Word for Word is the story of a nation's literary conscience--the history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of a single person.
Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top by Bo Burlingham. Call Number 658.407132 BUR

Burlingham interviewed dozens of owners who have sold or bequeathed their companies. Through their stories, he offers an inspirational and enlightening guide through one of the most stressful processes every business owner must face.