Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Financial Programs to Help You and Your Heirs

We've got two upcoming financial programs that will offer invaluable tips on money management. The first program will address the question of whether you should convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2010. A lot may be at stake in this issue: the decision can save you a great deal in taxes or cost you more tax than you would otherwise pay. Josh Markowitz of The Next Level Planning Group will discuss all the pros and cons, including some “outside of the box”strategies on both sides of the “To Convert or Not to Convert?” question.

The second program will present an overview of the basic components of an estate plan - wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills - and will show how they interact to achieve your goals during life and at death. Mary Cascino, a partner in Cascino & Associates, P.C. in Glencoe and senior counsel to Handler Thayer LLP in Chicago, will lead this program.

Dates and times for these programs:
Roth IRA Conversions:Golden Opportunity or Dangerous Tax Trap?
Thursday, September 30, 7:30 pm

Estate Planning for Everyone
Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 pm

Monday, September 20, 2010

Banned Book Week and Special Performance

The annual Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, takes place from September 25 - October 3, but this year we're doing something different!  On Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 we'll be hosting a live reading of excerpts from the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009 by City Lit Theater Company.  City Lit, a Chicago theater specializing in staged adaptations of literary material, will perform Books on the Chopping Block at special events and libraries all week long.  Glencoe will host the only suburban performance so be sure to not miss it.  It runs 50 minutes and will be followed by a brief discussion.

For more information on Banned Book Week please visit the website of the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fines for Food Begins Soon

Looking for a chance to clear any overdue fines on your library account and do some good in your community at the same time? From Monday, September 20 through Sunday, October 3, all overdue fines collected will be donated to the New Trier Township Pantry.  You can clear your library account and help those who need assistance! “Fines For Food” does not apply to payments made for lost items.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Download MP3 Music With Freegal

Looking for a way to get free MP3 music that you can play on any iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player?  Now you can download music from your library!  Freegal Music is a new service that offers over 400,000 songs from over 50 Sony-affiliated labels including Columbia, RCA, Sony Classical and Arista.  All downloads are in the MP3 format, giving you the most flexibility to use them as you wish, on Mac or PC.  Simply select Books, Movies and Music on the column on the left side of our homepage and choose Download Music (or click here).  You'll need your library card number and you're limited to 3 downloads per week, but everything that you download is yours to keep!  Thanks to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library we are one of the first libraries in the country to offer this service!

For information on Freegal Music and other great online music services, be sure to attend our September 21st Technology Tuesday class.  Our Technology Tuesday classes meet at 1:00 in the afternoon.