Flatts and Sharpe at 6139 N. Northwest Hwy.  Chicago, IL  60631.  About 2.5 miles southeast on Northwest Highway, just past Harlem.  Not as far as the Roden branch Chicago Public Library.


From the pictures, it looks like they have a whole bunch of sheet music, in case a patron is looking to buy some, or you can’t find it on Worldcat.

CS keeps a list of the students who go thru the YA Babysitting classes who have given us permission to give out their names and contact info. As far as tutors, they have a community info binder with lists of local tutors or tutoring places. None of them are CS recommendations but strictly a convenience for patrons. So if anyone asks, you can direct them to CS.

There might be more free email websites where you don’t need a cell phone number or alternative email address, but the one I found that looked somewhat legitimate is called simply http://www.mail.com.  Here is a link to the email registration page:  https://service.mail.com/registration.html?edition=us&lang=en&device=desktop#.7518-header-getaccount1-1



I just called Public Works and found out there is a drop off box on the first floor of City Hall in Administration and one right inside the front door at the Public Works Service Center at 400 Busse. (bc)

Our bi-annual electronics recycling day is coming up fast. Bring your unwanted electronics to the Park Ridge Public Works Service Center (400 Busse Highway) on Saturday, October 18 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Get rid of your obsolete and unwanted electronics in an Earth friendly way. We will also be accepting textile waste and gently used sports equipment. There is a $5 charge per car, but you will also receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more at select Park Ridge Chamber member businesses. http://parkridgechamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/electronic-recycling-event-4470

I had a patron having issues with Ancestry’s new feature “My Discoveries Page” and had to figure out how to work around it. The discoveries page is a new feature that allows patrons in the library to email themselves a link to a Discoveries Page where all the documents they find and want to view later will be stored. This page can be viewed remotely!

The problem arose when a patron clicked on the link in their email and rather than taking them to their research, it took them to a page asking them to log in or start a trial with Ancestry.com. Clearly this was an error since the whole point of the discoveries page is to be able to access research from home without being a personal subscriber to ancestry.com.

The fix: I found that it was only one faulty link. The solution is to go into Ancestry Library and send another document to the patron’s discoveries page by entering in their email on any document. This will generate a new email and link to their discoveries page (hopefully a now working link).

I hope this error won’t crop up too much, but I want everyone to be aware it could happen and how to work around it. If you have questions, ask me!


The Admin office provided us with a contact sheet for patrons who want to register complaints about O’Hare airport noise. The flyer is on our Reference clipboard behind the ref desk. The Phone number for reporting noise 1-800-435-9569.

General city finance dept site-

reports on site-

2011-12 personnel budget info from city site, only job categories not names

There is a new Immediate Care site in Park Ridge.  Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge is open at 1030 W. Higgins Road.  See more information at loyolamedicine.org/parkridge.  There is also immediate care available at Presence Center for Health, at 205 S. Northwest Highway.  More information for them is available here.

From Ela Area Library’s website: Ela Area Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility, accepting DS-11 applications for passports at the Information Desk on the first floor. We accept applications every day up to one hour before the library closes. You do not need an appointment. We take applications on a first come, first served basis and implement a wait list when necessary. Wait times on weekends are currently averaging half an hour or longer.
Please also feel free to call the Ela Library Information Desk at (847) 438-3433. We are happy to review passport application requirements with you.


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