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Celebrate Money Smart Week!

The Federal Reserve introduced Money Smart Week to help consumers improve their personal finances. We’re hosting two events: Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 to Get Money Smart. Brian Ahern from Financial Ratings Series will demonstrate how to find the safest bank or credit union, the best mutual funds and stocks, and evaluate insurance companies.

On Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00, discover Money Smart Apps. Save time and money with these free or low cost apps for your smartphone or tablet. Bring your device and follow along.

New Resources for Students

Another school year is just around the corner and the library has new resources to help students of all ages! Try MasterFILE Premier when looking for primary sources, newspaper and magazine articles, and images on a variety of subjects.

If you’re working on a science project, use Science Reference Center for encyclopedias, journals, images, videos, and much more. As always, contact a reference librarian for all of your research needs. We can be reached by email, text, phone at (630) 887-8760 ext. 241, or stop by the first floor Ask Us Desk.

New Computer Tutorials Now Available

Use Job & Career Accelerator to learn basic computer skills with tutorials ranging from an introduction to the computer to email etiquette and understanding social networking. Also improve your computer software skills on programs from Adobe Photoshop to Microsoft Excel (featuring four levels from beginning to expert).

We’ll introduce another new resource next week. Explore on your own by visiting our Research Databases page.

Check Your Bank or Insurance Co. with Financial Ratings Series

Want to check on your bank or credit union? Or perhaps you need to compare insurers – from life and annuity to property and casualty to health. Maybe you want another rating of stocks and mutual funds. Now you can do so online from home with Financial Ratings Series from Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

We’ve got more new databases to share — so check back next week for the latest resources from Indian Prairie Public Library.

Find more books to read with BookBrowse!

Try searching BookBrowse to discover what to read next. You can find reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and so much more.

You can also subscribe to receive free weekly email newsletters.

If you’re looking for another resource for new books, try NoveList. And if you want to see what books the staff at IPPL recommends, visit Find Your Next Great Book.

Next week, we’ll introduce another new electronic resource available through Indian Prairie. Until then, check out the complete list of Research Databases.