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Homework help at the Library

Stumped by your math homework? Prepping for the ACTs? Looking for feedback on your essay? Don’t worry, we have a tool for that!

Brainfuse HelpNow is a comprehensive suite of online learning assistance tools. The best part? You can use it for free with your Schaumburg Library card.

“HelpNow is a real life-saver for so many teens,” says Teen Librarian Dan Schnepf. “We often recommend the live tutoring for students who need a little extra help with homework.”

Like This? Try That

If you liked The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

As a child, Walls’ mother left her family to pursue the life of a free spirit. When Walls’ father was sober, he was brilliant and charismatic, teaching his children and encouraging their imagination. But drunk, he was destructive. Pulling together, the children learned to care for themselves – feeding, clothing and protecting one another. Even as the children prospered, their parents chose homelessness over family. This is a memoir of resilience and redemption.

Digitizing the Past

Linda Swan’s home movie from a 1972 trip to Norway has been brought into the Digital Age.

Shot on Super 8 film, Linda no longer has to worry about deterioration over time – or her projector breaking – because she’s converting her movies at the Library.

“We have movies from when I was a kid, movies from the ‘50s through the ‘90s,” Linda said. “What I’m finding is that even though they’re old, they transfer beautifully.”

Library Art: Martyl Langsdorf

The Central Library's Second Floor is home to six art pieces from a local artist tied to a lot of local history. Martyl Langsdorf was an acclaimed landscape artist whose work appeared in many exhibits, galleries and museums – although her most famous design was the Doomsday Clock illustration for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Locally, she was also known as the owner and caretaker of the Schweikher House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.