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Book News in Facebook!

Posted by eileen on May 20, 2010

Did you notice the new Book News tab on our Facebook page? Click it for recommended/new books (by genre), music, or movies, access to library newsletters, and much more. You can even join an online book club and receive pages of new books in your email!

Are you on Facebook and aren’t a fan of WPL???  Go to and click Like at the top of the page!

Staying Safe Online

Posted by eileen on November 17, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that Cyber Safety should ALWAYS be a priority!  According to Wikipedia, “phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”  You faithful Info@WPL readers probably remember my post earlier this year, Email Scams.  I posted an example of one the phishing scams I have received in my email.

If you are unsure of how to recognize a phishing scam, check out FAQ: Recognizing Phishing Scams from CNET News and Microsoft’s How to Recognize Phishing Emails or Links.  Another great source for online safety information is the National Cyber Security Alliance.  If you receive an email from someone claiming to be the IRS, check out How to Report and Identify Phishing, E-mail Scams and Bogus IRS Web Sites.

Scammers often target social networking sites, like Facebook.  To keep yourself safe on Facebook, become a fan of Facebook Security to receive security information in your News Feed.

June Classes Scheduled

Posted by eileen on May 14, 2009

The June Computer Classes are now listed on the library’s Event Calendar.

Introduction to eBay, Selling on eBay, and Introduction to Online Social Networking will be offered, as well as the usual classes.

WPL has a Facebook Page!

Posted by eileen on March 9, 2009

Become a fan of the Wheaton Public Library on Facebook!  I recently created a page for the library.  Find out about upcoming events, new library services, and much more right through your Facebook account.  To go to the official Wheaton Public Library page, go to  Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still see a lot of the stuff we’ve put up.  If you do have one, just click on Become a Fan at the top!  Don’t know much about Facebook?  Find articles about it in one of the library’s awesome databases: