What's Up at the Library?
Take a virtual reality tour of several colleges and universities across the country. Explore dorms, quads and campus buildings without getting out of your seat. For high school students only.
Date and time: Wednesday, March 29, 2–3:30 p.m.
Date and time: Thursday, April 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 West Campbell St.
Registration required. Register here.
To help combat obstacles faced by older workers, Lauren Milligan will cover easy-to-implement resume and cover letter tips, interview strategies and modern job-search techniques. We will also talk about age discrimination and how it can be overcome.
Ready to take that first step into home buying? Sue Duchek of Picket Fence Realty will share search tips and best practices for working with a realtor, Larry Lettow from Pacor Mortgage will take you through the mortgage process. Home inspection will also be covered. Let our panel of experts help you become a prepared and confident homebuyer.
Date and time: Thursday, March 30, 7–9 p.m.
Did you ever see a balloon artist creating flowers, swords and animals and wish you could do that? Now is your chance. Balloon sculptor extraordinaire Ryan Freeman will educate and entertain you in this hands-on workshop for teens in grades 7–12 and adults.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Date and time: Sunday, March 26, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register and pick up a copy of the book and DVD at the Info Desk
Library users living in the northern part of Arlington Heights now have the added convenience of returning their library items at book drops located at Camelot and Frontier Parks. In partnership with the Arlington Heights Park District, this program will continue to provide library service in this area. It was initiated to take advantage of the high traffic at the parks during the summer swim season and to save busy families from having to make an extra trip to the library.
The Internet is full of viral misinformation. Fake news is a false news story designed to look like credible information and makes it difficult to decipher fact from fiction. Fake news typically spreads fast online. How can we wade through it? Always reflect on how you encountered the story. Was it promoted on a website? Did it show up in a social media feed? Was it sent to you by someone you know? Trace the story to its original source.
Here are some other helpful steps to analyze news sources and tools for fact checking.
Put it to the CRAAP Test:
Currency—Can you find a date of the article or photograph? When was it last updated?
Relevance—Who is the intended audience? How does the source meet your needs?
Accuracy—Is the information supported by evidence? Does it cite other sources?
Authority—Who is the author? What are their credentials?
Purpose—Does the site give facts or opinions? Does it have a clear bias?
Independent, self-sufficient entity wholly owned by its operators who investigate rumors.
Non-partisan, non-profit which acts as a consumer advocate for voters. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Independent fact checking website created by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. PolitiFact has won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
When Fake News Stories Make Real News Headlines
Looking for more information? Contact a Specialty Info Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our next program on Thursday, March 23.