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If you’re feeling inspired by the ideas in Life Reimagined, we welcome you to join in a community conversation. Discuss your own midlife experience and share ideas with others about how to get the most out of this exciting time. Reading the book ahead of time is not required, but is encouraged.
New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller will discuss his work writing novels and comic books in the Star Wars universe, which includes the first new canon novel, Star Wars: A New Dawn, and the Knights of the Old Republic comics series. A book signing will follow. Bring your copies of his work or purchase some at the event.
Date and time: Saturday, May 6, 3–5 p.m.
Financial educator Karen Chan shows how the right strategy can help you get the most from your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan. Rollovers, qualified charitable distributions, Roth conversions, and other tools can help you manage income taxes, streamline (or even avoid) distributions and simplify your life. Learn about required minimum distributions, when it makes sense to take money out before you reach age 70 1/2, how to choose the right beneficiary and what to do when you inherit an account.
Date and time: Thursday, April 27, 2–3:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. /Cardinal Room
Join us for movie night in the Hub! Hang out and watch a movie on our big screen. For teens grades 7-12.
Date and time: Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Students entering grades 7–12 are invited to volunteer at the library this summer. Sign up for one of 12 Summer Volunteer Squads offering experiences ranging from art to coding to helping with summer reading. Get full descriptions of squads and an application here. Applications received after April 30 will be placed on a waitlist in the order they were received.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become the ultimate networker? These folks have certain traits and characteristics which can be duplicated to increase your visibility and ultimate success in finding work. Career coach Bob Podgorski will teach the seven key factors of successful career networking and how to apply them.
Date and time: Wednesday, April 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
In addition to his library appearance, the Brooklyn-based author traveled to eleven area elementary schools where he held writing and drawing workshops over the course of four days, April 10-13. During this Friends of the Library-sponsored tour, more than 3,400 Arlington Heights students had the opportunity to meet the award-winning author including those in Districts 25, 21 and 59 and at two private schools.
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