What's Up at the Library?
Location: Hendrickson Room
At the Friends of the Library's Super Spring Used Book Sale, you will find super savings on thousands of books, music, movies and magazines. Check out the huge selection of cookbooks and books on sports and politics. Check out the list of silent auction items on our website.
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
Silent Auction 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 27
noon-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room
Are you interested in using the Studio, our digital media lab, but not sure where to start? Stop in to ask any questions you have about the equipment or learn the first steps about topics such as scanning photos, digitizing home movies, editing a video and recording music. For A.H. cardholders only.
Need a little help learning how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends? We have tech classes to help you learn everything you need to know about Facebook. We have tech classes for all the skills you need for business, school and home.
- All of the above sessions are in the Training Center and are limited to A.H. cardholders.
What's all the hoopla about hoopla? Hoopla is a new digital media service that allows A.H. cardholders to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks. It offers access to thousands of titles, available for instant streaming or temporary download to a smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. Highlights include:
- A.H. cardholders may borrow up to eight items per calendar month.
- Titles can be streamed or downloaded for a specific period of time and are automatically removed from your device when they expire.
- You can view/listen to items as many times as you'd like within the borrowing period.
- Borrowing limits are as follows:
Music Albums: 7 days
Audiobooks: 21 days
Digitize Your Home Movies
Learn to digitize your home movies and VHS tapes. You will be introduced to the Studio, our digital media lab, and learn the process of transferring VHS straight to DVD or to the computer for further editing.
Turn a hardcover book into a homemade case for your tablet or eReader. It also makes a great Mother’s or Father’s Day gift! Families welcome. Bring your device to ensure the right dimensions and if there is a particular book cover you’d like to use, feel free to bring your own.
The time has come to vote for your favorite musical entry submitted to our Teen Battle of the Recorded Bands contest! Each of the six entries (by four different bands) were either recorded or edited in the library's digital Studio. The entry with the most votes wins the opportunity to play a live set at the library. Listen now and vote through April 30. Good luck to all the talented teens who used the equipment in our Studio's production lab to record their music.
You're invited to stop by the Marketplace during April and view the inspiring artwork from Little City's Center for the Arts. For more than 20 years, Little City's Center for the Arts in Palatine has been dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic expression for individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center consists of a series of studios that focus on visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, the applied arts and time-based media.