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Tax Forms & Resources
Tax day is April 15, 2014. Please visit our new tax webpage which shows what tax forms we have available at the library, whether they are on order, or if we are out. Links to popular tax forms available online as a PDF download are provided.  We also have a list of helpful tax-related phone numbers.
AARP Tax Assistance
Any taxpayer with low to medium income with special attention to those over 60 can get free tax preparation at the library from AARP tax aides. Register at 847-392-0100 or online for appointments on Monday mornings, February 10–April 14, in the library's Hendrickson Room.  Please bring last year's tax return to your appointment.  

Looking for your copy of our latest newsletter?  Residents should receive the library's March-April issue of the newsletter in the mail within the next day or two, but it can also be viewed on our website.

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Leave the winter blahs behind by learning something new.  Want to start your own business? Need to learn how to use Quickbooks for your job? Or maybe you just want to learn how to play the guitar. Our Learn4Life online classes can help you do all of this and more for free.These six-week classes are instructor-led with assignments, tests and discussions for subjects ranging from certificate health programs to college prep to tech topics. A.H. cardholders can take up to five classes per year.  Learn more 



The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is featured in the December 12 Chicago Tribune article, "Beyond the stacks: Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century." The article highlights many of the ways our library has redesigned its spaces and services for the way our customers are using the library. In its mention of AHML offering over 50 tech classes each month, Executive Director Jason Kuhl says, "It's more about learning the tool than just providing the tool." It reflects the commitment we've made to continue to respond to the changing needs of our residents in the most relevant ways. Read the entire article.

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Join us on December 5 to talk about Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63. It is a meditation on memory, love, loss, free will and necessity. Copies of the book are available at the Info Services Desk.
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, there is a lot of interest in learning more about the 35th President of the United States. Here are some helpful information sources:
  • Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.

Are you considering purchasing an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Stop by our Tech Bar and try out a variety of devices.  AH cardholders can check out a Nook HD tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader for two weeks.  Once checked out, our Tech Help Desk can assist you in loading the titles of your choice from our 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive eBook collections.  

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Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
Date: Saturday, November 9
Traditional Indian Dancing
The internationally-renowned Natya Dance Company will entertain us with a performance and then teach us some dance moves
Time and Location: 1:30–2:30 p.m./ Marketplace
Laughter Yoga
Learn about the laughing clubs of India and participate in simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing. Traditional Indian sweets will be served.
Time and Location: 3–4 p.m./ Hendrickson Room

Adults, dance, Eat, Laugh
For the sixth consecutive year, AHML has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive and a recognition achieved by only 1% of the nation's libraries. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.

This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers.  Thank you for making us a 5-star library once again.  See Library Journal's 2013 Index of Star Libraries.


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Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library is pleased to now offer A.H. cardholders access to Pronunciator, a new tool for learning languages. With 80 foreign languages to choose from, Pronunciator offers users a full range of services, including interactive language lessons, virtual conversations, quizzes, downloadable MP3s and an available app. It also offers a large ESL curriculum in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.  Learn more



Learn tips on how to strategically use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website through branding and social media marketing.
Date and Time: Monday, April  14, 7-8 p.m. or Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

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