What's Up at the Library?
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.
Jedi of all ages, fly over to the library for Star Wars-themed crafts, games, and fun. Wear your Star Wars costume and march in our costume parade! For families.
Date and time: Saturday, May 6, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Kids World and HUB
May the “Fourth” be with you! You may need the Force, as well, to conquer the dark side and win this trivia competition. Bring a team (groups of 2-5), or come alone and find a team at the event. Prizes include gift cards for our host cantina, Peggy Kinnane's. Light refreshments provided, with beverages and additional food available for purchase. Must be 21 and up to attend.
Can't join us for the evening program? Here is your chance to meet this bestselling author and award-winning journalist. Join us for an informal discussion with Barbara about the ideas explored
in her most recent book, Life, Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife. Bring your questions!
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.
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.
• Internal Revenue Service
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.
The library’s 3D printers are available for use by A.H. cardholders. For a small fee, library cardholders can submit their designs to be printed out using our MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printers. The size is limited to 100 x 100 x 125 mm (approximately 3.9 x 3.9 x 4.9 in.) with a variety of colors to choose from. The cost of the print will vary depending on the amount of plastic used. Each print will cost $1.00 for the first five grams of material used and $0.25 for each additional gram. Allow up to two weeks for printing. For more information visit ahml.info/3d.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. /Cardinal Room
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.