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Congratulations to Kerry W. Pearson and Carole Medal who have been elected to the Board of Library Trustees.
The Cook County Clerk's office released vote totals on Wednesday, April 15. They reported that Pearson, a board member since 2003, and Medal, one of three write-in candidates, received the most votes from the April 7 election. A recap of the library board election is reported in the Daily Herald.

Kerry and Carole will be sworn in to office at the May 19 Board of Library Trustees meeting to serve a six-year term.

Celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday with the Hersey Jazz Ensemble. This award-winning ensemble will play some of Holiday’s biggest and best-loved hits.
Date and time: Sunday, April 19, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Is your smartphone cluttered with pictures? Do you want to easily move pictures from your tablet to your computer? We'll show you how to use the Dropbox app to back up your pictures to the cloud and clear some space on your Android, Apple, or Windows device. Bring your device if you have one.
Date and time: Wednesday, April 22, 9:30–11 a.m.
Location: Training Center

Learn about the creator of our current LEGO® exhibit, Adam Reed Tucker, in this Daily Herald video and article and this Chicago Tribune article.
Stop by the library during through April 30 to see an exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO® bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.

Date: March 1-April 30
Location: First Floor
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A boy whose parents have just divorced is not sure how to cope with the massive changes in his life and finds an unlikely ally in his neighbor, St. Vincent. Rated PG 13, 102 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Date and time: Friday, April 17, 7–9 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room

This is a new opportunity to use our Business Center as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
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Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m.–noon

Adults, business

Community members are invited to attend a State of the Village program hosted by the library. Representatives of governmental entities serving the residents of Arlington Heights, including the village, library, park district, school districts 21, 23, 25, 59 and 214 will give a brief presentation on highlights of the past year and future plans. This event is an informational community update; no official business will be conducted by these governmental boards. It will be broadcast on cable TV at a later date. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Deb Whisler, the library’s Director of Communications and Marketing, at 847-506-2613.
Date and time: Wednesday, April 29, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Prior to the meeting, from 6–7:15 p.m., drop by the Tech Tools Demo in the Marketplace. Try the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, see a 3D printer demonstration and play with gadgets at the Tech Bar.

Thanks to generosity of the Friends of the Library, programs in the Hendrickson Room are now much clearer for those with hearing aids and cochlear implants. A new audio loop system has been installed that sends electromagnetic signals to a tiny receiver already in most hearing aids and cochlear implants. It allows people who use them to hear sounds directly from the AV system. This reduces or cuts out background noise making it much easier to hear. To use the system, attendees need only set their hearing aids to the T (telecoil) setting.
In addition to the audio loop system, the library offers a number of other assistive devices.

Tax Forms
Tax day is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The library distributes tax forms provided by the IRS and the State of Illinois. This year both the state and the IRS have limited the number of forms they sent us. We currently have the federal 1040 form available.
Here are ways to obtain forms that the library does not have:

1. Find the form on our Tax Forms page  and download it from the IRS website.
2. Make copies of forms, schedules and instructions located in a large binder at the Info Desk.
3. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 if you would like to order forms, instructions or publications by mail.
4. Order forms online here to be delivered by mail.
Free Tax Assistance
Free tax preparation help from AARP tax aides is available in the library to individuals with low to medium income (with special attention to those over 60.)  Appointment times are Monday mornings through April 13.  Register online or call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It features more than 500 free events throughout Chicagoland and is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The library will host the following programs:
Finding Financial Advice That's Right for You
Date and time: Monday, April 20, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Senior Center, 1801 West Central Road
There are so many choices: broker, investment adviser or financial planner? Financial educator Karen Chan helps you navigate the often confusing maze of choices for financial advisors. While there’s no fool-proof way to select one, asking the right questions (and understanding the answers) can increase the chances of finding the best match for you.
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Financial Planning for the Business Owner
Date and time: Tuesday, April 21, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center 
Growth can be tricky business for the entrepreneur. Get pointers from a local business banker on when to consider business financing, how to plan when deciding to get a loan and other financial considerations as your business grows.

When I'll Be 60: Protect Your Retirement
Date and time: Wednesday, April 22, 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center
Do you have questions about what to do as you approach retirement? This program will help you address issues like inflation, stages of retirement, when to collect Social Security, Roth IRA conversions, taxes and protecting your investments.

Wills and Trusts
Date and time: Wednesday, April 22, 7–8:30 p.m. 
Location: Business Center 
Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will review wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Whether planning ahead or updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances, Jacob can answer your questions.

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