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Need to learn how to use your new Nook or Sony Reader with the Library's ebooks, or just curious about all the hype? Learn the capabilities of the Nook and Sony Reader and how to use them with the Library's downloadable media from My Media Mall. The eBooks are compatible with most eReaders except the Kindle. Click here to learn more about which eReaders are compatible with My Media Mall.
Drop in Saturdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. / Welcome Desk

Looking for some really good books for your children? Check out the booklists on our Kids' website. We've put together 28 different booklists with books for all age groups. Categories include Award books, Read-Alouds, Gift Books, Adventure, Scary Stories and many more. You can even use the lists to get ideas for your holiday shopping.


We are raffling off the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins to one lucky winner. The final book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, is signed by the author. Enter online by commenting on the teen blog post about which of the three books was your favorite and why. All teens who have read the books may participate. Raffle winner will be announced on Thursday, December 30. For teens ages 12–18.


Did you know that you can get a free app for your iPhone that allows you to look up in information at your local library? Gale-Cengage, a leading information provider, offers the free AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone as well as Android users. The app locates libraries within a 10-mile radius of your current location and allows you to access current magazines, journals, encyclopedias, how-to guides, and more.You can then choose a library (including AHML) and access its online content from Gale-Cengage!
Click here to access the free AccessMyLibrary app.

If you need a fun indoor activity on a cold December day, bring the family to the Library for an all-ages storytime about winter. The first and second weeks will showcase different stories. For ages 0–6. Drop in
Dates and time: December 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, and 30, 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Programs for job seekers are sponsored by the Library and the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Hidden Interview Skills
Discover the hidden skills that will set you apart from the competition when interviewing for a job. Well-known image consultant and communications specialist Marianne Rowe will offer techniques on how to impress the interviewer from the start, how to conduct yourself professionally throughout the interview, and how to conclude the interview on a positive and powerful note.
Date and time: Tuesday, January 11, 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room    Register
Network Your Way to Your Next Job or Career
Networking can give you the advantage you need to be a successful job seeker. Career experts now estimate that 80% of jobs are found through networking. In this seminar presented by talent leader and career strategist Karen Evertsen, you will learn what it means to network, how to prepare for it, what are the most effective forms of it including a special emphasis on social media, as well as recruiting trends in networking and techniques for follow up.
Date and time: Tuesday, January 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room    Register

Be sure to sign up for the Winter Reading Program for kids. Pick up your reading log at the Kids’ World Desk and keep track of your reading time to earn a gift and a book of your choice. You can read or be read to. The program ends January 30. For ages infancy to 14.


If you have always used our print investment resources in our Business Center, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with their online equivalents. More and more publishers are migrating to an exclusively online format, and this trend will probably continue. While we currently subscribe to most of these sources in print, we are concerned that you will only be able to access these resources online in the near future. Come to this class, and learn how to use Morningstar online, which is available on the Library's website. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Date and time: Saturday, January 8, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

Do you enjoy playing board games? Come to the Library to play such games as Qwirkle, Settlers of Catan and more! For school-age children. Drop in
Date and time: Tuesday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Location: Lindsey Room

Looking for more income in your portfolio? You might be interested in these newsletters that are available in the Business Center Investment Corner.
Martin Weiss' Safe Money Report
A conservative approach to money management. Their mission is to keep your money safe while building wealth prudently.

Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor
Building your wealth with bonds, convertibles and preferreds.

Brinker Fixed Income Advisor
Four fixed-income model portfolios, specific recommendations on fixed-income, no-load mutual funds, fixed- income exchange traded funds and convertible bonds funds, and commentary on a variety of fixed-income related issues.

Morningstar Dividend Investor
Advising on current income and income growth stocks.
You can find many more investment resources on the investments page of our website.

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