What's Up at the Library?
Drop by for a 20-minute storytime at two local parks and browse in the bookmobile afterwards. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. The bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.-noon; storytime is at 11:15 a.m. Pioneer Park At the corner of Fairview and Fernandez. Tuesdays, June 15, 22 & 29, July 6, 13 & 20 Frontier Park In the northwest corner of the parking lot. Wednesdays, June 16, 23 & 30, July 7, 14 & 21
Need help updating your resume? Make a one-hour appointment to have it reviewed. Job counselors and human resources professionals will be available to help. You may email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2–3 days before your appointment. Appointments are available, for Arlington Heights residents, only on June 17, 22, 25, 29 and 30. Sign up online or by calling the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Fridays, July 9–August 27, 1–3 p.m. Location: Senior Center Register for this series of eight discussions that adheres to the national program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Each facilitated discussion will be based on topics selected by an FPA panel. Participants will use a Great Decisions briefings book with in-depth articles on each topic to prepare for discussion. Register online or by calling 847-392-0100. There is an $18 fee for materials.
Date and time: Friday, August 20, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room We're gearing up for our 4th Annual Teen Film Fest! Make your own movie. It can be anything - a ridiculous comedy, a film about your life, a horror short film ... anything! Be creative and have a blast. Borrow your Mom and Dad's video recorder or iPhone and get filming. The top three winning films will be awarded cash prizes, including $100 to the best film. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event, which always makes for a fantastic, insightful experience. Films must be submitted by August 6. Rules and guidelines will be posted on the TeenSpace.
Test your knowledge by participating in our new trivia contest on Facebook. Beginning June 21, we will post a trivia question each Monday for the next eight weeks. The first person each week to answer correctly will get a $10 gift card. Winners can choose from an assortment of gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Subway, Panera, Best Buy and more. If you are not already a fan of the Library on Facebook, sign up and take the challenge!
When your book group is looking for the next book to read, come to the Library. We have sets of books that you can check out for six weeks at a time, so everyone will have time to read them. You can browse the collection yourself. Come in and see which titles we have, page through the books and read the blurbs on the cover before you make your choice. The book sets are located behind the elevators on the first floor just before you enter Kids' World. You can check out all of the books yourself, or tell your club members to call the library or reserve a book online. See the complete list of titles with links to the catalog and information about each book.
An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings. Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
Date and time: Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Concert pianist Mark Damisch returns to the Library celebrating his 50th year of playing music by giving a preview concert of his upcoming summer goodwill tour to Germany. Classical selections include the works of Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Gershwin and Beethoven. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Saturday, June 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South Have your resume reviewed by a senior-level employment professional and receive their personal help, suggestions and hints for improving your resume. Increase your professional presentation and enhance your job search activity with the one-on-one help of people who review resumes for a living. Resume improvement will focus on: Current preferred style Keyword friendly Targeted Focused accomplishments Clear and conscise Improved first impression Drop in.
Beginning June 1, the Library and its grounds will be smoke free. While smoking is currently not allowed in the Library, customers had been allowed to smoke outside of the building. This change is part of an update to the Library's Code of Conduct which was put in place to "provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work." New signs indicating this change will go up on June 1 in the parking lots and near Library entrances.