What's Up at the Library?
Date and time: Monday, July 19, 7 p.m. Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road Learn how others have successfully transitioned to a new career and incorporated volunteerism. Learn how to identify career options and passions and how to pursue them. Learn how to get assistance with career identification and searches. Bruce Cruz, job transitioner and volunteer; Ann Garoon, career coach, Harper College; and Babara Vlk, business librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be on a panel discussing these topics and more. Register in advance by calling 847-253-5532.
Do you love to play chess? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school-aged children? Then please consider volunteering to facilitate the Library’s Chess Club. Kids’ World sponsors a monthly Chess Club for children ages 5 to 14. Each group club meeting begins with a lesson in how to play the game of chess. This lesson is followed with supervised open play. This is a very popular program that needs a new facilitator. Interested in helping out? Learn more about volunteering to facilitate the Chess Club.
Dates: July 1–July 30 Enter our drawing to be featured in your own READ poster in Kids' World. Email your name, age, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30 to enter. Winners get a copy to keep for themselves. Sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
The Arlington Belle, the Library's Readerboat float, paddled its way to a first-place finish at the July 4 parade. It won First Place for Creativity. This makes four straight First Place wins for float builder (and IT Manager) Mike Driskell who creates the floats in his spare time with the help of his family and friends. And it is the seventh First Place win for the Library, the others being in the Best Theme and Best Performance categories. Joining the Readerboat were the Library's bookmobile, Junior Library Volunteers, staff members - including Executive Director Paula Moore, and Trustee Luis Ramirez-Alonso passing out washable tattoos promoting the summer reading program. The float was even shown briefly on TV parade coverage for Channel 7 news. See more photos.
Attack of the Zombies – How the Undead Spread Dread Date and time: Thursday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and novelist/film historian Raymond Benson return to celebrate our adult summer reading theme. They’ll scare up some movie clips and trivia from such titles as I Walked with a Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, Pet Semetary, and many more. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Karen Fulgate will present this program on DNA and genealogy. She has combined her long-time interest in genealogy and her professional background in chemistry and biology. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
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.
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.
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.
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!