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Please pardon our dust during our Kids’ World reorganization project. We’re moving things around, replacing the carpet and adding a few more surprises to the area. All kids'’ items will be available during this project, but some are in temporary locations. Look for the following items in the area between New Books and DVDs for adults: Pop-Up Books Board books Picture books EReads J/Y fiction, mysteries and science fiction Kids' World reference World Languages All items will be moved back to their new locations in Kids' World by October 8. If you need assistance locating anything, please ask a staff member.
Date and time: Monday, August 30, 7:30 p.m. Location: Training Center Learn the elements of a succinct book review for sites such as the Library's website and Amazon.com. Come with a book title in mind that you would like to review. You will have the opportunity to submit your review at the end of class. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboarding skills as well as the ability to surf the Web. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Using the Library can be daunting for those with limited English skills. To make things easier, the Library has instant access to an interpreter through a Language Line telephone located at the Answer Center. The phone connects patrons with an interpreter who can translate their requests and convey them to a staff member. The Language Line service has professional interpreters for 150 languages, and it is available any time the Library is open.
Date and time: Saturday, September 4, 10 a.m. Location: Business Center 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. In this class you will learn how to use Morningstar online which is available on the Library's web site. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
If you didn't attend this year's Teen Film Fest, you can see the winning videos on our TeenSpace web page. There were 13 great entries judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire. The three winning films were: First place - The Beatrix Gem directed by Ben M. of Arlington Heights Second place - Walking On Air directed by Ashley G. of Arlington Heights
Third place - Jenga directed by Trevor O. of Kildeer.
Date: September 1-May 1 Location: Kids' World Desk Collect magnets by reading books from 18 different categories. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk. When you are finished, return it and receive your magnet for that category. Kids who are not old enough to read yet may be read to. For ages infancy–13. Register beginning September 1.
Date and time: Thursday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Enjoy an evening book chat with Chicago author Michael Harvey. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. He has written a series of crime thrillers set in Chicago including the recently released, The Third Rail. Publishers Weekly says “Harvey is poised to take the crime-writing world by storm.” Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. See Daily Herald article about authors Michael Harvey and Jonathan Eig.
It was great to see everyone who stopped by our table at National Night Out. The Library will also have a booth at Mane Event on Friday, August 20. We invite everyone to look us up then for more fun and giveaways funded by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Tuesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Come hear acclaimed Chicago journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig talk about how he uncovered archival records about renowned gangster Al Capone that led to the writing of his latest work, Get Capone: The Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster. Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. See Jonathan Eig's website and interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. See Daily Herald article about authors Jonathan Eig and Michael Harvey.
Date and time: Friday, August 20, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Join us for the 4th Annual Teen Film Fest. See the winning entries; cheer for your favorites. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will host and judge the event. The Library is awarding cash prizes to the top three winning films, including $100 to the best film. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.