What's Up at the Library?

 
In Growing Up Trans, Frontline takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families. Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. Crispin Torres from Howard Brown Health will lead the discussion following the documentary screening.

Growing Up Trans will be the first film in our new series, A Wider Lens. The series introduces a broad variety of experiences and inspires conversation. Each screening is followed by a facilitated discussion.

 
Date and time: Thursday, June 1, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/mJln0zn45RQ


Adults
 
"Those Were the Days" host Steve Darnall will transport you back to the golden age of radio with sound clips and stories. Learn about some of the biggest shows and stars from radio's early years, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope and the Shadow.
 
Date and time: Thursday, June 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Adults, Seniors

Explore online resources for stock photography and text overlay that work great for stepping up your visual marketing game. With a little hands-on work, easy-to-use templates and a couple of tips, you just might walk out of class with your first marketing graphic. Great for both the creative and not-so-creative entrepreneur.

Date and time: Thursday, May 25, noon–1 p.m.
Location: Webinar
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Adults, business

Stop by to check out our new Tween Art Cart. We’ll provide supplies like colored pencils, embroidery floss and duct tape, and you can create anything you want. For grades 4–6.
 
Date and time: Friday, May 26, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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25th annual District 25 Art Show
Dates: May 2-27
Locations: Marketplace and First Floor Display Cases, Kids' World Display Cases
More than 400 students' artwork from seven District 25 elementary schools and two middle schools is on display in the library during the month of May. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self-portraits and 3D art. Join us in celebrating these student artists' accomplishments and creativity by visiting anytime through May 27 to see the art on display. 
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The library’s 3D printers are available for use by A.H. cardholders. For a small fee, library cardholders can submit their designs to be printed out using our MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printers. The size is limited to 100 x 100 x 125 mm (approximately 3.9 x 3.9 x 4.9 in.) with a variety of colors to choose from. The cost of the print will vary depending on the amount of plastic used. Each print will cost $1.00 for the first five grams of material used and $0.25 for each additional gram. Allow up to two weeks for printing. For more information visit ahml.info/3d.
 
 
 



Join us for an afternoon of coloring, just for adults. Enjoy conversation and a great selection of coloring pages. Pencils and markers provided, or feel free to bring your own.

Date and time: Sunday, June 4, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
How do people flourish in the second half of life? That was the central question explored in an insightful presentation by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Bradley Hagerty, on Friday, May 12 at the library. More than a 100 people gathered in the Hendrickson Room to hear the award-winning journalist for NPR speak about the challenges and opportunities of midlife featured in her most recent book, Life Reimagined:The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife. Sharing extensive research on how people think, feel and react in their 40s, 50s and 60s, coupled with her own life experiences, Hagerty invited the audience to "take an inventory of your life" reminding them "midlife is not a dress rehearsal. You are halfway through your life."
 
Hagerty cited friendships and the ability to revise expectations as two key clues to flourishing in midlife and beyond. Following her 60-minute presentation, Hagerty engaged in a lively audience Q&A. Here is a snapshot of some of the ideas shared:
 
People who thrive in midlife take the good and the bad.
 
People who flourish let go of what they haven't achieved and focus instead on what they have achieved.
 
Friends allow us to offload our stress.
 
Call up an old friend. Make a new one.
 
Happy people develop what I call a little purpose....a little purpose brings joy and pushes you out of your comfort zone.
 
Take an inventory of your life. What are the relationships, what at the activities, what are the little purposes worth investing in.
 
Pick those things, relationships, purposeful activities and truly engage in them, don't let them go on autopilot. 
 
Making the Most of Midlife: The Conversation Continues
If you’re feeling inspired by the ideas in Life Reimagined, we welcome you to join in a community conversation. Discuss your own midlife experience and share ideas with others about how to get the most out of this exciting time. Reading the book ahead of time is not required, but is encouraged.

Date and time: Thursday, May 18, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Adults
On Tuesday, May 16, the newest members of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees were sworn in. The seven-member Board of Library Trustees sets the library’s tax levy and budget as well as library policies. Trustees are elected for six-year terms.
 
Debbie Smart Debbie Smart has served as a trustee for six years and has held the positions of treasurer and president of the Board of Library Trustees. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Historical Society, Questers, Kappa Delta Sorority, Arlington Heights Art Commission, St. John UCC Church and the Chamber of Commerce. She was a recipient of the 2014 Hearts of Gold Award for volunteering.
 
Debbie Smart John Supplitt is the senior director of constituency sections for the American Hospital Association. He has 25 years of experience with staffing of and participating on national non-profit boards and panels. Supplitt has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and master’s degrees in public administration from New York University and business administration from Loyola University of Chicago.
 
Debbie Smart Christine C. Tangney is a professor in clinical nutrition and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is involved with the American Cancer Society, and provides lectures and demonstrations about healthy eating and cooking to cancer survivors. She has been a speaker for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program. Tangney was elected to a four-year unfilled term. 
 
Debbie Smart Marianthi Thanapoulos is the community engagement liaison for the Village of Mount Prospect. She is the president of Tharos Productions, a local not-for-profit. She is a past member of Women in Film and has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a member of the PTA and has presented at the University of Chicago. Thanapoulos was first appointed in August of 2016 and served on the Finance and Human Resources Committees of the Board of Library Trustees.
 
 


 
Gratitude goes a long way especially when it results from the collective efforts of more 450 volunteers who give of their time and energy for a combined purpose - the library. "With Gratitude" was the theme of this year's Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Funded by the Friends of the Library, the annual gathering was held on Tuesday, May 9 to show appreciation to the dedicated volunteers who contribute to all areas of the library including Kids' World, the Senior Center, Genealogy, ESL, the Friends of the Library and the bookmobile.  

Executive Director Jason Kuhl welcomed the crowd and presented the volunteer service awards.
 
In 2016, 479 volunteers contributed 29,264 hours of service to the library. Thirty six volunteers received special recognition for achieving Hours of Service milestones beginning at 500 hours and topping off at 15,500 hours of service. Years of service were also recognized and spanned from 3 years to 30 years of service. Carol Egan, a volunteer for the Friends of the Library since 1986, was honored threefold with the President's Lifetime Achievement Award, a 30 Years of Service honor and a 4,000 Hours of Service award.
 
The top honor of the day went to Jane Heaton who was named Volunteer of the Year. This is a one-time award that is given to the volunteer who has contributed the greatest number of hours during the previous year but has not previously received the award. Jane earned Volunteer of the Year for contributing 368 hours of service to the library in 2016 volunteering as an English tutor in the library's ESL office.
 
In the words of one of her students, "My teacher has helped me learn English throughout my journey to citizenship...I have come a long way from the beginning and these classes helped make my daily tasks easier in America....thank you so much."
 


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04/27/2011
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