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Fifth-grade students from Windsor Elementary School got a first-hand glimpse of what it’s like to have a job in a library during their visit on Wednesday, May 27. The students gained some real-life work experience in the library's Circulation department and Kids' World as part of the World of Work (WOW) program. These five students learned about selecting materials for the collection, checking in books and movies, re-shelving items, preparing kids' craft supplies, and more. WOW is an annual event which gives students an opportunity to dress professionally and act as “employees" for a day. The program is supported by 27 Arlington Heights businesses, with the goal of having students learn about the local economy.


Adults
 
This class will cover various devices that can be worn to help track your fitness and activity levels.
 
Date and time: Thursday, May 28, 4–5 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
Understand how to set up a Twitter account, find people and organizations to follow, and use the right tools to integrate Twitter into your daily life. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Monday, June 8, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
This is a new opportunity to use our Business Center as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
 
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June:
Wednesday, June 3, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.–noon


Adults, business
 
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through the 3M Cloud Library service, using the updated iOS, Android or PC/Mac app. The eAudiobooks play within the app and can be borrowed for two weeks, just like regular eBooks. Simply look for the “Introducing Audiobooks” shelves on the “Featured” tab of the app.  You can also customize your search results to only show eBooks or eAudiobooks.


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Stressing about finals? Get stress-busting tips from clinical psychologist Silvia Donatelli. Then give your mind and body a break with a calming yoga practice. Leave feeling relaxed and focused. All levels welcome. Please bring a signed copy of the Pulsation Yoga New Student Profile form to the program. Print copies available at the Hub Desk. For teens grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, Teen
 
Is your smartphone cluttered with pictures? Do you want to easily move pictures from your tablet to your computer? We'll show you how to back up your pictures to the cloud and clear some space on your Android, Apple or Windows device. Bring your device if you have one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, May 26, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com


 
Join us on an intellectual journey as we examine questions of faith and science in Calculating God by award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer. Alien species arrive on Earth with similar evolutionary stories to our own, and the debate begins over the proof of God’s intervention and existence. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace Area
 


Adults

Leaders from eight governmental entities, including Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, pictured, participated in the community conversation on Wednesday, April 29 at the library. Each took to the stage and presented current projects and significant developments that impact the village, area schools and park district. Watch State of the Village now.
 
Read about State of the Village in the Daily Herald.  The event will also be broadcast on Channel 6 on WideOpenWest, Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 99 on U-Verse.


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