What's Up at the Library?
Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The layoff of so many older adult workers in this current economy has caused a thinning of the job market for those who are just embarking on their career paths. Come learn more about the unique set of challenges facing Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000. Career development consultants specializing in working with this demographic offer tips and techniques on how to successfully compete and stand out while navigating the challenges of the current job market. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Wednesday July 21, 7:30 p.m. Location: Near Welcome Desk Come hear about the latest thriller, mystery and suspense novels. Our staff will share some titles from thriller authors, such as David Stone, John Sanford, Barry Eisler and more. Share with us some authors and titles that you have enjoyed. We have a limited number of thriller paperbacks to distribute. Please join us for this chance to share some thrilling reads. Drop in.
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.
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.
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!