What's Up at the Library?
A group of delegates representing the leading library networks of Ukraine visited the Library on Wednesday, April 21, as part of the Open Worlds Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The group is spending eight days in the Chicago area familiarizing themselves with the work of their American colleagues. While here, they toured the Library and got an overview of our services and collection. In addition, they met with our volunteer coordinator, Information Services manager, and Kids' World manager who briefed them on their departments and answered the delegates' questions about library services here.
Date and time: Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room As part of Family Fitness Month, author and full-time mom Janet Spiech will offer some surefire solutions on how to plan healthy family mealtimes without resorting to fast food options. She’ll discuss her nationwide grassroots project of collecting tried and true mealtime ideas and writing, A Little Book to Ease Mealtime Madness. Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Saturday, May 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Library is excited to announce that author Frank Portman is coming. He’s a multitalented singer/songwriter, guitarist and author. He’s also part of a celebrated punk rock band called the Mr. T Experience (MTX). He’s written two books, King Dork and Andromeda Klein. Hear about Frank’s experiences as a writer and listen to some of his musical riffs on guitar. Multiple copies of the author’s books are displayed at the Library and are available for checkout. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Looking for information about hospitals, healthy living and health care? Try ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You’ll find news about diet and nutrition, beauty and personal care products, and home medical supplies. You can access this source from our web site under Research. Click on Databases A-Z and then select ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
April 14 is National Bookmobile Day, but we are celebrating all month long. Stop by the bookmobile during April and check out all the latest books, movies, magazines and music. While you're there, register to win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Six things you might not know about the Library's bookmobile:
- It is one of 930 bookmobiles in the nation.
- It carries approximately 3,500 items.
- More than 6,600 items are checked out per month.
- About 1,800 people visit it every month.
- It makes as many as 61 stops each month at schools, neighborhoods, parks and other locations.
- It utilizes new, green technology: bio-diesel fuel, battery packs and sun roofs.
Saturday, April 24 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room Silent Auction - 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, April 25 noon–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room noon–3:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room Check the Friends' enewsletter for a complete list of items to be auctioned. You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry everything home. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This Saturday, April 24, Art Train Illinois comes to Arlington Heights, and one of its stops is at the Library. Come by and view the Library's artwork from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Be sure to pick up an Art in the Library brochure at the Dunton Avenue entrance to guide you on your tour. Brochures are also available at the Reception Desk on the second floor. And while you're here, stop in at the Friends of the Library's Super Spring Used Book sale in the Hendrickson and Lindsey Rooms. Sale hours are 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Saturday. This new event is hosted by the Arts Commission of Arlington Heights.
Need to learn a language for your upcoming vacation or business trip? Try our newest language database, Mango. It offers nine languages: Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. In addition, it has three ESL programs for Polish, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese speakers. This new language learning program replaces the Rosetta Stone series which is no longer available to libraries. It includes 100 lessons that focus on conversation to help you learn the language. You can use it from home or at the Library. You will need an A.H. library card to use it from home.
LinkedIn is a professional network which connects you to qualified people who can help you achieve your job search and business goals. Did you know that they offer free webinars to help you get the most out of using their online network? Visit our Jobs and Careers page to find out about LinkedIn's free webinars and link to other job search sites.
Date and time: Monday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Location: Training Center Are you looking for information about diseases, disorders, drugs or doctors? Are you interested in learning which hospitals are ranked the best? This presentation will show you some of the best sources for these topics. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.