What's Up at the Library?
When your book group is looking for the next book to read, come to the Library. We have sets of books that you can check out for six weeks at a time, so everyone will have time to read them. You can browse the collection yourself. Come in and see which titles we have, page through the books and read the blurbs on the cover before you make your choice. The book sets are located behind the elevators on the first floor just before you enter Kids' World. You can check out all of the books yourself, or tell your club members to call the library or reserve a book online. See the complete list of titles with links to the catalog and information about each book.
An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings. Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
Date and time: Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Concert pianist Mark Damisch returns to the Library celebrating his 50th year of playing music by giving a preview concert of his upcoming summer goodwill tour to Germany. Classical selections include the works of Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Gershwin and Beethoven. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Saturday, June 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South Have your resume reviewed by a senior-level employment professional and receive their personal help, suggestions and hints for improving your resume. Increase your professional presentation and enhance your job search activity with the one-on-one help of people who review resumes for a living. Resume improvement will focus on: Current preferred style Keyword friendly Targeted Focused accomplishments Clear and conscise Improved first impression Drop in.
Beginning June 1, the Library and its grounds will be smoke free. While smoking is currently not allowed in the Library, customers had been allowed to smoke outside of the building. This change is part of an update to the Library's Code of Conduct which was put in place to "provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work." New signs indicating this change will go up on June 1 in the parking lots and near Library entrances.
Library volunteers Nancy Clancy and Joan Toomey joined Library staff member Carol Prescott in serving a free continental breakfast at Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. The breakfast was provided by the Library and the A.H. Park District. The Library also sponsored Fit Links classes taught by staff member Rose Osebold (pictured above with one group) and volunteer Joe Cesario.
Did you know that the Library subscribes to 911 different magazines? The current copies are located on the first floor in the News Stand by the cafe. You can find back issues on the second floor adjacent to the Shackley Room. All back issues can be checked out for one week and renewed for one week. Take a look at the complete list of magazines the Library subscribes to and the newest additions to the collection. We also have magazines for kids and parents in Kids' World and magazines for teens in the Teen area near the Checkout Desk.
Date and time: Friday, June 11, 8–9:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Finals are over. You are looking for a release ... something different. We’ve got it for you, and you won’t stop moving once you get in the door at the Library’s first Techno Dance Party with magnetic new music handpicked by teens. We’ll be raffling off iTunes gift cards during the event. You’ve never seen the Library like this! For teens going into high school in the fall and older. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Tuesdays, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon (Sign up for 15-minute session) Location: Kids' World Desk Young readers ages 5–8 are invited to practice their reading skills at the Library this summer. Come in and read to one of the Junior Library Volunteers. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Thursday, June 17, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Chicago Blackhawks' quest for the Stanley Cup is the latest sporting event to electrify area sports fans. Celebrate Chicago sports history and learn more about other great teams from the past with local author Christopher Tabbert. He will relive some of Chicago’s most famous sports moments from unforgettable teams such as the 1908 Cubs, 1919 White Sox, 1985 Bears, 1996 Bulls, and many more that are included in his book, Heydays: Great Stories in Chicago Sports. A great Father's Day gift! Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.