What's Up at the Library?
Date and time: Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Join Art Historian Jeff Mishur as he explores Matisse’s fascination with the processes of making art as well as his connections with fellow modernists such as Pablo Picasso. This talk is in conjunction with the Art Institute’s Matisse exhibition that runs from March 20–June 20. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Get on the case and discover the facts about the powerful connection between nutrition and disease, how what we eat affects our DNA, and the importance of understanding food labels as a means of making healthier food choices for yourself and your family. Nutrition advocate Cindee Manaves will offer helpful information to answer your nutrition questions. 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.
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.
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.
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: Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Metropolis School of the Performing Arts showcases its music school faculty of world-renowned professional musicians who will perform a variety of classical selections on piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
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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.
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.