What's Up at the Library?
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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.
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.
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.
Beginning Thursday, April 1, the drive-up window will open one hour earlier, at 8 a.m., Monday–Friday.
Bring your young readers to the Library to read to a librarian. After reading a story of their choice, they will receive a Polaroid snapshot and a magnetic "I Can Read" picture frame donated by the Friends of the Library. There's no registration, just stop by the Kids' World Desk at the following times: Wednesday, April 7, 6–7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 4–5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 10–11 a.m. Monday, April 12, 6–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 4–5 p.m.
As part of the Federal Reserve Money Smart Week, the Library is sponsoring two programs to help you better manage your finances. How to Write a Business Plan Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. / Business Center Shelley Hoyt Anderson, an economic educator with the University of Illinois Extension Service will show entrepreneurs the fundamentals of writing a business plan so that they can successfully compete in the local markets and contribute to our economy. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. Protect Your Identity and Your Money Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. / Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1802 W. Central Rd. Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Family Economics Educator from the University of Illinois Extension, will help you understand how your personal information is being shared; how identity theft occurs, and how you can protect your financial and personal information. No registration required.
Date and time: Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Dennis Paige, an expert on native landscaping, will show you how to introduce your landscape to an unfolding range of colorful native prairie, woodland and wetland trees, shrubs, wildflowers, sedge and grasses. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
The Library has census forms available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. You can stop in and pick one up near the Answer Center on the first floor. From March 21-April 19, a census worker who speaks English and Spanish will be in the Library at the following times to assist patrons in filling out the forms. Mondays - noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays - 4-8 p,m. Saturdays - noon-4 p.m. Sundays - 1-4 p.m.