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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.

money_smart_business_plans 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.

iron_chef (2) Date and time: Saturday, April 10, noon–2 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Are you a fan of the Food Network? Do you love to watch cooking shows? Be an audience member at our very own library cooking show - Teen Iron Chef.  Seventeen area high school chefs will be competing to come up with the best afternoon snack. Celebrity chefs will judge the event, and Whole Foods Market Palatine is providing the food and first-place prize. There's no registration; just drop by and watch.

vitaminssupplements  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.

caddystacks_sold_out For one night, it was like the Masters at the Library, or at least the masters of mini golf. The Library was turned into a very unique mini golf course featuring our extensive collection. The Caddy Stacks mini golf event was a fundraiser for a new aquarium for Kids' World and a chance to see the Library in a whole new way. From the big blue monster that welcomed all to Kids' World to the stunning floral display from Sylvia's Flowers, the entire building was transformed.   We'd like to thank our participants and sponsors for their support of this event. Local businesses and individuals who made contributions include: Arlington Heights Management Group Arlington Heights Park District Arlington Park Arlington Theaters Brian Properties Birch River Grill California Pizza Kitchen Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC Friends of the Library Javier's Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar Meredith Carlton Kramer Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Northwest Speech and Hearing Center Ltd. Picket Fence Realty Rolling Green Country Club Sue Dawson, Attorney Sylvia's Flowers 3D Interior Remodeling Tuscan Market & Wine Shop U Keep Us in Stitches, Inc. Village Bank & Trust Arlington Heights Visualedge Creative Services, Inc. See all the fun in these event photos.

Think books like the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance or the Encyclopedia of Popular Music can only be used in the Library?  Think again! We've made over 5,000 of our specialized dictionaries, indexes and encyclopedias part of our new Research collection. These books can be checked out, renewed and even requested online. Come in and check it out!

If you are looking for help in updating or putting together a resume, you can get it online. Connect with a certified online tutor for help with resume reviews, job search techniques, and interview preparation, every day from 3 to10 p.m. on our web site. You must be an A.H. cardholder to use this service from home. If you are not an A.H. cardholder, you may come to the Library and use our public computers or sign up at the Welcome Desk for remote access.

gaming_weekendDate and time: Monday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room There's no school on March 22, so bring the kids to the Library to play with our Wii and Game Cube. There will also be assorted board games available. For school-age children. There's no registration; just drop in.

family historyDate and time: Tuesday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Steve Szabados, MBA, will share his research experiences of looking for the European records of his ancestors. Included in his presentation are sources that go beyond the normal civil and church archives. He has been researching his family’s genealogy for 5 years and has identified over 17,000 individuals in his family’s many branches. His research includes records from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

safe_toys Time and date: Thursday, March 18, 7–8 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Representatives from Kids in Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving product safety, will discuss what to look for when buying toys and products for children. Nursery toys, recalls, and play yard equipment are highlighted.  Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

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