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"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government..."--Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, 1789. The members of the Current Events Group at the Arlington Heights Senior Center strive to stay well-informed and have been doing so each week for more than 20 years. On Thursday, January 28, the group celebrated its 1,000th session. It is the Library's longest-running group and started as an offshoot of a Great Books Discussion Group with Tom Bernett as the original leader. He created the model for discussion that they use today and led the group for 18 years. The current discussion leaders are George Galvan, Amy Burke, Robert Gilden, and until recently, Taft Lowell. The group has a very loyal following. Original group members Julie Martin and Ellen Hoffman attended the special event as well as many members who have been coming for up to 15 years. The popular group started with 8 or 9 members and now has to be capped at 50 due to space limitations. The Library congratulates this great group on reaching its 1,000th session!
Date and time: Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 p.m.� Location: Lindsey Room Consider the Library your own personal (well, kind of) movie theater as we will begin showing movies just for teens. See the hilarious classic, The Goonies, on the big-screen. Pizza and pop at 3:30 p.m., and the film begins at 4 p.m. We will raffle off a copy of the movie to one lucky teen at the end of the movie. Also, come tell us what we should show at the next Teen Movie. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-0100.
We'd like to congratulate the winners of our drawing celebrating our 5-star library status. Prizes were donated by the Friends of the Library. The winners of a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble are Jeanne Coughlin, Thomas Sheehy, Laura Stailey, and Marty Landorf. The winner of the Wii game console is Laura Guderly. Thanks to everyone for participating and for supporting the Library.
Date and time: Thursday, February 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction area Larry Ciupik, astronomer from the Adler Planetarium, will give us the inside scoop on what it's like to work as a research astronomer in the formidable desert of southwest United States and describe the incredible high-energy universe. Snacks and pop provided. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Looking to change your career? Careers Internet Database can help you decide what your next step might be. It gives detailed reports on 21st-century professions from accountants to zoologists. Careers Internet Database also permits browsing for career personality traits such as creating, helping, organizing and more. It even features a brief, basic career test that will match interests to specific professions. In addition, it links to salary calculators and education planners. Careers Internet Database is a helpful resource for students and adults - - especially job seekers as well as career changers. It is available through our web site under Research. Click on Databases by Subject, then Jobs & Careers.
Date and time: Wednesday, January 27, 2–4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South If you made a New Year’s resolution to start researching your genealogy, this class will help you get started. You will learn what records to look for and where to find them. Jump start your research now and bring lots of questions. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Tuesday, January 26, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Learn about the latest high-tech techniques available for putting a dazzling smile in your life. Joseph Favia, D.D.S. will cover such topics as dental implants, teeth whitening, gum contouring, and even extreme makeovers. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100.
Looking for a way to help out in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti? Check out these links from the Arlington Heights Community Information site to help you decide where to direct your donations: Better Business Bureau page on evaluating Haiti relief charities CNN's list of national/international organizations Daily Herald's list Scroll down to the "How and Where to Help" section on the lower right. Includes local organizations.
If you want to get a start on your taxes, the Library's self-serve Tax Station, located in the nonfiction area near the Answer Center, currently offers federal tax forms and publications. The Illinois tax forms and publications will arrive before the end of January. Call the Answer Center, 847-506-2633, to find out if specific forms are available. Click here to learn about other tax resources the Library offers.
We want to thank our community for helping us earn a second consecutive "5-Star" rating from Library Journal magazine's annual Public Library Service ratings. Only 1% of the nation's public libraries receive a 5-star rating. To celebrate, we invite Arlington Heights residents to come into the Library during the week of January 11–17 to sign up for a prize. Courtesy of the Friends of the Library, four $25 gift cards to Barnes & Noble and a Wii game console will be awarded. Register at the Welcome Desk, Monday–Sunday, during open hours. Winners need not be present to win. One entry per person; library staff and their families not eligible.