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MangoLogoNeed 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICanRead-Blog 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.

Beginning Thursday, April 1, the drive-up window will open one hour earlier, at 8 a.m., Monday–Friday.

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.

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.

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