What's Up at the Library?

flightpatternsbyDennisSmith 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.

networking groupsLinkedIn is a professional network which connects you to qualified people who can help you achieve your job search and business goals. Did you know that they offer free webinars to help you get the most out of using their online network? Visit our Jobs and Careers page to find out about  LinkedIn's free webinars and link to other job search sites.

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.

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