What's Up at the Library?
Dates: December 19-January 31 Location: Kids' World Desk Join the Winter Reading Program and get the new year off to a great start. Beginning December 19, you can pick up a booklet at the Kids' World Desk to keep track of your reading time. When you are finished, bring the booklet in for a prize. You can read or be read to. For children ages infancy-13.
Arlington Heights is truly a community of good neighbors. Thanks to your generosity, the Library's first food drive collected more than 1,100 pounds of food for the CEDA and Wheeling Township food pantries. In addition, we collected more than 400 pounds of pet food and items for the Buddy Foundation. This was our 12th year of collecting new children's books for Wheeling Township's Adopt-a-Family holiday basket program. And once again our community of readers responded generously, donating 600 books and bringing our total to 10,293. We would like to thank everyone who participated - the many individuals and families who visited the Library; local book groups; staff at Toshiba Business Solutions, Rosseland Construction, and Arlington Heights Memorial Library; and community groups including Post 208 American Legion Auxiliary and the Professional Women's Council of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. Our sincere thanks to everyone who took time to shop for books and food to donate and share this holiday season.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library, we now have Blu-ray Discs available for checkout. Blu-rays have greater storage capacity than regular DVDs and offer a high-definition viewing experience. Blu-rays cannot be played in regular DVD players—you do need to have a Blu-ray player (or a PlayStation 3 console) in order to use them. This new collection is located with the “New DVDs” and is available to AHML cardholders only. They may be reserved, and there is a limit of two per cardholder. The checkout period for blu-rays—like regular DVDs—is one week. You can see a list of those we own by searching Blu-ray as a subject in the online catalog.
The Library will be closed on January 1, New Year's Day, and will close at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve, December 31 .
Date and time: Saturday, January 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sunday, January 10, noon–3 p.m. Location: Lower lobby of core entrance Stock up on children's videos and nonfiction books at this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Fiction paperbacks for adults will also be on sale.
Thanks to a $2,000 grant from Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, the Library is once again offering workshops to help job seekers. A series of programs will be offered through April beginning with the following. You can register for these programs, and many more, online using the events calendar. For information about all the programs, pick up a brochure at the Answer Center on the first floor or check the events calendar. Sell Yourself in Any Interview Saturday, January 9, 1–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Get Linkedin to an Effective Job Search January 13, 10–11:30 a.m. / Hendrickson Room South Uncommon Sources of Job Opportunities January 27, 2–4p.m. / Hendrickson Room North
Date and time: Tuesday, January 12, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Business Center This economy is creating incredible risks for small businesses and threatening their survival. Are you prepared? How do you minimize the risks to your business? Sue Smedinghoff, Small Business Advisor at the ILSBDC at Harper College, will present an informative workshop that provides the business owner with a process to evaluate and mitigate the various business, technological, natural and hazardous risks that small businesses face. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Sign up now for a book discussion group at the Library. Book titles and dates for all the groups are on our web site. Signup for some groups is monthly, and there are also openings for the second half of the year for Life Readers: Classical Study Group and the Novel Experience Group. You can sign up online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
If you prefer large type books, our new Here & Now Large Type section could become your favorite place in the Library. Located in front of the large type fiction shelves, it contains multiple copies of bestsellers and popular titles. So, if you want to see the latest books in large type or maybe a book that is about to be a movie, it's the place to browse. Pictured above are some of the staff members who worked to create this new area. Muzette Diefenthal (right), who chooses the books for the Here & Now collections, shows and Richelle Kunkel (left) and Deb Novak one of the new books. Richelle and Deb shifted books around to make room for the collection.
Date and time: Monday, December 14, 2 p.m. Location: Business Room A resume should be a reflection of who you are while highlighting those qualifications that meet the employer’s needs. This workshop will offer tips and techniques to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Roberta Glick from Jewish Vocational Service will share the most up-to-date information about resume construction. Join us for this interactive session. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100.