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Just added to the Library's business databases, Plunkett Research provides a wealth of information about industry trends and statistics for a wide variety of industries from advertising to wireless communications. In addition Plunkett profiles thousands of industry-leading companies, spanning both public and privately held firms. It features information about industry associations and organizations, too. Plunkett is an excellent tool for job seekers, investors, students, market researchers and others. Plunkett Research is available through our web site under research. Click on databases by subject, then business. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
If you live in Arlington Heights and are temporarily or permanently homebound, we can bring the Library to you. Through our Library Visitor Program, every month our volunteers will bring you books, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks of your choosing. It is easy to sign up. Call 847-870-3710 or fill out the form online.
Date: Through May1 Location: Kids' World Desk Earn magnets by reading books from 16 different categories. Pick up a reading log at the Kids' World Desk. When you are finished, return it and receive your magnet for that category. Kids who are not old enough to read may be read to. For ages infancy–13.
Time and date: Tuesday, December 8, 10 a.m. Location: Training Center Learn how to download your resume to plain text, clean it up and fill out online job applications. Bring your resume! Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Friday, November 20, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night and celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with us. We'll unveil two very large photos of our universe recently taken by NASA’s Great Observatories. Jim Kovac, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador, will give a presentation, “The Universe in Images,” showing photos of galaxies, nebulas and stars previously made by the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra Space Telescopes. We’ll end the evening by gazing through some powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. There's no registration required.
Get professional help preparing your resume, studying for the GED, taking the citizenship test, even having documents reviewed by an English tutor. It’s all available online from our web site through the Tutor.com Learning Suite. You can work live with a certified tutor from 2-9 p.m. daily or use their SkillsCenter Resource Library 24/7.
Date: November 1–December 1 This holiday season give the gift of reading by donating new children’s books for our holiday book drive. The books will go to low-income families in our area through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family holiday basket program. We are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16. As always, books in Spanish are also welcome. Drop off your donation in the collection bins by the Checkout Desk. For more information, call Debora Whisler at 847-506-2613.
Date and time: Tuesday, December 1, 7–9 Location: Training Center Do you have a technology question such as what is a flash drive? How do I prevent spam in my email? How do I set up a Flikr account? We may be able to help you. Staff from the Computer Help Desk will be on hand to answer your questions at this open house. There's no registration; just drop in.
Lynn Rymarz portrays Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at a Library programWe're looking for an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer to serve as a library ambassador at our adult programs like the one pictured above. You would help with room set-up, greeting patrons, and assisting and introducing speakers. Volunteers are asked to work once or twice a month - mostly evenings and Sundays. Click here to find out more.
Date and time: Monday, November 9, 7 p.m. Location: Business Center Networking is always seen as the most effective way to secure employment. However, many people feel nervous about contacting others for help and struggle with what to say and how to say it. Roberta Glick from Jewish Vocational Service will offer information, tools and techniques to help you better understand the process, improve your networking ability and increase your likelihood of success! Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.