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job_search_blogLooking 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.

genealogy_research 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.

spruce_up_your_smile 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.

5star_library (2) 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.

book discussionsSign 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.

 JobSeekers (2) 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.

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.

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