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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.

gaming_weekendDate and time: Monday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room There's no school on March 22, so bring the kids to the Library to play with our Wii and Game Cube. There will also be assorted board games available. For school-age children. There's no registration; just drop in.

If you are looking for help in updating or putting together a resume, you can get it online. Connect with a certified online tutor for help with resume reviews, job search techniques, and interview preparation, every day from 3 to10 p.m. on our web site. You must be an A.H. cardholder to use this service from home. If you are not an A.H. cardholder, you may come to the Library and use our public computers or sign up at the Welcome Desk for remote access.

Think books like the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance or the Encyclopedia of Popular Music can only be used in the Library?  Think again! We've made over 5,000 of our specialized dictionaries, indexes and encyclopedias part of our new Research collection. These books can be checked out, renewed and even requested online. Come in and check it out!

caddystacks_sold_out For one night, it was like the Masters at the Library, or at least the masters of mini golf. The Library was turned into a very unique mini golf course featuring our extensive collection. The Caddy Stacks mini golf event was a fundraiser for a new aquarium for Kids' World and a chance to see the Library in a whole new way. From the big blue monster that welcomed all to Kids' World to the stunning floral display from Sylvia's Flowers, the entire building was transformed.   We'd like to thank our participants and sponsors for their support of this event. Local businesses and individuals who made contributions include: Arlington Heights Management Group Arlington Heights Park District Arlington Park Arlington Theaters Brian Properties Birch River Grill California Pizza Kitchen Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC Friends of the Library Javier's Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar Meredith Carlton Kramer Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Northwest Speech and Hearing Center Ltd. Picket Fence Realty Rolling Green Country Club Sue Dawson, Attorney Sylvia's Flowers 3D Interior Remodeling Tuscan Market & Wine Shop U Keep Us in Stitches, Inc. Village Bank & Trust Arlington Heights Visualedge Creative Services, Inc. See all the fun in these event photos.

computer_classes Date and time: Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m.-noon 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 Flickr account? We may be able to help you. Staff at the Computer Help Desk will be here to answer many of your questions during our Training Center Open House.  We can show you how to fill out online forms, how to change your homepage and even help you with our catalog. We’re sorry but we can’t troubleshoot personal computers or laptops. There's no registration; just stop in.

Auction items for the upcoming gala benefitting ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs scholarship fund are on display in Kids' World. The items include a painting by Janet McDonnell and students from Thomas Middle School, a painting by Jennifer Schmidt from Patton Elementary School, a quilt by Renee  Miller from South Middle School and painted pots by Elisa Zapata from Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School. They will auctioned off on Saturday, March 6, at the 5th Annual Scholarship and Grant Gala held in the Metropolis Ballroom.

galway_bayDate and time: Tuesday, March 9, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Mary Pat Kelly will discuss her novel Galway Bay and the history of Irish Americans. The epic, about a family that left Ireland during the Great Famine to settle in Chicago, is the result of 35 years of research in Ireland and the United States. Kelly is an award-winning writer/director of documentaries on Irish subjects. She's been an associate producer on Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live, written books on Martin Scorsese, World War II, and Bosnia, and a novel based on her experiences as a former nun - Special Intentions. Register beginning March 1 online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

early_literacy Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.  You can help your children learn important skills now so they can become good readers later.  Learn more by visiting our new Early Literacy pages.

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