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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.
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: 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.
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.
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 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.
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: 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.
Calling all middle schoolers! The editor of Science Books & Films magazine wants your feedback about the best science books of the year. Join our Science Alliance reading and discussion group and vote for your favorites from a list of finalists selected by the magazine. You’ll judge both picture books and books for middle schoolers. There are two meetings, Friday, November 20, and Thursday, December 10, 7–8 p.m. in the Lindsey Room. At the first meeting you will receive the books and judging guidelines. Bring the completed evaluations to the second meeting for discussion and voting. Books were purchased with a donation from the Friends of the Library and will be added to the Library’s collection after the voting. Register beginning November 1.
Date and time: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Grace DuMelle and Ginger Frere from the Newberry Library will present four programs on strategies for searching vital records generated in Chicago for every stage of life. 10:15-11:15 a.m. - The Early Years - Covers birth, baptismal and school records. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Adult Years - Covers marriage, divorce, property and occupational records. 1:30-2:30 p.m. - End of Life - Covers death, probate, cemetary and inquest records. 2:30-3:30 - Stump the Experts - Bring your Chicago genealogy stumpers.