What's Up at the Library?

movie club Date and time: Thursday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and James Bond novelist/film historian Raymond Benson discuss animated films at this month's movie club. See film clips and get the inside story about your favorite animated films. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

genealogy_family_treasures Date and time: Friday, December 11, 9:30 a.m.–noon Location: Hendrickson Room South Do you have old photographs that need repair? Eric Basir of Photo Graphix in Evanston will show how to scan photos and make repairs. Bring a photo or document to the program, and Mr. Basir might use it to show how to preserve it. In addition, Scott Gibrich of Connect Pros in Hoffman Estates will explain how you can convert those older media formats so you can preserve and enjoy them today.  Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Mango, our online database for language instruction, now offers 23 more languages. To find it, just click on Mango on the World Languages page. If you just need to learn some basic words and phrases for an upcoming business trip or vacation and don't have much time, click on Mango Basic. With Mango Basic, you can learn: Arab (Leventine), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. It also offers ESL courses in French, German, Italian Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Vietnamese. To use Mango, you must be an A.H. cardholder.

 5star_library For the second year in a row, Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service gave Arlington Heights Memorial Library a Five-Star rating – making it one of America’s top-rated libraries. Only 1% of public libraries across the nation are awarded this distinction.

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.

reading_is_magnetic 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.

astronomy_night 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.

Email Updates

Sign up to receive our e-newsletters
  • Upcoming programs
  • Book recommendations
  • Literacy services for growing readers
  • Classes for local business owners

Library Newsletter