What's Up at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.