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Date and time: Wednesday, November 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction Area Professor Kimberly Gray from Northwestern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will discuss the perilous state of the Great Lakes. How have the Great Lakes been effected by human use and is any of the damage permanent? Why, exactly, do we want to save this resource? What about the future of these massive bodies of water? Should make for a disturbing, yet informative and intriguing “squad” meeting. Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students and adults. Register
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 10 a.m. Location: A.H. Senior, 1801 W. Central Rd, room 183 Learn about the Drizabone coat, the eucalyptus tree, the gold country, and the Flying Doctor Service when Myrla Brand concludes her Down Under slide tour series with Southeast Australia. No registration required. Refreshments served.
A three-month “Read & Feed” food drive runs from September 1–December 1 at the Library. Bookmobile and AH Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. We will deliver them to Northwest Suburban United Way, CEDA Northwest and Wheeling Township to restock their food pantries. And because many people out of work have had to give up their pets, the “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for donation to The Buddy Foundation, which cares for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Donations may include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of: • rice • beans • meats • stews • soup • peanut butter • cereal • pasta • macaroni and cheese • fruits • vegetables • powdered or evaporated milk • paper goods – paper towels, toilet paper, napkins and infant diapers. Pet items to donate include: • dog food – canned or dry • dog treats • cat food – canned or dry • cat treats • scoopable cat litter For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please visit www.ahml.info or call 847-506-2613.
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.
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: October 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Teen area Absurd...yep. Hilarious...uh-huh. Wildly inventive...you bet! Come hear James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd Fish, talk about this wonderfully bizarre book. He'll talk about his book, reenact parts, give readings, and in addition, there will be some some flat-out "odd" activities he has in store for all who come! For ages 11-18. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Arlington Heights Band - 1915Are you interested in local history? Do you have previous experience with library cataloging, or an MLS degree? Then please consider volunteering to work as a cataloger for the Digital Past Project. Click here for details about the position and how to apply.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room North Art Schmidt, distinguished Senior Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, will present the fascinating dynamics of sound and physics. Smart guy + intense topic = October's Science Squad! Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-506-2661.
James Shatkus picked up a trunk full of boxes - 17 in all - containing 447 items for CEDA's food pantry. The items were collected as part of the Library's Read & Feed drive which continues through December 1. Food donations collected in November are going to the Wheeling Township food pantry. We are also collecting pet food and items for The Buddy Foundation. Click here to find out how you can participate.
Explore our growing collection of audiobooks, eBooks and video using My Media Mall. Download your selections to your PC to use, or transfer to a compatible portable device for use on-the-go. It’s quick, easy and you can do it anytime! And now most of the WMA audiobooks can be transferred to the iPod®. Check out My Media Mall to find out how.