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Date and time: Tuesday, March 16, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Starting your own business is a big step that requires a lot of researching and planning before you go ahead.  Our panel of experts includes an entrepreneur, a banker, a business reference librarian and a small business adviser from the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College.  They will offer their perspectives on the good, the bad and the challenging of making the leap to self-employment.  Bring your questions. Regsiter online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

JobSeekers (2)Date and time: Monday, April 5, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Gone are the days of finding a job simply by posting your resume on CareerBuilder, emailing former colleagues and trolling company web sites for open slots. Today you need to be on the top three social networking sites, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. Talent leader and career strategist Karen Evertsen will discuss how employers and recruiters are using them to find you and your talent to hire. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

medical infoLooking for information about common diseases and wellness issues? Try Well-Connected, one of the Library’s databases which has in-depth reports discussing the latest treatments, causes, symptoms, tests, and preventative measures for about 100 health conditions. The reports are reviewed by a board of physicians from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. This database is available through our web site under “Research.”  Click on “Databases A-Z” and then select Well-Connected. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.

networking groups Date and time: Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South  Some of the standard accepted methods of networking lead to less than stellar results. This seminar, presented by human resources expert Bob Podgorski, focuses on how to turn the networking opportunity into a dynamic force that works to your benefit. Techniques addressed include group networking, one-on-one networking, social networking and casual networking. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

pajama_storytimeDate and time: Friday, February 19, 7–7:45 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Snuggle up at the Library for an evening of bedtime stories and a fun craft. Come in pajamas and bring your favorite furry friend and a blanket. For ages 2–5. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Putting on a puppet show in Kids' World
On February 10, libraries across the state took photos of the happenings - big and small - at their libraries. It was part of an intiative by the Illinois Library Association to show how valuable libraries are to their communities. Putting on a puppet show is just one of the things that you can do at the Library.  Click here for a quick look at some other ways the Library is used every day.

lion and mouseIf you are looking for some great books for kids of all ages, check out the lists of award-winners on our web site. You can see the latest Caldecott and Newbery Award winners and the nominees for the Rebecca Caudill and Monarch Awards. You'll find even more 2010 award winners on the American Library Association's web site under Youth Media Awards. This listing isn't just for kids. It also includes links to award-winning young adult books, easy reader books, videos, audiobooks, and more.

CurrentEvents1000 "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government..."--Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, 1789. The members of the Current Events Group at the Arlington Heights Senior Center strive to stay well-informed and have been doing so each week for more than 20 years. On Thursday, January 28, the group celebrated its 1,000th session. It is the Library's longest-running group and started as an offshoot of a Great Books Discussion Group with Tom Bernett as the original leader. He created the model for discussion that they use today and led the group for 18 years. The current discussion leaders are George Galvan, Amy Burke, Robert Gilden, and until recently, Taft Lowell.   The group has a very loyal following. Original group members Julie Martin and Ellen Hoffman attended the special event as well as many members who have been coming for up to 15 years. The popular group started with 8 or 9 members and now has to be capped at 50 due to space limitations. The Library congratulates this great group on reaching its 1,000th session!

catch_a_flick Date and time: Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 p.m.� Location: Lindsey Room  Consider the Library your own personal (well, kind of) movie theater as we will begin showing movies just for teens. See the hilarious classic, The Goonies, on the big-screen. Pizza and pop at 3:30 p.m., and the film begins at 4 p.m. We will raffle off a copy of the movie to one lucky teen at the end of the movie. Also, come tell us what we should show at the next Teen Movie. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-0100.

We'd like to congratulate the winners of our drawing celebrating our 5-star library status. Prizes were donated by the Friends of the Library. The winners of a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble are Jeanne Coughlin, Thomas Sheehy, Laura Stailey, and Marty Landorf. wii_winner The winner of the Wii game console is Laura Guderly. Thanks to everyone for participating and for supporting the Library.

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