What's Up at the Library?
Date and time: Tuesday, January 12, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Business Center This economy is creating incredible risks for small businesses and threatening their survival. Are you prepared? How do you minimize the risks to your business? Sue Smedinghoff, Small Business Advisor at the ILSBDC at Harper College, will present an informative workshop that provides the business owner with a process to evaluate and mitigate the various business, technological, natural and hazardous risks that small businesses face. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Sign up now for a book discussion group at the Library. Book titles and dates for all the groups are on our web site. Signup for some groups is monthly, and there are also openings for the second half of the year for Life Readers: Classical Study Group and the Novel Experience Group. You can sign up online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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.