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networking groupsDate and time: Monday, November 9,  7 p.m. Location: Business Center Networking is always seen as the most effective way to secure employment. However, many people feel nervous about contacting others for help and struggle with what to say and how to say it.  Roberta Glick from Jewish Vocational Service will offer information, tools and techniques to help you better understand the process, improve your networking ability and increase your likelihood of success! Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

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Lynn Rymarz portrays Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at a Library program
We're looking for an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer to serve as a library ambassador at our adult programs like the one pictured above. You would help with room set-up, greeting patrons, and assisting and introducing speakers. Volunteers are asked to work once or twice a month - mostly evenings and Sundays. Click here to find out more.

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.

 ceta_food_pickup 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.

science_squad 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.

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Arlington Heights Band  - 1915
Are 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.

order of odd fishDate 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.

library_xpress Are you preparing for the ACT or SAT tests? Maybe you want to change careers and need to take tests to get your real estate license or become a paramedic. Or maybe you just want to brush up on math skills. You can do all of this and much more with the Learning Express Library, a new database on our web site under Research. It has practice exams ranging from 4th-grade achievement tests to AP exams and college entrance tests. There are licensing and certification practice tests for 13 different careers, GED preparation and the citizenship test. Tests offer instant scoring so you know immediately how well you did. In addition, there are courses to help you review and learn skills related to the tests. The Learning Express Library is available to A. H. cardholders. Use from home or in the Library.

wild things  Date and time: Friday, October 16, 4 - 6 p.m.   Location: Kids' World and Lindsey Room Celebrate the famous picture book turned movie, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Activities include a scavenger hunt and craft. Join us in the Lindsey Room at 5:30 p.m. for a wild rumpus! For ages 5 - 8. Just drop in; there's no registration.

family history Date and time: Wednesday, October 7, 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South There are many types of libraries that could help you with your family history research. Learn about the different types and the genealogical materials they hold. Two genealogy librarians will discuss how to “research” a library before you go and what to do once you get there. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

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