What's Up at the Library?
Lynn Rymarz portrays Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at a Library programWe'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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Need help with math homework? How about English, science or social studies? You can get free one-to-one help from a certified tutor, in English or Spanish, through the Tutor.com Learning Suite on our web site, from 2–9 p.m. every day. Everyone from kindergarten to adults can use it, because it now includes assistance with college courses, the citizenship test, GED prep, proofing your writing and resume reviews. When a live tutor is not available, you can use their StudyCenter which has thousands of worksheets, tutorials and study guides in a variety of subjects. You can link to it from the Kids' page, Teen page and on the Jobs and Careers page. An A.H. library card is required.