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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.
Date and time: Saturday, October 17, 10 - 11 a.m. Location: Training Center Be prepared for the future of investment information. If you have always used our print investment resources in our Business Center, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with their online equivalents. More and more publishers are migrating to an exclusively online format, and this trend will probably continue. While we currently subscribe to most of these sources in print, we are concerned that you will only be able to access them online in the near future. Come to this class and learn how to use Value Line Research Center online, which is available on the Library's web site. 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.
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.