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The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is featured in the December 12 Chicago Tribune article, "Beyond the stacks: Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century." The article highlights many of the ways our library has redesigned its spaces and services for the way our customers are using the library. In its mention of AHML offering over 50 tech classes each month, Executive Director Jason Kuhl says, "It's more about learning the tool than just providing the tool." It reflects the commitment we've made to continue to respond to the changing needs of our residents in the most relevant ways. Read the entire article.


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Looking for some cooking or decorating inspiration for the holiday season or in need of a few gift ideas?  Browse through some of the current magazines for free right from home.  If you are an A.H. cardholder, you can choose from over a hundred different magazine titles and have them delivered right to your PC or mobile device by using Zinio, the library's digital magazine service. Better still, there's no due dates or borrowing limits to worry about.  Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio or we can show you how at this upcoming tech skills session:
 
Zinio: Digital Magazines for Your Tablet and Computer
 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 12, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 
Register A.H. Cardholders Only
 
 
 


 
 
Happy Birthday Puzzles! The crossword puzzle turns 100 years old on December 21 and we're celebrating all month long by featuring puzzles of all kinds in the Marketplace. Drop by anytime the library is open - we have puzzles that every member of your family can enjoy.
 
Dates: now through December 31
Location: Marketplace
 



Are you considering purchasing an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Stop by our Tech Bar and try out a variety of devices.  AH cardholders can check out a Nook HD tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader for two weeks.  Once checked out, our Tech Help Desk can assist you in loading the titles of your choice from our 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive eBook collections.  


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For the sixth consecutive year, AHML has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive and a recognition achieved by only 1% of the nation's libraries. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.

This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers.  Thank you for making us a 5-star library once again.  See Library Journal's 2013 Index of Star Libraries.

 


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Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
 
Date: Saturday, November 9
 
Traditional Indian Dancing
The internationally-renowned Natya Dance Company will entertain us with a performance and then teach us some dance moves
 
Time and Location: 1:30–2:30 p.m./ Marketplace
 
 
Laughter Yoga
Learn about the laughing clubs of India and participate in simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing. Traditional Indian sweets will be served.
 
Time and Location: 3–4 p.m./ Hendrickson Room
 
 
 


Adults, dance, Eat, Laugh
 
Join us on December 5 to talk about Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63. It is a meditation on memory, love, loss, free will and necessity. Copies of the book are available at the Info Services Desk.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
 
 
As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, there is a lot of interest in learning more about the 35th President of the United States. Here are some helpful information sources:
 
  • Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.
 
 
 
 


Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library is pleased to now offer A.H. cardholders access to Pronunciator, a new tool for learning languages. With 80 foreign languages to choose from, Pronunciator offers users a full range of services, including interactive language lessons, virtual conversations, quizzes, downloadable MP3s and an available app. It also offers a large ESL curriculum in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.  Learn more

 

 



Crossing the pond is easier than you think. Genealogist Jacquie Schattner shows you the history of immigrant travel into the U.S. and how to locate genealogical records in most European countries. Learn about immigration, emigration and ship records plus European birth, marriage, death and census records. A list of over 30 websites for European research and a guide for translating records will be provided. Genealogy volunteers will be available in the afternoon in the Shackley Room to help you with your research.
 
Date and Time: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Hendrickson Room
 



Turn a hardcover book into a homemade case for your tablet or eReader. It also makes a great Mother’s or Father’s Day gift! Families welcome. Bring your device to ensure the right dimensions and if there is a particular book cover you’d like to use, feel free to bring your own.
 
Date and Time: Sunday, May 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
Register A.H. Cardholders only


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