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Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
The library is the perfect place on a snowy winter's day. Grab a magazine or newspaper and warm up by our cozy fireplace, generously funded by the Friends of the Library. While you're here, browse the Marketplace collection and see what's new and trending in the new year.
Leave the winter blahs behind by learning something new. Want to start your own business? Need to learn how to use Quickbooks for your job? Or maybe you just want to learn how to play the guitar. Our Learn4Life online classes can help you do all of this and more for free.These six-week classes are instructor-led with assignments, tests and discussions for subjects ranging from certificate health programs to college prep to tech topics. A.H. cardholders can take up to five classes per year. Learn more
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.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
- 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.
- In addition to the JFK50 site, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum provides a wealth of information on the Kennedy family including photographs, videos, and speeches.
- Check out our list of DVDs about JFK.
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:
Teens are invited to submit their best design ideas for our new Tumblr blog. The selected design will win two tickets to the 2014 Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Complete the online form with suggestions for the blog title, content, and theme.
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.
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