What's Up at the Library?
The Japanese maple trees shown above were donated by the Friends of the Library in honor of Paula Moore for her exemplary service as Kids’ World manager and Executive Director from 1991–2012. You can see the trees on the north side of the library along Euclid Avenue.
Did you know that now you can check whether the library has a book while browsing Amazon and other websites by using our new "Check AHML" bookmarklet? The bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at the library and checks all the editions of the title, not just the edition you're looking at. Get the "Check AHML" bookmarklet, and simply drag the button to your browser's "bookmarks" bar. It's that easy!
Renowned local appraiser Karl Gates presents a general history and overview of current and past trends in the world of antiques appraisal. The first 30 registrants can bring in one item for appraisal. Stamps, coins and firearms are not eligible for appraisal. For A.H. cardholders only.
Drop by the library and see all the tech tasks you can now accomplish at our new SimpleScan Station near the Tech Help Desk. The station has free faxing capability replacing the fax service previously offered at the Checkout Desk. In addition to faxing, you can also scan documents, photos, and books to send to an e-mail address, save to a flash drive, send to our B&W and color printers, generate a QR code to download your scans to your smartphone, and even upload to your Google Drive account. Give it a try or feel free to drop by the Tech Help Desk and ask for a demonstration.
It's summertime and the reading is easy when you use our 3M Cloud Library service. It works with iPads and iPhones, Android devices (including Kindle Fire), Nook, Kobo and PC/Mac. Browse and check out eBooks from our 3M Cloud Library web portal or from your device. Download the 3M Cloud Library app.
It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over.
Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
Check out the winning films on our Teen page:
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'
BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'
BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'
Congratulations to the prize winners at our Celebrate Your Library Day Open House. Prizes for these lucky AH cardholders were courtesy of the Friends of the Library:
Join us for this writing workshop with writer and storyteller Jeremy Schaefer as we explore the world of words. For ages 10–13.