What's Up at the Library?
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.
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:
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.
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.
Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
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.
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.
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.