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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

 

 



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Sunday is typically a busy day at the library, but the crowd swelled even more on Celebrate Your Library Day on August 18. Community members gathered to:
 
  • Learn about new technology at the Tech Bar and tech classes
  • Have their photo taken in the Studio and Lindsey Room
  • Play math games in Kids' World
  • Visit with A.H. authors and local artist Joe Burlini
  • Watch cooking demos and taste some delicious samples
  • Learn about library resources for automotive repairs
  • Tour the bookmobile
  • Sign up to be a Friend of the Library
  • Get their first library card
 
Our thanks to everyone who stopped by to learn about all the great ways to use their newly renovated library.
 



If you missed the State of the Village event held at the library on April 30, you can now watch the video of the presentation. Residents had the opportunity to hear from the park district, local school districts, the library and also the mayor, Tom Hayes, about highlights of the past year and details for what lies ahead. The presentation is also being broadcast this week on Channel 6 on WideOpenWest, Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 99 on U-Verse. You can also read more about the event in this Daily Herald article.
 


 
Congratulations to the Battle of the Recorded Bands contest song and prize winners. We had a number of bands who recorded songs in the library’s digital studio. The voting was close, but the winning song was Blame it on the Rain by Hannah K., Anna M. and Carly B. of the band Come February. Come February will receive Guitar Center gift cards and have been invited to play a live set at the library in July at the teen PaJAMa Jam Friday, July 18.
 
Thanks to the Guitar Center of Arlington Heights for teaching free teen music classes and for their generous prize donations. The winners of the Guitar center prizes are:
• Guitar and Guitar Stand: Carly B.
• Ukulele: Jared K.
 

(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)

 



One of our goals at the library is to always strive to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home. We are pleased to announce the pilot introduction of Treehouse, a new online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. A.H. cardholders will be able to enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse here and get started today.
 


 
Hoopla, a new online checkout service available at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is revolutionizing the way libraries provide access to the newest titles or hottest TV shows and movies. Read all about it in this June 25 Chicago Tribune article.
 
Learn how to access hoopla.

Interested in learning how to use hoopla? The library will offer four classes in July and August with the next class on Wednesday, July 16, 10:30-11 a.m.  Visit the AHML calendar to register beginning July 1.
 
 


 
At the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, funded by the Friends of the Library, we get an opportunity to express our thanks to our amazing volunteers. The luncheon is also a time for us to recognize volunteers for their many hours and years of service. Pictured above are some of the volunteers who received service awards for volunteering from 500 hours up to 14,500 hours and from 3 years to 30 years here at the library. Also pictured is our Volunteer of the Year, Mark Ostrand, who contributed 410 hours of service last year.
 
Our volunteers are hard at work all over the library, at the Senior Center and on the bookmobile. We can't thank them enough for the valuable services they provide to us and to everyone who uses the library.



Kids’ World now has iPads that A.H. cardholders can check out for one week. They are loaded with fun and educational apps for children from age 1 to grade 8. Apps include Inside the World of Dinosaurs, Letter School, Musical Me, First Words International, and Tap to Talk for children with special needs. Look for  them with the audiobooks near the drinking fountains.


We're responding to the changing ways that you are using the library. Our renovation project is about to get underway, and you will see some big changes as we create new spaces and services to reflect your changing needs. Find out more about the upcoming project on this video by Executive Director Jason Kuhl or read about it here.

 



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04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
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