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Thank you to all of our wonderful customers, staff and community groups who contributed to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's Holiday Book Drive. A record-breaking 2,174 books were generously donated for infants, children and teens for Wheeling Township's Adopt-a-Family program, making this the largest donation since the Holiday Book Drive was introduced 20 years ago. Special thanks go to library staff and volunteers, the Board of Library Trustees, the Lakeshore Circle Book Club, the Rolling Green Nine-Hole Golf League and the Friends of the Library for their very generous donations. The library book drive has provided 19,306 books to children and teens in need since 1998. Thank you again for helping provide the gift of literacy in our community during the holidays.


 
Known for their impeccable musicality and unique brand of humor, The Other Guys are the University of Illinois’ premiere men’s a cappella group. The group builds on tradition characterized by musicianship, comedic spontaneity and time-honored dignity. Sponsored by the Friends' of the Library.
 
Date and time: Sunday, December 16, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Adults
 
Learn to use the library’s online resources to work on your resume, research employers and search for jobs.
 
Date and time: Friday, December 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Training Center
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Adults
 
Get ready for your holiday travel, and download cloudLibrary. The cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local public library for free. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read their eBook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of their book across devices.
 
Browse and check out eBooks and audiobooks from our cloudLibrary web portal or from your device.

Download the cloudLibrary app (iOS, Android, Nook HD/Samsung, Kindle Fire, Windows, ChromeOS)

Cloud Library support | Video Tutorial (with printable instructions)

 
Learn more about books, audiobooks, magazines and more available for download from your library here
 
 


 
Mindfulness can decrease stress, anxiety and depression through the cultivation of present-moment awareness. Join us for an introduction and learn mind-body practices to improve concentration and decrease reactivity to distressing thoughts, emotions and physical sensations.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, December 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


 
Do you ever wish the library’s summer reading program would never end? Well, for teens and tweens in grades 4–8, it doesn’t have to! With the library’s new 100 Books Before High School program, readers can keep reading books, earning awesome prizes along the way and keep the fun (and learning) going all year long. Sign up, log books and get more information at ahml.beanstack.org.
 
Just for signing up, you’ll get a cool drawstring backpack to begin your journey. Keep logging every book you read. For every 20 books logged, you’ll earn a badge and a free book. Stop by the Kids’ World or Hub Desks to choose from our awesome selection of prize books, and get a real-life badge to wear proudly. Library staff will even help you figure out the perfect book for you to read next on your path to 100!
 
Once you reach the summit of Mount 100 Books, you’ll earn a High School Survival Kit. The tools in the kit were selected by our Teen Advisory Board, and include a USB power bank, mechanical pencil and lead refills, a touch-screen stylus, mints, a super-pack of sticky notes and so much more.
 
 
 
 
 


 
Join us every Thursday evening for family fun. The theme changes weekly, but the family time together remains the same. Ages 0-6; siblings welcome. Space is limited; tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids' World Desk before each program begins.
 
Mini Movers
Thursday, December 6 and January 3, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
Enjoy songs, stories, musical instruments and dramatic movement. 
 
Jammin' in My Jammies
Thursday, December 13, 20 and 27, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
Put on your favorite PJs and get ready for fun.


 
Would you love to learn some of the key strategies that can help you engage your customers and create sales success? Steve Goldstein of Gold Selling Success will lead a high-energy and interactive session to share some of the wisdom and techniques that that he learned during 20 years as a sales executive.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, December 12, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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Adults, business
 
Monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson - film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Thursday, December 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library announced the appointment of Mike Driskell as the new Executive Director following a unanimous vote by the Board of Library Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 20.

Driskell “is the best leader for our library,” said Board of Library Trustees President Debbie Smart, “His honesty, integrity and demonstrated work ethic are impressive. The board has the utmost confidence in Mike Driskell as a person who has the vision, values, professionalism and dedication to continue moving the library forward in addressing the needs of our community.”

The board engaged executive search firm John Keister and Associates in Vernon Hills to conduct a national search to fill the position in June 2018. Keister worked with the board to present a group of four finalists earlier this month.

A 13-year veteran of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Driskell has served as the interim executive director since September 2017. He was named the library’s director of administration in November 2016, following 11 years of service as the information technology manager. Driskell has an undergraduate degree in computer information systems from Elmhurst College and is enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Dominican University.

An Arlington Heights resident since 2005, Driskell is an active member of the Arlington Heights community and served as the 2017 chairman of the board of directors at the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.
 


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

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;
 
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  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy