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District 25 Art Show Opening Reception
Date and Time:
Thursday, May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
Now in its 24th year, the library and School District 25 invite you to celebrate the arts at the District 25 Art Show opening night reception. The evening will feature artwork from students at every District 25 school, kindergarten through eighth grade, and live music from student musicians. Refreshments will be served. Drop in.
District 25 Art on Display
May 5-27
Locations: Marketplace and First Floor Display Cases
More than 200 works of art curated from seven District 25 elementary schools and two middle schools will be on display in the library during the month of May. Pieces will range from illustrations and mixed media to self-portraits and 3D art. Join us in celebrating these student artists' accomplishments and creativity at the community reception on May 5 or visit anytime in May to see the art on display. Drop in.

Fifteen-year-old Daniel Souvigny is a three-time Junior Champ of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He will share his passion for Ragtime and Early Jazz in a high-energy performance in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Register up to three guests.
Date and time: Friday, April 29, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Money Smart Week® is a public-awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Join us for these programs:
Money Matters
Date and time: Thursday, April 28, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center
Feeling strapped for cash? Develop a personal budget, create a spending and saving plan and learn how to successfully execute them with advisors from NW Compass and Village Bank and Trust. Register
IRL: The Game of Life: For Teens
Date and time: Friday, April 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Spin the wheel on our life-sized, library-inspired version of The Game of Life. Navigate milestones like getting a job or buying a car and do it without going broke. Complete the game and retire with a slice of pizza and a glass of life's delicious lemonade.
For teens. Register

The library has expanded its weekend hours, remaining open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and opening the library an hour earlier, at 11 a.m., on Sundays. 

The pilot program, scheduled to run through the end of 2016, will extend weekend hours based upon a recent survey of library customers which indicated many residents wished the library offered more hours on the weekends. Use of the library during these times will then be evaluated before 2017 hours are set.

"These expanded hours stem from the fact that people's lives are busier than ever, and we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to visit the library," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.

The $125,000 pilot program, which began on March 19, was approved as part of the library’s 2016 budget to provide extra funding to staff the library.

Meet fellow writers, bring pages to share (or just come to listen) and join in a guided critique
led by a writing instructor at this monthly meeting for local writers.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 11, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room I

The Many Languages of Genealogy
Having difficulty reading the old German handwriting? Not sure what that word is in Polish? Bring a COPY of the document and meet with a translator to solve those language mysteries. Languages will include German, Polish, Russian, Swedish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Japanese.
Date and time: Saturday, April 30, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Join us to compare and contrast the novel The Martian by Andy Weir and the 2015 film which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Matt Damon. The Martian chronicles the story of an astronaut who is accidentally left behind on Mars and his struggle to survive. Pick up a copy of the DVD and book at the Info Desk.
Date and time: Sunday, May 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a compelling discussion about the hometowns and lives of the stars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
High Society
Sunday, May 29, 2-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Join us for a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, as well as his ties to Chicago. Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and Hotel Historian for the Palmer House Hilton will also be joining us for a discussion of the Palmer House's Empire Room and its many famous acts--including a young crooner named Frank Sinatra. (He will even be raffling off a weekend getaway at the Palmer House!) The discussion will be followed by a screening of his 1956 film High Society, also starring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.

Inklings: Teen Writing Club
Dates and Time:
Thursday, May 5, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets the first Thursday of every month. We discuss creative writing styles, practice our skills, and share and critique one another's writing. In April, it's all about character development. In May, learn how to overcome writer’s block and that dreaded blinking cursor. For teens in grades 7–12.

Adults, Teen
Tax Forms
Tax day is Friday, April 15, 2016. This year the IRS and the State of Illinois will limit the number of physical forms they send us to distribute at the library. Visit our Tax Forms page to check on the status of what forms are available at the library or on order. All forms are available to download from the IRS website at ahml.info/taxforms.
Here are other ways to obtain tax forms that the library does not have:

1. Download the form. Find the form on our Tax Forms page and download it from the IRS website.
2. Make copies of forms, schedules and instructions located in a large binder at the Info Desk.
3. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 if you would like to order forms, instructions or publications by mail.
4. Order forms online here to be delivered by mail.
Free Tax Assistance
Free tax preparation help from AARP tax aides is available in the library to individuals with low to medium income (with special attention to those over 60.)  Appointment times are Monday mornings through February 15-April 11 in the Hendrickson Room.  Register online or call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment.

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