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The library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Day.

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Current marketing techniques depend heavily on influencing clients and prospects by creating and sharing information they are interested in rather than turning them off with direct advertising. Learn about developing and presenting information to solve people’s problems and answer their questions.
Date and time: Tuesday, December 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Adults, business

How about sharing the gift of books with area children at our Holiday Book Drive? For the 17th year we are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16 for Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. In that time we’ve collected 13,831 books. Help us continue the tradition this year. Bring your books to the collection bin on the first floor by the Checkout Desk or to the bookmobile. Books in Spanish are also welcome. For more information, contact Deb Whisler at 847-506-2613.
Date: Drop off books through Monday, December 1

Thanksgiving festivities began a few days early for library volunteers who enjoyed slices of pie in recognition of all they do for the library. The invite read, “In this season of Thanksgiving, stop by for pie!”  Dozens accepted the sweet offering which included a seasonal spread of pumpkin and apple pies, served up with caramel toppings, in the Hendrickson Room.

In 2013, 461 volunteers contributed 28,695 hours of service to the library in the areas of genealogy, ESL, the Friends of the Library, at the Senior Center and as Dunton Street greeters. Volunteers can also be found in Kids’ World, on the bookmobile and as part of the Library Visitor program, which delivers library materials to Arlington Heights residents who are homebound.
“Volunteers are involved in all facets of the library,” says Caryl Medsker, Volunteer Services Coordinator. “We really are grateful for all that they do.”

You won’t be saying “Bah, Humbug!” when you join us for this holiday classic Muppet-style. Don’t be a Scrooge! Grab your blankie, put on your pjs and come for a fun-filled movie night. Rated G.
Date and time: Friday, December 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Kids' World
Co-Sponsored with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Initiative
Not sure where to start when looking into different healthcare providers? This evening will help provide guidance when looking for a quality practitioner. Six practitioners will give useful health tips in their specialty areas to jump-start you for an even healthier 2015. Presenters include a medical doctor, nursing practitioner, chiropractor, health coach, fitness coach and Chinese medicine practitioner/acupuncturist.
Date and time:Tuesday, December 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

EPO is a Department of Defense Contractor that partners with over 3,800 civilian companies to help connect service members and their families with civilian careers. A representative from EPO will demonstrate their website which lists over 850,000 jobs worldwide.
Date and time: Wednesday, December 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Adults, business
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act started November 15, 2014. The library can provide information resources for individual enrollment assistance. Ask at the Info Desk.

Programs and resources:
  • Affordable Care Act Resources
This 30 minute class will introduce credible information resources customers can use to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Date and time: Thursday, December 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Location: Training Center
  • Individual Appointments
Sign up for an individual appointment with an ACA Navigator to receive help enrolling in the health care program that best suits your needs. Appointment times are available Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can stop at our Info Desk, or call us at 847-392-0100, to make an appointment.
  • Fact Sheets
Stop at the stanchion on the first floor of the library across from the Checkout Desk to pick up a copy of a fact sheet to help you understand the changes to health care and how to get enrolled.
  • Helpful Links: 
The official Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace: getcoveredillinois.gov    
Healthcare.gov – the official federal government website for healthcare information: healthcare.gov

New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger took center stage on Tuesday, October 28 and shared insights about his book Ordinary Grace, the selection for One Book, One Village, the library's first community read. In an interview-style program, led by Info Services Advisor Barb Weiner, Krueger talked candidly about writing Ordinary Grace and revealed who in his own life influenced the book's most memorable characters. Watch their complete conversation now.

One Book, One Village continues at the library through December 8.

One of the library's goals is to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home.  Check out Treehouse, an online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. Arlington Heights cardholders can 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 and get started today.

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