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Using Your iPad: Beyond the Basics
Explore in-depth many of the default apps available on your iPad.  Bring your iPad if you have one. Requirement: Comfortable with the basic functions of an iPad.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 29, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
Register (A.H. cardholders)
How to Use Your iPad
Learn to use your tablet’s settings, apps, web browser, and much more. Bring your iPad if you have one.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 30, 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Training Center
Register (A.H. cardholders)
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Need a little help learning how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends? We have tech classes to help you learn everything you need to know about Facebook.  We have tech classes for all the skills you need for business, school and home. 
Facebook: Getting StartedMonday, April 28, 10:30-noon
Facebook: Beyond the Basics - Monday, April 28, 1:30-3 p.m. or Wednesday, April 30, 1:30-3 p.m.
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or online. Class descriptions are on our online calendar.
  • All of the above sessions are in the Training Center and are limited to A.H. cardholders. 
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Community members are invited to attend a “State of the Village” program hosted by the library. Representatives of governmental entities serving the residents of Arlington Heights, including the village, library, park district, and school districts 21, 23, 25 and 214 will give a brief presentation on highlights of the past year and future plans. This event is an informational community update; no official business will be conducted by these governmental boards. It will be broadcast on cable TV at a later date. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Deb Whisler, the library’s director of Communications and Marketing, at 847-506-2613.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

At the Friends of the Library's Super Spring Used Book Sale, you will find super savings on thousands of books, music, movies and magazines. Check out the huge selection of cookbooks and books on sports and politics. Check out the list of silent auction items on our website.

You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry your purchases. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will no longer be accepted.

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
Silent Auction 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 27
noon-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Are you interested in using the Studio, our digital media lab, but not sure where to start? Stop in to ask any questions you have about the equipment or learn the first steps about topics such as scanning photos, digitizing home movies, editing a video and recording music. For A.H. cardholders only.
Date and Time: Monday, April 28, 6-7 p.m.
Location: The Studio
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What's all the hoopla about hoopla? Hoopla is a new digital media service that allows A.H. cardholders to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks. It offers access to thousands of titles, available for instant streaming or temporary download to a smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. Highlights include:
  • A.H. cardholders may borrow up to eight items per calendar month.
  • Titles can be streamed or downloaded for a specific period of time and are automatically removed from your device when they expire.
  • You can view/listen to items as many times as you'd like within the borrowing period.
  • Borrowing limits are as follows:
Movies/TV: 3 days
Music Albums: 7 days
Audiobooks: 21 days
You’ll find hoopla on the library’s ebooks and download webpage. There you can get the app for your mobile device or go straight to the hoopla website. Create an account, enter your library and card number, and you’re on your way to experiencing all kinds of entertainment.  If you find you need help, just give us a call at 847-392-0100.

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.
Date and Time: Sunday, May 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Register A.H. Cardholders only


The time has come to vote for your favorite musical entry submitted to our Teen Battle of the Recorded Bands contest! Each of the six entries (by four different bands) were either recorded or edited in the library's digital Studio. The entry with the most votes wins the opportunity to play a live set at the library. Listen now and vote through April 30. Good luck to all the talented teens who used the equipment in our Studio's production lab to record their music.


You're invited to stop by the Marketplace during April and view the inspiring artwork from Little City's Center for the Arts. For more than 20 years, Little City's Center for the Arts in Palatine has been dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic expression for individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center consists of a series of studios that focus on visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, the applied arts and time-based media.

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Learn tips on how to strategically use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website through branding and social media marketing.
Date and Time: Monday, April  14, 7-8 p.m. or Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

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