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Barb Ottolino of The Cultivated Choice will get you started on your summer garden. From seed planting to adding a few simple starter plants, let Barb show you how to create a stunning garden that blooms all summer long.
 
Date and time: Saturday, May 2, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Inspiration loomed large for 53 fourth graders from St. James School who began their school week with a field trip to see the library's LEGO® ART+SCIENCE=ARCHITECTURE exhibit which features 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely out of LEGO® bricks. The students came with an important assignment - to think about how they too can build models. Theirs will be Midwest landmarks and will be part of the school’s Creative Learning Fair at the end of May.
 
"The students were reading the exhibit signs and really paying close attention to how many hours and how much hard work went into creating each of the buildings," said Darlene Potenza, a fourth grade teacher at St. James School. "It was also really exciting for them to see buildings they recognize or have visited either here in Chicago or other places."
 
The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.
 
The exhibit runs through Sunday, May 3 on the first floor of the library.


 
Learn about one of America's great poets as Paul Passen performs and gives a brief history of songs from Carl Sandburg’s The American Songbag. You will hear some wonderful familiar and not-so-familiar songs.
 
Date and time: Saturday, April 25, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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Adults
 
Your business decisions should be based on the needs and wants of customers. Learn how to tap into the mindset of your target market to help you make the right marketing, operational and financial decisions.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, April 28, 6:30–8 p.m.
Location:  Business Center
 


Adults, business
 
Congratulations to Kerry W. Pearson and Carole Medal who have been elected to the Board of Library Trustees.
 
The Cook County Clerk's office released vote totals on Wednesday, April 15. They reported that Pearson, a board member since 2003, and Medal, one of three write-in candidates, received the most votes from the April 7 election. A recap of the library board election is reported in the Daily Herald.

Kerry and Carole will be sworn in to office at the May 19 Board of Library Trustees meeting to serve a six-year term.


 
Celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday with the Hersey Jazz Ensemble. This award-winning ensemble will play some of Holiday’s biggest and best-loved hits.
 
Date and time: Sunday, April 19, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Learn about the creator of our current LEGO® exhibit, Adam Reed Tucker, in this Daily Herald video and article and this Chicago Tribune article.
 
LEGO® ART+SCIENCE=ARCHITECTURE
Stop by the library during through April 30 to see an exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO® bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.

 
Date: March 1-April 30
Location: First Floor
 
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Tax Forms
Tax day is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The library distributes tax forms provided by the IRS and the State of Illinois. This year both the state and the IRS have limited the number of forms they sent us. We currently have the federal 1040 form available.
 
Here are ways to obtain forms that the library does not have:

1. 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 April 13.  Register online or call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment.
 
 
 
 


 
Take a tour of Japan with the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, James Kennedy, and even learn a little Japanese without leaving the library. After his presentation we will watch an anime that we will pick at the club. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, April 17, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and Hub
 


Adults, Teen
 
Genealogist and Civil War enthusiast Jerry Allen will share the search strategies and resources he used to find his Civil War ancestor with only a photo and a name. 
 
Date and time: Saturday, April 18, 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults, Genealogy

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