What's Up at the Library?


When John Mazurek, a member of local knitting club that meets weekly at the library, moved away last December, his leaving inspired the group to become crafty in more ways than one.
 
“We wanted to stay in touch with John, and we knew the library offers all types of technology classes, " says Margaret Balazs, one of fifteen women who make up the remainder of the class. “So on a whim I called and asked, ‘Can you teach us how to Skype?’”
 
The answer was “yes.” Through a new library service called Tech à la Carte, Digital Services Manager Amy Pelman scheduled a Skype class just for them in the Training Center.
 
“How are the socks coming along,” the ladies joked when their tutorial resulted in a Skype connection with John more than 2,000 miles away in Salem, Oregon.  Screen to screen, the friends caught up, and John even gave them a tour of his new home using his laptop camera. "This is so fun,” said Arlington Heights resident Anna Sayles.
 

One week later, the group was back to their usual library meeting place, Conference Room H. Yarn, knitting needles and as hoped for, John in attendance via Skype.

 
 
Does Tech à la Carte work for your group?

• Designed for groups of 4–12 people
• Must be scheduled by an Arlington Heights cardholder, other participants need not be
• Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance
• Classes available on 60+ tech topics
 
If interested in a small group tech class, please call 847-506-2674.
 


 
It’s spring break, and we’re headed to Rio! Join us at 6 p.m. for fun activities and then stay to watch the movie Rio, which begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Rated G, 96 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
 
Date and time: Friday, March 20, 6–8:15 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults, Family
 
Share your favorite book and learn about new books from other teens. Come prepared to briefly share one or a few of your must-reads. There will be crafts and other activities related to the shared recommendations. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 


Teen
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Join us for a screening of a collection of delightful short films exploring the world of magicians, the awe-inspiring power of the moon and all that lies beyond in the power of our imagination.
 
Date and time: Sunday, March 15, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
The League of Women Voters of the Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Buffalo Grove areas will present a Candidates Forum, Saturday, March 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Heights Village Hall, 3rd floor, 33 South Arlington Heights Road.
 
The forum will give voters the opportunity to become familiar with the candidates, including those running for two seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Incumbent board president Kerry W. Pearson is running for another term along with three write-in candidates: Carole Medal, Stefan Tucker and Patricia Turner.  Audience members will be able to write and submit questions to candidates to create a community conversation.
 
The forum will also include those running for the Village of Arlington Heights Board of Trustees, Arlington Heights Park District Board of Commissioners, District 214 School Board and District 25 School Board. 
 
You can watch the forum live on the Village's access channels, WOW Channel 6 or Comcast Channel 17. 
 
Election Day is Tuesday, April 7. Visit the Cook County Clerk's website for complete voter information including how to cast your vote for a write-in candidate.  
 
 
 


 
Enjoy some American nuptial nostalgia. We’ll discuss food, dresses, crazy traditions and more with vintage expert Amy Alessio. And for those brides to be, come get some vintage inspiration for your own big day.
 
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
 
 


Adults
 
Celebrate both famous and infamous females, so be ready for with all types of historical and pop culture questions. Bring friends or make some new ones, maximum teams of six. Those interested in joining a team will be grouped up that night. Must be 21 years or older.
 
Date and time: Friday, March 13, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Gatsby's Pub, 427 East Rand Road
 


Adults
 
Work in the digital production Studio to learn the basics of music production to change and add to a song that’s already started. You can change up the beat, alter the speed and add instruments to make your own original remix. Your finished product might even be good enough to submit to Battle of the Recorded Bands. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m
Location: Training Center
 


Adults, Teen
 
Professional genealogist Terri O’Connell shares how persistence, patience and creativity are the key to Irish research. She will discuss different ideas to help you move your research forward.
 
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
 
Genealogy Open House
Come see what the genealogy collection has to offer to help you with your family history research. Volunteers and staff will be on duty to help you look for those ancestors. Bring a laptop if you want.
 
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 1–4 p.m.
Location: Shackley Room
 
Drop in


Adults, Genealogy
 
Do you struggle when someone asks, “So, what do YOU do?” Simply put, a smart elevator pitch makes a good impression. An expert from ResuMAYDAY will work with you to craft a compelling, clearly-defined pitch and provide insider tips on public speaking and methods to develop your personal delivery style.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, business

Email Updates

Sign up to receive our e-newsletters
 
  • Upcoming programs
  • Book recommendations
  • Literacy services for growing readers
  • Classes for local business owners
 

Library Newsletter