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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.
 



Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. Here's how it works:

Register here or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The library will host a 1000 Books Celebration in May 2015, but the program doesn’t end until your child enters kindergarten. 
 

Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!

 


Kids' World
 
Arlington Heights resident Isabel Frye celebrated her 9th birthday in a very fun and creative way on Saturday, October 25. Her parents planned a scavenger hunt and hid clues at five stops around town including the library. The 10 party goers descended on Kids’ World mid-afternoon and after some quick sleuthing on the computer, they discovered their next clue – a scroll hidden inside a children’s book featuring The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The cryptic message directed the kids to a different section of the library where a costumed Edgar (Isabel’s uncle) presented a very special and theatrical reading of Poe’s eerie poem to Isabel (pictured wearing blue bow) and friends. 


Library News
 
The rock band Bobglobin debuted its latest music video earlier this month thanks in part to the Studio, the library’s multimedia production lab.  The band’s lead guitarist and Arlington Heights resident Tony Jannotta shot his part of the video at the library using the Studio’s Go Pro camera and green screen.
 
“The lead singer, Hop Litzwire, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an ESPN producer and camera guy, so he has his own studio,” says Allyson Jannotta, Tony’s wife who assisted with the production. “Usually my husband flies to Little Rock, but since we were able to use the camera and green screen at the library, it saved us from having to pay for the flight.”
 
Watch the end result featuring Tony on the guitar in Sinistar, a hard-driving rock tribute to the 1982 classic video arcade game.
 
 
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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Library News

Sign-up has begun for our Winter Reading Program. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk or on the bookmobile. Keep track of your reading to earn a prize and a free book of your choice. You can read or be read to. For ages infancy–13.
 
Dates: Saturday, December 15–Sunday, January 27
 



What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Come and learn about the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households. Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in English homes in the 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era. Powell’s 1968 book was an inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 


Adults

This popular monthly film discussion program is presented by Dann Gire, the film editor for the Daily Herald and a contributing corresponding critic for Ebert Presents on PBS and Raymond Benson, a film historian and novelist.
 
Each month offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. This month the topic is "Heeeere's Jack!" - The Films of Jack Nicholson. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 



Alina Celeste is a kindie music artist who emphasizes folk and traditional songs with a modern twist. She brings an eclectic mix of genres to her performances, from calypso to bluegrass to indie rock. Don't be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing all the way home! For ages 2--7.
 
Date and Time: Saturday, January 19, 4-4:45 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 



View the documentary 9000 Needles, the story of Devin Dearth, who suffered from a devastating stroke at age 40 and underwent acupuncture in China as part of his treatment. After the movie, at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, owner of Ace Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, will discuss acupuncture.
 
Date and Time: Sunday, January 20, 1 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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