Adults


Job Seekers: Learn how to make gigging work for you
09/29/14
 
Co-Sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
Gigging is the art of finding and working temporary assignments on a full-time basis. Hundreds of people are gigging for a living. If you are interested in hearing more about this path to employment, you'll learn about what gigging is, how giggers find work on a more regular basis, what it takes to gig successfully and how to secure return engagements to refill the checking and savings account.
 
Date and time: Thursday, October 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join our monthly writing group - October 8
09/30/14

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, October 8, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Cardinal Room
 

High schoolers: The Hub is staying open later
09/30/14

Beginning October 1, the Hub will remain open weeknights until 10 p.m.  Teens can benefit from the additional time to do homework, to work with study groups and to use the Hub's resources.
 
The Hub is open 3 -10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. On days when District 214 or District 25 schools are closed, the Hub opens at noon.

Movie Club: Movies of the Late '50s and Early '60s - October 9
09/29/14
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening of film clips, cinema history, trivia and more.
 
Date and time: Thursday, October 9, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join us for an informative session on post-traumatic stress disorder
09/29/14
 
Hear the story of someone who may be quite unlike you. Learn what his or her life is really like, ask questions and leave with a renewed understanding of what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. This program will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the perspective of a medical expert and a veteran who has experienced it. Vietnam veteran and PTSD survivor, Ceasar Soto and Steve Ruohomaki, Clinical Supervisor at Lake and McHenry County Veteran and Family Services will discuss managing the memories of combat and answer audience questions.
 
Date and time:  Tuesday, October 14, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Teens: Meet some of your favorite authors on the Fierce Reads Tour
09/23/14
 
We're prematurely kicking off Teen Read Week with a visit from the Fierce Reads Tour. We're thrilled to welcome four authors to discuss their new and upcoming books for teens.
 
Marissa Meyer - The Lunar Chronicles
Nikki Kelly - The Styclar Saga
Jessica Brody - Unremembered Trilogy
Gennifer Albin - Crewel World
 
Meet the authors and learn where they get their ideas, what it is like to be a published author, and behind-the-scenes details of their novels. Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have books signed. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, October 10, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub
 
 
 
 

Join us for a day of play
08/26/14
 
As part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, kids are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. At our building sessions, we'll provide the cardboard and the tools-- you provide the creativity! Inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade, this annual event is presented by the Imagination Foundation. Come to the library to build – an arcade, a carnival, robots, cars, a spaceship, a maze - or build at home or at school and bring it to the Cardboard Challenge Day of Play. Join us to see what others have built. For all ages, kids through teens and their families.
 
Cardboard Challenge Day of Play
Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
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Energize your job search with a resume review
08/14/14
 
A.H. cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
 
Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room
 

Dann & Raymond: The Greatest Chase Scenes–May 8
05/04/14

This month Dann and Raymond close out their season with "The Greatest Chase Scenes."  Presented by Dann Gire, film editor for the Daily Herald and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and Raymond Benson, film historian and novelist, this popular monthly film discussion program includes film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and Time:Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join our monthly writing group: May 14
04/29/14

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 14, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Lindsey Room