Stop by the Kids’ World Desk to pick up your game card. Keep track of how much you read. When you have finished, come in to choose your own book. For ages 5–12.
Dates: December 14–January 25
Location: Kids' World
Come explore our re-designed digital media lab, the Studio, and get creative. Interested in making your own movie or music video, or maybe you would like to touch up some old family photos? Make a reservation for up to two hours at a time or drop in. If you need help with your project, you can make an appointment for one-to-one assistance. Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Available for Arlington Heights residents ages 12 and older, business cardholders and local high school students.
Get advice from a panel of college students. Hear about their college experiences and get answers to your burning questions. For high school students only.
Date and time: Wednesday, January 7, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act started November 15, 2014. The library can provide information resources for individual enrollment assistance. Ask at the Info Desk.
Register for an individual appointment with a certified ACA navigator to receive help enrolling in a health care program based on your needs starting December 19, 2014. Register at the library's second-floor kiosk, or call 847-392-0100.
Appointments are available January 7–February 15:
Wednesdays, 4–9 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 12:30–5 p.m.
- Fact Sheets
Stop at the stanchion on the first floor of the library across from the Checkout Desk to pick up a copy of a fact sheet to help you understand the changes to health care and how to get enrolled.
- Helpful Links:
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. (via IMDB.com) Rated PG-13, 97 min. Refreshments will be served.
Date and time: Friday, December 26, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Had enough family time? Stop in for snacks, movies and crafts all day long. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Friday, December 26, noon–7 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub
New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger took center stage on Tuesday, October 28 and shared insights about his book Ordinary Grace, the selection for One Book, One Village, the library's first community read. In an interview-style program, led by Info Services Advisor Barb Weiner, Krueger talked candidly about writing Ordinary Grace and revealed who in his own life influenced the book's most memorable characters. Watch their complete conversation now.
One Book, One Village continues at the library through December 8.
For the seventh consecutive time, Arlington Heights Memorial Library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive, and we are one of only 21 libraries in the nation to have earned five stars for each of the past seven years. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.
This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers. Thank you for making us a 5-star library once again. See Library Journal's 2014 index of star libraries.
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.
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.