Posts tagged with "Genealogy"

Posted by aharder on 05/21/18
 
How will you put some spark in your summer? Create your summer at the library with unique reading programs and challenges for every age. Meet and be inspired by the library's artist-in-residence, award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka, and see his artwork on display in the Marketplace, June 4 through August 12. Explore fun, engaging, interactive programs to fuel your creativity, all summer long. Watch your mailbox for the library's summer newsletter for more information. Registration for all summer reading programs begins June 4. See more information on our summer reading program page. 

Posted by wtolan on 06/11/18
 
Your house has a history. Was it moved, damaged by fire or englarged to accommodate a growing family? Tina Beaird of Tamarack Genealogy will provide strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps and other resources.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Posted by aharder on 03/11/16
 
Do you have old home movies, photos or slides you need digitized? Wish you could record an oral history with a loved one who cannot get to the library’s recording studio? Need better tools to take professional photos of products for your business? With new equipment available from the library’s Studio, you can get creative with video, music, graphic design, digitization, photography and more.
 
New Features:
• Adobe’s Creative Cloud, featuring Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• RetroScan, a tool for digitizing 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm film
• ProTools software for composing, recording, editing and mixing music and soundtracks
• Lighting Cube for product photography
• Recording Kits- bring the Studio home with you
• Wacom Tablet for check-out
• Zoom H4N Handheld Stereo Recorder with Built-in Microphones for check-out
 
Other Studio Equipment:
• Tools for digitizing VHS, cassettes, vinyl, photos, slides and more
• Logic Pro X and Garageband
• iMovie and Final Cut X
• Soundproof booth, electric drum kit and keyboards for recording
• Lighting, backdrops and cameras for video and photography
• GoPro cameras for check-out
 

The Studio is located on the first floor. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to use the Studio or attend an upcoming tech class. Call 847-392-0100 to make a reservation or book online at ahml.info/studio. View tech classes at ahml.info/techclasses. Learn more about the Studio at ahml.info/studio. The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Posted by wtolan on 05/14/18
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is now offering two new resources to help aid genealogy and history research. The first is Proquest Historical Newspapers, which adds to the access the library already had for the historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1993). New historical titles include The New York Times (1851-2013), The Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922), The Baltimore Sun (1837-1991) and The Irish Times/The Weekly Irish Times (1859-2015). These are fully-scanned articles and pages from the original newspapers, complete with photos, advertisements, classifieds, obituaries and death notices, and are especially valuable both to genealogists and students working on history projects (looking for primary sources, historical price information, etc.).
 
The second resource is American Ancestors, a collection of genealogy databases maintained by the New England Historic Genealogical Society with over 14 billion records pulled from military sources, vital records, family histories, census data, etc. Full access to records is available inside the library. Users outside the library have limited access to freely-available records.
 
Resources such as Proquest Historical Newspapers can be found by visiting the library's Research webpage and clicking on the Databases tab.

Posted by aharder on 04/05/18
 
Library parking lot full? Did you know parking is also available across the street from the library in the commuter lot on Vail Avenue? After noon on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday, the Vail commuter lot is free. The commuter lot is located on Vail Avenue between St. James and Fremont. Enter from Vail Avenue or St. James.
 

Posted by paichele on 06/18/18
 
Repairs to the underground garage will take place Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 weather permitting. Drive-up window service and underground parking will be disrupted and at times, unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Here's what to expect:  
 
Tuesday, June 19 - Temporary closures and disruptions
Asphalt work at the entry to the underground parking lot weather permitting.
 
  • The underground garage will be temporarily closed to vehicles in the early morning and again in the afternoon.
  • The drive-up window will be temporarily unavailable early morning and again in the afternoon. Holds can be picked up in the library next to the Checkout Desk. If you have questions or need special accommodations, call 847-392-0100.
  • Pedestrian walkways open. Customers will be able to enter the library on foot through the underground garage.
  • Outdoor parking lot will be available.
  • Dunton Street book drop available.
 
As asphalt work is completed on June 19, vehicles will be able to enter and/or park in the underground garage. Drive-up window service will resume. 
 
Wednesday, June 20 - Closures
Paving work weather permitting. Stamping and coloring of the asphalt will be done during this day.   
 
  • The underground parking lot will be closed to vehicles and remain off-limits overnight to allow for the paint to cure.
  • The drive-up window will be closed. Holds can be picked up in the library next to the Checkout Desk. If you have questions or need special accommodations, call 847-392-0100.
  • Pedestrian walkways open. Customers will be able to enter the library on foot through the underground garage. 
  • Parking in the outdoor lot will be available.
  • Dunton Street book drop available.
 
We anticipate the underground parking lot and drive-up window will reopen on Thursday, June 21. Again, we appreciate your patience during these repairs. 
 

 
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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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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
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