Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 05/20/11
Dryden School's "World of Work" program had fifth-grade students TJ and Kevin working at our drive-up window and Jessica and Colette shelving books in Kids' World. AHML was one of 26 AH locations welcoming students to get "hands on" work experience in their community.
 

Posted by daccurso on 10/13/11

Library eBooks for Kindle are now available through our website.
 
See instructions for downloading eBooks to the Kindle. Questions? Contact the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640.
 

Posted by wtolan on 07/16/18
 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrated its biggest FanCon yet as more than 900 residents of all ages stopped by the library's third annual comic book and pop culture convention on Saturday, June 14.
 
The convention gave fans an opportunity to see and dress up as their favorite characters from Marvel, Star Wars, Pokémon, Harry Potter and more.
 
"It's fun seeing a bunch of people into the same thing as you," said 12-year-old Colin Ryan, who was one of the runner-ups in the Super Smash Bros. tournament hosted by the cosplay group, The Age of the Geeks.
 
The tournament was one of more than 20 activities convention-goers could take part in throughout the day.
 
Best-selling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown, who is known for his Jedi Academy series as well as the Darth Vader and Son series, was one of the biggest highlights of the convention as he met fans while hosting an artist talk, two book signings and a drawing workshop.
 
Other popular activities included Etch A Sketch workshops with artist Princess Etch, lightsaber training sessions for young Jedi, fandom-related arts and crafts in the Hub and Artists' Alley, which gave library customers a chance to meet 12 featured artists and exhibitors in the library's Hendrickson Room.
 
"This is awesome, it's great for families," said Lisa Cuffe, who came to FanCon with her family of four. When the family found out that FanCon was taking place at the library, they rushed home to dress up in costume before returning to take part in the festivities. "You usually can't bring kids to these kind of events, so we're going to do this every year if we can."
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/29/11

On Friday, July 29, Farm Bureau members from Cook and Kendall counties toured the library with State Representative David Harris as part of the Farm Bureau's Adopt-A-Legislator program.
 
Farmers from rural areas are matched with city and suburban legislators and visit their districts to learn about the important issues for cities and suburbs. Legislators like Representative Harris then visit the rural districts for farm tours to learn about the issues facing farmers.
 
In addition to the library, the tour also included Village Hall, the downtown business area, Tuscan Market, Metropolis and the Backstretch at Arlington Park. According to Representative Harris, the library was chosen for the tour because "it is one of the leading libraries in the state," and he wanted to showcase the Business Center, a "great resource for the community."

Posted by daccurso on 12/14/10
Arlington Heights resident Paula Burzawa recently appeared at Barnes & Noble for a book talk about her newly released first novel Seasons of Sun now available at Barnes & Noble.com, Amazon.com, Borders.com and at Barnes & Noble stores.
 
Paula credits her writing success to her involvement in the Library's writers' group, The Writing Place. Here is an excerpt from her comments at the book talk:
 
"My novel would have never come together without this group. A few years ago, during one of my weekly visits to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library with my son and daughter, I noticed a poster for a new group that was forming, called The Writing Place. Created for aspiring writers of all backgrounds, it allowed participants to share their creative writing -  be it poems, play manuscripts, even short stories. I was ecstatic about the formation of this group because for years I had been trying to put together a travel memoir of my summers spent in Greece.
 
Over the course of a year and a half, we wannabe authors met at the library, sharing our stories, critiquing each other’s work, offering not only guidance, but encouragement to one another, as each of us dared to follow our writing dreams. After each session, I left the library uplifted, more driven, more focused on what my story needed to be. My questions and challenges about how I should tell my story were answered by sharing with the group. 
 
In the end, however, aside from the technical guidance, the most valuable gift the Writing Place provided was the motivation never to give up on a dream. Despite the challenges of compiling my manuscript, the optimistic camaraderie between fellow members of the group kept me focused towards the completion of my project."
 
Experience the Library's  writing groups for yourself. Beginning in January, aspiring writers will have two writing groups to choose from - The Writing Place and the Poetry Place. Register now for both groups - online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
 
Register for The Writing Place.
Register for The Poetry Place.

Posted by daccurso on 11/08/11

We're 4 for 4! For the fourth consecutive year, the library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2011. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive. Only 85 libraries across the country received this rating which is based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Thanks for making us a 5-star library!

Posted by daccurso on 12/07/09
 5star_library For the second year in a row, Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service gave Arlington Heights Memorial Library a Five-Star rating – making it one of America’s top-rated libraries. Only 1% of public libraries across the nation are awarded this distinction.
Posted by lmulford on 08/19/13

The Japanese maple trees shown above were donated by the Friends of the Library in honor of Paula Moore for her exemplary service as Kids’ World manager and Executive Director from 1991–2012. You can see the trees on the north side of the library along Euclid Avenue.

 

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 daccurso on 11/29/10
Want a reminder when it is time to sign up for the next cooking program? We can alert you via email to upcoming Library programs for adults. And you can choose what interests you – author visits, cooking programs, musical performances, health and wellness information and much more. Sign up on the events page of our web site. Enter your email address under event announcements on the right side of the page and click on go to see a list of the types of programs you wish to sign up for. You can also fill out a form at the Reception Desk on the Library's second floor.

 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
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;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy