Posts tagged with "Arlington Heights 125"
Originally published in 1887, The Graysons: A Story of Illinois by Edward Eggleston is a tall tale of a murder trial has the defendant being counseled by a young Abraham Lincoln. When Tom Grayson, gets charged with the murder of no-good townsmen, Gary Lockwood, his mother hires Abraham Lincoln to defend him. Everything seems against Grayson but Abraham Lincoln is able to see the problems in the witnesses’ accounts in this legal story. Pick up a copy of the book at Customer Services - also available as a free eBook. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room
See President and Mrs. Lincoln at the Library!
Historical performers Max & Donna Daniels visit the library as President & Mrs. Lincoln to promote the book discussion of The Graysons: A Story of Illinois. Come try and stump Lincoln and his wife with questions about their lives and his court cases as they mingle with library visitors. A photo opportunity will also be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Monday, April 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: First floor of the Library
Wednesday, January 18, marked the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the village of Arlington Heights, and the library played a key role in the village's celebration festivities.
Thanks to the efforts of Local History and Genealogy Librarian Michael Mulholland and IT Manager Mike Driskell, an antiqued facsimile of the incorporation papers was displayed at the event. The two library staff members traveled to the Cook County archives in Chicago to scan the incorporation document which was then printed on paper that looks like parchment.
Pictured above at the celebration are Executive Director Paula Moore, Michael Mulholland, Mayor Arlene Mulder, Friends of the Library President Stephen Diedrich, Communications and Marketing Director Deb Whisler, and Mike Driskell.
Library staffers Deb Whisler and Mike Driskell were appointed to the Quasquicentennial Committee. The Friends of the Library are also supporting the effort through their purchase of two street banners and a decorated "train" to be displayed this summer at the library. Look for special historical programs this year as well that are funded by the Friends.
Link to Daily Herald article about the event.
Calling all aspiring teen filmmakers! Come to the library to get help making your entry for the village's VAH 125 teen video contest celebrating the village's 125th anniversary.
We have equipment that you can check out to create your video:
- Sony Bloggie Touch camcorders
- a Zoom H1 mic
- Canon S95 digital cameras
You can use our digital Studio to edit it, add music and create special effects with:
- M-audio Oxygen 61 keyboard
- green screen
- and much more - all for free
Need help to plan your project or learn to use the equipment? Call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment or stop by the Computer Help Desk.
Learn more about the Studio and all it has to offer.
Get more information about the teen video contest.