Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by lmulford on 06/17/13

Check out our new location for community information just inside the Dunton Street entrance on the wall near the Cardinal Room. We have many free community resources available to our customers such as consumer information, local bus schedules, and publications like the Windy City Times and Senior News.

Posted by daccurso on 05/21/10
Beginning June 1, the Library and its grounds will be smoke free.  While smoking  is currently not allowed in the Library, customers had been allowed to smoke outside of the building. This change is part of an update to the Library's Code of Conduct which was put in place to "provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work."  New signs indicating this change will go up on June 1 in the parking lots and near Library entrances.
Posted by daccurso on 02/16/12

Now you can print from anywhere using the library's new wireless printing service. Send us documents from your computer, your phone, your tablet, then come to the library to pick them up. It costs just 5¢ for a black & white page and 50¢ for a color copy.
Learn more about this convenient new service.


Posted by daccurso on 01/14/12

The new catalog is here! To access your account and take full advantage of the catalog's great new features, you need to create a new username and password. The classic catalog is no longer available, so be sure to set up your new account today.
Here's what you can do with it:
  • Create your own username and password
  • Log in and stay logged in
  • Set your usual pickup location for holds
  • Create and save lists (wish lists)
  • Tagging, rating and reviewing is integrated in your account
  • Place holds more easily
  • Easier renewals and freezes
  • Save searches
Create your new account now.

Posted by daccurso on 03/29/11
As newspapers begin to charge for their online versions, consider reading them on the Library's website. Not only do we have links to individual newspapers, but we also offer ProQuest Newsstand, a database which gives you access to newspapers all over the country: Chicago Tribune (1989-current), Wall Street Journal (2009-current), New York Times (1980-current), Boston Globe (1987-current), and much more.
You can find links to individual newspapers and to ProQuest Newsstand on our Research page. Click on databases, then newspaper articles to select the one you wish to read.
Please call the Answer Center, 847-506-2633, with additional questions.

Posted by daccurso on 12/21/11

Beginning January 1, notary service will no longer be available at the library. If you require this service, contact the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, for a listing of nearby locations that offer it.

Posted by paichele on 11/13/15
"I think I'm still a short storyteller at heart," author Cristina Henríquez told an audience of 200+ during an appearance at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Thursday evening, November 12. Cristina spoke about her novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, which was chosen as the 2015 One Book, One Village selection by the library. In an interview-style program moderated by Info Services Librarian Mike Monahan, Cristina spoke candidly about her book which she originally wrote as a short story before expanding - a task which took five years to complete and tells the story of two families who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America and their neighbors living in a Delaware apartment complex.
"The second you hear someone's story, or imagine their story, it becomes so much harder to be intolerant," she said. "One of the goals of the book was to keep poking at stereotypes."
Following the 50-minute conversation on-stage, the author fielded questions from the audience which included sharing insights on the editing and publishing process.

Earlier in the program when asked to describe the meaning of home, Henríquez responded, "Home is not a place. To me, home is a feeling. It's that feeling when your soul sighs."

The Metropolis event capped off a day-long exchange between the author and the Arlington Heights community about The Book Unknown Americans. Earlier at the library, she did a short reading from the novel for an audience in the Cardinal Room and met in the Hub with more than 80 students from three District 214 schools.


District 214 students meet One Book, One Village author in the Hub
What better way to learn about a book than to meet its author. That's what happened for more than 80 high school students who had the opportunity to meet Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, during her November 12 visit to Arlington Heights and the library for One Book, One Village. 
The students gathered in the Hub from three schools - John Hersey High School, Rolling Meadows High School and District 214's Newcomer Center - and spent more than an hour with Cristina asking questions about the book, its characters and what it takes to be an author.
"It took me five years to write this book and there were days when it really was a struggle and I wondered if I'd ever finish it," she told the students. Henríquez later added, "The best thing you can do for your writing is to forget that anyone is ever going to read it and just write."

Posted by daccurso on 04/06/11
How well you know your town? Friday afternoons on Facebook, look for our "Peg the Pic" photo of the week and see if you know where it is. It could be in the Library or anywhere in Arlington Heights. Post your guesses on the Library's Facebook page.

Posted by lmulford on 04/20/12

There was something for everyone at Poetry Night at the library. In honor of National Poetry Month, the library hosted three poets with vintage typewriters who created one-of-a-kind poems on the spot for library visitors. There was also a poetry performance with music, magic, and juggling. Check out the library's extensive poetry collection. There's something for everyone!

Posted by daccurso on 06/28/10
Quilters An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings.  Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
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

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