Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 03/10/09

Drop by the library during March and April to view a traveling exhibit about the debates that eventually propelled Abraham Lincoln to the White House. Funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the exhibit contains information about the debates, the political climate of the time, and the 1858 senatorial election results. Although Douglas defeated Lincoln in that 1858 election, Lincoln later defeated him, and others, for the presidency.

Historians from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum helped to develop the exhibit's content, text and graphics.

Want to learn more about our 16th president? Check out this program coming up in March:

The Roads That Lead to LincolnMarch 17

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Posted by daccurso on 06/13/11

Susan Auld, the facilitator for the Poetry Place (the Library's writing group for poets), had her poem, Practicing the Art of Zen, featured on on June 8. Her poem first appeared on the Illinois State Poets Society Website. Congratulations to Susan!
Learn more about the Poetry Place group.
The Poetry Place meets next on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Posted by lmulford on 02/26/14

Looking for your copy of our latest newsletter?  Residents should receive the library's March-April issue of the newsletter in the mail within the next day or two, but it can also be viewed on our website.

Posted by daccurso on 12/07/10
What a great community we live in! This year was our best year yet for donations to our Read and Feed Food Drive and Holiday Book Drive. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our library users, we were able to deliver:
3,438 food items to WheelingTownship. That’s 77 boxes at an estimated weight of 1,925 lbs!
293 pet items to the Buddy Foundation, including four 40-pound bags of dog food
839 books to WheelingTownship
We would like to thank everyone who contributed. You have made this holiday season much brighter for so many area families and pets. As always we had wonderful groups who collected for us. Special thanks go to:
American Legion Auxiliary
AHML staff members
Progeny Dental staff in Lincolnshire
Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
South Middle School Cadette Troop 41075
Ivy Hill 3rd-grade brownies
John Hersey High School National Honor Society
St. Alphonsus School

Posted by daccurso on 09/01/09
museum_blog Venture into an aardvark den, and master a mythical maze. Come face to face with a human-headed winged bull, and sit peacefully in a Japanese garden. Your pass to these adventures, and many more, is available  in Kids' World. The Macy's Museum Adventure Pass offers free admissions and other benefits to suburban museums and cultural attractions. This special opportunity is made possible by Macy’s in partnership with the North Suburban Library System. Check out all the details, including which institutions are participating.
Posted by lmulford on 03/13/14

Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library is pleased to now offer A.H. cardholders access to Pronunciator, a new tool for learning languages. With 80 foreign languages to choose from, Pronunciator offers users a full range of services, including interactive language lessons, virtual conversations, quizzes, downloadable MP3s and an available app. It also offers a large ESL curriculum in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.  Learn more



Posted by paichele on 04/13/15
Thanks to generosity of the Friends of the Library, programs in the Hendrickson Room are now much clearer for those with hearing aids and cochlear implants. A new audio loop system has been installed that sends electromagnetic signals to a tiny receiver already in most hearing aids and cochlear implants. It allows people who use them to hear sounds directly from the AV system. This reduces or cuts out background noise making it much easier to hear. To use the system, attendees need only set their hearing aids to the T (telecoil) setting.
In addition to the audio loop system, the library offers a number of other assistive devices.

Posted by daccurso on 11/10/11
Beginning December 12, we will be unveiling a new and improved library catalog with features you've been asking for. Here are some of the improvements that will make using the catalog even easier:
  • You will be able to create your own username and password instead of using your library card number. 
  • Once you are logged in, you will stay logged in.
  • You can keep a wish list of items you want to check out.
  • It will be easier to place holds and renew items


Posted by daccurso on 12/04/09
Mango, our online database for language instruction, now offers 23 more languages. To find it, just click on Mango on the World Languages page. If you just need to learn some basic words and phrases for an upcoming business trip or vacation and don't have much time, click on Mango Basic. With Mango Basic, you can learn: Arab (Leventine), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. It also offers ESL courses in French, German, Italian Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Vietnamese. To use Mango, you must be an A.H. cardholder.
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.

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