Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by jlambrecht on 08/16/11

On Monday, August 15, long time library volunteer Joe Cesario was awarded the fourth annual Dr. Kenneth Hood Award by Village President Arlene Mulder at the Village Board Meeting. This special award is given by the Village's Senior Citizens Commission.
 
After retiring from a long career at First National Bank of Chicago where he developed computer applications and networks, Joe turned to teaching computer classes for seniors and tutoring unemployed people seeking computer skills for work. For the past 11 years he has contributed over 3000 hours as a volunteer for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, significantly impacting the lives of many seniors who use the library’s services at the Senior Center.  Joe was also the recipient of the 2007 Arlington Heights Memorial Library Volunteer of the Year award.

Posted by daccurso on 12/13/10
What do an author, a hall of famer and a Heart of Gold recipient have in common? They are all library volunteers who received recognition for their achievements in 2010.
 
Author Barbara Binns
 
 
October was a big month for Barbara Binns who is a volunteer in the Library's Computer Room at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. Not only does she help teach library-sponsored computer classes there, but she also used those same computers to write a book. Her novel for young adults, called Pull, is based loosely on her life and was published in October to good reviews. It was her first novel and created quite a stir among her peers at the Senior Center where she talked about her experiences in a program called "Getting in Print."
 
Senior Hall of Famer Jack Muldoon
 
 
Senior Center volunteer Jack Muldoon also had a memorable October. He was inducted into the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame for his work teaching retirees how to research and track investments. For over ten years, Jack has lent his considerable knowledge, skills, and energy to the Library’s computer education programs for seniors. Through his classes, lectures, and one-on-one assistance, Jack has helped nearly 1000 older adult students develop the skills needed to manage their own investments.
 
Heart of Gold Award Winner Javier Elias
 
 
Rounding out this award-winning year for library volunteers is Javier Elias who just won the 2011 "Young at Heart" Heart of Gold award. The Heart of Gold awards honor Arlington Heights volunteers. Javier has been a volunteer at the Library for more than eight years. He began as a Spanish language translator on the bookmobile and is currently a tutor for eight students each week in the ESL/Literacy Office. While their stories may be different, Javier’s students speak with one voice of the passion and energy that he brings to his tutoring sessions. His dedication to his students has enabled them to become active, contributing members of our community.
 
Congratulations to these dedicated library volunteers! We're so proud of all of our volunteers and grateful for their continued support of the Library.

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 www.YourDailyPoem.com 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 daccurso on 11/17/11

Unwind between your holiday shopping trips and come to the library to hear the unique music of Abraham Levitan and his magical keyboard while you’re browsing for books and DVDs. There's no registration required.
 
Date and time: Saturday, December 17, 3–5 p.m.
Location: in the library
 
Drop in

Posted by daccurso on 08/04/10
NatlNiteOut It was great to see everyone who stopped by our table at National Night Out. The Library will also have a booth at Mane Event on Friday, August 20. We invite everyone to look us up then for more fun and giveaways funded by the Friends of the Library.
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