Posts tagged with "Friends of the Library"

Posted by daccurso on 08/11/09



Three watercolor paintings of Chicago scenes, donated to the Library in memory of former volunteer and Friends of the Library president George Krueger, were dedicated at a recent event. The paintings by artist Sally Perfect Wallman were selected by the Friends of the Library Art Committee and are hanging above the foreign film DVDs on the first floor. Pictured are Krueger’s daughter, Christine; his wife, Irene and Friends’ president Allison Anderson. More event photos.

Posted by daccurso on 06/23/09
burnhamThe Library is honored to be one of over 200 partners across the greater Chicagoland area that have come together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of architect Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. From July 1 through October 31, the Library will be hosting the exhibit "Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis" as well as several programs related to the centennial celebration and the exhibit. We were also chosen as one of four libraries to host three special public events for the Burnham Plan Centennial including a visit on August 9 by Carl Smith, author of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City. The Library has another connection to the Burnham Plan Centennial. Tom Gray, son of long-time Friends of the Library volunteer Margaret Gray, designed a film about Chicago that will be projected in a pavilion to be constructed in Millennium Park. Gray is a graphic artist who designs video projections for theater productions. He was interviewed on Wednesday, June 24, on Channel 11 about his work on this project. Visit for more information on centennial events.
Posted by daccurso on 01/19/10
We'd like to congratulate the winners of our drawing celebrating our 5-star library status. Prizes were donated by the Friends of the Library. The winners of a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble are Jeanne Coughlin, Thomas Sheehy, Laura Stailey, and Marty Landorf. wii_winner The winner of the Wii game console is Laura Guderly. Thanks to everyone for participating and for supporting the Library.
Posted by daccurso on 12/28/09
Date and time: Saturday, January 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sunday, January 10, noon–3 p.m. Location: Lower lobby of core entrance Stock up on children's videos and nonfiction books at this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Fiction paperbacks for adults will also be on sale.
Posted by daccurso on 04/12/10
spring_booksaleSaturday, April 24 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room Silent Auction - 9 a.m.–2 p.m.      Sunday, April 25 noon–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room                                       noon–3:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room Check the Friends' enewsletter for a complete list of items to be auctioned.  You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry everything home. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Posted by lmulford on 01/22/13

Get great deals on used books, music, movies, magazines, games, puzzles and more at this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Also look over this complete list of silent auction items you can bid on at the sale.
You can buy a canvas bag for $5 to carry home all of your purchases. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. 
Saturday, February 2
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room
Silent Auction: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, February 3
noon-4:30 p.m. - Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. - Lindsey Room

Posted by lmulford on 11/20/12

Looking for quality books to give as gifts? The Friends of the Library are holding a holiday book sale with books that are like-new at bargain prices for the discerning readers on your gift list. You will find kids' books, coffee-table books, classics, new fiction and new nonfiction at prices ranging from $1 to $10. Start your holiday shopping here!
Date and Time: Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, noon-5 p.m.
Location: Lower level lobby

Posted by daccurso on 05/12/10
On May 11, the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, funded by the Friends of the Library, was held to honor our dedicated group of library volunteers. We celebrated their combined contribution of 25,382 hours of service to the Library. What a difference our 248 volunteers make each day to help expand our services and add value to the lives of our residents! They work throughout the Library, on the bookmobile and at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. Volunteers assist staff with a mulitude of tasks, including helping out at library programs, staffing the Reading Room and teaching computer classes at the Senior Center, sorting books for the Friends' book sales and helping residents improve their English. We'd like to thank all of our volunteers for their many contributions. VolServiceAwardWinners2010
Volunteers receiving special recognition for 500-9500 hours of service include John Ivory, Gene Taylor, Dorothy Roser, Sandy Kaempen, Stanley Stec, Pat Dennehey, Marsha Balster, Bonnie Romanowski, Cindy Viti, Dorothy Hlavacek, Tom Dooley, Florence Combs, Joan Toomey, Joe Cesario, Jerry Westfall, Nancy Clancy and Jack Muldoon.
Vol of Year TitleSpecial congratulations go to Joan Huff, our Volunteer of the Year. This is a one-time award that is given to the volunteer who has contributed the most hours during the previous year and who has not previously received it. Joan was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for her contribution of 495 hours of service to the Library in 2009.
Posted by daccurso on 05/02/11
On Sunday, May 1, recently retired Library Trustee Dick Frisbie was the guest of honor at a party sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Friends members, library staff and trustees, and village mayor, trustees and manager joined Frisbie family members and friends to celebrate Dick's historic 44-year tenure on the Board of Library Trustees.
A highlight of the event was Dick Frisbie's remarks which we share with you in this YouTube video filmed by his granddaughter, Nora Malone. Library Director Paula Moore and Paul Frisbie, Dick's son, also spoke.

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.