Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by aharder on 08/26/15
 
Did you catch our bookmobile out and about town this summer? It was a busy season for the bookmobile, which served at least 2,220 additional customers through outreach and community events.
 
The bookmobile attended regular Storytime in the Park sessions at both Pioneer and Frontier Parks. The program was extended to eight weeks, with storytimes and bookmobile visits every Tuesday and Wednesday. Bookmobile staff attribute this summer's great attendance to all that nice weather we had, serving at least 400 customers each month. On one day alone, the bookmobile saw 105 customers at Storytime in the Park events.
 
Our mobile library also visited four Arlington Heights Park District summer camps each month during June and July, giving campers an extra opportunity to grab a book for some summer reading.
 
You might have also seen the bookmobile at community events such as Picnic in the Park, the Centennial Park Annual Picnic, Pirate Party at Lake Arlington, National Night Out, Mane Event and Fiesta de Arlington.
 
The bookmobile will continue to make regular stops throughout Arlington Heights this fall. Click here for the schedule.
 

Posted by paichele on 09/30/14
 
One of the library's goals is to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home.  Check out Treehouse, an online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. Arlington Heights cardholders can enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse and get started today.
 

Posted by paichele on 02/01/16
 
As the final season of Downton Abbey draws to a close, Lynn Rymarz will appear as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life living in Highclere Castle, the real home and setting for Downton Abbey. Performance is based on the book Lady Catherine and the Real Downtown Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon.
 
Date and time: Friday, February 12, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by paichele on 02/16/15
 
Arlington Heights cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
 
Date and time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Wednesdays afternoons
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room
 

Posted by aharder on 01/26/16
 
The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to an engaging presentation with author Liesl Shurtliff. Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, will speak about myths, fairy tales and legends, where they come from, how they change and what they mean to us today. Doors open with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Liesl's presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Rump and Jack will both be available for purchase.
 
Author Liesl Shurtliff: Tales Behind Fairy Tales
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.

In advance of Shurtliff's author event, the library is hosting a tween writing workshop with the author.
 
Tween Writing Workshop with Author Liesl Shurtliff
Do you like to write? Do you love Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Then you won't want to miss this program. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Rump and Jack will be leading a writing workshop just for fourth- to sixth-grade students. In this workshop, she will SHOW students why showing is so effective compared to telling. Highlights include Liesl standing on her head!
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.
 
Shurtliff's visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library. To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 12/22/14

Come explore our re-designed digital media lab, the Studio, and get creative.  Interested in making your own movie or music video, or maybe you would like to touch up some old family photos?  Make a reservation for up to two hours at a time or drop in. If you need help with your project, you can make an appointment for one-to-one assistance.  Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
 
Available for Arlington Heights residents ages 12 and older, business cardholders and local high school students.
 
 
 
 

 


Posted by paichele on 09/30/15
 
Get to know your neighbors through our Share Your Story project, an online collection of photographs, personal essays and audio recordings about cultural heritage and immigration as told by Arlington Heights residents. The Share Your Story project is inspired by this year's selected title for One Book, One Village,  The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
 
Here's how you can participate in this important initiative:
 
Share Your Story: Recording Sessions
Tell your story. Work one-one-one with library staff and use the Studio's audio recording tools to share your story. We'll use a StoryCorps-style interview method to guide your storytelling and record it to preserve for future generations. Recording sessions  take about 30 minutes, and  you'll receive an unedited copy of the recording. Call 847-870-5224 to schedule a session.
 
Share Your Story: Online
Where did your family come from? What is your life like now? How do you celebrate your culture? Answer these questions and write a short personal story. Include a favorite photograph and add them to our online album.
 
Some stories collected at recording sessions and online may be featured in the Our Stories exhibit coming to the Marketplace this fall.

Posted by aharder on 02/05/16
 
The library celebrated all things Harry Potter on Thursday, February 4, with an evening of fun fit for a wizard. Wearing costumes and signature Harry styles, participants soaked in the magic and rolled up their sleeves for Hogwarts-themed activities in the Marketplace and The Hub: Harry Potter Bingo, O.W.L. Trivia, Jumping Frog Origami, a Design a Patronus activity and a costume drawing. Participants visited the Sorting Hat to show their House Pride and stopped by Ollivanders to pick out a wand and the latest edition of the Quibbler. Wizards and Muggles alike enjoyed Harry Potter-inspired treats.

The library's annual Harry Potter Book Night, now in its second year, honors J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and the magic of Harry Potter.


Posted by aharder on 07/31/15

Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register online at ahml.info/1000books or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten. 
• Find more details at ahml.info/1000books
 

Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!

 
How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.

 
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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

04/27/2011
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