Posts tagged with "Adults"
Part lecture, part-hands on, this program introduces some of the different indigenous nations of Mesoamerica and their unique systems of writing. The codex was an accordion-style, folded book used by the Mayas and Aztecs with pictographs instead of written text. Learn about their complex pictographs and the tragic loss of this vast amount of knowledge due to the conquest. Register online to create your very own codex with strips of amate paper, and create a visual story without the use of text.
Worried about holiday spending? Instead of being a Scrooge, learn ways to manage your money during the holiday season to prevent overspending. A representative from Family Credit Management will share best practices and tips that will truly help make the holidays the merriest time of the year.
Join us for a discussion of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle. Off-site at the Arlington Heights American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas Ave. Arlington Heights. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
Test your knowledge of author Stieg Larsson's books, then see the documentary about his life and work.
The library is honoring Women's History Month with a film showing of Miss Representation. The documentary takes an in-depth look at how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to a discriminatory and stereotypical portrayal of females in positions of power, and addresses the impact this has on people in their everyday interactions. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion.
Credit Reports and Credit Scores
Monday, April 4, 2 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Today, your credit history impacts everything from how much you pay for auto insurance to whether you can get a cell phone. Karen Chan, Consumer and Family Economics Educator from the University of Illinois Extension, will explain what’s in a credit report and why it matters, where to get your free annual credit report and much more. Register
Morningstar’s Best Ideas for 2011 and Beyond
Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance for Morningstar, Inc., the Chicago-based investment research firm, will discuss their investment outlook for 2011. Register
Standard & Poor’s 2011 Economic Predictions
Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
The year 2011 offers a trio of three-year milestones: 1) In January, President Obama begins his third year in office, 2) In March, the S&P 500 starts the third year of this bull market, and 3) In June, the U.S. economy enters the third year of recovery. The S&P 500 has risen an average of 17% in the third year of a president’s term in office since 1945, while bull markets and economic expansions have historically lasted an average of more than four years each. Will the economy, market and administration wind down or crank up? Come hear Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist of Standard & Poor’s Equity Research, discuss what S&P economists, strategists and analysts think lies ahead for the coming year. Will it glitter like gold, or go up in smoke? Register
In coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the library is sponsoring free classes designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Tuesday, April 24, 7–8 p.m., / Nonfiction Area
Financial Planner Joan Johnson presents on how you can help your children and grandchildren make intelligent decisions about spending money and learning to live within their means. She addresses issues pertinent to kids from age 3– 18, including allowance, part-time jobs, spending, saving, and investing. Register
Wednesday, April 25, 7–8 p.m. / Nonfiction Area
Joseph Orsolini, CFP®, will identify the money management skills that take you from simply having income to being wealthy. You will discover how to overcome the three key financial challenges that all adults face in order to become financially successful. Register
Later Life Housing Options
Thursday, April 26, 1–2:30 p.m. / Senior Center
Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Financial Literacy Consultant, helps you weigh your housing needs to determine whether to stay in an existing home or move. Evaluate your finances in relation to housing expenses and housing options including retirement communities, assisted living, and nursing homes. Explore ways to modify your home to age safely in place. Register
Over 100 people came to hear Mark Dvorak’s railroad-themed folk music at this past Sunday’s Music in the Stacks which was part of our celebration of Arlington Heights' Quasquicentennial. Pictured above are Delanely and Marge who helped with flipping illustrated cards to help the audience sing along to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.”
In August you can drop in for our next Music in the Stacks and hear folk rock music performed by Ted Clyde from The New 35.
Date and Time: Sunday, August 26, 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: First Floor of the Library