Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 04/19/12

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.
 
Date and time: Sunday, May 6, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register to create a codex
 
For lecture only, call 847-392-0100.

Posted by lmulford on 10/30/12

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.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by lmulford on 02/11/13

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.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: A. H. American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas Avenue
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/25/11

Test your knowledge of author Stieg Larsson's books, then see the documentary about his life and work.

7 p.m.
Play Trilogy Trivia, based on information in the books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, for a chance to win some Swedish- and Larsson-themed prizes!
 
7:30 p.m.
The documentary, MillenniumThe Story, begins. It is the revealing story of author Stieg Larsson who at the age of 50, died from a sudden heart attack before his first novel was even published. This world-wide phenomenon is analyzed by Larsson’s close friends and relatives, his publisher, his journalist colleagues and others, including Swedish Producer Soren Staermose, and the leading actors Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, who play Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.
 
Date and time: Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Posted by lmulford on 03/14/13

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.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 03/28/11
 
In coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Library is sponsoring free classes designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Register at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, or online.
 

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


Posted by daccurso on 03/25/10
money_smart_business_plans As part of the Federal Reserve Money Smart Week, the Library is sponsoring two programs to help you better manage your finances.  How to Write a Business Plan Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. / Business Center Shelley Hoyt Anderson, an economic educator with the University of Illinois Extension Service will show entrepreneurs the fundamentals of writing a business plan so that they can successfully compete in the local markets and contribute to our economy. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. Protect Your Identity and Your Money  Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. / Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1802 W. Central Rd. Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Family Economics Educator from the University of Illinois Extension, will help you understand how your personal information is being shared; how identity theft occurs, and how you can protect your financial and personal information. No registration required.
Posted by daccurso on 04/12/12

In coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the library is sponsoring free classes designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
 
Raising Financially Aware Kids and Grandkids
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
 
Understanding Money & Wealth
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

Posted by daccurso on 10/08/10
money_talks Karen Chan, Consumer & Family Economics Educator at the University of Illinois Extension Service, is coming to the Library as part of our Money Talks series. Sign up now for these programs to help you make the most of your money. Getting Through Tough Financial Times Date and time: Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room  Get tips on topics such as how to avoid foreclosure, prioritizing debts, reducing spending and dealing with creditors. Register   Informed Investing Date and time: Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Understanding key investment concepts and strategies is more important than ever during an economic downturn. Learn about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, munis, dividends and capital gains and what terms such as low-risk investments, a diversified portfolio, asset allocation and differences in load/no-load/rear-load mutual funds mean. Register
Posted by sclark on 07/17/12

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

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