Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by lmulford on 12/11/12

The Potts & Pans Steel Band will showcase the many facets of the steel pan (also commonly called the steel drum), playing musical genres ranging from classical to calypso and jazz to pop. Matt Potts is one of only a handful of qualified steel pan tuners in the USA. He will share not only the rich history of the instrument but also the complex process of building and tuning them.
 
Date and Time: December 22, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 08/01/11

Harvesting the vegetables from the garden you’ve tended all summer long is well worth the wait.  Maybe you’d like to can some of those tasty tomatoes, or dry all those lovely herbs, or just simply freeze all the green beans you’ve grown. This seminar will offer information on the correct method for preserving the fruits of your labor so you’ll be able to enjoy them in the months to come. Presented by Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Service. Co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Garden Club.
 
Date and time: Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North
 

Posted by daccurso on 10/25/10
Date and time: Thursday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

As technology becomes more widespread so does identity theft. Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Family Educator at the University of Illinois Extension Service, will show you how and where your personal information is being shared and give you tips for reducing your chances of being a victim. Learn what steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft in order to minimize the damage to your financial and personal reputation. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 12/22/10
 
AHML is one of 60 libraries in Illinois selected as a pilot site for “Go Green @ Your Library,” a state-wide, collaborative project with the Illinois Library Association and the Field Museum in Chicago facilitated by funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Library’s theme, “Village Voices - Green Choices” will highlight a variety of programs that will educate and inspire our community to “rethink green.”
 
To kick off our green initiative, we are starting a new monthly discussion group, “Reading Green.” Each discussion will relate to the themes and concepts in a specific book. Attendees do not need to have read the book in order to participate. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100, for:

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. or Thursday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Hendrickson Room
 
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Posted by daccurso on 01/28/11
Sign up for our next Reading Green book discussion. February's book is Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown.
 
Here's what the publisher says about this book:
 
"As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives."
 
Books are available for you to check out. Even if you haven't read the book, please plan on attending and learn about the themes discussed in the book.
 
Date and time: Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m. or Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room
 
Register online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 03/17/11
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power & Civilization by Steven Solomon
 
Learn how water has played a key role in shaping past civilizations and has now become one of the most crucial issues in modern-day society. This book is often described as the best book ever written on the topic of our most precious resource and will have you thinking about its challenges every time you turn on the tap.
 
This monthly discussion group is focused on issues related to the environment, ecology, conservation, and green living. Attendees do not need to have read the book in order to participate. A limited number of copies are available for checkout.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 26, 10. a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
 
Or call 847-392-0100.

Posted by daccurso on 06/26/12

Historian, actor and museum teacher Leslie Goddard portrays Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer for the evening’s book discussion of A Vacation in a Buggy, a story which focuses on the lives of woman in the late 1800s. She will mingle with library customers sharing her stories and showing her artwork and artifacts form the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. She will then attend part of the book discussion giving her “inside” perspective of the woman portrayed in Maria Louise Pool’s novel. Drop in with your questions about what it was like for a woman to live in the Chicago area at the end of the 19th century.
 
Part of our continuing quasquicentennial series of programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m.
Location: Customer Services
 
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Posted by lmulford on 01/31/12

Have a favorite book that you would like to share with others? Come to the library, and we will film you talking about your favorite book. The videos will then be shown on the library's website. Whether your book is a favorite from childhood or the latest book you are recommending, we want to hear about it. All ages are welcome; children under 18 will need a parent or guardian's consent. Drop in.
 
Date and Time:Saturday, February 11,10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:Welcome Desk

Posted by daccurso on 08/03/09

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Sign up at the Welcome Desk for the 2009–10 series of book discussion groups at the Library. Complete details, including book titles and dates, can be found on the book discussions page of our web site, or call the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640We offer book discussions ranging from Great Books selections to mysteries. And new this year is a nonfiction group. Sign up now!


Posted by daccurso on 08/17/10
If you love to read books and love to discuss them with others, sign up to join one of our book discussion groups. For the following groups, signup is monthly, and the groups are free. Click on each for titles to be discussed. Monday Morning Book Club Mystery Book Group Get Together With Books Novel Experience Nonfiction Book Group Sign up for the entire series for the following groups. Click on each for details and fees. Life Readers: Classic Study Group Great Books Wednesday Afternoon Great Books Wednesday Evenings