Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 01/09/12

Registered dietitians Karen Klimczak and Rebecca Berman will discuss healthy eating habits for women. The presentation will include samples from their  ”Brown Bag” lunch of meals on the fly.
 
Date and time: Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 01/11/13

What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Come and learn about the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households. Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in English homes in the 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era. Powell’s 1968 book was an inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 

Posted by daccurso on 03/13/12

Originally published in 1887, The Graysons: A Story of Illinois by Edward Eggleston is a tall tale of a murder trial has the defendant being counseled by a young Abraham Lincoln. When Tom Grayson, gets charged with the murder of no-good townsmen, Gary Lockwood, his mother hires Abraham Lincoln to defend him. Everything seems against Grayson but Abraham Lincoln is able to see the problems in the witnesses’ accounts in this legal story. Pick up a copy of the book at Customer Services - also available as a free eBook. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room
 
 
 
See President and Mrs. Lincoln at the Library!
Historical performers Max & Donna Daniels visit the library as President & Mrs. Lincoln to promote the book discussion of The Graysons: A Story of Illinois. Come try and stump Lincoln and his wife with questions about their lives and his court cases as they mingle with library visitors. A photo opportunity will also be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Monday, April 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: First floor of the Library
 
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Posted by daccurso on 03/26/12
Join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with this book discussion. We will be discussing the book Titanic, First Accounts edited by Tim Maltin. Copies of the book will be available at Customer Services. You do not have to have read the book to attend.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Location: East end of nonfiction collection
 
 
Learn more about Titanic, First Accounts.

Posted by daccurso on 08/06/11
Whether you like mysteries, popular fiction or the classics, we have a book discussion for you at the library. Register now at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640, or online. Discussions begin in September.
 
These groups require month to month registration, and books are available to check out:
 
Novel Experience
Tuesday, September 6, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room
 
Monday Morning Book Group
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Monday, September 12, 10–11 a.m. / Board Room
     
Mystery Book Discussions
Nowhere to Run by C.J. Box 
Monday, September 12, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room  
 
Get Together With Books
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Wednesday, September 21, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Board Room
 
The following groups sign up for the entire year, and group members purchase their own books. Reading lists and meeting information can be picked up at the Welcome Desk at any time.
 
Great Books– Begins Wednesday, September 7, 1:30–3 p.m. / Dunton Room or 7:30–9 p.m. / Lindsey Room
 
Life Readers: Classics Study– Begins Thursday, September 22, 7–8:30 p.m. / Board Room

Posted by daccurso on 10/10/12

Join us for a discussion of the very first story, published in 1887, featuring super sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Pick up a copy of the book at Customer Services or download the free eBook. This is the last book discussion in the quasquicentennial series. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room
 

Posted by lmulford on 11/15/12

Join us at Eddie's Restaurant and Lounge for Books and Brews. We'll discuss West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, the autobiography of retired basketball player Jerry West. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, November 27, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 
Location: Eddie's Restaurant and Lounge, 10 East Northwest Highway
 
Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk
 
 

Posted by lmulford on 01/15/13

Come learn how the library can help you tell your story. Local author Paula Burzawa will talk about her experiences using library resources to write her novels. Then staff member Alex Hoffman will demo the tools available in the Studio and show how to use them to capture your family history or personal story. An optional open house of the Studio will follow.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 02/16/12

Award-winning Chicago crime thriller author Libby Fischer Hellman will share her insights into the different elements of crime writing fiction, with a focus on how to build suspense into your work. Attendees will participate in a variety of exercises and discussion. Libby will also talk about her own writing career, why she chose crime fiction, as well as a recap of her suspense, thrillers and mysteries. A Q&A session will close the program.
 
Date and time: Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
Learn more about the author and her books.

Posted by daccurso on 03/12/10
caddystacks_sold_out For one night, it was like the Masters at the Library, or at least the masters of mini golf. The Library was turned into a very unique mini golf course featuring our extensive collection. The Caddy Stacks mini golf event was a fundraiser for a new aquarium for Kids' World and a chance to see the Library in a whole new way. From the big blue monster that welcomed all to Kids' World to the stunning floral display from Sylvia's Flowers, the entire building was transformed.   We'd like to thank our participants and sponsors for their support of this event. Local businesses and individuals who made contributions include: Arlington Heights Management Group Arlington Heights Park District Arlington Park Arlington Theaters Brian Properties Birch River Grill California Pizza Kitchen Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC Friends of the Library Javier's Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar Meredith Carlton Kramer Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Northwest Speech and Hearing Center Ltd. Picket Fence Realty Rolling Green Country Club Sue Dawson, Attorney Sylvia's Flowers 3D Interior Remodeling Tuscan Market & Wine Shop U Keep Us in Stitches, Inc. Village Bank & Trust Arlington Heights Visualedge Creative Services, Inc. See all the fun in these event photos.