Posts tagged with "Adults"

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 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.
Posted by daccurso on 01/09/12

Take a walk through Arlington Heights' history with Gerry Souter, author of several books about village history. His interactive presentation will highlight many historic photos of Arlington Heights as depicted in the commemorative quasquicentennial calendar which will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to learn about village history. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Register
 

While you are here for the program, be sure to stop by the photography exhibit by the Arlington Heights Camera Club currently on display in the gallery area across from the Checkout Desk. The exhibit, "Anything Arlington: Arlington Heights Over the Years" includes 40 photos of familiar places in our community.

Posted by daccurso on 03/29/10
The Library has census forms available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. You can stop in and pick one up near the Answer Center on the first floor. From March 21-April 19, a census worker who speaks English and Spanish will be in the Library at the following times to assist patrons in filling out the forms. Mondays - noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays - 4-8 p,m. Saturdays - noon-4 p.m. Sundays - 1-4 p.m.
Posted by daccurso on 10/19/10
kindle_blog Did you know that the Library has eReaders that you can check out? We have Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers that can be checked out for two weeks (except for the Kindle DX). Each eReader has titles preloaded for you to read. The Kindles have either popular fiction or nonfiction titles, and the Sony Readers and Nooks have both fiction and nonfiction titles on each. To find out what titles are available, check our catalog under eBook Reader to get a listing. To check one out, pick up a case on the "Just Arrived" shelves located near the Welcome Desk and take it to the Checkout Desk. Before you leave the Library, be sure to stop at the Welcome Desk for some quick instructions to get you started.