Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by paichele on 04/06/15
Genealogist and Civil War enthusiast Jerry Allen will share the search strategies and resources he used to find his Civil War ancestor with only a photo and a name. 
Date and time: Saturday, April 18, 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 12/22/14

Come explore our re-designed digital media lab, the Studio, and get creative.  Interested in making your own movie or music video, or maybe you would like to touch up some old family photos?  Make a reservation for up to two hours at a time or drop in. If you need help with your project, you can make an appointment for one-to-one assistance.  Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Available for Arlington Heights residents ages 12 and older, business cardholders and local high school students.


Posted by paichele on 01/01/15
Papers piling up at home? Feeling out of control? Professional organizer Lynn Gooding shares tips and tricks for better home organization. Learn how to get your house in order and save yourself valuable time.
Date and time: Thursday, January 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by paichele on 02/19/15
Who better to help us navigate the world of March Madness than Comcast sportscaster, Luke Stuckmeyer? Luke has won many awards in the broadcasting field and was one of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team. After a brief presentation about NCAA March Madness, he will answer questions and even give you some of his hot picks.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace

Posted by paichele on 04/13/15
Learn about scanning your old slides or photos onto a computer and how to add them to the Arlington Heights Home Sweet Home project.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 19, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Training Center

Posted by paichele on 09/30/15
Get to know your neighbors through our Share Your Story project, an online collection of photographs, personal essays and audio recordings about cultural heritage and immigration as told by Arlington Heights residents. The Share Your Story project is inspired by this year's selected title for One Book, One Village,  The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Here's how you can participate in this important initiative:
Share Your Story: Recording Sessions
Tell your story. Work one-one-one with library staff and use the Studio's audio recording tools to share your story. We'll use a StoryCorps-style interview method to guide your storytelling and record it to preserve for future generations. Recording sessions  take about 30 minutes, and  you'll receive an unedited copy of the recording. Call 847-870-5224 to schedule a session.
Share Your Story: Online
Where did your family come from? What is your life like now? How do you celebrate your culture? Answer these questions and write a short personal story. Include a favorite photograph and add them to our online album.
Some stories collected at recording sessions and online may be featured in the Our Stories exhibit coming to the Marketplace this fall.

Posted by aharder on 11/10/15
This holiday season give the gift of reading by donating new children’s books for our holiday book drive. The books will go to low-income families in our area through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family program. We are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 18. Books for teens and books in Spanish are especially welcome.
Collection Dates: Now through December 1
Location: Drop off your donation in the collection bins by the Checkout Desk.
For more information, call Communications and Marketing Director Deb Whisler at 847-506-2613 or

Posted by lmulford on 01/15/13

View the documentary 9000 Needles, the story of Devin Dearth, who suffered from a devastating stroke at age 40 and underwent acupuncture in China as part of his treatment. After the movie, at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, owner of Ace Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, will discuss acupuncture.
Date and Time: Sunday, January 20, 1 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by aharder on 11/02/15
Swedish Genealogy Research Help
Do you have Swedish ancestors? Kathy Meade, who has more than seven years experience helping people trace their Swedish ancestry, will be available to help you with your Swedish research. Kathy can also direct you to additional Swedish research resources. Please come with your research questions to learn more about your Swedish heritage.
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 16, Noon-7 p.m.
Location: Genealogy appointments are held in the Shackley Room, on the first floor of the library. Click to sign up for available appointment times.

Posted by aharder on 07/31/15

Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register online at or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten. 
• Find more details at

Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!

How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.

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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
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