Posts tagged with "Adults"

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 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 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.

Posted by paichele on 03/03/15
Enjoy some American nuptial nostalgia. We’ll discuss food, dresses, crazy traditions and more with vintage expert Amy Alessio. And for those brides to be, come get some vintage inspiration for your own big day.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Posted by paichele on 08/31/15

In this series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a lively discussion about the hometowns of the stars. Join us for our next installments and screenings:

My Man Godfrey

Date and time: Monday, October 12, 2–4 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room

Join us for a tribute to Carole Lombard and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by screening of her 1936 film My Man Godfrey, also starring William Powell. In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and hires him as family butler. But is there more to Godfrey than meets the eye?
Love Is News
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 2–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Tyrone Power is featured with a discussion of his early years in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taryn Power-Greendeer, daughter of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian, will also be in attendance to discuss her father’s legacy. A screening of his 1937 film Love Is News, also starring Loretta Young follows. A financier's daughter spars with a newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. What happens next?

Posted by lmulford on 01/10/13

Local resident Jim Niehoff suffered from a stroke at the age of 44 that left him unable to speak, read or write. Come hear about his road to recovery, including how he used the resources of the library's Literacy Office.Chuck Osgood, former Chicago Tribune photojournalist and co-author of Sidewalks: Portrait of Chicago, will moderate.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 15, 7 p.m.

Location: Hendrickson Room



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