Posts tagged with "Adults"

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 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



Posted by aharder on 08/25/15
The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest is in the books! More than 160 people came to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to celebrate Arlington Heights' young filmmakers on August 21. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights Arts Commission and Metropolis.
Congratulations to the winners:
Best Overall Film - ‘Checkmate’ by Brandon Martin
Best Comedy - ‘Prop Hunt’ by Jared Culm
Best Experimental - ‘Trigger Warning’ by Kathleen Oku
Best Animation - ‘Over the Phone’ by August Graham, Ben Klicker
Best Documentary - ‘Same Molecules’ by Rhegan Graham
Best Music Video - ‘Geronimo’ by Tess Troschuk
Many thanks to this year's judges, Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire, former Teen Advisory Board president Selena Groh, and Metropolis Executive Director Joe Keefe.
For more photos from the night's event, see our photo gallery here.
To watch all the films, visit The Hub's You Tube page here.

Posted by paichele on 11/02/15
For the eighth consecutive time, Arlington Heights Memorial Library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.
 In 2015, 7,663 U.S. public libraries —more than ever before—were scored on the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. Nationally, 261 libraries earned a three, four or five-star status including 19 in Illinois. Out of these 19 libraries, Arlington Heights Memorial Library was one of just five public libraries in the state to earn a top five-star rating.

This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers. Thank you for making us a five-star library once again. See Library Journal's 2015 index of America's Star Libraries.

Posted by paichele on 11/23/15
Networking is the number one way to find a job. Yet, it is one of the least understood of all professional skills. Susan Barbee of the Career Transitions Center will show you how to reframe networking for better results. Co-sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights.
Date and time: Thursday, December 3, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Posted by daccurso on 12/29/09
book discussionsSign up now for a book discussion group at the Library. Book titles and dates for all the groups are on our web site. Signup for some groups is monthly, and there are also openings for the second half of the year for Life Readers: Classical Study Group and the Novel Experience Group. You can sign up online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
Posted by lmulford on 04/29/14

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 14, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Lindsey Room

Posted by lmulford on 03/18/14

Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey joins us for an evening of conversation as he talks about The Chicago Way, the first book in the Michael Kelley P.I. series. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. There will be a Q and A with the audience, followed by a book sale and signing.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by lmulford on 11/26/13
Join us on December 5 to talk about Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63. It is a meditation on memory, love, loss, free will and necessity. Copies of the book are available at the Info Services Desk.
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, there is a lot of interest in learning more about the 35th President of the United States. Here are some helpful information sources:
  • Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.

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