Posts tagged with "Adults"
Join us for a discussion of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle. Off-site at the Arlington Heights American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas Ave. Arlington Heights. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: A. H. American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas Avenue
The library is honoring Women's History Month with a film showing of Miss Representation. The documentary takes an in-depth look at how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to a discriminatory and stereotypical portrayal of females in positions of power, and addresses the impact this has on people in their everyday interactions. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Looking for information about hospitals, healthy living and health care? Try ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You’ll find news about diet and nutrition, beauty and personal care products, and home medical supplies. You can access this source from our web site under Research. Click on Databases A-Z and then select ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act ends February 15, 2015. The library can provide information resources for individual enrollment assistance. Ask at the Info Desk.
Register for an individual appointment with a certified ACA navigator to receive help enrolling in a health care program based on your needs. Register at the library's second-floor kiosk or call 847-392-0100.
Appointments are available January 7–February 15:
Wednesdays, 4–9 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 12:30–5 p.m.
- Library Resource
Visit Health Care Plan Ratings, a newly released site which allows users to compare all available federal marketplace health plans on cost, quality, risk and doctor availability.
- Fact Sheets
Stop at the stanchion on the first floor of the library across from the Checkout Desk to pick up a copy of a fact sheet to help you understand the changes to health care and how to get enrolled.
- Helpful Links
The official Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace: getcoveredillinois.gov
Healthcare.gov – the official federal government website for healthcare information: healthcare.gov
How do you take an existing product and make it better? Just ask the 29 eighth graders at Thomas Middle School who recently completed a new, 9-week elective focused on three-dimensional printing, research and design. Titled 3D RD, the first-time course challenged the students to create or redesign every day products using 3D technology resources available both at school and at the library including Tinkercad, an online design application, and the Hub’s MakerBot 3D printer.
The course culminated on January 20 when the students presented their final 3D projects before an audience of some 50 parents and teachers. Thomas Middle School Principal Brian Kaye emceed the program which was held in the Hub. Students presented ideas and 3D models that ranged from a clever set of interchangeable scissors handles, designed by Arlington Heights students Zoe Axelrod and Annie Waz, to an always in demand TV remote holder.
“Give me a show of hands, how many of you guys have lost your remotes,” asked Emil Harb and Michael Macynski, the student engineers of a sleekly-designed TV remote holder. “This is the item that shall fulfill your needs!”
In all 12 groups of students presented and displayed their printed 3D prototypes at the library.
“The kids were really well-prepared,” says Teen Services Supervisor Tom Spicer, who worked with the District 25 students. “It was really great to see that they were able to start using the modeling software to design and print workable prototypes and products.”
“It was really gratifying to see the students present their final products,” added Jim Grant, Thomas Middle School industrial technology teacher and creator of the class. “It was fun trying something new, and it was great working with the Hub staff. The teamwork between the school and library provided enhanced learning for the students and resulted in some really innovative and creative 3D products.”
Thomas Middle School will offer 3D RD in the spring with a new class starting in April.
AHML is one of 60 libraries in Illinois selected as a pilot site for “Go Green @ Your Library,” a state-wide, collaborative project with the Illinois Library Association and the Field Museum in Chicago facilitated by funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Library’s theme, “Village Voices - Green Choices” will highlight a variety of programs that will educate and inspire our community to “rethink green.”
To kick off our green initiative, we are starting a new monthly discussion group, “Reading Green.” Each discussion will relate to the themes and concepts in a specific book. Attendees do not need to have read the book in order to participate. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100, for:
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. or Thursday, January 20, 7 p.m.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Welcome Desk.
Transport yourself into the world of technological espionage and vanguard science in William Gibson’s bold novel, Neuromancer. This Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick award winner launched an innovative era in science fiction.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 10, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace area
Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100.
If you love to read books and love to discuss them with others, sign up to join one of our book discussion groups. For the following groups, signup is monthly, and the groups are free. Click on each for titles to be discussed. Monday Morning Book Club Mystery Book Group Get Together With Books Novel Experience Nonfiction Book Group Sign up for the entire series for the following groups. Click on each for details and fees. Life Readers: Classic Study Group Great Books Wednesday Afternoon Great Books Wednesday Evenings
Registration has begun for fall book discussion groups. The following groups require month-to-month registration and meet in the Cardinal Room on the first floor. Register online, at the Info Desk or at 847-392-0100 for the following groups:
Signup for the library's series book groups is for the entire year and individuals purchase their own books. Stop by the Info Desk anytime to register for our Great Books or the Life Readers: Classic Study groups. Click on the groups below for book titles and more information:
If you want to get a start on your taxes, the Library's self-serve Tax Station, located in the nonfiction area near the Answer Center, currently offers federal tax forms and publications. The Illinois tax forms and publications will arrive before the end of January. Call the Answer Center, 847-506-2633, to find out if specific forms are available. Click here to learn about other tax resources the Library offers.