Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by paichele on 01/26/15
 
Tax Forms
Tax day is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The library distributes tax forms provided by the IRS and the State of Illinois. This year both the state and the IRS have limited the number of forms they sent us. We currently have the federal 1040 form available.
 
Here are ways to obtain forms that the library does not have:

1. Find the form on our Tax Forms page  and download it from the IRS website.
2. Make copies of forms, schedules and instructions located in a large binder at the Info Desk.
3. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 if you would like to order forms, instructions or publications by mail.
4. Order forms online here to be delivered by mail.
 
Free Tax Assistance
Free tax preparation help from AARP tax aides is available in the library to individuals with low to medium income (with special attention to those over 60.)  Appointment times are Monday mornings through April 13.  Register online or call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment.
 
 
 
 

Posted by paichele on 02/23/15

When John Mazurek, a member of local knitting club that meets weekly at the library, moved away last December, his leaving inspired the group to become crafty in more ways than one.
 
“We wanted to stay in touch with John, and we knew the library offers all types of technology classes, " says Margaret Balazs, one of fifteen women who make up the remainder of the class. “So on a whim I called and asked, ‘Can you teach us how to Skype?’”
 
The answer was “yes.” Through a new library service called Tech à la Carte, Digital Services Manager Amy Pelman scheduled a Skype class just for them in the Training Center.
 
“How are the socks coming along,” the ladies joked when their tutorial resulted in a Skype connection with John more than 2,000 miles away in Salem, Oregon.  Screen to screen, the friends caught up, and John even gave them a tour of his new home using his laptop camera. "This is so fun,” said Arlington Heights resident Anna Sayles.
 

One week later, the group was back to their usual library meeting place, Conference Room H. Yarn, knitting needles and as hoped for, John in attendance via Skype.

 
 
Does Tech à la Carte work for your group?

• Designed for groups of 4–12 people
• Must be scheduled by an Arlington Heights cardholder, other participants need not be
• Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance
• Classes available on 60+ tech topics
 
If interested in a small group tech class, please call 847-506-2674.
 

Posted by lmulford on 09/07/13

The library is partnering with District 25 for a series of technology classes for parents. In the upcoming program, parents can learn more about massive multiplayer online games and social networks that can now be accessed through smartphones and game consoles and the important considerations for both adults and children. Co-sponsored with School District 25.
 
Mobile Technology and Anytime Access
 
Date and Time: September 16,  6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
 
 
View the entire series of tech classes for parents

Posted by paichele on 03/19/15
 
Technology was the word of the day as members of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce jump started their morning, Thursday, March 19, learning about the latest tech tools and businesses services available at the library. It was all part of the library's Technology Breakfast Buffet. More than 40 local businesses and community leaders took part in the early-morning event which kicked off with a demonstration of the Oculus Rift,  the library's newest virtual reality device.
 
"It was really awesome," said Village Trustee Robin LaBedz, who wore the ski goggle-like headset and experienced a virtual trip through space. "I felt like I was flying around through outer space. It was really amazing and fun."
 
In other sessions, participants learned about 3D printing and the Studio, the library's digital media center. They also visited the Business Center and the Training Center where they were introduced to tech classes and the online tools that are available to support local businesses.
 
"I'm amazed at the wealth of resources, classes and creative services available here at the library at no cost," said Jill Halco of Springboard, a 10-person  Arlington Heights firm which specializes in marketing and branding for hospitals, healthcare and medical associations. "The library is a fabulous resource right in my own backyard."
 
 

Posted by paichele on 02/12/15
 
Are you skilled in the art of rocking out? Can you wail on a plastic guitar? Come by The Hub and play against other gamer musicians for the title of Guitar Hero Rock Legend. There will be food, prizes and healthy competition!
 
Date and time: Friday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 

Posted by paichele on 03/10/15
 
Battle of the Recorded Bands Contest
Co-sponsored by and prizes provided by Guitar Center and School of Rock, Arlington Heights

• Use the library’s awesome production studios to record your music.
• Then submit your song to the contest – selected songs will be posted on our website and put to a vote.
• The band or solo project whose song gets the most votes will win prizes, including a Ticketmaster gift card, and will be invited to play a live gig at the library.
•Winners announced on May 1.
 

Want to give it a shot? Check out how it works including one-to-one assistance, audio production classes and music education opportunities.

 
Date: March 1–April 15

Posted by paichele on 03/24/15
 
Are you interested in volunteering at the library this summer but would like more information? Join us for this informative evening and get your questions answered. For students entering grades 7–12 and their parents.
 
Date and time: Thursday, April 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
Summer Volunteer Squad
Volunteer at the library this summer. Engage your talents while giving back to the community as you work closely with staff members and a small team on a common goal. Read about the summer volunteer squads and get full program details.
 
Applications will be available and accepted Wednesday, April 1–Thursday, April 30. Applications received after April 30 will be considered for Traditionalists Squad only. For students entering grades 7–12.
 

Posted by paichele on 02/24/15
 
Work in the digital production Studio to learn the basics of music production to change and add to a song that’s already started. You can change up the beat, alter the speed and add instruments to make your own original remix. Your finished product might even be good enough to submit to Battle of the Recorded Bands. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m
Location: Training Center
 

Posted by paichele on 02/19/15
 
Get ready for the SAT and show off your vocabulary skills with word trivia. Challenge your friends for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card to help you stay awake after late-night cramming. For high school students only.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 

Posted by paichele on 03/05/15
 
Celebrate both famous and infamous females, so be ready for with all types of historical and pop culture questions. Bring friends or make some new ones, maximum teams of six. Those interested in joining a team will be grouped up that night. Must be 21 years or older.
 
Date and time: Friday, March 13, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Gatsby's Pub, 427 East Rand Road