Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 01/08/10
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.
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 business 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," 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 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 04/06/15
 
Take a tour of Japan with the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, James Kennedy, and even learn a little Japanese without leaving the library. After his presentation we will watch an anime that we will pick at the club. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, April 17, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and Hub
 

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
 

Posted by paichele on 11/06/14
 
For the seventh 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, and we are one of only 21 libraries in the nation to have earned five stars for each of the past seven years. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.
 
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 5-star library once again. See Library Journal's 2014 index of star libraries.