Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 05/03/10
supplementsLooking for information about hospitals, healthy living and health care? Try 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 You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
Posted by aharder on 08/20/15
As part of their back to school preparations, approximately 40 new teachers to Arlington Heights School District 25 visited the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on August 20 to learn about library resources available to teachers, how to request classroom materials, upcoming author visits and fall programs students will be interested in. Teachers toured the library and heard a presentation by School Services Coordinator (K-8) Julie Jurgens.

The library serves all preschools, elementary, middle and high schools located in Arlington Heights or where Arlington Heights students make up at least 45 percent of the student body. For more information, visit

Posted by aharder on 10/05/15
The library’s new Tween Advisory Group (T.A.G.) hosted its first meeting with 26 very enthusiastic fourth- through sixth-graders on October 2.
During a team building game, the tweens made a yarn web that showed how much they have in common. The group decorated pumpkins as popular book characters for the Kids' World annual pumpkin display and made catapults and targets to be used during a Halloween event at the library.
The group plans to meet monthly over pizza to complete service projects, create programs for tweens and play games. Participants earn volunteer hours.
For more information, contact Tween Librarian Kerry Devitt at 847-870-3296 or

Posted by paichele on 10/01/15
This year's One Book, One Village selection, The Book of Unknown Americans, follows the struggles, challenges, and joys that two families who are recent immigrants to the United States face. Discussion will explore the book’s themes of love, the gap between expectation and reality, prejudice and ultimately forgiveness. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
At the Library:
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Discusión de libro en español (Spanish Book Discussion)
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Acompañe a Amalia Palacios en una discusión especial en español del libro El libro de los americanos desconocidos.



Posted by paichele on 09/22/15
One Book, One Village, the library's community-wide reading initiative, topped the agenda at the Village's Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, September 21. Deputy Director Jeremy Andrykowski took to the podium to spread the word about this year's selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
"This is the second year in a row that the library’s offering One Book, One Village," Andrykowski said, "And the idea is simple – we want to build community by inviting all of Arlington Heights to read the same book at the same time."
Andrykowski introduced a prerecorded video of the author which was played for the mayor, trustees and residents in attendance. 
He concluded his remarks by highlighting the author visit by Cristina Henríquez on Thursday, November 12 which is being presented in partnership with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. The interview-style program begins at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing with the author.  Arlington Heights residents can register for this event beginning October 1.
Visit for more information including upcoming programs and book discussions.

Posted by lmulford on 12/09/14
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.
Individual Appointments
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: – the official federal government website for healthcare information:

Posted by paichele on 06/04/15
Open mic night is back! Share your poetry, songs or jokes. There are 14 six-minute slots available for teen and adult performers and plenty of space for a captive audience. If you are interested in performing, please arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up for a slot. Performance slots will be assigned based on arrival.
Date and time: Friday, June 12, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Posted by paichele on 01/27/15
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.

Posted by daccurso on 12/22/10
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.
Hendrickson Room
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Posted by paichele on 09/29/15
Author Cristina Henríquez joins us at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for an evening of conversation about her book, The Book of Unknown Americans, the story of two families and their struggles, challenges, joys and tragedy as recent immigrants to the United States. Following the interview with our special guest is a question and answer session with the audience and a book signing. The Book of Unknown Americans is the 2015 selected title for One Book, One Village, the library's community-wide reading initiative.
Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 6-7 p.m. pre-show reception in Metropolis Lobby includes live music and light refreshments.
Books will be available for purchase and the Metropolis will host a cash bar.
Presentation and Book Signing: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 West Campbell Street
Register now. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Each attendee must register individually.
About the Author:
Cristina Henríquez, the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, was inspired by her father’s Panamà-to-U.S. immigration story and other experiences of real people in Delaware, where she grew up. While immigration news makes headlines daily, the nitty-gritty, humor and heart behind the topic have rarely been brought to page. The novel brings to life the varied human stories behind the issues of immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
Henríquez is also the author the novel The World In Half, and Come Together, Fall Apart, a story collection which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.
Cristina’s non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple and Oxford American as well as in various anthologies.
She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries,” has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by author Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.

Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently teaches at Northwestern University.



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