Posts tagged with "Adults"

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 05/26/15
 
Come lip sync for your life at the HUB's first ever Lip Sync Off! It's not about your vocal ability but about your stage presence and how well you can "fake" being a rock star. We'll have prizes in various categories like Most Attitude and Best Costume. Do some lip exercises, practice your scissor kicks and get ready for a great night of lip syncing fun. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 

Posted by paichele on 07/23/15
 
Start creating those short films! Make a music video, a killer action film or a freaky horror movie. The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest returns on Friday, August 21 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre beginning at 6 p.m. with a walk on the red carpet. Your film could be shown on Metropolis' massive screen, and we are awarding $300 in gift cards for six different winners. The After Party will have a FroYo bar and live music.
 
The deadline for all film submissions is Monday, August 10.   Learn more about how to enter the 9th Annual Teen Film Fest including contest rules and guidelines plus take a look at last year's winning films.
 
The Teen Film Fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

Posted by paichele on 07/16/15
 
School of Rock will invade the Hub to teach you how to start playing the mightiest of all instruments - the guitar. Guitars provided, but please do bring your own if you’d like. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, July 22, 2–3:30 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
 

 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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