Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by paichele on 01/08/15
 
Learn the gory truth behind ancient medicine and how it has influenced today's medical practices. Monica Metzler, founder of Illinois Science Council, will be our guide through this horrifically interesting evolution.
 
Date and time: Saturday, January 24, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 08/17/12

Looking for something good to read? Need to change up your music selection? Try one of the recommendations by our staff. We asked staff members to pick their three favorites. Find out which of their favorite books, movies and  music made the cut.

Posted by paichele on 05/05/15
 
Excitement filled the library's Marketplace on Monday night, May 4, as more than 150 Arlington Heights students, parents and teachers got a first glimpse at the 2015 District 25 Art Show. An annual event for 23 years, this year's show features 200 works of art curated from seven area elementary schools and two middle schools. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self portraits and 3D art. 
 
"Each project has a concept or historical element attached to it," explains Brenda Miller, an art teacher at Westgate Elementary School and the team leader of the District 25 art teachers. "The students selected for the show are the ones who best grasped the concepts and their pieces display originality, craftsmanship and creativity. It is remarkable and wonderful to see what the kids produce when they have a steady diet of art. "
 
The children's efforts and talents fill ten colorful panels in the Marketplace and two display cases near the Dunton Street entrance of the library. The District 25 Art Show runs through the end of May.

Posted by paichele on 04/30/15
 
It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com

Posted by daccurso on 01/11/13

What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Come and learn about the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households. Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in English homes in the 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era. Powell’s 1968 book was an inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 

Posted by aharder on 06/01/15
 
Due to the library's participation in Arlington Heights Park District's Picnic in the Park celebration, the bookmobile will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Friday, June 5. The bookmobile will not stop at Ivy Hill School, Waterford Place or Lake Arlington Towne. We will be back to our regular schedule Monday, June 8. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 847-392-0100 or check our website for the bookmobile schedule.
 
Instead, we welcome the public to join us for Picnic in the Park from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, at North School Park at Eastman Street and Arlington Heights Road. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library Bookmobile will be on-site carrying a wide variety of the latest materials for all ages.
 
Picnic in the Park is the Arlington Heights Park District's kick off to summer, featuring Micro Reality Stock Car Racing, moonwalks and an inflatable slide, balloon sculptures, face painting, a Park District information booth and free giveaways. All activities are free. Bring your picnic or buy dinner from a food truck vendor.
 
For more information, visit the Arlington Heights Park District's website.
 

Posted by lmulford on 01/15/13

Come learn how the library can help you tell your story. Local author Paula Burzawa will talk about her experiences using library resources to write her novels. Then staff member Alex Hoffman will demo the tools available in the Studio and show how to use them to capture your family history or personal story. An optional open house of the Studio will follow.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by paichele on 02/05/15
 
Join us to discuss Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton. Refreshments provided. Registration is required. Those registered can pick up a book at the Info Desk. Books contain a unique access code to take the Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder Assessment.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, February 25, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzeria, 70 N. Vail Avenue
 

Posted by daccurso on 03/12/10
caddystacks_sold_out For one night, it was like the Masters at the Library, or at least the masters of mini golf. The Library was turned into a very unique mini golf course featuring our extensive collection. The Caddy Stacks mini golf event was a fundraiser for a new aquarium for Kids' World and a chance to see the Library in a whole new way. From the big blue monster that welcomed all to Kids' World to the stunning floral display from Sylvia's Flowers, the entire building was transformed.   We'd like to thank our participants and sponsors for their support of this event. Local businesses and individuals who made contributions include: Arlington Heights Management Group Arlington Heights Park District Arlington Park Arlington Theaters Brian Properties Birch River Grill California Pizza Kitchen Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC Friends of the Library Javier's Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar Meredith Carlton Kramer Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Northwest Speech and Hearing Center Ltd. Picket Fence Realty Rolling Green Country Club Sue Dawson, Attorney Sylvia's Flowers 3D Interior Remodeling Tuscan Market & Wine Shop U Keep Us in Stitches, Inc. Village Bank & Trust Arlington Heights Visualedge Creative Services, Inc. See all the fun in these event photos.
Posted by paichele on 04/14/15
 
Celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday with the Hersey Jazz Ensemble. This award-winning ensemble will play some of Holiday’s biggest and best-loved hits.
 
Date and time: Sunday, April 19, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

 
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