What's Up at the Library?
Executive Director Jason Kuhl is quoted in The New York Times in an article today “Libraries See Opening as Bookstores Close.” Kuhl states “A library has limited shelf space, so you almost have to think of it as a store, and stock it with the things that people want.”
At Arlington Heights Memorial Library, we are changing the library to respond to the way customers are using the library in our renovation which is currently underway. In January we will unveil our new Marketplace, and it will be the library’s centerpiece. It is where you’ll find the things you want the most - like our expanded selection of the newest and most popular books, arranged so you can easily find what you are looking for.
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Sign-up has begun for our Winter Reading Program. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk or on the bookmobile. Keep track of your reading to earn a prize and a free book of your choice. You can read or be read to. For ages infancy–13.
The following collections are now in their permanent locations:
- DVDs and music CDs are just west of the main elevators.
- Fiction books are in the northwest corner of the library.
- Nonfiction books are in the northeast corner of the library.
- Magazines are on the north wall near Fiction.
The holidays will be brighter for many families thanks to the generosity of our library users and community partners. We were able to donate 826 books to Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. We would like to thank everyone who contributed. Special thanks go to Rolling Green Nine-Hole Golf League, American Legion Auxiliary Post #208; and our community partners: Tuscan Market & Wine Shop, Mariano’s Fresh Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Northwest Speech and Hearing Center at Northwest Community Hospital, California Pizza Kitchen, and the Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Council.
Since we have started the book drive in 1998, we have donated 13,111 books to children in need. Thanks for helping provide the gift of literacy in our community during the holidays.
Some say the next doomsday is right around the corner: December 21, 2012. But why this date? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain the science - and pseudo-science - behind the headlines, including the history of other recent “doomsdays,” an odd object some call "Nibiru," and the Mayan calendar.
The Potts & Pans Steel Band will showcase the many facets of the steel pan (also commonly called the steel drum), playing musical genres ranging from classical to calypso and jazz to pop. Matt Potts is one of only a handful of qualified steel pan tuners in the USA. He will share not only the rich history of the instrument but also the complex process of building and tuning them.
The restrooms on the first floor are now open. Thank you for your patience as we completed this phase of the project.
Learn all about borrowing and reading library eBooks on Apple and Android devices at this Tech Skills class.
Looking for the perfect beverage to keep winter's chill at bay? Join Lew and Jack from Lew's Brews as they discuss their business of importing, roasting, and distributing coffee from Central and South America. The origin, roast, and taste of four different coffees will be discussed and samples will be provided.