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Date and time: Friday, November 20, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night and celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with us. We'll unveil two very large photos of our universe recently taken by NASA’s Great Observatories. Jim Kovac, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador, will give a presentation, “The Universe in Images,” showing photos of galaxies, nebulas and stars previously made by the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra Space Telescopes. We’ll end the evening by gazing through some powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. There's no registration required.
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Date: November 1–December 1 This holiday season give the gift of reading by donating new children’s books for our holiday book drive. The books will go to low-income families in our area through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family holiday basket program. We are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16. As always, books in Spanish are also welcome. Drop off your donation in the collection bins by the Checkout Desk. For more information, call Debora Whisler at 847-506-2613.
Date and time: Tuesday, December 1, 7–9 Location: Training Center Do you have a technology question such as what is a flash drive? How do I prevent spam in my email? How do I set up a Flikr account? We may be able to help you. Staff from the Computer Help Desk will be on hand to answer your questions at this open house. There's no registration; just drop in.
Lynn Rymarz portrays Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at a Library programWe're looking for an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer to serve as a library ambassador at our adult programs like the one pictured above. You would help with room set-up, greeting patrons, and assisting and introducing speakers. Volunteers are asked to work once or twice a month - mostly evenings and Sundays. Click here to find out more.
Date and time: Monday, November 9, 7 p.m. Location: Business Center Networking is always seen as the most effective way to secure employment. However, many people feel nervous about contacting others for help and struggle with what to say and how to say it. Roberta Glick from Jewish Vocational Service will offer information, tools and techniques to help you better understand the process, improve your networking ability and increase your likelihood of success! Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction Area Professor Kimberly Gray from Northwestern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will discuss the perilous state of the Great Lakes. How have the Great Lakes been effected by human use and is any of the damage permanent? Why, exactly, do we want to save this resource? What about the future of these massive bodies of water? Should make for a disturbing, yet informative and intriguing “squad” meeting. Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students and adults. Register
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 10 a.m. Location: A.H. Senior, 1801 W. Central Rd, room 183 Learn about the Drizabone coat, the eucalyptus tree, the gold country, and the Flying Doctor Service when Myrla Brand concludes her Down Under slide tour series with Southeast Australia. No registration required. Refreshments served.
A three-month “Read & Feed” food drive runs from September 1–December 1 at the Library. Bookmobile and AH Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. We will deliver them to Northwest Suburban United Way, CEDA Northwest and Wheeling Township to restock their food pantries. And because many people out of work have had to give up their pets, the “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for donation to The Buddy Foundation, which cares for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Donations may include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of: • rice • beans • meats • stews • soup • peanut butter • cereal • pasta • macaroni and cheese • fruits • vegetables • powdered or evaporated milk • paper goods – paper towels, toilet paper, napkins and infant diapers. Pet items to donate include: • dog food – canned or dry • dog treats • cat food – canned or dry • cat treats • scoopable cat litter For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please visit www.ahml.info or call 847-506-2613.
Date and time: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Grace DuMelle and Ginger Frere from the Newberry Library will present four programs on strategies for searching vital records generated in Chicago for every stage of life. 10:15-11:15 a.m. - The Early Years - Covers birth, baptismal and school records. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Adult Years - Covers marriage, divorce, property and occupational records. 1:30-2:30 p.m. - End of Life - Covers death, probate, cemetary and inquest records. 2:30-3:30 - Stump the Experts - Bring your Chicago genealogy stumpers.