What's Up at the Library?
Join us for our annual Astronomy Night! This year, Pamela Greyer, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about star gazing - what you can expect to find out in the evening sky, how to find stars with and without a telescope - and answer your questions about our solar system. There will even be a visit by Camilla Corona SDO, the mascot for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
You may register to vote by Tuesday, October 9th, at the Reception Desk or the Customer Services Desk any time the library is open. To register, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years of age
- A resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
- Please bring two forms of identification (with at least one showing your current residence address) with you when you come to register
Chris Errera was born with diastrophic dwarfism, a rare condition affecting 1 in 500,000 births. Since Chris could not play sports, his mother used his interest in the piano to spark his creative side and help him exercise his fingers. He underwent 18 different surgeries to help him with his physical disabilities all the while he studied piano and wrote original compositions. Come hear Chris’s story and listen to him play his songs.
Sign up for our first-ever X-Box Madden Tournament competing against teens from other area libraries. We will play a few rounds (in-house), then winners move on to play teens from the Skokie Public Library and Barrington Area Library! Gift cards to the winners of the opening rounds of play, and the winning library will get a trophy highly coveted by all three libraries. Pizza and pop will be provided; you provide the deep pass plays, big hits and long runs! For teens 12–18.
Bruce Bixler will cover how to leverage LinkedIn and Twitter for job seeking. Join Bruce to learn how to implement Twitter and LinkedIn secrets, ninja tactics, and guerrilla strategies for your job search.
Pack up a box full of easy ideas for greener lunches with inspiring product information and fresh bites to ensure fruits and veggies to be a hit. Your waste-free lunches will be the star of the lunch room!
- Please use the Dunton Avenue entrance while the underground parking lot is being repaved.
- Drive-up reserves will be available at Express Reserves inside the building 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- The Dunton Avenue book drop remains open.
- Please note there is free parking after 12 noon, Monday - Friday, in the Vail Street Commuter Lot across from the library.
- The bookmobile will also be available. Look for the stop nearest you.
For more information about the library renovation, please visit our renovation page.
Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo can be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian. Register for the date only, then drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. For first graders.
Dates and times: Monday, September 17, or Tuesday, September 18, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Sign up for these free computer classes coming up this month.
This demo will explore the library’s extensive list of online resources that take you beyond the basics - - from magazine and news articles to investment information and much more.
Take advantage of this free service to store and share online files (including documents, photos, videos, etc.).
Learn how to create, edit, save, print, copy, move, rename, delete and restore files and folders.
Learn the basics of audio production and multi-tracking by composing a song with loops and effects. Date and time: Friday, September 21, 9:30–11 a.m.
Kids’ World now has iPads that A.H. cardholders can check out for one week. They are loaded with fun and educational apps for children from age 1 to grade 8. Apps include Inside the World of Dinosaurs, Letter School, Musical Me, First Words International, and Tap to Talk for children with special needs. Look for them with the audiobooks near the drinking fountains.