Did You Know?
If you can't find a parking spot in the library lot, you can park for free in commuter lot S across from the library on Vail St. after 12 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.
Tales for Tots
Join the fun at a storytime sponsored by the Library at Mariano's Fresh Market. Your little one will love the story, song, activity and special treat for all who attend. Guest reader Nina Mariano will read Curious George and the Pizza Party. Register in person at Mariano's Fresh Market's Customer Service Counter or call 847-253-5439 to register. For kids ages 3–6 with a parent.
Date and time: Friday, March 11, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway
Tea & Talk
Practice your English conversation skills at a monthly social group. No need to call; just come. Everyone is welcome!
Date and time: Wednesday, March 9, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Check Out With Your Smartphone!
You can use your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry to check out items from the Library. Free apps like CardStar and Key Ring let you store your library card barcode on your phone. When it comes time to check out, just present the barcode on your smartphone to the staff at the desk.
Congratulations to Hearts of Gold Winner Javier Elias
Congratulations to Javier Elias, winner of the "Young at Heart" Heart of Gold from the Village of Arlington Heights! Since 2002, Javier has volunteered at the Library - first as a translator on our bookmobile visits at Arlington Park Racecourse, then as a tutor teaching English as a Second Language to students in the Library. Javier was one of ten winners honored at the Hearts of Gold Awards Dinner on February 12. Celebrating the award with Javier are Paula Moore, AHML Executive Director; Katalin Zsupan, ESL/Literacy Specialist; and Caryl Medsker, Volunteer Coordinator.
Drive-Up to Open Even Earlier
Beginning February 28, the drive-up window will be more convenient than ever. It will be open at 7 a.m., Monday–Friday, so you can stop by before work, before school, before starting the rest of your busy day.
Get Help With Taxes
Seniors, age 60 and older, and disabled persons of any age can get free tax counseling from IRS-trained AARP tax aides. Appointments are available Monday mornings February 14–April 11 at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. in the Hendrickson Room. Register at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, or online.
The Next Book You'll Love
Last eReader Extravaganza
Plan to stop by for our last eReader extravaganza on Saturday, January 29. We can help you learn how to use your new Nook or Sony Reader with the Library's ebooks, or just show you different eReaders. These drop-in sessions will give you a hands-on opportunity to experience the Nook and Sony Reader. Learn the capabilities of each and how to use them with the Library's downloadable media. Drop in
Date and time: Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Welcome Desk
Get a Personalized Reading List
Do you have favorite authors, but you've read everything they've written? Or maybe you are always looking for a good mystery book. We can help. Fill out the new Book Me form on the Reading Suggestions page, and we will build a reading list just for you.
You tell us what you like and dislike, and within three to five days, you will receive a list of 5–10 titles that match your criteria. You can even specify if you want books, audiobooks, large print books or eBooks. Do you like shorter books? No problem, you can specify that as well. Try it today and you'll soon embark on a whole new reading adventure!