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Registration REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online at ahml.info/events or by calling 847-392-0100. REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1. This program is on Zoom. Registration with a valid email is required. A link to join the program will be emailed with your registration confirmation and again one day prior to the event. This program is on YouTube and can be viewed at youtube.com/user/LibVlog/featured. Registration is not required. NO SYMBOL = Programs without a symbol do not require registration unless otherwise noted. CC = Closed-captioning is available for some programs.

Accessibility The library is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accessibility accommodations for a library program, call 847-392-0100 or TTY: 847-392-1119, or email us at accessibility@ahml.info.

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CONTENTS

Your City @ Home p. 4–5

Families p. 6

Kids p. 7

Early Childhood p. 8

Tweens p. 9

PAGE 4–5

Teens p. 10–11

Test Prep Resources p. 12 Adults p. 13–19

Jobs & Careers p. 19

English as a p. 20 Second Language

Tennants’ Rights p. 21

Genealogy Index p. 22-23

Genealogy p. 24

Business & Nonprofit p. 25

Library of Things p. 26

Tech Classes p. 27

Book Discussions p. 28–29

Senior Center p. 30–31

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S H E D D

A Q U A R I U M

MEET THE PENGUINS, BEHIND THE SCENES Saturday, April 3, 3–4 p.m. / Zoom

Experience a live virtual visit with the penguins that call Shedd home. During this experience, you will meet a penguin up close and discover what makes these birds so amazing. Shedd’s care team will take you "behind the scenes" in the penguins' habitat to learn more about how penguins are able to "fly" underwater, stay warm in cooler waters and much more. Capacity for this program is extremely limited.

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FLY YOUR KITE: A HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACK PEOPLE AND FLIGHT Saturday, April 10, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

“The People Could Fly” is a very relevant and layered statement used by and about people of African descent in America. Join the discussion to learn about the history of Black people flying, literally and figuratively, above their circumstances. Hear about Chicago’s role in this rich legacy.

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S A T U R D A Y S

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Get a front row seat as we travel through Chicagoland museums and institutions. With everything from the Art Institute of Chicago, to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and great family attractions on the roster, your spring will offer cultural exploration for everyone in the family. Led by docents, you’ll get up close and personal with exhibits and behind-the-scenes peeks. This series is presented in partnership with over 30 area libraries.

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C O N S E R V A T O R Y

HORTICULTURE HALL, BEEHIVES AND PROPAGATION GREENHOUSES Saturday, April 17, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Get in on this exclusive tour led by the experts of Garfield Park Conservatory. Explore Horticulture Hall, the beehives and a behind-the-scenes peek at the propagation greenhouses. Garfield Park Conservatory envisions a world where people embrace and honor the importance of nature. Let’s take that step together and get a little closer with Mother Nature.

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NUESTRAS HISTORIAS EXHIBITION Saturday, April 24, 2–3 p.m. / Zoom

This exhibition includes works from the museum's permanent collection, exploring the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The vast diversity of Mexican identities demonstrated in these works defies the notion of one linear history and a singular identity. It presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S./Mexican border.

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CLOUDBUSTER AND ZOOM ROOM Saturday, May 1, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Get an exclusive look at the Cloudbuster climbing exhibit, the Zoom Room and more. Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. Housed in Navy Pier, the Museum is intentionally designed for experimentation, creativity and learning for all children, ensuring valuable and memorable experiences for all visitors.

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FAMILIES

Do something fun together.

Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m.–noon / Zoom

The classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears unfolds in unexpected ways in a multistory video drama performed by theater students from Buffalo Grove High School. Each exciting tale was scripted and skewed by the library’s Tween Advisory Group and Inklings, our teen creative writing club. At this virtual event, the teen and tween creators will lead an interactive view-along. For families with children ages 4 and up; siblings welcome.

Marshmallow Art Make some marshmallow art by creating a display out of marshmallow treats. Pick up treats and guidelines at the Kids’ World Desk starting Thursday, April 1, while supplies last. One per family. Show us what you made and participate in the contest by tagging us at @ahml or emailing a photo to youthprograms@ahml.info.

April 1–30 / Kids’ World and Vail Street

Celebrate National Poetry Month by strolling and reading poems from A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems by Vikram Madan in Kids’ World and outside of the library on Vail Street.

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KIDS

Read and grow.

Minecraft Mania

Book Buddies

Saturday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.–noon / Zoom

Wednesday, April 7, 6–7 p.m. / Zoom

Using Minecraft’s creative mode, build and decorate an object related to a theme. Using your own account is encouraged. If you do not already have an account, one will be provided. Equipment needed: Computer or mobile device for compatibility.

Wednesday, April 21, 4–5 p.m. / Zoom

Grades 3–4.

Practice your reading and literacy skills by reading a book together with a high school volunteer. Kids in kindergarten through third grade can sign up for a 15-minute slot. While this program is especially great for kids learning English as a new language, all are welcome. Grades K–3.

Desserts, Books, and More Intergenerational Book Discussion The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall Smith Thursday, April 29, 6:30–7:15 p.m. / Zoom

Discuss the book and complete an activity. Registered participants will be contacted to arrange supply pickup. Grades 1–3 with an adult.

Birthday Greetings Let us celebrate with your child by emailing your child’s name, birthday, age, address and favorite book or toy and Youth Services staff will write and mail a birthday greeting with a book recommendation. Send info for April birthdays to youthprograms@ahml.info. Grades K–2.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

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Visit our program calendar at ahml.info/attend/ events to register to join the fun.

Toddler Time

Thursdays, April 1, 15 and 29 9:30–9:50 a.m. / Zoom

English Learners Family Time

Monday, April 5 9:30–9:50 a.m. / Zoom

Baby Time Fridays, April 9 an d 23 9:30–9:50 a.m. / Zoom

Family Time Mondays, April 12 and 26 9:30–9:50 a.m. / Zoom

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Bouncing Baby Fun! Saturday, April 24, 9:30–10 a.m. / Zoom

Are you looking for something new for your baby to play with at home? Join Miss Rebecca for this Baby Time, followed by a DIY demonstration of fun things you can make using common household items that your baby will LOVE. Let the fun begin! For caregivers and infants up to 18 months old; siblings welcome.

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Spring Showers Evening Storytime Thursday, April 22, 7–7:30 p.m. Zoom

Grab your raincoat and splash in puddles while we listen to a story and sing a song about spring showers. Grades 3–4.

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Create and explore.

Monday, April 19, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Join us on Zoom to make a variety of soothing and sensational slimes. Supplies will be provided or you can use your own supplies from home. Registered participants will be contacted to arrange supply pickup. Grades 4–6

Tween DIY at Home Starting Monday, April 5 / YouTube

Learn how to make a DIY activity starting April 5 on demand on YouTube. Pick up supplies for this activity at the Kids’ World Desk or request to pick them up at the drive-up window or bookmobile by contacting us at kids@ahml.info or 847-392-0100. You can also use your own supplies from home and follow our instructional video to complete the project. Grades 4–6.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) Friday, April 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m. / Zoom

Help your library and community while making new friends. Join like-minded tweens online to work on service projects, plan programs and play games. Grades 4–6.

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TEENS

Meet up online or try something new.

Applications open April 1–30.

Volunteer with the library this summer. Teens entering grades 7–12 can read the full description of our 2021 Squads and fill out an application at ahml.info beginning April 1. Please note that spots are limited. Applications will be considered in the order they were received. For teens entering grades 7–12. Visit ahml.info starting April 1 to apply.

Inklings

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Thursday, April 8, 4–6 p.m. / Zoom

Sunday, April 11, 1–2:30 p.m. / Zoom

Meet like-minded teen writers online and explore your writing talents. At our April meeting, we’ll celebrate National Poetry Month by dropping some rhymes (or free verse).

Attend a virtual meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to learn about upcoming service projects. This high school volunteer group involves community projects, making your voice heard and earning service hours. Fill out an application to join TAB at ahml.info/teens/volunteer and receive the link to attend. Email Alice Son at ason@ahml.info with questions.

Grades 7–12.

For high school students only.

Teen Earth Day DIY: Seed Paper & Planters Thursday, April 22, 4–5 p.m. / Zoom

Join us for an Earth Day crafting celebration and make seed paper while decorating your own planters. A small portion of the activity needs to be completed several hours prior to the program, so keep an eye out for an instructional video. Supplies will be available for pickup at the library starting April 15. For teens in grades 7–12.

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GET A JOB

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 6–7 P.M. / ZOOM

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TEEN GET A JOB JOB FAIR High school teens looking for part-time work, come to the virtual Teen Job Fair. Local businesses will be offering jobs with flexible hours for teen students, and area organizations will have volunteer, internship and other opportunities for teens. Please be sure to update to the newest version of Zoom in order to best experience this program. For high school teens (and caregivers optional).

Dice Guild: Lasers & Feelings Friday, April 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Play the roleplaying game Lasers & Feelings online with other teens. You’ll play as the crew of a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. If you’ve never played a roleplaying game before, or if you’re a seasoned player, we’ll have some wild and crazy fun in this easy-to-learn game.

Have you heard? We are now offering Teen LitCrates monthly rather than every other month. This means more books and more goodies. Registration opened March 15 for our April/May/June session and will close when all available Teen LitCrates are gone. Learn more and register for our next session at ahml.info/litcrate. For teens in grades 7–12.

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Need to prep for that big test? We’ve added a “Test Prep” category to the Research > Databases > All Databases section of the library website. These are a specific set of online learning resources that specialize in test preparation courses and guides for students and professionals. Resources include:

Gale Courses: Six-week, instructor-led courses on hundreds of topics. Test prep includes AP/SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT, CompTIA, PMP, etc.

Peterson’s Test Prep: Practice tests and self-paced courses. Test prep courses include SAT/ ACT, GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT/CLEP/GED (and other high-school exams), military, civil service, nursing, etc.

Tutor.com: Scroll down to “Prepare for a Test.” Covers AP/SAT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT/ MCAT. Also get live help from tutors on test-related topics.

Udemy for Business: Self-paced video tutorials. Covers SAT/ACT/GRE/TOEFL, technical certifications, PMP, etc.

High school and college students: Explore Peterson’s Test Prep or Tutor.com in preparing for your upcoming AP and standardized tests. Get started at ahml.info/onlinelearning.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Your City @ Home Saturdays in April and May

Get a front row seat as we travel through Chicagoland museums and institutions. With everything from the Art Institute of Chicago, to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and great family attractions on the roster, your spring will offer cultural exploration for everyone in the family. Led by docents, you’ll get up close and personal with exhibits and behindthe-scenes peeks. This series is presented in partnership with over 30 area libraries. See pages 4-5 for more information.

Hablemos Español (Let’s Speak Spanish) Mondays, April 5 and 19, 6–7 p.m. / Zoom

Meet other Spanish learners and speakers in your community and brush up your skills in this conversation club to improve and practice your Spanish en la Biblioteca! All levels welcome.

Bagel Making with Bill the Baker Tuesday, April 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Wondering where to get the best bagels in the area? It’s right at home! Bill Reichman, AKA Bill the Baker, has been baking bread for over 40 years and loves that four simple ingredients can produce an endless variety. Join Bill for this live demonstration as he shows you how to mix, shape, bathe and season your own homemade bagels. Recipes will be shared after the program.

Writer’s Ink Wednesday, April 7, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

Join instructor Jacob Knabb for this facilitated meetup and critique. All skill levels and writing styles welcome. Note: April’s Writer’s Ink has been moved to the first Wednesday.

Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club: A Night at the Oscars Thursday, April 8, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom (CC)

We’re getting ready for the big night! What are your predictions for this year’s Oscars? Grab some popcorn as Dann and Raymond will share their take. Dann Gire, Daily Herald movie critic, and Raymond Benson, film historian and novelist, share film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Closed-captioning will be available for this program. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Basics Sunday, April 11, 2–3:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Take the first step to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. Learn how to select the correct person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf when you cannot. Ehrensaft will also review the importance of updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances.

An Evening with Author John Sandford Wednesday, April 14, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford for this exciting virtual event celebrating the release of Ocean Prey. Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces in his latest novel. The propulsive and electrifying adventure is the 31st entry in the Prey series and the 13th book to star Virgil Flowers. John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Roswell Camp. He is the author of 29 Prey novels, four Kidd novels, twelve Virgil Flowers novels, and three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook.

About Ocean Prey An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It’s a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. When the FBI’s investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers. This event is co-presented with Westchester Public Library and a group of Illinois libraries. Space is limited.

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Death Cafè Monday, April 19, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life. Share your experiences, thoughts, and fears about death from the comfort of your own home. This facilitated online discussion is not intended as a counseling group or a grief support, but to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their lives. Learn more at deathcafe.com.

French Conversation Group

Favorite Things: YA Edition

Tuesdays, April 13 and 27, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Tuesday, April 20, 7–7:45 p.m. / Zoom

Interested in learning, improving, or maintaining your spoken French? Join a resident native speaker to grow your language abilities. All levels welcome.

Did you love The Fault in Our Stars, The Hate U Give or Children of Blood and Bone? Young adult literature is not just for teens anymore. Over half the readers of YA are adults and those numbers are increasing. Join AHML advisors, librarians and collections pros who will share their favorites and want to hear about yours. Bring your own beverage to this social, sharing event and leave with an excellent selection of YA literature.

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne Watch the Art with Alayne Fawn class on video and do this month’s project. Then, join Alayne and fellow art students in a meet up to share your work inspired by the class, or get advice from Alayne to complete your project. Visit ahml.info/virtual_art to watch this month’s video class and register for a Meet Up.

Art with Alayne Meet Ups Tuesday, April 20, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m. / Zoom

Meet Up registrants who did not receive a Create Kit with supplies in March will be notified by email when a kit is ready at the drive-up window. All April Meet Ups cover the same project. Register for only one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Monday, April 26, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Join Meredith Schnelle as we discuss the art of rain gardens and rain barrels. Rain barrels and rain gardens are an effective device to enhance a sustainable landscape. Rain gardens reduce erosion, filter storm water and are easy to install in a home landscape. Rain barrels harvest water for later use while moderating runoff. Find out how to plan and install a rain garden using specifically adapted native plants to harness your water runoff while supporting wildlife and adding beauty to your property. Meredith Schnelle is a Master Gardener and Citizen Scientist for Plants of Concern at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is presented in partnership with the Arlington Heights Garden Club.

Tenants’ Rights During COVID and Beyond

just one blood donation can save 3 lives Community Blood Drive Tuesday, April 27, noon –5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Donate blood to Versiti Blood Center and save a life. Bring a photo ID. Donors must wear a mask and comply with social distancing recommendations. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins may be accommodated if schedule permits but cannot be guaranteed. COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT) will be performed on all blood donations as part of Versiti’s standard testing. Space is limited. Register at bit.ly/BloodDrive-4-27-21.

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Tuesday, April 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Zoom (CC)

This program will be delivered in English with Spanish closed captioning. See page 21 for more information.

Derechos de los inquilinos durante COVID y después Martes, 27 de Abril de 6:30–7:30 p.m. En Vivo por Zoom (Con subtítulos en Español)

Para asistencia en Español en cuanto a su registro, por favor comuniquese con nuestra Asesora Bilingue, Catalina Shin al correo electrónico cshin@ahml.info o por teléfono 847-506-2678.

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Jeremy Larsen and Arian “Dutchmogul” Croft of Ill Gotten Games take print-and-play to the new dimension by making tabletop gaming inclusive, creative, and fun. How? By innovating their own games and incorporating accessible 3D printing technology. They will show off their work as well as demonstrate free software they use for their creations. This event is presented as part of Meet the Makers, a series introducing the possibilities of making. Learn more about Ill Gotten Games, view past programs and meet a variety of Makers at ahml.info/makers.

COVID-19 Story Collection Preserve your experiences of living through the COVID pandemic by submitting stories, photos, art and more to our COVID-19 Story Collection. This project aims to document the experiences and collective memories of the Arlington Heights community for a permanent collection that will enable our community and future generations to learn about the resilience of Arlington Heights during this historic and unprecedented time. The project is open to current Arlington Heights residents and members of our vibrant business community. Learn more and share your story at ahml.info/c19stories.

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Thursday, May 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with journalist, author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz, author of national bestseller There Are No Children Here. For 40 years, Kotlowitz has been telling stories from the heart of America, deeply intimate tales of struggle and perseverance. His most recent book, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, has been named a best book of the year by NPR, The Washington Post, The Economist, The National Book Review and more. His body of work has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for books which “illuminate astonishing national inequities through the lens of individual experience.” Kotlowitz’s documentary, The Interrupters, a collaboration with Steve James, was cited as one of the best films of 2011, and received an Emmy, a Cinema Eye Award and an Independent Spirit Award. A former staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, Kotlowitz’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Granta, Rolling Stone, The Chicago Tribune, Slate and The Washington Post, PBS and NPR. This discussion will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich with an audience Q&A to follow. This event is co-presented with Westchester Public Library and a group of Illinois libraries. Space is limited.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

The 10 Most Important Artists in Chicago Music History Tuesday, May 11, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom (CC)

Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the Sound Opinions rock ‘n’ roll talk show, will host live, online event celebrating Chicago music, tracing the city’s rich musical history through the 10 artists they feel contributed the most enduring and influential sounds over the past half-century. Sound Opinions can be heard on WBEZ and 150 other public radio stations across the country. DeRogatis is a full-time lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at Columbia College Chicago and continues to write about popular music for WBEZ Chicago. DeRogatis spent 15 years as the rock critic at The Chicago Sun-Times and continues to cover news and culture as a freelance writer. Kot spent 30 years as the music critic at The Chicago Tribune where he covered popular music and reported on music-related social, political and business issues. He has written several books, including I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era and Wilco: Learning How to Die. This program is presented in partnership with suburban Chicagoland libraries. Closedcaptioning will be available for this program.

JOBS & CAREERS Take the next step.

Virtual Resume Reviews

Networking Skills

Whether you’re new to the job hunt or a seasoned professional, get oneon-one help with your resume.

Monday, April 19, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Available by appointment for Arlington Heights cardholders only. Request an appointment at ahml.info/virtualhelp.

In today’s job market, many employers use internal referrals to fill many or most new hires. Gene Flynn, a workshop leader at the Barrington Career Center, will help you understand how to build and execute a strong networking plan. You’ll also gain tips on forging professional relationships, how to approach people and more.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Practice and learn.

ESL Book Discussion From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Citizenship

Tuesday, April 20 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Place a hold to pick up your book and discussion questions at the drive-up window and register online to attend. Contact ESL@ahml. info with questions.

Tea & Talk Wednesday, April 14, 2–3 p.m. / Zoom

Improve your conversation skills at this monthly group. For ESL adults; children welcome.

Sign up for a 30-minute time slot to practice the interview portion of your citizenship test. This service is provided in partnership with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship.

Citizenship Classes Interested in citizenship classes? In partnership with HIAS Immigration and Citizenship, Arlington Heights Memorial Library will offer an 11-week virtual class on Tuesdays from 1–2:30 p.m. beginning June 1. Priority registration for Arlington Heights cardholders begins April 1 at 9 a.m. If you have questions, please contact Tracy Karim at 847-506-2632 or at tkarim@ahml.info.

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Interview Practice

Wednesday, April 21, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

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TENANTS' RIGHTS DURING COVID

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BEYOND

Tuesday, April 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. / Zoom (CC)

Housing Director Nareen Kim from the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic explains the latest changes in an evolving landscape of housing law and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Learn more about rental assistance and discover what all suburban tenants should know about their rights under the new Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance. This program will be delivered in English with Spanish closed captioning.

Derechos de los inquilinos durante COVID y después Martes, 27 de Abril de 6:30–7:30 p.m. En Vivo por Zoom (Con subtítulos en Español)

La directora de vivienda, Nareen Kim, de la Clínica de ayuda legal de North Suburban, explicará los últimos cambios en un panorama cambiante para las leyes de vivienda y desalojos durante la pandemia del COVID-19 y después. Obtenga más información sobre la asistencia para el alquiler y descubra lo que todos los inquilinos de los suburbios deben saber sobre sus derechos en virtud de la nueva Ordenanza para inquilinos y propietarios residenciales del condado de Cook. Este programa se ofrecerá con subtítulos en español. Para asistencia en Español en cuanto a su registro, por favor comuniquese con nuestra Asesora Bilingue, Catalina Shin al correo electrónico cshin@ahml.info o por teléfono 847-506-2678.

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“This index is an essential resource to check when getting started with local history research.” Genealogy and Local History Librarian Jaymie Middendorf

It started with a question at Dave Hammer’s local library, “What is the history of the Northwest Highway?” At the time, there was no easy way or resource to help answer that question. So in 2001, the Palatine resident and historian at heart set out to change that and for the next 19 years worked to create an index, an alphabetical list of names and subjects, of headlines published in the Daily Herald from 1901-2019. “I have a great love of history and my goal was to create a written document that might help people looking for something very precise or narrow like a greatgrandfather or who want to write about their little village, said Hammer. “If I could get into a time machine and time travel I sure would. I also love to organize.” Hammer, a self-described “morning person,” starts his day at 4 a.m. and spends between an hour, hour and a half meticulously

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reading and indexing. When he began his Daily Herald project in 2001, he used microfilm and a microfilm reader to scour headlines and started with those published in 1901. “It was such a fascinating era,” said Hammer. “The suburbs were just little villages and farms and the headlines revealed a lot of cultural collisions around things like drinking and spitting. It was a different world, and I really wanted to get the names of the taverns and businesses that were a part of this fascinating time.” A colorful timeline and historical snapshot of the Northwest suburbs began to unfold and in 2002, Daily Herald Index, 1901-1945, First Edition by David Anthony Hammer was published. Daily Herald Index, 19011960, Second Edition soon followed in 2004. But still not satisfied, Hammer pressed on. His working document grew to more than

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8,600 pages with some 95,000 subject headings. Hammer’s technology evolved too from microfilm to the online resource, newspaperarchives.com. “In modern times, I started to get tired of all the crime—the murders, drugs, stabbing and the fires,” said Hammer then added jokingly, “but I guess that’s what sells newspapers!” And so it was in 2020, nearly 20 years and some 10,000 hours of indexing later, Hammer deemed the project complete with the publication of Daily Herald Index, 1901-2019, the Third and Final Edition. The 14-volume set is now available for research and reference use in the library and is found in the Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy located on the first floor of the library. “This index is useful to anyone who has a question about a specific topic in the history of Arlington Heights or the surrounding communities, said Genealogy and Local History Librarian Jaymie Middendorf. “This index provides the user the headlines of the articles which helps them save time and be more deliberate about their searching. By consulting the index, a user can pinpoint the articles that they definitely want to view and then find them in the database or on microfilm, instead of scrolling through pages of database results.”

Think of a person, place or notable topic regarding life in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and most likely you’ll find it among the 95,000 subjects in the 14-volume Daily Herald Index, 1901-2019. For example, we found Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Volume 1, with close to 400 headlines providing a unique historical snapshot of the library. Here is a sample of entries: • New books added (1904-1905) • Woman’s Club furnishes library room in new village hall (1929) • New library building adopted as war memorial (1946) • To add drive-up window for busy patrons (1996) • Village okays building transfer for makerspace (2019)

“Dave has done a wonderful job compiling this index,” said Middendorf. “His dedication to making our local history more accessible is phenomenal. This index is something that our community will value and consult for decades. Thank you, Dave, for your hard work and your love of our community.”

Photographs courtesy of: Mark Welsh/ Daily Herald/Paddock Media Group

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GENEALOGY Discover your roots.

Celebrate Preservation Week with the library and discover how to scan, back-up and care for irreplaceable items such as family photos, home movies and heirlooms. More information available at ala.org/alcts/preservationweek.

Preserve your Pictures, Home Movies and Slides

Preserving Family Heirlooms

Tuesday, April 27, 6–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Tina Beaird will share how to preserve valuable family documents, photos, fabrics and glass for future generations through proper storage and simple preservation techniques. Attendees will learn about preservation products and hear dos and don’ts for historic and modern scrapbooks.

Clear out some space in your home by converting your photos, home videos, and 35mm slides to digital. You’ll learn about the right equipment to use, how to get the best image quality and the best way to store and backup your newly digitized memories.

Wednesday, April 28, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Genealogy Discussion

Beginning Genealogy

Tuesday, April 13, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2–3 p.m. / Zoom

Attend this online monthly meeting to discuss genealogy projects, family history research and to share resources. Bring your questions and brick wall problems.

Discover the basics of researching your family history. We’ll discuss techniques for finding your ancestors and essential genealogy databases.

Your Next Step: Write Your Family History Sunday, April 18, 2–3 p.m. / Zoom

Steve Szabados, an author of many genealogy books, will walk you through the process of writing out your genealogy research to share with future generations.

Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources Friday, May 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Jane Gregga, longtime member of the NSDAR and First Vice Regent of the local Eli Skinner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), provides an overview of the digitized resources of the DAR that can be used for American history research. A wide range of the collection is available for free and open to the public.

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BUSINESS & NONPROFIT Start something big.

SCORE Business Mentoring Thursdays, April 1 and 22 and May 6 9 a.m.–noon / Zoom Monday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. / Zoom

Learn from SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One-on-one small business mentoring by business experts who have had experience in all aspects of business. Register at northchicago.score.org/ arlington–heights–library.

Best Practices in Preparing Targeted Grant Proposals Tuesday, April 20, 10–11:30 a.m. / Zoom

Nonprofit and grant writing consultant Ellen Stone will give an introduction to grant writing by breaking down the primary segments of a grant proposal. We will review what the content funders want to see in each segment, how to tailor your proposal to the specific interests of unique funders, and which information to keep or discard in order to meet space or character limitations.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Thursday, April 29, 7-8 p.m. / See description for location

Get best practices for creating a YouTube channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. In this workshop we’ll discuss: • Understanding different video formats

• Making good creative content

• How to setup a YouTube channel

• How to target and measure the results

Presented by Erin Bemis of Google. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a Grow with Google partner. This program will be hosted on GoToWebinar. Visit the program calendar at ahml.info/events to register and receive a link to join the webinar.

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How many times have you thought about a home project or doing something fun, but you need that certain something to get started?

Some of the items added from customer suggestions include: Battery tester

When you need things, begin with the Library of Things (LoT)—our collection of more than 400 unique items ranging from tech tools and board games to musical instruments and wireless hotspots, all available to borrow. The collection offers opportunities for learning, creating and finding inspiration. Whether you want to start a home project, explore new skills—or simply try something before you buy it—the LoT has something for you.

Coin sorter Label maker Radon detector Spotting scope Diamond tester Pinking shears

“When it works and we can add items, the library loves being able to offer the things our community wants and needs.” Learn more about the Library of Things at: ahml.info/borrow/library_of_things; you can also find this link under the “borrow” tab of the library’s home page.

Electric, multi-sheet, 3-hole punch Heat press Metal detector Bingo set

And thanks to you, we have added items to our LoT collection, too, through our Suggest a Purchase at: ahml.info/form/purchase-suggestion. “We do get customer requests for Library of Things items,” said Candy Rossin, collection librarian and a selector for the LoT. “We can’t always purchase items suggested, as they may be too expensive or too dangerous for the collection.” (Rossin recalled one customer request for a chainsaw!)

Solar telescope

Serger

STUFF TO CREATE FUN INDOORS AND OUTDOORS Take advantage of nicer weather by checking out a lawn game—we have bean bag toss, bocce, spikeball, and more. Stuck inside during a spring shower? The library offers jigsaw puzzles and board games for all ages—from classics like Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary to newer titles like Codenames and Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition. You can even create art projects together with one of our die cutting kits or heat presses.

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CLASSES Cord Cutting 101: Exploring Cable Alternatives

Google Sheets: Basics

Wednesday, April 7, 6–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how to how to enter data into cells, format and modify cells, add rows and columns, work on multiple sheets and use simple formulas and functions. An existing Google account is recommended.

Save hundreds of dollars annually by cutting your cable and phone cord. This program will explore cost-effective alternatives to cable (Netflix, Roku, Sling, Roku, Apple TV, Hoopla, etc.) and traditional landline phones (mobile, Google Voice, etc.).

Selling Online Overview Wednesday, April 14, 6–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Want to start selling stuff online but don’t know where to start? In this class you’ll learn tips when it comes to selling items on sites such as Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and Etsy. No accounts needed; this will be an overview of these services. .

Tuesday, April 20, 6–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Preserve your Pictures, Home Movies and Slides Tuesday, April 27, 6–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Clear out some space in your home by converting your photos, home videos, and 35mm slides to digital. You’ll learn about the right equipment to use, how to get the best image quality, and the best way to store and backup your newly digitized memories.

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ONLINE BOOK DISCUSSIONS Join the conversation.

Register to attend any of these discussions. Request a copy of any of the books through your online AHML account or contact us at 847-392-0100 to place your hold. Book discussion titles are also available as an eBook and eAudiobook.

MYSTERY

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson Monday, April 12, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Join us to discuss this chilling tale of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.

NOVEL EXPERIENCE

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Tuesday, April 13, 7:30–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Join us to discuss this novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

ESL BOOK DISCUSSION

From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz Tuesday, April 20, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Place a hold to pick up your book and discussion questions at the drive-up window and register online to attend. Contact ESL@ahml.info with questions.

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READ AND REFLECT

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon Monday, April 26, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

2021 marks the 20-year anniversary of the publication of Andrew Solomon’s groundbreaking and National Book Award-winning The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. Ranked among the 100 best books of the 21st century by The Guardian in 2019, Solomon’s exploration of depression is as relevant in 2021 as it was in 2001. Join us in reading and reflecting on the personal, cultural and scientific nature of depression.

SCIENCE FICTION

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden Wednesday, April 28, 7:30–9 p.m. / Zoom

Join us to discuss this fantastic, boundary-challenging tale set in a South African locale, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror and dark humor.

Join Page Turners on Facebook! Celebrate your love of reading, share book suggestions, and discuss your favorite reads with neighbors in our Facebook group. Search Facebook Groups for AHML Page Turners Adult Readers Group to join. This online discussion group is moderated by staff from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Let Us Recommend Your Next Book Do you want to receive a curated list of recommended books? Complete our Book Me form with your reading preferences and we will send you a list of books you might like. For adults, teens and kids. Get started at ahml.info/book-me.

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ONLINE SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS

There will be no in–person library programs at the Senior Center in April. All programs require registration and will be held online on Zoom.

Film Discussion Circle Tuesday, April 6, 2:30–3:30 p.m. / Zoom

Watch this month’s film at your convenience then join us online for a discussion of Sometimes, Always, Never (2018), 91 minutes, Rated PG–13. Alan, a Scrabble hustler, has spent years searching for his son Michael who stormed out of the house over a game of Scrabble. Now, he tries to solve the mystery of an online player he thinks could be his son. Borrow Sometimes, Always, Never from the library’s hoopla collection at ahml.info/borrow/ebooks.

Wednesday, April 7, 2–3 p.m. / Zoom

Attend this important session presented by the Illinois Office of Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza. Learn to identify potential scams and frauds, prepare yourself against ID theft, and address concerns if you have been a victim. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the presenter at the end of this session.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS Join lively discussions of our March book selections held on Zoom. Call Senior Services at 847-870-3712 to arrange to pick up a book at the library’s drive-up window.

Modern Classics Discussion Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith Monday, April 12, 10–11 a.m. Zoom

Popular Books Discussion The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict Wednesday, April 14, 10–11 a.m. / Zoom

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Learn Zoom Fridays, April 9 or 23, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Staff from the library will assist you in joining this practice Zoom session, help you troubleshoot issues you have with sound and video, and provide tips and best practices so that you can ZOOM too. To use Zoom, you need a PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone or another brand of smartphone.

Host a Zoom Meeting Friday, April 16 or 30, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Take your knowledge of Zoom to a new level. Learn to schedule, monitor, host and keep your Zoom meeting safe. Learn Zoom class or experience using Zoom required. Participants should have the Zoom Meeting Client on their device and have a free Zoom account.

Computer Interest Group Wednesday, April 14, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Novice and experienced users discuss current technology, exchange tips and offer advice for solving problems on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Meeting schedule: ahml.info/about/information Greg Zyck • President 847-507-2336 • gzyck@ahml.info Carole Medal • Vice President/Secretary 847-506-2683 • cmedal@ahml.info John Supplitt • Treasurer 847-506-2685 • jsupplitt@ahml.info Trustees: Andi Ruhl 847-506-2684 • aruhl@ahml.info Debbie Smart 847-494-3707 • dsmart@ahml.info Christine Tangney 847-506-2686 • ctangney@ahml.info EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mike Driskell

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Mary Hastings EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR April Harder

Register for Senior Phone Programs Join our weekly phone discussions where we listen to and discuss short stories or share reminisces of past events and experiences. No technology other than a phone is required. Contact Senior and Accessible Services at 847-870-3712 to learn more about these programs or to register.

WRITERS Pat Aichele William Tolan GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Brian Benson Colleen Mele Stephanie Battista

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