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Arlington Heights Memorial

LIBRARY FEBRUARY 2020


Registering for library programs Some programs require registration. Look for these symbols inside:

REGISTER

online at ahml.info, by calling 847-392-0100 or in-person at any public service desk at the library. Some programs require every person attending to sign up and others allow guests.

REGISTER STARTING FEBRUARY 1 DAY-OF TICKETS

are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk the day of the program before it begins.

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Programs without a symbol do not require registration unless otherwise noted.

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

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I Love My Librarian p. 4-5 Families

p. 6-7

Early Childhood

p. 8-9

Kids

p. 10-11

Tweens

p. 12-13

Teens

p. 14-15

Adults

p. 16-21

Friends & Foundation

p. 19

Movies

p. 20

Voting

p. 20

Business & Nonprofit

p. 22

Jobs & Careers

p. 23

English as a Second Language

p. 23

Genealogy

p. 24

Senior Center

p. 25

Book Discussions

p. 26-27

Tech Classes

p. 28-30

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Kids’ World’s Maria Papanastassiou receives national honor Families with diverse needs have found a home at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) thanks in large part to the work and passion of one very special librarian -- Maria Papanastassiou, Kids’ World assistant manager. For her outstanding efforts, described as ‘life-changing’ by many of the families she serves, Papanastassiou is a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award presented by the American Library Association (ALA). She is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this prestigious honor for 2019-2020 and was selected from more than 1,900 nominees. “I was pretty shocked when I learned I won the award; it still feels unreaI,” says Papanastassiou, who is only the second Illinois librarian to have received this honor since the award’s inception in 2008. “I feel so humbled and honored to join the ranks of others in the profession who strive to exceed expectations when serving their students, patrons and communities.” Much of what Papanastassiou has accomplished lies rooted in her exceptional skills as a collaborator. For the past several years, she has served as the library’s key architect for an innovative partnership between AHML and C.I.T.Y. (Children in Therapy and You) of Support, a neighboring nonprofit, whose mission is to “create a dynamic community, both online and in person, that supports all families navigating the needs of their child in therapy.” Working together, the library and C.I.T.Y. of Support have created developmental playgroups, programs and resources tailored to support the special needs of children who receive therapy services and just as importantly-their families and caregivers. Papanastassiou’s efforts have helped position AHML at the forefront of serving children who are differently abled and have made the library a welcoming place for everyone. “I’m so proud of Maria and this acknowledgement of all the hard work that has gone on for the past five years,” says Beth Deiter, founder of C.I.T.Y. of Support. “The award shines such a positive light on the power of a community partnership.”

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C.I.T.Y. of Support is donating $10,000 to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library to support the creation of a youth accessibility collection over the next year. “I feel proud that our collaboration to tackle advocacy, awareness, accessibility and inclusion together is resulting in a specialized collection that will positively impact families, schools and therapists alike,” says Papanastassiou. “There is a ripple effect of what can happen when you hone in on what the needs are of an audience and a community,” she adds. “To provide the bridge for families to know if I can be successful here at the library, I can be successful other places, that’s gratifying.”

“One of the most exciting aspects of winning the award is that I hope it encourages other librarians to look to their communities to create problem-solving partnerships. It can benefit your community and library in the most unexpected ways!” - Maria Papanastassiou, Kids’ World assistant manager

Papanastassiou was presented with the I Love My Librarian Award during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia in January. Congratulations, Maria! Read more about the award, Maria’s nomination and the other award recipients at ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian.

Maria Papanastassiou & Beth Deiter

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FAMILIES

Do something fun together.

Thursday, February 6, 6–8 p.m. / Throughout the library

Eternal glory! That’s what awaits any witch or wizard who participates in the Triwizard Tournament. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Champion, attend Harry Potter Book Night and complete tasks only for those who dare to have fun! Create magical crafts, perfect your spell-casting abilities and navigate the Triwizard Maze. Ssssay hello to the Frog Lady and her snakes. Prove yourself at Potter trivia and much more! Wizarding wear encouraged, muggle attire tolerated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For all ages.

Family Gaming

Homeschool Hangout

Sundays, February 2, 9 and 23 noon–3 p.m. / Kids’ World

Thursday, February 13, 1–2:45 p.m. / Hub

Drop in to play PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X, 30 minutes at a time, up to one hour per day. For families with children under 18.

Homeschool Workshop: Developing Your Own Educational Philosophy Monday, February 10, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

The average homeschooling family changes its teaching method seven times in the first two years. Cut through the confusion and find the right philosophy for your family.

Meet other homeschool families. All ages.

Family Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast Friday, February 21 6:30–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

In this familiar fairy tale, Belle learns that a beast does not always look like one. Rated G; 85 minutes. (1991 animated version)

For adults; families welcome.

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Board Game Night

STEM Expo

Friday, February 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Sunday, March 8, noon–3 p.m. Throughout the library

Relax and unplug with friends and family.

Robots, VR and cryogenics, oh my! Master all four elements of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in one day. From escape rooms to student demonstrations, the Expo offers hands-on learning for adults, teens and the entire family.

Games available for all ages.

LEGO® Train Exhibit Saturday, February 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Sunday, February 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Back by popular demand! See the amazing one-of-a-kind creations of the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club in the Hendrickson Room on the second floor. Stop by the first floor for LEGO® activities throughout the day. All ages.

T I B I H X E LEGO TRAIN ® ®

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Play and learn.

English Learners Family Storytime

Play, Learn and Grow Together Family Workshop

Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Thursdays, 10:30–11:45 a.m. Hendrickson Room February 6: Speech and Development February 13: Nutrition February 20: Health and Safety February 27: Music and Movement

Practice English skills together as a family through stories, songs, rhymes and games. Ages 0–6.

Milk & Cookies Storytime Tuesdays, February 4 and March 3 10–10:45 a.m. / Panera Bread, 5 W. Rand Rd.

Ages 2–5.

Spend time together, experience art activities and meet new friends in this new play and learning series for families. Each week, an expert shares tips on language development, nutrition, health and safety or music and movement. For parents/ caregivers with children ages 0–3; siblings up to age 5 are welcome.

Baby Date Night Saturday, February 29, 4–5 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Bring your baby to the library for a special date night. You’ll enjoy storytime, photo ops, games for caregivers, moms and dads, and create a memorable souvenir of your family date night. For non-walking infants and their primary caregivers.

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weekly

storytime

In the Lindsey Room. For Arlington Heights cardholders only, unless noted.

KIDS’ TIME Ages 3–5 years with adult BABY PLAY TIME Infants–18 months with adult Mondays, 11 a.m. BABY TIME Infants–18 months with adult

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. MY TIME Ages 3–6 Adult not required Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Open to all

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.

FAMILY TIME Ages 0–6 with adult

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – Open to all

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – Open to all

TODDLER TIME 19–35 months with adult

PLAYGROUPS DDED DAY A W E All ages with adult N Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and NEW! Fridays 10:15–11:45 a.m. – Open to all

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Our Time: Developmental Playgroup Tuesday, February 11, 10–11 a.m. Lindsey Room

Facilitated by Beth Deiter, CITY of Support. Drop in, inclusive playgroup for families with children ages 0–5, who receive or are considering therapy. Siblings welcome.

Thursday Fun Night Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, 6:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room No Thursday Fun Night on February 6

Join us for this fun-filled storytime with hands-on activities. Ages 0–6 with adult; siblings welcome.

Our Time: Caregivers, Coffee and Play Sunday, February 23, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Therapists and family members are welcome to this hour of adult conversation and support, coffee and play for little ones. Facilitated by Beth Deiter, speechlanguage pathologist from C.I.T.Y. of Support. Adults can come by themselves for some “me time” or come as a family for refreshments and play. Siblings welcome.

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KIDS

Read and grow.

Homework Helpers Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. / Kids’ World

Teen volunteers are available to assist with homework assignments or practicing skills. Drop in. For kids.

LEGO® Club Friday, February 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Toss those instructions aside and let your imagination soar using LEGO® bricks. For kids.

Valentine Make and Take Wednesday, February 12, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Make valentine crafts for special people in your life. Grades 1–3.

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No-Sew Fleece Pillows Thursday, February 13, 4:15–5 p.m. Lindsey Room

Make a heart-shaped fleece pillow for your valentine. Grades 2–3.

Chess Club Sunday, February 23, 2–3 p.m. Lindsey Room

Presented by Chess Scholars. Some knowledge of the game is necessary. Age 6–grade 6.

Let’s Make an Automaton Tuesday, February 25, 4:15–5:15 p.m. Lindsey Room

Use your engineering skills to design and make an automaton. For third-graders.

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read I Can Read Monday, February 17, 6–7 p.m. / Wednesday, February 19, 4:15–5:15 p.m. / Kids’ World

Read a familiar book all by yourself to a librarian. Have your picture taken to honor your accomplishment. Drop in anytime within the hour. For beginning readers/grades K–2.

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TWEENS

Create and explore.

Used the force, they did. Photos from our Star Wars Escape Room

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Tween Gaming

Great Minecraft Adventure

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4–8 p.m. Weekends and school holidays, noon–6 p.m. Kids’ World

Saturday, February 8, 2–3:30 p.m. Training Center

Play PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X. Use your library card to check out controllers at the Kids’ World Desk. Drop in for 30 minutes at a time, up to one hour per day.

Test your Minecraft expertise using the Feed the Beast: Ultimate modpack. Experienced players only please. Grades 4–6.

Art Cart Crafternoon

Grades 4–6.

Thursday, February 13, 4–5:30 p.m. Kids’ World

Tween Advisory Group

Drop in and create your next masterpiece.

Friday, February 7, 4:30–6 p.m. Cardinal Room

Grades 4–6.

Help your library and community while making new friends. Join like-minded tweens, work on service projects and plan programs.

3Doodler Luminaries

Grades 4–6.

Monday, February 17, 1–2 p.m. Lindsey Room

Use the 3Doodler 3D printing pen to make a luminary sphere to light up the dark winter nights. Grades 4–6.

Be Internet Awesome Wednesday, February 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Learn how to share with care and protect your secrets so you can be internet awesome. Play a video game and discuss scenarios to sharpen your digital safety and citizenship skills. Grades 4–6.

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TEENS

Meet up, hang out or try something new.

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Teen Job Fair

Warm Up for Teen Job Fair

Tuesday, February 4, 6–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

High school teens looking for part-time work, drop in at the Teen Job Fair organized by the Arlington Heights Youth Commission and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Local businesses will be offering jobs with flexible hours for teen students, and area organizations will have volunteer, internship and other opportunities available. High school students only.

Tuesday, February 4, 6–7 p.m. / Hub

Drop in before heading up to the Teen Job Fair, perfect your handshake, test out your interviewing skills and shake out all your jitters before you meet a potential new boss.

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Craft for a Cause

Friday Flicks

Monday–Friday, 3–10 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday, noon–8 p.m. / Hub

Fridays, 7–9 p.m. / Hub

Drop in any time the Hub is open and do volunteer projects. Limit one service hour per visit.

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Drop in, hang out and watch a movie on our big screen. Grades 7–12.

Grades 7–12.

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Inklings

Dice Guild

Friday, February 7, 4–6 p.m. / Hub

Friday, February 21, 6:30–9:30 p.m. / Hub

Meet like-minded teen writers and explore your writing talents. This month, we’ll be working with the Tween Advisory Group to write twisted scripts of a classic tale that will be performed at the library in March.

Drop in and play tabletop roleplaying games with other teens. We’ll have everything you need, from dice to snacks – you bring your creativity and imagination. Grades 7–12.

Grades 7–12.

Yule(tide) Ball Saturday, February 8, 5–7 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Don your best attire and join us at the Yule(tide) Ball. Dance to live tunes from Tonks and the Aurors, enjoy witchy snacks and mocktails fit for wizards. This invitation is for 6th year wizards and older to attend. Ages 16 and over.

Teen Knitting Night Monday, February 24, 5–7 p.m. Cardinal Room

Learn to knit a cell phone holder. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Grades 7–12.

College Knowledge: Maximize Your College Visit Tuesday, February 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m. / Hub

Teen Advisory Board Complete service projects, earn volunteer hours and make your voice heard at the library. Join TAB by filling out a form at ahml.info/teens/volunteer.

Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with advice on how to maximize your college visit while also helping to increase your college admissions chances. Take virtual tours of college campuses using the library’s VR tools like Oculus Go and Google Expedition.

High school students only.

For high school students and parents.

Sunday, February 9, 1–2:30 p.m. / Hub

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Yule(tide) Ball Featuring Wizard Rock Band Tonks and the Aurors

Saturday, February 8, 5–7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Calling all OG Harry Potter fans! Don your best attire and join us at the Yule(tide) Ball. Dance to live tunes from Tonks and the Aurors, enjoy witchy snacks and mocktails fit for wizards. Ages 16 and over.

El Autocuidado + Tablero de Visión de Metas 2020

Hablemos Español (Let’s Speak Spanish)

Self-Care + Vision Boards Making for 2020 (Program in Spanish)

Mondays, February 3 and 17, 6–7 p.m. Conference Room I

Saturday, February 1, 10:30–11:45 a.m. Hendrickson Room

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

¡Un día para mí! Los beneficios del cuidado propio y estrategias para practicarlo diariamente. Empieza un año lleno de energía y propósitos mientras aprendemos nuevas estrategias de relajación y autocuidado. Acompáñanos a una charla informativa con Sonia Lopez, MPH educadora en salud comunitaria de la Extensión de la Universidad de Illinois y ¡llévate tu tablero de visión a casa! Nosotros proveemos los materiales y refrigerio. ¡Tú, relájate y disfruta!

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Tax Preparation Assistance for Seniors The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers free tax preparation assistance at the library to anyone, with special attention to those over the age of 50 who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Appointments are required and held on Mondays from early February through mid-April. Schedule your appointment in person at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100. For more information, visit ahml.info.

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Blood Drive

Money Matters: Budgeting

Wednesday, February 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Cardinal Room

Tuesday, February 11, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

Donate blood to Versiti Blood Center. Bring a photo ID. Appointments encouraged; walkins available on a limited basis. Register for an appointment at bit.ly/BloodDrive-2-5-20.

Take control of your finances as you head into a new year and make that resolution stick. Edward Warda from Village Bank and Trust will help you develop a personal budget, create a spending and saving plan and successfully execute it.

Valentines Quilled Hearts Wednesday, February 5, 7–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Learn basic paper quilling technique for rolls and scrolls to create heart designs perfect for beautiful homemade Valentine’s Day cards. All supplies provided. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Design It: Romantic Cards Friday, February 7, 1:30–3 p.m. Training Center

Get to know the basics of Photoshop and learn techniques to turn a photo into a card by adding text and effects. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Resource Hour and Blood Pressure Screening Tuesday, February 11, 11 a.m.–noon First floor

Have your blood pressure measured by the Village of Arlington Heights Nurses. Staff from The Village of Arlington Heights Health and Human Services Department will also provide information and get you connected to resources.

SIXTH ANNUAL

Morningstar Investment Research Center Overview Thursday, February 13, 7–8 p.m. Training Center

Join a representative from Morningstar to explore this database, which helps novice and veteran investors reach their goals. Collect financial information, get a reliable portfolio analysis, learn about investment options and get the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Creative Aging Cardinal Room

Art with Alayne Tuesdays, February 18 or 25, 2–4:30 p.m.

Art With Jody Wednesday, February 19, 2–4:30 p.m.

Learn to draw and paint with instructor Alayne McNulty or Jody Chidlow. Supplies included. No experience needed. Register for only one Creative Aging class per month. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Tuesday, February 11, 7–9 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Chat about books we’ve read, books we want to read and books we didn’t even have on the radar. Hear from our advisors and add to your need-to-read list.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Jenny Riddle is Sally Field

Death Cafe

Thursday, February 20, 2–3 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Sunday, February 23, 2–3:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Jenny Riddle brings to life Sally Field, based on Field’s new memoir In Pieces. In a personal, vulnerable accounting of her life and career, we discover how Field eventually finds her own voice.

A thoughtful discussion about the end of life. Share your experiences, thoughts and fears over a cup of coffee or tea and cake. Learn more at deathcafe.com.

TaroT 101

Trendy Cooking Devices Tuesday, February 25, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Slow cookers, pressure cookers and air fryers. Learn the do’s, don’ts and differences of the many electronic cooking devices on the market today so you too can make simple, healthy and delicious meals. Samples provided.

Uke Can Do It

Friday, February 21, 7–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Fridays, February 28 or March 13, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

Learn the cards’ history as well as its uses, both historical and modern, including the major and minor arcanas (or suites), ending with a small giveaway of tarot decks.

Learn some basic chords and a song, led by El Rey Music Center. Both sessions are the same, only register for one.

Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Fruteland ruteland Jackson Sunday, February 9, 2–3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Jackson showcases the rich history and origins of blues music through the sounds of renowned artists such as W.C. Handy, Huddie Ledbetter and B.B. King. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Support the library.

An Evening with Author Melissa Isaacson Wednesday, March 4, 7–9 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Melissa Isaacson, author of State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation, will appear at a special event sponsored by the AHML Foundation. State tells the story of how the 1979 Niles West women’s basketball team, including Melissa Isaacson, won the Illinois state championship. Coached by former Arlington Heights mayor Arlene Mulder, the victory came seven years after the passage of Title IX, a historic law that banned discrimination in federally funded programs. Meet Isaacson and Mulder for an evening of memories. Books will be available for purchase and signing; a portion of book sales will benefit the Foundation. Donations in honor of Mulder or Isaacson are welcomed at this event.

Founding Donors Circle recognized The Foundation has embarked upon a capital campaign in support of the library’s new makerspace, which will open in the fall of 2020. All donations are greatly appreciated. Donations of $1,000 or more, made through July 2020, will form the Founding Donors Circle. Learn more at ahmlfoundation.org. Thank you to our early Founding Donors! (in order of gifts received)

Gifts of more than $1,000: Heena and Sulaiman Roy Illinois Tool Works

Gifts of $1,000: Ben and Michelle Crown Michael and Carrie Hemphill Edward O’Brien Dr. Theodore and Kathy Homa Andrew and Mary Krock David and Ann Robert Frank and Connie Lee Jack and Holly Crabtree Tom and Diane Woznicki Don and Marian Meinheit Winifred Davis Michael J. Sidor & Elisa L. Adams Kathleen and Ted Balcom Gary and Robin LaBedz Leanne and Joe Klein Howard and Kathy Grossman

Lauree Harp Tom and Renee Schwingbeck

Arlington Ale House Albert and Arlene Mulder Ed and Eileen Czopek John and Kathy Supplitt Jim and Cindy Platt Debbie Smart and Linda Forey John Glueckert Jr. Brian Jared in Memory of Calvert Ambrose Jared II Corey Bordine Miriam Cooper John Walsh Chris and Sue Dungan Glueckert Funeral Home in Memory of John Glueckert, Sr. Godey Questers

Friends of the Library Used Book Sales The Friends will hold book sales in April, August and November 2020. A small sale will be held February 8 and 9 in the lower level lobby. Visit ahml.info/about/friends for information.

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MOVIES at THE

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Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club: Sex: Code and Pre-Code

Wednesday Cinema: Rocketman

Thursday, February 13, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Wednesday, February 19, 1–3:15 p.m. Hendrickson Room South

Monthly film discussion presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson including film clips, cinema history and trivia. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

A musical fantasy about Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rated R; 121 minutes.

Princess Bride Interactive Movie Thursday, February 27, 7–9 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Blow bubbles, introduce yourself like Inigo Montoya and watch the cult classic. Rated PG; 98 minutes. Register with up to three friends.

Be an Informed Voter Monday, February 3, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Librarians will share resources to help you find your polling location, access a sample ballot and learn more about candidates.

Voter Registration Drive Saturday, February 15, 1–3 p.m. / First floor

The League of Women Voters will be on hand to help register you, find your polling location and access a sample ballot.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Saturday, February 22, 3:30–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room Illinois State District 54 Representatives Democrat Ryan Huffman Democrat Maggie Trevor

Please join us to hear from the candidates themselves, and bring questions to submit. Hosted by the League of Women Voters and moderated by students from Hersey High School. Seating will begin at 3 p.m.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

WHEN HOME WON’T LET YOU STAY STORIES OF REFUGEES IN AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES A. BOWEY

February 12 –March 25 First floor

Photography exhibition by documentary artist James A. Bowey consisting of contemporary color portraits accompanied by first-person poetic stories that provide new perspectives on the often hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities. Learn more about this exhibit, the photographer and its related program at ahml.info.

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BUSINESS & NONPROFIT Start something big.

Friday, February 21, 9–10 a.m. / Cardinal Room Every other month, join us for networking and a roundtable discussion for entrepreneurs and those in small businesses of all kinds. Facilitated by a local business expert. Coffee and donuts provided. Ask questions, share ideas, make connections and get inspired.

SCORE Business Mentoring at the Library

Harness Facebook for Your Business

Thursdays, February 6 and 20, 9 a.m.–noon Monday, February 10, 6–8 p.m. Appointment Room

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30–8 p.m. Business Center

Free business mentoring with SCORE volunteer business mentors, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Register for an appointment at northchicago.score.org/arlington-heightslibrary.

Starting a Business After 50 Monday, February 10, 6:30–8 p.m. Business Center

Learn what you need to bring to your business idea to life with Jeff Williams. His team of business startup coaches have guided more than 700 new boomer entrepreneurs over the past 25 years.

Rebecca Hoffman, Founder of Good Egg Concepts, will present tactics for small business marketing on Facebook.

Top 10 Things to Consider as a New Entrepreneur Wednesday, March 4, 10–11:30 a.m. Cardinal Room

Starting a new business can be exciting and unpredictable. The first year is filled with trial and error. Small business coach Julie Kittredge will share her top 10 insights on how to get clients, network like a pro, differentiate yourself and create a product or service that people need.

Business Book Discussion: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Wednesday, March 4, 7–8 p.m. / Business Center

Gladwell asks, what makes high-achievers different? His answer is often overlooked details such as their culture, generation and idiosyncratic experiences of upbringing.

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JOBS & CAREERS Take the next step.

Resume Reviews Available by appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7–9 p.m.

Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register at ahml.info/research/jobs.

LinkedIn Lab Wednesday, February 12, 7–8 p.m. Training Center

Bring your LinkedIn questions and come prepared to work on your profile, both independently and with the guidance of a librarian.

The Successful Federal Job Search Monday, February 17, 7–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Career coach Nancy Segal will share her expertise in finding federal job opportunities, determining if your qualifications match federal openings and completing the documents necessary to apply for a position.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Practice and learn.

English Learners Family Storytime Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15 p.m. Lindsey Room

Practice English skills together as a family through stories, songs, rhymes and games. Ages 0–6.

Tea & Talk Wednesday, February 12, 1:30–3 p.m. Hendrickson Room North

Drop in at this monthly social conversation group for adult English-language learners; children welcome.

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ESL Book Discussion Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley Tuesday, February 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Conference Room I

Join other ESL students to discuss this book. Visit the ESL office to register and get your book and discussion questions, or call 847-870-4309.

Citizenship Interview Practice Wednesday, February 19, 7–8:30 p.m. Conference Room I

Practice for the United States Citizenship test. Mock interviews with Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Immigration & Citizenship volunteers and staff.

WE PROVIDE THE TEA, YOU PROVIDE THE TALK

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GENEALOGY Discover your roots.

My DNA Results Are In!

What Do They Mean?

Wednesday, February 26, 7–8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

How do you begin to use your DNA results to rev-up your family history research? What is the difference between Paper Trail family history research and DNA Trail genealogy research and how do they come together to fill out your family tree? Suz Bates, a local genealogist, will present tools and techniques to begin your exploration today.

Meet with a Specialist

Genealogy Discussion

Get one-on-one help with your research from our Genealogy and Local History Librarian. Register at ahml.info/research/ genealogy.

Thursday, February 20, 7–8 p.m. Shackley Room

Swedish Genealogy Research Help Wednesday, February 12, noon–7 p.m. Shackley Room

Half-hour appointments available. Register at ahml.info/research/genealogy.

Beginning Genealogy Monday, February 17, 2:30–4 p.m. Cardinal Room

Drop in to this monthly meeting to discuss genealogy projects, family history research and to share resources.

Finding Your Ancestors in Ireland Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Get started with your Irish research with professional genealogist Paul Milner. We’ll discuss the best procedures to follow and look at examples that illustrate the wide variety of records that can be utilized in the research process.

Discover the basics of researching your family history, techniques for finding your ancestors, essential genealogy databases, and take a tour of the library’s Shackley Room.

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SENIOR CENTER

Library programs for adults at the Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd. No registration required, unless noted. For information, call 847-870-3712.

Film Discussion Circle

Memory Café

Tuesday, February 4, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 10–11:30 a.m.

Becoming Jane (2007) starring Anne Hathaway. Rated PG, 120 minutes. A discussion led by Ted Balcom follows a free showing of the film.

The Arlington Heights Memory Café is a free social gathering for persons living with dementia and a family member, friend or care partner. The café meets the second Tuesday of each month. Each session will include social time, an activity and snack. Registration required; call the Senior Center at 847-253-5532. Memory Café Partners: AgeOptions, Catholic Charities, Arlington Heights Park District, and the Village of Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Current Events Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m.

Seating is limited to 50.

Travelogs Fridays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10 a.m.

Popular Books Discussion

Enjoy travel movies and documentaries.

Wednesday, February 12, 10 a.m.

Read and discuss Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Books are available in the Senior Center Reading Room.

Modern Classics Book Discussion Monday, February 10, 10 a.m.

Computer Interest Group

Join our discussion of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Books are available in the Senior Center Reading Room.

Wednesday, February 12, 1 p.m.

Novice and experienced computer users discuss current technology and exchange advice on personal computer problems. Tablet users welcome.

DISCUSS.... Films Current Events Modern Classics Popular Books Tech

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS Join the conversation.

Meet other readers and discuss these great reads. Books available at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100. No registration required, unless noted.

MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan Monday, February 3, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Monday, March 2, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

NOVEL EXPERIENCE

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal Tuesday, February 4, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Tuesday, March 3, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

BOOKS & BREWS

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox Wednesday, February 12, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Eddie’s Restaurant, 10 Northwest Highway

Appetizers will be served.

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GET TOGETHER WITH BOOKS

Educated by Tara Westover Wednesday, February 19, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Richard Frisbie Board Room

GREAT BOOKS EVENING DISCUSSION

Physics and World Philosophy by Max Planck from “Great Conversations 2” by Great Books Foundation

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30–9 p.m. Conference Room I

LIFE READERS

The Idiot, Part 2 by Fyodor Dostoevsky Thursday, February 20, 7–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Join us as we continue to take a deep dive into Fyodor Dostoevsky’s mysterious novel, The Idiot.

6th Annual Reader’s Party Tuesday February 11, 7–9 p.m. Hendrickson Room

We love reading and we know you do too! Let’s get together and chat about books we’ve read, books we want to read, and books we didn’t even have on the radar. Hear from our advisors and add to your needto-read list.

BUSINESS

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Wednesday, March 4, 7–8 p.m. Business Center

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TECH CLASSES Build skills from basics to beyond.

All classes are in the library’s Training Center, and registration is required, unless otherwise noted. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

BASIC COMPUTER & TABLET SKILLS FEBRUARY

KEEPING CURRENT WITH TECHNOLOGY

Basic Computer Skills 6

Thursday, 1:30–3 p.m.

Beginning Computing with Windows 10 6

Oculus Rift: Making Virtual Reality a Reality 15

Drop in for a hands-on demonstration of the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality device.

Thursday, 7–8:30 p.m.

Cord Cutting 101: Exploring Cable Alternatives

Beginners’ Internet 7

Friday, 10–11:30 a.m.

Saturday, 1–3 p.m. / First floor

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Wednesday, 7–8:30 p.m.

How to Use Your Android Device 10

Monday, 7–8:30 p.m.

How to Use Your iPad 11

Tuesday, 7–8:30 p.m.

INTERNET & LIBRARY RESEARCH

How to Use Your iPad’s Apps 18

Digital Magazines for Your Tablet and Computer

Tuesday, 7–8:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, 1:30–3 p.m.

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MICROSOFT OFFICE

CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA Attendees should be comfortable with basic computing skills.

Excel: Basics 12

Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Word: Basics 14

Excel: Intermediate 19

Friday, 10–11:30 a.m.

Friday, 1:30–3 p.m.

Digitize Your Home Movies 21

Thursday, 7–8:30 p.m.

Word: Intermediate 21

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Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m.

PowerPoint: Basics 20

NEW! Design It: Romantic Cards

Friday, 10–11:30 a.m.

Friday, 1:30–3 p.m.

iMovie: Editing Your Home Movies 28

Friday, 1:30–3 p.m.

Excel: Pivot Tables 26

Wednesday, 2–3 p.m.

SOCIAL MEDIA

PowerPoint: Intermediate 27

Using Craigslist

Thursday, 7–8:30 p.m.

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Monday, 1:30–3 p.m.

Facebook: Beyond the Basics 26

Easier Database Search ing SEARCH BY

MAGAZINES & ARTICLES NEWS ARTICLES REFERENCE/ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES BOOK REVIEWS

Wednesday, 10–11:30 a.m.

The “Quick Search for Articles” tool at the top of the Research > Databases page just got better! You can now specify what kind of articles you’d like to retrieve: Magazine & Journal, News, Reference/Encyclopedia or Book Reviews. This can help focus your results to a more helpful set of articles from across multiple databases. If you need to narrow your results even further, you can use the “Refine Your Search” options at the left side of the search results screen. Visit ahml.info/research/databases to get started.

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TECH CLASSES AT THE SENIOR CENTER Small class size and hands-on instruction. Register for February-March classes at ahml.info or 847-392-0100. Complete class schedule for winter and course descriptions available at ahml.info/services/senior or in the Reading Room at the Senior Center.

DESKTOP

TABLET & PHONE

All classes from 9 a.m.–noon

FEBUARY & MARCH

6 & 13

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FEBUARY & MARCH

Windows 10 Essentials

iPad & iPhone Basics

Thursdays (two-day class)

3 & 10

Google Calendar

28 & Fridays (two-day class) MAR. 6

Monday

Basic Photo Editing 24 & MAR. 2

All classes from 9 a.m.–noon

Mondays (two-day class)

iPad & iPhone Photos 5

Mondays (two-day class)

Wednesday

iPad & iPhone Settings 1 7

Friday

NEW iPad & iPhone Settings 2 11

Tuesday

Explore the new privacy and security settings offered in iOS 13 and get tips for specific app settings likes Notes and Safari.

iPad & iPhone Beyond Basics 14 & 21

Fridays (two-day class)

iPad & iPhone Mail

19 & 26 Wednesdays (two-day class)

iPad & iPhone Accessibility 25

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FEBRUARY 2020


Arlington Heights Memorial

LIBRARY

Beat winter boredom by exploring something new. The Library of Things — a collection of unique items from board games to instruments and everything in between — offers opportunities for learning, creating and finding inspiration. Whether you want to explore new skills, or simply try something before you buy it, the Library of Things has something for you.

ahml.info/borrow/library_of_things.

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 Marianthi Thanopoulos 224-762-8304 • mthanopoulos@ahml.info EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mike Driskell

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Mary Hastings EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR April Harder WRITERS Pat Aichele William Tolan GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Brian Benson Colleen Kelly Stephanie Battista

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