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Registration begins May 1. Please refer to the library’s online program calendar at for more detailed registration information about each program on the calendar.

Makerplace programs register on May 2. Due to high interest, culinary classes register with a lottery system unless otherwise noted.

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

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PAGE 4 3 CONTENTS Donated Bike Seats p. 4–5 Ride Again Asian American and p. 6–7 Pacific Islander Month The Library in the p. 8–9 Community Families p. 10 Early Childhood p. 11 Kids p. 12 Tweens p. 13 Teens p. 14–15 Mental Health p. 16 Awareness Month Adults p. 17–19 Volunteer of the Year p. 20–21 Genealogy & p. 22 Local History Jobs & Careers p. 22 Genealogy Resources p. 23 Business & Nonprofit p. 24 English as a Second p. 25 Language & Literacy Book Discussions p. 26 Makerplace p. 27–29 Tech Classes p. 30–31 Senior Center p. 32–33 Friends & Foundation p. 34–35 PAGE 14 PAGE 8 PAGE 6

Donated bike seats ride again

May is National Bike Month: Meet a maker who restores discarded bike parts at the Makerplace

For area resident Russ Allen, every month is bike month thanks to a handful of torn bike seats, some creative know-how and the library’s Makerplace. Allen uses the Makerplace’s sewing machines, embroidery tools and Cricut machines to reupholster and restore bicycle seats, or saddles, as they are known in the biking world, for the Chicago nonprofit Working Bikes.

Allen volunteers with Working Bikes, whose mission is to rehab donated or discarded bicycles and give them to underserved communities, both locally and abroad. While volunteering, Allen noticed that the torn saddles on donated bicycles are discarded, which got him thinking, “Why not restore the bike seats.” The idea was inspired by his own family story and his grandfather, who ran Allen Upholstering in Chicago in the 1950s through the early 70’s, not far from where Working Bikes is located.


“Regrettably, I didn’t pay much attention when I was growing up to learn about upholstery from my grandfather,” said Allen, a former computer programmer and self-proclaimed DIYer who has always enjoyed tinkering and hobbies like woodworking. So, I’ve had to learn upholstery by a combination of YouTube and trial and error.”

Around the same time, Allen heard about the library’s makerspace and registered to take a tour. He was amazed by all the tools and equipment available for use at no charge. His DIY spirits soared; his bike project had found a place to ride.

“You learn by doing but the Makerplace staff are so patient and helpful,” said Allen, who acknowledged his appreciation of the staff’s sewing machine expertise in helping make his bike seat project a reality.

Allen uses fabric bought on clearance or gleaned from resale store items, like a leather biker’s vest that was purchased for $2, to recover the seats. For added detail, he sometimes uses the Makerplace’s embroidery machine. To date, Allen has restored between 15 and 20 bike saddles.

“The goal is to make sure that the seat doesn’t have any tears in it,” said Allen. “Sometimes, I donate the whole bike so they may not even know that the seat has been restored and replaced.”

Like other DIY devotees, Allen continues to work his way through even more Makerspace equipment. Allen has also used the Cricut machine, button maker and laser cutter to create a bounty of personalized items featuring the Working Bikes logo including coffee mugs, glassware and even custom bike tire caps. Allen plans to donate these items to the organization’s upcoming fundraiser.

“My advice to anyone who hasn’t been to the Makerplace is to take a tour for sure,” said Allen.
“You can see what they have and go from there. For me, it’s been rewarding and fun.”

For more information about donating to Working Bikes, visit Learn more about how you can use


Heritage Mth

Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This nationally recognized monthly designation honors the many contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians.

Indian Folk Art Display

Through May / Second floor display case

Display by Soumya Subash, founder and owner of Art4Hearts Inc. Drawing inspiration from traditional Indian art forms like Kalamkari, Madhubani, Kerala mural, and Warli art, Subash explores and interprets these forms across various mediums.

80 Minutes Around the World Presents: Asian and Pacific Islander Stories

Thursday, May 2, 7–8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Nestor “the Boss” Gomez returns with an evening of storytelling in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), with a stellar lineup including Anne Shimojima, Elizabeth Gomez, Archy Jamjun, Jitesh Jaggi and Rahul Sharma. Presented as part of Elevating Voices, a series in partnership with District 214 Community Education and the League of Women Voters of Arlington Heights - Mount Prospect - Buffalo Grove. For teens and adults.


The Many Lives of Kal Penn

The Many Lives of Kal Penn

Tuesday, May 7, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses His first book You Can’t Be Serious was released by Simon and Schuster. He was a national co-chair for the Obama/Biden re-election campaign in 2012 and served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities. Penn will be joined in conversation with Bridget Petrites of Evanston Public Library. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.

Asian American Stories & Songs

Monday, May 13, 10:30-11 a.m.

Lindsey Room

Celebrate AAPI with this special storytime featuring books, music and languages from Asian and Asian American perspectives. For children ages 3-6. Caregiver required.

AAPI Pop-up Events

Thursdays, May 9 and 23, 4-5 p.m.

First floor

Join us at these pop-up events to celebrate AAPI with crafts, books and origami takeaways.

Drop in. For all ages.

AAPI Booklists

Scan to see booklists for all ages:


At the Farmers Market

Farmers Market, North Vail Commuter Lot, N. Vail Ave. and W. Fremont St.

Visit the Bookmobile

Saturdays, May 11 and 25, 8 a.m.–noon

Visit the bookmobile, take home items to check out, visit with library staff and get fun giveaways.

Culinary and Garden Pop-up

Saturday, May 11, 9–11 a.m.

Enjoy an activity and a variety of materials showcasing cooking, baking and gardening. Bring seeds to swap with neighbors to begin your garden and chat with library staff about the new season of monthly garden swaps.

Jobs & Careers and Business Pop-up

Saturday, May 18, 9–11 a.m.

Learn about resources and services for your business and career or job search.

Pride Month Pop-up

Saturday, June 1, 9–11 a.m.

Join library staff and local organization Glen’s Friends for Pride Month-themed activities, giveaways and discover books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and experiences. Local resources supporting the LGBTQ+ community will be available.


Community Bike Ride

Saturday, May 18 / North School Park, N. Evergreen Ave. and E. Eastman St.

Start spring on a roll with local cyclists for a 12-mile (or a four-mile “starter loop”) bike tour of Arlington Heights with route guidance from members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Arlington Heights Bike Club and Arlington Heights Police Department bike patrol.

Register in advance at

Day-of registration begins at 9:45 a.m. Bike ride starts at 10:15 a.m.

Presented in partnership with the Village of Arlington Heights, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Arlington Heights Bike Club.

Swing Into Spring

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. / North School Park, N. Evergreen Ave. and E. Eastman St.

Celebrate the kick-off to spring, visit the bookmobile, enjoy music, dancing, family entertainment, spring-themed crafts and more! Food for purchase will be available. For more information visit

Join the library in the Fourth of July Parade

Share your community spirit and step out with the library at the Arlington Heights Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m. Walk alongside the library’s bookmobile and help hand out giveaways to thousands of spectators along the way. This community event is open to all ages, but you must be able to walk the entire 1.5-mile parade route. Families with strollers and scooters are also welcome. Participants will receive a library-themed T-shirt to wear on the day of the parade. Space is limited, so sign up early. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register on the event calendar at Questions? Email



Do something fun together.

Stork Chat

Thursdays, May 2 and 9, 6:30–8 p.m.

Lindsey Room

Join local certified childbirth educator and professional doula Tia Wente to learn about setting yourself up for an amazing birth experience. Visit for topics.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, noon–2 p.m. / First floor

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with free comic books from the library’s FanCon team.

Available while supplies last. Drop in.

Homeschool Hangout

Monday, May 13, 1–2:30 p.m.

Cardinal Room

Drop in for hands-on activities and meet other homeschoolers.

Ages 5 and up. Caregiver required.

District 25

Student Art Show

May 1-24



Play and learn.


There are no regular weekly storytimes in May. Storytimes will begin again in June. time

Stay & Play

Monday, May 6; Wednesday, May 22

Thursday, May 30; 9:30–11 a.m.

Hendrickson Room

Drop in and explore hands-on activities with your little one.

Ages 0–5. Siblings welcome. Caregiver required.

Asian American Stories & Songs

Monday, May 13, 10:30–11 a.m.

Lindsey Room

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this special storytime featuring books, music and languages from Asian and Asian American perspectives.

Ages 3-6. Caregiver required.

Our Time: Developmental Playgroup

Tuesday, May 14, 10–11 a.m. / Lindsey Room

An inclusive drop-in playgroup for children who receive or are considering therapy services. Facilitated by Julie Kander, C.I.T.Y. of Support.

Ages 0–5. Siblings welcome. Caregiver required.

Sunday, June 2, 2–3 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Countdown to Kindergarten Countdown to Kindergarten

Join us for a morning of getting ready for kindergarten! Learn important information while participating in hands-on activities. You will leave with a variety of resources and activities you can use all summer long to help prepare for this big transition.

For kids entering kindergarten in fall of 2024 (ages 4–5) and up to two caregivers. This program will focus on specific developmental skills; please do not bring siblings to this program.



Read and grow.

Reading Celebration

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.–noon

Hendrickson Room

Celebrate the joy of reading with the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Read 500 programs. Enjoy a musical performance by Mi Amigo Hamlet and Alina Celeste from 10:30–11:15 a.m. There will be games and prizes throughout the event.

Age 0–Grade 3. Caregiver required.

I Can Read

Sunday, May 5, 3:30–4:30 p.m. / Kids’ World

Practice your reading skills with a book of your choice and have your picture taken. Sign up and bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian any time within the hour.

Grades K–2.

Craft Closet Cleanout

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 6, 7, 8 3:30–5 p.m. / Lindsey Room

After a year of programs, Kids’ World has lots of leftover arts and crafts supplies. Turn our extra materials into extra special creations. Age 4–Grade 5. Drop in. Caregiver required.

Globetrotters: Guyana

Thursday, May 9, 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Lindsey Room

Get to know a new country every month by singing songs and playing games.

Grades 2–3.

Chess Club

Sunday, May 12, 1–2:15 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome.

Age 6–Grade 6.

LEGO® Club

Friday, May 24, 1–2:30 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Calling all master builders. Drop in and use your imagination to make unique models with the library’s LEGO® bricks.

Ages 4 and up. Drop in. Caregiver required.

Spotlight on the Collection: Folk & Fairy Tales

Once upon a time... If you are in the mood for a fairy tale or classic folk tale, be sure to check out the Folk & Fairy Tales collection in Kids’ World. The books in this collection are organized by the continent of the tale. There are classics you may have grown up with and stories from all over the world. Read an old favorite or expand your folk tale knowledge. Find this collection on the wall between picture books and kids’ fiction, or you can see all of them in the catalog by searching for the call number




Create and explore.

Tween DIY Kit: Light Up Olympic Torch

Starting May 1 / Kids’ World

Did you know the Olympic Flame has already been lit and the torch is traveling around the world right now until it arrives in Paris in July? Make your own light up torch to get in the Olympic spirit and get ready to cheer on Team USA this summer. Pick up supplies at the Kids’ World Desk or request to pick them up at the drive-up window or bookmobile by contacting or 847-392-0100.

Grades 4–6.

Craft Closet Cleanout

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 6, 7, 8 3:30–5 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Age 4–Grade 5. Drop in. See page 12

Tween 3D Printing: Fandom Medallions

Tuesday, May 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Training Center

Learn the basics of 3D design and make a medallion repping a geeky fandom of your choice. Prints will be available for pickup later in the month.

Grades 4–6.

Chess Club

Sunday, May 12, 1–2:15 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Age 6–Grade 6. See page 12.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

Friday, May 24, 4:15–5:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Join like-minded tweens to work on service projects, plan programs and play games.

Grades 4–6.

Sign up begins 9 a.m. June 1

For July and August crates

Let us know your reading preferences and receive two specially-filled crates with hand-picked books and goodies to keep. Tween LitCrates are for those entering grades 4–6 in the fall. About to finish 6th grade? You can now sign up for Teen LitCrates! Register for both programs at

Summer Kickoff Party for New Teens

Monday, June 3, 3–5 p.m. / Hub

Are you about to finish 6th grade? The library is rolling out the red carpet for you.

Celebrate officially entering teen life at the library by checking out all the Hub has to offer at our Summer Kickoff Party. Game, craft and snack your way into the perfect Summer 2024!

For teens entering grades 7–8 in the fall.



Meet up or try something new.

Finals Study Lounge Hub

Tuesday, May 21----Friday, May 24, 3––9 p.m.

Saturday, May 25, noon––5 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, noon––6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 3––9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29–Thursday, May 30, noon-–9 p.m.

Drop in at the Hub to study for your final exams. The library will provide brain-powering snacks, laptops and group study areas to help you prepare. High school students only.

Friday Flicks

Fridays, May 3 and 17, 6–9 p.m. / Hub

Hang out and watch a movie on the big screen. Screened movie will be announced at least two weeks before the program. Drop in.

Grades 7–12.

Teen Advisory Board and Middle School Volunteer Panel

Sunday, May 5, 1–2:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a high school volunteer group that involves service projects, making your voice heard at the library and having fun. Middle School Volunteer Panel (MVP) is for 7th and 8th graders getting involved to help the library and the community while earning service hours.

This month TAB and MVP will be making cards for members of Team USA who will be competing in the Paris Summer Olympics. Drop in.


Teens Make: Beeswax Wraps

Tuesday, May 7, 4–5:15 p.m. / Hub

Make your own cotton beeswax wraps. They can be reused, washed and remelted.

Grades 7–12.

Dice Guild

Friday, May 10, 6–8:30 p.m. / Hub

Play tabletop roleplaying games with other teens.

Grades 7–12.

Pride Parade Prep

Teen LitCrates

Sign up begins 9 a.m. June 1

For July, August and September crates

Fill out a form with your reading likes, dislikes and what you’re in the mood for, and receive a specially-filled box on the first of each month with a book and some awesome goodies. Register at

Grades 7–12.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 29, 30 and 31, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 1, noon-5 p.m. / Hub

Get ready to werk on that Pride fit! Sashay your way into the Hub from Wednesday through Saturday to create stylish accessories and Pride signs to show your pride or allyship in time for the June 2 Pinta Pride Parade in Buffalo Grove. Drop in.

Grades 7–12.

Summer Kickoff Party

for new teens

Monday, June 3, 3–5 p.m. / Hub

Are you about to finish 6th grade? We’re rolling out the red carpet for you! Celebrate officially entering teen life at the library by checking out all the Hub has to offer at our Summer Kickoff Party. Game, craft and snack your way into the perfect Summer 2024! For teens entering grades 7–8 in the fall.


Mental Health Awareness M nth

For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and wellbeing. For a list of mental health resources and organizations serving Arlington Heights, visit

Thrive Together: Community Mental Health Fair

Monday, May 6, 5–7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Visit with advocates, learn about mental health services available in our area and stay for a panel discussion on Illinois mental health services and policy. Panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and will be facilitated by Darren Brown, Village of Arlington Heights Social Services Coordinator.

Presented in partnership with State Rep. Mary Beth Canty, State Rep. Mark Walker, Commissioner Maggie Trevor, Commissioner Scott Britton, Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Kenneth Young Center. Registration recommended. Drop in anytime during the event.

Book Discussion

The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life

Tuesday, May 7, 7–8 p.m.

Cardinal Room

Join a discussion about incorporating more fun, satisfaction and spontaneity into your daily life, including practical ideas and strategies from the book.

Mental Wellness Bingo

Mental Health Awareness Booklists:

Scan to see booklists for all ages:

Engaging in healthy activities and behaviors is good for our mind and emotions.

Starting May 1, come to the Info Desk to grab a bingo card or create an account at to play bingo and track your progress online.

For this challenge, try to complete as many bingos as you can in the next four weeks. Complete four activities in a row on the mental wellness card — either vertically, horizontally or diagonally — to score a bingo and receive a chance to win a wellness basket full of goodies. Complete every activity on the card to receive a bonus entry into the raffle.

Ages 18 and up.



Experience and discover.

Writer’s Ink

Wednesday, May 8, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

Join instructor Jacob Knabb for this facilitated meetup for writers. All skill levels and writing styles are welcome.

Classic Musical Monday: Mamma Mia!

Monday, May 13, 6:30–8:45 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited bride, secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father. Also starring Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and Dominic Cooper. Rated PG-13; 108 minutes.

Guided Meditation

Tuesday, May 14, 2–3:15 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Learn how to calm your mind and body through meditation and mindfulness with instructor Mark Zelkowitz.

Summer Cycling Safety

Tuesday, May 14, 7–8 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Learn the basics of smart bicycling and be prepared for summer riding with Armaline Mirretti, an instructor with the League of American Bicyclists and co-advocacy chair of the Elmhurst Bicycle Club. Learn how to ride your bike safely on the roads and trails, proper helmet fitting, how to dress while bicycling, rules of the road and where to position yourself on the road and when driving in traffic.

For all ages. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club.

Your Money: Making Your Money Last in Retirement

Thursday, May 16, 7–8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Retirement is a new phase of life that can be full of possibilities, but how can you make the money you have saved work for you? John Daly, CFP, will discuss income replacement and allocation, how Social Security fits in and more to help you make the right decisions.


Wednesday, May 15 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cardinal Room

Improvisational theater exercises are increasingly being used to improve the wellbeing of adults. Engage in exercises aimed to increase listening skills, creativity and thinking skills through enjoyable interactions with other adults at this workshop.



Experience and discover.

Sunday Musicale: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes

Sunday, May 19, 2–3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

These eclectic troubadours paint powerful pictures on mandolin, kaval, violin, guitar and percussion with two singing voices. Take a magical tour of world music including Balkan, Klezmer, Scandinavian, French, Dixieland, Greek music and more. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne

Watch the Grasshopper class on video and do this month’s project. Join a meetup to share your work or get advice to complete your project. Visit to watch this month’s video and register for a meetup.

Art with Alayne Meetups

Tuesdays, May 21 or May 28, or Friday, May 24, 2:30–3:30 p.m. / Zoom

Meetup registrants will be notified by email when they can pick up their Create Kits with supplies at the drive-up window. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Tuesday Matinee: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Tuesday, May 21, 1–3:30 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA. Also starring Karen Allen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook.

Rated PG-13; 142 minutes.

2000s trivia TOTALLY

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30–9 p.m. / The American Legion Post 208, 121 N. Douglas Ave.

Join Rory Parilac, aka “Ms. Quiz,” for a sweet night of 2000s themed trivia. Sign up with up to five of your peeps. Beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your own snacks.

Ages 18 and up.

Nicholas Knuth Photography / TEDxArlington Heights 2023

Garden swap

Produce & Kung Fu for All Abilities

Sunday, May 26, 1–2 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Sunday, May 26, noon–2 p.m. Dunton Avenue entrance

Bring seeds, fruits, vegetables and houseplants and share with fellow gardeners. Library staff will facilitate swaps and a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension will answer gardening questions. Swaps are the fourth Sunday of each month through September. In case of inclement weather, swaps will be held on the first floor, near the Dunton entrance.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice with Laurie R. King

Wednesday, May 29, 7–8:15 p.m.

/ Zoom

Join instructor Sifu Cyrus of Chicago Northside Kung Fu to learn Ving Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art used to practice self defense, boost the immune system and increase physical activity, as well as develop relaxation.

Ages 18 and up.

Introduction to Pickleball

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. Author Laurie R. King will join via Zoom to discuss the origin story of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, how she handles taking on an icon, her writing process and the impact the series (now at 18 books) has had on the world.

Thursday, May 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. / Arlington Ridge Center, 660 N. Ridge Ave.

Do you want to learn the basics or just find out what all the buzz is about? Learn about the sport Arlington Heights can’t get enough of, including rules of play, with professional racquet sport staff from Arlington Heights Park District. Presented in partnership with the Park District.

Ages 18 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Hablemos Español (Let’s Speak Spanish)

Monday, May 6, 6–7 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Monday, May 20, 6–7 p.m. / Room H

Improve and practice your Spanish en la Biblioteca! Meet other Spanish learners and speakers in the community and brush up your skills. All levels welcome.

Learn A Language

At The Library

Parlons Français

Tuesdays, May 14 and 28, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join a resident native speaker and grow your language abilities. All levels welcome.


Gwen Adams


From Circulation to the Friends of the Library, the ESL & Literacy Office to Kids’ World, volunteers help across the board at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, providing essential support needed for library services all year long.

It is thanks to the contributions from volunteers like Gwen Adams that allow the library to be what it is today. Adams is the library’s 2023 Volunteer of the Year, contributing 630 hours of service in 2023. She is also being recognized for achieving volunteer milestones for both 3,500 and 4,000 hours of service.

The library world has always played a huge role in Adams’ life. She developed a passion for reading at an early age, earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science and built her career working at a corporate library in Chicago.

After her retirement, she discovered a passion for volunteering, which began with serving on the Friends of the Library (FOL) board for 10 years as Publicity Chair.


“[Retiring] gave me the opportunity to finally come out and give back to the community, which is hard to do when you’re commuting from 7 to 7. You pretty much commute, work, eat, sleep, repeat,” Adams said. “I had met some of the people that were working down in the Friends Room and I knew that they needed somebody to do a job on the board. So, when I told the president, she said come to the next meeting and that was it.”

Now 20 years later, Adams is just as active in her volunteer work, constantly leaving a positive, energetic impression.

“When there’s a need, Gwen is there to help. Whether we need assistance directing movers for the sale, or have a huge donation to sort through, Gwen comes over to help get the job done,” said FOL volunteer Allison Anderson. “Gwen is fun to work with and very dependable. Fellow volunteers enjoy her quick wit and quirky sense of humor.”

These days, Adams works in the Friends Room sorting donations and oversees the cleaning and boxing of music CDs and Blu-ray/DVD movies for FOL sales. Adams also volunteers in Kids’ World where she cleans toys and games in the library’s collection to make sure they are in good condition and ready-to-go.

“Gwen is full of energy and when she gets to Kids’ World, she is ready to get things done,” said Youth Services Assistant Michelyn Sabath. “Gwen goes above and beyond. For example, she will go and check under the bookshelves for any little toys that may have gotten misplaced under them. When we are working, it is always fun to share stories with Gwen [and] it is so nice to know that for us in Kids’ World, every Thursday Gwen will be here to help us out.”

“How can you not like working in a place like this?” Adams said, recalling her time working as a volunteer. “The staff is great, the people I work with are great and it gets you out and about and keeps you busy. This is a great place to volunteer; you can’t go wrong.”

Volunteer of the Year is a one-time award given to the volunteer who has contributed the greatest number of hours during the previous year and has not yet previously received the award.

The library also gives out an annual award for Newcomer of the Year to the volunteer who contributed the greatest number of hours during their first year volunteering at the library. This year’s award went to FOL volunteer Maryann Hernandez, who contributed 186 hours of service in 2023.

Learn more about the library’s volunteer opportunities at



Discover your roots.

Intro to American Ancestors Database

Friday, May 24, noon–2 p.m. / Training Center

Learn more about the American Ancestors database from the New England Historic Genealogical Society and how to navigate its many resources and features.

Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday, May 1, noon –1 p.m.

Cardinal Room

Discover the basics of researching your family history and learn techniques for finding ancestors and using genealogy databases.

Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland

Monday, May 6, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how to research your Chicago-area Jewish ancestors with a wide range of records and research resources, including cemeteries, death certificates, death notices and obits, marriage records, birth records and city directories.


Take the next step.

IDHS Recruitment & Hiring Presentation

Thursday, May 9, 2–4 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

A representative from the Illinois Department of Human Resources will offer guidance on pursuing employment with the state of Illinois, tips on how to complete the employment application, career opportunities and more information about the application and hiring process. Drop in.

Sign up for a Zoom appointment to get help with your research. Half-hour appointments available.

Resume Reviews and LinkedIn Profile Reviews

Schedule an appointment to have your resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed by a professional and get tips on how to optimize your network so you get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Available free of charge to Arlington Heights cardholders. Daytime and evening sessions available at




You may be familiar with the library’s large general-purpose genealogy databases like, HeritageQuest and HeritageHub, that can help you discover your family history. You may also want to check out some of these more specialized online products offered by the library.

ArkivDigital: Focuses specifically on Swedish genealogical resources. Includes church records, court records and estate inventories. Available inside the library only.

American Ancestors: Extensive genealogical searching for census, vital and military records. From the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Fold3: Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions, with an emphasis on military records. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.

FindMyPast: Includes records from the U.K., Ireland and the British Commonwealth, including census records, military collections, and immigration and naturalization records.

Available inside the library only.

Find these resources at under Research > Databases > All Databases > Local History & Genealogy. If you need assistance with your research, contact us by phone, email or via the library’s website at



Start something big.

The Nonprofit Exchange

Tuesday, May 7, 9–10:30 a.m.

Cardinal Room

Optimize Your Business Website

Accelerate the impact of your nonprofit organization through shared learning, peer-to-peer training and networking. Nonprofit professionals are invited to share knowledge, access training, learn practical skills and discuss best practices with a network of experts and peers. Rebecca Hoffman, an expert in social media strategic communication and founder of Good Egg Concepts, will present training on growing your social media following. Drop in.

Google Products to Build Your Business

Tuesday, May 14, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Award-winning creative strategist CJ Harris is the CEO of That’s So Creative and the Illinois Digital Coach for the Grow with Google program; she will present on improving your website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization, Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads and more.

Pathmakers Meetup

Thursday, May 23, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Makerplace, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Flex Space 2

Sharpen your business skills, discover dynamic resources and connect with makers, entrepreneurs and library staff. At the May meetup, discover how SCORE can set you on a path toward success.

Introduction to Measuring Your Impact

Tuesday, May 28, 1–2:30 p.m. / Zoom

Your nonprofit does great work, but what’s most important is the impact of that work. Learn the basics of shifting focus from your nonprofit’s activities to its outcomes.

SCORE Business Mentoring

Sign up for a one-hour virtual or in-person session for one-on-one mentoring and you’ll receive advice and support from an expert from SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors. Visit services/business to make an appointment.

Coffee & Connect

Save the Date for Tuesday, June 11



Practice and learn.

Culture and Conversation

Mondays, 1–2 p.m.

May 6 / Cardinal Room • May 13 / Room I

May 20 / Hendrickson North

Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

May 2, 9 and 16 / Hendrickson North

May 23 / Room H • May 30 / Room I

Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Fridays, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Talk about a new topic each week with other adult English language learners.

English Language Review

Wednesdays, May 1, 15, 22 and 29, 1–2 p.m.

ESL & Literacy Office or Zoom

Study English with other adult English language learners.

Inglés para Hispanohablantes

Wednesdays, May 8 and 22, 11 a.m.–noon

ESL & Literacy Office

Una clase conversacional para Hispanohablantes que buscan mejorar su Inglés. Esta clase es en la oficina de ESL.

Tea & Talk

Wednesday, May 8, 1:30–3 p.m.

Hendrickson Room

Beginning-level conversation in English. For adult English language learners. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided.

ESL Social Hour

Friday, May 10, 10–11 a.m. / Cardinal Room

Drop in to practice your speaking and listening skills.

ESL Conversation Lab

Saturdays, May 11 and 25, 10–11 a.m.

ESL & Literacy Office

Practice English conversation around different topics with interactive activities.

ESL Onigiri Two Ways

Tuesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Makerplace, 112 N. Belmont Ave. / Kitchen

Local home chef May Wakikata will guide participants through the process of making onigiri rice balls. Learn about this Japanese comfort food, prepared in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Citizenship Interview Practice

Wednesday, May 15, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

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

New Friends Network

Tuesday, May 21, 10–11 a.m. / Cardinal Room

If you are new to the area, join this informal get together to make new friends and enjoy conversations. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided.

ESL Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 21, 7–8 p.m.

ESL & Literacy Office or Zoom

Join other adult English language learners and their tutors to discuss Kyoko Mori’s Barn Cat. Pick up a copy of the book from the Info Desk. Discussion questions are available in the ESL & Literacy Services Office.



Join the conversation.

SAVE THE DATE: Lit Stroll is back on June 22. Visit starting June 1 to register.

Stop by the Info Desk to pick up a copy of any of the books or contact us at 847-392-0100 to request a copy. Book discussion titles are also available as an eBook and eAudiobook.


The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life by Mike Rucker, PhD

Tuesday, May 7, 7–8 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Join a discussion about incorporating more fun, satisfaction and spontaneity into your daily life, including practical ideas and strategies from the book


Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

Monday, May 13, 7–8 p.m. / Cardinal Room or Thursday, May 30, 10–11 a.m. / Conference Room H

Yellowface follows a young white author who steals the manuscript of her dead Asian friend, finishes it, and publishes it as her own. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism and cultural appropriation.


The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann

Wednesday, May 15, 7–8 p.m.

Eddie’s Restaurant, 10 E. Northwest Highway

The Wager follows a 1741 mutiny of a British Royal Navy ship after it crashed off the coast of Chile, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth


True Crime

Tuesday, May 21, 7–7:45 pm. / Zoom

We’ve cracked the case of where to find the best true crime books, TV series, movies and podcasts. Staff will share recommendations and attendees are welcome to share their favorites.


Discover the place where you can be a maker.

The Makerplace provides visitors ages 12 and up an opportunity for making and creating using the latest technology and equipment, along with flexible workspaces and a commercial-grade kitchen. Makerplace classes are for Arlington Heights cardholders only unless otherwise noted. Makerplace programs register on May 2 unless otherwise noted.


Thursday, May 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Creative Arts Area

Celebrate the completion of the Makerplace Mystery Crochet-A-Long! Bring your completed project, see others’ creations and pick up a prize for all your hard work. Refreshments will be provided. Drop in.


Sunday, May 5, 1–2:30 p.m.

Sewing and Quilting Room

Learn the basics of threading, operating and troubleshooting on the Makerplace sewing machines.

Ages 12 and up.


Wednesday, May 8, 6–7:30 p.m.

Creative Arts Area

Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of soldered glass jewelry. Learn basic soldering techniques to create a pendant or keychain. No experience needed.

Ages 18 and up.


Thursday, May 9, 1–3 p.m.

Creative Arts Area

Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery or cross stitch, work on your project and chat with your neighbors. Refreshments provided.

Ages 18 and up.


Tuesday, May 14, 4–5:15 p.m. or 6–7:15 p.m.

Creative Arts Area

Let loose with watercolor as you learn how to paint flowers and tulips with Audrey Ra of Audrey Ra Design.

Ages 18 and up.


Wednesday, May 15, 1–3 p.m. / 30-minute sessions available / Creative Arts Area

Paint pouring is a fun and easy way to create a stunning piece of art. Visit the online calendar to sign up for one 30-minute session.

Ages 18 and up.

N. Belmont Avenue • 27


Thursday, May 16, 6–7:30 p.m.

Creative Arts Area

Stitching on plastic canvas is a hybrid of cross stitching and embroidery using a plastic grid instead of fabric. Learn basic stitches to create beautiful designs and leave with a handmade key chain.

Ages 18 and up.


Tuesday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m.

Library Training Center


Tuesday, May 28, 1–2:30 p.m.

Creative Arts Space

Learn how to design laser cut jewelry charms using basic shapes in Illustrator at the library’s Training Center. This is part one of a two-part class. By registering for part one, you will be automatically registered for the second part.

In part two of this jewelry workshop, you will learn the techniques to make jewelry using beads, wire, chains and other decorative pieces at the Makerplace.

Ages 12 and up.


Tuesday, May 21, 6–7:30 p.m. / Flex Space 2

Learn how to customize clothes and work with Cricut Design Space and get handson experience with iron-on vinyl in this introductory class.

Ages 12 and up.


Wednesday, May 22, 6–7:30 p.m.

Flex Space 2

Learn the basics of TinkerCAD to design in 3D, combine shapes and add text to create a simple keychain to be printed on the 3D printers. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills recommended.

Ages 12 and up.


Sunday, May 26, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Flex Space 1

Join a member of the staff on a guided tour with time for Q&A.


Wednesday, May 29, 1–2:30 p.m.

Flex Space 2

Learn the basics of designing for the Dremel laser machine using Adobe Illustrator. Import a design file, add text and create simple shapes for engraving. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills recommended.

Ages 12 and up.


Thursday, May 30 / Creative Arts Area 2:30–4 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m.

Create art inspired by famous artists and art styles. Supplies provided.

Ages 18 and up. Both sessions are the same; please only register for one.



Arlington Heights library card required. Limit one culinary class every month, per cardholder.

Registration for culinary classes begins at 9 a.m. May 2 unless otherwise noted. Attendees are selected monthly through a lottery system. Individuals will be chosen at random and notified by email.

All classes take place in the Makerplace Kitchen unless otherwise noted. Please note: The Makerplace Kitchen is not a nut-free, gluten-free or other allergy-free environment.


Thursday, May 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

Join Chef Brian to get comfortable behind the knife and hone those chopping skills. Knives and ingredients will be provided.

Ages 18 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.


Saturday, May 18, 2–4 p.m.

Embark on a culinary voyage through France’s gastronomic heart with Chef Brian. Master the art of preparing iconic dishes like mussels, frites and crème brûlée as you immerse yourself in the essence of classic French cuisine.

Ages 18 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.


Sunday, May 19, noon–2 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m.

Emily Paster will share cooking techniques for brining, marinades and how to use them with different recipes.

Ages 18 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.


Tuesday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.

Join the Makerplace’s Chef Brian at this drop-in program to engage with a professional chef and ask culinary questions. This month Chef Brian will be demonstrating how to make ice cream, just in time for summer.

Ages 18 and up. Drop in.


Tuesday, May 28 3–4:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m.

Chef Grace Goudie of Scratchboard Kitchen will teach participants to make gnocchi from scratch and turn it into a delicious spring dish.

Ages 18 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.


112 N. Belmont Avenue

Visit for more information.

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

Monday & Friday: Closed



All in-person tech classes are held in the Training Center, unless otherwise noted. Register for Tech Classes starting May 1. More information available at

Beginning Computing with Windows 11

Monday, May 6, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn how to launch programs; create, rename and delete files as well as folders; organize your desktop and more.

How to Use Your iPad/iPhone

Monday, May 6, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn to use your device’s settings, apps, web browser and much more. Bring your iPad or iPhone if you have one.

Excel: Basics

Wednesday, May 8, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about spreadsheets and how to move within them and the basics of Excel including rows, columns, tabs and more.

Using Your Mac: Basics

Thursday, May 9, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn all about the Mac operating system, from the keyboard and your Apple ID, to launching apps, organizing files and changing settings.

How to Use Your Android Device

Friday, May 10, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn how to install apps, manage your device settings and more. Bring your Android device if you have one.

How to Use Your iPad/iPhone’s Apps

Monday, May 13, 1:30–3 p.m.

Explore in-depth many of the default apps available on your iPad or iPhone. Bring your device if you have one.

Word: Basics

Monday, May 13, 7–8:30 p.m.

This class will introduce you to the essentials: all the tabs, especially the File and Home tabs, and how to change words on the page.

Excel: Intermediate

Wednesday, May 15, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about charts and graphs as well as some commonly used functions for working with data.

Prepare Your Photos for Digitizing

Wednesday, May 15, 7–8:30 p.m.

Have a box of photos you want to digitize? Learn how to organize your photos before scanning and best practices for using the digitizing equipment and software.

PowerPoint: Basics

Thursday, May 16, 10–11:30 a.m.

This class covers the basics for developing an interesting presentation.


Backing Up Your Data with Google Drive and iCloud

Thursday, May 16, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about the different ways you can back up photos, videos and more from your phone and/or computer for safe keeping.

Google Drive Overview

Friday, May 17, 7–8:30 p.m.

Learn about Google Drive and how to create, store and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms online.

Word: Intermediate

Monday, May 20, 7–8:30 p.m.

Learn how to change margins, use bullet points, formatting, tables, templates and more.

Jewelry Workshop

Design It: Tuesday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m. Library Training Center

Make It: Tuesday, May 28 1–2:30 p.m. / Makerplace 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Creative Arts Space

See page 28.

Digitize It: Audio and Slides/Photos

Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m.–noon

Learn how to digitize your vinyl records, audio cassettes, 35mm slides and photos using the specialized equipment and software in the library’s Studio.

Excel: Charts and Graphs

Wednesday, May 22, 2–3 p.m.

Take an in-depth look at how to use Excel to display data using charts and graphs.

Cord Cutting 101: Exploring Cable Alternatives

Wednesday, May 22, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Save hundreds of dollars annually by cutting your cable and phone cord. Explore cost-effective alternatives to cable and traditional landline phones.

PowerPoint: Intermediate

Thursday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m.

Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level; learn how to enhance your presentations with creative effects.

Let’s Photoshop: Fixing Photos

Wednesday, May 29, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn to improve your everyday photos by editing colors, fixing blemishes and more.

Excel: Pivot Tables

Wednesday, May 29, 2–3 p.m.

Learn how to use pivot tables to sort, analyze and summarize data.

PowerPoint: Transitions and Animations

Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m.–noon

Take an in-depth look at how to work with transitions and animations in your PowerPoint presentations.

Digitize It: VHS and 8mm Tapes

Thursday, May 30, 2–3 p.m.

Learn how to digitize your VHS, 8mm, Hi8, VHS-C and Mini DV tapes using the equipment and software in the Studio.



All in-person programs at the Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Some also offer the option to attend via Zoom. The library’s Senior Center Reading Room branch is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Fridays, 10 a.m. / Senior Center

May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Drop in and enjoy travel movies and documentaries.

Film Discussion Circle

Tuesday, May 7, 1 p.m. / Senior Center

Drop in for May’s film, The Red Violin (1998), 130 minutes, Rated R. A discussion led by library staff follows a free showing of the film.

Computer Interest Group

Wednesday, May 8, 1–2 p.m. / Senior Center

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

Current Events Discussions

Thursdays, 10 a.m. / Senior Center or Zoom

May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Register by calling 847-870-3712.

Senior Center Book Discussions

Books available in the Senior Center Reading Room. Register to meet in-person at the Senior Center or join on Zoom.

Popular Books: Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan Stradal

Wednesday, May 8, 10 a.m.

Senior Center or Zoom

Modern Classics: The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner

Monday, May 20, 10 a.m.

Senior Center or Zoom

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m.–noon

Senior Center

• Free

• Keynote

• Demos

• Local Information

Participate in this morning of free activities including bone density, hearing, retinal and skin cancer screenings plus a variety of fitness and assistive device demos. At 11 a.m., join featured speaker Denise Laurin as she shares how to live large and transcend the experience of aging with wisdom and meaning. Sponsored by the library and other community agencies serving older adults. Drop in.

• Lunch


Android Phone Basics (two-day class)

Get hands-on experience using an Androidbased phone with tips for text and internet.

Tuesdays, May 7 and 14, 2–4 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 12 and 19, 2–4 p.m.

Android Phone Settings

Learn to view and change basic settings for your Android phone.

Monday, May 20, 2–4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Basics (two-day class)

Get hands-on experience using an iPad or iPhone. Learn tips for email and internet use.

Wednesdays, May 8 and 15, 2–4 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21 and 28, 2–4 p.m.

Thursdays, June 6 and 13, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Beyond Basics (two-day class)

Send group text messages with special effects, scan documents, use maps and more in this next level class.

Thursdays, May 23 and 30, 2–4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18 and 25, 2–4 p.m.

Senior Phone Programs

Classes feature small class size and handson instruction. All classes are held in person at the Senior Center. Full schedule and class descriptions are available at

iPad & iPhone Settings 1

Customize your iPad or iPhone settings and manage backups and storage.

Wednesday, May 22, 2–4 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2–4 p.m

iPad & iPhone Settings


Learn more about your phone or iPad settings options.

Friday, June 21, 2–4 p.m.

iPhone Photos

Learn the basics of taking photos with your iPhone camera.

Friday, May 17, 2–4 p.m.

Windows 11 Essentials (two-day class)

Customize your desktop and find, copy and organize files.

Thursdays, May 9 and 16, 2–4 p.m. Mondays, June 3 and 10, 2–4 p.m.

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 or to register.



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