AHML Newsletter September 2022

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SEPTEMBER 2022

One BookOne Village 2022


Stay Informed Any change in library operations will be posted at ahml.info/StayInformed as they are available. For questions or additional information, contact us by email at questions@ ahml.info, chat with us at ahml.info or call 847-392-0100.

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Registration Library programs are subject to change. As of this printing, we are currently offering a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Detailed program descriptions and registration details are available on the program calendar at ahml.info. Register in-person at the library, online at ahml.info/attend/events or by calling 847-392-0100. Registration required. Registration begins September 1. Makerplace programs register on September 2*. Day-of ticket given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk before program begins. NO SYMBOL = Programs without a symbol do not require registration unless otherwise noted. *NEW! Culinary program attendees are selected monthly through a lottery system. Culinary classes are designed for adults 18+, unless otherwise noted. Arlington Heights library card required. Limit one culinary class every month, per adult cardholder. See page 30 for September classes and lottery details.

Accessibility The library is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request disability accommodations, call 847-392-0100 or email us at accessibility@ahml.info.

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CONTENTS

One Book, One Village p. 4-6 Families

PAGE 4

p. 7

Kids’ World Refresh p. 8 Early Childhood

p. 9

Kids

p. 10

Tweens

p. 11

Teens

p. 12-13

Adults

p. 14-19

Jobs & Careers

p. 20

Genealogy and Local History

p. 21

English as a Second Language & Literacy Business & Nonprofit Book Discussions

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p. 22-23

PAGE 11 p. 23 p. 24-25

Spotlight on p. 25 the Collection Creator Spotlight p. 26-27 Makerplace

p. 28-30

Online Resources p. 31 Tech Classes

p. 32-33

Senior Center

p. 34-35

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“Crime fiction is at its best when telling a compelling story while also analyzing the shadowy foundations of human nature. Very few writers do that better than Hirahara.” –S.A. Cosby, The Washington Post

Get ready to read Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara, the book all of Arlington Heights is talking about this fall. One Book, One Village (OBOV), which is now in its ninth year, invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share in the experience through related programming and book discussions. Set in Chicago in 1944, Clark and Division is a meticulously researched historical fiction and gripping mystery set against the backdrop of World War II and the incarceration of Japanese Americans in internment camps. Aki Ito and her parents have been released from Manzanar, an internment camp, where they had been detained since the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. The Itos resettle in Chicago, where Aki’s sister Rose moved months earlier. On the eve of their arrival, Rose is killed by a subway train. The police rule Rose’s death a suicide, but Aki refuses to believe her sister would kill herself, and so she delves into Rose’s life in Chicago to learn the truth of her death. Young readers are invited to participate by checking out the following books to learn more about Japanese American history: Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family’s Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp (kids), Dash (tweens) and We Are Not Free (teens). For the first time since 2019, this year’s OBOV will culminate with an in-person visit by Naomi Hirahara on Thursday, October 27. She will be joined in conversation with historian Erik Matsunaga. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Arlington Heights cardholders – register September 1. Registration opens to the general public starting September 15. See page 5 for more information. Visit ahml.info/onebook for more information.

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Read the Book One Book, One Village invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share in the experience through related programming and book discussions. For a copy of Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara, stop by the Info Desk, Senior Center, bookmobile, download on cloudLibrary or call 847-392-0100. Discuss the book with your own book club. Reserve a set of books to check out. Book discussion questions are also available for your group to get the conversation started. Learn more at ahml. info/onebook.

Discuss the Book

Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara See full list of discussion dates at ahml.info/onebook.

Senior Center Discussion

ESL Discussion

Wednesday, September 14, 10 a.m. Senior Center or Zoom

Tuesday, September 27, 1–2 p.m.

Virtual Discussion Monday, September 19, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Kinokuniya Bookstore inside Mitsuwa Marketplace, 100 E. Algonquin Rd.

Arlington Ale House Discussion Wednesday, September 28, 7–8 p.m.

Arlington Ale House, 111 W. Campbell St. (third floor)

Related Book Discussions Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves

Dash by Kirby Larson Monday, September 19, 4:30–5:45 p.m. Hendrickson Room

For tweens grades 4–6. See Page 11.

Wednesday, September 21, 7–8 p.m. Eddie’s Restaurant, 10 E. Northwest Hwy.

For adults. See Page 24.

Meet the Author An Evening wtith Author Naomi Hirahara Thursday, October 27, 7–8:30 p.m. Forest View Auditorium, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd.

Naomi Hirahara joins us in-person to share the story behind Clark and Division. Register at the Info Desk, by phone at 847-392-0100 or online at ahml.info. Register September 1 – Arlington Heights cardholders only. Registration opens to the general public September 15, as space allows. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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Attend a Program Suminagashi Floating Ink

Wonderful Matcha

Thursday, September 8

Saturday, September 24

For kids. See page 10.

For adults. See page 30.

Stab Bookbinding Saturday, September 10

Introduction to Japanese American Genealogy

For adults. See page 14.

Wednesday, September 28

For adults. See page 21.

The History of Chicago’s Japanese American Community Tuesday, September 13

Manzanar National Historic Site Ranger Visit

For adults. See page 14.

Thursday, October 6

For adults. See page 15.

Japanese Tea Workshop Wednesday, September 14

OBOV AROUND TOWN

For ESL students. See page 22.

Stop by for OBOV pop-up events around town to learn about this year’s book and get fun giveaways.

Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp Tuesday, September 20

For adults. See page 15.

Wednesday Cinema: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Wednesday, September 21

For adults. See page 15.

Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.–noon Farmers Market, N. Vail Ave. & W. Fremont St. Tuesday, September 27, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Kinokuniya Bookstore in Mitsuwa Marketplace 100 E. Algonquin Rd. Friday, September 30, 5–7 p.m. Harmony Fest featuring the Taste of Arlington Heights Saturday, October 1, 9–11 a.m. Mitsuwa Marketplace, 100 E. Algonquin Rd.

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FAMILIES

Do something fun together.

Mexican Folk Dance Performance Saturday, September 24, 11–11:45 a.m. Hendrickson Room

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Colibris Mexican Folklore Youth Ensemble from the Taná Dance, Arts and Movement Studio in Skokie. After the performance, the dancers will teach a few steps of Mexican folk dance. For families with kids ages 2 and up.

Parents’ Turn: Creating a Healthy Home for the Whole Family Sunday, September 18, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Zoom

Stork Chat: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. September 7: Breastfeeding 101 October 12: Newborn Care Cardinal Room November 9: Birth Planning 101 Lindsey Room

Join local certified childbirth educator and professional doula Tia Wente for this series. Register each month for sessions you’d like to attend. For adults. Includes Q&A.

Join Sunny Amirpour of PositivelySTRONG Living to learn how you can minimize toxic chemicals in your décor, cleaning supplies and personal care products while keeping your family’s health in mind. For caregivers.

Parents’ Night In Thursday, September 22, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Now that your family is back into the fall routine, find out how the library can assist with your child’s educational needs. For caregivers.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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Exciting updates are coming to Kids’ World this fall, creating additional developmentally appropriate, interactive learning zones for kids. These updates will include: NEW: Everbright lightboard and floor projection system An enclosed play area for infants, early walkers and their caregivers Improved area for preschooler dramatic play Defined area for grades K-3 hands-on exploration Defined area for tweens “The vision for the Kids’ World refresh is to create flexible, interactive and experiential learning zones dedicated to specific age groups with resources and activities to meet their developmental needs and interests,” said Trixie Dantis, Youth Services Manager. “We are committed to offering equal access to learning and socialization opportunities, through free, open-ended exploratory play and learning opportunities for children, their caregivers and families.” The library is grateful to the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library for their support of the Kids’ World refresh. In addition to these enhancements, Kids’ World improvements will include: An accessible, all-gender restroom Wellness room for nursing or those in need of a calming/private space New snack area Sinks in the Lindsey Room This work will be completed in phases, and some service interruptions may occur. Youth Services staff will be available to assist in getting items for customers from any area that may be temporarily unavailable due to improvements and some programs will be moved to other rooms in the library. For more information, visit ahml.info/stayinformed.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Play and learn.

Our Time: Developmental Playgroup Tuesday, September 13, 10–11 a.m. Cardinal Room

An inclusive playgroup for children who receive or are considering therapy services, ages 0-5. Children play while families meet and find support. Siblings welcome. Facilitated by Beth Deiter, C.I.T.Y. of Support. Drop in.

Stay and Play Monday, September 12, Friday, September 23 and Thursday, October 6, 10–11:30 a.m. Hendrickson Room

Caregivers are welcome to play and learn with your little ones in a variety of activities, including large motor fun, crafts and a quiet corner. Recommended for kids 5 and younger. Caregiver supervision required.

storytime NEW LOCATION: Weekly Storytimes for September Cardinal Room

While the Lindsey Room is getting refreshed this fall, our weekly storytimes will meet in the given on a first-come, Cardinal Room, near the Dunton Avenue entrance. DAY-OF TICKETS first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk before storytime begins. Unless noted, for Arlington Heights cardholders only.

kids’ time

toddler time

Ages 3–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Ages 19–35 months. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

baby time

family time

Infants 0–18 months. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Ages 0–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Mondays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.

wednesday fun night

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30–7 p.m.

Come in your pajamas, or your play clothes, and bring the whole family for yoga, building blocks, bedtime stories and more. Ages 0–6.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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KIDS

Read and grow.

Boredom Busters

LEGO® Club

Friday, September 2, 4:15–5:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Monday, September 12, 4–4:45 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Drop in for a variety of activities.

Drop in to make incredible models using LEGO® bricks.

Grade 1 and up.

ONE BOOK, ONE VILLAGE Young readers are invited to participate by checking out the following books to learn more about Japanese American history: Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family’s Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp (kids), Dash (tweens) and We Are Not Free (teens). Learn more at ahml.info/onebook.

Suminagashi Floating Ink Thursday, September 8, 4–5 p.m. Makerplace Creative Arts 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Learn to use water and ink to create unforgettable marbled prints with the Japanese art of suminagashi. Grades 1–3.

Globetrotters: Romania

Chess Club

Thursday, September 15, 4:15–5:15 p.m. Cardinal Room

Sunday, September 18, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Get to know a new country every month by singing songs, playing games and making crafts. Grades 1–3.

Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach using lichess.org for online play. Age 6–grade 6.

Meet the Author: Dylan Thuras Monday, September 26, 4–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

See page 11. Grades 3–6.

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TWEENS

Create and explore.

Meet the Author: Dylan Thuras Monday, September 26, 4–5 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Dylan Thuras, author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. Books will be available for sale and signing. Presented in partnership with The Book Stall. Grades 3–6.

Tween DIY Kit

ONE BOOK, ONE VILLAGE

Grades 4–6.

Young readers are invited to participate by checking out the following books to learn more about Japanese American history: Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family’s Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp (kids), Dash (tweens) and We Are Not Free (teens). Learn more at ahml.info/onebook.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

Dash by Kirby Larson

Friday, September 2, 4:15–5:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Monday, September 19, 4:30–5:45 p.m. Hendrickson Room

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

When Mitsi Kashino is forced into an internment camp during World War II, she has to leave everything behind including her dog Dash. With help from a neighbor, she stays connected to Dash through letters that bring her hope. Join our tween book club for an afternoon of discussion, activities and snacks. Pick up a copy of the book at the Kids’ World Desk.

Starting September 1 / Kids' World

Pick up supplies at the Kids’ World Desk or request to pick them up at the drive-up window or bookmobile by contacting kids@ahml.info or 847-392-0100.

Grades 4–6.

Chess Club Sunday, September 18, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

See page 10.

Grades 4–6.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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TEENS

Meet up or try something new.

Tell us your reading preferences and we’ll pack you a special LitCrate containing a library book picked out just for you and some fun goodies to keep! Sign up for the next session of LitCrates starting September 15 at ahml.info/LitCrate. Signups are limited. Grades 7–12.

Friday Flicks

Teens: Make a Healthy Meal

Fridays, September 2, 9, 30, 6-9 p.m. / Hub

Tuesday, September 13, 5–7 p.m.

Drop in, hang out and watch a movie on the big screen. Come in early to cast your vote on what to watch.

Makerplace Kitchen, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Grades 7–12.

From an entreé to a side dish, and even a dessert, we'll make a meal. Grades 7-12. Arlington Heights cardholders only. See page 30 for full registration details.

Teen Advisory Board Sunday, September 4, 1-2:30 p.m. Cardinal Room Sunday, October 2, 1-2:30 p.m. Hub

Volunteer group for high schoolers to make your voice heard, plan projects and give back to our community. Fill out an application to join at ahml.info/teens/volunteer before attending your first meeting. For high school students.

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Dice Guild Friday, September 16, 6–9 p.m. / Hub

Play tabletop roleplaying games with other teens as a wizard exploring dungeons, a teen investigating spooky mysteries, a dragracing raccoon, a space explorer and more. Dice and snacks provided.

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Teen Lotería Night!

Teen Book Cafe

Friday, September 23, 5–6 p.m. / Hub

Thursday, September 29, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the classic game Lotería, a traditional game similar to Bingo but with pictures. Play for a chance to win prizes. Grades 7–12.

Talk books, play games, win prizes and enjoy a relaxing beverage. For high school students.

COLLEGE College experts from District 214 and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will help attendees understand and complete the Common Application. Learn how to create an account, understand each section, get tips and tricks, and get one-on-one help while completing the application. Get your practice exam results the same day. Includes information on library resources to help you do your best. Will not include writing portion of the exam. For testing accommodations contact teens@ahml.info. For high school students.

For high school students.

Grades 7–12.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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ADULTS

Experience and discover. Closed-captioning is available for all virtual adult programs.

One Book, One Village (OBOV), now in its ninth year, invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share in the experience through related programming and book discussions. See pages 4–6 for more information. Learn more about September and October OBOV programs at ahml.info/onebook.

Saturday, September 10 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Learn about this traditional binding method practiced in Japan and bind your own book with Regin Igloria, an educator and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. All materials provided. Both sessions are the same. Register for one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

The History of Chicago’s Japanese American Community Tuesday, September 13, 7–8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Explore the neighborhoods in Naomi Hirahara’s novel Clark and Division and take a deep dive into the history of Chicago’s Japanese American community with author and local historian Erik Matsunaga. Matsunaga’s work has been featured by the Japanese American National Museum, WBEZ Radio and the Newberry Library. Born in Chicago, a descendant of WWII-era Nikkei resettlers from California, he curates @windycitynikkei on Instagram.

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Tuesday, September 20, 7–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Wednesday Cinema: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Wednesday, September 21, 1–2:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

In 1942, following Pearl Harbor, members of Sarah Okner’s family along with more than 120,000 other people of Japanese heritage living on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and relocated to remote camps where they would spend the rest of the war. Okner brings together firsthand accounts from her grandparents and 15 years of research to illustrate the details of daily life in the camps, the political climate that led to the executive order and the effects it had on those living there.

The true story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, and his restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating. A thoughtful meditation on work, family and the art of perfection. Not rated, 81 minutes.

Introduction to Japanese American Genealogy Wednesday, September 28, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join speaker Linda Okazaki to explore U.S. records as they pertain to Japanese ancestry. Okazaki is a charter member of the Nikkei Genealogical Society, and founder and partner of Linda’s Orchard, LLC, a company specializing in Japanese American research.

Manzanar National Historic Site Ranger Visit Thursday, October 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

In March 1992, Manzanar War Relocation Center became a National Historic Site to “provide for protection and interpretation of historical, cultural, and natural resources associated with the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II.” Join ranger Alisa Lynch for a virtual visit to Manzanar to learn about the site and the stories the National Park Service preserve through artifacts and oral histories.

An Evening with Author Naomi Hirahara Thursday, October 27, 7–8:30 p.m. Forest View Auditorium, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd.

See page 5.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Fall Risk Screening Clinic

Favorite Things: Chicago Our Kind of Town

Thursday, September 8 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Tuesday, September 13, 7–7:45 p.m. / Zoom

Register for an individual screening provided by NCH Physical Therapy staff to assess your risk of falling and learn what you can do to prevent falls. Each appointment lasts 15 minutes.

Chicago has inspired movies, musicals, television shows, art, and, of course, fantastic literature. Library staff share the best books, movies and TV shows set in Chicago. Share your favorites in the discussion that follows.

Fall Prevention Awareness

Resource Hour

Thursday, September 8, 2–3 p.m. Cardinal Room

Tuesday, September 13, 10–11 a.m. First floor

Staff from NCH Physical Therapy will provide information on fall prevention and tips to reduce falls. Q&A to follow.

Staff from the Village of Arlington Heights Health and Human Services Department will provide information and get you connected to resources. Drop in during this hour to meet them.

Tuesday, September 6, 6–7 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Join environmental educators from SCARCE to discuss the importance of composting, how to set up a backyard system and the growing popularity of commercial composting.

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A conversation with

Marlee Matlin From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond Wednesday, September 14, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin will share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journey as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards. This program will be offered in ASL. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events.

French Conversation Group

Writer’s Ink

Tuesdays, September 13, 27, 7–8 p.m. Zoom

Wednesday, September 14, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

Join our resident native speaker to grow your language abilities. All levels welcome.

Navigating the Property Taxpayer Maze Wednesday, September 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

The Wheeling Township Tax Assessor’s Office staff will share information about property taxes, how to read your bill, resources for appealing, exemptions, what the ad valorem tax is and how it is calculated, and what services are provided by their office.

Start the novel, short story or poem you always meant to write and join instructor Jacob Knabb for this facilitated meetup. All skill levels and writing styles are welcome.

Dann & Raymond Present Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film Thursday, September 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Shocking! Scandalous! Your favorite film critics Dann Gire and Raymond Benson look at independent movies made in the 1930s and 1940s, the golden age of exploitation films. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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Friday, September 30, 6–8 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Kick off Inclusion Awareness Month and enjoy an evening of dancing, a DJ, snacks, crafts and a photo booth. Dress as your favorite character from outer space! Presented in partnership with Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and as part of Inclusion Awareness Month. For adults ages 18+ of all abilities.

Friday Film Fun: Shazam! Friday, September 16, 6–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Hang out, enjoy a snack and watch a movie on our big screens. This program is especially suited for those who could benefit from a supported environment. Some lights will remain on during the movie and coloring activities, lap weights and fidgets will be available. Register each person attending. For adults ages 18+ of all abilities. Rated PG-13, 132 minutes.

Sunday Musicale: Bethany Thomas Sunday, September 18, 2–3:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Enjoy an afternoon of original indie rock music with Bethany Thomas, a musical shapeshifter known for her eclectic work across scenes and as a powerhouse performer with a boundless voice. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Hablemos Español (Let’s Speak Spanish) Monday, September 19, 6–7 p.m. / Room H Monday, October 3, 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.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover.

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne

Community Blood Drive

Visit ahml.info/virtual_art to watch the Shoe video class and register for a meet up.

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

Meet up registrants will be notified by email when they can pick up their Create Kits with supplies at the drive-up window. All September Meet Ups cover the same project. Register for one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Thursday, September 22, noon–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Bring a photo ID. Appointments recommended.

Stork Chat: A Series on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Parents’ Turn: Creating a Healthy Home for the Whole Family Parents’ Night In See page 7.

with Author Dylan Thuras Monday, September 26, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Join co-author Dylan Thuras to learn more about the new Atlas Obscura book Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures and edible wonders. Thuras is co-founder of Atlas Obscura and the host of the AO YouTube series 100 Wonders. Books will be available for sale and signing. Presented in partnership with The Book Stall.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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JOBS & CAREERS Take the next step.

Illinois Department of Employment Security Workshop Thursday, September 15, 1–2 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

The Illinois Department of Employment Security will highlight careers and benefits of working for the State and answer questions about the application and hiring process.

Negotiate Like a Pro to Raise Your Salary Thursday, September 29, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

This interactive presentation will explore different types of negotiations, the three-step process to a negotiation, what to do when problems arise and when to walk away.

LinkedIn Profile Reviews Schedule an appointment today to have your resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed. Request to have your profile reviewed by a professional and get tailored tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn network so that you get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Expert resume reviewers are available free of charge to Arlington Heights cardholders. Daytime and evening sessions are available at ahml.info/form/schedule-an-appointment.

TAKE H ME JOBS KIT

Overwhelmed with your job search? This kit has all the essentials you need to help in your search for a new job, including a variety of information focused on job searching, skill building, resume writing and overall career exploration. Call us at 847-392-0100 or email questions@ahml.info to request your kit. Take Home Jobs Kits will be available while supplies last. One per customer.

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GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY Discover your roots.

Wednesday, September 28, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Explore both conventional and ethnic specific U.S. records as they pertain to those of Japanese ancestry, including census, court, immigration, land, military and vital records. Speaker Linda Okazaki is a charter member of the Nikkei Genealogical Society, past president of the California Genealogical Society, founder and partner of Linda’s Orchard, LLC, former board member of the Nichi Bei Foundation and a research consultant for Ancestry’s ProGenealogists and Densho.org. Learn more about OBOV at ahml.info/onebook.

Swedish Genealogy Research Help

Beginning Italian Genealogy

Wednesday, September 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Zoom

Join Dan Niemiec as he walks you through how to begin your Italian genealogy journey.

Monday September 19, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Sign up for a Zoom appointment with genealogist Kathy Meade to get help with your genealogy research. Half-hour appointments available. Register at ahml. info/attend/events.

Historic Arlington Heights Thursday, September 8, 7–8 p.m. Arlington Room Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St.

Discover the history behind some prominent locations in Arlington Heights. The locations from the July Historical Scavenger Hunt will be included in this talk about the history of Arlington Heights. In partnership with the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR REGISTRATION INFO

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE & LITERACY Practice and learn.

Culture & Conversation Fridays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1–2 p.m. Zoom

Join other adult English language learners to talk about a new topic each week. Learn more at ahml.info/onebook.

Japanese Tea Workshop Wednesday, September 14 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Practice your English skills while gaining hands-on experience with Japanese tea with Arlington Heights resident, tea expert and member of our ESL community, Ryoko Nishizawa. For adults 18 and up.

ESL Book Discussion: Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara Tuesday, September 27, 1–2 p.m. Kinokuniya Bookstore inside Mitsuwa Marketplace, 100 E. Algonquin Rd.

Books are available near the Info Desk. Large print and audiobooks are also available. Contact the ESL & Literacy Office at esl@ahml.info for discussion questions.

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English Language Review Wednesdays, September 7, 21, 28 and October 5, 2–3 p.m. ESL & Literacy Office or Zoom

Join other adult English language learners to study English.

Inglés para Hispanohablantes Wednesdays, September 7, 21, 11 a.m.–noon ESL & Literacy Office

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

ESL Conversation Lab Saturdays, September 10, 24, 10–11 a.m. ESL & Literacy Office or Zoom

Join other adult English language learners to practice conversation around different topics with interactive activities.

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Tea & Talk Wednesday, September 14, 1:30–3 p.m. Hendrickson Room

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

Citizenship Interview Practice Wednesday, September 21, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

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.

ESL Book Discussion: Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman Tuesday, September 20 7–8 p.m. ESL & Literacy Office or Zoom

Books are available near the Info Desk and discussion questions are available in the ESL & Literacy Office.

BUSINESS & NONPROFIT Start something big.

SCORE Business Mentoring Thursdays, September 1, 22, and October 6 9 a.m.–noon Monday, September 12, 6–8 p.m. First Floor Appointment Room

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. Register at northchicago.score.org/arlington–heights– library.

Key Employment Issues for Small Business Thursday, September 22, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Learn about key considerations for businesses as they hire their first employees, including how to avoid unexpected liabilities, important policy considerations, training obligations and wage and hour risks. Presented in partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit organization that offers free business mentoring and workshops.

Business Book Discussion: Wild Success by Amy Posey and Kevin Vallely Tuesday, September 6, 7–8 p.m. Conference Room I

Tuesday, September 27, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

See page 24.

Learn how to create an auction, increase profits and create happy customers to boost future sales.

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS Join the conversation.

Register to attend any of these discussions. 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 or eAudiobook.

BUSINESS BOOK DISCUSSION

Wild Success by Amy Posey and Kevin Vallely Tuesday, September 6, 7–8 p.m. / Conference Room I

Learn how to face every business challenge with the skills and spirit of an elite adventurer. Wild Success takes you on a thrilling ride into the world of extreme adventurers—extraordinary men and women whose hard-earned wisdom can be applied to any business situation.

NEW GROUP: PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION

Discuss popular fiction titles and connect with other readers. Attend an evening discussion or join us for a daytime discussion of the same title.

Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr Monday, September 12, 7–8 p.m. / Cardinal Room Thursday, September 22, 10–11 a.m. / Conference Room H

A gripping tale of a journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece.

BOOKS & BREWS

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves Wednesday, September 21, 7–8 p.m. Eddie's Restaurant, 10 E. Northwest Highway

Historian Richard Reeves delivers a sweeping narrative of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Presented as part of One Book, One Village.

FAVORITE THINGS: CHICAGO OUR KIND OF TOWN Monday, September 12, 7–7:45 p.m. / Zoom

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ONE BOOK, ONE VILLAGE DISCUSSIONS Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara Learn more about OBOV at ahml.info/onebook. VIRTUAL DISCUSSION Monday, September 19, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

ESL DISCUSSION Tuesday, September 27, 1–2 p.m. Kinokuniya Bookstore inside Mitsuwa Marketplace, 100 E. Algonquin Rd.

ARLINGTON ALE HOUSE DISCUSSION Wednesday, September 28, 7–8 p.m. Arlington Ale House, 111 W. Campbell St. (third floor)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLLECTION Try an interlibrary loan to get the exact item you're looking for Have you ever searched the library’s catalog and not found the exact item you were looking for? Do you know that you can request materials from other libraries and pick them up AND return them at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML)? You can expand your reach and access materials through LINKin or Interlibrary Loan. First, check the library’s collection at ahml.info. If we don’t own the item, you can search the LINKin catalog. And if the item isn’t available in LINKin, just follow these steps to set up an Interlibrary Loan account: How to request an item through an Interlibrary Loan: Visit ahml.info Select “Borrow” → “Other” → “Request Interlibrary Loan” Select “My Requests (ILL)” Enter your AHML card number and last name or click “First Time User” Select ILL Notification (E-mail or Phone) and Pick-up Location (Check-out or Drive-up) Interlibrary Loan items will arrive in one to four weeks. For more information, or for questions, email ILLrequests@ahml.info.

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At the library’s Makerplace, anything is possible. All you need is a bit of creativity, something web and graphic designer and Arlington Heights resident Zoe Feast has plenty of. Feast often creates pattern design work as a hobby and has recently been using the Makerplace to show off her patterns in an entirely new way with art pieces made using recycled wood.

“I came to one of the [Makerplace tours] and I just jumped right in,” Feast said. She quickly began using the Makerplace’s Dremel LC40 laser cutter to etch her pattern designs into wood she collected from her volunteer work at Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve in Deer Park, a part of her life that has even inspired the patterns she creates. She works in habitat restoration to remove invasive and non-native species. “The wood when you see it sliced up, it’s so, so beautiful. Even in its raw form, it’s lovely. And the fabric design work I’ve been doing was initially inspired by my work on the prairie. I started painting the flowers I was seeing, and I thought ‘what else can I do with this?’,” she said. “The process for creating these pieces involved a lot of trial and error. Each piece of wood is unique in size, and it took time to figure out how to center patterns onto the wood while using the laser cutter. Practice makes perfect and she now nails it “every single time.” She regularly uses the laser cutter to create both small coasters and larger art pieces. And this process of creating has captured people’s attention. “I’m in there and people come and see my designs and are like, whoa, did you create that?,” she said. “It’s very visual so people like to look and see it happening. And the detail that laser can get is amazing; the resolution is incredible; so you can really get very fine details. It’s a lot of fun.”

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Feast already has her eyes set on more Makerplace projects as well. In the future she wants to try using the Makerplace’s quilting machines and Cricut Maker Cutting Machine. She also said she’s interested in taking some of the Makerplace cooking classes. “I’m not done with that place at all. I think the more you go there, the more you can see the opportunities, the potential to learn new things and I really do enjoy learning new tricks,” she said. “It really is an amazing place and I absolutely love it. I’d be there every day if I could.” If you’re interested in seeing more of Feast’s art, visit zoefeast.com. And the next time you create something using the library’s Studio, Makerplace or an item from the Library of Things collection, share it with the library at ahml.info/creator_spotlight. We want to shine the spotlight on your creation and show others too.

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The Makerplace provides visitors ages 12 and up a unique opportunity for making and creating using the latest technology and equipment, along with flexible workspaces and a commercialgrade kitchen. Visit anytime to explore the space, try something new or bring a project from home and use the open workspaces. All users must sign a waiver before using equipment or participating in Makerplace classes. Makerplace classes are for Arlington Heights cardholders only, unless otherwise noted. Registration for the following classes at the Makerplace begins at 9 a.m. on September 2.

M A K E I T: J E W E L RY

M A K E R P L AC E TO U R

Thursday, September 15, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

Sunday, September 18, 1–2 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 1

We’ll supply beads, wire, chains and other decorative pieces and demonstrate jewelrymaking techniques. Part one of a two-part class. By registering for one, you will be automatically registered for the second part. For ages 12 and up.

P H OTO G R A P H I T: J E W E L RY Thursday, September 22, 7–8:30 p.m. Training Center

Learn how to set up an expert photo shoot using the library’s equipment and your jewelry created at the Makerplace. Part two of a two-day class. Please note: Part one of this class is at the Makerplace in Flex Space 2. Part two is at the main library in the Training Center.

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“ I N S P I R E D BY ” A RT N I G H T Wednesday, September 21, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Creative Arts

Join us for an evening of creating art inspired by famous artists and art styles. Create a masterpiece and chat with your neighbors. Supplies provided by the library. For ages 18 and up.

S E W I N G B U T TO N S A N D ZIPPERS Tuesday, September 27, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Sewing and Quilting Room

Sewing experience required. For ages 12 and up.

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LABOR OF LOVE AT COMMUNITY GARDEN All summer, library staff and volunteers have rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time tending a garden plot at the Viatorian Giving Garden, located at 1212 Euclid Avenue. Maintaining one of 25 raised beds in the community garden, the library and other participating gardeners donate half of what they grow to local charitable organizations such as the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Since 2012, the Viatorian Giving Garden has donated more than 10,000 pounds of vegetables to help those in need, and by early August had already surpassed 1,000 pounds of produce donated in 2022. The library is grateful to be a part of this community effort for the first time. “It has been so gratifying watching the plants and vegetables grow and knowing that it is going to a such good cause in the community," said Matt Williams, one the staff volunteers. The library’s garden includes herbs and vegetables along with pollinator flowers. The other half of what we grow is brought to the Makerplace for our monthly Garden & Produce Swaps and used as fresh ingredients in some of the culinary classes in the Makerplace Kitchen. A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding our 2022 garden.

F R E S H I S B E ST: G A R D E N & P R O D U C E SWA P Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m.–noon Makerplace

Calling all gardeners! Bring your extra harvests to the Makerplace to share with neighbors and fellow gardeners. Library staff will be on hand to help sort and facilitate swaps. Stop by anytime, 10 a.m. to noon, to drop off or to see what’s available for swapping. Swaps are held outside, weather-permitting; in the case of inclement weather, in the Makerplace Kitchen.

MAKERPLACE 112 N. Belmont Avenue

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

Visit ahml.info/makerplace for more information.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Monday & Friday: Closed

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M A K E R P L AC E C U L I N A RY C L ASS E S Culinary classes are designed for adults 18+, unless otherwise noted. Arlington Heights library card required. Limit one culinary class every month, per adult cardholder. NEW! Culinary program attendees are selected monthly through a lottery system. Register from September 2 at 9 a.m. to September 3 at 8:59 a.m. to join the lottery for a chance to attend. Individuals will be chosen at random and notified by email on September 3.

CHEF’S CHOICE Tuesday, September 6 2–4 p.m. and 5:30–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Featuring Chef Grace Goudie of Scratchboard Kitchen. For adults 18 and up.

T E E N S : M A K E A H E A LT H Y MEAL Tuesday, September 13, 5–7 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

See page 12 for more info. Grades 7-12.

KNIFE SKILLS

HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS Thursday, September 15, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Featuring Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter. For adults 18 and up.

O N E BO O K , O N E V I L L AG E : M ATC H A Saturday, September 24, 2–3:15 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

What is matcha? Why is it so popular? How is it used? Nicole Zimmerman will lead us in diving into those questions, tasting matcha in different forms and discussing what makes it so popular. For adults 18 and up.

Wednesday, September 14, 6–7:30 p.m. or Saturday, September 17, 3–4:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

For adults 18 and up.

M A K E R P L AC E E SS E N T I A L S C L ASS E S Arlington Heights library card required to participate in these classes, for ages 12 and up. Registration for essentials classes at the Makerplace begins at 9 a.m. on September 2. All sessions in each category are the same; register for one.

L AS E R C U T T I N G

3D PRINTING

Wednesday, September 28, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

Saturday, September 10, 1–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

For ages 12 and up.

For ages 12 and up.

VINYL CUTTING Wednesday, September 7, 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

SEWING

For ages 12 and up.

For ages 12 and up.

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Tuesday, September 13, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Sewing and Quilting Room

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When you have health questions, it’s always important to touch base with a qualified medical professional. In addition to that, the library has several online resources that can help you get more in-depth information about symptoms, conditions, medications, procedures, alternative medicine and nutritional supplements. While none of these sources replace consultation with your doctor, they can be useful when you’re trying to answer basic questions or perhaps gain more insight following a discussion with your physician. Consumer Health Complete: Browse conditions/symptoms or general topics, search/browse for fact sheets and magazine/journal. Includes a medical dictionary. Gale Health and Wellness: A collection of articles from medical reference sources, as well as magazines and journals. Search by keyword or browse by topics. Gale eBooks: Look through the Medicine collection of this extensive online reference collection for medical encyclopedias focused on general medicine, alternative medicine, specific conditions, fitness, diet and more. MedlinePlus: Search or browse conditions, medications and drugs, and general topics. Read general overviews and find resources for more specific information. Natural Medicines: Research-based reports on the possible effectiveness and safety of alternative medicine treatments, methods and food/herbs/nutritional supplements. Search by product or treatment/method. ConsumerLab: Reviews of nutritional supplements, alternative medicines, etc. Find these resources at ahml.info/research/databases, under the “Health” category. If you have questions about using these or any of the library’s research databases, contact us by phone, chat or via the library’s contact page.

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CLASSES All Tech classes are held in the Training Center, unless otherwise noted. Register for Tech Classes starting September 1.

Basic Computer Skills Tuesday, September 6, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn the components of a window, how to use a mouse, and open and close files.

Beginning Computing with Windows 10 Wednesday, September 7, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn to launch programs; create, rename and delete files and organize your desktop.

Excel: Basics

How to Use Your Android Device Monday, September 12, 1:30–3 p.m.

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

Word: Basics Monday, September 12 7–8:30 p.m.

This class will introduce you to tabs and how to change words on the page. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

Wednesday, September 7, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about spreadsheets and the basics of Excel. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

Using Your Mac: Basics Thursday, September 8, 1:30–3 p.m.

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

How to Use Your iPad Friday, September 9, 10–11:30 a.m.

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

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PowerPoint: Basics Tuesday, September 13, 10–11:30 a.m.

This class covers the basics for developing an interesting presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

Excel: Intermediate Wednesday, September 14, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about charts and graphs and working with data. Working knowledge of Excel required.

Using Your Mac: iCloud Thursday, September 15, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn the ins and outs of iCloud and synchronized contacts and calendars.

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Digitize It: VHS and 8mm Tapes

Excel: Charts and Graphs

Thursday, September 15, 7–8 p.m.

Learn to use Excel to display data using charts and graphs. Intermediate knowledge of Excel required.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2–3 p.m.

How to Use Your iPad’s Apps

PowerPoint: Transitions and Animations

Friday, September 16, 10–11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 11 a.m.–noon

Explore default apps available on your iPad. Bring your iPad. Must be comfortable with the basic functions of an iPad.

Learn to work with transitions and animations in PowerPoint presentations. Intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint required.

Word: Intermediate Monday, September 19, 7–8:30 p.m.

Learn how to change margins, use bullet points, formatting, tables and templates. Working knowledge of Word is required.

PowerPoint: Intermediate Tuesday, September 20, 10–11:30 a.m.

Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level and enhance presentations with creative effects. Working knowledge of PowerPoint required.

Tips for Buying Online Wednesday, September 20 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn tips for buying items on sites such as Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and Etsy. No accounts needed; this will be an overview of these services.

Digitize It: Reel to Reel Film Wednesday, September 21, 11 a.m.–noon

Excel: Pivot Tables Wednesday, September 28, 2–3 p.m.

Learn how to use pivot tables to sort, analyze and summarize data. Intermediate knowledge of Excel required.

Free Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud Thursday, September 29, 7–8:30 p.m.

Learn about free software options to edit photos and videos, design fliers, create animations, record audio and more on a home computer.

Digitize It: Audio and Slides/Photos Friday, September 30 2–3 p.m.

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

Learn how to digitize 8mm, 16mm film reels and how to utilize equipment and software in the library’s Studio.

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PROGRAMS AT THE SENIOR CENTER All in-person programs will be held at the Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Many also offer the option to attend via Zoom. The library’s Senior Center Reading Room is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Popular Books Discussion: Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara Wednesday, September 14 10 a.m. Senior Center or Zoom

SENIOR CENTER CLASSES

Modern Classics Discussion: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Monday, September 26 10 a.m. Senior Center or Zoom

Classes feature small class size and hands-on instruction. All classes are held in person at the Senior Center. Full class descriptions are available at ahml.info/senior/ materials. Register for all Tech Classes starting September 1.

Android Phone Basics (two-day class) Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 9–11 a.m. Fridays, September 23, 30, 2–4 p.m. Mondays, October 10, 17, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Basics (two-day class) Fridays, September 9, 16, 2–4 p.m. Tuesdays, September 20, 27, 9–11 a.m. Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 9–11 a.m. Wednesdays, October 19, 26, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Beyond Basics (two-day class) Thursdays, September 22, 29, 9–11 a.m. Fridays, October 7, 14, 2–4 p.m. Thursdays, October 20, 27, 9–11 a.m.

iPad & iPhone Settings 1 Wednesday, September 7, 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Settings 2 Wednesday, September 28, 2–4 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Photo Basics Wednesday, September 14, 2–4 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2–4 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 9–11 a.m.

Medicare Drug Plan Finder Monday, September 12, 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2–4 p.m.

Windows Essentials (two-day class) Thursdays, September 8, 15, 9–11 a.m.

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Travelogues Fridays, 10 a.m. / Senior Center September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Drop in and enjoy travel movies and documentaries.

Film Discussion Circle Tuesday, September 6, 1 p.m. Senior Center

September’s film is King Richard (2021), Rated PG-13, 144 minutes. A discussion led by staff follows a free showing of the film. Drop in.

Computer Interest Group Wednesday, September 14, 1–2 p.m Senior Center and Zoom

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

Current Events Discussion Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 10–11 a.m. / Senior Center or Zoom

Register to join us either in person or on Zoom by calling 847-870-3712.

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: Sarah Galla 847-506-2681 • sgalla@ahml.info Andi Ruhl 847-506-2684 • aruhl@ahml.info Debbie Smart 847-494-3707 • dsmart@ahml.info Amy Somary 847-506-2686 • asomary@ahml.info EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mike Driskell

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Mary Hastings EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR April Harder WRITERS

SENIOR PHONE PROGRAMS Join weekly phone discussions where we listen to and discuss short stories or share reminisces. Contact Senior and Accessible Services at 847-870-3712.

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

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