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July 1, 2014-

It's not too late to sign up for the Barrington Area Library's Summer Reading Club: Read to Feed. All you have to do is stop by the library and get your voucher booklet, then patronize these local businesses and help raise money for Barrington area food pantries. Anyone can participate.

Upcoming businesses are:

Norton’s USA – July 5, all day. 15% of proceeds. Must bring voucher provided by library. No other coupons permitted. 400 S. Lageschulte Street, Barrington.

Paul’s Burrito Express – July 7, all day. 10% of proceeds. 402 N. Hough Street, Barrington.

Nature’s Select Pet Products – July 19, 9 AM – 1 PM. Receive a 5% discount, an additional 5% of proceeds will be donated. 22272 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington.

Savory Salads – July 22, 1-8 PM. 10% of proceeds. 215 N. Hough Street, Barrington.

Calibrè Coffee – Week of July 27. Try Calibrè this week and they will make a generous donation. 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington (in The Arboretum).

Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and Pub – July 28, 4 – 9 PM. 15% of dine-in, 10% of carry-out. Must bring voucher provided by library. 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington (in The Arboretum).

Bear Family McDonald’s Restaurants - August 4, all day. 15% of their increase in sales that day. McDonald’s at 227 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington location only.

Cook Street Coffee – August 10, all day. 10% of proceeds. 100 E. Station Street, Barrington.


And to all of you readers, make sure that you register for the Summer Reading Club here. You can log any book that you've read since June 3rd until August 15.


You can read more about the Summer Reading Club here.


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June 30, 2014- has created a new free class, Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship, hosted by Professor James V. Green from the University of Maryland, College Park.  The class runs from June 30- August 25 and is free to audit. Check it out here.

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June 28, 2014-

Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering free workshops for the month of July at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. You can view the list of workshops here or by visiting here. Please note that pre-registration is required and on-site registration is not available.

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June 26, 2014-

Talk Like TED: the 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds by Carmine Gallo is now available at the Barrington Area Library.

Do you have an important presentation to give? Are you pitching an idea to your boss or to potential clients? Carmine Gallo’s book, Talk Like TED, helps you take public speaking to the next level.

Say goodbye to boring PowerPoint presentations and learn to deliver more persuasive, engaging, and energetic talks. Since 1984, innovative thinkers have delivered hundreds of TED (Technology- Education- Design) Talks around the world that leave an incredible impact on their audience and then spread virally online. Gallo, a communications coach, speaker, and author, analyzed these TED Talks and explains the key factors that make a speech go from mundane to memorable.  The nine suggestions given in Talk Like Ted include tips such as perfecting the art of storytelling, having a conversation instead of talking at people, delivering jaw-dropping moments, sticking to the 18-minute rule, and using multisensory descriptors. Gallo gives examples from TED talks about how the speakers utilized these concepts, and provides suggestions so you can adapt them into your own presentations. This is a must-read for improving communication and public-speaking skills in any business sector.

Click here to place a hold in our catalog.

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June 24, 2014-

On Thursday, June 26 from 11:30-1:15, the Women's BizNet Committee with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon. Dr. Catherine Kennedy will present The Mouth-Body Health Connection & New Advances in Dentistry. The luncheon will be held at The Garlands at 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL.

Registration is required. RSVP online or by calling 847-381-2525. $25 for members/ $35 for non-members.



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June 23, 2014-

On Tuesday, June 24, stop by Meathead's in Barrignton! They will donate 10% of proceeds to the Barrington Area Library's Summer Reading Program, Read to Feed. All proceeds donated toward Read to Feed will go to the Cuba Township and Barrington Township food pantries. Stop by the library and get your voucher booklet, then patronize these generous local businesses and help raise money for Barrington area food pantries. Anyone can participate- you do not have to be a Barrington Area Library cardholder and you do not have to sign up for Summer Library Club. Get details on our website or see the full list of businesses and dates in the summer Check It Out newsletter.

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June 19, 2014-

Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub will be hosting a Dinner & Learn on Wednesday, June 25. The topic will be Blogging to Build Your Brand & Grow Your Network. Click here for registration.





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June 18, 2014-

The Morningstar Investment Research Center continues their 2014  Financial Literacy Series tomorrow, June 19, 2014. Josh Peters, editor of the Morningstar Dividend Investor, will help patrons build their portfolios with dividend paying stocks. Learn how to find the right investments, avoid dividend cuts, and get your questions answered.

To register and attend this virtual event, click on the date below:

Thursday, June 19 at 5:00 pm

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June 17, 2014-

Think Big, Go Local, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, offers free webinars on topics ranging from social media to SEO. You can access their Video Marketing for Business webinar, originally presented on May 29th, here or view their upcoming webinars.

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June 16, 2014-

These free workshops are available through the Harper College Workforce and Development Center. You can view event details here. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will be no on-site registration.

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