What's Up at the Library?

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 8, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Cardinal Room

We're prematurely kicking off Teen Read Week with a visit from the Fierce Reads Tour. We're thrilled to welcome four authors to discuss their new and upcoming books for teens.
Marissa Meyer - The Lunar Chronicles
Nikki Kelly - The Styclar Saga
Jessica Brody - Unremembered Trilogy
Gennifer Albin - Crewel World
Meet the authors and learn where they get their ideas, what it is like to be a published author, and behind-the-scenes details of their novels. Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have books signed. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Friday, October 10, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub

Adults, Teen

Beginning October 1, the Hub will remain open weeknights until 10 p.m.  Teens can benefit from the additional time to do homework, to work with study groups and to use the Hub's resources.
The Hub is open 3 -10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. On days when District 214 or District 25 schools are closed, the Hub opens at noon.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening of film clips, cinema history, trivia and more.
Date and time: Thursday, October 9, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Join us to discuss the book, It's Your Business: 183 Essential Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business, by J.J. Ramberg. Refreshments provided.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzaria, 70 N. Vail Ave.
Register online and pick up a book in the Business Center.

Hear the story of someone who may be quite unlike you. Learn what his or her life is really like, ask questions and leave with a renewed understanding of what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. This program will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the perspective of a medical expert and a veteran who has experienced it. Vietnam veteran and PTSD survivor, Ceasar Soto and Steve Ruohomaki, Clinical Supervisor at Lake and McHenry County Veteran and Family Services will discuss managing the memories of combat and answer audience questions.
Date and time:  Tuesday, October 14, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Co-Sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
Gigging is the art of finding and working temporary assignments on a full-time basis. Hundreds of people are gigging for a living. If you are interested in hearing more about this path to employment, you'll learn about what gigging is, how giggers find work on a more regular basis, what it takes to gig successfully and how to secure return engagements to refill the checking and savings account.
Date and time: Thursday, October 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, business
As part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, kids are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. At our building sessions, we'll provide the cardboard and the tools-- you provide the creativity! Inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade, this annual event is presented by the Imagination Foundation. Come to the library to build – an arcade, a carnival, robots, cars, a spaceship, a maze - or build at home or at school and bring it to the Cardboard Challenge Day of Play. Join us to see what others have built. For all ages, kids through teens and their families.
Cardboard Challenge Day of Play
Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Adults, Family
A.H. cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room

Annabelle Doll is bored. She’s been living in the same doll house forever. When the plastic Funcrafts move in, she becomes involved in an exciting mystery adventure. Join us for a discussion of The Doll People by Ann Martin. Please bring an adult along. Pick up books at the Kids’ World Desk.
For ages 7–10.
Date and time: Thursday, October 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

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