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For the tenth consecutive year, Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive. Over the ten editions of LJ's ranking of Star Libraries, 606 libraries have been named Star Libraries in one or more years. A total of 69 libraries received stars in each of the ten rankings. Of those, AHML is one of only 13 public libraries nationwide to have earned a five-star rating each and every year.
 
“We continue to remain strong in library visits, circulation and program attendance. We attribute this to exceptional staff and an engaged community that strongly support the library,” said Mike Driskell, Acting Executive Director. “This award is really about being in tune with our community and providing the services that they want, when they want them. Responsive change to align services with needs is key to receiving this award year after year. Our mission is to focus completely on the community to identify the services and programs that our residents need and do whatever we can to make them happen.”

This year, 7,409 U.S. public libraries qualified to be rated in the Index. In this edition, there are 259 Star Libraries, each receiving three-star, four-star or five-star designations.Twenty two libraries in Illinois have been named Star Libraries for 2017, and out of these, AHML is just one of six public libraries in the state to earn a top five-star rating. Read more here.


 
From Academy Award®-winning director Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, December 13, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Adults
 
Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offer a fun-filled evening discussing favorite holiday movies. Join us for film clips, cinema history and treats.

Date and time: Thursday, December 14, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Adults
 
Free mentoring and small business resources provided by SCORE Chicago (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be offered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library beginning in January 2018.

Local small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free mentoring resources for improving the life of their business.

Mentoring services will be available at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library by appointment only on the first Thursday of each month starting on January 4 (three, one-hour sessions at 9 a.m.,10 a.m. and 11 a.m. are available) in the library’s Business Conference Room 172.  Schedule your appointment at https://chicago.score.org/branch/arlington-heights-library

Through this new partnership, SCORE Chicago’s highly experienced and trained business counselors (current and retired business owners and executives) will provide complementary and confidential mentoring sessions.
 
The national SCORE Association is a not-for-profit organization with 320 plus chapters and 11,000 plus volunteer mentors throughout the United States. Since 1964, SCORE on a national level has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs.
 
For more information, contact Diane Malik, Specialty Info Services Advisor, 847-870-2458 or dmalik@ahml.info


Adults, business
 
Enjoy an evening of family folk music performed by Cielito Lindo, a modern Latino mariachi-style band, formed by the Lucero family.
 
Date and time: Saturday, December 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Adults, Family
 
Thank you to all of our wonderful customers, staff and community groups who helped contribute to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's Holiday Book Drive throughout the past few weeks. 770 books were generously donated for infants, children and teens for Wheeling Township's Adopt-a-Family program. Special thanks go to library staff and volunteers, the Board of Library Trustees members, the Lakeshore Circle Book Club, the Rolling Green Nine-Hole Golf League and Girl Scout Troop 40792. The library has donated 17,132 books to children and teens in need since it introduced the Holiday Book Drive in 1998. Thank you again for helping provide the gift of literacy in our community during the holidays.


 
Learn how to harness the power of pins as part of your business marketing plan.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, December 13, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 
Location: Training Center
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Adults, business
 
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Magical Mystery Tour with a return appearance from WXRT's Professor Moptop! He'll tell us all about the making of the album and movie.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, December 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Adults
 
Celebrate the season with the amazing talent of The Four Hands Piano Duo, Jimin Yun and Minji Kwon, as they perform classical and holiday-themed music simultaneously on one piano.
 
Date and time: Sunday, December 17, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Adults
 
Join us every Thursday evening for family fun. The theme changes weekly, but the family time together remains the same. Ages 0-6; siblings welcome. Space is limited; tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids' World Desk before each program begins.
 
Surprise Night!
Thursday, December 14, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a special surprise night just for you!  Come see what we've planned for Thursday Fun, whether it's a storytime, playtime or a dance party!
 
Jammin' in My Jammies
Thursday, December 21, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
Come shake your sillies out in this evening storytime for families. Join us in your favorite PJs and be ready for fun at this special storytime.
 
Surprise Night!
Thursday, December 28, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a special surprise night just for you!  Come see what we've planned for Thursday Fun, whether it's a storytime, playtime or a dance party!


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
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