What's Up at the Library?

First graders became dragon masters in our first Junior Maker Challenge.  Inspired by stories of castles and dragons, they put their imaginations to work.  Take a look at their medieval creations!

Kids' World

Kevin Chapman, the MadPiper, will introduce you to the history of the pipes and the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world. He will give a demonstration and display of the regalia surrounding them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Inklings is a creative writing club for teens. We discuss various types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. This month's topic is humor. For teens in grades 7-12.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Come create a fun and fluffy St. Patrick's Day craft. Master the basics of needle felting, and walk away with your own awesome "sheepscape" in a jar. All materials provided.
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

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 discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. This month's theme is the Films of Paul Newman. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Drop in for a hands-on demonstration of the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality device. Learn about Oculus Rift hardware, software, and some of the cool things developers are making for it.  Come early to sign up for a demo as time slots fill up fast! For ages 13 and up.
Date and time: Saturday, March 21, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
Drop in

LEGO® Launch: Meet the Artist
Join us as we kick off our newest exhibit, LEGO® Art + Science = Architecture with an evening of inspiration. Arlington Heights resident and LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker will share details of his process for constructing the exhibit's buildings and of his work as the creator of the LEGO® Architecture product line.
Enjoy refreshments following the presentation. Adam will autograph copies of Lego® Architecture: A Visual Guide, and a limited-edition LEGO® building kit of his design, both for sale at the event (cash or check only). No outside LEGO® items will be permitted for autographing.
Date and time: Friday, March 6, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
LEGO® Art+Science=Architecture
Stop by the library during March and April to see an exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO® bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models—high, some buildings are designed. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.

Get ready for the SAT and show off your vocabulary skills with word trivia. Challenge your friends for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card to help you stay awake after late-night cramming. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, March 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
Learn to sing like a pro! Teachers from School of Rock will work with teens on how to sing into a microphone to make vocal recordings that sound great, and show tips for editing vocal tracks to sound their very best. Come with a song you want to sing, and leave with an awesome recording of you singing that song. This is a great chance for you to perfect the vocal tracks for Battle of the Recorded Band submissions! For teens grades 7-12. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 1-5 p.m.
Location: The Studio

Adults, Teen
Tax Forms & Resources
Tax day is April 15, 2015. The library will distribute tax forms provided by the IRS and the State of Illinois. This year both the state and the IRS have limited the number of forms they are sending us. We will have the federal 1040,1040A and the 1040EZ forms available as well as the IL-1040 form and the IL-1040 instructions. We will not be getting any IRS instruction books or other forms.
Visit our Tax Forms page for current availability of forms at the library. The site also provides online links to popular tax forms available as PDF downloads and a list of helpful tax-related phone numbers.
There are three ways to obtain forms that the library does not have:
1. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 to order forms, instructions or publications by U.S. mail.
2. Order forms online here to be delivered by U.S. mail.
3. Visit our Tax Forms page  and click on the link to download a form from the IRS website.
AARP Tax Assistance
Sign up for free income tax preparation appointments through the AARP/IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program. Available to any taxpayer with low to medium income with special attention to those over 60.  Register at 847-392-0100 or online for appointments on Monday mornings beginning February 16–April 13, in the library's Hendrickson Room. 

Email Updates

Sign up to receive our e-newsletters
  • Upcoming programs
  • Book recommendations
  • Literacy services for growing readers
  • Classes for local business owners

Library Newsletter