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One Book, One Village held center stage at the Village of Arlington Heights Board of Trustees August 18 meeting. Executive Director Jason Kuhl took to the podium to speak about Ordinary Grace and to invite the mayor and trustees to join in the library's first community-wide reading initiative.  View the presentation here.

In the news
Dementia: Resurrection by Arlington Heights teen Robert Kraybill claimed top prize at the 8th Annual Teen Film Fest on Friday, August 15 at the library. More than 125 film enthusiasts attended the fest which kicked off with a red carpet event followed by the screening of 12 films selected as finalists from a field of 43 entries submitted for this year's competition.
Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire co-judged the event which included short films in the genres of action/drama, documentary, comedy, experimental/animation and music videos. View all of the winners here. The film fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Centre of Performing Arts and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.



Come watch an Anime! We will be viewing Fairy Tail, a story about a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla and Natsu who become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild! Between episodes make buttons and stickers of your favorite characters. Cosplay is encouraged. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Friday, August 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Are you a home-based or small business owner located in Arlington Heights? Please take our survey and let us know how the library can serve you better. Complete the survey and contact information by September 15 to be eligible for a drawing for a Kindle, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. One entry per business.


This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories and hands-on activities. Ideal for children with sensory processing issues, for children who have difficulty with attention or sitting still, or for children who do best in a small group setting. For ages 3–6.
Date and time: Thursday, August 21
Location: Lindsey Room

Kids' World
Create amazing structures, then display them either in the Kids' World cases or on the Kids' World web page. For all ages.
Date and time: Saturday, August 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Kids' World

Finding the right college means finding the best academic, social and financial fit. Tom Jaworski will provide high school families with tips and advice on how to break down the lengthy and stressful college-search process. For high school students and parents.
Date and time: Thursday, August 28, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Join us for an interesting day of Norwegian genealogy research. Learn how to use resources in the U.S. and Norway, including many online tools, to help you follow your Norwegian family back in time and perhaps find your “family farm.” Attendees are encouraged to bring their research materials and their own laptops.
Date and time: Saturday, August 23, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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Some say the next doomsday is right around the corner: December 21, 2012. But why this date? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain the science - and pseudo-science - behind the headlines, including the history of other recent “doomsdays,” an odd object some call "Nibiru," and the Mayan calendar.
Date and Time: December 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room-South

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