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Come pit your virtual-sporting skills against other teens in our Wii Sports Tournament. We'll have stations for golf, tennis, baseball, and bowling. The highest score for each station wins a prize! We'll also have some fun crafts and snacks. Whether you're an experienced gamer, like to throw invisible balls around, or are just looking for a fun afternoon of friendly competition, come take a swing. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Tuesday, August 5, 4-6 p.m.
Location: The Hub


Learn golf tips from a PGA expert. The instructor will cover the basics of the game and answer all your burning questions. At 8 p.m. try out your skills in a putt-putt tournament; the top three putters win a free game of night golf. Stick around and get a discounted round of night golf for $18 which starts at 8:30 p.m. If you’re staying for night golf, please bring your own golf equipment as you are able, supplies will be limited. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored with the Arlington Heights Park District
Date and time: Friday, August 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Nickol Knoll Golf Club, 3800 N. Kennicott Ave.

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Co-sponsored with the Metropolis Centre of Performing Arts and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission
The 8th Annual Teen Film Fest is almost here! This event will feature ridiculous comedies, catchy music videos, blistering action shorts, documentaries, freaky horror movies and more ... all made by teens. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be co-judging the event and interviewing the teens. Red carpet event from 6–6:45 p.m. before the screening. All ages welcome.
Teens, be sure and attend the after party.
Date and time: Friday, August 15, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Teen Film Fest After Party
The 8th Annual Teen Film Fest will have an after party for the ages with FroYo, live music from two awesome teen bands, DIY projects and a photo booth. Teens, come party with the filmmakers, actors and actresses.
Date and time: Friday, August 15, 9-10 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub


Presented by volunteers who specialize in genealogy and can help you with your family history research.
Date and time: Thursday August 14, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Join us for Up (Rated PG, 96 minutes), Disney-Pixar's heart-warming tale of a retired balloon salesman who takes off on a journey and discovers that it's never too late for fun and adventure. This family movie night is brought to you by our summer volunteers. Enjoy snacks, interactive elements and other special features designed just for you by this group of talented teens.
Date and time:  Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North


Stop by the Summerfest Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library to get great deals on books, magazines, music, movies, games and puzzles. On Sunday a bag filled with books is only $3. Find a complete list of the silent auction items here.

Purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry everything home. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will no longer be accepted.
Saturday, August 2
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
Silent Auction  9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, August 3
noon-4:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

The library is excited to announce its first community-wide reading program, One Book, One Village, where people throughout Arlington Heights are invited to come together through a shared reading experience.

Kraig Kenning is an Americana/ fingerstyle/blues singer-songwriter and National Slide Guitar Champion from Chicago. Touring the past 20 years he has evoked comparisons to inspirations such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Jackson Browne and Leo Kottke. Kraig never fails to entertain with his slide guitar expertise and his original lyrics.  
Date and time: Saturday, August 2, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
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This year we are teaming up with the park district to bring you a summer of reading and doing, both at the library and in the parks. We have activities and prizes for all ages, so sign up today to get your summer off to a great start.

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