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The library is partnering with District 25 for a series of technology classes for parents. In the upcoming program, parents can learn more about massive multiplayer online games and social networks that can now be accessed through smartphones and game consoles and the important considerations for both adults and children. Co-sponsored with School District 25.
Mobile Technology and Anytime Access
Date and Time: September 16,  6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
View the entire series of tech classes for parents


Molecular geneticist Stephanie Levi will demystify the science behind love, attraction and everything in between. Learn about differences in the brains of men and women when it comes to love, the science behind breakups and how pheromones influence behaviors. For adults 18 years and older; program will contain adult content.
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us for this writing workshop with writer and storyteller Jeremy Schaefer as we explore the world of words. For ages 10–13.
Date and Time: Friday, September 13, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Thursdays, 7– 8:30 p.m, Cardinal Room.

Led by a Newberry Library Independent Scholar, this serious group will focus on close textual analysis of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell.  For anyone who is interested in studying serious books in a group setting, this group will help participants to understand the classics in context, with each discussion supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information. 

This group's members supply their own books.  Because of the differences in various editions or translations, it is important to read the editions listed on the supplied reading list.  Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Info Desk in the library. Participants may join for all books, or for separate titles. Questions? Call the Info Desk, 847-392-0100.

   Date Title
  September 19 A Question of Upbringing and A Buyer's Market
  October 17 The Acceptance World
  November 21 At Lady Molly's and Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
  December 19 The Kindly Ones
  February 20
The Valley of Bones and The Soldier's Art
  March 20 The Military Philosophers
  April 17 Books Do Furnish a Room and Temporary Kings
  May 15 Hearing Secret Harmonies

We’re listening. Based on feedback from you, we’ve made our online program calendar more user-friendly and have added convenient features to your online account. Now you can keep track of all your program registrations in one convenient location. Before you register, be sure to log in to your account. When you're finished, you’ll be able to view a list of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.


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Thanks to the support of library users in the northern part of Arlington Heights, we have decided to continue the book drops at Camelot and Frontier Parks after a successful pilot program with the Arlington Heights Park District this summer. The Camelot Park book drop has been relocated to the south entrance of the tennis courts on N. Brighton Place due to construction. The Frontier Park book drop will remain at 1933 N. Kennicott.

Take a walk through the newly renovated library with this virtual tour.  It can assist you in planning your next trip to the library or help you locate the correct meeting room before you arrive.

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Local middle school student Josh M. spent the day shadowing the library’s Information Technology department. Josh discovered what a career in Information Technology entails in a library setting. They were connected through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

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