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The library is one of the participants in the village’s new Idle Free Arlington campaign initiated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of turning off your engine when you’re just sitting in your car. Read our latest Green Choices blog entry to get more information about this new initiative.

Enter our drawing to be featured in your own READ poster in Kids' World. Stop by Kids' World or email your name, age, and phone number to sgrandt@ahml.info by July 27 to enter. Winners get a copy to keep for themselves.
Dates: July 2–31

This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories, and play. Ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing issues or children who have difficulty sitting still. Join us in this fun, safe environment. Please feel free to call 847-506-2620 if you’d like to tell us about your child or request special accommodations. For ages 4–7 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
Date and time: Saturday, July 14, 1:30–2:15 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Our Choo Choo Choose Reading train is pulling into Kids' World again after chugging down the July 4 parade route. We invite you to come in to see it and take a picture next to it while holding your favorite book. Be sure to stop by the summer reading desk first and pick up your very own conductor hat to wear in the photo. Then post your photo to the the library’s Facebook page, and you will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. All aboard! Stop on by before the train leaves.


Did you know that as an Arlington Heights resident you can come to the library to have a professional review your resume? Call 847-392-0100 to schedule a free, one-hour appointment for a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

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Historian, actor and museum teacher Leslie Goddard portrays Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer for the evening’s book discussion of A Vacation in a Buggy, a story which focuses on the lives of woman in the late 1800s. She will mingle with library customers sharing her stories and showing her artwork and artifacts form the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. She will then attend part of the book discussion giving her “inside” perspective of the woman portrayed in Maria Louise Pool’s novel. Drop in with your questions about what it was like for a woman to live in the Chicago area at the end of the 19th century.
Part of our continuing quasquicentennial series of programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m.
Location: Customer Services
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Come hear the inspiring message of veteran Bryan Anderson, author of No Turning Back: One Man’s Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope. He will tell the story of how he was injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, his subsequent rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center, and his determination to enjoy life and take advantage of the opportunities before him. Book sale and signing will follow.
Date and time: Tuesday, June 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

A $20 bill repairs itself, a mysterious hat predicts the future and an audience member levitates. Filled with laughter and magic, the show uses crowd participation to fill a bucket full of coins, make playing cards switch places and bring back a green handkerchief. For ages 3 and up.
Date and time: Wednesday, June 27, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Learn about databases and other online tools to help you research companies, work on your resume, update your job skills and search for jobs. For more information, contact Shannon Scanlan, Business Services Librarian, 847-870-3642 or sscanlan@ahml.info.
Date and time: Tuesday, June 26, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

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Calling all six-legged fans! Join children’s author Patricia J. Murphy for a celebration of all things buggy. Explore the secret lives of bugs and help spread the word in a hands-on poster-making project about why bugs need our love. For ages 8–11.
Date and time: Monday, June 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

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