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Hear the individual story of Riana Lynn, an Evanston native who interned at the White House during the current presidency while completing a dual master’s in Public Health at Northwestern University. Chuck Osgood, former Chicago Tribune photojournalist and co-author of Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago, will moderate.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us for a discussion of the very first story, published in 1887, featuring super sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Pick up a copy of the book at Customer Services or download the free eBook. This is the last book discussion in the quasquicentennial series. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room

Networking remains the #1 method for sourcing and landing that new job. This presentation looks at both the real and psychological barriers that prevent us from being more effective and confident in networking. Includes practice and table work.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North

Love reading magazines? Try the library’s new Zinio subscription and read them on your iPad, Android tablet or PC. We’ve selected over 100 popular magazines, including Chicago Magazine, Us Weekly, Harvard Business Review, Astronomy, The Food Network Magazine and more. You can read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues as soon as they’re available--no waiting. Intrigued? Visit our eBooks & downloads page under the Borrow menu.

The Village of Arlington Heights invites you to join in its efforts to GO GREEN. Come hear about the latest village and regional programs and learn how you can help make a difference. This program is co-sponsored with the Village of Arlington Heights.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 9. 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Calling all teen artists! Create your own original design or artwork to enhance the new teen space. The two winning designs will be prominently displayed in the new teen area. Submissions must be 100% original art with no copyright or trademark symbols. Entries may be print or digital. If working on a computer with a paint program like Photoshop, your design must be at least 2,050 pixels wide by 3,650 pixels high. If you draw/paint by hand, then just make sure it's 10.5 inches x 19 inches. The winners will be announced in the next newsletter and displayed in the new teen space. Complete contest details and online entry form are at ahml.info/teens/design.  
Designs accepted September 1–October 31

Calling all kindergartners! You and your family are invited to a special open house in your honor. Do a scavenger hunt, have a snack, make a craft and enjoy a story. All kindergartners will receive a special library card pouch. For kindergartners and their families. Drop in
Date and time: Saturday, October 6, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Kids’ World and Lindsey Room

Join us for our annual Astronomy Night! This year, Pamela Greyer, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about star gazing - what you can expect to find out in the evening sky, how to find stars with and without a telescope - and answer your questions about our solar system. There will even be a visit by Camilla Corona SDO, the mascot for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
We will end the evening by gathering outside (weather and skies permitting) in the southwest corner of our parking lot to view stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club.
Date and Time: Friday, October 5, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room and Library Parking Lot
Drop In

You may register to vote by Tuesday, October 9th, at the Reception Desk or the Customer Services Desk any time the library is open. To register, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • Please bring two forms of identification (with at least one showing your current residence address) with you when you come to register

Chris Errera was born with diastrophic dwarfism, a rare condition affecting 1 in 500,000 births. Since Chris could not play sports, his mother used his interest in the piano to spark his creative side and help him exercise his fingers. He underwent 18 different surgeries to help him with his physical disabilities all the while he studied piano and wrote original compositions. Come hear Chris’s story and listen to him play his songs.
Date and TIme: Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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