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Celebrate Hispanic culture with us. Teachers from Language Stars will present stories in Spanish. Children of all languages welcome. For ages 3–7.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 16, 10–10:30 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Drop in to see what projects other homeschoolers are working on while networking with other families. Discover what new materials and programs the library has to offer. Children welcome. For home-school families.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 15, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Eyeglasses – During May and June, the library will once again be collecting used eyeglasses for use in medical missions to Third World countries. This year’s effort includes collecting prescription and reading glasses, as well as sunglasses. Children’s eyeglasses are especially needed. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort at www.eyeseemission.org.
Small Electronics – Help keep electronic devices out of our landfills by bringing them to the library for recycling. We are continuing to partner with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms are on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
Complete list of accepted recyclables

Award-winning thriller novelist Jamie Freveletti's presentation is the latest addition to our Recent Programs web page. If you missed her program here at the library, you can still hear her talk about her books and her writing. She has written three thrillers and is writing the next book in Robert Ludlum's Covert One series. Learn more about this talented Chicago writer.

The May/June library newsletter is a little delayed due to problems at the mailing house. You should be receiving it in your mailbox within the next few days, but you can read it right now online.

There was something for everyone at Poetry Night at the library. In honor of National Poetry Month, the library hosted three poets with vintage typewriters who created one-of-a-kind poems on the spot for library visitors. There was also a poetry performance with music, magic, and juggling. Check out the library's extensive poetry collection. There's something for everyone!

This year, it’s easy to be green while you clean out the clutter because the Village of Arlington Heights is holding a Spring Sweep Recycling Day on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Nokia Siemens campus, 1475 W. Shure Drive in Arlington Heights. Learn more about this event on our Green Choices blog.

Join us for stories, s’mores and fun activities around the “indoor campfire.” For ages 8–11.
Date and time: Friday, April 20, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Personal stylist, Noelle Cellini, known for her personal and corporate consulting with iVillage, Crains Chicago Business, The New York Times, Woman's Day and the Chicago Tribune, will share her insights on dressing for success with a focus on budget-friendly options for the work place.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 2, 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Business Center

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If you are currently in grades 6–8, you can become a Junior Library Volunteer (JLV) this summer. Help run the summer reading program and assist behind the scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it here. Completed applications must be returned by 10 p.m. on May 14.
Applications accepted Monday, April 16–Monday, May 14 at the Kids' World Desk.

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