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The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.


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Join us as we have an evening dedicated to everyone's favorite pocket monsters, Pokémon. We'll play some carnival-style games with trinkets to pick up at each station. After the games are over, we will relax and watch Pokémon: The First Movie. Come see if you have what it takes to become a Pokémon master. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, May 22, 7–9:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 


Adults, Teen
 
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through the 3M Cloud Library service, using the updated iOS, Android or PC/Mac app. The eAudiobooks play within the app and can be borrowed for two weeks, just like regular eBooks. Simply look for the “Introducing Audiobooks” shelves on the “Featured” tab of the app.  You can also customize your search results to only show eBooks or eAudiobooks.


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Stressing about finals? Get stress-busting tips from clinical psychologist Silvia Donatelli. Then give your mind and body a break with a calming yoga practice. Leave feeling relaxed and focused. All levels welcome. Please bring a signed copy of the Pulsation Yoga New Student Profile form to the program. Print copies available at the Hub Desk. For teens grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, Teen
 
Is your smartphone cluttered with pictures? Do you want to easily move pictures from your tablet to your computer? We'll show you how to back up your pictures to the cloud and clear some space on your Android, Apple or Windows device. Bring your device if you have one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, May 26, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com


 
Drop in for a hands-on demonstration of the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality device. Learn about Oculus Rift hardware, software, and some of the cool things developers are making for it.  Come early to sign up for a demo as time slots fill up fast! For ages 13 and up.
 
Date and time: Saturday, May 23, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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This class will cover various devices that can be worn to help track your fitness and activity levels.
 
Date and time: Thursday, May 28, 4–5 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
Food Patriots is a new feature-length documentary film and public engagement campaign inspiring Americans to take back our food system and become "food patriots." This uplifting, heartwarming and often humorous film shows how a family learns to grow together, challenge the status quo and become engaged citizens.
 
Date and time: Thursday, May 21, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Join us on an intellectual journey as we examine questions of faith and science in Calculating God by award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer. Alien species arrive on Earth with similar evolutionary stories to our own, and the debate begins over the proof of God’s intervention and existence. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace Area
 


Adults

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