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Come use our study spaces, munch on some healthy snacks from Whole Foods, rent a MacBook, chill out with some Therapy Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy and get some help with Sylvan Learning Center Tutors.

Dates: Saturday, May 30–Thursday, June 4
Location: Multiple locations in the library
 
Therapy Dogs: Wednesday, June 3, 5–6 p.m.
Tutors:  Sunday, May 31, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2, 5–7 p.m. and Wednesday, June 3, 6–8 p.m.
 
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Adults, Teen
 
Get ready for the opening of the Arlington Heights Farmers Market. Learn how to transform an old t-shirt into a fun, fashionable and eco-conscious tote bag. Bring your own t-shirt, or choose from the selection provided.
 
Date and time: Thursday, June 4, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Fifth-grade students from Windsor Elementary School got a first-hand glimpse of what it’s like to have a job in a library during their visit on Wednesday, May 27. The students gained some real-life work experience in the library's Circulation department and Kids' World as part of the World of Work (WOW) program. These five students learned about selecting materials for the collection, checking in books and movies, re-shelving items, preparing kids' craft supplies, and more. WOW is an annual event which gives students an opportunity to dress professionally and act as “employees" for a day. The program is supported by 27 Arlington Heights businesses, with the goal of having students learn about the local economy.


Adults
 
Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of fresh produce available at the local market or in your brimming CSA box? Heather Lalley, author of The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes, will demonstrate delicious recipes highlighting seasonal produce and provide additional tips on how to make the most of these delicious summer months. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Saturday, June 13, 1–2:30 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
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
 


 
Understand how to set up a Twitter account, find people and organizations to follow, and use the right tools to integrate Twitter into your daily life. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Monday, June 8, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
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.


Library News
 
Excitement filled the library's Marketplace on Monday night, May 4, as more than 150 Arlington Heights students, parents and teachers got a first glimpse at the 2015 District 25 Art Show. An annual event for 23 years, this year's show features 200 works of art curated from seven area elementary schools and two middle schools. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self portraits and 3D art. 
 
"Each project has a concept or historical element attached to it," explains Brenda Miller, an art teacher at Westgate Elementary School and the team leader of the District 25 art teachers. "The students selected for the show are the ones who best grasped the concepts and their pieces display originality, craftsmanship and creativity. It is remarkable and wonderful to see what the kids produce when they have a steady diet of art. "
 
The children's efforts and talents fill ten colorful panels in the Marketplace and two display cases near the Dunton Street entrance of the library. The District 25 Art Show runs through the end of May.


Adults, Family
 
Come lip sync for your life at the HUB's first ever Lip Sync Off! It's not about your vocal ability but about your stage presence and how well you can "fake" being a rock star. We'll have prizes in various categories like Most Attitude and Best Costume. Do some lip exercises, practice your scissor kicks and get ready for a great night of lip syncing fun. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 


Adults, Teen
 
This is a new opportunity to use our Business Center as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
 
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June:
Wednesday, June 3, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.–noon


Adults, business

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