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More than 200 Arlington Heights book lovers turned out after-hours on Saturday, June 27 for An Evening with Candace Bushnell. The sold-out event, presented and co-sponsored by the library and the Tuscan Market Book Group, featured the bestselling author of Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle who is currently on a national book tour for her newest release, Killing Monica.  During her three-hour appearance in the Hendrickson Room, Candace signed books, took photographs with attendees and delivered a lively onstage presentation including an audience Q&A.
 
"I like writing about characters that are larger than life," Bushnell said. She revealed that her latest character in Killing Monica  comes from an idea of always having to put our best selves forward in today's social media-crazed world.
 
"Monica is always happy and smiling and when you see her, you want to be her. Nothing ever goes wrong for Monica so we definitely know she is an imaginary character," Bushnell joked. "The book really is about identity and who we are and how we reinvent ourselves."

The event began with Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes welcoming Candace and proclaiming Saturday, June 27, 2015 as "Candace Bushnell Book Launch Event Day in the Village of Arlington Heights.”  In response Candace told the crowd:

“Libraries mean so much to me. When I was a kid, the library was where we went for our entertainment. There’s a universe out there at your library. I am so touched and so proud to be here.”


 
In The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats, Lt. David J. Haynes of the Chicago Police Department and his partner-in-crime, award-winning humorist Christopher Garlington, provide a street-level guide to the best mom-and-pop food bargains in Chicago. Get an insider's look at no-frills cop spots, complete with tasty tips and hilarious stories.
 
Date and time: Thursday, July 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
 


Adults
 
Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. Each week will be a different activity. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
 
Dates and time: Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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Presented by volunteers who specialize in genealogy and can help you with your family history research.
 
Date and time:  Thursdays, July 9 and August 13, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Genealogy
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Come explore the world of LEGO WeDo Robotics. Our teen volunteers have built the models and are waiting for you to come and program them. For ages 8–9.
 
Date and time: Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: The Marketplace
 
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Super heroes to the rescue! Just in time for summer reading, DC Comics and Vertigo are now available on hoopla. The Dark Knight Returns, All-Star Superman and Watchmen are among the thousands of comics, graphic novels and eBooks available. With hoopla, you can instantly borrow free digital content, 24/7 with your library card. Read comics, watch movies and listen to music using the hoopla app. eBooks and comics/graphic novels are checked out for 21 days, similar to hoopla audiobooks.
 
Ready to try hoopla? Create your account using your library card today: Click here to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's hoopla collection.


Adults, Family
 
Start creating those short films! Make a music video, a killer action film or a freaky horror movie. The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest returns on Friday, August 21 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre beginning at 6 p.m. with a walk on the red carpet. Your film could be shown on Metropolis' massive screen, and we are awarding $300 in gift cards for six different winners. The After Party will have a FroYo bar and live music.
 
The deadline for all film submissions is Monday, August 10.   Learn more about how to enter the 9th Annual Teen Film Fest including contest rules and guidelines plus take a look at last year's winning films.
 
The Teen Film Fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.


Adults
 
Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer.  Stop by for a 20-minute storytime followed by time to browse through the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.–noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.
 
Location: Pioneer Park (at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez)
Dates: Tuesdays, June 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 28
 
Location: Frontier Park (in the northwest corner of the parking lot)
Dates: Wednesdays, June 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
 
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Break out those jazz hands! We’ll be popping questions from bebop to Jelly Roll Morton, and we’re all hoping for a tie-breaking scat-off. We’ll test your knowledge on everything jazz -fact, film and fiction. Bring friends or make some new ones; maximum teams of six. Those interested in joining a team will be grouped up that night. Must be 21 years or older.
 
Date and time: Friday, June 26, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Gatsby's Pizza and Pub, 427 East Rand Road
 


Adults
 
Music meets reading in this summer's Read to the Rhythm reading program. We have activities planned for all ages so sign up early and join us for a great summer celebration of music, dancing, singing and reading. 
 
For more information, visit our Summer Reading Program page.
 
Dates: June 1-August 8
 
Kids: Celebrate music in all its various styles this summer as you improve your reading skills. Whether it’s attending a concert or making the music yourself, the library is the place to be. Sign up in Kids’ World, online or on the bookmobile. Receive a book log in which to record your reading goals and to keep track of your progress. When you are finished, bring the book log in to the library to select a book of your choice. For infants to age 12.
 
Teens: This summer in the Hub, each time you read a book, learn a new musical skill, create in our DIY space or come to one of our events, you will earn (and make) badges with our 3D printers, button maker, vinyl cutter and more. Complete all four of the above accomplishments to be eligible to win prizes like iTunes gift cards, musical instruments and the grand prize - a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Adults: Tell us what you’re reading this summer by submitting a review to share either in person or online. Find out what others are reading by visiting our display in the Marketplace. Each review is your entry for prize drawings. You can submit a review in person at the Info Desk or online at ahml.info/summer. For adults 18 years of age and older.
 


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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