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Join us as we work together to Build a Better World this summer. Participate in unique reading programs for every age. Challenge yourself and your family to read without walls, be active in your community and practice kindness. Participate in Pop-up Art Studios and become part of a growing exhibition of “Better World” art. Plus find fun, engaging and interactive programs for all ages, all summer long. Register for the reading programs starting June 5.

I'm Over 50, Now What?! Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory
Thursday, July 6, 7-8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for some brain-healthy snacks and socializing. At 7 p.m., Dr. Linda Sasser will describe age-related brain changes and how memory works. Learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining and even improving brain function and leave with easy-to-use strategies for remembering names, information and tasks.

In Your Hands: How to Be Your Own Health Advocate
Monday, July 10, 7-8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room
Teri Dreher, RN and founder of North Shore Patient Advocates, will explain how to navigate the healthcare system. You will learn how to find the best doctor or hospital and what to look for, request and avoid when you or a loved one are hospitalized.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30-3 p.m. / Cardinal Room
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois, this program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options and much more.

Healthy Cooking with Chef Susan Maddox
Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:30 p.m.  / Hendrickson Room
Learn about and sample a few healthy alternatives to everyday dining with recipes that add nutrition as well as great flavors and textures. Using clean, healthy and fresh ingredients, Chef Susan Maddox will show you how to satisfy your appetite without increasing your waistline. Arlington Heights cardholders only with one guest.


Build a better world through artistic expression in three unique pop-up art studios at the library this summer. Add your finished creations to the growing display, or take them home with you. Pop-up programs are for artists of all ages, while supplies last.
Origami Village
Dream up an ideal village, and make it come to life in a 3D origami diorama. We will combine our origami creations to create a beautiful group village display. This is great for families, as it is more involved. Please plan at least one hour of participation. 
Saturday, July 8, 1–4 p.m. / Marketplace
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Tag, You're It!
Create graffiti art, with a positive spin. Choose a positive word or phrase and work with an artist to create a colorful, individualized “tag” to represent it.
Sunday, August 6, 1–3 p.m. / Marketplace
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Adults, Family

Get ready for a hip-shaking, head bopping dance party with this Grammy Award-winning duo. 
Date and time: Saturday, July 1, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Family
On the fourth Wednesday of the month, enjoy a screening of an Oscar-nominated film on the big screen at the library. Films will be shown in the Hendrickson Room beginning at 1 p.m.

Hacksaw Ridge-June 28
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor during WWII despite refusing to bear arms on religious grounds. Rated R; 140 minutes.
Jackie-July 26
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband's historic legacy. Rated R; 100 minutes.
La La Land-August 23
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13; 128 min.

NEW: Bilingual Storytime in the Park

Drop by for a 20-minute bilingual storytime and browse in 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.

Les invitamos al parque para escuchar cuentos bilingües en Español e Inglés y para explorar materiales en nuestra biblioteca móvil. Los cuentos empezarán a las 11:15am y durarán por 20 minutos. La biblioteca móvil se quedará por la hora entera. En caso de mal tiempo, se cancelará la hora de cuentos pero la biblioteca móvil todavía estará disponible.

Heritage Park between the playground and Juliette Low School
Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24

Storytime in the Park

Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer. Drop by for a 20-minute storytime and browse in 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. to noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.

Pioneer Park at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez
Tuesdays, July 11,18 and 25 (no bookmobile storytime on July 4)

Frontier Park in the northwest corner of the parking lot
Wednesdays, June 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and July 26

For more summer programs, visit http://www.ahml.info/summer

Hilarious, relevant and poignant, looking out // looking in is a collection of stories that connects issues around race, class, sexuality, age, gender, and self-esteem. The play features the true stories of the performers from Chicago's About Face Theatre and the audience is encouraged to ask the actors about their stories and share experiences. This play speaks specifically to transgender identity, race, and allyship. For teens and adults.
Date and time: Thursday, June 29, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Relive the debuts of legendary vehicles during this fast-paced, visual presentation by Mitch Frumkin. Mitch has spent many years covering the automobile industry as well as the auto show circuit, and has written several books on the subject. During the program, enjoy samples or Ryba Fudge, the official confection of the Chicago Auto Show since the late 1950s! All attendees will be entered to win a pair of complimentary passes to the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show, February 10-19, 2018.

Date and time: Thursday, June 29, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Celebrate the return of David Lynch’s cult classic show with trivia and cherry pie. Bring a team (groups of 2-5) or arrive solo and we’ll pair you up. Want to dress as your favorite character? There’s a prize for that and many more. Beverages and additional food available for purchase. Must be 21 to attend.

Date and time: Tuesday, July 11, 8–9 p.m.
Location: Peggy Kinnane’s, 8 N. Vail Ave.


Feeling strapped for cash? Dave Gehrke from Village Bank and Trust and Sonia Ivanov from Northwest Compass will help people of all ages to develop a personal budget, create a spending and saving plan and offer tips on how to successfully execute it.

Date and time: Tuesday, July 11, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room


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