What's Up at the Library?
An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings. Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
When your book group is looking for the next book to read, come to the Library. We have sets of books that you can check out for six weeks at a time, so everyone will have time to read them. You can browse the collection yourself. Come in and see which titles we have, page through the books and read the blurbs on the cover before you make your choice. The book sets are located behind the elevators on the first floor just before you enter Kids' World. You can check out all of the books yourself, or tell your club members to call the library or reserve a book online. See the complete list of titles with links to the catalog and information about each book.
Test your knowledge by participating in our new trivia contest on Facebook. Beginning June 21, we will post a trivia question each Monday for the next eight weeks. The first person each week to answer correctly will get a $10 gift card. Winners can choose from an assortment of gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Subway, Panera, Best Buy and more. If you are not already a fan of the Library on Facebook, sign up and take the challenge!
Date and time: Friday, August 20, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room We're gearing up for our 4th Annual Teen Film Fest! Make your own movie. It can be anything - a ridiculous comedy, a film about your life, a horror short film ... anything! Be creative and have a blast. Borrow your Mom and Dad's video recorder or iPhone and get filming. The top three winning films will be awarded cash prizes, including $100 to the best film. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event, which always makes for a fantastic, insightful experience. Films must be submitted by August 6. Rules and guidelines will be posted on the TeenSpace.
Need help updating your resume? Make a one-hour appointment to have it reviewed. Job counselors and human resources professionals will be available to help. You may email your resume to email@example.com 2–3 days before your appointment. Appointments are available, for Arlington Heights residents, only on June 17, 22, 25, 29 and 30. Sign up online or by calling the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Fridays, July 9–August 27, 1–3 p.m. Location: Senior Center Register for this series of eight discussions that adheres to the national program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Each facilitated discussion will be based on topics selected by an FPA panel. Participants will use a Great Decisions briefings book with in-depth articles on each topic to prepare for discussion. Register online or by calling 847-392-0100. There is an $18 fee for materials.
Drop by for a 20-minute storytime at two local parks and browse in the bookmobile afterwards. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. The bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.-noon; storytime is at 11:15 a.m. Pioneer Park At the corner of Fairview and Fernandez. Tuesdays, June 15, 22 & 29, July 6, 13 & 20 Frontier Park In the northwest corner of the parking lot. Wednesdays, June 16, 23 & 30, July 7, 14 & 21
Date and time: Thursday, June 17, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Chicago Blackhawks' quest for the Stanley Cup is the latest sporting event to electrify area sports fans. Celebrate Chicago sports history and learn more about other great teams from the past with local author Christopher Tabbert. He will relive some of Chicago’s most famous sports moments from unforgettable teams such as the 1908 Cubs, 1919 White Sox, 1985 Bears, 1996 Bulls, and many more that are included in his book, Heydays: Great Stories in Chicago Sports. A great Father's Day gift! Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Tuesdays, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon (Sign up for 15-minute session) Location: Kids' World Desk Young readers ages 5–8 are invited to practice their reading skills at the Library this summer. Come in and read to one of the Junior Library Volunteers. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Friday, June 11, 8–9:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Finals are over. You are looking for a release ... something different. We’ve got it for you, and you won’t stop moving once you get in the door at the Library’s first Techno Dance Party with magnetic new music handpicked by teens. We’ll be raffling off iTunes gift cards during the event. You’ve never seen the Library like this! For teens going into high school in the fall and older. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.