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The library celebrated all things Harry Potter on Thursday, February 4, with an evening of fun fit for a wizard. Wearing costumes and signature Harry styles, participants soaked in the magic and rolled up their sleeves for Hogwarts-themed activities in the Marketplace and The Hub: Harry Potter Bingo, O.W.L. Trivia, Jumping Frog Origami, a Design a Patronus activity and a costume drawing. Participants visited the Sorting Hat to show their House Pride and stopped by Ollivanders to pick out a wand and the latest edition of the Quibbler. Wizards and Muggles alike enjoyed Harry Potter-inspired treats.

The library's annual Harry Potter Book Night, now in its second year, honors J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and the magic of Harry Potter.

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Are you spending more than you’d like to on gas and electricity? Is your home too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer? Local nonprofits, Elevate Energy and the Citizens Utility Board, are here to help Arlington Heights homeowners make smart choices about energy and uncover savings. Advisors will connect you with utility rebates as well as a network of qualified contractors to help you make the best, most cost-effective improvements to your home.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Flipster magazines are now available to AHML cardholders.
Visit the library's Flipster collection to download current issues of these popular magazines:
Food & Wine
Men's Journal
Real Simple
Rolling Stone
Sports Illustrated
Us Weekly
Need more magazines?
Try our Zinio Collection for dozens of popular magazines.
Need even more?
You can also browse full-text articles from thousands of sources through our research databases | More info.
Learn more about the library's eBooks & Downloads

The League of Women Voters will be at the library to register new voters on Saturday, February 6, from 9 a.m to noon in the Marketplace.
The General Primary Election will be held in Illinois on March 15, 2016. The last day to register to vote is February 16, 2016.
Are you registered to vote? Find out at the Illinois State Board of Elections. Register to vote online or stop by The League of Women Voters' table in the Marketplace on Saturday.
As a nonpartisan political organization, League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information on the League of Women Voters of the Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, and Buffalo Grove Area, visit http://www.lwvah.org/.

Stop in and browse the Friends of the Library's Fab Feb Used Book Sale and see what bargains you can find. You will find a great selection of used books, movies, music, magazines, puzzles and games at great prices. Look for a wide selection of cookbooks and materials on history and British Royalty. On Sunday, a bag filled with books is only $3. Stop by and stock up on some good reads for these cold winter nights.
Saturday, February 6
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room

Sunday, February 7

Noon - 3:30 p.m., Cardinal Room
Noon - 4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room
The Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide gifts (programs, materials, equipment, and artwork) for the library. The Friends sponsor four yearly used book sales and maintain a book boutique (located on the first floor) offering used books and magazines for sale throughout the year.
Electronic devices such as scanners, laptops and cell phones are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will not be accepted. 

The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to an engaging presentation with author Liesl Shurtliff. Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, will speak about myths, fairy tales and legends, where they come from, how they change and what they mean to us today. Doors open with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Liesl's presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Rump and Jack will both be available for purchase.
Author Liesl Shurtliff: Tales Behind Fairy Tales
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.

In advance of Shurtliff's author event, the library is hosting a tween writing workshop with the author.
Tween Writing Workshop with Author Liesl Shurtliff
Do you like to write? Do you love Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Then you won't want to miss this program. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Rump and Jack will be leading a writing workshop just for fourth- to sixth-grade students. In this workshop, she will SHOW students why showing is so effective compared to telling. Highlights include Liesl standing on her head!
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.
Shurtliff's visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library. To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.

As the final season of Downton Abbey draws to a close, Lynn Rymarz will appear as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life living in Highclere Castle, the real home and setting for Downton Abbey. Performance is based on the book Lady Catherine and the Real Downtown Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon.
Date and time: Friday, February 12, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month. This month, join us as we anticipate the 2016 Oscars, complete with ballots and movie treats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Thursday, February 11, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Tax Forms
Tax day is Friday, April 15, 2016. This year the IRS and the State of Illinois will limit the number of physical forms they send us to distribute at the library. Visit our Tax Forms page to check on the status of what forms are available at the library or on order. All forms are available to download from the IRS website at ahml.info/taxforms.
Here are other ways to obtain tax forms that the library does not have:

1. Download the form. Find the form on our Tax Forms page and download it from the IRS website.
2. Make copies of forms, schedules and instructions located in a large binder at the Info Desk.
3. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 if you would like to order forms, instructions or publications by mail.
4. Order forms online here to be delivered by mail.
Free Tax Assistance
Free tax preparation help from AARP tax aides is available in the library to individuals with low to medium income (with special attention to those over 60.)  Appointment times are Monday mornings through February 15-April 11 in the Hendrickson Room.  Register online or call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment.

Join us from your home or office to learn about library and community resources to help get your new business up and running. Tips for keeping the process stress-free will be provided.  Participants must supply an email address at registration to get login information prior to the webinar.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 9, noon –1 p.m.
Location: Webinar

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