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displays_blog Do you have an idea for a display? Whether your nonprofit group wants to share its story, or you want to display your artwork or collection, we have display cases that you can use. You can book them for a month at a time. The cases are located on the first floor near the Checkout Desk, in Kids' World and outside the Hendrickson Meeting Room. It is easy to book a case - either online or by contacting Susie Clark at  847-870-3785. Find out more about the cases Learn about policies and procedures for booking displays

museum_blog2 Good News! The Macy’s Museum Adventure Program has been extended for another year through August 2011. Come to Kids' World and bring your A.H. library card to check out a museum pass good for one week. Summer is a good time to explore with the kids, so consider visiting a museum you have never been to before. Remember that your first choices may not be available when you want to plan your outing, but a fun alternate museum will be!  Rules of the program and websites to all participating museums

TeenFilmFestWeb2010Submission Deadline: Friday, August 13, 5 p.m. We're gearing up for our 4th Annual Teen Film Fest. It's not too late to enter 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. 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. Rules and guidelines are posted on the teen website, including a waiver form that must be completed. The film fest will be held on Friday, August 20, 7–8:30 p.m. in the  Hendrickson Room. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

resumeDate: Thursday, August 5 Location: Conference Room 3 on the Library's second floor If you are an Arlington Heights resident, you can make a one-hour appointment to have your resume reviewed at the Library. Job counselors and human resources professionals will be available to help with your resume. Register online for appointments at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Or call the Reception Desk at 847-392-0100. Then 2–3 days before your appointment, email your resume to kambrad3@comcast.net.

Date and time: Tuesday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Can’t get enough of those alluring characters in the Twilight movies? Celebrate the end of our summer reading program at this pulse-pounding presentation of some of film’s most intriguing creatures of the dark with special emphasis on Twilight and New Moon. Watch clips, learn fascinating trivia and history and maybe even win a DVD. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Every day around 2,200 people visit our Library. They come here to look for jobs, get help for their small businesses, check out books, movies, music and magazines, learn to use technology, ask questions and do research, attend programs and much more. Our library one of 16,600 public libraries in the United States. Click here to learn a few of the ways that public libraries stack up and how they are helping meet the critical needs of our communities.

srp_blog (2) Kids: Scare Up a Good Book Kids infancy to entering 8th grade are invited to Scare Up a Good Book. Keep track of your reading to win prizes and a book of your choice. Register in Kids' World or on the bookmobile. Come in to Kids' World all summer long for games, crafts and fun. Teens: Freak Out Fest Come to the Library and enter our ‘Freak Out’ contest by giving us your best scream or your most wicked, disturbing laugh. Read a book and write a review online, and you’ll get a chance to win two $50 iTunes gift cards and a $200 grand prize iTunes gift card. Come bang on some old trash cans and other weird stuff at a one-of-a-kind Recycled Underground Drumming event in July and make your own movie for the Fourth Annual Teen Film Fest in August. Adults: Don't Be a Zombie, Read! There’s no registration. Just submit your reading recommendations, or pick up a form at the Welcome Desk. That’s your entry for our monthly prize drawings. Prizes include gift cards and certificates to local restaurants, theaters and bookstores. Also, share a book and learn more about zombie movies.

Dates:  July 1–July 30 Enter our drawing to be featured in your own READ poster in Kids' World. Email your name, age, and phone number to jlambrecht@ahml.info by July 30 to enter. Winners get a copy to keep for themselves. Sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

chess_club_blog Do you love to play chess? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school-aged children? Then please consider volunteering to facilitate the Library’s Chess Club. Kids’ World sponsors a monthly Chess Club for children ages 5 to 14. Each group club meeting begins with a lesson in how to play the game of chess. This lesson is followed with supervised open play. This is a very popular program that needs a new facilitator. Interested in helping out? Learn more about volunteering to facilitate the Chess Club.

job_search_blogDate and time: Monday, July 19, 7 p.m. Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road Learn how others have successfully transitioned to a new career and incorporated volunteerism. Learn how to identify career options and passions and how to pursue them. Learn how to get assistance with career identification and searches. Bruce Cruz, job transitioner and volunteer; Ann Garoon, career coach, Harper College; and Babara Vlk, business librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be on a panel discussing these topics and more. Register in advance by calling 847-253-5532.

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