What's Up at the Library?

Join us from the comfort of your home or office for our next lunch-hour business webinar. The library is much more than books and movies. Come discover some of our best kept secrets, new ways the library serves our business community, resources you didn't know to ask for, and unique services for our business library card holders.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 8, noon –1 p.m.
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Adults, business
Bike Arlington Community Ride
Enjoy a Labor Day weekend bike tour of Arlington Heights in a divided course – a six-mile short course or a 15-mile ride. Celebrate at North School Park following your ride with bicycle safety tips, crafts, prizes and refreshments. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC). Helmets encouraged. For all ages.
Date and time: Saturday, September 5, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. ride
Location: North School Park

Join us for an intimate evening exploring Mexican cuisine. Elizabeth Sierra, niece of restauranteur Javier, has been a part of the family business for thirteen years and will share the stories and preparation of traditional dishes. Enjoy a taste of each dish.  For Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 8, 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: Javier’s Sabor Mexicano, 8 W. Miner Street
A Taste of Mexico is just one of the programs being offered this fall as part of our One Book, One Village community read and inspired by our 2015 title, The Book of Unknown Americans.  See more One Book, One Village programs here.

The Book of Unknown Americans, this year's One Book, One Village title, gives us a glimpse into the stories of families and individuals who have immigrated to America. In this spirit, we’re collecting stories that celebrate our diverse community. Do you have a story to share? Tell us!
Where did your family come from? What is your life like now? How do you celebrate and preserve your family's cultural heritage? Share your own story and photographs online. Get started here.
Then, check back and watch as the collection of stories grows. Get to know your neighbors and learn about the fascinating journeys that others have taken to calling Arlington Heights home.

Our Business Center is open as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon. Join us at 10 a.m. for the following brief presentations:
Sept. 2: How to Take Advantage of a Co-working Environment:
Sept. 16: How to Use Reference USA for Targeted Mailing Lists
Oct. 7: Discover Resources for Lifelong Business Learning
Oct. 21: Show and Tell What Your Business is Doing
Nov. 4: Get resources for Including Images in Your Social Media
Drop in, first and third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon, Business Center

Adults, business
Come for a refresher course in Spanish led by ESL volunteer Amalia Palacios. Teens and adults of any proficiency welcome.
Date and time: Thursday, September 3, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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Want to keep practicing your Spanish or learn another language? Check out Mango. This online learning tool, available through the library's resources and databases, is easy and convenient. 

Adults, Teen
The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest is in the books! More than 160 people came to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to celebrate Arlington Heights' young filmmakers on August 21. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights Arts Commission and Metropolis.
Congratulations to the winners:
Best Overall Film - ‘Checkmate’ by Brandon Martin
Best Comedy - ‘Prop Hunt’ by Jared Culm
Best Experimental - ‘Trigger Warning’ by Kathleen Oku
Best Animation - ‘Over the Phone’ by August Graham, Ben Klicker
Best Documentary - ‘Same Molecules’ by Rhegan Graham
Best Music Video - ‘Geronimo’ by Tess Troschuk
Many thanks to this year's judges, Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire, former Teen Advisory Board president Selena Groh, and Metropolis Executive Director Joe Keefe.
For more photos from the night's event, see our photo gallery here.
To watch all the films, visit The Hub's You Tube page here.

Adults, Teen

In this three-part series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a lively discussion about the hometowns of the stars. Join us for our first installment and screening:
The Awful Truth
Date and time: Friday, September 4, 2–4 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room

Actress Irene Dunne’s early years in the Midwest are featured followed by a screening of her 1937 film The Awful Truth, also starring Cary Grant. What happens when a soon-to-be-divorced husband and wife realize they are both still in love with each other and scramble to spoil each other's chances for newfound romance?
Coming later this fall.....
My Man Godfrey
Date and time: Monday, October 12, 2–4 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room

Join us for a tribute to Carole Lombard and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by screening of her 1936 film My Man Godfrey, also starring William Powell. In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and hires him as family butler. But is there more to Godfrey than meets the eye?
Love Is News
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 2–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Tyrone Power is featured with a discussion of his early years in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taryn Power-Greendeer, daughter of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian, will also be in attendance to discuss her father’s legacy. A screening of his 1937 film Love Is News, also starring Loretta Young follows. A financier's daughter spars with a newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. What happens next?

Did you catch our bookmobile out and about town this summer? It was a busy season for the bookmobile, which served at least 2,220 additional customers through outreach and community events.
The bookmobile attended regular Storytime in the Park sessions at both Pioneer and Frontier Parks. The program was extended to eight weeks, with storytimes and bookmobile visits every Tuesday and Wednesday. Bookmobile staff attribute this summer's great attendance to all that nice weather we had, serving at least 400 customers each month. On one day alone, the bookmobile saw 105 customers at Storytime in the Park events.
Our mobile library also visited four Arlington Heights Park District summer camps each month during June and July, giving campers an extra opportunity to grab a book for some summer reading.
You might have also seen the bookmobile at community events such as Picnic in the Park, the Centennial Park Annual Picnic, Pirate Party at Lake Arlington, National Night Out, Mane Event and Fiesta de Arlington.
The bookmobile will continue to make regular stops throughout Arlington Heights this fall. Click here for the schedule.

It was the Summer of STEM at the library. While school was out, the library was full of children of all ages engaging in science and technology.
Children and parents packed the Training Center for an introduction to 3D printing. Just a short walk away, in Kids' World, a group of toddlers and preschoolers were engineering structures from tubes and connectors in a free-play session. Problem-solving skills were on full display as the hard hat-wearing group of young builders figured out which piece connected where. Nearby, another young visitor played on a felt board featuring honey bees and numbers. As her caregiver prompted her to "count the bees," little did she know, she too was learning through STEM free play and toys provided by the library.
View more Summer of STEM photos here.
Visit our Computers and Technology page for more information on upcoming classes and the Studio - your library's digital media lab.

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