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Join us to discuss the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth. Pick up your book in the Business Center.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 31, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Restaurant, 70 N Vail Ave., Arlington Heights
Refreshments provided.

Shop for bargains and stock up on books for summer reading including fiction for adults and kids and videotapes.
Dates and time: Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Lobby
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Join us for Teen Finals Study Lounge where we will provide brain-powering snacks, laptops and group study areas to help you prepare for finals. For high school students only.
Location: The Hub and Cardinal Room
Dates and time:
Tuesday, May 30, 3-10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, noon-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 1, noon-10 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 3-10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6, 3-10 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7, noon-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, noon-10 p.m.

Adults, Teen
The library will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Watch for the bookmobile in the 98th Annual Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade which steps off at 9:30 a.m. Parade details here. 

"Those Were the Days" host Steve Darnall will transport you back to the golden age of radio with sound clips and stories. Learn about some of the biggest shows and stars from radio's early years, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope and the Shadow.
Date and time: Thursday, June 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Seniors

Join us for an afternoon of coloring, just for adults. Enjoy conversation and a great selection of coloring pages. Pencils and markers provided, or feel free to bring your own.

Date and time: Sunday, June 4, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Arlington Heights cardholders now have access to Kanopy, a collection of over 30,000 films from over 1,000 top producers, such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Stanford Executive Briefings, New Day Films, Cohen Films, California Newsreel, Collective Eye and more. Sample feature film titles include Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, and the documentary Grey Gardens.
Kanopy launches on average 500 new releases per month, ensuring the collection is fresh with the new content. You can watch up to eight videos per month and never need to place a hold. 
The link to Kanopy is on the library's Downloads page or you can bookmark http://ahml.kanopystreaming.com. Once you're there, click on the "Sign Up" link and create your profile (you'll be asked for you AHML card number).

On Tuesday, May 16, the newest members of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees were sworn in. The seven-member Board of Library Trustees sets the library’s tax levy and budget as well as library policies. Trustees are elected for six-year terms.
Debbie Smart Debbie Smart has served as a trustee for six years and has held the positions of treasurer and president of the Board of Library Trustees. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Historical Society, Questers, Kappa Delta Sorority, Arlington Heights Art Commission, St. John UCC Church and the Chamber of Commerce. She was a recipient of the 2014 Hearts of Gold Award for volunteering.
Debbie Smart John Supplitt is the senior director of constituency sections for the American Hospital Association. He has 25 years of experience with staffing of and participating on national non-profit boards and panels. Supplitt has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and master’s degrees in public administration from New York University and business administration from Loyola University of Chicago.
Debbie Smart Christine C. Tangney is a professor in clinical nutrition and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is involved with the American Cancer Society, and provides lectures and demonstrations about healthy eating and cooking to cancer survivors. She has been a speaker for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program. Tangney was elected to a four-year unfilled term. 
Debbie Smart Marianthi Thanapoulos is the community engagement liaison for the Village of Mount Prospect. She is the president of Tharos Productions, a local not-for-profit. She is a past member of Women in Film and has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a member of the PTA and has presented at the University of Chicago. Thanapoulos was first appointed in August of 2016 and served on the Finance and Human Resources Committees of the Board of Library Trustees.

Stop by to check out our new Tween Art Cart. We’ll provide supplies like colored pencils, embroidery floss and duct tape, and you can create anything you want. For grades 4–6.
Date and time: Friday, May 26, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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Upcoming Summer Art Cart Crafternoons:
Date and time:
Saturday, June 10, 3:30–5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 1:30–3 p.m.
Friday, August 11, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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In Growing Up Trans, Frontline takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families. Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. Crispin Torres from Howard Brown Health will lead the discussion following the documentary screening.

Growing Up Trans will be the first film in our new series, A Wider Lens. The series introduces a broad variety of experiences and inspires conversation. Each screening is followed by a facilitated discussion.

Date and time: Thursday, June 1, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/mJln0zn45RQ


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