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Building da Vinci
We're taking a page from Leonardo da Vinci's famous notebook and bringing one of his most innovative ideas and inventions to life - his ingenious catapult. No records exist of this more refined catapult actually being built during Leonardo's lifetime, and only a handful of contemporary enthusiasts have attempted to reconstruct it. Local artists and engineers Matthew McKee and Jonathan Boley have conquered the challenge. Visit our custom model for a glimpse into the world of da Vinci.
This exhibit is part of our third annual One Book, One Village community read and this year's selection, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner. The book explores why creative genius happened at a certain time and at a certain place and celebrates the creative genius in all of us. Learn more about the book here. 

MONDAY: Try It Yourself
Drop in Monday, October 3, 3:30-5 p.m., First floor of the library
Take a turn launching things in the library and try out da Vinci's design for yourself.  Launch rubber duckies, marshmallows, ping pong balls, foam pigs, foam lightbulbs - the possibilities are endless!

More "Try It Yourself" Sessions
Saturday, October 8, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Monday, October 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
First floor of the library
Meet the Makers of the Catapult
Saturday, October 8, 2-3 p.m., First floor of the library
Come meet the people who created the catapult, ask questions, critique it for yourself and of course, launch things!

Adults, Family, Teen
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library, in partnership with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents:
Punk Rock 1977: The Sound of Genius
Date and time: 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 19
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St.
In The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, the selected title for this year's One Book, One Village community read, author Eric Weiner examines the idea of particularly "magical" times and places that result in a creative explosion. In a program specially developed for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, the hosts of WBEZ's Sound Opinions, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, will discuss 1977, the year punk music emerged from London and New York. Punk rock, which has proven influential on everything that's followed, erupted in those two cities out of an uneasy stew of economic inequality, racial tensions, budding anger, and a sense that we all had "no future" -- a time, in other words, not unlike today.
This program will be presented at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in front of a live audience as part of partnership between the library and Metropolis. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Register beginning Friday, September 16 at ahml.info or by calling 847-392-0100.

Sound Opinions broadcasts to more than 120 radio stations across the country and has produced more than 550 episodes. It can be heard in the Chicago market on WBEZ on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit soundopinions.org. For more information on this year's One Book, One Village community read and its related programs, visit ahml.info/onebook.


Publishing Your Genealogical Writing
Join us for a panel discussion regarding the publishing process for genealogical writing. Learn what has worked, what they would have done differently, and platforms used to self-publish.
Date and time: Saturday, October 8, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets monthly on the first Thursday. We discuss types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. We'll continue to prep our NaNoWriMo novels so we can hit the ground running in November. For teens in grades 7–12.
Dates and time: Thursday, October 6, 4–6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
Job Seekers: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applying Online
Not all resumes are created equal. Speaker Bruce Bennett's presentation will cover building the elements of your resume. Learn how to take advantage of all the features when uploading a job application to a company's applicant tracking system.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Author Eric Weiner joins us for an evening of conversation about The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, our One Book, One Village selection for 2016. The book explores why creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times.This interview-style program will be followed by questions from the audience and a book sale and signing. Arlington Heights cardholders only and one guest.
Date and time: Thursday, November 3, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Register October 1


Join David Wylly of Medicare Solutions Network for an informative session on Medicare coverage. David will discuss supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage and cost-saving strategies.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 4, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Trenton Lee Stewart, the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series, will appear at a special author event at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on October 5. His new book, The Secretkeepers, is another thrilling tale of adventure and courage, with a magical watch, a string of secrets, and a race against time. Trenton will talk about his books, the writing life, and much more. Copies of all his books will be available for purchase. Trenton's presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the book signing. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments and book purchases.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 

Adults, Family
With thousands of colleges in the U.S., finding the "right" one can be a daunting task. Learn about types of colleges and how to identify what you're looking for in a school. Explore your options and find the right college for you. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, October 6, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

On September 20, Marianthi Thanopoulos of Arlington Heights was sworn in as the newest member of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees. She will serve until the next general election on April 4, 2017.
Thanopoulos is the Community Engagement Liaison for the Village of Mount Prospect and a documentary producer. She obtained a Masters of Arts in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from DePaul University. She formerly served as a communication and marketing liaison for the Evanston Public Library and describes herself as an “avid reader” who “deeply understands the value that people place on Library services, programs, events and community outreach.”
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.

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