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Marketing activities help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives.
This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the
small business seeking to gather information that allows them to gain valuable insights from
their audiences that will allow them to move their organization forward.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 15, 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: 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
Drop in
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
A unique playgroup, for children who currently receive therapy services, offers opportunities for play while families meet and find support. Siblings welcome. Please contact the library if your party requires any special accommodations. Facilitated by Beth Deiter, speech-language pathologist.  For ages 0–5.
Dates and time: Tuesdays, September 8 and October 13, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Drop in

Kids' World
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, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more.
Date and time: Thursday, September 10, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room


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.
After submitting your registration you will receive confirmation and instructions for logging in.

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

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.

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.

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