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You've read the book and seen the movie. Now, join us for a discussion of John Green's Paper Towns. We'll share what we loved and hated about the book and movie as well as which was better. Need a copy of the book? Stop by the Hub Desk to check one out. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. Each week will be a different activity. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
Dates and time: Tuesdays, July 28 and August 4, 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Marketplace
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Super heroes to the rescue! Just in time for summer reading, DC Comics and Vertigo are now available on hoopla. The Dark Knight Returns, All-Star Superman and Watchmen are among the thousands of comics, graphic novels and eBooks available. With hoopla, you can instantly borrow free digital content, 24/7 with your library card. Read comics, watch movies and listen to music using the hoopla app. eBooks and comics/graphic novels are checked out for 21 days, similar to hoopla audiobooks.
Ready to try hoopla? Create your account using your library card today: Click here to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's hoopla collection.

Adults, Family
Harriet Rudnit, a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will discuss Jewish research challenges, relevant documents, plus important online sources including Jewishgen.org, and Ancestry.com.
Date and time: Sunday, August 9, 1–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Genealogy
Start creating those short films! Make a music video, a killer action film or a freaky horror movie. The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest returns on Friday, August 21 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre beginning at 6 p.m. with a walk on the red carpet. Your film could be shown on Metropolis' massive screen, and we are awarding $300 in gift cards for six different winners. The After Party will have a FroYo bar and live music.
The deadline for all film submissions is Monday, August 10.   Learn more about how to enter the 9th Annual Teen Film Fest including contest rules and guidelines plus take a look at last year's winning films.
The Teen Film Fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

In the spirit of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, enjoy a Southern cooking demonstration and tasting with executive Chef Doug Yeomans, owner of Tarragon Catering. Chef Yeomans will treat attendees to delectable dishes reminiscent of the Alabama setting of Harper Lee’s novel. Attendees will also receive recipes to keep. Samples of both main dishes and desserts will be available to attendees.
Presenter: Chef Doug Yeomans

When: Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Marketplace, Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Register for this Southern food event here.

Also join us for “Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Discussions” on Tuesday, August 18, 10-11:00 a.m. or Thursday, August 20, 7-8:30 p.m. in the fireplace area of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Join us to discuss Lee’s new book Go Set a Watchman. The book begins with Scout’s train ride home and then catches us up on what paths Harper Lee’s beloved To Kill a Mockingbird characters have taken over the past 20 years. Register and pick up the book at the Info Desk any time after July 19.

Presenter: Kelley McCoy

Come to the library to cool off and create craft projects that our teen summer volunteers have designed just for you. For ages 5–10.
Date and time: Tuesday, July 28, 1:30–2 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Kids' World
School of Rock will invade the Hub to teach you how to start playing the mightiest of all instruments - the guitar. Guitars provided, but please do bring your own if you’d like. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Adults, Teen
Music meets reading in this summer's Read to the Rhythm reading program. We have activities planned for all ages so sign up early and join us for a great summer celebration of music, dancing, singing and reading. 
For more information, visit our Summer Reading Program page.
Dates: June 1-August 8
Kids: Celebrate music in all its various styles this summer as you improve your reading skills. Whether it’s attending a concert or making the music yourself, the library is the place to be. Sign up in Kids’ World, online or on the bookmobile. Receive a book log in which to record your reading goals and to keep track of your progress. When you are finished, bring the book log in to the library to select a book of your choice. For infants to age 12.
Teens: This summer in the Hub, each time you read a book, learn a new musical skill, create in our DIY space or come to one of our events, you will earn (and make) badges with our 3D printers, button maker, vinyl cutter and more. Complete all four of the above accomplishments to be eligible to win prizes like iTunes gift cards, musical instruments and the grand prize - a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. For teens in grades 7–12.
Adults: Tell us what you’re reading this summer by submitting a review to share either in person or online. Find out what others are reading by visiting our display in the Marketplace. Each review is your entry for prize drawings. You can submit a review in person at the Info Desk or online at ahml.info/summer. For adults 18 years of age and older.

It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com

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