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Join us for an entertaining all-ages event this weekend! Allow Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre to take you on an interactive journey from the USA to West Africa. The richness of the African culture is revealed through performance, featuring a broad range of dance dialects and styles with joy, high spirits and excitement. Enjoy folk stories too. All ages invited.
Date and time: Sunday, October 18, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
About Bi-Okoto
Members of the group envision a world where individuals, families and communities take pride in their cultural heritage while appreciating the cultural expression of others. Their mission is to preserve, promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance, food, languages and other arts.
Bi-Okoto currently tour and perform in 48 states in the US. The artists have also toured internationally representing Nigeria in South Korea's Youth Festival; Presidential welcomes in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and France; and was selected by the United States Armed Forces Entertainment for five-week military tours in the United Kingdom, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium where seven artists performed for troops on American and United Nation bases, in honor of Black History Month from 2003-2005.
This non-profit multicultural performing arts organization has operated since 1994 and is based in Ohio.

Are you preparing to file for social security? Social Security is our country's single largest Federal program, and the sole means of support for many retirees and it does offer a high level of flexibility to optimize your retirement income needs. Mike Heatwole, financial advisor with Waddell and Reed, will discuss different filing options available to married couples, divorced individuals and widows. These can often provide monthly lifetime social security payments higher than the standard filing options typically selected. Attendees receive a workbook to keep.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 13, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Seniors
Due to the bookmobile's participation in the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services national gathering on Thursday, October 15, the bookmobile will not make its regularly scheduled stops that day. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 847-392-0100 or check our website for the bookmobile schedule.

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:
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
Save the date for the Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's Fantastic Fall Used Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25 at the library. Selected items will be featured in a silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The sale times are as follows:
Saturday, October 24 
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room

Sunday, October 25

Noon - 4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room
Noon - 3:30 p.m., Cardinal Room
A listing of silent auction books can be found in the Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library newsletter.
No electronic devices (e.g., scanners, laptops, cell phones, etc.) will be allowed at the sales.
No bills over $20 will be accepted. Checks will be accepted.
Book sales take place four times per year in the Hendrickson Meeting Room on the library's second level and in the Cardinal Room on the first level for children's books.
The Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide gifts (programs, materials, equipment, and artwork) for the library. The Friends sponsor four yearly used book sales and maintain a book boutique (located on the first floor) offering used books and magazines for sale throughout the year.

Give your mind and body a break with a calming yoga practice! Experience the benefits of this ancient discipline that involves stretching, balancing, and meditating. No experience necessary - all levels welcome. Please bring a signed copy of the Pulsation Yoga New Student Profile form to the program. Print copies available at the Hub desk.
Date and time: Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

For teens grades 7-12.

Adults, Teen
Finding the education and support that fits your student with special needs can often be a challenge. Influenced by themes in The Book of Unknown Americans, we introduce a panel of local experts that can help connect you to the services and opportunities you seek. An excellent chance to meet experts and join in the conversation with others in your community.
Date and time: Thursday, October 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Family
People in transition often consider temporary employment as a way to supplement their income while seeking full-time opportunities. There are other significant benefits beyond income. However, understanding the processes temp firms use, how it impacts your unemployment benefits, agreement language, and how employers work with temp firms will help you to set expectations and succeed in temporary work.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Presenter: Bob Podgorski
Co-Sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights.
No Library Card Required

Adults, Jobs
The Hub will be opening early just for homeschoolers, so come read a book,  play video games, complete a DIY kit, surf the web and lots more.  In September, we will have a variety of robots for you to build, program and test out.  Our Teen Staff is here and ready to help. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 14, 1–3 p.m.
Location: The Hub
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Author Cristina Henríquez joins us at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for an evening of conversation about her book, The Book of Unknown Americans, the story of two families and their struggles, challenges, joys and tragedy as recent immigrants to the United States. Following the interview with our special guest is a question and answer session with the audience and a book signing. The Book of Unknown Americans is the 2015 selected title for One Book, One Village, the library's community-wide reading initiative.
Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 6-7 p.m. pre-show reception in Metropolis Lobby includes live music and light refreshments.
Books will be available for purchase and the Metropolis will host a cash bar.
Presentation and Book Signing: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 West Campbell Street
Register now. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Each attendee must register individually.
About the Author:
Cristina Henríquez, the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, was inspired by her father’s Panamà-to-U.S. immigration story and other experiences of real people in Delaware, where she grew up. While immigration news makes headlines daily, the nitty-gritty, humor and heart behind the topic have rarely been brought to page. The novel brings to life the varied human stories behind the issues of immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
Henríquez is also the author the novel The World In Half, and Come Together, Fall Apart, a story collection which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.
Cristina’s non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple and Oxford American as well as in various anthologies.
She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries,” has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by author Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.

Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently teaches at Northwestern University.




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