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The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to a very special evening with Gregory Maguire, the best-selling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Through The Wicked Years novels, best-selling Confession of an Ugly Stepsister and his newest novel, After Alice, Maguire puts his unique own twist on classic tales.

Though best known as a fantasy writer, Maguire has also written children's novels, picture books, science fiction and historical fiction. Learn about his combined talents for writing and performance in this intimate exploration of imagination with the author. Arlington Heights cardholders can register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1. Registration opens to non-cardholders on February 22, as space permits. Doors will open with a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow his presentation.

 
An Evening with Gregory Maguire
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 9, 7–9 p.m. / Doors open with pre-show reception at 6 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell
Registration: Register beginning February 1, Arlington Heights cardholders only. Registration opens to non-cardholders, as space permits, beginning February 22.

Maguire’s visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library.

To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.

 
In advance of Maguire's evening event, the library will hold a discussion of his new book, After Alice.

Book Discussion: After Alice
Date and Time: Monday, February 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance? Join us for a discussion of Gregory Maguire's imaginative new work of fiction.
 


Adults, Teen
 
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 on the third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
 
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. – Join us for networking followed by a short presentation at 10 a.m.
Topic: Demonstration of our Reference USA database for targeted mailing lists and demographics research
 
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Adults, business
 
The federal government hires employees in every field of work. To be among the top candidates for a federal opening you will need to alter your approach significantly. Nancy Segal, a Master Federal Career Coach and author, will share her expertise in this presentation. Learn how to find opportunities, determine if you are qualified, and complete the documents necessary to apply for a position.
 
Date and Time: Monday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 


Adults, Jobs
 
Movie Screening: The Princess Bride 
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 13, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Join us for a movie viewing experience of the cult classic, The Princess Bride. As Peter Falk says in the movie, this flick has a little something for everyone! "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles" and comedy, too. Feel free to wear pajamas and bring blankets to lay on. Or feel free to sit in a chair, too. Movie Running Time: 98 Minutes
 


Adults, Family, Teen
 
The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to an engaging presentation with author Liesl Shurtliff. Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, will speak about myths, fairy tales and legends, where they come from, how they change and what they mean to us today. Doors open with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Liesl's presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Rump and Jack will both be available for purchase.
 
Author Liesl Shurtliff: Tales Behind Fairy Tales
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.

In advance of Shurtliff's author event, the library is hosting a tween writing workshop with the author.
 
Tween Writing Workshop with Author Liesl Shurtliff
Do you like to write? Do you love Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Then you won't want to miss this program. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Rump and Jack will be leading a writing workshop just for fourth- to sixth-grade students. In this workshop, she will SHOW students why showing is so effective compared to telling. Highlights include Liesl standing on her head!
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.
 
Shurtliff's visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library. To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.
 
 


 
Grimm's Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales
What really happened after Sleeping Beauty was awakened by the Prince's kiss? "Happily ever after..." was only relative - and what relatives inhabit these lurid tales!

Listen to the 19th-century tales of the Brothers Grimm as originally intended for adults, transformed through Judith Heineman's and Dan Marcotte's 21st-century interpretations. The dramatic retellings are accompanied by music played on the 16th-century Renaissance lute. Some take the form of ballads set to 16th-century French and English tunes.

 
Date and time: Friday, February 18, 8-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
This program is sponsored by Illinois Humanities. This event is part of the library's Fairy Tale program series.
 
 


Adults
 
As the final season of Downton Abbey draws to a close, Lynn Rymarz will appear as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life living in Highclere Castle, the real home and setting for Downton Abbey. Performance is based on the book Lady Catherine and the Real Downtown Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon.
 
Date and time: Friday, February 12, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
4TH ANNUAL TEEN JOB FAIR
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Teens who are interested in part time jobs can come to this Job Fair where local businesses will have applications and information on working for their companies.
Drop-in. 
No Library Card Required.
 
TEEN RESUME AND INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. AND noon-1 p.m. 
Location: Board Room
Prepare for employment and college admission interviews at this resume and interview workshop. Learn how to craft a resume that highlights marketable skills and tips to put your best foot forward.
For high school students only.
No Library Card Required. 
 
 


Adults, Teen
 
The library celebrated all things Harry Potter on Thursday, February 4, with an evening of fun fit for a wizard. Wearing costumes and signature Harry styles, participants soaked in the magic and rolled up their sleeves for Hogwarts-themed activities in the Marketplace and The Hub: Harry Potter Bingo, O.W.L. Trivia, Jumping Frog Origami, a Design a Patronus activity and a costume drawing. Participants visited the Sorting Hat to show their House Pride and stopped by Ollivanders to pick out a wand and the latest edition of the Quibbler. Wizards and Muggles alike enjoyed Harry Potter-inspired treats.

The library's annual Harry Potter Book Night, now in its second year, honors J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and the magic of Harry Potter.



Adults, Family
 
Flipster magazines are now available to AHML cardholders.
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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