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Transport yourself into the world of technological espionage and vanguard science in William Gibson’s bold novel, Neuromancer. This Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick award winner launched an innovative era in science fiction.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, February 10, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace area
 
 
Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100.


Adults
 
The family of talented cook Hassan Kadam has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India, the Kadams arrive in France. A chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspire Papa Kadam to set up aan Indian restaurant there. This puts the Kadams in direct competition with Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street. Rated PG, 122 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Friday, January 30, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
What was Arlington Heights reading in 2014? Check out our top reads based on the number of holds placed in the public catalog in the past 12 months. 
 
ADULT FICTION
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Teen)
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Divergent by Veronica Roth  (Teen)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Teen)
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Teen)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
ADULT NONFICTION
Unbroken by Laura Hilldenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly
The Blood Sugar Solution 10-day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman
Make it Ahead by Ina Garten
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
 
 


Adults
 
Kraig Kenning is an Americana/ fingerstyle/blues singer-songwriter and National Slide Guitar Champion from Chicago. Touring the past 20 years, he has evoked comparisons to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Jackson Browne and Leo Kottke. Kraig never fails to entertain with his slide guitar expertise and his original lyrics.
 
Date and time: Saturday, February 7, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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Adults
 
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through the 3M Cloud Library service, using the updated iOS, Android or PC/Mac app. The eAudiobooks play within the app and can be borrowed for two weeks, just like regular eBooks. Simply look for the “Introducing Audiobooks” shelves on the “Featured” tab of the app.  You can also customize your search results to only show eBooks or eAudiobooks.


Library News
 
Get your wand and owl ready for Harry Potter Book Night! There will be something for everyone at this magical event celebrating the world of Harry Potter. Come in costume, and you could win a prize. Muggles only allowed as the guests of a wizard. For children, teens and families.
 
Date and time: Thursday, February 5, 6–7 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room, Marketplace and the Hub
 


Adults, Family
 
Co-Sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
Discover the many interlinking occurrences in our lives that make us who we are as a professional and working contributor. By doing some mental exercises, we can become more aware of what value we bring to an employer, how we developed our skills and how we can use this to target future opportunities based on who we are. Presented by Bob Podgorski.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults, business
 
Learn the gory truth behind ancient medicine and how it has influenced today's medical practices. Monica Metzler, founder of Illinois Science Council, will be our guide through this horrifically interesting evolution.
 
Date and time: Saturday, January 24, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
 
 


Adults

In this new three–part series, learn how to tweak or enhance the color of your current photos, add color to older photos and other tips and tricks for working with color. Working knowledge of Photoshop required.
 
Date and time: Mondays, February 2–16, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 
 
By registering for the February 2 session you will be automatically registered for February 9 and 16. Please plan on attending all three sessions.


 
In recognition of the library's recent five-star rating, Illinois State Representative David Harris delivered a special congratulatory message direct from Springfield to the Library Board of Trustees. Speaking at their monthly meeting on January 20, Harris presented the Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition to Board President Kerry Pearson and Executive Director Jason Kuhl. The certificate reads:
 
"The 98th General Assembly, House of Representatives, acknowledges Arlington Heights Memorial Library in recognition of receiving a five star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries for seven years in a row."
 
The library was one of only 21 libraries in the nation to have earned five stars for each of the past seven years. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. The library's range of programs for children, teens and adults plus specialized services offered in the library's Business Center and Training Center were key in receiving this distinctive recognition.
 
"When I heard about the five-star rating I said that's a real achievement," Harris added. "It speaks well of the board, the staff and overall of the community's involvement. Hats off to all of you for what you do."
 
 
PHOTO: Left to right - Board President Kerry Pearson, Representative David Harris and Executive Director Jason Kuhl.


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