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LEGO® Art+Science=Architecture
 
Stop by the library during March and April to see an exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO® bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.

 
Date: March 1-April 30
Location: First Floor
 
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Learn to sing like a pro! Teachers from School of Rock will work with teens on how to sing into a microphone to make vocal recordings that sound great, and show tips for editing vocal tracks to sound their very best. Come with a song you want to sing, and leave with an awesome recording of you singing that song. This is a great chance for you to perfect the vocal tracks for Battle of the Recorded Band submissions! For teens grades 7-12. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 1-5 p.m.
Location: The Studio
 


Adults, Teen
 
Do you struggle when someone asks, “So, what do YOU do?” Simply put, a smart elevator pitch makes a good impression. An expert from ResuMAYDAY will work with you to craft a compelling, clearly-defined pitch and provide insider tips on public speaking and methods to develop your personal delivery style.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, business
 
Social media is a marketing tool your business needs to master, but it takes more time than you would like. Come learn how to use Hootsuite to schedule your posts and save time.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 10, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Business Center
 


Adults, business
 
Who better to help us navigate the world of March Madness than Comcast sportscaster, Luke Stuckmeyer? Luke has won many awards in the broadcasting field and was one of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team. After a brief presentation about NCAA March Madness, he will answer questions and even give you some of his hot picks.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 


Adults

Kevin Chapman, the MadPiper, will introduce you to the history of the pipes and the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world. He will give a demonstration and display of the regalia surrounding them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults

When John Mazurek, a member of local knitting club that meets weekly at the library, moved away last December, his leaving inspired the group to become crafty in more ways than one.
 
“We wanted to stay in touch with John, and we knew the library offers all types of technology classes, " says Margaret Balazs, one of fifteen women who make up the remainder of the class. “So on a whim I called and asked, ‘Can you teach us how to Skype?’”
 
The answer was “yes.” Through a new library service called Tech à la Carte, Digital Services Manager Amy Pelman scheduled a Skype class just for them in the Training Center.
 
“How are the socks coming along,” the ladies joked when their tutorial resulted in a Skype connection with John more than 2,000 miles away in Salem, Oregon.  Screen to screen, the friends caught up, and John even gave them a tour of his new home using his laptop camera. "This is so fun,” said Arlington Heights resident Anna Sayles.
 

One week later, the group was back to their usual library meeting place, Conference Room H. Yarn, knitting needles and as hoped for, John in attendance via Skype.

 
 
Does Tech à la Carte work for your group?

• Designed for groups of 4–12 people
• Must be scheduled by an Arlington Heights cardholder, other participants need not be
• Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance
• Classes available on 60+ tech topics
 
If interested in a small group tech class, please call 847-506-2674.
 


 
 
First graders became dragon masters in our first Junior Maker Challenge.  Inspired by stories of castles and dragons, they put their imaginations to work.  Take a look at their medieval creations!
 


Kids' World

Inklings is a creative writing club for teens. We discuss various types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. This month's topic is humor. For teens in grades 7-12.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Teen
 
Come create a fun and fluffy St. Patrick's Day craft. Master the basics of needle felting, and walk away with your own awesome "sheepscape" in a jar. All materials provided.
 
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults

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