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Back to School Summer Sale
Saturday, August 5
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room

Sunday, August 6
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room 
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Inventory must be reduced! The Friends of the Library has an abundance of books that must go. FOR THIS SALE ONLY they will be offering teachers with an educator I.D. a 25% discount on their total purchase. You’ll find outstanding prices on used books, magazines, movies, games and puzzles.

On Sunday, a bag filled with books is only $3!
Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will no longer be accepted. Silent auction items are posted at http://www.ahml.info/get_involved/friends.

Teens, are you an up and coming filmmaker? Showcase your creativity, compete for prizes and earn recognition for your cinematic skills by entering the 11th Annual Teen Film Fest to be held on Friday, August 11. To get started, read these important film fest guidelines.Then check out the equipment you can borrow from the library including a camera slider, DSLR, portable green screen, tripods and Rode shotgun mic. Attend any of our Teen Film Camp sessions or drop in for help at (Open) Training Day for advice and assistance on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. starting June 24.
Friday, July 28- Early bird deadline, a new addition this year. Submit your film by noon on the 28th and receive feedback to improve your film before the final deadline.
Tuesday, August 1-The final deadline for submissions. Learn how to submit an entry and see last year's winning films.

Friday, August 11- 11th Annual Teen Film Fest. Whether you're a filmmaker submitting a movie, a friend or family member who wants to support teen films, or just an interested moviegoer, don't miss out on this very special Teen Film Fest. Meet filmmakers and mingle on the red carpet preceeding the event.

7–9 p.m. – Screening of films in the Hendrickson Room / Register
9–10 p.m. – Glow Party, the official after party held in the Hub and Cardinal Room / Drop in


Adults, Teen
Starting Monday, a construction project will begin at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library to make improvements to its outdoor parking lot, underground parking structure and pedestrian walkways. The goal of the project is to improve safety and accessibility for customers – both pedestrians and those in cars. The renovation project will be completed in phases in an effort to minimize inconvenience. The targeted completion date is late September.

Week of July 25: Light construction on garage entrance (facade). No vehicle or pedestrian traffic disruptions expected. Some bike parking will be unavailable.

Week of July 31: North end of underground parking lot will be closed. Drive-up window will remain open. There may be some disruptions to drive-up window access in the early morning for a few days. A new temporary book drop will be available at Olympic Indoor Swim Center, 660 N. Ridge (off Euclid), starting July 31.


Film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen enhanced by a compelling discussion about the hometowns and lives of the stars.
June Allyson
Monday, August 7, 1–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Learn about her early years in New York City and beyond and watch the delightful 1947 musical, Good News, also starring Peter Lawford.


An inclusive playgroup for children who currently receive therapy services. This unique playgroup offers opportunities for children to play while families meet and find support. Siblings welcome. Please contact the library if your party requires any special accommodations. Facilitated by Beth Deiter, speech-language pathologist. For ages 0–5.

Date and time: Tuesday, August 8, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
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Build a better world through artistic expression in unique pop-up art studios at the library this summer. Add your finished creations to the growing display, or take them home with you. Pop-up programs are for artists of all ages, while supplies last.
Tag, You're It!
Create graffiti art, with a positive spin. Choose a positive word or phrase and work with an artist to create a colorful, individualized “tag” to represent it.
Sunday, August 6, 1–3 p.m. / Marketplace
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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.
Date and time: Tuesday, August 1; 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Join us for films that introduce a broad variety of experiences and inspire conversation. Each screening is followed by facilitated discussion with your neighbors. All films will be screened in the Hendrickson Room from 7-9 p.m.
Before the Flood- Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, August 15
Presented by National Geographic, this film features Leonardo DiCaprio’s journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to witness climate change. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, he searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Needle crafters of all types and experience levels are welcome to drop in to our crafting group. Relax while working on projects and chatting. No supplies provided, although crafters are welcome to share with each other.
First Wednesday, 7–9 p.m. / Fireplace Area
August 2
Third Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m. / Cardinal Room
August 16
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Adults, Seniors
On the fourth Wednesday of the month, enjoy a screening of an Oscar-nominated film on the big screen at the library. Films will be shown in the Hendrickson Room beginning at 1 p.m.
La La Land-August 23
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13; 128 min.


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