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"Genius is contagious," writes author Eric Weiner- an idea which proved true as we listened and learned from a group of Arlington Heights School District 25 teachers who gathered earlier today to discuss The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, the selected title for this year's One Book, One Village community read.  Representing three area elementary schools - Greenbrier, Windsor and Olive-Mary Stitt- the teachers had carved out time over the summer to read The Geography of Genius and were eager to be the first in Arlington Heights to share their insights about the book and specifically how its many themes relate to their roles as educators. Here is a snapshot of what they had to say:
"I appreciated the book and found myself taking lots of notes."
"We need to give our kids a broader perspective. Test scores don't tell the whole story."
"When you're moving, you're thinking."
"Too many choices can prevent you from being creative."
"It's important to allow kids to think about things in a different way."
"Just as we need a peaceful world for creativity and genius, we need peaceful, welcoming classrooms where kids can be creative and thrive." 
Learn more about One Book, One Village. Get a copy of The Geography of Genius and join the conversation.

Due to mechanical issues, our bookmobile will not be making its regularly scheduled stops Tuesday, August 23 or Wednesday, August 24. All fines will be waived on items due these days and holds will be saved till the next visit. Stay tuned for updates.

Join us for a before-hours business event. Enjoy coffee and pastries while networking with local businesses. We'll also take a first look at One Book, One Village 2016 and our title, The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, selected by Fortune magazine as one of "3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016." Learn more about the book and the exciting programs taking place this fall.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 31, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, business

Creative entrepreneurs divide their time between right brain inspiration and the left brain task of managing the business. This program is designed with the creative entrepreneur in mind to include practical tips on managing your time, marketing tips and maintaining your muse. Recommended business books will be available for checkout.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 6, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

Adults, business
Genealogist's Guide to Digitized Books
More and more books are becoming available online. Learn the best ways to access materials for your family history research with online books.
Date and time: Wednesday, September 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Register now
Beginner's Help in Genealogy
Presented by volunteers who specialize in genealogy and can help you with your family history research.
Date and time: Thursday, September 8, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Register now
Swedish Genealogy Research Help
Do you have Swedish ancestors? Kathy Meade, who has more than seven years experience helping people trace their Swedish ancestry, will be available to help you with your Swedish research. Kathy can also direct you to additional Swedish research resources. Please come with your research questions to learn more about your Swedish heritage.
Date and times: Wednesday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Genealogy Appointments are held in the Shackley Room, on the first floor of the library.
Click to sign up for available appointments.
Genealogy Lineage and Ethnic Societies Fair
Part of genealogy research is contacting lineage and ethnic societies. Come join us for a day of information and networking with members of various lineage and ethnic societies
Date and time: Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Drop in - No registration required
Learn How to Digitize Your Slides and Photos
Learn about scanning your old slides or photos onto a computer and how to add them to the Arlington Heights Home Sweet Home project. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Date and time: Monday, September 26, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Training Center

Register beginning September 1 


Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets monthly on the first Thursday. We discuss types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. We'll continue to prep our NaNoWriMo novels so we can hit the ground running in November. For teens in grades 7–12.
Dates and time: Thursdays, September 1 and October 6, 4–6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
To prepare for the start of the school year, nearly 40 new teachers to Arlington Heights School District 25 visited the library on August 18 and learned firsthand about resources available to teachers, how to request classroom materials and about upcoming library programs that will enhance student learning beyond the classroom. 
Following a before-hours tour of the library, District 25 Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein welcomed the group to the Hub where they also heard  a special presentation by the library's School Services Coordinator (K-8) Julie Jurgens. The teachers participated in two breakout sessions and also had time to explore on their own to learn about services like 3D printing and educational databases.
This is the third year that District 25 partnered with the library as part of their new teacher orientation. District 25 is comprised of seven elementary schools and two middle schools in Arlington Heights. The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 29. 

It’s never too early to start reading to babies, toddlers and preschoolers to help develop early literacy skills. Research shows children become readers on the lap of a caring adult and the more books children ages 0-5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read later on.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program for young children that began at the library in September 2014. Last year 38 area preschools and 702 individuals participated. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register here or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting.
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes.
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten.
• Find more details at ahml.info/1000books.

How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.

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