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The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in commemoration of Independence Day. Please look for us in the Frontier Days Festival Annual Fourth of July Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. in downtown Arlington Heights.


 
Extend your celebration of superheroes and comics in four unique hands-on art studios. On each date, the Marketplace will be transformed by a different visiting artist. Stop by to watch them work, ask questions and try your hand at superhero and comic-themed projects designed for all-ages to enjoy. Explore different mediums and leave inspired to create! Join us for one or all, and drop in anytime during the session. Best for ages 6+.

 
Date and time: Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m.
Presenters: Mary Anne and Steve Dishon
Create pop art, clay self-portraits in the style of Roy Lichenstein.
 
Date and time: Friday, July 22, 2–6 p.m.
Presenter: Paupers Art Guild
Superhero/Manga instruction
 
Date and time: Thursday, August 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Presenter: Johnny Sampson
Drop in for a demonstration of  "gag" cartoon creation.
 
 


Adults, Family, Teen
 
Come to the library to cool off and create craft projects our teen summer volunteers have designed. For grades K–4.
 
Dates: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 1:30–2:15 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
 
Drop in


 
Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer. Drop by for a 20-minute storytime and browse in the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m. to noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.
 
Pioneer Park at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez
Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
 

Frontier Park in the northwest corner of the parking lot
Wednesdays, June  29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27

 


 
Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
 
Dates and time: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
 
Drop in


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Adults

If you need a copy of the book, pick up a copy at the Info Desk.
 
Get Together With Books
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Join us to discuss this quirky and poignant novel about an ordinary journey of an ordinary man.  Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known in his life.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, July 20, 7:30–8:30 p.m
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
Summer Reading Discussion
Watchmen by Alan Moore
This award-winning graphic novel takes on the “what if” questions about when a society no longer accepts vigilante justice. Whether you’re new to graphic novels or a seasoned pro, there is sure to be a lively discussion as we dive into pop culture, the ambiguity of being a hero, and all that is Watchmen. For teens and adults.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, August 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
What’s Better: The Book or The Movie?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Discuss the fantasy adventure novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel and the film of the same name, directed by the award-winning Ang Lee. As the Patel family sets sail from India, tragedy strikes: a terrible storm wrecks their freighter, leaving the teenager Pi as the only human survivor. His only companion? A Bengal tiger who managed to climb aboard the same lifeboat. The two must learn to coexist, adrift at sea, if they are both to survive.
 
Date and time: Monday, August 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
Science Fiction
Redshirts by John Scalzi
When was the last time science fiction made you laugh and cry? Join us to discuss Redshirts, the 2013 Hugo Award-winning novel. Observe the peripheral crew of the starship Intrepid as they tire of risking their lives while the senior officers avoid the danger. Can they figure out a way to survive?
 
Date and time: Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace Area


Adults
 
Join radio historian and Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall for a "super" evening of sounds from the past, featuring some of the many heroes who made their way from comics to radio—and a few who started on radio and went on to conquer the world.
 
Date and time: Thursday, June 30, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Thanks to the more than 600 people who came out on Saturday, June 18 for our first FanCon, a five-hour, library-wide celebration of all things comic and pop culture. All ages turned out, many dressed as their favorite superhero characters, and enjoyed comic-themed activities including meeting comic book artists to participating in drawing workshops, storytimes, DIY crafts, gaming competitions and taking photos with costumed characters from Star Wars and the Ghostbusters. Read more in the Daily Herald or check out the fun on Instagram.


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04/27/2011
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