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Local teacher, artist and garden guru Barb Ottolino returns to demonstrate how to create straw and metal frame wreaths using natural materials and seasonal accents. Gather ideas and inspiration to make a wreath of your own.
Date and time: Sunday, October 11, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Festival of Wreaths
This program is presented as part of Arlington Heights Historical Society's community-wide 'Festival of Wreaths.' We are pleased to partner with the Historical Society on this first annual event, culminating with a fundraiser auction the weekend of November 27-29. Join in by creating a wreath or bid on a unique creation. Details and events at ahmuseum.org/festivalofwreaths.htm

Author Cristina Henríquez joins us at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for an evening of conversation about her book, The Book of Unknown Americans, the story of two families and their struggles, challenges, joys and tragedy as recent immigrants to the United States. Following the interview with our special guest is a question and answer session with the audience and a book signing. The Book of Unknown Americans is the 2015 selected title for One Book, One Village, the library's community-wide reading initiative.
Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 6-7 p.m. pre-show reception in Metropolis Lobby includes live music and light refreshments.
Books will be available for purchase and the Metropolis will host a cash bar.
Presentation and Book Signing: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 West Campbell Street
Register beginning October 1. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Each attendee must register individually.
About the Author:
Cristina Henríquez, the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, was inspired by her father’s Panamà-to-U.S. immigration story and other experiences of real people in Delaware, where she grew up. While immigration news makes headlines daily, the nitty-gritty, humor and heart behind the topic have rarely been brought to page. The novel brings to life the varied human stories behind the issues of immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
Henríquez is also the author the novel The World In Half, and Come Together, Fall Apart, a story collection which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.
Cristina’s non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple and Oxford American as well as in various anthologies.
She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries,” has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by author Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.

Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently teaches at Northwestern University.



Are you preparing to file for social security? Social Security is our country's single largest Federal program, and the sole means of support for many retirees and it does offer a high level of flexibility to optimize your retirement income needs. Mike Heatwole, financial advisor with Waddell and Reed, will discuss different filing options available to married couples, divorced individuals and widows. These can often provide monthly lifetime social security payments higher than the standard filing options typically selected. Attendees receive a workbook to keep.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 13, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join Mr. Steve, the Master Facilitator of Fun, for a rockin' musical experience the whole family will enjoy.
Date and time: Monday, October 12, 11 a.m. - noon
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us as Dann and Raymond's Movie Club discuss Coming to America in the Movies.
This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Thursday, October 8, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Finding the education and support that fits your student with special needs can often be a challenge. Influenced by themes in The Book of Unknown Americans, we introduce a panel of local experts that can help connect you to the services and opportunities you seek. An excellent chance to meet experts and join in the conversation with others in your community.
Date and time: Thursday, October 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


In this series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a lively discussion about the hometowns of the stars. Join us for our next installments and screenings:

My Man Godfrey

Date and time: Monday, October 12, 2–4 p.m.
Location:  Hendrickson Room

Join us for a tribute to Carole Lombard and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by screening of her 1936 film My Man Godfrey, also starring William Powell. In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and hires him as family butler. But is there more to Godfrey than meets the eye?
Love Is News
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 2–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Tyrone Power is featured with a discussion of his early years in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taryn Power-Greendeer, daughter of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian, will also be in attendance to discuss her father’s legacy. A screening of his 1937 film Love Is News, also starring Loretta Young follows. A financier's daughter spars with a newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. What happens next?

Interested in making awesome 3D houses on the computer? Come learn SketchUp, a free 3D building software to make a haunted house. Your design may be used to create a spooky haunted house in the HUB! For teens grades 7-12.
Date and time: Monday, October 12, 2–4  p.m.
Location:  Training Center

Adults, Teen
The Hub will be opening early just for homeschoolers, so come read a book,  play video games, complete a DIY kit, surf the web and lots more.  In September, we will have a variety of robots for you to build, program and test out.  Our Teen Staff is here and ready to help. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 14, 1–3 p.m.
Location: The Hub
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This year's One Book, One Village selection, The Book of Unknown Americans, follows the struggles, challenges, and joys that two families who are recent immigrants to the United States face. Discussion will explore the book’s themes of love, the gap between expectation and reality, prejudice and ultimately forgiveness. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
At the Library:
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Discusión de libro en español (Spanish Book Discussion)
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Acompañe a Amalia Palacios en una discusión especial en español del libro El libro de los americanos desconocidos.




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