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Arlington Heights resident Isabel Frye celebrated her 9th birthday in a very fun and creative way on Saturday, October 25. Her parents planned a scavenger hunt and hid clues at five stops around town including the library. The 10 party goers descended on Kids’ World mid-afternoon and after some quick sleuthing on the computer, they discovered their next clue – a scroll hidden inside a children’s book featuring The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The cryptic message directed the kids to a different section of the library where a costumed Edgar (Isabel’s uncle) presented a very special and theatrical reading of Poe’s eerie poem to Isabel (pictured wearing blue bow) and friends. 


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The rock band Bobglobin debuted its latest music video earlier this month thanks in part to the Studio, the library’s multimedia production lab.  The band’s lead guitarist and Arlington Heights resident Tony Jannotta shot his part of the video at the library using the Studio’s Go Pro camera and green screen.
 
“The lead singer, Hop Litzwire, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an ESPN producer and camera guy, so he has his own studio,” says Allyson Jannotta, Tony’s wife who assisted with the production. “Usually my husband flies to Little Rock, but since we were able to use the camera and green screen at the library, it saved us from having to pay for the flight.”
 
Watch the end result featuring Tony on the guitar in Sinistar, a hard-driving rock tribute to the 1982 classic video arcade game.
 
 
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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Sign-up has begun for our Winter Reading Program. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk or on the bookmobile. Keep track of your reading to earn a prize and a free book of your choice. You can read or be read to. For ages infancy–13.
 
Dates: Saturday, December 15–Sunday, January 27
 



What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Come and learn about the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households. Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in English homes in the 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era. Powell’s 1968 book was an inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 


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This popular monthly film discussion program is presented by Dann Gire, the film editor for the Daily Herald and a contributing corresponding critic for Ebert Presents on PBS and Raymond Benson, a film historian and novelist.
 
Each month offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. This month the topic is "Heeeere's Jack!" - The Films of Jack Nicholson. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 



Meet Thomas Edison and learn how his early childhood and natural curiosity influenced his later inventions. For school age.
 
Date and Time: Monday, January 21, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Please note: Due to the popularity of this program, please register each child and adult individually.



View the documentary 9000 Needles, the story of Devin Dearth, who suffered from a devastating stroke at age 40 and underwent acupuncture in China as part of his treatment. After the movie, at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, owner of Ace Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, will discuss acupuncture.
 
Date and Time: Sunday, January 20, 1 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 



Alina Celeste is a kindie music artist who emphasizes folk and traditional songs with a modern twist. She brings an eclectic mix of genres to her performances, from calypso to bluegrass to indie rock. Don't be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing all the way home! For ages 2--7.
 
Date and Time: Saturday, January 19, 4-4:45 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Local resident Jim Niehoff suffered from a stroke at the age of 44 that left him unable to speak, read or write. Come hear about his road to recovery, including how he used the resources of the library's Literacy Office.Chuck Osgood, former Chicago Tribune photojournalist and co-author of Sidewalks: Portrait of Chicago, will moderate.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 15, 7 p.m.

Location: Hendrickson Room

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