What's Up at the Library?
Heading out soon for your summer vacation? A.H. cardholders can choose from over a hundred different magazine titles and have them delivered right to their PC or mobile device for free by using Zinio, the library's digital magazine service. Better still, there's no due dates or borrowing limits to worry about. Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio or we'll show you how at one of our tech skills sessions:
It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over.
Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
Check out the winning films on our Teen page:
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'
BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'
BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'
Come one, come all to the Math Midway 2 Go mathematics exhibit! MM2GO highlights the wonder of mathematics and features six interactive, custom-designed exhibits with hands-on activities that will captivate and engage visitors of all ages. Make your own designs on the Miles of Tiles magnetic wall. Find shapes within shapes using the Ring of Fire. Design the fastest roller coaster using the Roller Graphicoaster. All ages are invited.
We have classes for all of your tech needs and interests. A. H. cardholders may now register for September-October free sessions. Call 847-392-0100 or register online. See the events calendar for class dates and descriptions.
Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Led by a Newberry Library Independent Scholar, this serious group will focus on close textual analysis of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell. For anyone who is interested in studying serious books in a group setting, this group will help participants to understand the classics in context, with each discussion supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information.
This group's members supply their own books. Because of the differences in various editions or translations, it is important to read the editions listed on the supplied reading list. Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Info Desk in the library. Participants may join for all books, or for separate titles. Questions? Call the Info Desk, 847-392-0100.
|September 19||A Question of Upbringing and A Buyer's Market|
|October 17||The Acceptance World|
|November 21||At Lady Molly's and Casanova's Chinese Restaurant|
|December 19||The Kindly Ones|
The Valley of Bones and The Soldier's Art
|March 20||The Military Philosophers|
|April 17||Books Do Furnish a Room and Temporary Kings|
|May 15||Hearing Secret Harmonies|
Join us for this writing workshop with writer and storyteller Jeremy Schaefer as we explore the world of words. For ages 10–13.
Molecular geneticist Stephanie Levi will demystify the science behind love, attraction and everything in between. Learn about differences in the brains of men and women when it comes to love, the science behind breakups and how pheromones influence behaviors. For adults 18 years and older; program will contain adult content.