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What was Arlington Heights reading in 2014? Check out our top reads based on the number of holds placed in the public catalog in the past 12 months. 
 
ADULT FICTION
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Teen)
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Divergent by Veronica Roth  (Teen)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Teen)
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Teen)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
ADULT NONFICTION
Unbroken by Laura Hilldenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly
The Blood Sugar Solution 10-day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman
Make it Ahead by Ina Garten
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
 
 


Adults
 
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act ends February 15, 2015. The library can provide information resources for individual enrollment assistance. Ask at the Info Desk.
 
Individual Appointments
Register for an individual appointment with a certified ACA navigator to receive help enrolling in a health care program based on your needs. Register at the library's second-floor kiosk or call 847-392-0100.

Appointments are available January 7–February 15:
Wednesdays, 4–9 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 12:30–5 p.m.
 
 
  • Library Resource
Visit Health Care Plan Ratings, a newly released site which allows users to compare all available federal marketplace health plans on cost, quality, risk and doctor availability.
 
  • Fact Sheets
Stop at the stanchion on the first floor of the library across from the Checkout Desk to pick up a copy of a fact sheet to help you understand the changes to health care and how to get enrolled.
 
  • Helpful Links
The official Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace: getcoveredillinois.gov    
Healthcare.gov – the official federal government website for healthcare information: healthcare.gov


 
Let's light up those winter blues. We will be creating our own paper lanterns and making LED throwies to put inside. Decorate your lantern using watercolor paints, or use some tissue paper to create a fun effect. We will also be watching the anime, Angel Beats!, which is about a boy who quickly learns that the afterlife is nothing like he imagined. Join us for a great evening of crafts and anime. Cosplay is encouraged. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, January 30, 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 
 
 


Teen
 
Co-Sponsored with the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
Discover the many interlinking occurrences in our lives that make us who we are as a professional and working contributor. By doing some mental exercises, we can become more aware of what value we bring to an employer, how we developed our skills and how we can use this to target future opportunities based on who we are. Presented by Bob Podgorski.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults, business
 
Learn the gory truth behind ancient medicine and how it has influenced today's medical practices. Monica Metzler, founder of Illinois Science Council, will be our guide through this horrifically interesting evolution.
 
Date and time: Saturday, January 24, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
 
 


Adults
 
Come hang out for an afternoon of hilarious improvised comedy. We’ll split into teams and play funny games where the jokes come right off the top of your head. You’ll be laughing so hard that it hurts! For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, January 20, 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Teen
 
Join us for an intellectually stimulating discussion of Leo Tolstoy and Russian literature from University of Chicago scholar William Nickell, followed by a lecture of the music and choreography of the ballet Anna Karenina. Join us for one or both discussions. Tea and treats provided.
 
Date and time: Sunday, January 18, 1–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
Life Readers Classics Study
Want a more in-depth study? Sign up for our upcoming Life Readers series on Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. The novel will be broken down into six monthly segments, and the course will view various film adaptations. Members supply their own books.
 
Date and time: Monthly beginning Thursday, January 22, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 


Adults
 
Papers piling up at home? Feeling out of control? Professional organizer Lynn Gooding shares tips and tricks for better home organization. Learn how to get your house in order and save yourself valuable time.
 
Date and time: Thursday, January 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults
 
Learn some of the fundamentals of graphic design, including typography, color, balance, contrast, white space and more.
Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Monday, January 19, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 


 
You're a knitter, Harry! Learn how to make a Hogwarts house scarf using a variety of stitching methods: needles, looms and even our arms. We'll also be watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to compare our creations with the scarves on screen. Your scarf will keep you warm, look cool and is a great accessory to wear to Harry Potter Book Night on February 5. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub
 


Teen

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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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