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The library was featured on a segment of WBEZ’s (91.5 FM) Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan on Thursday, January 24. Listen to the ten-minute program, "Curious Suburbs: Discovering Arlington Heights" here.

Get great deals on used books, music, movies, magazines, games, puzzles and more at this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Also look over this complete list of silent auction items you can bid on at the sale.
You can buy a canvas bag for $5 to carry home all of your purchases. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. 
Saturday, February 2
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room
Silent Auction: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, February 3
noon-4:30 p.m. - Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. - Lindsey Room

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive screening of The Princess Bride (PG). There'll even be a contest for the best Princess Bride character costume! Love, adventure, revenge, Cliffs of Insanity, Rodents of Unusual Size – all to be found in The Princess Bride. Costume contest starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.; film starts at 2 p.m.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

While you're here in your Princess Bride character costume, you can also participate in My Reading Valentine. Act out your favorite part in the movie and then create your own movie clip about it. Your video willl air on the library’s web site on Valentine’s Day!All ages are welcome, children under 18 will need a parent or guardian's consent.All ages are welcome, children under 18 will need a parent or guardian's consent.children under 18 will need a parent or guardian's consent. Read more






Learn to set up your own account on Flickr and how to store, organize, and share your photos online with everyone or just friends and family.
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Training Center

Come learn how the library can help you tell your story. Local author Paula Burzawa will talk about her experiences using library resources to write her novels. Then staff member Alex Hoffman will demo the tools available in the Studio and show how to use them to capture your family history or personal story. An optional open house of the Studio will follow.
Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Most of eBay's top sellers use an eBay Store to maximize their sales and profits. eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick will talk about the latest tools and strategies for setting up a successful eBay store and include real-time demos on eBay.com.
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

We're five for five! For the fifth year in a row, the library has received a five-star rating, the highest of Library Journal's national public library ratings. We are one of only 30 libraries across the country to have received this distinction for all five years that Library Journal has named Star Libraries. This award speaks to the tremendous support we receive every day from you, our five-star community! 
See Library Journal's 2012 Index of Star Libraries.

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

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