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The library will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for Easter.

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The time has come to vote for your favorite musical entry submitted to our Teen Battle of the Recorded Bands contest! Each of the six entries (by four different bands) were either recorded or edited in the library's digital Studio. The entry with the most votes wins the opportunity to play a live set at the library. Listen now and vote through April 30. Good luck to all the talented teens who used the equipment in our Studio's production lab to record their music.


At the Friends of the Library's Super Spring Used Book Sale, you will find super savings on thousands of books, music, movies and magazines. Check out the huge selection of cookbooks and books on sports and politics. Check out the list of silent auction items on our website.

You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry your purchases. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will no longer be accepted.

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
Silent Auction 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 27
noon-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
noon-3:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Join us at La Tasca's for a Mom’s Night Out as we discuss author Marian Keyes novel, Rachel’s Holiday. Rachel is working and living in New York City when her love for a good time lands her in the emergency room and costs her a job and the boyfriend she adores. Her family checks her into rehab, where she gains some self-knowledge and a man who might actually be good for her. Discussion will focus on themes of the book such as family, relationships, addiction and denial, so don’t worry about finishing the book. Copies of the book are available at the Info Desk. Refreshments will be served.
Date and Time: Monday, April 21, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: La Tasca Tapas Restaurant, 25 West Davis Street, Arlington Heights

In celebration of National Library Week, April 13-19, we are inviting you to share how you are using the library this week. Maybe you are visiting the Studio to digitize your old slides and photos, or stopping by our Tech Bar to check out an eReader or using one of our small conference rooms for a meeting. You might also be using the library from home by streaming a movie on Hoopla or reading the latest issue of Newsweek using our Zinio magazine service. We want to hear from you! Please share your library experiences with us via Facebook or Twitter.

Need a little help learning how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends? We have tech classes to help you learn everything you need to know about Facebook.  We have tech classes for all the skills you need for business, school and home. 
Facebook: Getting Started - Monday, April 21, 1:30-3 p.m. or Monday, April 28, 10:30-noon
Facebook: Beyond the Basics - Monday, April 28, 1:30-3 p.m. or Wednesday, April 30, 1:30-3 p.m.
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or online. Class descriptions are on our online calendar.
  • All of the above sessions are in the Training Center and are limited to A.H. cardholders. 
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Release your inner animal! We will be creating no-sew animal tails and ears. Create any animal you think of and start wagging that tail!
Date and Time: Saturday, April 19, 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Teen, WereTeens
Community members are invited to attend a “State of the Village” program hosted by the library. Representatives of governmental entities serving the residents of Arlington Heights, including the village, library, park district, and school districts 21, 23, 25 and 214 will give a brief presentation on highlights of the past year and future plans. This event is an informational community update; no official business will be conducted by these governmental boards. It will be broadcast on cable TV at a later date. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Deb Whisler, the library’s director of Communications and Marketing, at 847-506-2613.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

You're invited to stop by the Marketplace during April and view the inspiring artwork from Little City's Center for the Arts. For more than 20 years, Little City's Center for the Arts in Palatine has been dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic expression for individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center consists of a series of studios that focus on visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, the applied arts and time-based media.

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Learn tips on how to strategically use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website through branding and social media marketing.
Date and Time: Monday, April  14, 7-8 p.m. or Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

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