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As part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, kids are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. At our building sessions, we'll provide the cardboard and the tools-- you provide the creativity! Inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade, this annual event is presented by the Imagination Foundation. Come to the library to build – an arcade, a carnival, robots, cars, a spaceship, a maze - or build at home or at school and bring it to the Cardboard Challenge Day of Play. Join us to see what others have built. For all ages, kids through teens and their families.
Cardboard Challenge Building Sessions
Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Drop in
Cardboard Challenge Day of Play
Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Drop in

Adults, Family
Seal coating and striping of the library's south parking lot is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25, weather permitting. The project will begin with the east half of the parking lot, along Dunton Avenue, on Wednesday followed by the west half of the lot, along Vail Street, on Thursday.
Thank you for your patience.

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A.H. cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room


This musical storytime is perfect for toddlers who are always on the go. Every session is full of songs, stories, time to explore musical instruments and dramatic movement. Siblings welcome. For ages 1–3.
Date and time: Thursday, September 25, 6:30-7 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Kids' World
Celebrate Banned Books Week by pitting your knowledge of books that have been banned or censored throughout history against that of other teens. We'll have pizza and prizes while we celebrate our intellectual freedom. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Adults, Teen

Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure as we travel to Japan and learn about the people who live there. Taste the food, learn some of the language and make a craft. For ages 6–9.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 23, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Kids' World

Join us to discuss the book, It's Your Business: 183 Essential Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business, by J.J. Ramberg. Refreshments provided.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzaria, 70 N. Vail Ave.
Register online and pick up a book in the Business Center.


Are you interested in using the Studio, our digital media lab, but not sure where to start? Stop in to ask any questions you have about the space or learn the first steps to anything from scanning photos and digitizing home movies to editing a video and recording music. Learn to use our HD camera with a green screen, backdrops and lighting, our DSLR Camera with flashes or our recording booth, multitrack recording, keyboard and electronic drum kit.
Date and time: Thursday, September 25, 2-3 p.m. and Monday, October 27, 7-8 p.m.
Location: The Studio
Register Thursday, September 25
Register Monday, October 27
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.


Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. Here's how it works:

Register here or in Kids’ World beginning September 8.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The library will host a 1000 Books Celebration in May 2015, but the program doesn’t end until your child enters kindergarten. 

Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!


Dementia: Resurrection by Arlington Heights teen Robert Kraybill claimed top prize at the 8th Annual Teen Film Fest on Friday, August 15 at the library. More than 125 film enthusiasts attended the fest which kicked off with a red carpet event followed by the screening of 12 films selected as finalists from a field of 43 entries submitted for this year's competition.
Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire co-judged the event which included short films in the genres of action/drama, documentary, comedy, experimental/animation and music videos. View all of the winners here. The film fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Centre of Performing Arts and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.




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