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Trenton Lee Stewart, the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series, will appear at a special author event at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on October 5. His new book, The Secretkeepers, is another thrilling tale of adventure and courage, with a magical watch, a string of secrets, and a race against time. Trenton will talk about his books, the writing life, and much more. Copies of all his books will be available for purchase. Trenton's presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the book signing. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments and book purchases.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room 

Adults, Family

Join David Wylly of Medicare Solutions Network for an informative session on Medicare coverage. David will discuss supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage and cost-saving strategies.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 4, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Building da Vinci
We're taking a page from Leonardo da Vinci's famous notebook and bringing one of his most innovative ideas and inventions to life - his ingenious catapult. No records exist of this more refined catapult actually being built during Leonardo's lifetime, and only a handful of contemporary enthusiasts have attempted to reconstruct it. Local artists and engineers Matthew McKee and Jonathan Boley have conquered the challenge. Visit our custom model for a glimpse into the world of da Vinci.
This exhibit is part of our third annual One Book, One Village community read and this year's selection, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner. The book explores why creative genius happened at a certain time and at a certain place and celebrates the creative genius in all of us. Learn more about the book here. 

MONDAY: Try It Yourself
Drop in Monday, October 3, 3:30-5 p.m., First floor of the library
Take a turn launching things in the library and try out da Vinci's design for yourself.  Launch rubber duckies, marshmallows, ping pong balls, foam pigs, foam lightbulbs - the possibilities are endless!

More "Try It Yourself" Sessions
Saturday, October 8, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Monday, October 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
First floor of the library
Meet the Makers of the Catapult
Saturday, October 8, 2-3 p.m., First floor of the library
Come meet the people who created the catapult, ask questions, critique it for yourself and of course, launch things!

Adults, Family, Teen
With thousands of colleges in the U.S., finding the "right" one can be a daunting task. Learn about types of colleges and how to identify what you're looking for in a school. Explore your options and find the right college for you. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, October 6, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

On September 20, Marianthi Thanopoulos of Arlington Heights was sworn in as the newest member of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees. She will serve until the next general election on April 4, 2017.
Thanopoulos is the Community Engagement Liaison for the Village of Mount Prospect and a documentary producer. She obtained a Masters of Arts in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from DePaul University. She formerly served as a communication and marketing liaison for the Evanston Public Library and describes herself as an “avid reader” who “deeply understands the value that people place on Library services, programs, events and community outreach.”
The seven-member Board of Library Trustees sets the library’s tax levy and budget as well as library policies. Trustees are elected for six-year terms.

"It's a book about ideas," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl as he spread the word at Monday night's Village board meeting about the library's third annual One Book, One Village community read. Presenting to Mayor Tom Hayes and the village trustees, Kuhl invited all of Arlington Heights to read this year's book choice, The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, which explores why creative genius flourishes at specific places and at specific times. The mayor in turn thanked Kuhl and the library "for your dedication in developing more geniuses in the village of Arlington Heights."
Check out a copy of the book today. Then join us for An Evening with Author Eric Weiner on Thursday, November 3 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room. Registration opens on October 1.

Publishing Your Genealogical Writing
Join us for a panel discussion regarding the publishing process for genealogical writing. Learn what has worked, what they would have done differently, and platforms used to self-publish.
Date and time: Saturday, October 8, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Job Seekers: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applying Online
Not all resumes are created equal. Speaker Bruce Bennett's presentation will cover building the elements of your resume. Learn how to take advantage of all the features when uploading a job application to a company's applicant tracking system.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets monthly on the first Thursday. We discuss types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. We'll continue to prep our NaNoWriMo novels so we can hit the ground running in November. For teens in grades 7–12.
Dates and time: Thursday, October 6, 4–6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
Join Financial Consultant Mark Sommerville to learn the importance of estate planning for everybody, no matter your net worth or financial circumstance. Mark will share uses of different types of trusts, the importance of a will, and dive deeper into case studies showing how a lack of estate planning can impact heirs.

Date and time: Thursday, September 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


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