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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 reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register online at ahml.info/1000books or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten. 
• Find more details at ahml.info/1000books
 

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!

 
How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.


 
Harriet Rudnit, a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will discuss Jewish research challenges, relevant documents, plus important online sources including Jewishgen.org, and Ancestry.com.
 
Date and time: Sunday, August 9, 1–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 


Adults, Genealogy
 
Join us from your home or office for lunch-hour business webinars. In this first webinar get an overview of what to include as you build your social media presence and marketing platform. We will share hands-on examples and techniques for keeping it organized and simple. Participants must provide an email address to get login details prior to the webinar.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, August 11, noon–1 p.m.
 


Adults, business
 
Join us as we celebrate the launch of One Book, One Village and our 2015 selected title, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.
 
Mane Event
Join us at Arlington Heights biggest block party! Visit our booth for a chance to win a free copy of the book.
 
Date and time: Friday, August 7, 5–8 p.m.
Location: Downtown Arlington Heights, Vail Ave. and Campbell Street
 
 
Library Launch Party
The celebration continues. Drop in and learn about exciting ways to participate in this community-wide initiative. Learn about the Our Stories exhibit, upcoming programs and numerous ways you can participate and share your story.
 
Date and time: Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 

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ABOUT ONE BOOK, ONE VILLAGE
The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in the September/October newsletter.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives struggles, challenges, joys, and tragedy as recent immigrants to the United States. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the sacrifices and challenges immigrants face along this journey.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com


Adults
 
It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com


 
Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
 
Dates and time: Tuesday, August 4, 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Library summer book sale this Saturday and Sunday!
 
Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Children's Books in the Cardinal Room and other materials in the Hendrickson Room.
Sunday, August 2, Noon - 4:30 p.m.: $3 a bag on Sunday in the Hendrickson Room. Children's sale ends at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
 
A list of silent auction items available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday can be viewed here.


 
You've read the book and seen the movie. Now, join us for a discussion of John Green's Paper Towns. We'll share what we loved and hated about the book and movie as well as which was better. Need a copy of the book? Stop by the Hub Desk to check one out. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 


Teen
 
Super heroes to the rescue! Just in time for summer reading, DC Comics and Vertigo are now available on hoopla. The Dark Knight Returns, All-Star Superman and Watchmen are among the thousands of comics, graphic novels and eBooks available. With hoopla, you can instantly borrow free digital content, 24/7 with your library card. Read comics, watch movies and listen to music using the hoopla app. eBooks and comics/graphic novels are checked out for 21 days, similar to hoopla audiobooks.
 
Ready to try hoopla? Create your account using your library card today: Click here to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's hoopla collection.


Adults, Family
 
Start creating those short films! Make a music video, a killer action film or a freaky horror movie. The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest returns on Friday, August 21 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre beginning at 6 p.m. with a walk on the red carpet. Your film could be shown on Metropolis' massive screen, and we are awarding $300 in gift cards for six different winners. The After Party will have a FroYo bar and live music.
 
The deadline for all film submissions is Monday, August 10.   Learn more about how to enter the 9th Annual Teen Film Fest including contest rules and guidelines plus take a look at last year's winning films.
 
The Teen Film Fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.


Adults

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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
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