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Starting January 26, visit Chagall for Children, the library's latest exhibit that provides an unforgettable way for children and families to experience the artwork of Marc Chagall.
Chagall for Children features 14 interactive components throughout Kids' World that provide a fun and imaginative way to learn about the art of Chagall and his life through hands-on activities. From creating mosaics to weaving tapestries to using touch screens to digitally alter Chagall's masterpieces, there are plenty of ways to experience and appreciate art in this exhibit.
For many Chicagoans, Chagall is known for his stained-glass art, America Windows, which is one of the most beloved treasures in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. Chagall is one of the most celebrated painters and stained glass artists of the 20th century, known for incorporating personal narrative, dreamlike imagery and whimsical expressions into his modernist artwork.
Chagall for Children is open January 26 through April 7. Play engagement volunteers will be in Kids' World, guiding activities. Look for volunteers wearing a Chagall button and nametag if you need assistance. Sensory-friendly device kits are available by request - ask Kids' World staff for more details. Sensory-friendly exhibit hours are also planned in February - visit ahml.info/chagall for more information.
This exhibit is generously supported by the Friends of the Library and was created by Kohl Children's Museum. It is open to everyone, and especially suited for children ages 2-12. For more information about the exhibit and related programs, or to schedule a field trip, visit ahml.info/chagall.

The library will be closed all day, Friday, March 1, for Library Staff In-service Day. There will be no bookmobile or drive-up window service this day, and the Senior Center's Reading Room will also be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. Library fines will be waived for any items due this day. More information about our hours of operation here.
Most library programs for March will register starting Saturday, March 2. For more information on upcoming library programs, please visit our program calendar or view a copy of our most recent library newsletter.

If you're off of school or work for Presidents Day, stop by the library. We are open until 10 p.m. with lots of good books, movies and music. Plus, it's nice and warm inside! Drop in

John Daly, Certified Financial Planner and President of Daly Investment Management, will review the past year in the economy and market environment, provide a snapshot of where we are now and a forecast from well-known economists and financial analysts for the next 6–12 months.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 19, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

If you're still looking for Valentine's Day gift ideas, look no further than our new Creativebug database. Creativebug provides access to more than 1,000 award-winning DIY classes that are perfect for any occassion. It is also a great resource for patterns, templates and recipes. From painted chocolate hearts to festive holiday cards, there is plenty to learn while using Creativebug, which is a must-have resource for DIYers of all ages. Find out more and beginning crafting today at ahml.info/onlinelearning.

Adults, Family
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is considering the acquisition of 112 N. Belmont Ave. for use as a library makerspace. The property is currently owned by The Village of Arlington Heights.

An informational meeting with officials from the library and village about the proposal took place on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall (Board Room-3rd floor), 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd. The meeting provided residents the opportunity to learn more about the proposed project, ask questions and provide feedback.

Built in 1952, this 8,000 square foot building was the first standalone library in Arlington Heights. Given the library’s history with the building, and the desire to add a makerspace as noted in the library’s 2019-2022 strategic plan, the library is considering the building to house a makerspace that would offer opportunities for hands-on experiential STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) learning for all ages. Makerspaces typically offer tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, embroidery, quilting and sewing machines, and computers for coding and programming small robots. Other communities with library makerspaces include Wheeling, Elk Grove, Northbrook, Barrington, Elmhurst, Naperville, Winnetka, Lake Zurich, Aurora, Algonquin and Grayslake.

Harry Potter Book Night came back and was better than ever on Thursday, February 7 with 596 wizards and Muggles showing up for a fun, spellbinding evening to celebrate all things Harry Potter. Many came dressed up in Harry Potter-themed costumes, ready to take part in all of the activities taking place throughout the library including Diagon Alley, Quidditch matches with Lumos Quidditch, the Sorting Hat and Harry Potter trivia. Harry Potter Book Night is a one-day international event with celebrations taking place around the globe.
A photo gallery from this event can be seen on the library's Facebook page.

International architecture historian Carolyn Armenta Davis introduces the designs of 12 of today's African Diaspora architects. Their architecture includes innovative, award-winning and sustainable designs for schools, housing, churches, hospitals, recreation, transportation, business and medicine.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Learn why LinkedIn can be an important component in your business marketing strategy. A LinkedIn company page can boost your brand's recognition, establish expertise and create key connections.
Date and time: Wednesday, February 20, 1–2 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Adults, business
In spirit of our exhibit, Chagall for Children, the library is showing movies for adults about Chagall's most famous contemporaries. The first artist in the series is Alexander Calder, whose legend and legacy throughout Chicago is on display most famously with Flamingo in Federal Plaza. Learn more about Calder's creativity and work through the film Calder: Sculptor of Art.
Date and time: Sunday, February 24, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


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