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Presented by volunteers who specialize in genealogy and can help you with your family history research.
Date and time: Thursday, November 6, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. "Watch the Skies - “Sci-fi Films from the Silents to the 1960s" is this month's movie theme.
Date and time: Thursday, November 13, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

November is National Novel Writing Month. Ever consider writing a novel? Join aspiring authors around the globe who are challenging themselves to write a novel in 30 days. Come learn about this writing event, and if you're interested, we'll help you get signed up, brainstorm ideas and get started. During the month, write like crazy - on your own or come in on Mondays between 6–10 p.m. to work on your novel and hang out with fellow future novelists. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Saturday, November 1, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen

We’ve just added American Girl, Better Homes and Gardens, Dr. Oz The Good Life, FamilyFun, Hello! and HGTV to the list of over 100 current magazines we offer online through Zinio, the library's digital magazine service. If you are an Arlington Heights cardholder, you can select any number of magazine titles and have them delivered right to your PC or mobile device. It's free, and there are no returns and no due dates. Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio.

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.
• 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!


Kids' World
New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger took center stage Tuesday night and shared insights about his book Ordinary Grace, the selection for One Book, One Village, the library's first community read. An audience of 200 Arlington Heights residents filled the Hendrickson Room to hear Krueger in an interview-style program led by Info Services Advisor Barb Weiner. Their candid 60-minute conversation was followed by questions from the audience. Attendees also had an opportunity to meet the author during a book sale and signing.
An Evening With William Kent Krueger capped off a day-long visit by the Minnesota author. Krueger also had dinner at the library with Arlington Heights book club members and in the morning stopped by Rolling Meadows High School where he met with nearly 100 students who had read Ordinary Grace as part of their summer reading.

Come celebrate the release of the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid series. Play Wimpy Kid Trivia and you might win your own copy of the book. Food, games and fun for all Wimpy Kid fans.
Date and time: Tuesday, November 4, 4:30–5:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Arlington Heights resident Isabel Frye celebrated her 9th birthday in a very fun and creative way on Saturday, October 25. Her parents planned a scavenger hunt and hid clues at five stops around town including the library. The 10 party goers descended on Kids’ World mid-afternoon and after some quick sleuthing on the computer, they discovered their next clue – a scroll hidden inside a children’s book featuring The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The cryptic message directed the kids to a different section of the library where a costumed Edgar (Isabel’s uncle) presented a very special and theatrical reading of Poe’s eerie poem to Isabel (pictured wearing blue bow) and friends. 

Library News
The rock band Bobglobin debuted its latest music video earlier this month thanks in part to the Studio, the library’s multimedia production lab.  The band’s lead guitarist and Arlington Heights resident Tony Jannotta shot his part of the video at the library using the Studio’s Go Pro camera and green screen.
“The lead singer, Hop Litzwire, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an ESPN producer and camera guy, so he has his own studio,” says Allyson Jannotta, Tony’s wife who assisted with the production. “Usually my husband flies to Little Rock, but since we were able to use the camera and green screen at the library, it saved us from having to pay for the flight.”
Watch the end result featuring Tony on the guitar in Sinistar, a hard-driving rock tribute to the 1982 classic video arcade game.
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.


Come hear the first-hand account of a business journey from home office to a location in downtown Arlington Heights. Janet McCarthy, owner of Lucky Junk, will share how she managed cash flow, how she knew it was time to establish an off-site location and what steps to take when you grow out of your home office.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

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