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Listen to the 19th-century tales of the Brothers Grimm as originally intended for adults, transformed through Judith Heineman's and Dan Marcotte's 21st-century interpretations. The dramatic retellings are accompanied by music played on the 16th-century Renaissance lute. Some take the form of ballads set to 16th-century French and English tunes.
Location: Hendrickson Room
The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to a very special evening with Gregory Maguire, the best-selling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Through The Wicked Years novels, best-selling Confession of an Ugly Stepsister and his newest novel, After Alice, Maguire puts his unique own twist on classic tales.
Though best known as a fantasy writer, Maguire has also written children's novels, picture books, science fiction and historical fiction. Learn about his combined talents for writing and performance in this intimate exploration of imagination with the author. Arlington Heights cardholders can register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1. Registration opens to non-cardholders on February 22, as space permits. Doors will open with a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow his presentation.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 9, 7–9 p.m. / Doors open with pre-show reception at 6 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell
Registration: Register beginning February 1, Arlington Heights cardholders only. Registration opens to non-cardholders, as space permits, beginning February 22.
Maguire’s visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library.
To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.
Book Discussion: After Alice
Date and Time: Monday, February 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
In advance of Shurtliff's author event, the library is hosting a tween writing workshop with the author.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. AND noon-1 p.m.
For high school students only.
The library's annual Harry Potter Book Night, now in its second year, honors J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and the magic of Harry Potter.
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