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Celebrate Banned Books Week by pitting your knowledge of books that have been banned or censored throughout history against that of other teens. We'll have pizza and prizes while we celebrate our intellectual freedom. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Adults, Teen

Bring your preschooler to our next Tales for Tots storytime at Mariano’s Fresh Market. This storytime is for children ages six and under.
Date and time: Friday, September 19, 10 a.m.
Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
Register at Mariano's customer service desk or call 847-253-5439. Sign up today. Space is limited.



The Meteors are Chicagoland’s most authentic ‘50s and ‘60s oldies rock-'n'-roll dance band. As part of One Book, One Village, the band will pay homage to songs from this era, including a few numbers inspired by the book itself. Return with the Meteors to a time of Dee Clark, Ray Charles, The Drifters and Elvis Presley. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Date and time: Sunday, September 21, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Celebrate popular foods of the 1960s, including some pretty quirky ones. We’ll cover the popular culture, political and scientific highlights of this great decade and take time for some tastes and samples.
Date and time: Saturday, September 20, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Grandma and Grandpa will have as much fun as the grandkids as we share stories, activities and snacks in honor of Grandparents’ Day. For ages 3–6. 
Date and time: Saturday, September 20, 1-2:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Family

Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure as we travel to Japan and learn about the people who live there. Taste the food, learn some of the language and make a craft. For ages 6–9.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 23, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Kids' World

Join us to discuss the book, It's Your Business: 183 Essential Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business, by J.J. Ramberg. Refreshments provided.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzaria, 70 N. Vail Ave.
Register online and pick up a book in the Business Center.


Are you interested in using the Studio, our digital media lab, but not sure where to start? Stop in to ask any questions you have about the space or learn the first steps to anything from scanning photos and digitizing home movies to editing a video and recording music. Learn to use our HD camera with a green screen, backdrops and lighting, our DSLR Camera with flashes or our recording booth, multitrack recording, keyboard and electronic drum kit.
Date and time: Thursday, September 25, 2-3 p.m. and Monday, October 27, 7-8 p.m.
Location: The Studio
Register Thursday, September 25
Register Monday, October 27
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.


As part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, kids are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. At our building sessions, we'll provide the cardboard and the tools-- you provide the creativity! Inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade, this annual event is presented by the Imagination Foundation. Come to the library to build – an arcade, a carnival, robots, cars, a spaceship, a maze - or build at home or at school and bring it to the Cardboard Challenge Day of Play. Join us to see what others have built. For all ages, kids through teens and their families.
Cardboard Challenge Building Sessions
Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Cardboard Challenge Day of Play
Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
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Adults, Family

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 beginning September 8.
• 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!


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