What's Up at 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

Adults, business
Come in and stock up for the cold winter ahead at the Friends of the Library's fantastic fall used book sale. You will save on thousands of books, music, movies and magazines. Check out the huge selection of books on history, sports, business and cookbooks. Don't miss our silent auction items available for bid on Saturday.
Need help carrying everything home? You can purchase a canvas bag for $5. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. Bills higher than $20 will no longer be accepted.

Saturday, October 25
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Hendrickson Room and Cardinal Room
Silent Auction  9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sunday, October 26
noon–4:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room
noon–3:30 p.m. Cardinal Room


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.

Studio Open Training
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: Monday, October 27, 7–8 p.m.
Location: The Studio
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.


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

Kids' World

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!


Print in three whole dimensions! Learn how to sketch a print job and use the Hub's new 3D printers. We will also sketch and print items suggested by Arlington Heights teens - printing out a symbol of the One Book, One Village book, one plastic layer at a time. For high school students only.
Date and time: Monday, October 27, 1–4 p.m.
Location: Training Center and the Hub

Adults, Teen
In his book Ordinary Grace, author William Kent Krueger focuses on several characters who are WWII veterans. In support of our current troops, an Operation Gratitude letter-writing station will be set up in the Marketplace. Stationary, pens and crayons will be provided. Tips and helpful information for writing letters to the  military will also be available. Drop completed letters in the letterbox. The letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude at the end of the exhibit. For all ages.
Date and time: October 10–December 8
Location: The Marketplace
Drop in

Adults, Family
Join fellow teens in roasting a movie so bad...it's scary! The only thing terrifying is the awful special effects and even more terrible acting, but it will be made so much more fun by great jokes and tasty pizza. Be entertained by the hilarious riffs and jokes from your friends mocking a terrible horror film that will show up right on the screen. For high school students only
Date and time: Thursday, October 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Grab your passport and join other artists as we travel to Mexico to celebrate Los Dias De Los Muertos (Days
of the Dead). You will learn about this joyful holiday and its traditions and still have time to create your own
calacas (whimsical/happy skeletons) out of clay. Vamanos! For ages 8–10.
Date and time: Friday, October 24, 4:15–5:15 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Kids' World

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.

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