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Learn how you can use Hoopla to stream/download popular movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks on iPad/Android tablets, smartphones or your computer.  Please bring your device and know your account information for downloading apps.
Date and time: Monday, August 25, 1:30-2 p.m.
Location: Training Center
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A.H. cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room


Are you ready to get a jump start on the college admission process? This two-hour boot camp will identify helpful tips and suggestions on how to draft a well-organized essay in order to create a competitive college application. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, September 4, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

One Book, One Village held center stage at the Village of Arlington Heights Board of Trustees August 18 meeting. Executive Director Jason Kuhl took to the podium to speak about Ordinary Grace and to invite the mayor and trustees to join in the library's first community-wide reading initiative.  View the presentation here.

In the news
Dementia: Resurrection by Arlington Heights teen Robert Kraybill claimed top prize at the 8th Annual Teen Film Fest on Friday, August 15 at the library. More than 125 film enthusiasts attended the fest which kicked off with a red carpet event followed by the screening of 12 films selected as finalists from a field of 43 entries submitted for this year's competition.
Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire co-judged the event which included short films in the genres of action/drama, documentary, comedy, experimental/animation and music videos. View all of the winners here. The film fest is co-sponsored with the Metropolis Centre of Performing Arts and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.



Come watch an Anime! We will be viewing Fairy Tail, a story about a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla and Natsu who become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild! Between episodes make buttons and stickers of your favorite characters. Cosplay is encouraged. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Friday, August 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Are you a home-based or small business owner located in Arlington Heights? Please take our survey and let us know how the library can serve you better. Complete the survey and contact information by September 15 to be eligible for a drawing for a Kindle, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. One entry per business.


Finding the right college means finding the best academic, social and financial fit. Tom Jaworski will provide high school families with tips and advice on how to break down the lengthy and stressful college-search process. For high school students and parents.
Date and time: Thursday, August 28, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room


Register for August programs and classes. 

Remember to log in before you register. When you're finished, you’ll then be able to view a list of all of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.

Library News

Some say the next doomsday is right around the corner: December 21, 2012. But why this date? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain the science - and pseudo-science - behind the headlines, including the history of other recent “doomsdays,” an odd object some call "Nibiru," and the Mayan calendar.
Date and Time: December 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room-South

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