What's Up at the Library?
Kraig Kenning is an Americana/ fingerstyle/blues singer-songwriter and National Slide Guitar Champion from Chicago. Touring the past 20 years he has evoked comparisons to inspirations such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Jackson Browne and Leo Kottke. Kraig never fails to entertain with his slide guitar expertise and his original lyrics.
Date and time: Saturday, August 2, 2-3 p.m.
Mark really needs a dog, and he senses there is a dog out there that needs him too. He thinks he even hears him barking in the night – calling him. Could it be true? Join us for a discussion of Little Dog Lost by Marion Dane Bauer. Please bring an adult along. Pick up books at the Kids' World Desk.
Date and time: Thursday, July 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
This year we are teaming up with the park district to bring you a summer of reading and doing, both at the library and in the parks. We have activities and prizes for all ages, so sign up today to get your summer off to a great start.
The Sprout Squad is a group of teen volunteers who are planting, growing and maintaining a garden plot at Olympic Park. Stop by the Farmer’s Market to speak with some of the teen gardeners and check out the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor!
Date and time: Saturday, July 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Farmer's Market, Parking Lot S at Vail and Fremont Streets
Come pit your virtual-sporting skills against other teens in our Wii Sports Tournament. We'll have stations for golf, tennis, baseball, and bowling. The highest score for each station wins a prize! We'll also have some fun crafts and snacks. Whether you're an experienced gamer, like to throw invisible balls around, or are just looking for a fun afternoon of friendly competition, come take a swing. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Tuesday, August 5, 4-6 p.m.
Location: The Hub
Learn golf tips from a PGA expert. The instructor will cover the basics of the game and answer all your burning questions. At 8 p.m. try out your skills in a putt-putt tournament; the top three putters win a free game of night golf. Stick around and get a discounted round of night golf for $18 which starts at 8:30 p.m. If you’re staying for night golf, please bring your own golf equipment as you are able, supplies will be limited. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored with the Arlington Heights Park District
Date and time: Friday, August 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Nickol Knoll Golf Club, 3800 N. Kennicott Ave.
Let's watch anime! We'll watch La Corda d'Oro, an anime about a student Kahoko Hino who goes to Seiso Gakuen High School, which specializes in music. Having a normal life until one day, Lili the fairy gave her a magical violin. While watching the show, make your very own decoupage anime treasure box. Cosplay is encouraged. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Friday, July 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
Join us for Up (Rated PG, 96 minutes), Disney-Pixar's heart-warming tale of a retired balloon salesman who takes off on a journey and discovers that it's never too late for fun and adventure. This family movie night is brought to you by our summer volunteers. Enjoy snacks, interactive elements and other special features designed for you by this group of talented teens.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North
One of our goals at the library is to always strive to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home. We are pleased to announce the pilot introduction of Treehouse, a new online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. A.H. cardholders will be able to enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers. Learn more about Treehouse here and get started today.