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Read Ordinary Grace and join in the excitement of our first community read. Learn more about the many One Book, One Village programs and exhibits planned for your enjoyment, learning, contemplation and inspiration including a visit by the author William Kent Krueger on Tuesday, October 28.
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Pat McCaskey, Director of Special Projects for the Chicago Bears and author of Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships, will share stories about some of the most legendary coaches the game has seen. He will also highlight the story of the Chicago Bears—including his family’s football roots and his grandfather, “Papa Bear” George Halas, as well as those who made the Bears the Monsters of the Midway and those who continue the legacy. A Q&A and a book signing and selling follow the formal presentation.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 16, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets the second Thursday of every month. We discuss various types of creative writing, practice our skills, and share and critique one another's writing. For teens in grades 7-12.
Date and time: Thursday, September 11, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
This month, we'll be writing about ourselves and planning how the club will shape up in the months to come.
Date and time: Thursday, October 9, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
We will be discussing and writing short stories.

Libraries are utilizing some innovative marketing techniques to attract cardholders. Read about a new partnership between the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Arlington Heights School District 25 which has resulted in more than 700 new student library cards.

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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, September 15, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Training Center
Register (A.H. cardholders only)

It’s not about the freezing cold ice bucket – it’s about a cool way to pour donations into ALSA.org.  Accepting the ALS Challenge are Jason Kuhl, Executive Director, and Daisy Porter-Reynolds, Deputy Director of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

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


Presented by 26-year “video veteran” Irwin Myers, president of Video One Productions, this information-rich workshop will show you what it takes to make a successful video, including cost considerations, how much time a production takes, the types of videos you can do yourself, how to spice up your videos, the most important element you need in a promotional video, and how to market your video once it's completed. Co-sponsored with SCORE
Date and time: Wednesday, September 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

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 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.


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