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College Knowledge: Planning for Students with Learning Differences
Tuesday, October 30, 7–8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room
Join us for a conversation about high school and transition planning for students with learning differences, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Discuss course selection, learning supports, psychoeducational testing and standardized testing. Learn about levels of support in college and how the law differs once your child is out of high school. For teens and parents. Presented as part of Inclusion Awareness Month.
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Adults, Teen
 
November 6, 2018 is Election Day. Learn all about the candidates, important dates and voting information here. 
 
Be an Informed Voter
Monday, October 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cardinal Room
Get ready for the upcoming gubernatorial election. Librarians will share information to help you find your polling location, access a sample ballot and learn more about the candidates.
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Bats can seem scary, but they are helpful to people and the environment. Learn about bats while seeing them in action - LIVE! For ages 4 and up. Presented by Incredible Bats.
 
Date and time: Saturday, October 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


 
Join us every Thursday evening for family fun. The theme changes weekly, but the family time together remains the same. Ages 0-6; siblings welcome. Space is limited; tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids' World Desk before each program begins.
 
Spook-tacular Storytime and Parade
Thursday, October 25, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
Join us for a not-so-scary storytime, reading boo-tiful stories and a costume parade.


 
The library has expanded its streaming video services to include AcornTV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses, all made available by using RBdigital. Visit ahml.info/downloads to access RBdigital content, including:
 
AcornTV – TV shows, films and documentaries from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Major titles include Doc Martin, Agatha Raisin, The Detectorists, A Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders.

IndieFlix – More than 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Notable titles include the original Planet of the Apes movie series, Dial M for Murder, The Third Man, Sid & Nancy, Shameless (the original British series) and Queer as Folk.

The Great Courses – More than 150 popular full-length courses, taught by instructors such as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, National Geographic’s master photographer Joel Satrore, and music historian Robert Greenberg.
 

When you sign up for the RBdigital app or the RBdigital gateway website, you receive one week of unlimited access, so you can binge watch all you want. Watch on your PC, mobile device or streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or Xbox). To learn more, visit ahml.info/downloads.

 


 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s Piano Project officially hit the streets this week, with six beautifully decorated pianos placed at sites throughout Arlington Heights. The library celebrated the installation of these pianos at a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, September 13, with Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes, library trustees, piano artists, donors and sponsors.
 
More than 50 people came to Harmony Park to celebrate the public outdoor art display. Artist Teresa Meyanci's fairy tale-inspired piano, Once Upon a Tune, was on display, with a live performance by library staff member Neal Parker. The event celebrated the completed works of The Piano Project's five additional artists as well - Preeti Iqbal, Violet Jaffe, Anthony Lewis, Tara Riley and Tom Rybarczyk. The public were invited to meet the artists, piano donors and community sponsors who made The Piano Project possible.
 
"Words can't explain how it feels," Meyanci said after meeting Trish Srnak, the original owner of the piano she designed. "For her to see it and be as excited as I am, it's amazing."
 
The Piano Project promotes creativity and community, and plays upon the musical elements found in this year’s One Book, One Village selection, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. The pianos can be seen and played through Friday, October 12 at Harmony Park, Arlington Heights Metra Station, Northwest Community Healthcare Wellness Center Lobby, Senior Center Patio, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Dunton Avenue Entrance and the library’s Underground Garage Entrance.
 

A special thanks to our generous sponsors, Waverly Inn Memory Care, The Moorings of Arlington Heights, Northwest Community Healthcare, Lutheran Home and Jennifer Burnidge State Farm Insurance Agency.

 
Learn more about The Piano Project: http://www.ahml.info/piano-locations.
 



 
What if “someday” was today? What choices would you make if your life changed in an instant? Explore forgiveness, letting go and redemption this fall with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova's latest novel Every Note Played, this year's selection for the library’s One Book, One Village community read.
 
Every Note Played is informed by both a neurological condition and the human condition, reminding us how our choices influence our careers, relationships, and ultimately, how we have lived our lives. Every Note Played explores the brutal reality of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) while also noting moments of beauty, growth and connection.

One Book, One Village, which is now in its fifth year, invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share experiences through related programs and discussions with family, friends, neighbors and community members. It will culminate with a visit by the author on Thursday, October 18 at Forest View Auditorium. Theater seating for this event is at capacity. Registration for the Live Screening reserves space in the large screen viewing room at Forest View.

In recognition of the musical elements in Every Note Played, the library invites residents to enjoy and take part in The Piano Project, a public outdoor art display that reinvents pianos through art and puts them on display throughout the community from September 12 to October 12.

Copies of Every Note Played are now available for checkout in the library's Marketplace, Senior Center, on the bookmobile and as an eBook or eAudiobook for download with CloudLibrary

 
 
About the Book
Richard, a 45-year-old world-renowned classical pianist, finds himself suddenly diagnosed with ALS. Karina, his ex-wife, who at one time had a promising music career of her own, becomes Richard’s reluctant caregiver. After a rapid decline in health brings them once again under the same roof, Richard and Karina are forced to confront long-buried truths about their relationship and themselves. Meticulously detailing the disease’s physical devastations and corresponding psychological toll makes for heartrending but suspenseful reading. Moving and masterful, Every Note Played is a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.
 
About the Author
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. Other novels include Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O'Briens and Still Alice, which was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, earning the actress the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland. Genova has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR to speak about brain health and neurological diseases. Learn more about Genova on the author's website. 
 
 


 
Work is underway replacing the library's 1978 building roof. The work area is roped off at the northeast corner of the exterior parking lot. It will remain roped off for the duration of the project, expected to be complete in approximately 4-5 weeks, weather permitting. 
 
Throughout the project, there will be noise such as banging and pounding from tools associated with the removal and replacement of roofing materials. We anticipate most of the noise will occur in the morning before 11 a.m. 
 
We will provide updates as the project progresses. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we make improvements.


Adults, parking
 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a recipient of the 2018 John Cotton Dana Award, provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the American Library Association and EBSCO. This national award honors outstanding library public relations and marketing.

The library took creative inspiration from social media themes in its 2017 One Book, One Village (OBOV) community read selection, The Circle by Dave Eggers, and built #beinthecircle, a communications campaign combining traditional marketing with a heightened emphasis on social media. Key to the success of the program was using “influencer” marketing to promote the program. The communications and marketing team identified popular local social media users to create posts about the online book discussion and library exhibit to their followers. In return, they had an impressive statistical growth over the previous year’s OBOV campaign, which included 84 percent more social media engagement, 100% growth in author event attendance, 36% growth in the OBOV title circulation and a remarkable 55 percent growth in book discussion attendance.

“We are really excited about this award,” said Interim Executive Director Mike Driskell. “To be included in this national recognition is really an honor. Our communications and marketing team does an amazing job promoting the library on a daily basis. This One Book, One Village campaign is one of the finest examples of their work.”

 
The team behind the library’s #beinthecircle communications campaign includes Pat Aichele and April Harder (editorial), Brian Benson and Colleen Kelly (graphics) and Mary Hastings (manager).
 
A key component of the campaign was the first-time use of influencer marketing. Social media partners included Randy Recklaus (Village of Arlington Heights), Adam Harris (Arlington Heights School District 25), Randal Klaproth (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre), and local bloggers Melissa Schwartz and Alison Groen.
 
In recognition of this achievement, the eight John Cotton Dana Award winning libraries received a $10,000 check from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The awards were presented at a reception hosted by EBSCO during the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans on June 24, 2018.
 
At the annual conference, The American Library Assocations's PR Xchange awarded designers Brian Benson and Colleen Kelly four design awards for their orginal designs for pieces promoting Special Programs & Exhibits (One Book, One Village 2017), Materials Promoting Collections (Book Discussion Brochure), Newsletters (AHML Newsletter) and Reading Program Themes (Winter Reading Challenge 2017). 
 


 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrated its biggest FanCon yet as more than 900 residents of all ages stopped by the library's third annual comic book and pop culture convention on Saturday, June 14.
 
The convention gave fans an opportunity to see and dress up as their favorite characters from Marvel, Star Wars, Pokémon, Harry Potter and more.
 
"It's fun seeing a bunch of people into the same thing as you," said 12-year-old Colin Ryan, who was one of the runner-ups in the Super Smash Bros. tournament hosted by the cosplay group, The Age of the Geeks.
 
The tournament was one of more than 20 activities convention-goers could take part in throughout the day.
 
Best-selling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown, who is known for his Jedi Academy series as well as the Darth Vader and Son series, was one of the biggest highlights of the convention as he met fans while hosting an artist talk, two book signings and a drawing workshop.
 
Other popular activities included Etch A Sketch workshops with artist Princess Etch, lightsaber training sessions for young Jedi, fandom-related arts and crafts in the Hub and Artists' Alley, which gave library customers a chance to meet 12 featured artists and exhibitors in the library's Hendrickson Room.
 
"This is awesome, it's great for families," said Lisa Cuffe, who came to FanCon with her family of four. When the family found out that FanCon was taking place at the library, they rushed home to dress up in costume before returning to take part in the festivities. "You usually can't bring kids to these kind of events, so we're going to do this every year if we can."
 


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
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  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
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