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It's official! The selection for the 2015 One Book, One Village community read is The Book of Unknown Americans by Chicago author Cristina Henríquez. Copies are available for check out at the library, senior center and on the bookmobile. Book Groups can reserve a set of books for discussion. Programs and events related to One Book, One Village will kick off in August culminating with a visit by the author on Thursday, November 12 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Watch for full details in upcoming library newsletters.
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Book of Unknown Americans follows the story of two families – the Riveras and Toros – and their lives (struggles, challenges, joys, tragedy) as recent immigrants to the United States, living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Each family has come to America for different reasons but ultimately to provide a better life for their children. Interwoven into the novel are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America, providing an authentic voice to the characters’ individual stories. The novel explores the definition of what it means to be American and brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cristina Henríquez, a Chicago author, grew up half-American, half-Panamanian, and speaks about identity and addresses common narratives about immigration. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a guest on NPR. The Book of Unknown Americans is her third book. Learn more about Cristina at cristinahenriquez.com


 
We are reading the supremely odd, fresh, realistic (yet extremely fantastic), graphic novel on high school life, SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki! Suitable for high school students. Get your copy in the Hub. Questions? Contact us at: teens@ahml.info.
 
Date and time: Thursday, June 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location:  The Hub
 


Teen
 
This is a new opportunity to use our Business Center as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
 
Drop in
 
June:
Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.–noon


Adults, business
 
Arlington Heights' youngest readers have been taking their best shots this week at playing "Chelsea Dagger," the Chicago Blackhawks goal song, on a giant-sized floor piano in Kids' World. Located on the first floor, the jumbo piano is part of Read to the Rhythm, the library's summer reading program. The sheet music changes weekly and in support of the Blackhawks' quest for the Stanley Cup, the current selection is the team's goal anthem–music to the ears of Blackhawks fans everywhere–duh, da, da, da. "Chelsea Dagger" will be on display in Kids' World through Sunday, June 14.
 
Stop in, give the giant piano a try and register for Summer Reading.
 
Learn more in the Daily Herald.
 
 


 
Thanks to generosity of the Friends of the Library, programs in the Hendrickson Room are now much clearer for those with hearing aids and cochlear implants. A new audio loop system has been installed that sends electromagnetic signals to a tiny receiver already in most hearing aids and cochlear implants. It allows people who use them to hear sounds directly from the AV system. This reduces or cuts out background noise making it much easier to hear. To use the system, attendees need only set their hearing aids to the T (telecoil) setting.
 
In addition to the audio loop system, the library offers a number of other assistive devices.


 
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through the 3M Cloud Library service, using the updated iOS, Android or PC/Mac app. The eAudiobooks play within the app and can be borrowed for two weeks, just like regular eBooks. Simply look for the “Introducing Audiobooks” shelves on the “Featured” tab of the app.  You can also customize your search results to only show eBooks or eAudiobooks.


Library News
 
Open mic night is back! Share your poetry, songs or jokes. There are 14 six-minute slots available for teen and adult performers and plenty of space for a captive audience. If you are interested in performing, please arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up for a slot. Performance slots will be assigned based on arrival.
 
Date and time: Friday, June 12, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, Teen
 
Genealogist and author Tim Pinnick will share resources and research strategies for those pursuing their African-American heritage.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, June 16, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Henrickson Room
 


Genealogy
 
Is your smartphone cluttered with pictures? Do you want to easily move pictures from your tablet to your computer? We'll show you how to back up your pictures to the cloud and clear some space on your Android, Apple or Windows device. Bring your device if you have one. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
 
Date and time: Saturday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Location: Training Center
 


 
Monthly meeting for local writers. Meet fellow writers, bring pages to share (or just come to listen) and join in a guided critique
led by writing instructor and Curbside Splendor Publishing editor Jacob Knabb.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, June 10, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room I
 


Adults

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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.
 
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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.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
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  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
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