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More than 200 Arlington Heights book lovers turned out after-hours on Saturday, June 27 for An Evening with Candace Bushnell. The sold-out event, presented and co-sponsored by the library and the Tuscan Market Book Group, featured the bestselling author of Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle who is currently on a national book tour for her newest release, Killing Monica.  During her three-hour appearance in the Hendrickson Room, Candace signed books, took photographs with attendees and delivered a lively onstage presentation including an audience Q&A.
"I like writing about characters that are larger than life," Bushnell said. She revealed that her latest character in Killing Monica  comes from an idea of always having to put our best selves forward in today's social media-crazed world.
"Monica is always happy and smiling and when you see her, you want to be her. Nothing ever goes wrong for Monica so we definitely know she is an imaginary character," Bushnell joked. "The book really is about identity and who we are and how we reinvent ourselves."

The event began with Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes welcoming Candace and proclaiming Saturday, June 27, 2015 as "Candace Bushnell Book Launch Event Day in the Village of Arlington Heights.”  In response Candace told the crowd:

“Libraries mean so much to me. When I was a kid, the library was where we went for our entertainment. There’s a universe out there at your library. I am so touched and so proud to be here.”

Presented by volunteers who specialize in genealogy and can help you with your family history research.
Date and time:  Thursdays, July 9 and August 13, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer.  Stop by for a 20-minute storytime followed by time to browse through the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.–noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Pioneer Park (at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez)
Dates: Tuesdays, June 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Frontier Park (in the northwest corner of the parking lot)
Dates: Wednesdays, June 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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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

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.

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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

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

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