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Work in the digital production Studio to learn the basics of music production to change and add to a song that’s already started. You can change up the beat, alter the speed and add instruments to make your own original remix. Your finished product might even be good enough to submit to Battle of the Recorded Bands. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m
Location: Training Center

Adults, Teen
Professional genealogist Terri O’Connell shares how persistence, patience and creativity are the key to Irish research. She will discuss different ideas to help you move your research forward.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Hendrickson Room
Genealogy Open House
Come see what the genealogy collection has to offer to help you with your family history research. Volunteers and staff will be on duty to help you look for those ancestors. Bring a laptop if you want.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 1–4 p.m.
Location: Shackley Room
Drop in

Adults, Genealogy
Do you struggle when someone asks, “So, what do YOU do?” Simply put, a smart elevator pitch makes a good impression. An expert from ResuMAYDAY will work with you to craft a compelling, clearly-defined pitch and provide insider tips on public speaking and methods to develop your personal delivery style.
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, business
Who better to help us navigate the world of March Madness than Comcast sportscaster, Luke Stuckmeyer? Luke has won many awards in the broadcasting field and was one of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team. After a brief presentation about NCAA March Madness, he will answer questions and even give you some of his hot picks.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace

First graders became dragon masters in our first Junior Maker Challenge.  Inspired by stories of castles and dragons, they put their imaginations to work.  Take a look at their medieval creations!

Kids' World
Come create a fun and fluffy St. Patrick's Day craft. Master the basics of needle felting, and walk away with your own awesome "sheepscape" in a jar. All materials provided.
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Get ready for the SAT and show off your vocabulary skills with word trivia. Challenge your friends for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card to help you stay awake after late-night cramming. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, March 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
It's official! Arlington Heights won WGN-TV's first Battle of the 'Burbs, edging out Mount Prospect, 4-3, in a wacky games showdown featured on the Morning News, Thursday, February 19.
Hosted by WGN's Ana Belaval, Team Arlington Heights included the library’s Executive Director Jason Kuhl along with Mayor Tom Hayes, Arlington Park Bugler Monica Benson, SALUTE Founder Will Beiersdorf, and Chicago AAA Insurance Agent Matthew Staley. Mount Prospect's team included Mayor Arlene Juracek along with four other local leaders and business owners.
The competition played out throughout the morning broadcast and included a series of zaney events ranging from an egg pass and Bozo buckets to pin the mustache on the news anchor and a water balloon toss. In the end, Team Arlington Heights cinched the title by one point and secured bragging rights in the northwest 'burbs.
Watch Battle of the 'Burbs highlights including a pie-eating competition.
Picture: Go, Team Arlington Heights!  Left to right are Will Beiersdorf, Jason Kuhl, Monica Benson, Matthew Staley and Tom Hayes.

In the news
Join us to discuss Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton. Refreshments provided. Registration is required. Those registered can pick up a book at the Info Desk. Books contain a unique access code to take the Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder Assessment.
Date and time: Wednesday, February 25, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzeria, 70 N. Vail Avenue

Adults, business
Are you skilled in the art of rocking out? Can you wail on a plastic guitar? Come by The Hub and play against other gamer musicians for the title of Guitar Hero Rock Legend. There will be food, prizes and healthy competition!
Date and time: Friday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub

Adults, Teen

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