Learn how to improve your golf game

Learn golf tips from a PGA expert. The instructor will cover the basics of the game and answer all your burning questions. At 8 p.m. try out your skills in a putt-putt tournament; the top three putters win a free game of night golf. Stick around and get a discounted round of night golf for $18 which starts at 8:30 p.m. If you’re staying for night golf, please bring your own golf equipment as you are able, supplies will be limited. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored with the Arlington Heights Park District
Date and time: Friday, August 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Nickol Knoll Golf Club, 3800 N. Kennicott Ave.

Catch the beat with Kraig Kenning on August 2
Kraig Kenning is an Americana/ fingerstyle/blues singer-songwriter and National Slide Guitar Champion from Chicago. Touring the past 20 years he has evoked comparisons to inspirations such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Jackson Browne and Leo Kottke. Kraig never fails to entertain with his slide guitar expertise and his original lyrics.  
Date and time: Saturday, August 2, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
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Dann & Raymond: The Greatest Chase Scenes–May 8

This month Dann and Raymond close out their season with "The Greatest Chase Scenes."  Presented by Dann Gire, film editor for the Daily Herald and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and Raymond Benson, film historian and novelist, this popular monthly film discussion program includes film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and Time:Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join our monthly writing group: May 14

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 14, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Lindsey Room

Enjoy the musical talents of this renowned string ensemble- Apr 6

Conducted by Akira Mori, featuring soloists Dr. Sarah Plum on violin and Dr. Ashley Sidon on cello, this ensemble is comprised of the best string players of the Drake Symphony Orchestra.  They will perform selections from their classical string orchestra repertoire, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and Time: Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us for the high seas adventure movie, Captain Phillips-Mar 28

Enjoy an evening of adventure on the library's large screens as we feature the Oscar-nominated movie, Captain Phillips. It follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG 13; 134 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and Time: Friday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room 

Join the conversation with Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey-Mar 25

Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey joins us for an evening of conversation as he talks about The Chicago Way, the first book in the Michael Kelley P.I. series. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. There will be a Q and A with the audience, followed by a book sale and signing.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us at Clementi's on Dec. 5 to talk about Stephen King’s 11/22/63
Join us on December 5 to talk about Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63. It is a meditation on memory, love, loss, free will and necessity. Copies of the book are available at the Info Services Desk.
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, there is a lot of interest in learning more about the 35th President of the United States. Here are some helpful information sources:
  • Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.

Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating Indian culture–Nov 9

Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
Date: Saturday, November 9
Traditional Indian Dancing
The internationally-renowned Natya Dance Company will entertain us with a performance and then teach us some dance moves
Time and Location: 1:30–2:30 p.m./ Marketplace
Laughter Yoga
Learn about the laughing clubs of India and participate in simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing. Traditional Indian sweets will be served.
Time and Location: 3–4 p.m./ Hendrickson Room

Watch the video of our recent Affordable Care Act program
Lori Martin, president of Envision Benefits Specialists, gave a presentation last week at the library on the new Affordable Care Act. If you missed it, watch the video of her talk below.
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act starts October 1, 2013. The library can provide information resources and computers for you to enroll. Ask at the Info Desk.