How about sharing the gift of books with area children at our Holiday Book Drive? For the 17th year we are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16 for Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. In that time we’ve collected 13,831 books. Help us continue the tradition this year. Bring your books to the collection bin on the first floor by the Checkout Desk or to the bookmobile. Books in Spanish are also welcome. For more information, contact Deb Whisler at 847-506-2613.
Date: Drop off books through Monday, December 1
For the seventh consecutive time, Arlington Heights Memorial Library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive, and we are one of only 21 libraries in the nation to have earned five stars for each of the past seven years. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.
This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers. Thank you for making us a 5-star library once again. See Library Journal's 2014 index of star libraries.
EPO is a Department of Defense Contractor that partners with over 3,800 civilian companies to help connect service members and their families with civilian careers. A representative from EPO will demonstrate their website which lists over 850,000 jobs worldwide.
Date and time: Wednesday, December 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center
Current marketing techniques depend heavily on influencing clients and prospects by creating and sharing information they are interested in rather than turning them off with direct advertising. Learn about developing and presenting information to solve people’s problems and answer their questions.
Date and time: Tuesday, December 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center
Co-Sponsored with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Initiative
Not sure where to start when looking into different healthcare providers? This evening will help provide guidance when looking for a quality practitioner. Six practitioners will give useful health tips in their specialty areas to jump-start you for an even healthier 2015. Presenters include a medical doctor, nursing practitioner, chiropractor, health coach, fitness coach and Chinese medicine practitioner/acupuncturist.
Date and time:Tuesday, December 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger took center stage on Tuesday, October 28 and shared insights about his book Ordinary Grace, the selection for One Book, One Village, the library's first community read. In an interview-style program, led by Info Services Advisor Barb Weiner, Krueger talked candidly about writing Ordinary Grace and revealed who in his own life influenced the book's most memorable characters. Watch their complete conversation now.

One Book, One Village continues at the library through December 8.


We’ve just added American Girl, Better Homes and Gardens, Dr. Oz The Good Life, FamilyFun, Hello! and HGTV to the list of over 100 current magazines we offer online through Zinio, the library's digital magazine service. If you are an Arlington Heights cardholder, you can select any number of magazine titles and have them delivered right to your PC or mobile device. It's free, and there are no returns and no due dates. Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio.
One of the library's goals is to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home.  Check out Treehouse, an online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. Arlington Heights cardholders can enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse and get started today.
In his book Ordinary Grace, author William Kent Krueger focuses on several characters who are WWII veterans. In support of our current troops, an Operation Gratitude letter-writing station will be set up in the Marketplace. Stationary, pens and crayons will be provided. Tips and helpful information for writing letters to the  military will also be available. Drop completed letters in the letterbox. The letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude at the end of the exhibit. For all ages.
Date and time: October 10–December 8
Location: The Marketplace
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The rock band Bobglobin debuted its latest music video earlier this month thanks in part to the Studio, the library’s multimedia production lab.  The band’s lead guitarist and Arlington Heights resident Tony Jannotta shot his part of the video at the library using the Studio’s Go Pro camera and green screen.
“The lead singer, Hop Litzwire, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an ESPN producer and camera guy, so he has his own studio,” says Allyson Jannotta, Tony’s wife who assisted with the production. “Usually my husband flies to Little Rock, but since we were able to use the camera and green screen at the library, it saved us from having to pay for the flight.”
Watch the end result featuring Tony on the guitar in Sinistar, a hard-driving rock tribute to the 1982 classic video arcade game.
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.