Learn about the creator of our current LEGO® exhibit, Adam Reed Tucker, in this Daily Herald video and article.
Stop by the library during through April 30 to see an exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO® bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Featured in the exhibit are the John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Fallingwater, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, Transamerica Pyramid and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Ranging up to 17 feet high, some buildings are designed to expose their internal structure, so visitors can view the complex and intricate design and engineering that goes into construction of the models. This one-of-a-kind, museum-quality exhibit debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009 and has since been displayed across the United States.

Date: March 1-April 30
Location: First Floor
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In recognition of the library's recent five-star rating, Illinois State Representative David Harris delivered a special congratulatory message direct from Springfield to the Library Board of Trustees. Speaking at their monthly meeting on January 20, Harris presented the Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition to Board President Kerry Pearson and Executive Director Jason Kuhl. The certificate reads:
"The 98th General Assembly, House of Representatives, acknowledges Arlington Heights Memorial Library in recognition of receiving a five star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries for seven years in a row."
The library was 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. The library's range of programs for children, teens and adults plus specialized services offered in the library's Business Center and Training Center were key in receiving this distinctive recognition.
"When I heard about the five-star rating I said that's a real achievement," Harris added. "It speaks well of the board, the staff and overall of the community's involvement. Hats off to all of you for what you do."
PHOTO: Left to right - Board President Kerry Pearson, Representative David Harris and Executive Director Jason Kuhl.
Papers piling up at home? Feeling out of control? Professional organizer Lynn Gooding shares tips and tricks for better home organization. Learn how to get your house in order and save yourself valuable time.
Date and time: Thursday, January 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Stop by the Kids’ World Desk to pick up your game card. Keep track of how much you read. When you have finished, come in to choose your own book. For ages 5–12.
Dates: December 14–January 25
Location: Kids' World
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Are you interested in volunteering at the library this summer but would like more information? Join us for this informative evening and get your questions answered. For students entering grades 7–12 and their parents.
Date and time: Thursday, April 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Summer Volunteer Squad
Volunteer at the library this summer. Engage your talents while giving back to the community as you work closely with staff members and a small team on a common goal. Read about the summer volunteer squads and get full program details.
Applications will be available and accepted Wednesday, April 1–Thursday, April 30. There are two applications for the Summer Volunteer Squad–one for returning volunteers, the other for new volunteers. Applications received after April 30 will be considered for Traditionalists Squad only. For students entering grades 7–12.
Topics include an overview of LinkedIn, building your network of connections, identifying LinkedIn Groups to join, and searching individuals, companies and jobs. Learn about the creating a job search agent, the options for job applications and   best practices. 
Date and time: Thursday, April 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Technology was the word of the day as members of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce jump started their morning, Thursday, March 19, learning about the latest tech tools and businesses services available at the library. It was all part of the library's Technology Breakfast Buffet. More than 40 local businesses and community leaders took part in the early-morning event which kicked off with a demonstration of the Oculus Rift,  the library's newest virtual reality device.
"It was really awesome," said Village Trustee Robin LaBedz, who wore the ski goggle-like headset and experienced a virtual trip through space. "I felt like I was flying around through outer space. It was really amazing and fun."
In other sessions, participants learned about 3D printing and the Studio, the library's digital media center. They also visited the Business Center and the Training Center where they were introduced to tech classes and the online tools that are available to support local businesses.
"I'm amazed at the wealth of resources, classes and creative services available here at the library at no cost," said Jill Halco of Springboard, a 10-person  Arlington Heights firm which specializes in marketing and branding for hospitals, healthcare and medical associations. "The library is a fabulous resource right in my own backyard."
Grow your own food this summer with the help of horticulturist Sharon Yielsa. Learn how to plan your edible garden, best planting times and techniques, and how to care for your established garden.
Date and time: Thursday, April 2, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Battle of the Recorded Bands Contest
Co-sponsored by and prizes provided by Guitar Center and School of Rock, Arlington Heights

• Use the library’s awesome production studios to record your music.
• Then submit your song to the contest – selected songs will be posted on our website and put to a vote.
• The band or solo project whose song gets the most votes will win prizes, including a Ticketmaster gift card, and will be invited to play a live gig at the library.
•Winners announced on May 1.

Want to give it a shot? Check out how it works including one-to-one assistance, audio production classes and music education opportunities.

Date: March 1–April 15
It’s spring break, and we’re headed to Rio! Join us at 6 p.m. for fun activities and then stay to watch the movie Rio, which begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Rated G, 96 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Date and time: Friday, March 20, 6–8:15 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room