Posts tagged with "Updates"

Posted by emather on 02/24/15
UPDATE: Submission deadline extended to April 30th!
How does it work?
1. Use the library’s awesome production studios to record your music.
2. Then submit your song to the contest – selected songs will be posted on our website and put to a vote.
3. The creator's song that gets the MOST VOTES will be invited to play a live gig at the library.

Each participating band must submit an entry form + release.

All those who enter the contest can pick up a bag of swag donated by School of Rock and Guitar Center in the HUB. They will also be automatically entered into a drawing for prizes provided by Guitar Center.

Submission guidelines and rules of the competition

The Battle of the Recorded Bands contest will be held from March 1st - April 15th. Bands/solo musicians can submit songs to the contest any time up to and including the April 15th deadline. UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to April 30th.
Songs should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Individuals and bands may submit up to 3 songs. Submissions are not guaranteed to be included on the website for the public vote. Each person who enters the contest will be automatically entered into a drawing for prizes provided by Arlington Heights Guitar Center.
Songs should be submitted to
Questions about submission format, or anything else, can be directed to 847-506-2673.
Songs containing language or content not appropriate for all ages will not be considered for public voting and live performance invitation.
Musicians should be 12–18 years of age. Adults may assist musicians, but the songs submitted must be performed and recorded by teens only.
A significant element of each song entered should be recorded, produced or engineered in the Studio.
The Studio provides the capacity to record voice, electronic drums, electronic keyboard and other virtual instruments. Any other instruments will need to be brought in by contestants. Musicians wishing to include live drum tracks will need to record them outside of the library and import the tracks.

Need some assistance? Sign up for a class, or book a one-on-one appointment.

Class schedule

Sing Like a Pro!

Learn to sing like a pro! Teachers from School of Rock will work with teens on how to sing into a microphone to make vocal recordings that sound great, and show tips for editing vocal tracks to sound their very best. Come with a song you want to sing, and leave with an awesome recording of you singing that song. This is a great chance for you to perfect the vocal tracks for Battle of the Recorded Band submissions!

Register beginning Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m.
Become a Remix Master

Become a remix master! We’ll 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 (maybe kazoo?) to make your own original remix. Your finished product might even be good enough to submit to Battle of the Recorded Bands!

Register beginning Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m.
Brand Your Band: Making Merch

Screenprint your current or future band logo onto a poster or bring your own t-shirt, canvas bag, or other item that you want to print on. We'll also be making custom buttons, stickers, magnets, and vinyl decals. Bring your own images or use our templates and graphics to design your own.

Register beginning Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m.


Posted by rkong on 05/10/12
Have a school project that requires you to make a movie? Want to record some music with your friends? Need to design a flyer for a school club?
Unleash your creative talents in our new digital Studio, funded by the Friends of the Library. Located on the library's first floor, the Studio has the equipment and space to:
  • Shoot, edit, and share videos
  • Create music and podcasts
  • Scan, edit and share photos
  • Create your own website or blog
  • Design flyers and brochures
Make a reservation for up to two hours at a time or drop in. If you need help with your project, you can make an appointment for one-to-one assistance.
Available for anyone age 12 and older. Learn more about the equipment and software available in the Studio and start creating your own amazing projects.
Visit the Studio page to see a full list of equipment.

Posted by amypelman.res on 03/29/13
School is almost out and it's time to escape!  Get far, far away with a great fantasy book! 
Here are some suggestions:
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him - See more at:
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Posted by tspicer on 09/25/12
This resource is so helpful ... any questions with homework problems?  Look here and get help from a live expert!  Get the help you need here:

Posted by amypelman.res on 10/31/13
If you enjoy books that are creepy, somewhat gory, with vivid characters, and filled with a fast-paced plot try these books: