Adult Summer Programs

Space Launch Party

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Celebrate the launch of our Earth From Space summer exhibit with an all-ages family event. We’ll have a scavenger hunt, hands-on space crafts and other out of this world activities. We’ll even have a hand built planetarium! DROP IN.


2001: A Space Odyssey

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:45pm

Join us for a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Sci-Fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, with film historian and host Raymond Benson. First released 1968, one year before man walked on the Moon, 2001 delivered the most realistic depiction of future space travel to movie audiences. It also became THE water-cooler movie of the year in terms of philosophical and analytical discussion—“But what did it all mean??” Word of mouth propelled the controversial and ahead-of-its-time film to be the #1 box office winner of the year. Settle in with us to enjoy a screening of the full film (with brief intermission and refreshments) followed by a discussion led by Benson.


Galaxy Silhouettes: An Outer Space Painting Workshop

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Join us to create a modern twist on a classic silhouette portrait. Draw freehand or use one of the provided printouts. You’ll transfer an outline to watercolor paper, then Christine will teach you how to paint a galaxy pattern inside of your outline. Adults and teens of all skill levels welcome. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

4 p.m. and 7 p.m. workshop are identical. Please register for only one.


Galaxy Silhouettes: An Outer Space Painting Workshop

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us to create a modern twist on a classic silhouette portrait. Draw freehand or use one of the provided printouts. You’ll transfer an outline to watercolor paper, then Christine will teach you how to paint a galaxy pattern inside of your outline. Adults and teens of all skill levels welcome. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

4 p.m. and 7 p.m. workshop are identical. Please register for only one.


Bringing the Universe to our Senses

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

To understand our world and the universe better, scientists and artists work together to create virtual models and simulations. Join Dr. Julieta Aguilera on a fantastic voyage through space and time to learn about this concept called scientific visualization.


Paging Through History: Endurance

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us to discuss Endurance, a stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station.Presented by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum's Banta House, 517 N. Vail Ave. The Park District is a co-sponsor of this event. Pick up and check out a copy of the book at Arlington Heights Memorial Library Info Desk.


Wednesday Cinema: First Man

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy. PG-13; 141 minutes


FanCon: Comics & Pop Culture

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Potterhead or Trekkie, Marvel or D.C., fans, gamers and nerds of all ages and stripes are invited to Arlington Heights’ premiere comics and pop culture event. Find something for everyone with our wide variety of awesome activities, fan-themed crafts and hands-on workshops throughout the library. Meet some of your favorite characters – or come dressed up yourself! Visit Artists’ Alley to meet artists, illustrators and authors. This year, we welcome the incredibly talented Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy book series and National Book Award Finalist for Hey, Kiddo.

Command Center will open 30 minutes prior to event start – at 10:30 a.m.

Register and provide your email address to receive important updates.


An Evening with Robert Kurson

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Robert Kurson celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first man on the Moon. Kurson will share his Rocket Men (2018), which tells the astonishing story of Apollo 8, mankind’s first journey to the Moon. Learn how critical Apollo 8 was to the success of Apollo 11, the experiences of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were on the backup crew of Apollo 8, plus learn about Kurson's writing career. A Q&A will follow. Copies of Kurson's books will be available for sale and signing.

Kurson is the author of four highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including his 2004 debut, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. He began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing real estate law, before beginning his writing career at the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Chicago.

Arlington Heights cardholders only with one guest. REGISTER BEGINNING JUNE 1


Star Party

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Nickoll Knoll 3800 N Kennicott Ave
Bring your telescope or use ours to see the wonders of the universe! If you're a first time astronomer or a seasoned pro, we will be out looking at what our galaxy has to offer and learning along the way. Event is weather permitting. DROP IN.


Star Party

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Nickol Knoll 3800 N Kennicott Ave
Bring your telescope or use ours to see the wonders of the universe! If you're a first time astronomer or a seasoned pro, we will be out looking at what our galaxy has to offer and learning along the way. Event is weather permitting. DROP IN


Teen Film Fest

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the 13th Annual Teen Film Fest! We'll screen this year's teen film entries, hear from our panel of judges, and award the winning teen filmmakers. More information on the event, a full list of award categories and submission guidelines at ahml.info/teens/filmfest. Meet filmmakers and actors on the red carpet preceding the event.
Screening of films for all ages.
American Sign Language interpreter services available, with front-row reserved seats for those using interpreter services.


 
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04/27/2011
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