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Earlier in the program when asked to describe the meaning of home, Henríquez responded, "Home is not a place. To me, home is a feeling. It's that feeling when your soul sighs."
The Metropolis event capped off a day-long exchange between the author and the Arlington Heights community about The Book Unknown Americans. Earlier at the library, she did a short reading from the novel for an audience in the Cardinal Room and met in the Hub with more than 80 students from three District 214 schools.
The course culminated on January 20 when the students presented their final 3D projects before an audience of some 50 parents and teachers. Thomas Middle School Principal Brian Kaye emceed the program which was held in the Hub. Students presented ideas and 3D models that ranged from a clever set of interchangeable scissors handles, designed by Arlington Heights students Zoe Axelrod and Annie Waz, to an always in demand TV remote holder.
“Give me a show of hands, how many of you guys have lost your remotes,” asked Emil Harb and Michael Macynski, the student engineers of a sleekly-designed TV remote holder. “This is the item that shall fulfill your needs!”
In all 12 groups of students presented and displayed their printed 3D prototypes at the library.
“The kids were really well-prepared,” says Teen Services Supervisor Tom Spicer, who worked with the District 25 students. “It was really great to see that they were able to start using the modeling software to design and print workable prototypes and products.”
“It was really gratifying to see the students present their final products,” added Jim Grant, Thomas Middle School industrial technology teacher and creator of the class. “It was fun trying something new, and it was great working with the Hub staff. The teamwork between the school and library provided enhanced learning for the students and resulted in some really innovative and creative 3D products.”
Thomas Middle School will offer 3D RD in the spring with a new class starting in April.
The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to a very special evening with Gregory Maguire, the best-selling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Through The Wicked Years novels, best-selling Confession of an Ugly Stepsister and his newest novel, After Alice, Maguire puts his unique own twist on classic tales.
Though best known as a fantasy writer, Maguire has also written children's novels, picture books, science fiction and historical fiction. Learn about his combined talents for writing and performance in this intimate exploration of imagination with the author. Arlington Heights cardholders can register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1. Registration opens to non-cardholders on February 22, as space permits. Doors will open with a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow his presentation.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 9, 7–9 p.m. / Doors open with pre-show reception at 6 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell
Registration: Register beginning February 1, Arlington Heights cardholders only. Registration opens to non-cardholders, as space permits, beginning February 22.
Maguire’s visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library.
To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.
Book Discussion: After Alice
Date and Time: Monday, February 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. AND noon-1 p.m.
For high school students only.