Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by aharder on 07/10/15
Arlington Heights has talent! We are looking for family-friendly acts to be part of a Community Talent Show on August 13 at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. In-person audition times are available Tuesday, July 14 and Monday, July 20 in the Lindsey Room. Sign up for an audition time and view audition requirements here.
    ▶ The Community Talent Show is open to performers ages 6 to adult.
    ▶ Acts should be 5 minutes or less.
    ▶ Longer acts or those with children under 6 years old will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Email links to video auditions to before July 31 or sign up for a live audition.
Bring the following to the audition:

    ▶ A CD of recorded music required for your audition or your music player
    ▶ A list of your technical requirements for the night of the show - # of microphones, instrument cables. etc.


Posted by sclark.r on 05/15/14
Congratulations to the Battle of the Recorded Bands contest song and prize winners. We had a number of bands who recorded songs in the library’s digital studio. The voting was close, but the winning song was Blame it on the Rain by Hannah K., Anna M. and Carly B. of the band Come February. Come February will receive Guitar Center gift cards and have been invited to play a live set at the library in July at the teen PaJAMa Jam Friday, July 18.
Thanks to the Guitar Center of Arlington Heights for teaching free teen music classes and for their generous prize donations. The winners of the Guitar center prizes are:
• Guitar and Guitar Stand: Carly B.
• Ukulele: Jared K.

(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)


Posted by daccurso on 08/24/10
If you didn't attend this year's Teen Film Fest, you can see the winning videos on our TeenSpace web page. There were 13 great entries judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire. The three winning films were:  First place -  The Beatrix Gem directed by Ben M. of Arlington Heights Second place - Walking On Air directed by Ashley G. of Arlington Heights
Third place - Jenga directed by Trevor O. of Kildeer.

Posted by lmulford on 08/18/13

It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over. 

Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

Check out the winning films on our Teen page:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'

BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'

BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'



Posted by daccurso on 07/26/10
TeenFilmFestWeb2010Submission Deadline: Friday, August 13, 5 p.m. We're gearing up for our 4th Annual Teen Film Fest. It's not too late to enter your own movie. It can be anything - a ridiculous comedy, a film about your life, a horror short film – anything. Be creative and have a blast. The top three winning films will be awarded cash prizes, including $100 to the best film. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event. Rules and guidelines are posted on the teen website, including a waiver form that must be completed. The film fest will be held on Friday, August 20, 7–8:30 p.m. in the  Hendrickson Room. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by aharder on 11/10/15
This holiday season give the gift of reading by donating new children’s books for our holiday book drive. The books will go to low-income families in our area through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family program. We are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 18. Books for teens and books in Spanish are especially welcome.
Collection Dates: Now through December 1
Location: Drop off your donation in the collection bins by the Checkout Desk.
For more information, call Communications and Marketing Director Deb Whisler at 847-506-2613 or

Posted by paichele on 06/11/15
We are reading the supremely odd, fresh, realistic (yet extremely fantastic), graphic novel on high school life, SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki! Suitable for high school students. Get your copy in the Hub. Questions? Contact us at:
Date and time: Thursday, June 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location:  The Hub

Posted by aharder on 08/25/15
The 9th Annual Teen Film Fest is in the books! More than 160 people came to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to celebrate Arlington Heights' young filmmakers on August 21. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights Arts Commission and Metropolis.
Congratulations to the winners:
Best Overall Film - ‘Checkmate’ by Brandon Martin
Best Comedy - ‘Prop Hunt’ by Jared Culm
Best Experimental - ‘Trigger Warning’ by Kathleen Oku
Best Animation - ‘Over the Phone’ by August Graham, Ben Klicker
Best Documentary - ‘Same Molecules’ by Rhegan Graham
Best Music Video - ‘Geronimo’ by Tess Troschuk
Many thanks to this year's judges, Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire, former Teen Advisory Board president Selena Groh, and Metropolis Executive Director Joe Keefe.
For more photos from the night's event, see our photo gallery here.
To watch all the films, visit The Hub's You Tube page here.

Posted by daccurso on 02/10/09
tom_spicerThe facts about Tom He grew up and went to high school in nearby Barrington, Illinois, where he was in a really awful rock and roll band. He can not sing. He went to library school at Indiana University and is one of seven kids. His favorite meal is Lod Nar, which is a Thai dish that features wide noodles, ginger, broccoli, gravy and hot sauce. He is very excited to be working with the Teen Advisory Group. They are busy thinking up programs, laughing, eating pizza and, of course, talking about books! He is passionate about reading “One of the most important ways to get someone to want to read for their own personal enjoyment is to allow them the freedom to choose what they read. This may sound simple, but letting them make the choice engages their interests, curiosities and needs. The freedom to explore books will allow them to see that there are books out there seemingly written just for them. When readers are connected to the right book, there is a good chance that this experience will lead them down the path of lifelong reading.” Some really great books for high school students Learn more about these books on the teen page The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks Blankets by Craig Thompson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Maus by Art Spiegelman Graceling by Kristin Cashore If you are ever looking for suggestions for a good book to read or have any questions at all, you can email Tom at To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 07/08/09

Take a look at our new Teen page. You can post photos, drawings, poetry, short stories…pretty much anything you create on iCreate. Look for new books, movies, music and more in the new to the collection section. After High School gives you web sites and databases to help with your post-high school plans, and uReview is the place to review books, music and movies. You'll also find all the details for the Teen Film Fest.

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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