This winter, XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness invites you to explore the power of feelings and the effect they have on yourselves and others. Children, caregivers and families are invited to play and act silly while considering what makes you happy, sad and mad. Work together to ask questions, listen and learn more about the people around you through words, movement, art making and other hands-on activities. This interactive exhibit is especially suited for children ages 2–12 and their families, as well as school groups, however, all ages are welcome. XOXO is open during regular library hours in the Marketplace and Kids’ World.

This exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness was created in 2014 by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, with support from The Fetzer Institute.

Tone Phones allow you to see your voice while hearing your conversation Emotional Faces allows you to talk about your feelings and the feelings of others Holding Hands with a friend completes the circuit and illuminates the screen Story Puzzle helps you share your feelings and stories Create something for someone who you care about at the Art Making Station At the Reflection Table, focus on overcoming frustration, stress, anger or sadness Release the Negative provides you a space to release hurt feelings and move on The Release Wall creates a forum for self-reflection and sharing of feelings Tone Phones visualize how you communicate with others

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Schedule a School Visit - XOXO asks visitors to open their hearts and minds and focus on the ones they love. To help facilitate these strong emotional responses, we encourage families and educators to check out these tips, words to know, exhibit components, suggested guiding questions and activities prior to their visit to the library. Download the Educator Guide to prepare for your visit. Schedule a visit now.
Write a Letter of Love (February) -  Stop by one of our three writing stations where you can write letters to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer for the month of February. The stations are located at the Hub, first floor Main Street and Arlington Heights Senior Center Reading Room. Letters are being collected in partnership with Girls Love Mail. Can't make it to the library to write a letter in February? Write a letter anytime from home following Girls Love Mail guidelines.
Donate Food (March) - Support our Community Food Drive, offered in partnership with Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Drop off donations in the bin on the library’s first floor in the month of March. Acceptable items: canned fruits, veggies, beans and soup; canned meat; cereal; whole grain pasta and rice; peanut butter; crackers and cookies.

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Saturday, February 24, 11:0012: 00pm/See Description for Location
Sunday, February 25, 2:003: 30pm/Hendrickson - North, Hendrickson - South
Tuesday, February 27, 7:008: 30pm/Cardinal Room
Wednesday, February 28, 4:005: 30pm/Cardinal Room
Sunday, March 4, 9:0011: 00am/See Description for Location, Kids' World, The Hub
Saturday, March 10, 1:002: 30pm/Hendrickson - North, Hendrickson - South
Saturday, March 24, 11:0012: 00pm/Hendrickson - South, Hendrickson - North
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