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Small but mighty is the inspiration behind the newest art installation at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. On display throughout December, the first-time Tiny Art Show features more than 170 canvases each measuring 4"x 4" in size. Best of all, each mini masterpiece was created by a local resident and together the impact is enormously entertaining.  

"We received so many unique pieces," said Nikki Camp, programs and exhibits coordinator. "There are tiny canvases from entire families. We have depictions of a sunrise and sunset, cozy winter nights and Christmastime. One piece uses buttons to create the artwork, and another depicts

Stop by the Hub and study for your final exams. We'll provide brain-powering snacks, laptops and group study areas to help you prepare. For high school students only.

Finals Study Lounge
Saturday, December 16, noon-5 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, noon-6 p.m.
Monday, December 18-Tuesday, December 19, 3-9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20-Thursday, December 21, noon-9 p.m.

Hub Winter Break Hours
Tuesday, December 26-Friday, December 29, noon-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, Sunday, December 21 and Saturday, January 6, noon-5 p.m.
Saturday, January 7, noon-6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 2-Friday, January 5 and Monday, January 8, noon-9 p.m.

The best books entertain us, educate us on important topics and keep us turning pages into the wee hours or provide us with a welcome escape. Check out what our Info Advisors loved reading during the past year and their choices for Best Books of 2023:

Sherri's Best of 2023

Jon's Best of 2023

Joan's Best of 2023

Danielle's Best of 2023

Lucy's Best of 2023

Eunice's Best of 2023

Favorite Things: Best of 2023

Join library staff on Zoom as we share our favorite books, movies and music of 2023 and discuss what we're looking forward to in 2024. Grab your

It was a day of remembrance, recollection and celebration at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday November 1 as nearly 40 people stopped by the library to decorate the Veteran’s Tree, a new community-created exhibit located on the library’s first floor. 

Those who showed up brought photos of Veterans in their lives and created ornaments to hang on the tree themselves, each with hand-written sentiments and details about their or a loved one's service. Every person that showed up had a story to share, some brought photos of themselves while others brought photos of loved ones. Altogether, a tree

November is Native American Heritage Month and we've got books and authors for you to celebrate with. In honor of this special heritage month, the library has curated new booklists that help explore and celebrate the diverse, rich stories, history and cultures of Indigenous Americans. Ranging in topic, tone and genre, this collection of books is sure to inspire, inform and entertain.

A few of the selections include:

  • Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina
  • A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer
  • From

Share the gift of reading this holiday season with the library's annual Holiday Book Drive. Donate new children's books from Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 30. Drop off your donation in the bin on the first floor of the library.

All books will go to families in our area whose incomes are below the federal poverty threshold, and will be distributed through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family program. We are collecting new books for children and teens from infancy to age 18. Books in Spanish are also welcome.

Is your school, community group or business interested in collecting books for

The library's December newsletter is available online! Discover what's happening at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library this month including Winter Reading, Dann & Raymond's final Movie Club presentation, our Best Books of 2023 and more. 

Read the December newsletter here:

The online edition includes live links to easily register for your favorite programs and services. Plus, register through our online calendar or call 847-392-0100.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library bookmobile carries a wide variety of the latest materials for all ages, from board books to large type, movies to games; it is your mobile library near you.

You can also place your holds for materials and pick them up when the bookmobile visits your area. For a list of stops, and today's schedule, visit the bookmobile page here. 

Close to 40 people gathered at the library and lent a loving hand on Wednesday, November 1, to help debut the Veteran's Tree, a community-created exhibit  at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, that celebrates Arlington Heights' Veterans and their families. Participants of all ages worked together side-by-side throughout the evening to make ornaments that they then personally placed on the Veteran's Tree to honor a Veteran in their lives.

The ornaments feature photographs, hand-written sentiments and details about their or a loved one's service. Similar to a living tree season to season, the Veteran's Tree will continually change and grow throughout the month of November as more ornaments

Discover the Place where you can be a Maker this Halloween season! All makers ages 12 and up and adults are welcome to use the Makerplace open work spaces and equipment to work independently on their own projects. Bring your project to work on or browse the space for ideas and inspiration. If you are a new maker, schedule a one-on-one session or attend a class for an introduction to library resources and equipment. Learn more about the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Makerplace here.

Makerplace Halloween Thrifted Art 

Tuesday, October 31, 6–7:30 p.m.

Makerplace, 112 N. Belmont Ave. / Creative Arts