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The marvel of space travel took center stage at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday evening, July 17, as New York Times bestselling author Robert Kurson shared a spellbinding account of humankind’s incredible journey to the Moon and the achievement of the Apollo 8 mission.

“Apollo 8 represents the first time human beings ever left home,” said Kurson, author of the critically acclaimed book, Rocket Men. “Apollo 8 was the greatest space story of them all, the most daring, the most dangerous and other astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, agreed with this.”

In a captivating presentation to an audience


The Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrated FanCon’s fourth year as more than 800 residents of all ages stopped by the annual comic book and pop culture convention on Saturday, June 13.

Fans were dressed up in all sorts of fun costumes as they made their way throughout the library, participating in more than 20 different activities. From an intense Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament hosted by The Age of the Geeks that had 78 participants to fan-themed crafts, there was something for everyone at this year’s FanCon.

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who is known


Summer started with a blast on Saturday, June 22, at a Space Launch Party celebrating the opening of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s Earth from Space exhibit and the Summer Reading Challenge program. Attendees of all ages participated in many space-related activities, including a planetarium. This life-size cardboard planetarium was created by the library's Summer Volunteer Squad teens, library volunteer Dan Raker, and staff. The planetarium reaches a total height of 10 feet and has a maximum capacity of 20 people per session.










 

The library blasted off into space at this year's annual Fourth of July Parade, where we celebrated with a custom-built spaceship float inspired by Summer Reading: It's Out There. Our parade entry also included the library's bookmobile and library sunglasses as giveaways. The parade float and the giveaways were made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library. Special thanks to all of the library staff and volunteers, library board members, Kids' World interns, and our Summer Volunteer Squad who helped represent the library during the parade and passed out library sunglasses to parade goers. A

Summer started with a blast for more than 300 people on Saturday afternoon with plenty of space-themed activities and a first look at the library’s new Earth from Space exhibit.

All of the fun was part of the library’s Space Launch Party, which took place throughout the library and gave attendees of all ages the opportunity to explore space in many different ways.

Customers visited the Earth from Space exhibit on the first floor, worked as a team on a space-themed scavenger hunt, created buttons, enjoyed activities in Kids’ World, discovered space-related mobile apps, and learned about telescopes and tested

 
In 1919, Arlington Heights residents welcomed home their family and friends who served during World War I while also remembering the village’s fallen heroes during what is now known as Arlington Heights’ Memorial Day Parade.
 
100 years later, the Veterans Memorial Committee is busy getting ready for the parade’s 100-year anniversary, and there are plenty of big plans underway to commemorate those who have served, past and present.
 
This year the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 27 at Sigwalt Street and Arlington Heights Road in front of the Village Hall.
 
Commemorative coins will
 
The Board of Library Trustees and the family and friends of the late Richard Frisbie gathered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday evening, May 6, for the dedication of the Richard Frisbie Board Room. Frisbie, who served as a library trustee from 1967 to 2011, holds the distinction as the longest-serving trustee.
 
"Dick was a dedicated and gifted leader in our community and served on the library board for 44 years," said Joan Brody-Garkisch, vice-president and secretary of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Library Trustees. "During that time, he held every office on the
 
More than 700 people including parents, student artists, teachers and community members stopped by the library's Marketplace and Kids' World on Thursday, May 2 to celebrate the opening of the 27th Annual District 25 Student Art Show.
 
"The library is thrilled to again be hosting the District 25 Student Art Show," said Executive Director Mike Driskell. "Now in its 27th year, this is the longest-running partnership event in the library's history."
 
A live performance from the Thomas Middle School Jazz Band was enjoyed by all at the event. The opening night reception also featured plenty of refreshments
 
Our expert staff have a wide range of reading tastes and love to help connect readers to their next book. Let us help you pick your next read. You can even make your request without leaving home. Fill out your preferences online on our “Book Me” form and our advisors will send you a customized list of recommended books to read. Tell us what you really liked or didn’t like in books you have read. Based on your preferences, library staff will curate a list of at least 10 books they think you will enjoy. This is
 
It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate libraries and their workers! This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities in recognition of the role libraries play in engaging and empowering the people they serve.
 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to share its 2018 Annual Report during National Library Week. We invite you to take a look at our year in review and join us in celebrating Libraries=Strong Communities.
 
We want to know how your public library has had an impact on your life and your community. Do you have a library story to