The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is committed to providing quality learning experiences through exhibits that encourage creativity and self-exploration, as well as fostering cultural understanding. For almost a decade, the library has been developing exhibits for all ages and educational needs. We produce original exhibits as well as collaborate with external organizations, including museums and cultural institutions, to ensure enjoyable and relevant learning experiences for members and neighbors of the Arlington Heights community.

Past Exhibits

Museum Guide

Online Exhibits Guide

Use this list as a guide for your next adventure at local and world-class cultural institutions ​​​​​

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When Home Wont Let You Stay

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America

February 12 – March 25, 2020

This photography exhibit showcased the stories of refugees. Documentary artist James A. Bowey traveled...

Culinary Curiosity

Culinary Curiosity

October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Culinary Curiosity was a collaborative exhibition by Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library, Gail Borden Public Library District and Schaumburg...

Earth From Space

Earth from Space

June 22 – August 11, 2019

The Earth from Space exhibit celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing and it gave the community an...

Chagall For Kids

Chagall for Children

January 26 - April 7, 2019

This traveling exhibit included 14 interactive elements featuring the masterpieces of modern artist Marc Chagall. The exhibit was generously supported by...

Bravo Chris Raschka Exhibit

Bravo! Chris Raschka

June 4 - August 12, 2018

Bravo! Chris Raschka was an art exhibit featuring over 50 original pieces of artwork by New York-based children’s book illustrator Chris Raschka...


XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

January 20 - March 31, 2018

This traveling exhibit was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with support from The Fetzer Institute....

MLK Mural

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Mural Project

January 15, 2018

In partnership with the Newcomer Center at District 214, local high school students and residents collaborated on a mural to highlight Dr....



October 1 - November 5, 2017

Hashtags are widely used on social media for sharing photographs, life experiences and more with other people, which was one of the key...


Building da Vinci

October 1 - November 13, 2016

This custom-built exhibit took a page from Leonardo da Vinci’s famous notebook to bring one of his most innovative ideas and...

Fairy Tale at AHML

Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

January 16 - March 26, 2016

This interactive play exhibit was created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in...

Lego Art Plus Science Equals Architecture

LEGO Art + Science = Architecture

March 1 - April 30, 2015

This exhibit featured 13 world-famous landmarks built entirely of LEGO bricks. The exhibit was designed and created by Arlington Heights...

Math Midway To Go

Math Midway 2 Go

September 9 - 29, 2013

Math Midway 2 Go was a suite of six interactive, custom-designed mathematics exhibits. Hands-on activities captivated and engaged visitors, highlighting the wonder of...


Dawn of the Dinosaurs

July 8 - 31, 2011

The Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit offered a glimpse of early Triassic life - 225 million years ago. The dinosaur exhibit...