AHML Newsletter Summer 2022

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SUMMER 2022

SUMMER 2022


Stay Informed Any change in library operations will be posted at ahml.info/StayInformed as they are available. For questions or additional information, contact us by email at questions@ ahml.info, chat with us at ahml.info or call 847-392-0100.

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Registration Library programs are subject to change. As of this printing, we are currently offering a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Detailed program descriptions and registration details are available on the program calendar at ahml.info. Register in-person at the library, online at ahml.info/attend/events or by calling 847-392-0100. Registration required. Registration begins June 1. Some programs register July 1 or August 1, as noted. Makerplace programs register on June 2 (for programs in June), July 2 (for programs in July) and August 2 (for programs in August). Day-of ticket given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk before program begins. NO SYMBOL = Programs without a symbol do not require registration unless otherwise noted.

Accessibility The library is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request disability accommodations, call 847–392–0100 or TTY: 847–392–1119, or email us at accessibility@ahml.info.

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CONTENTS

Juneteenth p. 4-5 Pride Month p. 6-7 Summer Reading p. 8-9 FanCon p. 10 Families

p. 11-13

Early Childhood

p. 14

Storytimes

p. 15

Kids

p. 16-17

Tweens

p. 18-19

Teens

p. 20-21

H T N E E T E N U J

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Teen Film Fest p. 22 Library Out and About p. 23 Adults English as a Second Language & Literacy

p. 24-30

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p. 30

Adult Summer Reading p. 31 Jobs & Careers

p. 32

Business & Nonprofit

p. 33

Genealogy and Local History

p. 34-35

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Spotlight on p. 36-37 the Collection Lit Stroll p. 38 Book Discussions

p. 39

Makerplace

p. 40-43

Senior Center

p. 44-45

Tech Classes

p. 46-48

Friends & Foundation

p. 49-51

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H T N E E T NE U J

Inspiring Understanding by creating occasions for the exchange of ideas, cultural experiences, and discovery…” Excerpt from the Library’s Mission, Vision and Values Statement

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites you to be a part of our vision to Inspire Understanding during Juneteenth and Pride Month. The library has created programs, book discussions, film screenings, musical performances, booklists and more for the exchange of ideas and opportunities to experience and discover more about our human similarities and differences. The library’s commitment to diversity and inclusion aims to cultivate an inclusive atmosphere, celebrate our diversity and create an environment for the open exchange of differing ideas and points of view. We invite you to join us at the library and around town for the following programs.

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June 19, 1865 is the day when the last enslaved people in the United States were told they were free in Galveston, Texas – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. June 19 is now known as Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery and celebrates African-American freedom, culture and achievements.

Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Tuesday, June 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Join Connie Martin as she tells the history of her family who were slaves captured in West Africa and survived the Middle Passage. Martin will share the origin of the Underground Railroad and discuss famous abolitionists, slave routes passing through counties in Illinois, quilt codes and stitching used in hand-crafted quilt replicas sewn by Martin’s mother.

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Ayodele Drum & Dance Thursday, June 16, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 111 W. Campbell Street

Juneteenth Book Discussion The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

Ayodele Drum and Dance present a West African performance of live drumming, song and dance. Free to attend and open to music lovers of all ages.

Wednesday, June 15, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

Black Joy Family Time

This debut novel weaves together equal parts beauty and stark terror of truth and reality in the depiction of a war-torn Georgian town during the violent aftermath of the Civil War into the Reconstruction era. Topics of this discussion will include race, the aftermath of slavery and what it means to be free.

Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. / Lindsey Room

Listen to award-winning stories that feature Black children’s everyday lives which are playful, bold, curious and more! A selection of books will be on display for check out. For children ages 0-6.

Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Wednesday, June 22 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join us for an evening with chef Kwame Onwuachi, whose first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef, celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” He’ll share the importance of the connections between cuisine, place and culture. Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Awardwinning chef who was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria and Louisiana. A former Top Chef contestant, he has been named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef 2019 and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes. Onwuachi’s 2019 memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef received critical acclaim. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events.

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PRIDE MONTH EVENTS Pride Month originated with the 1969 Stonewall Riots and Uprising in New York City and recognizes the comittment to achieve equality, liberty and justice under law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals.

Pride Parade Prep June 1–4 / Hub

Drop into the Hub from Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4. We’ll have all the supplies you need to accessorize fabulously and make Pride signs to show your pride or support at the June 5 Pinta Pride Parade in Buffalo Grove. Grades 7-12.

Rainbow Pride Storytime Saturday, June 4, 10–10:30 a.m. Lindsey Room

We’ll share stories, songs and crafts to celebrate inclusion, diversity and all types of families. Books such as Love is Love by Michael Genhart or Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour may be shared and many titles representing a variety of family structures will be available to check out. For children ages 0-6.

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Pride Month Pop-Up at the Farmers Market Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.–noon N. Vail Ave. and W. Fremont St.

Stop by to enjoy an activity and find a variety of books and other materials celebrating LGBTQ+ characters, experiences and issues. Find local resources available to the LGBTQ+ community and families and chat with library staff.

Bend the Binary: Understanding Gender + Pronouns Thursday, June 30, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

What is pronoun etiquette? How does Generation Z look at the gender spectrum differently? How can our communities support our transgender neighbors? This presentation will answer your questions about the distinctions between gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and sex assigned at birth. Presented by Heather McCammond-Watts, a children’s librarian and parent of two transgender children.

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A Wider Lens Wednesdays / Hendrickson Room

This series showcases issues and personal experiences through documentary film screenings, followed by facilitated discussions intended to inspire understanding, learning and conversation.

Do I Sound Gay? Wednesday, June 8, 7–9 p.m.

Approaching middle age, David Thorpe laments his single gay status. In his selfcritical view, he blames what he considers his stereotypical gay-sounding voice, something he himself doesn’t like. Thorpe speaks to celebrities about their voices and to other experts about how “the gay voice” came into being and learns more about himself in the process. Not rated, 77 minutes.

Transhood Wednesday, June 15, 6:30–9 p.m.

This thought-provoking film follows four young people and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. Over the course of five years, they struggle through parenting and these youths are transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities and redefine “coming of age.” Not rated, 96 minutes.

Paris is Burning Wednesday, June 29, 7–9 p.m.

Filmed in the 1980s, this classic documentary chronicles the drag ball culture of New York City and the AfricanAmerican, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved. Critics consider the film an invaluable documentation of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender and sexuality in America. Not rated, 71 minutes.

Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month in Literature Looking for inspiration and understanding through books and reading? Our Readers Advisors for Adults and Youth Services Librarians have curated booklists for Juneteenth and Pride Month. From picture books and short stories for kids and teens to fiction and nonfiction for adults, here are some of their top picks:

For Adults Juneteenth On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry See complete booklist at: ahml.info/list/ Juneteenth-booklist

Pride Month The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ¡Hola Papi! : How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer See complete booklist at: ahml.info/list/ celebrating-pride-month-literature

For Young Readers Juneteenth All Different Now by Angela Johnson Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Pride Month Love is Love by Michael Genhart The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

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Track how many days you read this summer to build the habit of reading! Read (or be read to) for 20 minutes, an hour or more. You decide how much you want to read each day. Receive a ticket for a weekly prize drawing for every five days of reading. Read for 25 days to take home a free book. Visit ahml.beanstack.org to register. Readers must participate in Beanstack to be eligible for the weekly prize drawings. Starting June 6, stop by the Summer Reading or Hub Desks to pick up a reading log and registration prize. More info at ahml.info/summer.

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LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

Read for five days to earn a badge. Receive a ticket for a weekly prize drawing with each badge. Earn five badges (25 days of reading) to complete the level and take home a free book of your choice.

Earn another five badges by reading for 25 more days. Receive a ticket for a weekly prize drawing with each badge. Take home a second free book of your choice when you complete this level.

Read all summer long and earn more badges to receive bonus tickets for the weekly prize drawing. Earn another badge and ticket for every five days you read.

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COMICS & POP CULTURE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

WE’RE BACK IN-PERSON!

JULY 16 11 - 4 A.M.

P.M.

COMMAND CENTER OPENS AT 10:30 A.M. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s FanCon 2022! Whether you’re Team Marvel, Team DC, or something else entirely, we invite all nerds,

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT

geeks and fans to a day full of in-person fandom celebration. From Star Wars to Pokémon, we’ve got a little something for everyone including hands-on workshops, crafts and awesome activities. Rub elbows with artists in our Artist Alley, come dressed as your favorite character and revel in the amazing performance of Raks Geek. Register with your email address at ahml.info starting June 1 to be the first to get the full schedule and early access to session registration starting July 8.


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Storywalks at the Lake Lake Arlington, 2201 N. Windsor Dr.

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Storytimes in the Parks Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District.

Pioneer Park

June – Summer Song by Kevin Henkes

at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez

July – The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26 The bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.–noon. Storytime starts at 11:15 a.m.

August – Hooray for Books! by Brian Won

Music in the Park

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. North School Park 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd.

Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District. For all ages. June 14: Ben Tatar and the Tatar Tots June 28: Miss Jamie Live in Concert July 12: Super Stolie July 26: ScribbleMonster in Concert

In case of inclement weather, both the storytime and bookmobile will be canceled.

Camelot Park at the corner of Suffield and Bradford Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27 The bookmobile stops from 11 a.m.–noon. Storytime starts at 11:15 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, both the storytime and bookmobile will be canceled.

Sunset Ridge Park at the corner of Walnut and Ashford

Movies in the Park

Fridays at sundown Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St. July 15: Space Jam: A New Legacy

August 19: Sing 2

Watch movies under the stars with your family at Recreation Park. Bring your own blankets, chairs and favorite movie snacks. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District.

Thursdays, June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11, 25 The bookmobile stops from 6:15–7:30 p.m. every other Thursday. Storytime starts at 6:30 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, only the storytime will be canceled.

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Stork Chat

FAMILIES

Do something fun together.

Youth Book Me Headed on a road trip and looking for some audiobooks for the whole family? Want us to hand pick a few books, magazines or games to take on your trip? Or just looking for your next favorite book? Let us help! Fill out a Youth Book Me request form with your reading preferences at ahml.info/content/ youth-book-me. Let us know if you have any special requests and we will put together a list of recommended titles. We can even put a few items on hold for you! Please allow up to three days for your request to be filled. For birth–grade 12. Adults can also complete a Book Me form at ahml.info/book-me.

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BOO ME K FORKIDS

A Series on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Join local certified childbirth educator and professional doula Tia Wente for this six-session series. Register each month for sessions you’d like to attend. Each session includes Q&A. June 15: Optimizing Your Birth Experience

Learn about setting yourself up for an amazing birth experience. Discuss labor positions, birth environment, pain relief techniques, partner support and more. Meet other expecting parents and discuss topics surrounding birth. Bring your birth ball to practice along with instruction. July 13: Informed Decision Making in Pregnancy and Birth

Get the tools to work through informed consent and decision making during labor and childbirth. Wente will detail using the B.R.A.I.N. acronym as a guide to make focused decisions for both expected and unanticipated matters with confidence. August 10: Postpartum Planning and Support

Talk about important factors for creating a peaceful and healing environment after birth. Think about who will be on your postpartum team and how you can effectively get the help you need. September 7: Breastfeeding 101 October 12: Newborn Care November 9: Birth Planning 101

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fiftyleven

things to say

Saturday, August 27 10:30–11:30 a.m. Hendrickson Room

Join Kelly Campos as she shares stories and songs of Black history. This all-ages performance features a variety of music and stories from African-American culture. Folktale, jazz melodies and true life experience all coexist in this performance that emphasizes the multiplicity of African Americans.

Smarty Pants Balloons Under the Sea! Saturday, June 25, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Join Smarty Pants for magic, all-ages comedy, interactive storytelling and larger than life balloons as you head “under the waves” to learn about life in the ocean. For all ages (best for ages 0–grade 2).

Smarty Pants Balloons Under the Sea! Supported Show Saturday, June 25, 10:30–11 a.m. / Hendrickson Room

This performance is designed for children with disabilities and their families, and any child that could benefit from a more controlled environment. Supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Space is limited; caregiver required. Let the library know if your party requires accommodations. For all ages.

Ayodele Drum & Dance Thursday, June 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

See page 5.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Play and learn.

Kids Playgroup

Black Joy Family Time

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays June and July, 10:15–11:45 a.m. / Kids’ World

Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. / Lindsey Room

Caregivers are welcome to interact, play and learn with your little ones in a variety of activities planned by library staff, accessible throughout Kids’ World.

Listen to award-winning stories that feature Black children’s everyday lives which are playful, bold, curious and more! A selection of books will be on display for check out. Ages 0-6.

For all ages. Caregiver supervision required.

PeeWee Artists

Rainbow Pride Storytime

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 10:30–11 a.m. or 11–11:30 a.m. / Hendrickson Room

Saturday, June 4, 10–10:30 a.m. Lindsey Room

We’ll share stories, songs and crafts to celebrate inclusion, diversity and all types of families. Books such as Love is Love by Michael Genhart or Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour may be shared and many titles representing a variety of family structures will be available to check out. Ages 0-6.

Bring your little one into the world of process art in this hands-on, in-person program. Be sure to dress for a mess. Sign up for one 30-minute session. Ages 2–3 with caregiver.

Wonder Time Thursdays, June 30 and July 14 10:30–11:15 a.m. / Hendrickson Room

Bring your budding engineer or scientist to Wonder Time, a STEM program for reading, asking questions and engaging in hands-on learning. Ages 4–5.

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Saturday, June 11 9:30–10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.–noon Hendrickson Room

Get important information about kindergarten, helpful tips and more in this fun-filled hour.

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Due to space restrictions, attendance is limited to child plus one adult. Register for one session only; both sessions are the same. For kids entering kindergarten in fall 2022, and one caregiver. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

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storytime Weekly Storytimes for June and July Lindsey Room

All storytimes are held weekly in the Lindsey Room and require DAY-OF TICKETS given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk before storytime begins. Unless noted, for Arlington Heights cardholders only.

kids’ time

Mondays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

toddler time

Ages 3–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Thursdays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. ADDITIONAL DAY & TIME! Fridays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

baby time

Ages 19–35 months. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Wednesdays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Infants 0–18 months. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

wednesday fun nights Wednesday, June 8, 22; July 6, 20 6:30–7 p.m.

This fun evening storytime offers a variety of experiences: yoga, block building, bedtime stories and more. Ages 0–6.

family time Saturdays, 10 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no Family Time on July 17 so the library can prepare for the library-wide FanCon event. See page 10 for more information. Ages 0–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

August Storytime Fun Lindsey Room

Join the fun as summer winds down and weekly storytimes take a break this month. Our regular schedule resumes the week of given on September 6. DAY-OF TICKETS a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids’ World Desk before storytime begins. For Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Pajamarama Storytime Monday, August 8, 6:30–7 p.m.

Come in your jammies and bring your favorite nighty-night lovey and listen to some bedtime stories. Ages 0–6.

All Families = LOVE Storytime

Saturday, August 20, 10–10:30 a.m.

We’ll share stories about the various kinds of families and homes some of our friends live in and make a craft. A selection of picture books will be available to check out. Ages 0-6.

Splish Splash Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, August 24, 10–10:30 a.m.

Beat the heat with this storytime celebrating the joys of summer. Storytime will include bilingual English/Spanish books. Ages 0–6.

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KIDS

Read and grow.

SPACE FIGHTS

Thursday, June 16, 1–2 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Cartoonist Mark Anderson will teach kids how to draw their favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader, Duke Cloudrunner, Princess Mia and C3-D2. They’ll battle with laser sporks, fly at dark speed and use their ambiguous Intestinal Fortitude. Grades 2–3.

Chilling Campfire Tales

Tabletop RPGs for Kids

Tuesday, June 7, 7–7:45 p.m. Lindsey Room

Thursday, July 7, 3:30–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Join us around our “campfire” with storyteller Paddy Lynn and help bring to life fun and spooky tales.

Join teens from the Game Masters Summer Volunteer Squad to play tabletop roleplaying games. Supplies provided.

Grades 1–3.

Grades 2–3.

Minecraft Mania: Escape Room

Kids’ Crafternoons

Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.–noon / Zoom

Complete challenges, solve scavenger hunts and make it through escape rooms. Work in small groups and learn something new about the game. Equipment needed: Computer or mobile device for compatibility. Grades 3–4.

LEGO® Club Tuesday, June 21, 10:30–11:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 1–1:45 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 10:30–11:15 a.m. Hendrickson Room

Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Lindsey Room Grades 2–3: Wednesday, July 13 Grades K–1: Wednesday, July 20

Make a variety of summer crafts prepared for you by teen volunteers.

Bastille Day Celebration Thursday, July 14, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Drop in and experience French culture on Bastille Day. Grades K–5.

Toss those instructions aside and let your imagination soar. Drop in to make incredible models using LEGO® bricks.

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Pixel Investigators Program

Mini Golf for Kids

Monday, July 18, 10–10:45 a.m. or 11–11:45 a.m. / Cardinal Room

Monday, August 8, 11 a.m.–noon Hendrickson Room

Join us for trivia where each correct answer reveals a surprise pixel image.

Drop in to compete at indoor putt-putt. Grades K–3.

Grades 2–3.

Chess Club Sunday, July 24, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach using lichess.org for online play. Age 6–grade 6.

Disney Villains Wednesday, August 31, 4:15–5:15 p.m. Cardinal Room

Join us if you dare to explore your favorite Disney villains. Create your villain’s name and the tools you will need to carry out an evil plan. Grades 2–3.

Make Some Noise! Tuesday, August 2, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Disney Villains

Drop in and make your own instrument with recycled materials, then jam with other young musicians. Grades K–3.

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Juggler Be a Juggler Monday, August 15, 3–4 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Watch Jason Kollum perform a mini juggling show then participate in an interactive juggling workshop and learn new skills. Grades 1–3.

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TWEENS

Create and explore.

Tween DIY

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

New projects available monthly June 1, July 2 and August 1 / Kids’ World

Thursday, June 16, 4:15–5:30 p.m. Makerplace, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Pick up supplies at the Kids’ World Desk or request to pick them up at the drive-up window or bookmobile by contacting kids@ahml.info or 847-392-0100.

Join your fellow Tween Advisory Group members at the Makerplace to celebrate a year’s worth of accomplishments, make something and enjoy a few treats. Meet outside on the front lawn. In case of inclement weather, meet in the Creative Arts space in the Makerplace basement. All participants must complete a Makerplace Waiver in advance of the program.

Grades 4–6.

Welcome to the Hub! Friday, June 3, 4–6 p.m. / Hub

Celebrate graduating into teen life by checking out all that the Hub has to offer, including crafts and games. For teens entering seventh and eighth grades in the fall.

Grades 4–6. Register June 2.

Books ‘n Bites The Aquanaut by Dan Santat Monday, June 27, 3:30–5 p.m. Lindsey Room

Join our tween book club for an afternoon of discussion, activities and snacks. Pick up a copy of the book at the Kids’ World Desk. Grades 4–6.

Friday, June 24, and Thursday, August 11, 10–11 a.m. North School Park, N. Evergreen Ave. and E. St. James St.

An Arlington Heights Park District instructor will lead this introductory class covering basic stretches and postures. Bring your own mat, blanket or towel. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District. This event is weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, this class will be relocated to the Hendrickson Room (June) or Cardinal Room (August) in the library. Grades 4–12.

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Maker Cart Wednesday, June 29, 6–7:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

Tabletop RPGs for Tweens: Crash Pandas Wednesday, July 27, 3:30–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Use our art and sewing supplies to create anything you want or tinker with a tech toy. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

Join teens from the Game Masters Summer Volunteer Squad to play the tabletop roleplaying game Crash Pandas.

Grades 4–8.

Grades 4–6.

Tween Crafternoon

Tween Culinary: Fresh Fruit Tarts

Wednesday, July 6, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Lindsey Room

Make a variety of crafts designed and prepared especially by teen volunteers.

Wednesday, August 3 1:30–3 p.m. or 5:30–7 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Grades 4–6.

See page 41.

Wings of Fire Escape Room

Grades 4–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register July 2.

Mini Golf for Tweens Monday, August 8, 2–3:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Drop in to compete at indoor putt-putt. Grades 4–6.

Tween Self Care Monday, July 11, 1–1:30 p.m., 2–2:30 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m., 4–4:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room

Work together with other Wings of Fire fans to solve the clues, escape the cave and fulfill your destiny. All sessions are the same. Grades 4–6.

Fun in the Sun STEM Tuesday, July 19, 3–4 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Build a solar bug and harness the power of the sun to make it move, then make a colorchanging work of art using UV beads. Grades 4–6.

Chess Club Sunday, July 24, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Tuesday, August 9, 2–3 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Practice a mindfulness activity and make a craft to help de-stress. Grades 4–6.

TWEEN LIT CRATES Registration for the September/October session of Tween LitCrates opens on August 1. Kick-start your fall with curated book crates including goodies to keep. Let us know your reading preferences and receive two specially-filled crates, available on the first of each month. Signups are limited. Tween LitCrates are for grades 4–6. Find more information and register at ahml.info/litcrate. Register August 1.

See page 17.

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TEENS

Meet up or try something new.

Pride Parade Prep

Friday Flicks

June 1–4 / Hub

Fridays, 6–9 p.m. / Hub June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19

Drop into the Hub from Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4. We have all the supplies you need to accessorize fabulously and make Pride signs to show your pride or support in time for the June 5 Pinta Pride Parade in Buffalo Grove.

Drop in, hang out and watch a movie on the big screen. Come in early to cast your vote on what to watch. Grades 7–12.

Grades 7–12.

Finals Study Lounge Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 noon–9 p.m. / Hub

Study for your final exams. The library will provide brain-powering snacks, laptops and group study areas to help you prepare.

Welcome to the Hub! Friday, June 3, 4–6 p.m. / Hub

See page 18. For teens entering seventh and eighth grades in the fall.

For high school students.

Teen Advisory Board Sundays, 1–2:30 p.m., June 5, July 3 and August 7 / Hub

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a volunteer group for high schoolers to make your voice heard, plan projects and give back to our community. Fill out an application to join at ahml.info/teens/ volunteer before attending your first meeting. For high school students only.

Tuesdays, 2–3 p.m. / Hub

Drop in to make, tinker and try a variety of art, tech and craft activities. June 14 Complete a scavenger hunt challenge and bake a bookmark. July 12 Get ready for Teen Film Fest! Create a storyboard or book trailer. July 2 Circuit bugs, bees and flowers. August 9 Giant Scrabble and one word story challenge.

Grades 7–12.

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Teen Ukulele Jam

Teen and Tween Yoga Friday, June 24 and Thursday, August 11 10–11 a.m. / North School Park N. Evergreen Ave. and E. St. James St.

An Arlington Heights Park District instructor will lead this introductory class covering basic stretches and postures. Bring your own mat, blanket or towel.

Friday, July 8, 4–5:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Whether you know how to play or want to start learning, join this casual ukulele meetup. Ukuleles will be provided or bring your own. Grades 7–12.

Laser Cut a Keychain for Teens Thursday, July 7, 2–4 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 1, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

See page 42. Grades 7–12. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register June 2.

Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District.

Teen Makerplace Tour

This event is weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, this class will be relocated to the Hendrickson Room (June) or Cardinal Room (August) in the library.

See Page 42.

Grades 4–12.

Maker Cart Wednesday, June 29, 6–7:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

See page 19. Grades 4–8.

Wednesday, July 20 1:30–2 p.m. or 2:30–3 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 1, 112 N. Belmont Ave.

Grades 7–12. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register July 2.

Mini Golf for Teens Monday, August 8, 4–6 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Drop in to compete at indoor putt-putt. Grades 7–12.

Library book boxes for teens Beginning June 15, registration for our third session of Teen LitCrates (July/August/September) will open! Finish out the summer with three Find more the linkFilltoout register curated book boxes information including goodies and for you to keep. one format with your likes, dislikes, and what you’re in the mood for and receive three specially-filled boxes, available on the first of each month. Find more information and the link to register at ahml.info/litcrate.

Beginning June 15, registration for a new session of Teen LitCrates (July/August/ September) will open. Fill out a form with your reading likes, dislikes and what you’re in the mood for, and receive a speciallyfilled box on the first of each month with a book and some awesome goodies. Signups are limited. Teen LitCrates are for grades 7-12. ahml.info/litcrate. Register June 15.

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16th Annual Teen Film Fest Friday, August 26, 7–9 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Join us for the 16th Annual Teen Film Fest! We’ll screen this year’s teen film entries, hear from our panel of judges and award the winning teen filmmakers $300 in cash prizes! Screening of films for all ages. Walk the red carpet and meet filmmakers preceding the event.

Teen Film Fest After Party Friday, August 26, 9–10 p.m. / Hub

Head to the Hub for the official After Party of the Teen Film Fest. Get to know fellow film enthusiasts, eat delicious snacks and play games into the night.

MAKE YOUR MOVIE NOW ! Submission Deadline: Friday, August 12 Filmmakers must be in grades 7–12. Visit ahml.info/teens/filmfest for film guidelines.

Teen Film Fest Workshop Monday, July 25 or Thursday, August 11, 6–8 p.m. / Training Center

Are you interested in getting help with your submission for this year’s Teen Film Fest? Drop in and get help from the experts and have your questions answered. Bring your project on a flash drive. Grades 7–12.

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MORE INFO AWARD CATEGORIES GUIDELINES ahml.info/teens/filmfest


The Library Out and About in the Community Join us as we make our way around town this summer for these community events. Stop by and say hi to library staff – you may even get a library-themed giveaway item!

Ride your bike and Join us in the Fourth of July Parade!

Register at ahml.info starting June 1 to ride your bike alongside our parade entry and the bookmobile. Space is limited; sign up early. Open to all ages, but must be able to ride your bike the entire 1.5-mile parade route. T-shirt and decorate-your-bike kit provided to participants. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Riders must wear helmets.

Arlington Heights Fourth of July Parade

Ride with us!

Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. / Arlington Heights

The parade steps off from Dunton and Oakton, travels South on Dunton to Miner, then East to Recreation Park.

Arlington Heights Farmers Market Every other Saturday, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. May 28 through October 15 Bookmobile hours: 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. N. Vail Ave. and W. Fremont St.

Stop by the Farmers Market and the bookmobile.

Arlington Heights Garden Club & Unique Boutique Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Arlington Heights Historical Museum 110 W. Fremont St.

Visit the library’s Butterfly Garden on Dunton Street during the garden walk.

Misión San Juan Diego Festival Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31 Misión San Juan Diego, 2323 N. Wilke Rd.

Join the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, and enjoy some great food and entertainment.

National Night Out Tuesday, August 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m. North School Park N. Evergreen Ave. and E. Eastman St.

Enjoy a great night of family fun and entertainment.

Falcon Park Fiesta Thursday, August 11, 4:30–5:15 p.m. Falcon Park, 2408 S. Goebbert Rd.

Join us for bilingual stories, music and backto-school fun. Presented in partnership with the Mount Prospect Public Library.

Heritage Fest Saturday, August 27, 1–4 p.m. Arlington Heights Historical Museum 110 W. Fremont St.

Join the Village of Arlington Heights, the library and Arlington Heights Park District at our first community-wide festival to celebrate cultural diversity.

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ADULTS

Experience and discover. Closed-captioning is available for all virtual adult programs.

Hablemos Español (Let’s Speak Spanish) Mondays, 6–7 p.m. June 6, August 1 / Zoom June 20, July 18, August 15 / Room H

Meet other Spanish learners and speakers in your community and brush up your skills in this conversation club to improve and practice your Spanish en la Biblioteca. All levels welcome.

Become a Citizen Archivist Monday, June 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

See page 34.

Writer’s Ink Wednesdays, June 8, July 13, August 10 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

Start the novel, short story or poem you always meant to write and join instructor Jacob Knabb for this facilitated meetup. All skill levels and writing styles are welcome.

Wider Lens: Pride Month Wednesdays / Hendrickson Room June 8: Do I Sound Gay? June 15: Transhood June 29: Paris is Burning

See page 7.

Planting Party

at the Viatorian Giving Garden Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.–noon / Viatorian Giving Garden Give back to the community and join library staff for a planting party at the Viatorian Giving Garden and help plant a garden plot. Be prepared to get a little muddy while planting and connecting with your neighbors. Space is limited. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

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Tuesday, June 7, 6–7 p.m. / Zoom

Automotive educator Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme will educate on everything from how often you actually need to change your oil to what power steering fluid your car requires (and why it has to be changed). Presented in easy-tounderstand language.

Grow Your Own Flower Cutting Garden

Friday Film Fun

Thursday, June 9, 7–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

This program is for ages 18+ of all abilities.

Heather Coughlin of Pure Bloom Flowers will teach you to grow flowers in a small space, best varieties, preparing your garden site and how/when to cut flowers for longest vase life.

July 29: High School Musical Rated TV-G, 98 minutes.

Space is limited. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Legal Matters Thursday, June 9, 6:30–7:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn about the legal aid system, how to find free or low-cost legal help and get helpful tips about consumer debt, housing, family law, employment, probate, Veterans’ rights and cannabis expungement. CARPLS is Cook County’s largest provider of free legal services.

Fridays, 6–8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

June 10: Spider-Man (2002) Rated PG-13, 121 minutes.

August 12: Wreck-It Ralph Rated PG, 108 minutes.

This program is especially suited for those who could benefit from a supported environment. Some lights will remain on during the movie and coloring activities, lap weights and fidgets will be available. Register each person attending.

Yoga in the Park Saturdays, 9–10 a.m. June 11, July 23, August 20 Arlington Heights Historical Museum 110 W. Freemont St.

Join us for this introductory class covering basic stretches and postures, led by certified instructor Lynn Minuskin. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own mat, blanket or towel. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District.

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Experience and discover.

French Conversation Group Tuesdays, June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join our resident native speaker to grow your language abilities. All levels welcome.

Stork Chat: A Series on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room

See page 12.

Wednesday Cinema Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Tuesday, June 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Wednesdays, 1 p.m. / Hendrickson Room June 15: Dune (2021)

Rated PG-13; 155 minutes. July 20: Black Widow

Rated PG-13; 134 minutes.

See page 4.

August 17: In The Heights

Rated PG-13; 143 minutes.

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Sundays, 2 p.m. / North School Park N. Evergreen Avenue and E. Eastman Street Bring a blanket or lawn chair and grab your friends to enjoy summer concerts in North School Park. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District and generously sponsored by Friends of the Library. Rain location: Hendrickson Room.

June 12 - Big Brother's Vinyl Classic songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive once again with Arlington Heights’ own Big Brother’s Vinyl.

July 24 - Mar Caribe Mar Caribe is an all-instrumental band from Chicago performing originals that blend spaghetti-western, surf and country.

August 14 - Wild Daisy & Georgia Rae Band The heel-tapping medleys of upbeat country and pop songs by Wild Daisy will be followed by songwriting duo, the Georgia Rae Band.

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Sundays, 11 a.m.–noon Arlington Heights Historical Museum 110 W. Fremont St.

Ving Tsun Kung Fu

Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Women June 12: Designed for women ages 18+. Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Seniors July 10: Designed for seniors ages 65+. Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Adults August 14: Designed for adults 18+.

This martial art form boosts the immune system and can keep you active without straining yourself. Join Sifu Cyrus of Chicago Northside Kung Fu. Presented in partnership with Arlington Heights Park District.

Ayodele Drum & Dance Thursday, June 16, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

See Page 5.

Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi Wednesday, June 22, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

See page 5.

Sound Opinions: It Was 50 Years Ago Today Thursday, June 23, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for an online event celebrating seminal albums from 1972 and their lasting influence. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.

Lit Stroll Saturday, June 25, 1–4:30 pm. Downtown Arlington Heights

See page 38.

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne Summer Lessons Visit ahml.info/virtual_art to watch the video classes and register for a meet up. Videos will be available to view the first of each month.

Art with Alayne Meet Ups 2:30–3:30 p.m. / Zoom Eye: Tuesday, June 21; Friday, June 24; Tuesday, June 28 Bouquet: Tuesday, July 19; Tuesday, July 26; Friday, July 29 Banana Split: Tuesday, August 23; Friday, August 26; Tuesday, August 30

Meet up registrants will be notified by email when they can pick up their supplies at the drive-up window. Please register for only one meet up per month. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

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Experience and discover.

Resource Hour Tuesday, June 28, 10–11 a.m. / First floor

Staff from the Village of Arlington Heights Health and Human Services Department will provide information and get you connected to resources. Drop in during this hour to meet them.

Community Blood Drive Wednesday, June 29, noon–5 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Bring a photo ID. Appointments recommended.

Bend the Binary: Understanding Gender + Pronouns Thursday, June 30, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

See page 6.

Favorite Things: Summer Series Live! Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m. / Eddie’s Restaurant 10 E. Northwest Highway July 13: Breezy Fiction Books August 17: Sizzling Summer Suspense

Making the Most of Social Security

See page 39.

Thursday, June 30, 7–8:30 p.m. Cardinal Room

French Trivia

Mike Heatwole and Renee Boyle of The Dala Group will provide details on filing strategies available to single individuals, married couples, divorced individuals and widows as well as earned income limits and the taxation of Social Security benefits.

i’vE gOt a bAd fEeLiNg aBoUt tHaT aNsWeR

Saturday, July 16, 2–3 p.m. ESL & Literacy Services Office

Join us and explore food, cultural traditions and more in a casual French Trivia event.

STAR WARS TRIVIA Friday, July 8, 7–8 p.m. / YouTube

Form your own team at home or play solo and log on with a single device using the service Crowdpurr.

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Chicago Roller Skating History Tuesday, July 26, 7–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Roll down memory lane with author and Chicago roller skating historian Marcie Hill as she discusses 140-plus years of Chicago roller skating history.

Embroidery Workshop Wednesday, July 20 / Cardinal Room 2–3:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m.

Join artist Katie Vota for a hands-on embroidery workshop and learn the basics and some new stitches. All supplies provided. Designed for adults 18+. Both sessions are the same. Space is limited. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register July 1.

Cryptocurrency Investing Basics Tuesday, July 26, 2–3 p.m. / Training Center

This class will provide an overview of platforms for buying, selling and trading cryptocurrencies, presented for educational purposes (not financial advice). Arlington Heights cardholders only.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program Monday, August 1, 1–2:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room or Zoom

Get Help: Connect with Local Government Tuesday, August 9, 4–6 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Drop in to meet with staff from the offices of your elected officials during this twohour service and resource event. Staff members of the offices of Senator Ann Gillespie, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Rep. Mark Walker and Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton will be in attendance.

Flower Arranging Workshop Thursday, August 11, 7–8:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Learn how to use fresh local flowers to create a beautiful flower arrangement, tips for flower care, helpful techniques for design and how to choose the right flowers and vase. Presented by Heather Coughlin of Pure Bloom Flowers. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Space is limited. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register August 1.

Lynette Strode from the Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) will demonstrate assistive technology devices and share resources, programs and vendor information.

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Experience and discover.

History of Chicago Taverns Tuesday, August 16, 7–8 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Join urbanologist Max Grinnell to explore the people, places and communities that make Chicago’s neighborhood taverns so special.

Macrame Workshop

Death Cafe Monday, August 22, 7–8:15 p.m. / Zoom

Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences, thoughts and fears about death from the comfort of your own home.

Sunday, August 21 2–3:30 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Discover the art of knotting and make your own macrame plant hanger in this hands-on workshop with artist Cornelia Baum of Boho Living.

Insurance Tips and Assistance Tuesday, August 23, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

All supplies provided. Designed for adults 18+. Space is limited. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register August 1 .

The Illinois Department of Insurance will lead a discussion on common pitfalls and shopping tips, how to reach the Illinois Department of Insurance and an overview of its complaint process.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE & LITERACY Practice and learn.

Tea & Talk

Citizenship Interview Practice

Wednesdays, 1:30–3 p.m. June 8 / Makerplace Kitchen July 13, August 10 / Hendrickson Room

Wednesday, June 15, 7–9 p.m. / Zoom

Sign up for a 30-minute time slot to practice the interview portion of your citizenship test. This service is provided in partnership with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship.

Improve your conversation skills at this monthly group. For ESL adults; children welcome.

ESL Book Discussions Zoom or ESL Office

Books and discussion questions are available in the ESL & Literacy Services Office. Tuesday, June 21, 1–2 p.m. Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Tuesday, July 19, 7–8 p.m. and August 16, 1–2 p.m. A Girls’ Guide to the Islands by Suzanne Kamata

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Page Turners

Adult Summer Reading Program

Joining the 2022 Page Turners Summer Adult Reading Program is easy! Create an account or sign in on the library’s Beanstack page at ahml.beanstack.org. Complete five activities each month for a chance to win a gift card to an Arlington Heights business. Registration begins Monday, May 23. Start reading and complete eligible activities beginning June 1. The program runs through August 31, and five raffle winners will be announced at the end of each month. Join our Page Turners Facebook Adult Readers Discussion Group at facebook.com/groups/ahmlpageturners, where we share what we’re reading, what we want to read, what we recommend and so much more. Become a member and invite your friends! This online group is moderated by library staff.

We are excited to launch our next Adult LitCrate session. Fill out a form to sign up and receive a box. Let us know your reading preferences and we will provide books selected just for you and some special surprises. The goodies are yours to keep, and you only return the books. Adult LitCrate subscriptions are for Arlington Heights cardholders only and are bi-monthly for six months. Fill out a form starting June 1 to register for the next session of LitCrate at ahml.info/LitCrate. Sign-ups are limited.

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JOBS & CAREERS Take the next step.

TAKE H ME JOBS KIT

Overwhelmed with your job search? This kit has all the essentials you need to help in your search for a new job, including a variety of information focused on job searching, skill building, resume writing and overall career exploration. Call us at 847-392-0100 or email questions@ ahml.info to request your kit starting Monday, June 6. Take Home Jobs Kits will be available while supplies last. One per customer.

Cover Letters Made Simple Thursday, June 23, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how to write a standout cover letter employers will want to read. Presenter Jez Layman will break down the process stepby-step to help you create a cover letter unique to you that complements your resume and highlights your skills.

The Successful Federal Job Search Thursday, July 14, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

The federal government hires employees in an array of fields, but the unique and rigorous application process often leads applicants to wonder how they will fare in a large pool of candidates. Nancy Segal, a Master Federal Career Coach and author, will share her expertise in finding federal job opportunities, determining if your qualifications match, and completing the documents necessary to apply for a federal position.

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How to Win with LinkedIn Thursday, August 18, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Learn strategies to improve your profile and your visibility, how to expand your network, effectively connect with job opportunities, and what recruiters always look at first.

Resume Reviews and More Schedule an appointment today to have your resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed. Request to have your profile reviewed by a professional and get tailored tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn network so that you get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Expert resume reviewers are available free of charge to Arlington Heights cardholders. Daytime and evening sessions are available at ahml.info/form/schedule-an-appointment. SKILLS

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BUSINESS & NONPROFIT Start something big.

Introduction to Legal GPS Tuesday, June 14, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Legal GPS, a new resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners available at the library, is an interactive platform that helps new and existing businesses “do legal” without having to hire a lawyer. Join founder Chris Daming for an overview of this platform and learn how Legal GPS can help your business.

SCORE Business Mentoring Thursdays, June 2, 23; July 7, 28; August 4, 25; 9 a.m.–noon Mondays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 6–8 p.m. Appointment Room

Learn from SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One-on-one small business mentoring by business experts. Register at northchicago.score.org/arlington–heights– library.

Business Book Discussion Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest by Keith Ferrazzi Tuesday, June 21, 7–8 p.m. / Room I

New York Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, along with coauthors Kian Gohar and Noel Weyrich, show leaders how to shape their organizations and practices to remain competitive.

Small Business Coffee & Connect

Small Business Orientation

Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, August 25 9–10:30 a.m. / Cardinal Room

Learn about the requirements and regulations for opening or expanding your small business from Michael Mertes, Business Development Manager, Village of Arlington Heights.

Stay connected with members of your local small business community. Drop in every other month for a networking and a “hot topics” roundtable discussion for entrepreneurs and those in small businesses of all kinds. Ask questions, share ideas, make connections and get inspired.

Thursday, August 11, 11 a.m.–noon / Zoom

Charging Your Worth with Confidence Common Pricing Mistakes Wednesday, July 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Brand designer Chelsie Tamms will cover common pricing mistakes and how to fix them.

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GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY Discover your roots.

Monday, June 6, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Join the citizen archivist program and contribute to the National Archives Catalog by tagging, transcribing and adding comments to records, making them more accessible and searchable.

Beginning Genealogy

Genealogy Discussion

Friday, June 10, 2–3 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 7–8 p.m. Cardinal Room

Tuesdays, June 28 and July 26, 3–4 p.m. Shackley Room

Learn techniques for finding your ancestors and essential genealogy databases.

Attend this monthly meeting to discuss genealogy projects, family history research and share resources.

Swedish Genealogy Research Help

Getting to Know Ancestry Library Edition

Thursday, June 16 and Wednesday, August, 17, noon–7 p.m. / Zoom Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. / Zoom

Wednesday, July 13, 1–2 p.m. / Zoom

Sign up for a virtual appointment with genealogist Kathy Meade to get help with your Swedish genealogy research. Half-hour appointments available. Register at ahml. info/attend/events.

Explore one of the largest online family history resources, Ancestry Library Edition. This online session will discuss how you can effectively use Ancestry Library Edition to support family history.

Feminine Mystique: Finding Female Ancestors Wednesday, June 22, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

This presentation examines the legal, historical and cultural factors that shaped feminine lives and how those factors influenced the records they created. Discussion includes identifying and accessing relevant sources for reliable kinship determination and resources for adding depth to personal stories through social context.

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Historical Scavenger Hunt JULY 1-31 / THROUGHOUT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Discover the history of Arlington Heights with a Village scavenger hunt. Pick up clues starting July 1 at the Info Desk at the library or at the Historical Museum. Visit each place on the hunt, take a selfie, and post that selfie on social media with #AHhistoricalhunt. Once you’ve visited all 10 places, visit both the library and the Arlington Heights Historical Museum for prizes. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.

Using ArkivDigital Tuesday, July 19, 7–8 p.m. Hendrickson Room

Join genealogist Kathy Meade as she walks through how to use ArkivDigital to find your Swedish Ancestors.

Discovering Genealogy Resources Thursday, July 28, 1–3 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Join us for an overview of genealogy resources the library offers online and in-person, followed by a tour of the Kathrine Shackley Room.

Beginning Polish-American Genealogy Wednesday, August 3, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Genealogist and author Jason Kruski will give you the tools you need to begin researching your Polish-American ancestry in the United States, learn more about the lives of your ancestors and to find ancestral villages in Poland.

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy Monday, August 15, 7–8 p.m. / Zoom

Explore what is unique about Jewish genealogy, what information you are looking for and how to get started.

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Arlington Heights and the surrounding Chicagoland area have a rich literary history and many writers call the area home. There’s a strong interest in writers in our own backyard, and in celebration of our incredible literary community, the library highlights some of these amazing authors and welcomes you to explore their books. Join us on Saturday, June 25 to meet and hear from a few of these authors at Lit Stroll. See page 38 for more information.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life by Katherine E. Standefer Enjoy Every Minute and Other Ridiculous Things We Say to Moms by Becky Baudouin Sinners, Saints, and Scratch Tickets by Gina D’Agosta Trials & Truffles: Expats in Brussels by T.D. Arkenberg Reawakening: Return of Lightness and Peace After My Daughter’s Murder by Barbara A. Mangi Letters From the Box in the Attic: A Story of Courage, Survival and Love by Barbara Serbinski Sipe My Maja: A Grandson’s Tribute by Dr. Donald Grossnickle American OZ: An Astonishing Year Inside Traveling Carnivals at State Fairs & Festivals by Michael Sean Comerford The First Wolf Pack: A Dog’s Fable by J. Daniel Reed

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CHICAGO & SUBURBS The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala Second City Sinners: True Crime from Historic Chicago’s Deadly Streets by Jon Seidel 1919 by Eve L. Ewing An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood by Kevin Coval and Langston Allston High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen Overboard by Sara Paretsky The Emma Project by Sonali Dev The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood by Dawn Turner The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea Are you a local writer looking to connect with other local writers? Join our monthly Writer’s Ink meetings, the second Wednesday of each month on Zoom. See page 24.

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Join us for a new literary event that brings readers together to meet and celebrate beloved Illinois authors. Featured authors include:

Author of 18 novels with more than 1.5 million books in print, will talk about her beloved Mason series.

Federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and true crime author, will talk about his book Second City Sinners.

USA TODAY bestselling historical fiction author, will talk about her newest novel Woman on Fire.

Award-winning mystery/thriller author, will talk about her Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series. Each author will be featured at a downtown Arlington Heights venue: Each author will beHey featured a downtown Arlington Heights venue: Peggy Kinnane’s, Nonny,atArlington Ale House or La Tasca. Hear about their Peggy Kinnane’s, Hey aNonny, Arlington House La Tasca. Hear about their newest newest novels, grab drink and mingleAle with otheror literary lovers as you stroll from novels, grab a drink and mingle with other literary lovers as you stroll from location to location to location. The event will culminate in a book signing at Arlington Ale location. The event will culminate with a book signing at Arlington Ale House. House with books available for sale courtesy of The Book Stall. Books available for sale courtesy of The Book Stall. Lit Stroll is open to adults ages 21 and older. Space is limited. LitRegistration Stroll is open to adultsFind ages 21event and older. Space is limited. is required. full details at ahml.info/litstroll. Find full event details at ahml.info/litstroll.

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS Join the conversation.

Register to attend any of these discussions. Stop by the Info Desk to pick up a copy of any of the books or contact us at 847-392-0100 to request a copy. Book discussion titles are also available as an eBook or eAudiobook.

JUNETEENTH BOOK DISCUSSION

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris Wednesday, June 15, 7–8 p.m. / Cardinal Room

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. Join us to discuss The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, a debut novel that weaves together equal parts beauty and stark terror of truth and reality in the depiction of a war-torn Georgian town during the violent aftermath of the Civil War into the Reconstruction era. Through this unforgettable story, topics of discussion will include race, the aftermath of slavery and what it means to be free.

BUSINESS BOOK DISCUSSION

Competing in the New World of Work by Keith Ferrazzi Tuesday, June 21, 7–8 pm./Conference Room I

See page 33.

Favorite Things: Summer Series Live! Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m. Eddies Restaurant, 10 E. Northwest Highway

July 13: Breezy Fiction Books Since 1949

Restaurant & Lounge

Since 1949

August 17: Sizzling Summer Suspense

Our popular Favorite Things is going live in-person this summer! Join us at Eddie’s Restaurant as we explore these genres and discuss hot titles, amazing authors and more. Grab a beverage and enjoy an appetizer while joining in a discussion with library staff and other lit lovers of what to read next.

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The Makerplace provides visitors ages 12 and up a unique opportunity for making and creating using the latest technology and equipment, along with flexible workspaces and a commercialgrade kitchen. Visit anytime to explore the space, try something new or bring a project from home and use the open workspaces. All users must sign a waiver before using equipment or participating in Makerplace classes. Makerplace classes are for Arlington Heights cardholders only, unless otherwise noted. Registration for summer classes at the Makerplace begins at 9 a.m. on the second day of the month. Registrations will be monthly, June 2 (for June classes), July 2 (for July classes) and August 2 (for August classes), unless otherwise noted.

M A K E R P L AC E C U L I N A RY C L ASS E S Culinary classes are designed for adults 18+, unless otherwise noted. Arlington Heights library card required. The library is working to meet the overwhelming demand for culinary classes. Space is limited; sign up for one class per month, per cardholder.

SUMMER GALETTES Sunday, June 5, noon–2p.m. or 3–5 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Join Chef Jen Paleracio from Lean Bellas Kitchen for sweet and savory baking. Register June 2.

CHEF’S CHOICE W I T H C H E F G R AC E Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m. or 5:30–7:30 p.m. June 7, July 12 or August 16 Makerplace Kitchen

Join recent Chopped champ Chef Grace Goudie of Scratchboard Kitchen for a culinary treat of her choice. Register on the second day of the month for the class you want to attend for that month; sign up for only one per month.

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I N T R O D U C T I O N TO F E R M E N TAT I O N Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon or Wednesday, June 29, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Learn the basics of making sauerkraut and fermented vegetable pickles with food writer Emily Paster. Register June 2.

FRESH FRUIT P R E S E RV E S Wednesday, July 13 / Makerplace Kitchen 3–4:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m.

Get hands-on experience making your own preserves with Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter. Register July 2.

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KNIFE SKILLS

M AG I C O F C H I C K P E AS

Tuesday, July 26, 2–3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, July 27, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Saturday, August 13, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30–3:30 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Join the Makerplace’s very own Chef Brian as we slice and dice our way around the kitchen. Knives and ingredients will be provided. Register July 2.

Join culinary instructor Shilpi Saxena and learn more about the vibrant flavors of India while making chickpea masala curry with basmati rice. Register August 2.

T W E E N C U L I N A RY: F R E S H F R U I T TA RTS

B E E R TAST I N G Saturday, August 20, 1–2:30 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m. / Makerplace Kitchen

Wednesday, August 3 1:30–3 p.m. or 5:30–7 p.m. Makerplace Kitchen

Sample different styles of beer while Advanced Cicerone Matt Geary shares details of its history, brewing and the flavors and aromas of each brew.

Learn to make your own fruit tart from scratch. All participants must complete a Makerplace Kitchen Waiver in advance of the program. Both sessions are the same. Grades 4–6. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register July 2.

For adults ages 21+. Register August 2.

G A R D E N & P R O D U C E SWA P Sundays, June 26, July 24, August 28, 10 a.m.–noon / Makerplace

Calling all gardeners! Have extra plants or produce? Bring garden supplies and harvests to the Makerplace to share with neighbors and fellow gardeners. Library staff will be on hand to help sort and facilitate swaps all season long. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to drop off or to see what’s available for swapping. Swaps will be outside; in the case of inclement weather, in the Makerplace Kitchen.

The Makerplace will be closed Thursday, June 30– Monday, July 4 during Frontier Days.

MAKERPLACE 112 N. Belmont Avenue

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Visit ahml.info/makerplace for more information.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Monday & Friday: Closed

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3D PRINTING CLASS

M A K E R P L AC E C L ASS E S Arlington Heights library card required to participate in these classes, for ages 12 and up. Registration for summer classes at the Makerplace begins at 9 a.m. on the second day of the month. Registrations will be monthly, June 2 (for June classes), July 2 (for July classes) and August 2 (for August classes), unless otherwise noted.

M A K E R P L AC E TO U R S Sundays, June 12 or August 14, 1–2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Join a guided tour of the Makerplace. We’ll take you through the many creative spaces and introduce you to your new place for making in Arlington Heights. Each tour will end with time for Q&A.

M A K E R P L AC E N E E D L E F E LT I N G Tuesday, June 21, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Creative Arts

Create a sweet little hedgehog out of wool with this fun class! Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis as you learn how to transform fibers into animals with this technique. This program is designed for ages 12 and up. Arlington Heights cardholders only.

L AS E R C U T A K E YC H A I N FO R T E E N S Thursday, July 7, 2–4 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

Harness the power of a laser to design a custom keychain. All participants must complete a Makerplace Waiver in advance of the program. Grades 7–12. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register June 2.

M A K E R P L AC E TO U R FO R T E E N S Wednesday, July 20, 1:30–2 p.m. or 2:30–3 p.m. / Makerplace Flex Space 1

Let the library’s teen experts guide you through the Makerplace spaces and equipment and learn about a project you can create. Both sessions are the same. Grades 7–12. Arlington Heights cardholders only. Register July 2.

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M A K E R P L AC E E SS E N T I A L S C L ASS E S Arlington Heights library card required to participate in these classes, for ages 12 and up.

L AS E R C U T T I N G

3D PRINTING

Wednesday, June 1; Saturday, June 18; Thursday, July 28; Tuesday, August 2 1–2:30 p.m.

Thursdays, June 9, July 14, August 11 1–2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18, 6–7:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

Learn the basics of 2D design for laser cutting and engraving. Using digital design software, take your ideas from concept to completed pieces using the laser cutter. All sessions are the same; register for one.

VINYL CUTTING Wednesdays, June 8, August 10, 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22, 6–7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 1–2:30 p.m. Makerplace Flex Space 2

Explore the basics of 3D printing technology and how to use TinkerCAD to create 3D printable designs. All sessions are the same; register for one.

SEWING Tuesdays, June 14 and August 30 6–7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, July 19, August 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 5; Sunday, July 31; Wednesday, August 17; 1–2:30 p.m.

Makerplace Flex Space 2

Makerplace Sewing and Quilting Room

Learn to create your own custom designs and cut adhesive vinyl, iron-on transfers, paper for scrapbooking and crafting, fabric, matboard, leather and more. All sessions are the same; register for one.

Learn the basics of threading, operating and troubleshooting on sewing machines. All sessions are the same; register for one.

VINYL CUTTING CLASS

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PROGRAMS AT THE SENIOR CENTER All in-person programs will be held at the Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Many of our in-person programs at the Senior Center will also offer the option to attend via Zoom. The Senior Center Reading Room is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

TECH FAIR

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. SENIOR CENTER Tech enthusiasts and novices are invited to drop in to explore, create and play with robots, circuits, virtual reality and more at the library’s first Tech Fair at the Senior Center. See the latest in assistive technology, watch a 3D printing demo, talk with library tech staff, have fun in our photo booth and create a souvenir button. Make it a family affair and bring the grandkids or other family members.

Travelogues

Computer Interest Group

Fridays, 10 a.m. / Senior Center June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26

Wednesdays, June 8, July 13 and August 10 1–2 p.m. / Senior Center and Zoom

Drop in and enjoy travel movies and documentaries.

Film Discussion Circle Tuesdays, 1 p.m. / Senior Center June 7: My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Rated R, 120 minutes. July 5: Monsoon Wedding (2001) Rated R, 114 minutes. August 2: Atonement (2007)

Rated R, 123 minutes.

Novice and experienced users discuss current technology, exchange tips, and offer advice for solving problems on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Current Events Discussion Thursdays, 10–11 a.m. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25 Senior Center and Zoom

Register to join us either in person or on Zoom in by calling 847-870-3712.

Drop in for a free showing of a film followed by a discussion led by library staff.

Summer Senior Center Book Discussion Monday, July 25, 10–11 a.m. / Senior Center and Zoom

Our regular Senior Center book groups are on break, so join us to discuss The Maid by Nita Prose. Books available in the Senior Center Reading Room.

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SENIOR CENTER CLASSES

Classes feature small class size and hands-on instruction. All classes are held in person at the Senior Center.

Android Phone Basics (two-day class) Tuesdays, June 14 and 21, 9–11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 6 and 13, 2–4 p.m. Tuesdays, July 12 and 19, 9–11 a.m. Mondays, August 8 and 15, 2–4 p.m. Wednesdays, August 24 and 31, 2–4 p.m.

iPad & iPhone Settings 1 Friday, June 10, 2–4 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2–4 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 9–11 a.m.

Use the Settings app to customize your iPad or iPhone.

Get hands on experience using an Androidbased phone with tips for text and internet.

iPad & iPhone Settings 2

iPad & iPhone Basics (two-day class)

Learn more about your phone or iPad settings options.

Thursdays, June 9 and 16, 2–4 p.m. Fridays, July 8 and 15, 2–4 p.m. Tuesdays, July 26 and August 2, 9–11 a.m. Thursdays, August 11 and 18, 2–4 p.m.

Get hands-on experience using an iPad or iPhone including tips for email and internet.

iPad & iPhone Beyond Basics (two-day class) Mondays, June 6 and 13, 2–4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 22 and 29, 2–4 p.m. Wednesdays, July 20 and 27, 2–4 p.m. Fridays, August 12 and 19, 2–4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15, 2–4 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 9–11 a.m.

NEW Medicare Plan Finder Mondays, July 18 or 25, August 22 or 29 2–4 p.m.

In this PC-based class, use the Medicare plan finder tool to compare Medicare Advantage and Part D drug plans. Offered in partnership with Northwest Community Healthcare.

Windows Essentials (two-day class) Thursdays, June 23 and 30, 9–11 a.m. Thursdays, July 21 and 28, 9–11 a.m.

Text and video chat, download apps, read books, use maps and try Siri in this next level class.

Customize your desktop and find, copy and organize files.

NEW iPad & iPhone Photos

Cord Cutting: Exploring Cable Alternatives

Tuesday, August 9, 9–11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2–4 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2–4 p.m.

Learn the basics of taking photos with your iPhone or iPad camera.

Wednesday, August 10, 10 a.m.–noon

Explore cost-effective alternatives to cable and traditional landline phones.

SENIOR PHONE PROGRAMS Join weekly phone discussions where we listen to and discuss short stories or share reminisces. Contact Senior and Accessible Services at 847-870-3712.

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CLASSES All in-person tech classes are held in the Training Center, unless otherwise noted. Some classes are held online on Zoom, as noted. Register for Tech Classes starting June 1.

Basic Computer Skills

How to Use Your iPad

Monday, June 6, 1:30–3 p.m. Monday, August 1, 10–11:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 9, 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 10–11:30 a.m. Friday, August 5, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn the components of a window, how to use a mouse, and open and close files.

Using Your Mac: Basics Wednesday, June 8, 10–11:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 1:30–3 p.m. Monday, August 8, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn about the Mac operating system, keyboard and Apple ID, launching apps, organizing files and changing settings.

Beginning Computing with Windows 10 Wednesday, June 8, 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn to launch programs; create, rename and delete files and organize your desktop.

Excel: Basics Wednesday, June 8, 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 1:30–3 p.m. Friday, July 8, 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn about spreadsheets and the basics of Excel. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

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Learn to use your tablet’s settings, apps, web browser and much more. Bring your iPad if you have one.

How to Use Your Android Device Friday, June 10, 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn how to install apps, manage your device settings, and more. Bring your Android device if you have one.

PowerPoint: Basics Wednesday, June 15, Thursday, July 14 or Monday, August 15, 1:30–3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 10–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 7–8:30 p.m.

This class covers the basics for developing an interesting presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

Digitize It: VHS and 8mm Tapes Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m.–noon Thursday, July 7, 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2–3 p.m.

Learn how to digitize your VHS, 8mm, Hi8, VHS-C and Mini DV tapes using equipment and software in the library’s Studio.

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Shutterfly: Summer Invitations and Gifts

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies and More

Tuesday, June 14, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Friday, June 24, 1:30–3 p.m. Monday, July 25, 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how to create personalized invitations and gifts using your own photos and personal messages. An existing Shutterfly account is recommended.

Using Your Mac: iCloud Wednesday, June 15, 10–11:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 1:30–3 p.m. Monday, August 15, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn the ins and outs of iCloud and synchronized contacts and calendars.

Excel: Intermediate Wednesday, June 15, 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 1:30–3 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 10–11:30 a.m.

Learn about charts and graphs and working with data. Working knowledge of Excel required.

How to Use Your iPad’s Apps Thursday, June 16, 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 10–11:30 a.m. Friday, August 12, 1:30–3 p.m.

Explore in-depth many of the default apps available on your iPad. Bring your iPad if you have one. Requirement: Comfortable with the basic functions of an iPad.

Word: Basics Thursday, June 16, 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 7–8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, 1:30–3 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 1:30–3 p.m. Friday, August 19, 10–11:30 a.m.

This class will introduce you to tabs and how to change words on the page. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed.

Learn all about the free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music and magazines you can access from home or on the go with your library card.

Graphics for Social Media Tuesday, June 21, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom Tuesday, August 9, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how you can use Canva to create quick and easy graphics.

Digitize It: Reel to Reel Film Thursday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m.–noon Monday, August 22, 7–8 p.m.

Learn how to digitize 8mm, 16mm film reels and how to utilize equipment and software in the library’s Studio.

Word: Intermediate Thursday, June 23, 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learn how to change margins, use bullet points, formatting, tables and templates. Working knowledge of Word is required.

PowerPoint: Intermediate Wednesday, June 29, 1:30–3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 10–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 7–8:30 p.m.

Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level and enhance presentations with creative effects. Working knowledge of PowerPoint required.

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Digitize It: Audio and Slides/Photos Monday, June 27, 7–8 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2–3 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 11 a.m.–noon

Learn how to digitize vinyl records, audio cassettes, 35mm slides and photos and utilize specialized equipment and software in the library’s Studio.

Selling Online Overview Wednesday, June 29, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom Tuesday, August 23, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn tips for selling items on Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and Etsy. No accounts needed; this is an overview.

Cord Cutting 101: Exploring Cable Alternatives

Excel: Charts and Graphs Wednesday, July 20, 2–3 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 11 a.m.–noon

Learn to use Excel to display data using charts and graphs. Intermediate knowledge of Excel required.

PowerPoint: Transitions and Animations Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m.–noon Wednesday, August 24, 7–8 p.m.

Learn to work with transitions and animations in PowerPoint presentations. Intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint required.

Excel: Pivot Tables Wednesday, July 27, 2–3 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 11 a.m.–noon

Monday, July 11, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom Tuesday, August 30, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn how to use pivot tables to sort, analyze and summarize data. Intermediate knowledge of Excel required.

Explore cost-effective alternatives to cable (Netflix, Roku, Sling, Apple TV, hoopla, etc.) and traditional land line phones (mobile, Google Voice, etc.).

Tips for Buying Online

Making One-Minute Videos

Learn tips for buying items on Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and Etsy. No accounts needed; this will be an overview.

Tuesday, July 12, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Learn to shoot, edit, upload and share short format videos on TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.

Video Editing with Kapwing Tuesday, July 19, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Wednesday, July 27, 7–8:30 p.m. / Zoom

Stop Motion Animation Wednesday, August 3, 7–8:30 p.m.

Learn the tools and techniques needed to create stop motion videos on your mobile device with the free Stop Motion Studio app.

Learn the basics of using Kapwing to edit your videos.

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Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. / Arlington Heights

Save the date for the Friends of the Library’s first Passport to Fun fundraiser and friendraiser! Join the Friends on a fun, family adventure as you explore the neighborhood around the library, visit activity booths, shop at the children’s market book sale in the library’s garage and collect stamps on your passport. Participants will receive a passport that includes a map of the 1.5-mile walking route. If you’d like to volunteer, or if you’d like to have your business sponsor this event, contact friends@ahml.info. Look for more information and register for the event on the Friends’ website at ahml.info/friends and follow the Friends on Facebook.

Children’s Summer Market Sale Saturday June 18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Library’s underground parking lot

Children’s books, DVDs and CDs, and fiction for adults.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Support the library.

ADULT SALE

Hendrickson Room Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 7, noon–4 p.m.

CHILDREN’S SALE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

SUMMER

USED BOOK SAUGUST A L5–7E

Cardinal Room

Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 7, noon–3 p.m.

MEMBERS NIGHT

Friday, August 5, 5–7 p.m. (Membership required)

Members may pick up a number for their place in line beginning at 9 a.m. Friday morning at the Second Floor Desk. Individual members may have one ticket and Family/Patron/Life memberships may have two tickets for place(s) in line. Room capacity is limited.

SILENT AUCTION

Begins Friday, 5 p.m. Ends Saturday, 2 p.m.

Visit ahml.info/friends for membership information and sale updatesmembership information, Friends news and sale updates.

Donations Now Accepted Mondays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Friends are now accepting good-quality donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment. To contact the Friends, call 847-506-2663 or email friends@ahml.info and include your name, email, phone and a description of the donation. The Friends will contact you to schedule a donation time.

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LIBRARY FOUNDATION Support the library.

The Foundation recognizes these generous donations received:

Arlington Heights Memorial

LIBRARY

PLATINUM $500 - $999

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

In Memory of Milton Kapicka

Meeting schedule: ahml.info/about/information

GOLD $100 - $499

Greg Zyck • President 847-507-2336 • gzyck@ahml.info

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

DEEP APPRECIATION TO OUR CONTINUING DONORS Abb Vie Anonymous The Cwik Family ITW Andy and Mary Krock* Shivendra Vikam Singh New donations received through April 8, 2022 *Designates an in-kind donation The Arlington Heights Memorial Library Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) taxexempt organization that provides support to the library by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support the library above and beyond what public funding provides. Learn more at ahml.info/about/foundation or contact the Foundation at: AHML Foundation c/o Treasurer 500 N. Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Carole Medal • Vice President/Secretary 847-506-2683 • cmedal@ahml.info John Supplitt • Treasurer 847-506-2685 • jsupplitt@ahml.info Trustees: Sarah Galla 847-506-2681 • sgalla@ahml.info Andi Ruhl 847-506-2684 • aruhl@ahml.info Debbie Smart 847-494-3707 • dsmart@ahml.info Amy Somary 847-506-2686 • asomary@ahml.info EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mike Driskell

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Mary Hastings EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR April Harder WRITERS Pat Aichele William Tolan GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Brian Benson Colleen Mele Stephanie Battista

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