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our 5-star library has the key to unlock your potential!

library offerings such as 3D design and printing, learning apps, coding and STEM camps (science, technology, engineering and math) teach skills to navigate the technology needed in classrooms and careers.

“If you’re stumped and don’t know how to begin, the library can help.” That’s the advice Dan Vesper, business education teacher at John Hersey High School, gave his 57 entrepreneurship students when launching their startup businesses using Arlington Heights Memorial Library resources. “It is expected that when this generation enters the workforce, they’re ready to create and problem solve,” he said. Partnership programs between the library and area educators give students opportunities to collaborate and create outside the classroom. Now in its second year, a STEM partnership with Thomas Middle School students offers a 3D research and design elective with after-school production time on the library’s 3D printers.

Fairy tales come alive at the library’s national traveling exhibit, “Once Upon A Time.”

Technology is always changing, and libraries have reinvented into dynamic centers for 21st century digital learning. To help businesses thrive and remain competitive, Tech à la Carte offers a group computer class option designed for six to 12 people. Choose the tech skill topic your group needs for training. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can create in the Digital Studio, reserve small conference rooms, check out tech tools or network at Co-working Connections, where business staff assist and demo resources. Library special events build community connections. The 10th annual Teen Film Fest invites budding filmmakers to learn amazing digital skills to produce their own film masterpieces later shown at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Quarterly used book sales run by the Friends of the Library offer bargain reads.

Libraries have the key to unlock your potential. Nearly 3,000 people visit the library daily to find information, refresh skills and gain new perspectives. Events from book discussions and author lectures to tech classes and traveling exhibits attract readers of Submit your 3D designs for printing at the library. all ages. Two mini-library collections Community conversations will suralso welcome exploring at the Arlinground the third annual “One Book One Village” community read in fall ton Heights Senior Center or at the Bookmobile’s 29 monthly stops in 2016. Book discussions, cultural events and an author lecture will be Arlington Heights neighborhoods. part of the celebration, as One Book inspires many conversations when the community gathers at its five-star library. For more information, Traditional programs like homework help and summer volunteering visit help stimulate and impact students’ academic performance. New


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Arlington Heights IL Chamber Profile  
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