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Kids: Scare Up a Good Book Kids infancy to entering 8th grade are invited to Scare Up a Good Book. Keep track of your reading to win prizes and a book of your choice. Register in Kids' World or on the bookmobile. Come in to Kids' World all summer long for games, crafts and fun. Teens: Freak Out Fest Come to the Library and enter our ‘Freak Out’ contest by giving us your best scream or your most wicked, disturbing laugh. Read a book and write a review online, and you’ll get a chance to win two $50 iTunes gift cards and a $200 grand prize iTunes gift card. Come bang on some old trash cans and other weird stuff at a one-of-a-kind Recycled Underground Drumming event in July and make your own movie for the Fourth Annual Teen Film Fest in August. Adults: Don't Be a Zombie, Read! There’s no registration. Just submit your reading recommendations, or pick up a form at the Welcome Desk. That’s your entry for our monthly prize drawings. Prizes include gift cards and certificates to local restaurants, theaters and bookstores. Also, share a book and learn more about zombie movies.
Dates: July 1–July 30 Enter our drawing to be featured in your own READ poster in Kids' World. Email your name, age, and phone number to email@example.com by July 30 to enter. Winners get a copy to keep for themselves. Sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
Do you love to play chess? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school-aged children? Then please consider volunteering to facilitate the Library’s Chess Club. Kids’ World sponsors a monthly Chess Club for children ages 5 to 14. Each group club meeting begins with a lesson in how to play the game of chess. This lesson is followed with supervised open play. This is a very popular program that needs a new facilitator. Interested in helping out? Learn more about volunteering to facilitate the Chess Club.
Date and time: Monday, July 19, 7 p.m. Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road Learn how others have successfully transitioned to a new career and incorporated volunteerism. Learn how to identify career options and passions and how to pursue them. Learn how to get assistance with career identification and searches. Bruce Cruz, job transitioner and volunteer; Ann Garoon, career coach, Harper College; and Babara Vlk, business librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be on a panel discussing these topics and more. Register in advance by calling 847-253-5532.
Date and time: Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Take a virtual drive through Northern California with Bill and Celia Ginnodo, authors of Seven Perfect Days in Northern California: A Guided Driving Tour. Learn about the best places to visit in areas such as San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Yosemite National Park and Wine Country. Book sale and signing afterwards. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Wednesday July 21, 7:30 p.m. Location: Near Welcome Desk Come hear about the latest thriller, mystery and suspense novels. Our staff will share some titles from thriller authors, such as David Stone, John Sanford, Barry Eisler and more. Share with us some authors and titles that you have enjoyed. We have a limited number of thriller paperbacks to distribute. Please join us for this chance to share some thrilling reads. Drop in.
Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The layoff of so many older adult workers in this current economy has caused a thinning of the job market for those who are just embarking on their career paths. Come learn more about the unique set of challenges facing Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000. Career development consultants specializing in working with this demographic offer tips and techniques on how to successfully compete and stand out while navigating the challenges of the current job market. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Saturday, July 24, 7:30 a.m - 1 p.m. Location: southwest corner of the Library's parking lot When you come to the Farmer's Market this weekend, be sure to stop by the bookmobile. It has the latest books, music and movies that you can check out for your weekend entertainment needs. And since it is just across the street, it will be easy to add it into your weekly shopping routine.
Date and time: Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Karen Fulgate will present this program on DNA and genealogy. She has combined her long-time interest in genealogy and her professional background in chemistry and biology. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.