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  • Military secrets: Curious about your soldier ancestor? Sep 30, 2014 1:27 PM
    Are you doing the family genealogy but getting stuck on getting information about your military ancestor? A series of workshops on military genealogy at the Arlington Heights Memorial Llibrary Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 might be the ticket.

  • Digital Past Project a WWII treasure trove Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Walter B. Vestal sheds light on the Digital Past Project at the Arlington Hts. Memorial Library, a treasure of World War II-era history.

  • New Elk Grove library director comes from jobs in Huntley, Arlington Heights Sep 11, 2014 9:57 AM
    An Arlington Heights native and former Huntley library director has been named the new top librarian in Elk Grove Village. Patrick McDonald replaces longtime Elk Grove library director Lee Maternowski, who retired in June after 17 years at the helm, and a total of 38 years at the library.

  • Little Free Library debuts at Arlington Hts. community center Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
    For Tyler Frank, 14, and Matt Barba, 13, what started out as an assignment for their Genius Hour class at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights recently became a reality. They have created and built the very first Little Free Library in Arlington Heights.

  • Arlington Hts. library reveals book for community to read Jul 27, 2014 12:56 PM
    Not an overly literary book, but not a fluff piece either. A book with plenty of themes for discussion, appealing to teens — and definitely a page-turner. In a nutshell, that's “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger, the book picked by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for its inaugural “One Book One Village” community read initiative unveiled Saturday, said library deputy director Daisy Porter-Reynolds.

  • Arlington Hts. library planning One Book program Jun 19, 2014 6:09 PM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be launching the village’s first “One Book, One Village” program later this summer. The library will host a big reveal at a special Arlington Heights library-card holders event on July 26, said Deb Whisler, director of communications and marketing.

  • District 25 Student Artwork on Display at Arlington Heights Memorial Library in May May 8, 2014 7:49 AM
    District 25 Student Artwork on Display at Arlington Heights Memorial Library in May

  • Arlington Heights leaders host “community conversation” May 5, 2014 5:46 PM
    Officials from Arlington Heights’ library, park district, school districts and other governing bodies got together last week to discuss the state of affairs in the village during the first of what’s expected to become an annual “State of the Village: A Community Conversation.”

  • Kirk vows to help end cyber bullying Mar 29, 2014 6:02 PM
    Sen. Mark Kirk said he will launch a public service video, and make a Top 10 list of the most dangerous apps that lead to cyberbullying. He met Saturday with about 20 high school students who talked about how the dangerous practice is rising. “My colleagues, who are 50 plus, have no idea what Yik Yak or Snap Chat are, and we have to make them aware of their dangers,” Kirk said.

  • Teen Job Fair held at Arlington Hts. library Mar 9, 2014 2:32 AM
    The Arlington Heights Youth Commission teamed up with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for the village’s second annual Teen Job Fair Saturday. Twenty businesses were present, with tables arranged around the walls of an upstairs meeting room.

  • Duckworth leads discussion at library on STEM education Mar 3, 2014 3:14 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth visited the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 22, to talk about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and to promote the House App Challenge, the first nationwide STEM academic competition open to high school students.

  • Ebert documentary filmmaker a ‘magician’ Feb 24, 2014 2:25 PM
    The Sundance Film Festival and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library shared a headliner last week, when award-winning filmmaker Steve James came to Arlington Heights less than a month after his newest documentary, “Life Itself” — profiling legendary film critic Roger Ebert — debuted at Sundance.

  • Arlington Hts. teen job fair hopes for larger business presence Feb 13, 2014 1:44 PM
    The Arlington Heights Youth Commission is teaming up with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for the village's second annual Teen Job Fair, and officials are hoping this one draws interest from more employers than the first. Nearly 300 teens attended last year's fair looking for jobs, but only 10 employers showed up.

  • Cold leaves suburban libraries facing tough choice whether to open Jan 6, 2014 5:10 PM
    Public libraries often are refuges from extreme weather during the winter and summer months. But not Monday. The frigid temperatures prompted many suburban libraries to shut down for the day. Others operated as usual, saying it was their civic duty to remain open.

  • Arlington Hts. library hosts health care enrollment sessions Nov 13, 2013 5:58 PM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is holding information and enrollment sessions to help residents with the new Affordable Care Act. Representatives from the Campaign for Better Health Care will present an informational session on the new Affordable Care Act at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the library.

  • Arlington Heights library collecting books for charity Oct 31, 2013 4:11 PM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is collecting books for kids ages infant through 16 a;ll during November. Drop them off at the library by Dec. 1.

  • Arlington Heights library says job program a success Oct 3, 2013 5:59 PM
    Thousands of people have attended programs aimed at jobseekers through a partnership between the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Arlington Heights Rotary over the past few years. Jason Kuhl, executive director of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, told Rotary members Thursday that their Jobseekers program continues to be a success.

  • Indian Trails Library gets second new director in two years Sep 28, 2013 3:56 PM
    The Indian Trails Library District board of trustees has hired Brian Shepard as its new director, effective Oct. 28, the district announced in a news release dated for release Sunday. Shepard was most recently serving as the assistant director/director of operations at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. “The board and staff had the opportunity to interview the four finalists for the job and everyone was solidly behind Brian as our top candidate,” said Wally Salganik, library board president.

  • Play Math Midway 2 Go with Arlington library Sep 3, 2013 1:37 PM
    Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites you to its interactive math carnival, Math Midway 2 Go, featured in the library’s Marketplace from Sept. 9-29.

  • Community celebrates at library open house Sep 20, 2013 9:39 PM
    Sunday is typically a busy day at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, but on Aug. 18, the crowd swelled for an open house that celebrated the newly renovated library. The party atmosphere offered activities for all ages and highlighted all the new ways residents can use the library for gathering, learning and creating.

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