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  • Jane Smiley

    Author Jane Smiley coming to Arlington Hts. on TuesdayJan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library and the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre are hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley on Jan. 29. The author of "A Thousand Acres", "Moo" and "Private Life," will read from her works and be interviewed. Free, but guests must register.

  • A new magazine and newspaper center is part of the $2.8 million renovations.

    Arlington Heights library renovations ahead of schedule Jan 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Major interior renovations at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library are ahead of schedule and under budget, officials are reporting. The $2.8 million project will include new "marketplace" with a vending cafe and the most popular books on display; a new teen center; a remodeled computer assistance area; more small meeting rooms; and a "living room" with lounge seating and a fireplace, as well as a new conference room.

  •  Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh made his first public appearance as an ex-congressman at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday night and spoke to over 100 people. Walsh used one of those people, Carl Arriaza of Mount Prospect, to make a point as he talked about the country’s future.

    Walsh welcomed back to the suburbs, planning for 2014Jan 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Joe Walsh may not be a congressman anymore, but on his first day back in the suburbs, the former 8th District representative made it clear that voters haven't heard the last from him. "I don't know, maybe a guy like me can never get elected again, maybe I have too big of a mouth," Walsh said. "I have no idea what I'm doing in two years, but I want to be a part of the fight."

  • 4 candidates interested in Arlington Heights library board Dec 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    There will be two open seats on the Arlington Heights Memorial Library board for the April 9 consolidated municipal election and four candidates have already picked up nominating packets.

  •  Arlington Heights Village President Arlene Mulder joins community members and students Tuesday in tying the ribbon, as opposed to cutting the ribbon, at the dedication for the Miner School Greenhouse.

    Arlington Heights celebrates community greenhouse Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A newly renovated greenhouse at Arlington Heights' Miner School, funded by the committee that organized the village's 125th anniversary celebration, will keep the event's spirit growing beyond this year, officials said Tuesday. Leaders from Miner, the Quasquicentennial Committee and the village gathered Tuesday morning to dedicate the greenhouse located behind the school, 1101 E. Miner St.

  • Arlington Heights Library book drive through Dec. 1 Nov 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is having a holiday book drive through Dec. 1. The library is collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16 for Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program.

  • Chat with arts community members Nov. 2 Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Learn what’s happening in the arts community at the Arlington Heights Arts Commission for “Art Chat,” a lively presentation by three local arts professionals at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the village hall, third floor, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.

  • No need for park district tax hike Sep 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donald Schmidgall of Arlington Heights says voters need to know about the park district referendum to raise taxes. "There is a need to vote NO' on this referendum in November.," he urges. "It is overtaxation!

  • Four-year-old Jake Bozikis of Arlington Heights looks at children’s books while visiting the Arlington Heights Memorial Library bookmobile with his mom, Michele, on Sept. 12, near Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School.

    Arlington Hts. bookmobile more than mobile library Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    While other libraries have put their bookmobiles to rest, the one operated by Arlington Heights Memorial Library is still going strong, making roughly 50 stops every month. It's a way of putting citizens in touch with books -- especially as the library does not have any branches.

  • Arlington Hts. library lot closing for repairs Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    The underground parking lot of Arlington Heights Memorial Library, including library entrances and drive-up service, will be closed due to repaving from Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 28. Library customers are asked to use the Dunton Avenue entrance during that time.

  • Author Jesse Kellerman

    Meet author Jesse Kellerman in Arlington Heights Sep 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is partnering with the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to present a series of literary arts programs beginning with an evening with novelist/playwright Jesse Kellerman, the author of five novels: "The Executor," "The Genius," "Trouble," "Sunstroke" and his latest, "Potboiler."

  • Submitted by Stephen J. Perille Arlington Aces Soccer Club members support Komen 3-Day walkers on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Melas Park.

    Arlington soccer club scores with Komen walkers Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Arlington Aces Soccer Club participated in cheering on the walkers for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure at Melas Park. Two teams representing the Aces Girls U14 Soccer Club set up a cheering station for the walkers as they entered Melas Park on Saturday morning.

  • Metropolis and Arlingon library present Page to Stage Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    12.63-page 2 Metropolis Performing Arts Centre will host a lecture with author Jesse Kellerman in a new series, From Page to Stage, in conjunction with Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

  • Arlington Heights library to compare jobs and salaries Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is about to start a "job classification and salary structure project" to compare the salaries and benefits offered its workers with those of similar employers in the Northwest suburbs.

  •  The library’s new “living room”, where visitors can relax in lounge furniture in front of a fireplace, is part of a $2.8 million renovation plan approved by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library board this week.

    Arlington Heights Library board approves $2.8 million renovationAug 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Library Memorial Library board has approved a $2.8 million plan to provide the library building with its largest interior renovation in decades. Board members approved the proposal Tuesday without discussion, clearing the way for construction to begin immediately. The work should be complete by mid-April 2013, said library Executive Director Jason Kuhl.

  • Teen Film Fest a terrific collaboration Aug 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Deb Whisler of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library draws our atnetion to last week's Teen Film Fest, and marvels at the planning, the creativity and the fun that can happens when dedicated people work together. "Congratulations to all the creative-thinking partners on the Teen Film Fest Committee," she writes. "You are all a cause for our community's applause!"

  • Library: $16 million on hand pays bills Aug 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Arlington Hts. Memorial Library Executive Director Jason Kuhl responds to last week's letter that asserted the library has $16 million of "excess taxation" on hand. Kuhl says that money isn't cash just sitting around gaining interest -- it is the property tax receipts that will pay the library's operating costs until it dwindles and the next installment of taxes comes along.

  •  The library will have a new “living room,” where visitors can relax in front of a fireplace.

    Arlington Heights Library hopes to become ‘community hub’ Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights Memorial Library is facing its biggest makeover in decades, making it a more organic and open place in the style of a high-end bookstore. The $2.8 million renovation will start as soon as the board members authorize the plans, which is expected to happen at a meeting Tuesday. "As soon as we'll have the authorization, we will start," library Executive Director Jason Kuhl said.

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library held a five-hour boot camp in which four filmmakers gave teens advice on directing, storyboarding, sound effects and camera work so they could make films for the Teen Film Fest being held this Sunday at the Metropolis.

    Film fest just one way Arlington Hts. library targets teens Jul 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    A film festival of original movies shown at a theater for the arts seems like a natural fit. That same film festival being put on by a public library might be a bit of a curveball. It’s the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, though, that will be presenting its sixth annual Teen Film Fest on Sunday, Aug. 5. This year, for the first time, the library is not hosting the event, holding it instead at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

  •  Shannon Halikias, director of Lisle Public Library, holds a buzzer used for computer reservations. The restaurant-style buzzers were introduced at the beginning of June.

    From Lisle to Libertyville, libraries are striving to make the best possible use of technology Jul 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    You've been waiting over half an hour for a seat. It's incredibly crowded because you came at a peak hour, and everyone seems to be taking their time. Just as you're starting to get frustrated, the buzzer in your hand lights up and vibrates, alerting you that a space has opened up. No, you're not at a restaurant during the dinner rush — you're at the library. Restaurant-style buzzers are just the newest addition to Lisle Library, introduced at the beginning of June.

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