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More than 700 people including parents, student artists, teachers and community members stopped by the library's Marketplace and Kids' World on Thursday, May 2 to celebrate the opening of the 27th Annual District 25 Student Art Show.
"The library is thrilled to again be hosting the District 25 Student Art Show," said Executive Director Mike Driskell. "Now in its 27th year, this is the longest-running partnership event in the library's history."
A live performance from the Thomas Middle School Jazz Band was enjoyed by all at the event. The opening night reception also featured plenty of refreshments and a short film screening from the students of Dryden Elementary School in Kids' World
Over 200 works of art ranging from 2D illustrations to digital art to sculptures are featured in this year's show from seven elementary schools and two middle schools. This artwork is on view in the Marketplace, the Dunton display cases and the Kids' World display cases.
Stop by the library from now through Thursday, May 23 to see all of these creative pieces.
See what kids have to say about creating art in this behind the scenes of the District 25 Student Art Show:

Do you ever experience back or neck pain? Learn more as a physician, physical therapist and neurosurgeon from Northwest Community Healthcare share insights on how to keep your back and spine healthy. Our speakers will cover everything from prevention through diagnosis and treatment options. Co-sponsored by Northwest Community Healthcare. Light refreshments will be served.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

In 1919, Arlington Heights residents welcomed home their family and friends who served during World War I while also remembering the village’s fallen heroes during what is now known as Arlington Heights’ Memorial Day Parade.
100 years later, the Veterans Memorial Committee is busy getting ready for the parade’s 100-year anniversary, and there are plenty of big plans underway to commemorate those who have served, past and present.
This year the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 27 at Sigwalt Street and Arlington Heights Road in front of the Village Hall.
Commemorative coins will be presented to fallen hero families, veterans, active military, and people and organizations who have supported Memorial Day in Arlington Heights.
An Illinois National Guard helicopter will also land in Recreation Park at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public for tours, and a video covering the history of the parade has been created by the Veterans Memorial Committee and community partners, and can be seen below.
Following the parade there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony in Memorial Park at 11 a.m. honoring the 58 Arlington Heights veterans who died in service, from the Civil War to Afghanistan.
The library will be closed all day on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Don't forget to stop by and join the library's bookmobile, which will be present during the parade.


The votes are in! The winning title from our community vote for this fall's One Book, One Village is...
This is the first time we asked you to help us choose 'the book' for our annual community read and more than 1,150 people responded! Of the three books on the ballot, which ran from March 18-April 14, The Feather Thief captured about 43% of the vote. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Save the Date
We are pleased to announce that author Kirk Wallace Johnson will visit Arlington Heights on Thursday, October 10. Watch for details on this exciting event and other OBOV-related programs and book discussions coming this fall on our website and in our September newsletter.
About The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Truth is stranger than fiction in this gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime. In 2009, an American music student broke into the Tring Museum of Natural History in London, stole 299 rare birds and disappeared into the night. Written like a true crime thriller, Johnson investigates the case years later and discovers bizarre twists and memorable characters that weave together into a page-turner you won’t soon forget about greed, obsession and man’s destructive relationship with nature.

The fast-paced writing and true series of events will hook readers from the beginning. The book opens a conversation on the consequences of one’s actions, conservationism and human’s relationship with nature.

“Captivating...Everything the author touches in this thoroughly engaging true-crime tale turns to storytelling gold. . . . Johnson's flair for telling an engrossing story is, like the beautiful birds he describes, exquisite. . . . A superb tale about obsession, nature, and man's ‘unrelenting desire to lay claim to its beauty, whatever the cost.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About Kirk Wallace Johnson
Kirk Wallace Johnson is the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, and the author of To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind.
His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Prior to the List Project, Johnson served in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad and then Fallujah as the Agency’s first coordinator for reconstruction in the war-torn city.

He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. Prior to his work in Iraq, he conducted research on political Islamism as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt. Johnson received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2002.
Born in West Chicago, he lives in Los Angeles.

Like mushrooms? Ever thought about growing your own? Master gardener Mark Lyons will show you how to grow your very own mushrooms, preserve your harvest and make the most of these culinary treasures.
Date and time: Thursday, May 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

The Board of Library Trustees and the family and friends of the late Richard Frisbie gathered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday evening, May 6, for the dedication of the Richard Frisbie Board Room. Frisbie, who served as a library trustee from 1967 to 2011, holds the distinction as the longest-serving trustee.
"Dick was a dedicated and gifted leader in our community and served on the library board for 44 years," said Joan Brody-Garkisch, vice-president and secretary of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Library Trustees. "During that time, he held every office on the board and served eight years as board president."  
In recognition of his outstanding service, the board officially named the second floor board room in Frisbie's honor. During the dedication ceremony, Dick was remembered not only for his service, but also for his unwavering support of intellectual freedom and First Amendment rights. In 2004, the Illinois Library Association named him Trustee of the Year and also honored him with its Intellectual Freedom Award. 
"We are so fortunate to have had him lead our library board for so many years," said Brody-Garkisch. "His service to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a model for all library trustees."
Frisbie passed away on August 28, 2018 at his home in Arlington Heights. He was 91 years old.

Thinking about selling your home? Sue Duchek of Picket Fence Realty will outline the steps that will help insure a smooth transition including establishing value, understanding the process and housing options. Learn about staging and decluttering from Jenny Abrams of Abrams Home Solutions and learn the legal ins and outs from attorney Colin Gilbert of DGAA Law.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Learn networking basics, practical advice for your elevator speech, using social media and finding events to put your newfound skills to practice.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

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It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate libraries and their workers! This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities in recognition of the role libraries play in engaging and empowering the people they serve.
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to share its 2018 Annual Report during National Library Week. We invite you to take a look at our year in review and join us in celebrating Libraries=Strong Communities.
We want to know how your public library has had an impact on your life and your community. Do you have a library story to share? Email us at LibraryStories@ahml.info and we may share your story in an upcoming newsletter.

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