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What if “someday” was today? What choices would you make if your life changed in an instant? Explore forgiveness, letting go and redemption this fall with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova's latest novel Every Note Played, this year's selection for the library’s One Book, One Village community read.
Every Note Played is informed by both a neurological condition and the human condition, reminding us how our choices influence our careers, relationships, and ultimately, how we have lived our lives. Every Note Played explores the brutal reality of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) while also noting moments of beauty, growth and connection.

One Book, One Village, which is now in its fifth year, invites the community to read the same book at the same time and share experiences through related programs and discussions with family, friends, neighbors and community members. It will culminate with a visit by the author on Thursday, October 18 at Forest View Auditorium. Registration for this author visit will open on September 1 for Arlington Heights cardholders.

In recognition of the musical elements in Every Note Played, the library invites residents to enjoy and take part in The Piano Project, a public outdoor art display that reinvents pianos through art and puts them on display throughout the community from September 12 to October 12.

Copies of Every Note Played are now available for checkout in the library's Marketplace, Senior Center, on the bookmobile and as an eBook or eAudiobook for download with CloudLibrary

About the Book
Richard, a 45-year-old world-renowned classical pianist, finds himself suddenly diagnosed with ALS. Karina, his ex-wife, who at one time had a promising music career of her own, becomes Richard’s reluctant caregiver. After a rapid decline in health brings them once again under the same roof, Richard and Karina are forced to confront long-buried truths about their relationship and themselves. Meticulously detailing the disease’s physical devastations and corresponding psychological toll makes for heartrending but suspenseful reading. Moving and masterful, Every Note Played is a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.
About the Author
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. Other novels include Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O'Briens and Still Alice, which was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, earning the actress the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland. Genova has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR to speak about brain health and neurological diseases. Learn more about Genova on the author's website. 

The library has expanded its streaming video services to include AcornTV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses, all made available by using RBdigital. Visit ahml.info/downloads to access RBdigital content, including:
AcornTV – TV shows, films and documentaries from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Major titles include Doc Martin, Agatha Raisin, The Detectorists, A Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders.

IndieFlix – More than 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Notable titles include the original Planet of the Apes movie series, Dial M for Murder, The Third Man, Sid & Nancy, Shameless (the original British series) and Queer as Folk.

The Great Courses – More than 150 popular full-length courses, taught by instructors such as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, National Geographic’s master photographer Joel Satrore, and music historian Robert Greenberg.

When you sign up for the RBdigital app or the RBdigital gateway website, you receive one week of unlimited access, so you can binge watch all you want. Watch on your PC, mobile device or streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or Xbox). To learn more, visit ahml.info/downloads.


Enjoy the energetic sounds of Animal Farm. With a mix of original music and storytelling, this show is sure to entertain the entire family. For ages 4 and up.
Date and time: Saturday, September 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Time to restock your books and movies! Pick up some great bargians on children's nonfiction, adult fiction and VHS this weekend at the Friends' Lobby Sale.
Date and time: Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Lobby
Date and time: Sunday, September 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Lobby

DNA testing has become part of genealogy, but what does it really mean? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we get the different components of our genetic heritage? How can DNA testing be used to trace your family history? Join Dr. Daniel Hubbard as he discusses the ins and outs of genealogical DNA testing.
Date and time: Monday, October 1, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Genealogy
Join us for an enlightening panel discussion featuring religious leaders from our area sharing their perspectives on important themes of life and death: life’s purpose, reconciliation, care giving, illness, death, reaching a peaceful place and the lives of those left behind  - themes explored in our 5th annual One Book, One Village selection, Every Note Played. Discussion will be facilitated by Pastor Melissa Earley of First United Methodist Church. It is not necessary to read the book to participate in the discussion.
Panelists include:
Rev. Judy Hockenberry, First Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Rob Jury, Anshe Tikvah
Ikbal Koseli, Turkish American Society of Chicago
Marguerite O'Connor, Rissho Kosei-kai of Chicago, Buddhist Church
Deacon Tom Westerkamp, St. James Catholic Church
Presented in conjunction with the library’s One Book, One Village community read. Learn more at ahml.info/onebook.
Date and time: Thursday, October 4, 7-8:30p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us for stories and songs with author and illustrator Loren Long. The author will share about his new book, There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake, and perform his adaptation of the classic children's song. Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama's picture book Of Thee I Sing and The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Books will be available for purchase from The Book Stall starting at 5:30 p.m., with the author's presentation beginning at 6 p.m.
Date and time: Friday, September 28, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s Piano Project officially hit the streets this week, with six beautifully decorated pianos placed at sites throughout Arlington Heights. The library celebrated the installation of these pianos at a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, September 13, with Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes, library trustees, piano artists, donors and sponsors.
More than 50 people came to Harmony Park to celebrate the public outdoor art display. Artist Teresa Meyanci's fairy tale-inspired piano, Once Upon a Tune, was on display, with a live performance by library staff member Neal Parker. The event celebrated the completed works of The Piano Project's five additional artists as well - Preeti Iqbal, Violet Jaffe, Anthony Lewis, Tara Riley and Tom Rybarczyk. The public were invited to meet the artists, piano donors and community sponsors who made The Piano Project possible.
"Words can't explain how it feels," Meyanci said after meeting Trish Srnak, the original owner of the piano she designed. "For her to see it and be as excited as I am, it's amazing."
The Piano Project promotes creativity and community, and plays upon the musical elements found in this year’s One Book, One Village selection, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. The pianos can be seen and played through Friday, October 12 at Harmony Park, Arlington Heights Metra Station, Northwest Community Healthcare Wellness Center Lobby, Senior Center Patio, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Dunton Avenue Entrance and the library’s Underground Garage Entrance.

A special thanks to our generous sponsors, Waverly Inn Memory Care, The Moorings of Arlington Heights, Northwest Community Healthcare, Lutheran Home and Jennifer Burnidge State Farm Insurance Agency.

Learn more about The Piano Project: http://www.ahml.info/piano-locations.

The next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it with others! The first of our One Book, One Village book discussions took place at the Senior Center. Thanks to everyone who joined us and shared their thoughts about this year's community read title, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. More discussions coming up. Just drop in, no registration required: Join us:
Get Together with Books
Wednesday, September 19
7:30-8:30 p.m. / Board Room at the library
NCH Wellness Center
Tuesday, September 25
7:30-8:30 p.m.
900 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights
Novel Experience
Tuesday, October 2
7:30-8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room at the library
Modern Classics at the Senior Center
Monday, October 8
10-11 a.m.
Senior Center, 1801 W. Central  Rd.
ESL Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 9
7-8:30 p.m./ Conference Room I at the library
La Tasca Tapas
Monday, October 15
7:30-8:30 p.m.
25 W. Davis St., Arlington Heights

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you or someone you know is interested in getting a library card, make sure to stop by one of our drop-in locations below where we'll be ready to help. Learn more about what information you'll need to get a library card.
Prospect Football Game
Date and time: Friday, September 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Rolling Meadows High School, 2901 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL
Buffalo Grove Football Game
Date and time: Friday, September 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas Street, Arlington Heights, IL

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