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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.

With the same striking insight as her previous titles, which include Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O'Briens and Still Alice, 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, connection and redemption.
 
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
 
 
 

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 together once again, Richard and Karina are forced to confront long-buried truths about their relationship and themselves.

With the same striking insight as her previous titles, which include Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O'Briens and Still Alice, 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, connection and redemption. Genova explores the physical and psychological toll of disease on the entire family.

Thought-provoking, moving and masterful, Every Note Played is a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom and what it means to be alive.

 

 

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An Evening with Lisa Genova
An Evening with Author Lisa Genova
Thursday, October 18, 7–9 p.m.
Forest View Auditorium, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
 
Meet our One Book, One Village author Lisa Genova. Genova will talk about her work and answer questions from the audience. Her book, Every Note Played, will be available for sale and a signing will follow the presentation.
 
 
Registration opens to the general public October 1, as space allows.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
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
 
 
 
 
Pian Project
In recognition of the musical elements in Every Note Played, the library invites residents to take part in The Piano Project, a public outdoor art display that reinvents pianos and puts them on display throughout the community to be enjoyed and played by all. The pianos feature original artwork from six local artists. Learn more about the artists and piano locations here.
 
Pianos will be located throughout Arlington Heights from September 12 to October 12, at Harmony Park, Arlington Heights Metra Station, Northwest Community Hospital Wellness Center Lobby, Senior Center Patio, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Dunton Avenue Entrance, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Underground Garage Entrance. 
 
Piano Project Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 13, 5:30–6 p.m.
Harmony Park, 7 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights (weather permitting)
Celebrate the installation of our community pianos at a ribbon cutting event with Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes. Enjoy a live piano performance in the park and meet the artists, piano donors and community sponsors who made The Piano Project possible. The Piano Project promotes creativity, community and music – elements found in this year’s One Book, One Village selection, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. A special thanks to the Village of Arlington Heights for their assistance with The Piano Project.
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Senior Center Piano Performance
Wednesday, September 19, 1 p.m. / Senior Center Patio (weather permitting)
Join us for a live piano performance and light refreshments on the Senior Center Patio, featuring one of six featured pianos decorated by a local artist in recongnition of the musical elements in the library’s One Book, One village title Every Note Played. Learn more about the pianos and their artists here.
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Harmony Park Piano Performance
Wednesday, October 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Harmony Park, 7 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights (weather permitting)
Join us for a live piano performance by Raymond Benson, featuring one of six featured pianos decorated by a local artist in recongnition of the musical elements in the library’s One Book, One village title Every Note Played. Learn more about the pianos and their artists here. 
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Wednesday, September 26, 1:003: 00pm/Hendrickson - South
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Tuesday, September 25, 7:309: 00pm/Off-Site
Tuesday, October 2, 7:308: 30pm/Cardinal Room
Monday, October 8, 10:0011: 00am/Senior Center
Wednesday, October 10, 7:308: 30pm/Off-Site
Monday, October 15, 7:309: 00pm/Off-Site
 
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