Registration REQUIRED for all programs. Contact the first floor Information Desk at 708.926.7024 for registration or additional information.

Fall Adult Programs

How to Make a Successful Presentation Without Stress
Wednesday, August 10 at 7pm
Teacher, coach and author Jerilyn Willin will motivate, educate and entertain you as she discusses how to communicate more assertively and eliminate stress.

Rex's Antique Appraisals
Thursday, September 15 at 7pm
Rex Newell of Rex's Antiques will appraise your hand-held antique or collectible. The first 40 library district residents to sign-up can bring in one item to be appraised.

Pumpkin Still Life: A Painting Workshop
Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
Celebrate the season and express your creativity with this fun painting workshop. Beginners are welcome. This program is limited to ages 16 and up.

Haunted History
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm
Sit back and listen to the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest. You're sure to get spooky goosebumps and learn a bit of history too!

Buying Holiday Tech Gifts
Saturday, November 5 at 10am
Mike Gershbein will offer a survey of unique technology products at all price points.

Surrounded by Santa: Taking Back Your Holidays
Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm
Consultant Jerilyn Willin will share strategies you can use to have a less stressful, more meaningful holiday season.

Tech Training (For additional classes, please see website calendar or upcoming newsletter)

MS PowerPoint for Absolute Beginners
Thursday, August 11 at 6:30pm
Learn how to create a slide, enter text, insert images, and save and print a SlideShow. Basic computer skills required.

LinkedIn 101
Thursday, August 18 at 6:30pm
Learn how to use the social networking site LinkedIn to find jobs, connect with other professionals, and keep on top of business news. (Please bring your username and password for your email or LinkedIn account.)

Beginning Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30pm
Students will learn fundamentals, such as opening files, adding columns, printing, saving, editing and formatting a file. Basic computer skills required.

Monthly Movies

On the 4th Tuesday morning at 10am, enjoy a movie in the lower-level meeting room of the library. Light refreshments provided.
July 26 - The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
August 23 - Philomena


September 27 - The King's Speech
October 25 - Waking Ned Devine
November 22 - Midnight in Paris
December 27 - The Intern

Monthly Crochet and Knit Class

Interested in joining a Knit and Crochet Group? Join Blanca Delgado and other like-minded needle enthusiasts for fun activities, sharing of ideas, and a stitching time. All skill levels are welcomed! The meeting is at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Registration required: 708.926.7024

Romance Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm

At our next meeting, we will be discussing Secrets of Bella Terra by Christina Dodd.  Please register so we can provide refreshments for everyone. Books are now available at the Patron Services Desk. 

Traditional Book Discussion Group

The traditional Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.  To register, please contact the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024.

Books are usually available at the Patron Services Desk the month before the discussion.
(Please pick them up more than a week in advance; during the last week before the discussion, the books are returned to their home libraries. Thank you!

August 4
In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick

September 8
Patty Jane's House of Curl
Lorna Landvik

October 6
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce

November 3
My Reading Life
Pat Conroy

(*Note: Group does not meet during January.)

Society of Lifetime of Readers

Another reading club, the Society of Lifetime Readers, is open to all Library District residents aged 18 and above. No time restraints are placed on you; you can read at your own pace. Prizes are awarded for reading 25, 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 books. Sign up at the Information Desk.