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Adult Winter Programs

 

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Muffins and Mysteries
Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm
Come for a muffin and a Skype visit with Midwestern newspaperwoman and mystery writer Elaine Viets, Her cozy mystery series is Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, and her traditional humorous mysteries are in the Dead End Jobs series. Books available at Patron Services Desk, but optional.

Staying Positive in a Negative World
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00pm
Wellness Coach Tom Kens will teach the 10 fundamental practices to help maintain a positive attitude, despite the odds.  This engaging program is essential to keeping your mind and soul healthy.

Consumer Fight-Back
Monday. March 20 at 6:30pm
Get empowered with some fight-back strategies at this informative program.

Get a Grip on Paper Management
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00pm
Colleen Klimczak, Certified Professional Organizer, will teach us how to file our paperwork to find it when we need it.

Creating a Quote of Art: A Poetry Painting Workshop
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm
Artist Christine Thornton will teach you how to incorporate a poetry quote into a decorative design, then add color with watercolor pencils to turn it into art. Limit 30 people.

An HR Expert on Resumes and Interviews
Part One: Resumes - Saturday, April 1 at 6:00pm
Part Two: Interviews - Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00pm
Bob Schlack will share the inside scoop from over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources Specialist for AT&T. Bring your resume and receive one-on-one feedback after our class sessions.

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The Great War and the World It Created
Thursday, April 6 at 7:00pm
Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I. Library Trustee and retired history instructor Les Engelbrecht will give a presentation on the fascinating history of the Great War.

Getting Started in Genealogy
Monday, April 10 at 7:00pm
Explore your family history with the help of award-winning author and researcher Grace DuMelle.

Movie Screening: Paths of Glory
Tuesday, April 11 at 9:30am
Stanley Kubrick’s classic World War I film starring Kirk Douglas.

Paper Craft: Rosettes
Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00pm
Learn how to make these beautiful paper rosettes (pinwheels) to decorate your next party or use as a backdrop for photos.

Everybody Has a Story to Tell
Monday, May 1 at 7:00pm
Storyteller, playwright, and director Brenda Robinson will awaken your inner storyteller!

Chocolate and Chick Lit: A Chat with Catherine Reay
Monday, May 8 at 7:00pm
Don’t miss this lively Skype interview with inspirational romance writer, Katherine Reay, whose most recent book is A Portrait of Emily Price. This fun program will include book raffles, dessert, and Skype instructions.


Tech Training

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Save it to the Cloud
Saturday, February 25 at 10:00am
Cloud computing is using the Internet to store and share information. In this class, discover how to back up your documents, music and photos to online cloud solutions, many of which are cheap or free.

Fun Photo Editing
Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30pm
Get tips on moving pictures from your phone to the computer and use free PicMonkey.com to add filters, frames, text and more. Basic computer skills required.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Saturday, March 4 at 10:00am
Students will learn to create a slide, enter text, insert images, and save and print a SlideShow in this beginning class. Basic computer skills required.

Computer Fundamentals
Saturday, March 11 at 10:00am
Saturday, May 13 at 10:00am
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word and the Internet: opening programs, entering text, saving and printing documents, manipulating windows, and navigating websites.

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Android Basics
Saturday, March 25 at 10:00am
Get more comfortable with your Android tablet or phone as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps, and customize your device.

Microsoft Word
Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am
This session will cover basics such as creating a new document, using keyboard options, formatting text, copying/pasting, and inserting graphics. Basic computer skills required.

How to Plan Your Vacation Online
Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am
So many travel websites, but which are best? This demonstration of helpful travel sites and apps will help you plan your next vacation.

How to Type a Resume
Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Beginning steps in typing a resume. Please bring required content, including a list of past jobs. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required.

Listen to Music Online
Saturday, April 29 at 10:00am
Instructor Mike Gershbein will demonstrate ways to get free or inexpensive access to music on your computer, phone or tablet.

Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm
In this fast-moving class, students will create a basic worksheet and learn fundamentals, such as opening files, adding columns, printing, saving, editing and formatting a file. Basic computer skills required.

iPhone and iPad Basics
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm
Get more comfortable with your device as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps, and customize your device.

NEW Mobile Memory Lab
Check out our Memory Lab webpage for information about this new digitization service as well as upcoming dates for open lab sessions!


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Monthly Movies

On the 4th Tuesday morning of each month at 9:30am, enjoy a movie in the lower-level meeting room of the library. Light refreshments will be provided.

February 28 - Julie & Julia
March 28 - Florence Foster Jenkins
April 11 - Special WWI Anniversary edition: Paths of Glory
April 25 - Mr. Holmes
May 23 - The Queen of Katwe


Monthly Crochet and Knit Class

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm

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 6:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Registration required: 708.926.7024.


Adult & Teen Coloring Program - NEW!

Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00pm

Who says coloring is just for kids? Come hang out and de-stress with coloring sheets and colored pencils! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. We will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in Meeting Room 1.


Romance Book Discussion

Due to lack of interest, the Romance Book Discussion is going on hiatus. The December meeting has been cancelled.


Traditional Book Discussion Group

The traditional Book Discussion Group meets at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of the month. To register, please contact the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024.

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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!)

February 2nd
In the Woods
Tana French

March 2nd
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Jim Fergus

April 6th
The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan

 

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.