Fall 2014 Programs

All the programs below require registration. Contact 708.926.7024 for registration or additional information.

Open Computer Lab
Get assistance with computers, eReaders, online job applications and other technology questions at our free Open Lab in the library's meeting room. Get one-on-one assistance; take online classes; work on your own projects; or play games and enjoy free computer time. In November, Open Lab is on Thursday nights from 6-8pm. In December, Open Lab is scheduled for Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. Register with the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024. Click here for details and schedule.

Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library's 13th Annual Food and Toy Drive
Monday, November 17 through Thursday, December 20
The library will be proud to collect non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, and monetary donations. Worth Township will distribute these items to area families who are in need. For additional information, please contact the Information Desk 708.926.7024.

Breakfast Queen
Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 PM
Come meet The Breakfast Queen! Restauranteur Ina Pinkney, chef and owner until a few months ago of Ina’s in the West Loop, will read from her 2013 memoir and cookbook Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast and will bring samples of one of her most popular recipes. Ms. Pinkney was awarded the Golden Whisk Award from the Women Chefs and Restauranteurs Organization; was a co-recipient of Chicago magazine’s 2011 Green Award; and was named the Small Business Association’s 2008 Woman in Business Champion. Copies of Taste Memories will be available for purchase ($34.00) and signing.

Christmas Centerpieces
Don't miss this opportunity to make your own Christmas centerpiece! Sue Powell will return to present this holiday program on Wednesday night, December 3rd at 7pm.
Class size is limited; call Adult Services at 708.926.7024 to register. Registration is required. Alsip-Merrionette Park Library patrons will take priority.

Book Discussion Group

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

September - Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
October - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
November - The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
December- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
February - Glitter and Glue: a Memoir by Kelly Corrigan
March - I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafszai and Christina Lamb
April - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Books are 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!)

(*Note: Group does not meet during January and the summer months.)

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.