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

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Adult Spring Programs

An HR Expert on Resumes and Interviews
Part One: Resumes - Saturday, April 1 at 1:00pm (Please note time change.)
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.

Getting Started in Genealogy
Monday, April 3 at 7:00pm
Explore your family history with the help of award-winning author and researcher Grace DuMelle.

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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.

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.

Alsip: 90 Years of Change
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Learn about the changing landscape of Alsip from historical geographer and founder of InSites Chicago, Sherry Meyer.

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 Katherine 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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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.

Typing a Resume
Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Learn to type your own resume from scratch, rather than a template. Please bring required content, including a list of past jobs. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required.

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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.

Computer Fundamentals
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.

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.

March 28 - Florence Foster Jenkins
April 11 - Special WWI Anniversary edition: Paths of Glory
April 25 - Mr. Holmes
May 23 - The Queen of Katwe
June 27 - La La Land


Monthly Crochet and Knit Class

Wednesday, April 19 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, April 12 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.


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!)

April 6th
The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan

May 4th
The Boys in the Boat
Daniel Brown

June 1st
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple

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.