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Fall & Winter Adult Programs

Haunted History
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00pm

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!

Surrounded by Santa: Taking Back Your Holidays
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm
Consultant Jerilyn Willin will share strategies you can use to have a less stressful, more meaningful holiday season.

Holiday Paper Craft
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00pm
Join us for this fun and easy holiday paper craft! We will be using book pages to make a beautiful wreath. Space is limited to 12.


Cupcakes and Classics
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Get out of the winter doldrums as we chat about sunny Italy and literary England with Chicago-area author, Katherine Reay. In these settings, her contemporary characters overcome challenges to find their own voice, love and relationships -- all with a fun nod to the classics. Book raffles, light refreshments and Skype instructions will be available. Books available at Patron Services Desk, but optional.



Writing Your Family Story
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
Learn how to weave your family memories into a compelling narrative with author Maggie Kast. Adults and teens welcome. Space is limited to 20.

Paper Craft
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
Join us in making a Valentine favorite –roses, but JUMBO SIZE, to show someone special how much you care. Space is limited to 12.

Visit with the Lincolns
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00pm
Visit with President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln as they prepare to attend the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865.  Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller invite us to witness the touching humor and deep love shared between this legendary First Couple as they interact with the audience. This program is the perfect way to celebrate the birthday of our 16th president.

Muffins and Mysteries
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.

Tech Training


Uploading Pictures to Social Media
Saturday, November 5 at 10:00am
Learn how to upload pictures and videos to social networking sites such as Flickr, Google Photos, Instagram and Snapchat.

Ancestry Research – Veterans Day Edition
Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm
Learn how to use our Ancestry database to discover amazing facts about your family history! In honor of Veterans Day, this session will focus on veterans and military history. Find out when your relatives enlisted and even what battles they fought. Basic computer skills required

Computer Basics
Saturday, November 12th at 10:00am
New to computers? Sign up for this lively class which covers mouse, keyboard, and windows navigation skills: how to open/close computer windows, scroll, minimize, maximize, find menus and enlarge text.

Windows 10: An Introduction
Saturday, December 3 at 10:00am
Michael Gershbein, of technology instruction company Very Smart People, will show you how to get started with Windows 10 - including navigation, customization, Edge, Cortana, and the new Start Menu. Laptops will be provided; you are welcome to bring your own Windows 10 device as well.

ABC's of Phones, Tablets and eReaders
Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:30pm
Designed for beginners, this class will cover basic settings and apps for iOS, Android or Kindle devices. (You are invited to bring your devices, along with all usernames and passwords used for setup.)


Computer Basics
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00am
Learn basics of using Microsoft Word and the Internet: opening programs, entering text, saving and printing documents, manipulating windows, and navigating websites.

Streaming Video: Alternatives to Traditional TV
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00am
Don’t miss this demonstration of web-based services for watching television and movies (such as Netflix, Sling, and Amazon). These can be used through computers and mobile devices as well as streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku. (Information on HooplaDigital will also be available for those with AMPL cards.)

Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:30pm
In this fast-moving class, students will create a basic worksheet and learn fundamentals, such as opening a document, adding columns, printing, saving, editing, and formatting a file. Basic computer skills required.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Saturday, February 11, 2017 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.

Save it to the Cloud
Saturday, February 25, 2017 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.


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.


November 22 - Suffragette
December 27 - The Intern
January 24 - Hello, My Name is Doris
February 28 - Julie & Julia

Monthly Crochet and Knit Class

Wednesday, November 16 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, January 11 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

Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm

At our next meeting, we will be discussing Sweet Starfire by Jayne Ann Krentz. Please register so we can provide refreshments for everyone. Books are available now at the Patron Services desk.

Traditional Book Discussion Group

The traditional Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  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!)

November 3rd
My Reading Life
Pat Conroy

December 1st
The Peach Keeper
Sarah Addison Allen

February 2nd
In the Woods
Tana French

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

(*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.