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Fall 2014 Programs

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

Click here for a list of Free Fall Computer Classes

Thanks for participating in our Summer Reading Program! Here is a complete list of winners, and additional photographs are on Flickr.

Organizing Photo Memories
Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM
Judi Weber, owner of Quality Plus Photo Service Inc., will explain how you can save and organize digital and traditional photos to preserve memories and share them with family and friends.

Football in a Snap: get off the sideline & get in the game!
Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM
Come and listen to Robin Beavers and Donna Terrell teach you how to watch, understand and enjoy America’s game: NFL Pro Football!

South Side Hauntings and Palm Reading
Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM
Local lifelong paranormal enthusiast, investigator, Bob Trzeciak, will be here again to share
with us some local ghost occurrences. He will also talk about palm reading and a raffle will be held to select some attendees for a brief reading. Mr. Bob Trzeciak has been featured on the local Cable Channels as well as doing his paranormal radio show.

Chicagoland Cemeteries Part 2
Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
Kevin Korst, local historian, will explain the meaning behind grave symbols, tell about famous people buried nearby, and relate local stories and legends as he takes you on a visual tour of what lies beneath some Chicagoland and Southside cemeteries.

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.

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.