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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 Summer Reading Program


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Stop by the first floor Information Desk to sign up for Summer Reading today!

Read any four adult books of your choice to participate. Books can be fiction or nonfiction and any format—print, large print, audio, or ebook—as long as they are checked out through our library.

Prizes and Raffle Drawings
All participants who read four books will receive a finishing prize and an entry for our Back in Time grand prize which includes all three Back to the Future DVDs, Marty McFly and Doc Brown Funko Pop movie figures, a Cubs championship drinking glass as well as the book Fly the W

Everyone who finishes will also be entered in a second raffle drawing of your choice: Time for Pie OR Pizza Time.

If you choose to read one of the books featured on our  bookmark display (located on the TV season DVDs shelves), you will be entered in our Time to go Outside raffle.

There is a limit of one entry per participant.

Adult Summer Programs

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How I Saved My Family's Pictures

Thursday, June 22 at 7:00pm
Come hear the story of a librarian who scanned 750 family photographs. Get his tips on digitizing and sharing your own albums (or boxes) of pictures. Light refreshments provided.

Garden Craft: Nail Polish Pots
Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00pm
Create beautiful marbled nail polish flower pots to brighten your home or yard. Teens and adults welcome. Please note this program is located at Alsip’s new community garden space located behind Prairie Junior High School at 11910 S Kostner Ave.

Clay Craft: Plant Box Buddies
Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00pm
Sculpt cute polymer clay creatures to decorate your potted plants. Teens and adults welcome.

Save Your Family Stories
Saturday, August 12 at 10:00am
Oral Historian, Marie Scatena, will share methods for interviewing family members, including formulating questions and creating an environment in which stories can be more easily recalled. The class will also learn recording techniques to preserve stories for future generations.

Tech Training


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Managing Money Online
Saturday, June 24 at 10:00am
This class will show you the best website and app options for creating a budget, getting financial news and more. In keeping with the theme, most of them are budget-friendly or free.

Windows 10
Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm
Discover everything you need to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana and basic customization.

Create Your Own Website
Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am
Participants will learn personal website creation using Weebly. This free software features easy-to-use templates and other helpful features. Mouse and keyboard skills required.

Computer Fundamentals
Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm

First steps in the use of Microsoft Word and the Internet: opening programs, entering text, saving and printing documents, manipulating windows, and navigating websites.

Android Phones and Tablets II: Google Apps
Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm
Looking to move beyond the stock mail, photo, calendar and other apps on Android devices? Learn all about the features for the Google apps available to make your life easier.

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!


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.

June 27 - La La Land

July 25 - Sully

August 22 - Lion

Monthly Crochet and Knit Class

Wednesday, June 21 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.


The Green Space Project - NEW!

The Alsip Park District, Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, and School District 126 are proud to present The Green Space Project. Gardeners of all ages will meet to create something wonderful in our new community garden space located behind Prairie Junior High School at 11910 S Kostner Ave.

Our weekly work days will include planting, weeding, and maintaining our garden as well as lessons from local gardeners, crafts, and music.

For more information, join our garden e-mail list or call the Information Desk at 708-926-7024.

Adult & Teen Coloring

Wednesday, July 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.

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!)

July 6th
Watch the Movie:
The Light Between Oceans

August 3rd
The Light Between Oceans
M. L. Stedman

September 7th
Rules of Civility: A Novel
Amor Towles

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.