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 Please register for all programs at the Information Desk: 708.926.7024.
Recurring Monthly Programs
(Movies, Game Night, Song Circle)
Technology Classes
Memory Lab


2023 Reading Challenge
January 1-31
We have a fresh new Reading Challenge in 2023. Stop by the Information Desk to pick up a new flyer and sign-up treats. For January, read any book that was made into a movie or tv show, and submit a raffle entry at the Information Desk or online. You may win our monthly prize! For additional information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 708.926.7024.

Memory Lab - Open Lab
Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm
Register for a 30-minute hands-on session on one of our pieces of digitizing equipment, with the support of library staff. Contact the Information Desk to reserve your spot: 708.926.7024.


Book Social
Saturday, February 4 at 1 pm
Come chat with us about your recent books and shows, and get recommendations to carry you through the winter months. The optional theme for February: books made into movies or shows. Following the one-hour book discussion and our light refreshments, an optional movie will be shown. For registration and additional information, such as our February themes, contact us at 708.926.7024.

Iconic Chicago Foods with Leslie Goddard
Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm
Chicago is the birthplace of some of the most unique dishes in the nation. Join historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., for a look at five iconic Chicago foods: deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago style hot dogs, cheesecake and Frango mints. Sample a slice of pizza from a local pizza parlor while we learn the stories behind each of these signature foods and how they reflect Chicago’s unique patterns of immigration, cultural traditions and creative inventiveness. An illustrated lecture by Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. reflect Chicago’s unique patterns of immigration, cultural traditions and creative inventiveness. Limited 50.

Exploring Your Family Tree
Saturday, February 11 at 10 am
Discover the foundation and methodology of successful genealogical research with expert Tina Beaird of Tamarack Genealogy. Learn how to start tracing your family history using documents, family keepsakes and more. Registration required.

Coffee Tasting with Strange Brew Café
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm
Explore coffee through sight, taste and smell. Join Strange Brew's owner, Matt, as he takes you through an at-home coffee flight tasting to learn how to differentiate between coffee origins and roasting levels. Participants will learn "at-home cupping", which is the process roasters & baristas go through after buying/roasting new batches of coffee as a way to maintain quality assurance and develop the tasting notes that go on the bags. Limit of 12. Sign up starts December 1 for AMPL cardholders. Non-AMPL cardholders registration starts December 8.

Virtual Cooking With Chef Carla
February 22 from 6-8pm
Join us on Zoom for another fun live cooking session led by Chef Carla. She always comes up with the most delicious dishes with plenty of tips and tricks for cooks of all skill levels. Cook along or just watch! Recipes provided in advance.

Radio Goes to War
Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm
World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on
radio. Don’t miss this one-hour presentation with Those Were the Days host, Steve Darnall. He will examine how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sounds clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the armed forces) and more!

Recurring Monthly Programs

Tuesday Morning Movies 
Fourth Tuesday morning of each month at 9:30 am.
December 27 - Fatherhood
January 24 - Mr. Malcolm's List
February 28 - Elvis (2022)

Game Night
Third Thursday of each month 6-8 pm
January 19, February 16
Are your favorite board or card games sitting in the closet gathering dust? Bring them in to the library for a fun, social game night. Light refreshments provided.

Song Circle
Third Thursday of Each Month from 6-8 pm
January 19, February 16

Making music together is magic! You don’t have to be a contestant on American Idol to enjoy playing, singing, and harmonizing. Bring instruments and songs to share, join in a chorus or two, or just come and listen!