Events

Adult Summer Reading Program

Multiple dates, begins Thursday, June 01, 2017 | Time:

Build a Better World June 1 – July 29 It’s time to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program!  All you have to do is read, listen to, or watch at least 4 library books, audiobooks or DVDs (including eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from Media On Demand and in the online card catalog) over […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  FIELD OF DREAMS (1989), 106 min., Rated PG.  Best Picture nominee is a fantasy about a farmer (Kevin Costner) who builds a ballpark in his Iowa cornfield, where long-dead Major Leaguers gather to play. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.


Chicago by Design : Architectural Vistas for a Visitor’s Eyes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  This program highlights the builders who created the architectural vistas seen by millions of visitors to Chicago throughout the city’s history. We concentrate on the structures seen along Jackson Boulevard from its time as a central thoroughfare for railroad era travelers through its designation as Route 66.  Included are views and discussions of the […]


Miniature War Games

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Miniature war gaming is a fascinating hobby.  Many take it up to re-live historical battles. Gamer Glenn Domingo will demonstrate his fast paced Ships of the Line naval game.  He’ll provide the models (made of paper to be affordable) and teach the rules and tactics.  Learn how to survive on your ice boat home, […]


The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Mark Farina’s father-in-law, Casey Paulinski, was a bomber pilot during World War II.  Mr. Farina wrote a book about him titled, “Casey and the Flying Fortress” which tells the story of Casey from Chicago who became a co-pilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II.  He describes Casey’s training, the assembly of his B-17 […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join our new Adult Coloring Club.  Come relax while begin creative.  Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  Music and lemonade provided.       Drop-in only.


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 | Time: 2:00

  REAR WINDOW (1954), 115 min., Rated PG. While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building across the courtyard, a laid-up magazine photographer (James Stewart) becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Co-starring Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. […]


Creating Ice Cream Dreams

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Chef Michael Niksic returns to demonstrate ice cream recipes.  No machines are needed so everyone can do these recipes.  Tastings, of course, are featured.  Come to the library and make your ice cream dreams come true!  Chef Niksic has been instrumental in opening over 22 restaurants of various cuisines and themes. Sign up by […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join our new Adult Coloring Club.  Come relax while begin creative.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, pens and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.       Drop-in only.


Ted Strong, Jr. : The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Ted Strong, Jr. played in seven Negro Leagues East-West All-Star games and was a key member of the 1940 Harlem Globetrotter basketball team that won the World Professional Basketball Championship.  Despite his athletic dominance in the 1930s and 40s, Strong, Jr. has largely been forgotten in American sports history.  Author Sherman L. Jenkins will […]


Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers : A Look at Illinois’ Geology

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Time: 6:30

Unjustly branded as a flat and boring place, Illinois is in fact full of scenic and scientifically significant locales that teach us much about our planet’s history.  Presented by Ray Wiggers and based on his popular book, “Geology Underfoot in Illinois.”  Mr. Wiggers teaches the Earth Sciences at Oakton Community College and College of Lake […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 | Time: 2:00

  CESAR CHAVEZ: AN AMERICAN HERO (2014), 102 min., Rated PG-13. The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez (played by Michael Pena) torn between his duties as husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers.  Shown in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Drop-in […]


Crocheting Scarves, Part One

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Time: 6:30

Learn how to crochet in preparation for crocheting your very own scarf!  All supplies provided.  Taught by Connie Gertz, a retired teacher who has enjoyed crocheting for many years. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.


Crocheting Scarves, Part Two

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  After learning how to crochet in part one, you can now crochet a beautiful scarf which you can finish at home.  All supplies provided.  Taught by Connie Gertz, a retired schoolteacher who has enjoyed crocheting for many years. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link […]


Book Lover’s Book Buzz

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Time: 2:00

  Want to learn about future bestsellers before they become bestsellers?  How about a chance to read books before they’re published?  Penguin Random House representative Robert Haddock will buzz or talk about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Fall, 2017 titles.  Excerpt book samplers, book catalogs, and “Keep Calm and Read On” […]