Events

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 […]


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Time: 1:00

  HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001), 152 min., Rated PG. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.   Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.


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.


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002), 161 min., Rated PG. Finds young wizard Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by […]


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” […]


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Time: 1:00

  HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004), 142 min., Rated PG. Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. In addition to new experiences, Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Time: 6:30

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


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, October 01, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005), 157 min.,  Rated PG-13. Harry‘s fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort’s Death Eaters are gaining strength and create […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | Time: 2:00

  THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN (1966), 90 min., Not Rated. Figuring the answers to a murder mystery lie in the old Simmons mansion, Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) visits the mansion at the witching hour of midnight.  Certain he’s seen a ghost, Luther writes a story which makes front page news – and brings on a libel […]


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, October 08, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007), 139 min., Rated PG-13. Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When […]


Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror in the Golden Age of Radio

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Time: 6:30

“Those Were The Days” Old Time Radio host Steve Darnall plays clips from some of radio’s best known mystery and horror programs, including “Escape,” “Inner Sanctum” and “Lights Out” to illustrate how radio could truly be a “Theater of the Mind” using voices, music and sounds to create indelible and often frightening “pictures.” To sign […]


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, October 15, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009), 153 min., Rated PG. Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, […]


Haunted Locations in Illinois

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Join us, if you dare, as we take you through a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations in Illinois.  Presented by Carl Crooks of TnT Paranormal Investigators, Illinois Chapter. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 (2010), 146 min., Rated PG-13. Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction–the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor […]


Harry Potter Film Festival

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

  HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 (2011), 130 min., Rated PG-13. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

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


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | Time: 2:00

SANDS OF IWO JIMA (1949), 109 min., Not Rated. Haunted by his personal demons, Marine Sergeant John Stryker (John Wayne) is both hated and feared by his men, who see him as a cold-hearted sadist.  But when their boots hit the beaches, they begin to understand the reason for Stryker’s rigid form of discipline, as […]


Writing and Self-Publishing : What I Wish Somebody Had Told Me

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Local mystery writer Karen Berg-Raftakis will talk about what you should know before writing a book; the writing process; and editing, publishing and marketing.  Copies of her books will be available for sale and signing. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.


National Novel Writing Month Write-In

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  November is National Novel Writing Month.  Come to the library to work on your novel where you’ll be away from distractions.  Bring your own laptop, tablet or pen and paper and your imagination. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.


Hamilton’s Women: Meet the Sisters Who Captivated Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Time: 6:30

Meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton’s life: his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and two of her witty, charming sisters, Angelica Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it’ll bring the history behind the show alive!  Actress and […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Time: 6:30

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