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End of Summer Reading Party


Let's close out this year's Summer Reading Program with a bang!

Find out the winners of all the Grand Prizes and celebrate with ice cream, games, crafts, face painting, photo booth fun, and music from Wendy and DB!

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Friendship Quilting Club


Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time quilting enthusiast, you’re invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics and share patterns.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Friday Flicks


Join us on Fridays each month to watch a newly released movie!

This month's movie is Lone Survivor:

Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers.

This film is Rated R and has a running time of 121 minutes.

Refreshments will also be available.

Date and Time: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 2:00pm

Clone of Friday Flicks


Join us on Fridays each month to watch a newly released movie!

This month's movie is The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.

This film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx. It is Rated PG-13 and has a run time of 142 minutes.

Refreshments will also be available.

Date and Time: 
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

Nonfiction Book Club


Our Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening. This month's book club pick is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Friendship Quilting Club


Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time quilting enthusiast, you’re invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics and share patterns.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to Plan for College


Representatives from College Bound Funding Solutions in Oakbrook Terrace join us to talk about planning for college. They will share techniques that help deal with the stress associated with planning and paying for college.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Maximizing college financial aid for your student
  • Which schools offer the most aid
  • Your taxes and financial aid
  • Loans vs. Grants & Scholarships
  • Your direct out of pocket costs
Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Zumba® @ the Library


Certified instructor Dana Trampas returns to lead our free Zumba® classes for people ages 13 and up (under 18 with parental permission).

Be prepared to work out & have fun!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.

Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nonfiction Book Club


Our Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening. This month's book club pick is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.

"A windmill means more than just power, it means freedom." William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him .

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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