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Adult Programs Fall 2018 Programs

Book Clubs

Hodgkins Book Club

Sat. Sep. 22 @ 11:00 AM;
Sat. Oct. 20 @ 11:00 AM;
Sat. Nov. 10 @ 11:00 AM 

We meet monthly to discuss books in a wide range of genres. New members welcome! Pick up a copy of each month’s selection at the circulation desk.

September: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
October: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
November: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

NEW! - Cozy Mystery Book Club
Sun. Sep. 23 @ 3:00 PM;
Sun. Oct. 21 @ 3:00 PM;
Sun. Nov. 11 @ 3:00 PM

A Cozy Mystery is a light-hearted detective story. Pick up a copy of each month’s selection at the circulation desk. New members welcome!

September: Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford
October: Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
November: The State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

Tuesday Movie Matinees 
Tue. Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 2:00 PM;
Tue. Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  @ 2:00 PM;
Tue. Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 2:00 PM;

Film fans gather at the library to watch and discuss a movie. Participants suggest the movie and the snacks.

UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
Fri. Sep. 7 @ 5:00 - 7:00 PM - AFTER HOURS
​Sat. Sep. 8 @ 1:00 PM;
Sat. Oct. 6 @ 1:00 PM;
Sat. Nov. 3 @ 1:00 PM 

Have a lot of those UnFinished Objects laying around the house? Come finish them without the distractions at home! Bring your knitting, coupons to cut and share, coloring, scrapbooking, crochet, ANYTHING! Registration required. Limit 10.

Fri. Sep. 7, 21 @ 10:30 AM;
Fri. Oct. 5, 19 @ 10:30 AM; 
Fri. Nov. 2, 16 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for B-I-N-G-O and prizes. 

Home Safety for Older Adults
Thu. Sep. 13 @ 2:00 PM

Fear of falling can keep us from living our best life. This interactive workshop will cover action steps we can take to modify our home to be Aging-friendly & exercises to increase strength, flexibility, & balance. Presented by Jeanne Peyton of Aging Care Connections. Registration required. Limit 25.
Rest and Relaxation Night
Fri. Sep. 14 @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a night of relaxation. We will be making bath bombs, candles and a body scrub. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. Limit 10.

Movie, Food & Fun
Fri. Sep. 21 @ 5:00 PM;
Fri. Oct. 26 @ 5:00 PM;
Fri. Nov. 30 @ 5:00 PM 

All Ages - Skip expensive movie theater tickets and bring friends, siblings, parents and grandparents to movie night at the library. Popcorn, pizza and drinks will be provided.

Fall Festival 
All Ages
Sat. Sep. 29 @ 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Come on down to the library for our 1st annual fall fest. Make a scarecrow to decorate your yard and enjoy delicious fall related food too! Registration required. Limit 25 families.
Third Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest
All Ages
Oct. 1 - 25, 2018

Beginning on Sunday, October 1st, you can “check out” a pumpkin at the library! You don’t need to return it—just send us a picture of you and your decorated pumpkin for our Facebook page. Check-out a pumpkin from Oct. 1st – Oct. 25th – Submit pictures by Oct. 31st!

Mobile Room Escape - 5th Grade & Up
Fri. Oct. 12 @ 5:00 PM

Join us and experience this fun program with Mobile Room Escape! Registration is required by October, 6th.  Limit 24.
Devils in the White City - and Beyond
Sat. Oct. 20 @ 2:00 PM

True crime author Richard Lindberg presents a fascinating montage of Gaslight Era serial killers, scoundrels, and murderers. A veritable rogues gallery will pass in review, including H.H. Holmes (the original Devil in the White City), matrimonial swindlers, and murderers Johann Hoch and Belle Gunness plus the enduring mystery of Lizzie Borden of Fall River (“Lizzie Borden Took and Axe…”) and Amy Archer Gilligan, the black widow who inspired  the play and movie “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Registration required. Limit 25.

Dia de los Muetros
All Ages
Fri. Nov. 2 @ 5:00 PM

Come and celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with us! Learn how people celebrate this holiday in Mexico. We will be making an altar and sugar skulls. After the activity, we will watch Coco and have churros and hot chocolate.

Beating the Holiday Blues
Thu. Nov. 15 @ 2:00 PM

The holiday season can be a challenge for many. This seminar will cover recognizing and acknowledging symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety as well as techniques to enhance self-care and self-advocacy. Presented by Jeanne Peyton from Aging Care Connections. Registration required. Limit 25.
Technology Programs

Need help learning or doing something on the computer? Set up a one-on-one session with our Technology Assistant, Martin. Stop by the library to make an appointment or call 708-579-1844.

¿Ocupa ayuda para aprender o para hacer algo en la computadora? ¿O tiene preguntas sobre la tecnologia? ¡Usted escoge lo que quiere!

Sat. Sep. 29 @ 12:00 PM (Eng.)
Sat. Sep. 29 @ 2:00 PM (Esp.)

Learn to search and download eBooks with our Media on Demand catalog. Plus learn about our new reader app Libby! Registration required. Limit 5.
Facebook I
Wed. Oct. 14 @ 6:30 PM (Eng.)
Wed. Oct. 14 @ 7:30 PM (Esp.)

Learn the basics of Facebook! We will cover creating posts, liking,  sharing and more. Patrons are welcome to bring their own devices. Registration required. Limit 5.
Ancestry at Your Library
Wed. Nov. 14 @ 6:30 PM

Did you know that you can use Ancestry.com for free at the library? Stop by as we go over the details on using Ancestry Library Edition.