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Monday Book Discussions

eruption by steve olsonBooks available one month in advance.

September 12 at 12pm:
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson

Tuesday Book Discussions

book of unknown americans by cristina henriquezBooks available one month in advance.

August 16 at 7pm:
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez



Sunday @ the Cinema

hail caesar

Sunday, September 18 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 104 minutes

Four-time Oscar winning directors, the Coen Brothers, write and direct an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, and Alden Ehrenreich.

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Book & Film Series

3rd Thursday of the month at 2 pm

Join us for a brief discussion and then watch the movie based on the book. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a paperback copy of the book.

bridge of spiesBridge of Spies - September 15: Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers — a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union — in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a captive and convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the spy exchange took place. Based upon the book by Giles Whittell. Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Ryland, and Alan Alda, rated PG-13, runtime 142 minutes.

Book Discussions

Books will be available one month in advance. New members are always welcome!

book of unknown americans by cristina henriquez

Monday Lunch Bunch Book Discussion, 12 pm
September 12 - Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion, 7 pm
September 20 - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

August/September Programs

Basic Genealogy

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm
Want to research your family history but don't know where to start? Join Public Services Librarian, Beth Stevens, for this introduction to the basics of genealogy research. Discover how to interpret, organize, and record the data you collect and how to use internet and library resources to help build your family tree.
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Internet Safety, Security, and Privacy

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30pm
Steve Georgiou from Computer Greeks will discuss the most common threats the internet presents as well as the steps that can be taken to protect against these threats including virus and Malware infection, identity theft, scams, cyber bullying and more.
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Trivia Night @ Sam Buca’s

Wednesday, August 24, 6:30pm
Join us for 2 hours of trivia and prizes at Sam Buca's lounge. Come on your own or in teams of up to five people. Sam Buca’s is located at 12231 Harlem Avenue.
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Creative Coloring for Grown-Ups

Sunday, September 11, 2pm
Explore your creativity and let your inner artist reign in this stress-free and relaxing hour of coloring designs from the popular coloring books for grown-ups. All materials will be supplied.
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Intro to Pinterest

Monday, September 12, 2pm
Have you heard about Pinterest but don’t know how it works? Join library staff members Karen Skocik and Beth Stevens for an introduction to this popular social media website and learn how to set up an account, manage your “pins” and share your Pinterest page with friends and family.
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Marshall Field’s: The Store That Helped Build Chicago

Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm
Anyone who has waited in a Christmas line for the Walnut Room's Great Tree can attest to Chicago's loyalty to Marshall Field's. Chicago author Gayle Soucek will celebrate the history of Marshall Field’s with a warm look back at the beloved institution. Learn about the store, those who ran it, and how it shaped the city's streets, subsidized its culture, and heralded its progress after the Great Chicago Fire, through the Great Depression, and beyond.
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The Chansonettes

Saturday, September 17, 11am
Singing in three part harmony The Chansonettes present “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, a variety of tunes made popular by all girl groups from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
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Door County in the Fall

Tuesday, September 20, 6:30pm
Fall is the perfect time to sample Door County’s 300 miles of coastline, state parks, orchards and artists colonies. Take a tour with Nancy McCully as she shares travel tips on the historic lighthouses, discover picturesque communities, visit some Midwestern wineries, and explore a few of the outdoor recreational opportunities enjoyed by visitors.
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Pirates! The Real Men & Women of the Golden Age

Thursday, September 22, 6:30pm
Ahoy Maties! While Jack Sparrow captivated movie goers, real pirates like Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny, Charles Vane, Black Sam Bellamy, and of course, Blackbeard made history at the point of a sword. History professor Ted Karamanski will present an illustrated program about the story of the pirates who terrorized the Caribbean and Atlantic Coast between 1670 and 1720, a period every treasure hunter knows as the "Golden Age of Piracy."
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Leave Your Kids the Memories, not the Mess

Saturday, September 24, 11am
Wish you could corral and preserve years of precious photos? Join Judi Weber, owner of Quality Plus Photo Design Center and a Certified Personal Photo Organizer, and learn how to preserve and safeguard photographic prints, slides, movies and memorabilia. Weber will show how to digitize and convert old photos and other media, how to overcome photo organizing anxiety, and how to leave your kids the best memories and no mess.
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Author Visit - Jim Kokoris

Sunday, September 25, 2pm
Join us for an afternoon with Chicago area author Jim Kokoris and his presentation on his latest book It’s. Nice. Outside., a "funny, heartbreaking" story of family whose bond gets stretched and tested in the wake of a road trip and wedding. Chicago Sun-Times calls this book "Riveting… A book that you can't stop reading."
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Don’t Play Politics With Your Money

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30pm
Financial Advisor Bill Flowers will lead a discussion on the history of the market during times of political uncertainty as well as other topics such as the state of the international economy, the interest rate environment and answer questions.
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Medicare Made Easy!

Thursday, September. 29, 6:30pm
Learn about eligibility, enrollment and the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B and Medicare Supplements from Diane Adduci, a community educator and licensed insurance representative. Designed for people turning 65 and those 65 or over leaving an employer plan, or would simply like to learn more about Medicare.
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Computer Classes

E-books with Media on Demand/OverDrive

Click here to register Monday, August 22, 2pm

Intro to Pinterest

Click here to register Monday, September 12, 2pm

Zinio - Digital Magazines

Click here to register Wednesday, September 14, 2pm

Microsoft Word: Part 2

Click here to register Monday, September 19, 2pm

Microsoft Publisher Basics

Click here to register Wednesday, September 28, 2pm

Palos Heights residents are given preference when registering for all programs. Registration for Palos Heights residents will begin on issuance of the newsletter. Non-residents may register one week before date of program, if space is available. Please register for all programs by clicking the registration links above, in person at the Adult Services desk, or by calling (708) 448-1473.

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