Sci-Fi Book Discussion

The Man in the High Castle Books available one month in advance.

July 25 at 7pm - The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
All Sci-Fi Discussions meet at Joe Daniels Bar & Grill

Monday Book Discussion

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality Books available one month in advance.

July 9 at 12pm - Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

Tuesday Book Discussion

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Books available one month in advance.


July 17 at 7pm - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by by Gail Honeyman

Toiletries Drive

Donations being collected at the library from June 1st to July 31st

Join the library by donating toiletries to The Crisis Center for South Suburbia. The following items will be collected at the library: deodorant, soap (bar or gel), body lotions, tooth paste/brushes, shampoo/conditioner, adult flip flops (women and men).

Book & Film Series

3rd Thursday of the month. Showtime 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.

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Dunkirk

Thursday, May 17 at 2 pm

Showing the film "Dunkirk" based on the book by Joshua Levine (runtime 106 minutes).

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Victoria & Abdul

Thursday, June 21 at 2 pm

Victoria and Abdul based on the book by Shrabani Basa (runtime 112 minutes).

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Wonder

Thursday, July 19 at 2 pm

Wonder based on the book by R.J. Palacio (runtime 113 minutes).

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June Programs

The Airborne on D-Day

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
Author and WWII historian Robert Mueller will present a lecture featuring the Airborne on D-Day discussing the critical role the men of the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions played and how they denied the German occupying force the ability to counterattack the American amphibious landings in this historic battle.
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Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 pm
The Kindness Rocks Project has one simple goal: to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients. By painting and dropping inspirational rocks in public areas, you can bring more kindness into the world. The library will provide the rocks and art supplies, you provide the inspiration and kind words. Paint the rocks at the library then share them with the world.
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Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair

Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm
Author William Hazelgrove will discuss his book "Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago" and the fight against organized crime in order to put on the 1933 World's Fair.
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Paper Shredding & E-Recycling & Pill Drop-Off Event

Saturday, June 9, 8 am – 10 am
The library is hosting the paper shredding and e-recycling event in the library's parking lot. The Palos Heights Police will also be on site for the prescription drug drop-off (no liquids, needles, or salves). For paper shredding, each car may bring 2-3 boxes of paper. Visit the Palos Heights Public Library website for a list of acceptable and unacceptable e-recycling items.
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Ask the Gardener!

Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm
A panel of gardening experts from the Palos Heights Garden Club will be at the library to handle a vast array of gardening questions. Test the best and enter into a drawing to win a Palos Heights Garden Club membership.
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Trivia Night @ Jullianni’s

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Join us for two hours of trivia and prizes at Jullianni's Pizzeria & Pub located at 7239 W College Drive. Come on your own or in groups of up to five. Call Jullianni's to reserve your seat at (708)361-4222.
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Vagabonding Around the World

Thursday, June 14, 6:30 pm
Learn insider travel tips from vagabond traveler Brian Michalski as discusses his 22-month solo backpacking journey of working and volunteering around the globe. Learn about budgeting, utilizing travel apps, embracing culture shock, and more to travel like a pro.
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Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness

Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 pm
Dermatologist Dr. Jude Welsch from Advocate Christ Medical Center will share tips on skin cancer prevention awareness and prevention.
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Kindness Rocks!

Thursday, June 21, 11 am
The Kindness Rocks Project has one simple goal: to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients. By painting and dropping inspirational rocks in public areas, you can bring more kindness into the world. The library will provide the rocks and art supplies, you provide the inspiration and kind words. Paint the rocks at the library then share them with the world.
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Biltmore Estate: America’s Downton Abbey

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the history, architecture and landscape plan of Biltmore Estate, America's largest private home, make parallels between Biltmore and the fictitious Downton Abbey estate, and between Downton's Crawley family and the real-life.
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Nature by the Book

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 pm
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library team up to bring a nature-based panel book discussion to be held at the library. Book to be discussed: "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" by Sy Montgomery.
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Patriotic Piano

Thursday, June 28, 6:30 pm
Kick start 4th of July celebrations with singer and pianist Mick Archer who will entertain all with a live musical performance of Americana and patriotic music.
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July Programs

Simple Summer Meals

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm
Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate how to make simple recipes using fresh ingredients found in local grocery stores and early farmer's markets. Recipes and tastings will be available. Seating is limited, please register for this program online at palosheightslibrary.org or by phone at 708-448-1473.
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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm
In 1945, the greatest single loss of life in the history of the United States Navy took place with the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the torpedo attack, how survivors faced four horrific days in shark infested waters, and the effect the sinking of the USS Indianapolis had on history and his own family.
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Architectural Tour of the World

Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 pm
Buckle up and get ready for a tour around the globe with international traveler Jasmine Blaze as played by Educational Entertainer Martina Mathisen and learn about the architectural wonders from around the world.
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Traveling to Quebec

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 pm
Bonjour! Come learn about the Québécois, their music, and the beauty of romantic Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, the Laurentian mountains and the rugged Gaspé peninsula from Quebec specialist Dr. Susan Boldrey. Catch some fish, hike, sight-see and eat en français, and leave with a smile and a "merci beaucoup”!
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Herbs: From Garden to Kitchen

Thursday, July 26, 6:30 pm
Kathy Vitalo, owner of Herbally Yours, will present a lecture featuring tasting, smelling, and identifying herbs depending on the season. There will also be handouts on the growing of herbs, their culinary uses, and recipes that use them.
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Computer Classes

The following classes are HANDS-ON and are held in our Technology Lab. Reservations are REQUIRED and can be made until 30 minutes before the start of each class.

Internet Basics

Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Learn basic internet terminology, how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains, and stay safe while searching the internet in this class.
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Gmail Basics

Thursday, June 14, 2 pm
Learn to create a free Google Gmail email account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class.
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Google Drive: Basics

Thursday, June 28, 2 pm
Learn the many ways in which Google Drive can be used for uploading, organizing, and sharing files in the cloud in this class.
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LinkedIn Basics

Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Learn how to create and promote workplace skills, experience, and successes with LinkedIn, the number one online professional networking website. Basic computer skills are needed for this class.
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Microsoft Excel: Basics

Thursday, July 12, 2 pm
Learn how Microsoft Excel's cells, worksheets, and workbooks easily allow users to manipulate, calculate, and format numbers and other types of data in this class.
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Microsoft Excel: Charts and Graphs

Thursday, July 26, 2 pm
Learn how to add visual interest and tell stories by displaying numbers and data sets in chart or graph format in this class.
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Weekly Clubs

Needle Club

Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm

Scrabble Club

Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm

Mah Jongg

Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm

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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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