1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm
The Scrabble Club will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1pm to 3pm. Join others who love the game! New players always welcome.
On select Thursdays, the Library shows a movie at 10am (with subtitles), 2pm & 6:30pm.
Books available one month in advance.
Monday Lunch Bunch - 12pm
May 13 - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Won’t Stop Talking
June 10 - Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
Tuesday Evening - 7pm
May 21 - A Land More Kind than Home
June 18 - Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Palos Heights residents are given preference 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 at the Adult Services desk or by calling (708) 448-1473.
May 19 at 2pm - Encounters at the End of the World.
The Needle Club meets every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm. Come join other who enjoy doing needlework and share ideas.
YA for Adults Book Discussion
Monday, June 24 at 7pm
Adult Summer Reading 2013: “Reading Takes You Everywhere”
Be prepared to “take off” for a summer of reading that takes you everywhere! Sign up begins Saturday, June 1st. Come to the Adult Services Desk to pick up your itinerary. Save the Date: End of Summer Reading Reception will be held on Wednesday, August 7th.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance - Monday, May 13 at 7pm
Jim McGuire, avid cyclist, will discuss how to clean and keep your bike properly maintained. He will bring one of his bikes along for a hands-on demonstration of how to properly lubricate your bike and show you how to change a flat tire.
The Deep Tunnel Project - Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, formerly known as the Metropolitan Sanitary District, celebrated their centennial in 1989. Recently the District has been heavily involved with solutions to flooding problems through the implementation of the Deep Tunnel and several reservoirs. A representative from the M.W.R.D. will present the history of the Deep Tunnel Project and answer any questions you might have.
Senior Spelling Bee! - Tuesday, May 21 at 2pm
Can you spell palindrome? Malapropism? How about minuscule? If you are 50 or older and think you can buzz through our list of words, join us for the competition. Pre-register and pick up an Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee Participant Handbook. Our top two spellers will go to the Regional Level Spelling Bee held on June 3rd in Park Ridge. The final competition is at the Illinois State Fair on Monday, August 12th.
Sensational Summer Blooms! - Monday, June 3 at 7pm
Bridget Bittman, owner of Belle Botanicals is back to show us how to use fresh summer blooms from your garden, grocery store or farmer’s market to make beautiful floral arrangements.
Eight Men Out - Wednesday, June 12 at 1pm
A cinematic look at America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Experience this summertime activity through a movie and explore what it is saying about the sport. Come watch the film and stay for a discussion led by local resident and retired educator, Sue McCoy. This movie is rated PG.
Below Stairs: Domestic Service in Early 20th Century England - Monday, June 17 at 7pm
In this first-person historical portrayal, Leslie Goddard explores the lives of servants who worked below the stairs in the era of “Downton Abbey.” Leslie plays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in several English homes in the 1920’s. Powell’s 1968 memoir “Below Stairs” was an inspiration for “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
Great Hiking and Biking in Chicagoland- Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm
Ted Villaire, author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago and Best Bike Rides Chicago, among other books, offers the inside scoop on where to find the best hiking and biking destinations in the Chicago region. He’ll discuss how to get the most out of your hiking and biking excursions, how to stay safe and which places are best for kids, newbies and seasoned pros looking for a challenge. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
The Joys of Coin Collecting - Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm
William Birk, president of the Oak Forest Numismatic Society, will talk about the hobby of coin and paper money collecting. Talk will be geared toward novices as well as experienced collectors!
The Library will be offering four special programs during the month of May geared toward “older adults.” However, all are welcome to attend!
Brain Fitness - Wednesday, May 8 at 10am
Phyllis Patnaude with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center will talk about how to keep your brain fit. It’s a fact that individuals who remain physically active are less likely to have problems with their memory and thinking skills as they age.
"Oh, Just Bury Me in the Backyard” – Tuesday May 14 at 10am
Death and dying are natural parts of life, yet many of us are uncomfortable discussing it with our loved ones. Loretta Downs, MA, is a certified senior advisor, speaker and writer, and a hospice volunteer who uses humor and stories to talk about the issue in positive terms. This uplifting and inspiring presentation reveals Seven Practices that help bring peace and meaning to the end-of-life issues we all face.
Specialized Estate Planning & the New Medicaid Rules - Monday, May 20 at 7pm
The State of Illinois recently changed the rules that pertain to longterm care for seniors. Join Elder Law Attorney Amy Delaney (one of only eight certified elder law attorneys in Illinois) for a discussion of the new Medicaid rules, long-term care government programs and problems with living trusts and “standard” estate planning documents under the new Medicaid rules..
Retirement Realities: Adjust or Bust - Thursday, May 30 at 6:30pm
Science, medical technology and improved lifestyle are adding new years to our lives. Many of us may be retired for almost a third of our adult lives. Learn about the changes in lifestyle and relationships that occur after retirement. University of Illinois Extension Family Life Educator, Molly Hofer will provide ideas for charting a plan to make the most of your retirement years.