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Monday Book Discussions

grunt by mary roachBooks available one month in advance.

November 14 - Grunt by Mary Roach

Tuesday Book Discussions

la rose by louis erdrichBooks available one month in advance.

November 15 - La Rose by Louis Erdrich



Sunday @ the Cinema

lady in the van

Lady in the Van

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joy (movie)


Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 124 minutes

Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence stars in this intensely emotional and human comedy of Joy, a resourceful woman with a fierce imagination who ends up founding a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in spite of betrayal, treachery, and family.

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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.

brooklynBrooklyn - October 20: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Based upon the book by Colm Tóibín. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson, rated PG-13, runtime 111 minutes.


the revenantThe Revenant - November 17: While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. Based upon the book by Michael Punke. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, rated R, runtime 156 minutes.

Book Discussions

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


Monday Lunch Bunch Book Discussion, 12 pm
November 14 - Grunt by Mary Roach

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion, 7 pm
November 15 - La Rose by Louis Erdrich

October Programs

Hysteria in Salem

Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm
Special program sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Join professional actor Terry Lynch as he portrays the chief Magistrate of the Salem Witch Trials John Hathorne and recounts the hysteria, paranoia, and resulting trials that took place during the mid 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts.
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Trivia Night @ Diane's

Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30pm
Join us for 2 hours of trivia and prizes at Diane's sponsored by the library. Come in teams of up to 5 people or come on your own. Diane's is located at 12306 Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. Contact Diane's at 923-0010 to reserve seating.

The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm
Storyteller and entertainer William Pack examines the tragic life and the remarkable writings of Edgar Allan Poe. This program focuses on the dramatic storytelling that brings Poe’s disturbing world to life.
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November Programs

Nature by the Book - On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30pm
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library join together to bring a new nature-based panel book discussion featuring Lake Katherine’s Operations Manager Gareth Blakesley, Carl Sandburg High School Science Teacher Jim Corcoran, Stagg High School Science Teacher Mike Littmann and Carl Sandburg High School English Teacher Dave Wierzal. The Sierra Club says Robert Moor’s new book On Trails: An Exploration is “one of the best outdoors book of the year”. It is “a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.” Join us for a community discussion! The book will be available at the library a month before the program. Contact the library for more information.
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Preparing Your Estate Plan

Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm
Learn how to start estate planning with wills, powers of attorney and trusts with financial advisor Bill Flowers.
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FAFSA: How To Become More Eligible

Saturday, November 5 at 11am
Learn how to become more eligible for financial aid when applying for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in this seminar presented by CPA Gerald Knight. This program is a must for all parents and independent students planning to apply.
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Creative Coloring for Grown-Ups

Sunday, November 6 at 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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Veterans Day Reception

Friday, November 11 at 11:30am
The Library invites all veterans, family members, and patrons to the library for the Annual Veterans Day Reception. This reception will be held immediately following the program held at City Hall. Meet our local veterans at this informal gathering. Light refreshments will be served.
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Sunday, November 13 at 2pm
No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared into a stormy Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Follow author Rochelle Pennington as she shares the saga of the Edmund Fitzgerald from the launch of the ship to its final radio broadcasts and learn about the various theories that led to the demise of the ship and its 29-man crew.
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Gifts from Your Kitchen

Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm
Chef Rose Deneen will demonstrate easy to make edible gifts for the holidays, including homemade vanilla extract, white chocolate popcorn and candied pecans, as well as packaging ideas! Small samples of selected foods and recipes will be handed out. Seating is limited to 40 people. Registration is required.
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Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy

Tuesay, November 22 at 6:30pm
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, battlefield expert Robert Mueller reviews how and why the Japanese almost wiped out the American Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop in their December 7, 1941 attack.
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Christmas in Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm
Colonial Williamsburg is a magical place during the Christmas season. Join Nancy McCully as she takes a look at the beautiful decorations, discusses Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and demonstrates how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations.
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Computer Classes

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

Click here to register Monday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Intro to Pinterest

Click here to register Monday, October 31 at 2pm

Downloading Free Magazines

Click here to register Wednesday, November 2 at 2pm

How to Download Free Ebooks on OverDrive/Media On Demand

Click here to register Monday, November 7 at 2pm

Streaming and Downloading Free Music

Click here to register Monday, November 14 at 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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