Featured Program

mountain passMountain Passes in American History

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 pm

Author Barbara Gregorich will discuss American history told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation's growth.

Monday Book Discussion

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up & Down the World’s Family Tree


March 11 at 12pm -

A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita

Book & Film

the prey of gods by nicky drayden February 21 at 2pm -

The Wife based on the book by Meg Wolitzer.

1 hr 40 min. Rated R.

Tuesday Book Discussion

A Gentleman in Moscow


February 19 at 7pm -

Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Sci-Fi Book Discussion

A Clockwork Orange Books available one month in advance.

February 20 at 7pm - Lock In by John Scalzi
All Sci-Fi Discussions meet at Joe Daniels Bar & Grill

February Programs

Winter Night Hike

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:30pm
Discover nature's night life on a one mile hike around Lake Katherine guided by Operations Manager Gareth Blakesley. This winter night hike will include a campfire and hot coco. Dress for hiking in winter weather conditions. Meet at Lake Katherine's Nature Center.
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Romantic Chocolate Desserts

Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30pm
Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate how to create romantic chocolate desserts with little effort but a lot of taste for Valentine's Day or everyday! Recipes and tastings will be available. Seating is limited, registration for this program is required.
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Painting Party – Valentine’s Day

Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:00pm
Artist Maria DeCaprio-Sunta will guide artists of all levels through a finished acrylic painted masterpiece to be taken home. Please wear a painting smock or an old shirt. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited to the first 15 sign ups, registration is required.
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The Chansonettes Choral Concert

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00pm
Singing in three part harmony, the choir group, The Chansonettes, will perform a collection of classic tunes from their "Getting to Know You" program.
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Your Lower Back: Why it Hurts and What You Can do About It!

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30pm
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Gurpal Pannu will discuss common conditions of the lumbar spine, non-operative treatment options for those conditions, and the "last resort" surgical options.
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Nature by the Book

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30pm
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 World Without Us" by Alan Weisman.
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Mountain Passes in American History

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00pm
Author Barbara Gregorich will discuss American history told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation's growth along with the courage and determination of the explorers and settlers who confronted them.
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March Programs

Before You Call the Plumber

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2:00pm
Learn the basics of water flow in and out of your home and what you can do to stop leaks and keep your drains running quick and clean from professional handyman Dan Findley.
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March of the Women: Music of the Suffragettes

Thursday, Mar. 7, 6:30pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of Suffrage with musician Phil Passen as he performs songs on the hammered dulcimer about women’s fight for equality.
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Wine Wisdom

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2:00pm
Learn about different types of wine, how to pair wine with food, and how to best serve common wines from sommelier Kathy Wills. (No alcohol will be served.)
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Dyed in the Wool – Irish Music

Thursday, Mar. 14, 6:30pm
Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of live Celtic music from the Irish/Traditional American Duo, Dyed in the Wool.
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Looking Back on the White City

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2:00pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur will talk about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago focusing on the history and design of the fair and the selected artworks that were on display.
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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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Computer Classes

The following classes are hands-on and are held in our Technology Lab. Reservations are required.

Google Hangouts

Monday Jan. 21, 6:30 pm
Learn how to video conference and instant message with others online using Google Hangouts. Please create a Google Account before attending the class (using Gmail or Google+).
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Getting Started on AncestryLibrary.com

Monday Jan. 28, 2019
Not sure where to start your family history journey? Figure out how to get started and find what you need to know to get the most from AncestryLibrary.com.
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Microsoft Word: Basics

Monday, Feb. 4, 6:30 pm
Learn how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and printing documents in this class. Mouse and Keyboard skills required.
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Gmail Basics

Monday, Feb. 18, 2:00 pm
Find out how to get the most out of Gmail by learning how to create and send E-Mails, attach files, add contacts, use tabs and labels, and more!
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Windows 10: Basics

Monday, Mar. 4, 6:30 pm
Learn how to navigate, use the task manager, manage your files, and more with Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10.
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Skype Videoconferencing Basics

Monday, Mar. 18, 2:00 pm
An introduction to videoconferencing using Skype software. Attendees must bring their own Android or iOS device, or webcam-enabled laptop.
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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

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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