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

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).

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 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



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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