Christmastime in Palos

chansonettesSaturday, Dec. 1, 9am-1pm

Come to the 14th annual Christmastime in Palos featuring author Rochelle Pennington, the Stagg High School Madrigal Singers, and lots of fun for the whole family.

Monday Book Discussion


December 10 at 12pm -

Book Party! Join us as we share our favorite nonfiction books of 2018.

Book & Film

the prey of gods by nicky draydenJanuary 17 at 2pm -

Crazy Rich Asians
based on the book by Kevin Kwan

2 hr. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday Book Discussion

A Gentleman in Moscow


November 20 at 7pm -

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Sunday @ the Cinema

the prey of gods by nicky drayden November 18 at 2pm -

The Post

1 hr 56 min. Rated PG-13.



November Programs

Homeowners Guide to HVAC

Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 pm
Get your furnaces ready for winter! Dan Findley, professional handyman, will discuss what homeowners can do to keep their heating and cooling systems in good health and will give advice on how to evaluate a contractor when you need professional service.
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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of the Bouvier Women

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 pm
Dramatic book reviewer, Jenny Riddle, will educate and entertain with her portrayals of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill and the secrets of their money, power, and happiness.
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Stories by the Lake

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 pm
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library will present a word-based performance art program where performers and writers will share original stories. This event will be held at Lake Katherine.
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World War I Christmas Miracle

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 pm
Author Rochelle Pennington will discuss the factual account of the 1914 battlefield Christmas truce remembered today as "the most extraordinary event in military history" featured in her book "Christmas Gifts: Ten of the Greatest Ever Given". Authentic WWI artifacts will be on display.
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Lake Michigan’s Unwanted Visitors

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 pm
Carl Sandburg High School Science Teacher Jim Corcoran will discuss the changes in Lake Michigan’s ecosystem since the opening of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and the resulting impact of invasive species on the lakes and in our communities.
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Nature by the Book

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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: "Where Poppies Blow" by John Lewis-Stempel. Book will be available at the library.
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The Chansonettes Holiday Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 pm
Singing in three part harmony, the choir group, The Chansonettes, will perform a collection of holiday tunes. Come to listen or sing along at this festive yuletide event!
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December Programs

Christmastime in Palos

Saturday, December 1, 9am - 1pm
Celebrate the annual Christmastime in Palos sponsored by the Friends of the Palos Heights Library and First Midwest Bank. Bring the family to this special holiday event featuring music and sing-a-longs, special programs for children and adults, and snacks and refreshments provided by local businesses.

All area residents are invited to attend this free holiday celebration for all ages.

9:30am – Old Fashioned Christmas
Author Rochelle Pennington will talk about the spirit of the holidays between 1930 and 1960. Come see this enthralling speaker and her mementos from bygone holiday seasons.

10:30am – Stagg High School’s Madrigal Singers
Enjoy the live performance of Stagg High School’s Madrigal Singers and their songs of the holidays.

11am – Sing-a-Long with Palos Heights Elected Officials
Gather around the tree for a holiday community sing-a-long.

11:30am – The Great Scott Magician
Experience the wonder and joy in a show where anything is possible in this interactive show of magic. For children of all ages and families.

Other events include:

  • Holiday Wreath Drawing
  • Children crafts and face painting
  • Silent Auction
  • Book Sale
  • Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

Computer Classes

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

iPhone Basics

Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30 pm
Come explore the basics of your iPhone 6 or later and its operating software, iOS 11. Bring in your iPhone to follow along.
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WordPress – Creating Your Website

Monday, Nov. 19, 6:30 pm
Get your first website up and running in 5 easy steps using Learn how to register an account, establish a domain name, pick a theme, and start creating pages and blog posts.
Click here to register

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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