August Programs

Friends of the Library Book Sale

  • Friday, August 3, 5:30-8:30 pm - Preview Night
  • Saturday, August 4, 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Monday, August 6, 9 am-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 7, 9 am-12 pm – Bag Sale

The annual August book sale is back with books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines and more for kids and adults. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends of the Library. Your 2018 Friends membership will allow entrance to Preview Night.

Tim Wilsey Trio

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 pm
Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with the Tim Wilsey Trio who will perform a melting pot of musical styles that laid the foundation for America's musical legends and styles from County Western, rock-n-roll, Jazz, Hawaiian and Latin. Summer Reading prizes will be awarded at the beginning of this program.
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Concert in the Park

Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 pm
Join us for live music with 95th Street Band in Memorial Park's Gazebo as part of the Palos Heights Recreation Department's Concert in the Park series co-sponsored by the library.
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Nature by the Book

Thursday, Aug. 23, 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 Harvest Room located at 7164 W 127th St. Book to be discussed: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Contact the Harvest Room to reserve a seat 708.617.8905.
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Trivia Night @ Harvest Room

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6:30 pm
Join us for two hours of trivia and prizes at Harvest Room located at 7164 W 127th St in Palos Heights. Come on your own or in groups of five people. Call the Harvest Room to reserve your seat at (708) 671-8905. Those wanting to order food and drinks are encouraged to arrive 30-45 before start time to enjoy great service and great food.
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Madame X Marks the Spot: The Art of John Singer Sargent

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur will present the highlights of John Singer Sargent’s career as a portraitist, muralist and and plein air painter. This lecture will provide great context to the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition on this artist scheduled to run through the end of September.
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How to Pay For College Without Going Broke

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 pm
Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide students and parents with college search, selection, and funding.
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September Programs

Madame X Marks the Spot: The Art of John Singer Sargent

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur will present the highlights of John Singer Sargent’s career as a portraitist, muralist and and plein air painter. This lecture will provide great context to the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition on this artist scheduled to run through the end of September.
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How to Pay For College Without Going Broke

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 pm
Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide students and parents with college search, selection, and funding.
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Kindness Rocks Project

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 pm
The Kindness Rocks Project's goal is to promote random acts of kindness , and this month we will promote Breast Cancer Awareness. We supply the paint and rocks, you supply the inspiration. Painted rocks will be available at the Circulation desk for the public to distribute during the month of October. This program is for teens and adults. Registration required.
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Simon & Garfunkel: Sound & Silence

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 pm
Simon & Garfunkel were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1960's. Gary Wenstrup will discuss their story, their personalities, and their music through his audio and visual presentation.
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Lake Michigan’s Lighthouses

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 pm
In the 1800’s more than fifty lighthouses were built to guide ships through Lake Michigan’s treacherous waters. Join us as we travel the lake’s Michigan and Wisconsin coasts to learn the history and legends of these fascinating and romantic navigation aids.
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Retirement Income Planning

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 pm
BMO Financial Advisor, Mirjana Kljajić, will outline how to navigate taxes, health care costs, and inflation to position yourself financially for life after work.
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Homemade Lunches, Healthy Dinners and Sweet Treats that are Good for You

Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 pm
Nutrition Educator and Health Coach Chris Rosandich will show how healthy, fresh ingredients in homemade meals can impact one’s life. Also, learn shortcuts for meal preparation and how to create tasty, healthy treats to satisfy a sweet tooth. Samples and recipes will be provided.
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Mary Pickford: America’s Silent Film Sweetheart

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 pm
Leslie Goddard portrays "America's Sweetheart" silent film star Mary Pickford, one of early Hollywood's most powerful women. This portrayal explores Pickford's remarkable career as well as her legacy as "the woman who made Hollywood". Be sure to see author Melanie Benjamin at the Palos Read event on Sept. 27!
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Palos Reads – Author Melanie Benjamin Visit!

Thursday, Sept. 27, 7pm, Palos Country Club
The Palos Heights Library has joined with the Palos Park Library, Green Hills Library and Palos Fine Arts for their 16th annual community read/author event featuring the New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin and her latest book "The Girls in the Pictures". This event is free and opened to the public and will be held at the Palos Country Club located at 13100 SW Hwy, Orland Park, IL. A buffet dinner will be available, call for pricing and reservations at 708.448.6550. Copies of the book will be available at the library prior to the event.
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Paper Shredding, E-Recycling & Pill Drop-Off Event

Saturday, Sept. 29th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The library is partnering with Lake Katherine for the paper shredding and e-recycling event in the City Hall parking lot at 7607 W. College Drive. The Palos Heights Police will also be on site for the prescription drug drop-off (no liquids, needles, or salves).
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Computer Classes

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

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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Windows 10 Basics

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2 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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iPhone Basics

Monday, Aug. 20, 6:30 pm
Come explore the basics of your IPhone 6 or later and its operating software, iOS 11. Bring in your iPhones to follow along.
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Introduction to AncestryLibrary.com

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 pm
Want to research your family history but don't know where to start? Discover how to use AncestryLibrary.com to begin your genealogical research.
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YouTube Basics

Monday, Sept. 10, 6:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of navigating, sharing, and staying safe on YouTube, a massive video-sharing site. Basic computer skills are needed for this class.
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Microsoft Word: Basics

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2 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.
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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

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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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