Featured Program

chocolate dessertsRomantic Chocolate Desserts

February 7 at 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!

Monday Book Discussion

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans EqualityFebruary 11 at 12pm -

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

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

Sunday @ the Cinema

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

The Rider

1 hr 44 min. Rated R.

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

January Programs

Mysterious Myanmar

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2pm
Come along on this photo-rich travel adventure to Myanmar with global traveler Brian Michalski and discover the natural beauty, rich history, creative cuisine and great people. He will also discuss the visa processes, regional safety, the obstacles and solutions while traveling through this immensely rewarding Southeast Asian gem.
Click here to register

Motown: The Music that Moved the World

Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30 pm
In Detroit in the 1960's, Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact! It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5. Gary Wenstrup will discuss the history, the personalities, and the timeless music that moved the world through his audio and visual presentation.
Click here to register

The Wright Brothers: The Wrong Story

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 pm
Author William Hazelgrove will discuss his book "The Wright Brothers: the Wrong Story", his new nonfiction book about the real story of the Wright brothers and their quest to create the first "flying machine".
Click here to register

Foods & Moods

Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30 pm
Nutrition Educator & Health Coach Chris Rosandich will explore the relationship between what we eat and how we feel and how making certain food choices can improve mood and clear thinking, increase energy, and support feelings of happiness.
Click here to register

Mindfulness 101

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 pm
New year, new you? Learn the basics of mindfulness and how to apply the principles in dealing with the challenges and stress of everyday life with Reverend Chris Hopkins from The Center.
Click here to register

The Beatles: Their History in an Hour

Thursday, February 22, 6:30 pm
As a musical entity, the Beatles has not existed for over 45 years, yet their story, their personalities and most importantly their music continues to influence our culture and our expectations of popular music. With the use of audio and visual content, participants will learn the arc of the Beatles career from their development in Liverpool, through Beatlemania into their psychedelic phase and finally their dissolution. Participants will have an appreciation for the Beatles incredible productivity, their musical and lyrical maturity and their cultural impact.
Click here to register

Can Civics Be Civil?

Sunday, February 25, 2 pm
The answer is an astounding YES! Join Senator Bill Cunningham for his discussion on civic engagement in state government, non-partisanship participation, and how to get involved.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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+).
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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!
Click here to register

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.
Click here to register

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.
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.

75th Anniversary Countdown

The library turns 75 in



At the Library

What's happening at the library in the month of February?

Like Us on Facebook

Latest Newsletter

Check out our latest issue of PageTurner, your library newsletter, to keep up with programs, events and more!

PHL111 DecJanNLf LR Page 1