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Monday Book Discussions

the new jim crow by michelle alexander Books available one month in advance.

July 10 - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Tuesday Book Discussions

the wonder by emma donoghue Books available one month in advance.

July 18 - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Book & Film Series

3rd Thursday of the month. Showtime at 2 pm

Join us for a brief discussion and then watch the movie based on the book. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a paperback copy of the book.

girl on the train

Girl on the Train

Thursday, June 15 at 2 pm
Rated R, 112 minutes

Based on the book by Paula Hawkins, starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

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a monster calls

A Monster Calls

Thursday, July 20 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 108 minutes

Based on the book by Patrick Ness, starring Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, and Felicity Jones. A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

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Book Discussions

Books will be available one month in advance. New members are always welcome!

Monday Lunch Bunch:

the wicked boy by kate summerscaleJune 12 at 12pm
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale

the new jim crow by michelle alexanderJuly 10 at 12pm
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Tuesday Evening Discussions:

the underground railroad by colson whiteheadJune 20 at 7pm
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

the wonder by emma donoghueJuly 18 at 7pm
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Beer & Books Discussions:

3rd Wednesday of the month
Location: Joe Danels Bar and Grill

modern romance by aziz ansariJune 21 at 6:30pm
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

american war by omar el akkadJuly 19 at 6:30pm
American War by Omar El Akkad

June Programs

Nature by the Book: High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30pm
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library team up to bring a new nature-based panel book discussion to be held at the library. The book will be available at the front desk. Come join us!
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Sell or Dwell: Home Curb Appeal Essentials

Thursday, June 8 at 6:30pm
Do you want to step up your home's curb appeal? Do you struggle with making your home's exterior more appealing? Join Home Staging and Design expert Julea Joseph as she picks attendees home's pictures and offers suggestions and tips on improving curb appeal. This interactive workshop will help any homeowner make their home's exterior more desirable - whether selling or dwelling! Email a photo of your home to the library at with the subject heading "Sell or Dwell" for a chance to be picked for Julea's program!
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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30pm
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth. Art historian Jeff Mishur will present a lecture on the man and his architecture in the Midwest and elsewhere.
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A Humanitarian's Travel

Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm
Dr.John Kahler spent the past 25 years volunteering in medical missions from Africa to the Middle East, and Syria, and in his retirement, dedicates his time to refugee work. As a recipient of Chicago Magazine's Chicagoans of the Year for 2016, Dr. Kahler will talk about his work from the large refugee camps in Jordan to an underground hospital in Aleppo.
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The Simple Guide to Creating Healthy Green Juices and Smoothies

Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm
Nutrition educator Chris Rosandich, MS, will share the benefits of adding disease-fighting fruits and vegetables into your daily diet in a quick, fun, and easy way. A sample of each smoothie will be available to try. Join us to celebrate the start of your new juicing and smoothie lifestyle.
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Trivia Night @ Harvest Room

Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm
Traveling trivia night returns! 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 Harvest Room to reserve your seat at (708)671-8905.
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Coffee Tasting 101

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30pm
Starbucks' coffee baristas will discuss the history of coffee, the different types of beans, and what it takes to brew the perfect cup. A tasting of different blends of coffee will be offered.
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July Programs

Midewin National Tall Grass Pairie

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30pm
Discover the past as home to Native American Indians, European Settlers starting farmsteads, and the Joliet Arsenal. Learn about the nature, historical programs, and recreational opportunities.
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Essential Oils 101 Make & Take

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30pm
Learn more about what essential oils are, how to safely use them for therpeutic benefit and see examples of the most popular oils in action!
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Concert in the Park

Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm
Join us for live music with Juke Box Band in Memorial Park's Gazebo as par of the Palos Heights Recreation Department's Concert in the Park series sponsored by the library.

Your Best Garage Sale Yet!

Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30pm
Beth Randall from Joe Organizer will discuss the best tips and ideas for making your garage sale successful. Learn how to price items, how to attract crowds, and how to get the customers to make a purchase!
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Cuba Today

Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30pm
Get a rare look at hte lives of the people and places in Cuba from photographer George Vaselakos on his National Geographic sponsored cultural exchange trip to the island before it was opened to tourism.
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Managing Back Pain

Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30pm
George Charuk, D.O., board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will discuss treatment of the neck and low back problems using a comprehensive program of minimally invasive, non-operative techniques, medication, physical theraphy and alternative techniques.
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The Music of Johnny Cash

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30pm
Join us for an evening of live music from musicion Steve Justman as he presents an overview of music both original compositions and cover interpretations from the one-of-a-kind American musical original. Summer Reading Program prizes will be awarded at this event!
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Computer Classes

How to Download Free Library eBooks on OverDrive

Monday, May 22 at 2pm
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PowerPoint Basics

Thursday, May 25 at 2pm
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Intro to iPads

Monday, June 5 at 6:30pm
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Resume Basics

Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm
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iPads Part 2

Monday, June 19 at 2pm
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Genealogy: Intro to

Monday, June 26 at 2pm
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LinkedIn Basics

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30pm
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Facebook Basics

Thursday, July 20 at 2pm
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Mango Languages

Monday, July 24 at 2pm
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Getting Started with AncestryLibrary

Monday, July 31 at 2pm
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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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