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Monday Book Discussions

and then all hell broke loose by richard engel Books available one month in advance.

March 13And Then All Hell Broke Loose by Richard Engel

Tuesday Book Discussions

homegoing by yaa gyasi Books available one month in advance.

February 21 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March 13 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Sunday @ the Cinema

 hell or high water



Hell or High Water

Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm
Rated R, 102 minutes

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster.

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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.

the light between oceans



The Light Between Oceans

Thursday, March 16 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 133 minutes

Based on the book by M.L. Stedman, starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

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Book Discussions

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

Monday Lunch Bunch:

March 13 at 12pm
And Then All Hell Broke Loose by Richard Engel

Tuesday Evening Discussions:

February 21 at 7pm
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
March 21 at 7pm
News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Foreign Film Series Returns!



Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm
Rated PG-13, 96 minutes

The Palos Fine Arts is once again sponsoring their Foreign Film Series at the Palos Heights Library. Film presenter Steve Frenzel will lead the discussion after the showing of “Phoenix”, an award winning German film about a disfigured Holocaust survivor who sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

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February Programs

Easy One-Pot Meals

Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30pm
Chef Rose Deneen will demonstrate three easy one-pot complete meals, including Vegetable Risotto, Chicken & Dumplings and Macaroni & Cheese! Learn how to use an electric pressure cooker to make the risotto. Samples and recipe handouts will be provided. Seating is limited to 40 people. Please call to register for this program at 448-1473.

Basic Genealogy

Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30pm
Want to research your family history but don't know where to start? Join Public Services Librarian, Beth Stevens, for this introduction to the basics of genealogy research. Discover how to use internet and library resources to help build your family tree and how to interpret and record the data you collect.
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Losing at the Oscars

Sunday, February 26 at 2pm
Join us as we celebrate many of the greatest actors and filmmakers who never won an Oscar and enjoy the greatest scenes from the greatest losers in Oscar history! Note: There is still time to enter our Academy Award Contest. Pick up your Academy Award Contest ballot at the Public Services Desk and predict the winners of the 89th Academy Awards for a chance to win a “A Night Out at the Movies” basket. Contest runs through February 26. Winner will be announced February 27.
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March Programs

Creative Coloring for Grown-Ups

Sunday, March 5 at 2pm
Explore your creativity and let your inner artist reign in this stress-free and relaxing hour of coloring designs from the popular coloring books for grown-ups. All materials will be supplied.
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America Coast to Coast

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30pm
Looking to plan your great summer adventure? Travel 4,000 miles across the U.S. by foot, bicycle, and canoe! Learn about the coast-to-coast route in nine stages linking Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Cannon Beach, Oregon from outdoor travel enthusiast John Lynn of Peoria who has hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe.
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Dyed in the Wool

Sunday, March 12 at 2pm
Get your Irish on for St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of live music from the band Dyed in the Wool.
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Improv Basics

Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm
Need a good laugh? Want to improve your speaking and presentation skills? Learn how with the basics of improv from Second City alumn Maureen Kelly.
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Chicago Mafia History

Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30pm
Tim Wilsey presents a program on some of the most feared men who ran Chicago with an iron fist and will discuss the mobsters and their operations from various eras of organized crime. Learn how the mafia controlled the city, the state, the Midwest and Las Vegas from Al Capone and Tony Accardo to Sam Giancana, Anthony Spilotro and The Family Secrets Trial.
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Nature by the Book: "H" is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Wednesday, March 29 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.
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Mussels, Moonshine, Music: Mississippi Valley Migrants in the 20th Century

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30pm
In a time almost forgotten, the Midwest and upper South were once home to thousands of Americans who lived and worked on the rivers as share croppers, fishermen, mussel shellers, button cutters, traveling minstrels, and even moonshiners. Fiddler and historian Dennis Stroughmatt brings this program of music, storytelling, and a fabulous collection of artifacts to tell their stories and play the music of the Mississippi Valley migrants.
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Computer Classes

Getting Started with Mango Languages

Monday, February 20 at 2pm
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What Do I Read Next? How To Use Reading Resources

Monday, February 27 at 6:30pm
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Gmail Basics

Thursday, March 9 at 2pm
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How to Use “AtoZ World Travel”

Monday, March 20 at 6:30pm
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Getting Started on

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30pm
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Introduction to Instagram

Monday, March 27 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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