Featured Program

HH Holmes movie H.H. Holmes: Beyond the Devil in the White City

October 23 at 6:30pm

Explore the darker side of Chicago history with filmmaker John Borowski as he discusses his film and the history of H.H. Holmes.

Monday Book Discussion

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up & Down the World’s Family Tree


November 12 at 12pm -

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Book & Film

the prey of gods by nicky draydenOctober 18 at 2pm -

Murder on the Orient Express
based on the book by Agatha Christie

1 hr 54 min. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday Book Discussion

the last days of night by graham moore

October 16 at 7pm -

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Sunday @ the Cinema

the prey of gods by nicky drayden

October 21 at 2pm -

The Shape of Water

2 hr 3 min. Rated R.



October Programs

Fall Night Hike

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm
Discover nature's fall night life on a one mile hike around Lake Katherine guided by Director & Chief Naturalist Gareth Blakesley. This fall night hike will include a campfire and hot cider. Dress for hiking and fall weather conditions. Meet at Lake Katherine's Nature Center.
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H.H. Holmes: Beyond the Devil in the White City

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 pm
Explore the darker side of Chicago history with award-winning filmmaker John Borowski as he discusses the history of H.H. Holmes, the making of the film H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer and the book The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes. Join us for a screening of the film at 6:30 pm, before the lecture and Q & A session.
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Haunted Illinois

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 pm
Paranormal investigator and author of "The Road Guide to Haunted Illinois", Terry Fisk, will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore of haunted locations in Illinois and discuss first-hand accounts of his paranormal investigations.
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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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Computer Classes

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

Internet Basics

Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30 pm
Learn basic internet terminology, how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains, and stay safe while searching the internet in this class.
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Introduction to FamilySearch.org

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 pm
Discover how to get started on genealogical research with FamilySearch.org. Search for records, build a family tree, order microfilm, and much more.
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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 WordPress.com. Learn how to register an account, establish a domain name, pick a theme, and start creating pages and blog posts.
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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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