Beer & Books Discussions

the unseen world by liz moore Books available one month in advance.

August 23 - The Unseen World by Liz Moore

Monday Book Discussions

hillbilly elegy by j.d. vance Books available one month in advance.

August 14 - Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Familiy and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Tuesday Book Discussions

the last days of night by graham moore Books available one month in advance.

August 15 - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

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.



Thursday, August 17 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 116 minutes

Based on the book Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

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Thursday, September 21 at 2 pm
Rated PG-13, 139 minutes

Based on the play by August Wilson, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

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Book Discussions

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

Monday Lunch Bunch:

hillbilly elegy by j.d. vanceAugust 14 at 12pm
Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Killers of the Flower Moon by david grannSeptember 11 at 12pm
Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Tuesday Evening Discussions:

the last days of night by graham mooreAugust 23 at 7pm
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-DaySeptember 19 at 7pm
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Beer & Books Discussions:

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

the unseen world by liz mooreAugust 23 at 7pm
The Unseen World by Liz Moore

the prey of gods by nicky draydenSeptember 27 at 7pm
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

August Programs

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm
Phillip Bennett from the Alzheimer's Association will discuss the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and how to separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears. Early detection gives a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
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Nature by the Book: "The Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf

Wednesday, August 16 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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Paper Shredding, e-Recycling, and Pill Drop-Off

Saturday, August 19 at 8am
The library will host the paper shredding and e-recycling event in the library's parking lot. The Palos Heights Police will also be on site for their prescription drug drop-off (no liquids, needles or salves). For paper shredding, each car may bring 2-3 boxes of paper.
For e-recycling:
The following items will be taken: Servers, Desktop computers, Laptops, Flat panel computer monitors, Uninterrupted power supply’s (UPS’s), Wire, Copiers, Printers/toner, Docking stations, Power adapters, Keyboards, Mice and misc. computer peripherals.
The following items will NOT be accepted: Wood enclosed items, Light bulbs/lamp bulbs, LCD message boards, Flat or cathode ray TV’s, CRT monitors, Commercial/Industrial medical equipment, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Consumer electronics, Audio Visual equipment, Lighting equipment, Car batteries, Photographic equipment, Overhead projectors/screens, Security system components, CD-ROM disks, DVD’s, Tapes (back-up VHS), floppy disks.

Windows 10 Revisited

Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30pm
Two years after its release, explore the newest features and benefits of the latest version of Windows 10. Learn how to make the "best version of Windows” even better. Whether you have already upgraded to Windows 10, want to know how to upgrade an older computer or are considering buying a new system with Windows 10 installed, learn what to expect and how to get the most out of this amazing operating system. Class will be presented by Steve Georgiou of Computer Greeks, in an easy to follow format with no prior experience needed.
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Magical Mackinack Island

Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm
Explore Mackinac Island, the land of ferry boats, history, fudge and family fun with travel pro Nancy McCully. Learn about the forts, lighthouses, Victorian cottages and hotels and the island's natural beauty, and plan your next vacation getaway!
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Managing Shoulder Pain

Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm
Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Leonard from Advocate Christ Medical Center, will discuss the latest non-operative treatments for shoulder impingement and rotator cuff disease, minimally-invasive, arthroscopic techniques for rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacement surgery for advanced degenerative disease.
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Trivia Night @ Jullianni's

Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30pm
Join us for two hours of trivia and prizes at Jullianni’s Pizzeria & Pub located at 7239 W. College Drive in Palos Heights. Come on your own or in groups of up to five. Call Jullianni’s to reserve your seat at (708) 361-4222.

The Lost Town of Sag Bridge

Thursday, August 31 at 6:30pm
Learn about the lost town of Sag Bridge, once a part of present-day Lemont. Author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere will present photos, discuss the reasons of its importance and decline and even share a few ghost stories about the once thriving 19th century canal town.
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Computer Classes

Microsoft Excel: Charts and Graphs

Thursday, August 10 at 2pm
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Special Effects

Thursday, August 31 at 2pm
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Microsoft Worde: Formatting Documents

Thursday, September 7 at 2pm
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Microsoft Publisher: Basics

Thursday, September 14 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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