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Monday Book Discussions

sing for your life by daniel bergner Books available one month in advance.

May 8 - Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family by Daniel Bergner

Tuesday Book Discussions

the one-in-a-million boy by monica wood Books available one month in advance.


May 16 - The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Two Chaps Chatting: Podcast #1

Gareth Blakesley, Operations Manager at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, chatted with Jesse Blazek, Director of the Palos Heights Public Library about upcoming events, nature writing, and some of their favorite recent reads.

 

Events discussed in this podcast:
Nature by the Book - March 29 at the Library
Nature & Literature Festival - April 29 at Lake Katherine
Nature by the Book - June 7 at the Library

Books discussed in this podcast:
Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through the Wilderness by Dennis Downes
Swordfish and the Star by Gavin Knight
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
On Trails by Robert Moor
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never by Barbara Kingsolver

April Programs

Creative Coloring for Grownups

Sunday, April 2 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 supplied.
Click here to register

The 1967 Tornado

Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm
Oak Lawn Public Library Local History Manager Kevin Korst will discuss his book Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the devastating event.
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Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm
Actress Jenny Riddle portrays Chicago street photographer, Vivian Maier, and shares the story of one woman's private passion and genius for photography.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Trivia Night @ Jullianni’s

Wednesday, April 12 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.

NLW: Digital Test Drive Expo

Thursday, April 13, 10am & 6:30pm
Check our tech out and get a hands-on introduction to the library app, downloadable books, digital newspapers and magazines, kid’s resources, genealogy, homework helpers, foreign language/ESL learning, tools for choosing your next best read and learn how to access them all free from home. Take a tour of the Media Lab and Mediascape to learn how to create photos and movies with our green screen and iMovie equipment. All participants will be entered into a drawing for Amazon Echo Dot.

Updates on Eyecare

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Dr. Michelle Man of Palos Eye Professionals and Dr. Nicolas Beaupre of Midwest Eye Professionals will discuss advanced technologies used to diagnose and treat dry eye and cataracts with an interactive demonstration.
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The Changing Chicago Accent

Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30pm
Edward McClelland, author of "How to Speak Midwestern", will discuss how the Chicago accent is changing from "dese, dem and dose," and how the sound of a Chicago accent will change in the future.
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Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm
Discover the story behind the man who inspired the hit Broadway musical! Terrence Lynch will portray Alexander Hamilton.
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Getting Ready for Estate Planning

Saturday, April 22 at 11am
Smart Money Week Program — Learn to initiate the discussion about estate planning, how to take stock of your possessions and determine your objective for your estate plan.
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Antique Appraisals with Rex Newell

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm
Is it trash or treasure? Antiques appraiser Rex Newell will share his expertise and offer an assessment of the different antiques (with the exception of Oriental or Native American objects) and collectables brought to the program. Please note: this program is limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON and limited to 40 items total.
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Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash Program

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Smart Money Week Program — A representative from the Illinois State Treasurer's I-Cash program will be available to assist patrons in connecting with unclaimed cash and other assets.
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Creating a Backyard Bird Oasis

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm
Mel Tracy, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will discuss the different ways to attract the greatest variety of birds to your backyard including Orioles and hummingbirds and how to care for them.
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May Programs

Savvy Plant Shopping

Thursday, May 4 at 6:30pm
Get ready for Mother’s Day and summer gardening with tips on how to select the healthiest plants and discover the secrets from veteran plant shopper Deb Terrill. Learn when to shop, how to shop and where to find your best garden.
Click here to register

Scrapbooking Crop Day

Saturday, May 6 from 9am to 5pm
Celebrate National Scrapbook Day and spend the day cropping precious memories. Garage Sale table will be available. Space is limited. See library’s website for details and registration.
Click here to register

100 Years Ago on the Homefront: American Families in WWI

Sunday, May 7 at 2pm
Historian and performer Ellie Carlson will transport audiences with the sights, sounds, tastes and patriotic pastimes and sacrifices of the World War I era as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
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Potted Gardening

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm
Learn how to create and care for gardens in a variety of pots from Cook County Farm Bureau speaker Ellen Phillips.
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The Garbo: The Musical

Thursday, May 11 at 6:30pm
Jillann Gabrielle will perform an original one-woman musical as the enigmatic Swedish film star, Greta Garbo with thirteen clever, witty songs and humorous monologues to make this one-woman musical insightful, fun, and compelling. A MUST SEE for any Garbo fan!
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The Defense of Bastogne

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30pm
The Battle of the Bulge grew to become the largest American battle of WW2. Award-winning author Robert Mueller will describe the preceding events, the division’s actions to defend the city’s perimeter, and the stirring assault by General George Patton’s Third Army to break the encirclement.
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Computer Classes

Google Drive Basics

Thursday, April 27 at 2pm
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Intro to Pinterest

Monday, May 8 at 2pm
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Excel Basics

Thursday, May 11 at 2pm
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How to Download Zinio Digital Magazines

Monday, May 15 at 2pm
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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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Weekly Clubs

Needle Club

Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm

Scrabble Club

Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm

Mah Jongg

Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm

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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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