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Featured Events

Dec

04

2021
  • Saturday

  • All Day

  • Meeting Room

  • Adults
Celebrate the Season
Celebrate the Season

Join us for a day of celebrating the season with festive activities in-house for both children and adults sponsored by the Friends of the Library.9am - Make & Take Holiday Crafts, all dayChristmas crafts for the kids! Visit the Youth and Teen Department to make a wreath ornament or a snowman stocking to decorate the library Christmas tree or to take home and decorate their own tree.Grown-ups can also celebrate the season with two make and take crafts in the Reading Room going on all day while listening to Christmas carols.9am - Scavenger Hunt for Kids - All dayYouth and Teen Department will have the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt with prizes going on all day. 10 am - Baking With Beth: Holiday Cookie Special - Meeting RoomLearn to make five of the most requested holiday cookies from Beth, the baking librarian. Recipes and samples will be provided.11am - Interactive Movie for the family - Elf1pm - Interactive Movie for Grown Ups – The Man Who Invented Christmas

Jan

13

2022
  • Thursday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

  • Virtual Program

  • Adults
Awesome Australia
Awesome Australia

G’day, mate! With his tapestry of original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski will illuminate the Land Down Under. While visiting exotic destinations including the Australian Outback, Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania, we will also learn about the country’s fascinating history, grand traditions, chic urban life, charming slang, deadly animals, and Aboriginal influences.

Jan

18

2022
  • Tuesday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

  • Virtual Program

  • Adults
Kiddieland Remembered
Kiddieland Remembered

Oakton College professor Cheryl Brown will explore the 80-year history of Kiddieland, the pioneer of kiddie parks, along with vintage photographs, memorabilia, and exclusive videos from the park. Join us for this truly exciting ride down memory lane!

Jan

24

2022
  • Monday

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Virtual Program

  • Adults
Trivia Night @ Home
Trivia Night @ Home

Join us for 2 hours of online trivia night from the comfort of your home! The winner will receive a $20 gift card to a Palos Heights restaurant. This program is limited to the first 35 who register here.

Jan

26

2022
  • Wednesday

  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

  • Virtual Program

  • Adults
An Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia
An Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Join us for an evening with bestselling and award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia as she discusses her newest book, "Velvet Was the Night", and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. This is an Illinois Libraries Present program.

Jan

27

2022
  • Thursday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

  • Virtual Program

  • Adults
The Happy Invention of Picture Postcards
The Happy Invention of Picture Postcards

The first picture postcards in America were printed for the 1893 World’s Fair, making Illinois the birthplace of the American picture postcard. Teich Archive curator Katherine Hamilton-Smith will discuss the history and significance of picture postcards as a cultural icon. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.