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Simbang Gabi at Saint Gertrude Church in Franklin Park

Simbang Gabi at Saint Gertrude Church in Franklin Park

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Saint Gertrude Church in Franklin Park the Filipino community will celebrate the Simbang Gabi.  All are welcome to this beautiful celebration in preparation for our Lord’s Birthday.  The  music and singing is  outstanding.  Come and Join us!  For more information please contact Tessie Zaretsky at (847) 288-1921.  Thank you and […]

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Watch The 5th. Annual Larry and Mike Christmas Show on  Comcast Public Access Channel 19

Watch The 5th. Annual Larry and Mike Christmas Show on Comcast Public Access Channel 19

Watch The 5th. annual Larry and Mike Christmas Show on Comcast public access channel 19 on Sundays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm during the month of December.  Here is a video clip of Larry and Mike performing Mike’s Christmas song he wrote called Jesus Christ Is Born.

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Scrapbooking Donations Needed at the Franklin Park Public Library

We are collecting materials for our upcoming Scrapbooking Club. Do you have any scrapbooking supplies that you don’t want or need? Donate them to the library! Please bring any donations to the Information Desk or Kids Crossing Desk. Questions? Call 847-455-6016 ext. 2. Check the March/April issue of Library Matters, the Franklin Park Public Library […]

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In Case You Missed It

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

If you have not had a chance to see the circus it is still at the United Center until November 30 when there will be two performances that day at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.  To get you excited I was able to get a few photos of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus train. […]

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Library Closings

Please note that the Franklin Park Public Library will be closed on the following days: For the Christmas holiday: Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, and Friday, December 26 For the New Year’s holiday: Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, 2015  

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Crazy but True -Intoxication without drinking?

Man gets drunk without drinking a drop: Is it possible to get drunk without drinking a drop of alcohol?  Yes, it turns out, thanks to a rare and bizarre ailment newly dubbed “auto-brewery syndrome.” As National Public Radio NPR explains, this case involved a Texas man who would get drunk at random times while swearing up and down that […]

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AARP Tax Aide @ the Franklin Park Public Library

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program return to the Library this year to help prepare income taxes for members of the community. Appointments are available on Thursdays mornings from February 5 through April 9. To make your appointment, call or visit the Library starting Monday, January 19. Please note: we will not schedule appointments before […]

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Changes Coming to Friends Book Sale

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beginning in 2015, the ongoing Friends of the Library book sale will be discontinued. Don’t worry, though, because the book sale will be coming back bigger and better than ever! The Friends will be switching to a quarterly book sale, with a special preview night just for members of the Friends group. The first Friends […]

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January @ the Franklin Park Public Library

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

January 2 – Family Movie Friday – Join us on the last day of winter break for two family friendly movies! Popcorn and drinks will be provided for everyone to enjoy. We’re showing Frozen @ 2pm and The Lego Movie @ 6pm. All ages. 2:00-3:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm January 7 – Friendship Quilting Club – Join […]

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InsureOne Grand Opening

InsureOne Grand Opening

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

InsureOne located at 9705 W. Franklin Ave. in downtown Franklin Park held its grand opening  on December 4, 2014 Mayor Barrett Pedersen and Village Trustees Bill  Ruhl, Karen Special and Andy Ybarra were in attendance for this exciting event.  Here are a few photos from that event.  

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Franklin Park Christmas Tree Lighting

Franklin Park Christmas Tree Lighting

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fifth graders from North, Passow and Pietrini elementary schools brought some Christmas cheer to the residents of Franklin Park when the sang at the Franklin Park Christmas Tree Lighting held on December 4, 2014 in Hamill Square at the gazebo.  Here is a short video clip from that evening.

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