Library Nook – August 2012

| August 13, 2012

The Adventure Begins at your Library, One of the smartest Cards you have is you Library Card, to receive free admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations Use your Library card to check out the Museum Adventure Pass.  Go to Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for the entire Family. Ask a Liberian to help you if not sure of the process.


Elmwood Park Public Library

1 W. Conti Parkway, 708-453-7645

Closed Sundays starting Memorial Day.Schedule of Events is easy to find on line, Closed Friday, August 17, 2012.

DROP IN STORY TIME is Monday s Ages 2 – 5 years old. Thursday August 2 at 6:30 until 8pm invent and draw your own comic with the help of Christine Thornton, remember to register for this event. Film Lovers Fridays, Aug 3 Wonder Boys, Aug 10 True Romans, Aug 17 Library closed, Aug 24 Mary and Max and Aug 31 Death to Smoochy. Remember you can read the book first then see the movie Aug 9th The Magnificent, Come and see the magic of Magnus Shipinski at 4pm until 5pm, registrations now open. Dungeon and Dragons is on going Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. Aug 6 Adult Reading Pot Luck Party. The announcement of the winner summer reading program and best recipe submitted Party from 7pm-9pm. Saturday Aug 11th Young Adults Summer Reading Pool Party from 6pm until 8pm at the Elmwood Park Pool, If you finished your three game cards for the YA summer reading program, you’re invited. Don’t forget to register so they have enough treats on hand.


Northlake Public Library

231 N. Wolf Rd., 708-562-2301

Ravinia Tickets – Free Lawn passes

First-come, first-served basis. Please stop by or give us a call at the Adult Information Desk if you are interested.

Discover Your Family History at the Library!

Be sure to check out the HeritageQuest Genealogy Research Database growing collection of research materials for tracing your family’s history. If you know your grandparents or your great-grandparents first and last name, you can begin clicking your way through original documents and census info, accessible from home or at the library. HeritageQuest is a powerful tool for the genealogist in all of us! Visit our library home page and click on Reference, then Research to find HeritageQuest as well as our other online databases.

Book A Librarian

Do you have a computer question that isn’t covered by one of our workshops? Unable to attend our workshops at the times offered or just need more help? Then Book a Librarian! You can reserve up to an hour of time with a librarian to help you with your computer questions. Appointments should be made 24-hours in advance and are based on available staff time. Some assistance is available in Spanish but reservations are required.

Bar Trivia at Alejandra’s Cantina

We supply the hip, young, fun loving librarians to run the trivia, Alejandra’s will provide the space, atmosphere, and if we’re lucky a drink special or two. You round up friends and family to form a team, then you battle it out to see who is the smartest in all of Northlake (when it comes to pop culture and current events). Event will be hosted off-site at Alejandra’s Cantina in Northlake (400 E. North Ave).  Tuesday, August 14, 7:30-9pm


Bensenville Library

200 S. Church Road

Paint the Town Red summer reading program is a community wide celebration of reading and the summer. Stop by the library or go online for guidelines and registration Thursday’s in the Garden is held in the Garden of Knowledge August 2 from 7pm until 9pm, Fiesta in the Garden. Stop by for a sampling of culture stories and food Fiesta style. There will be a story time in English and Spanish to go with atreat to eat. Favorite Film based on a book Aug 16, at 7pm at the Bensenville Theater (FREE) the Movie is We Need To Talk About Kevin. Last Saturday of August Coffee and Donuts with a movie, Seating is limited rsvp 630-766-4642.


River Grove Library

8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove
Call Librarian Marissa at 708-453-4484

Business: The River Grove Public Library subscribes to the Value Line. The subscription includes Small Mid Cap Survey and Value Line Investment Survey. Their licensing agreement requires a password to log in. Please ask at the circulation desk for the password.

The Library Aug Audiobooks and e books are available to download at home, The River Grove Historical Society meeting will be August 14th from 7pm to 8pm, everyone is welcome.


Melrose Park Public Library

801 North Broadway
708-343-3391 Closed Sundays

Closed August 25th all day.  The Library has a limited number of tickets for classical Ravinia concerts including six CSO concerts and 12 Martin Theatre concerts. These tickets are free and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please visit, call (708.649.7485), or email ( the Adult Services Desk for details. Aug 15th Historical Society meets from 1-3 everyone is welcome. Aug 18th Books into Movies. You can pick the book up at the Library before you see the movie. Movie is from 11am – 1:30pm after the movie it is time for light refreshments and the floor is open to the audience. Aug 15 we are talking about Books, TOPIC Popular Science 7pm-8pm.TEEN BOOK CLUB Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends – what could be better? We meet to discuss a book together. Sign up and get your copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6-12.Registration required


Eisenhower Public Library

4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights

On going Teen Event is every Thursday from 4 – 5:30pm be an Anonymous Teen Writer and bring in your novel, poetry, or short story and get it critiqued. We look forward to meeting you. Monday August 6, Michael Niksic will inform everyone about different pizzas and styles. This is for teens in grades 7-12; this is topped off with lemon sorbet when you finish your pizza. Register on line or call. Thursday Aug 8 Design an Apron

A $5.00 Fee plus registration Amy Alessio will help you with your design at 6:30am and you will finish at 8pm. Tuesday August 14th, Chicago Botanic Gardens Bus Trip, $20.00. Lunch is not included so bring a picnic or plan on eating in the Garden Café. We leave at 9am and home by 2pm. One hour free musical. Performance, and explore the gardens on your own. Registration ends Aug 11 at 12AM so call or register on line.

Ongoing computer classes in both English and Polish without charge. Look on line for times and courses.

Classic Films – Start on Thursdays at 1pm until 4pm. August 2 Chinatown 1974, August 16th the Big Sleep 1946, August 30 the Searchers 1956. Ralph Amelio will lead a discussion following each film August 4 at 11am Summer Picnic for all ages, celebrate the end of summer with games, snacks and cakes at the Norridge Park District! Remember sunblock and towels and you must register so they have enough cake


Franklin Park Public Library

10310 W. Grand, 847-455-6013, 

Monday Aug 13, from 7pm – 8pm discuss A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. Pick up your copy of the book at the Circulation Desk a month before the meeting.

The library provides free computer tutorials in English, Spanish, and Polish at a variety of times. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes, and are limited to one participant for individualized instruction. Sign up at the Reference Desk or by calling 847-455-6016, ext. 2. Teens join us for anime, manga, and free snacks On August 9 at 5pm until 7pm New members are always welcome! Your school Summer Reading project is due soon! Stop by the Community Room Aug 8 at 5pm until 7pm where there will be magazines for your collage, computers to type up your paper, and your YA Librarian to help you with your book talk! Snacks will be served.

Twelve computers are available for your kids to use in Youth Services. You must sign the Internet Use for Minors permission slip in person for all kids wanting to use the Internet. Franklin Park kids may then use the computers free of charge. Non-resident kids can use the Internet for a half hour free, then 50 cents for each half hour afterward.


Schiller Park Library

4200 Old River Rd., 847-678-0433

SECOND HELPINGS! ! !  August 7th

Hungry for some craft Leftovers? Join the library on Tuesday August 7th, starting at 1:30pm until the limited number of crafts are consumed. Help us use up our leftover extra crafts from previous programs. Your choice is pick up a craft with instructions to complete at home or work on the craft at the library. No signup necessary for this program. Drop by while supplies last.

Visit the library on Tuesday, August 21st from 6:30-7:30pm and listen to some stories to start the school year right! **Please sign-up in the Youth Services room starting July 24th.

With fall approaching and school starting soon, the rules for computer at the library are Patrons have access to Internet terminals at the library. To use the Internet, patrons must present a government- issued ID or their own library card. All patrons may sign up for one hour at a time; if no one is waiting they may remain on the terminal longer. If patrons wish to print, the cost is $.10 per page, whether they bring their own paper or not. Patron must know how to use the Internet. The staff will be available to assist with problems with the equipment and to offer suggestions for search terms that can be used to find information. Students under age 8 cannot use the Internet alone; their parent must accompany them. From sixth grade to age 18, the student must come in with their parent and the parent must sign a consent slip for their children.

Soon many will need to research a writing assignment so the Library is the place to do it and this library subscribes to several on-line reference databases that may be accessed by patrons. The reference databases include encyclopedias, products for locating magazine articles, information on authors and works of literature and other reference type materials for adults and students.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Category: Articles, Library Nook

About the Author ()

Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

Comments are closed.