Library Nook – December, 2012

| December 1, 2012

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

  • December 12th, 2012- Monthly River Grove Library meeting at 7pm.
  • December 15th, 2012- Santa will be visiting the library between 12pm & 2:30pm. All visitors to Santa will receive a picture to take home of your visit! This program is free and no registration is required.
  • December 17th, 2012- The December book is….. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie Monday at  7pm. Books will be available behind the circulation desk. *REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* Contact: Marissa, Adult Librarian
  • December 19th, 2012- Cookie Exchange! Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Here are the rules: 1. Sign up (name and type of cookie you’re making) 2. Show up on Dec. 19th with a dozen or more cookies 3. Share 4. Enjoy with some seasonal coffees or pack a tin to-go! Wednesday at 6pm. This program is free of charge! *Registration is required* Contact: Marissa, Adult Librarian


Northlake Public Library
231 N. Wolf Rd., 708-562-2301

  • December 4th, 2012- Season crafts: Martha Stewert Christmas! Join us between 7pm-8:30pm We will be  making an assortment of Martha Stewart’s best Christmas crafts. We will meet in the Quiet Study Room-2nd floor
  • December 5th, 2012- Job Clube interview preparation. Are you unemployed, underemployed, or unhappily employed? If you are: returning to the workforce, re-entering the workforce after retirement, deciding the next chapter in your career, searching for job resources and support, in need of professional assistance, the Job Club can help. Eileen Vesey of the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee will be present to discuss the topic of interview preparation. Meets at 6:30pm and runs an hour in the Quiet Study Room-2nd floor.
  • December 8th, 2012- Lunch with Santa!! Lunch will be between 10:30-11:30am in the Program Room, Lower Level this program is for ages 3 and up. Santa Claus is coming to town to have breakfast with you and share in some holiday fun! Mini waffles and pancakes, sausages, milk, and juice will be served. Breakfast is for children only and reservations are required. Limit 50. Please register at the Youth Desk or by calling 708-562-2301.
  • December 10th, 2012- Holiday Craft, Donut Decorating! What’s better than delicious donuts? Donuts that also look delicious. Learn some tips and tricks for decorating your own donut, including some holiday themed ones. Meet us at 6pm in the Lower Level Program room.
  • December 18th, 2012- Christmas Cookie Bar! Happy Holidays from the Northlake Public Library District! An assortment of delicious Christmas cookies will be available in the lobby between 4-9pm courtesy of the library staff.
  • December 22, 2012- Gingerbread house craft. For ages 8 and up. Decorate a gingerbread house that would make a great gift or holiday decoration. Limit 20. Please register at the Youth Desk or by calling 708-562-2301. Meets from 2-3:30pm in the Storytime Room first floor.


Schiller Park Library
4200 Old River Rd., 847-678-0433

  • December 8th, 2012- Unforgettable Christmas! Visit the library Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and watch our feature film, with juice, popcorn, and more!  ** This film is rated PG. Content may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental discretion is advised. **Please sign-up in the Youth Services Room**
  • December 11th, 2012- Joy of Christmas! Share the joy of the season and visit the library on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for some holiday stories!! **Please sign-up in the Youth Services Room.
  • December 12th, 2012- Deck the tree! Visit the library on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and spruce up your season with a little craft. **There is a limit of 20 children for this craft.             ** Please sign-up in the Youth Services Room.
  • December 19th, 2012- Visit the library on Wednesday from 6:00-6:45 p.m. or 7:00-7:45 p.m. and join us for some no-bake treats to celebrate the sweet season! **There is a limit of 15 children per session limited to ages 6-14 for this craft!! **Please sign-up in the Youth Services Room.
  • December 22nd, 2012- Christmas Party! Catch a glimpse of the most popular guy of the season, at our annual Christmas party on Saturday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Come and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! **Please bring your own camera to take pictures!! The library will not take pictures!! ** Please sign-up in the Youth Services Room starting November 17th. There is a limit of 100 children. Entry will not be granted unless the child is signed-up for the party and has an admission ticket.
  • Reading Time is held every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Youth Services Room, all ages are welcome! No signup needed!


Elmwood Park Public Library
1 W. Conti Parkway, 708-453-7645, 

  • December 2nd, 2012- Sunday movie matinee featuring A Christmas Story. Join us at 1:30pm in the Ferrintino Room.
  • December 8th, 2012- Christmas Jewelry Making!  Giovanna and Pat will return to teach a workshop on how to make Christmas earrings. Materials will be provided, just bring your creativity. All participants must be 13 years of age or older. Meets at 1pm in the Lower level community room.
  • December 9th, 2012- Family matinee featuring It’s A Wonderful Life. Join us at 1:30pm in the Lower level Community Room.
  • December 10th, 2012- Decorate a tote bag! Join us at 5:30pm in the library lobby to print a free tote bag for yourself with screen printing! We will provide the ink and two designs to choose from. We have lots of tote bag colors, but remember, supplies are limited, so come early to get the best selection! Drop-in, no registration required.
  • December 11th, 2012- Holiday Youth Party!  Come and join us at 7pm for our holiday program! Ages 3 – 8. Meets in the Ferrintino Room.
  • December 12th, 2012- Adult Holiday Party! Come out and enjoy the comical Christmas songs of Dave Rudolph and friends. We’ll have snacks and punch as well as a prize for the tackiest Christmas sweater. Meets at 6:30pm in the Ferrintino Room.
  • December 16th, 2012- Family matinee featuring the movie Elf. Meet us in in the Lower level Community Room at 1:30pm.
  • December 20th, 2012- Make your own glass ornaments! Join us at 4pm for this great craft making session.
  • December 23rd, 2012- Family matinee featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas! Join us at 1:30pm in the Ferrintino Room.


Eisenhower Public Library
4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights

  • December 1st & 2nd, 2012- Holiday Craft days. Sessions are at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm each day.
  • December 4th, 2012- Bus trip to the Chicago history Museum. Meet at the library at 9am the cost of this trip is  $25.00 This behind-the-scenes tour will give you an overview of the costume collection at the Chicago History Museum. This is the second largest costume collection in the world. After the tour enjoy lunch at the North and Clark Cafe or spend more time exploring other exhibits in the museum. Very limited space on this trip due to the tight quarters behind the scenes! We will arrive back at the library around 4pm.
  • December 10th, 2012- Representatives of Senator Kotowski’s office will be on hand between 1:30-3:30pm. Bring you questions!
  • December 13th, 2012- Classic film day at the library featuring It’s a Wonderful Life. Join us at 1pm in meeting room A/B.
  • December 27th & 28th 2012- Create your own Apocalypse!  What does the new apocalypse look like? Zombies? Dystopian? Vampires? Fire and brimstone? Join us and create your own apocalyptic snow globe, chibi, and phone ringtone or wallpaper. For grades 7-12 ONLY! Meets at 10am in the Computer lab.


Melrose Park Public Library
801 North Broadway
708-343-3391 Closed Sundays

  • December 8th, 2012- Holiday Family Craft. Make your own Holiday Candle Holder! Meets at 11:00am. This event is free and open to the public.


Franklin Park Public Library
10310 W. Grand, 847-455-6013, 

  • December 6th, 2012- Financial aid tutorial. Teens are invited to the library to discuss how to apply for financial aid for college. Meet us at 6pm to learn a wealth of information.
  • December 8th, 2012- Knitting and crocheting group meets at the library between 1-3pm.
  • December 10th, 2012- Adult reading club meets at the library at 7pm.
  • December 13th, 2012- Leyden Acapella Show Choir for adults and teens alike. Join us between 6-8pm for this exciting presentation.
  • December 17th, 2012- Join Peggy for a Fresh Centerpieces craft at 7pm.
  • December 27th, 2012- Childrens Holiday Jingo at the library. Program starts at 3pm.

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