March @your library

| February 13, 2013
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Franklin Park Public Library District

We are located at 10311 Grand Avenue and offer a range of services and programs for children, teens and adults.  Further information is available at or by calling 847- 455- 6016.

Hours of Service:                                                                                                                                                                                       Monday-Thursday, 9 AM—9 PM    Friday & Saturday, 9 AM—5 PM     Sunday, 1 PM – 5 PM


Support the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are seeking donations of gently used cookbooks for our April book sale.

If your collection is a little too large for your book shelf, please consider selecting a few gently used treasures to help stock our first annual cookbook sale.   All donations can be dropped off at the Library’s rear entrance.


AAPP Tax Counseling Service is seeking volunteers to train for the 2013 tax season.  Each year these volunteers assist over 160 seniors to complete and file their state and federal tax returns.  Each year the library is forced to turn away many other individuals seeking to benefit from this service.  If you are looking for a meaningful way to volunteer and contribute to your community, this is an opportunity you should really consider.


Book Club                                                                                   Monday, March 11 at 7 pm

The Fiction  Book Club meets every other month .   The March club will discuss the first book in Alexander McCall-Smith’s series devoted to the investigative adventures of Mma. Ramoitswe, heroine of the PBS series The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency.    Check out your copy now and register

to attend the discussion of

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith


Read Across America” at your library!                                                            Through March 9

The Adult and Teen Winter Reading Program, “Read Across America” continues through March 9.   By mid February,   all 50 states were represented in our road trip.   We have over 100 travelers and have logged over 400 books read, surpassing the challenge target  again this year.



Conversation Circle                                                              Tuesdays,  March  5, 12, 19,& 26 at 7 pm

English language learners can join us for the opportunity to practice their conversation skills in a

friendly and informal environment.  All are welcome!


Friendship Quilt Club                                                              Wednesdays,  March 6 & 20 at 10 am

Come share quilting tips and projects with other quilters!  Beginners are always welcome.


Friday Flicks                                                                                      Friday, March 8 at 1pm

Join us on the second Friday of each month for a new movie!  This month’s feature is ““Argo”

starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin.      Rated R – 120 minutes


Friends of the Franklin Park Library                                                   Saturday,  March 9 at 9:30 am

Attend our monthly Friends meeting and help us plan our fund raisers to support the summer

reading program.



Knit & Crochet Group                                                                        Saturday, March 9 at 1 pm

Join us on the second Saturday of each month to learn tips for knitting and crocheting or

to share projects you’re working on.

For Teens


Once upon a Prom is back!

The Library is calling for gently used, clean, formal dresses for our upcoming “Once Upon a Prom”

event in April 2013. Dresses will be given away to local teens to wear to the prom.  We will also

accept gently used men’s suits and tuxedos.    All donations must be clean and in pristine

condition. Dresses and suits must be on hangers.  Donations will be accepted through March 15

during regular library hours only.



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