| October 1, 2012

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 www.fppld.org 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

 News:   Language Learner’s Bonanza!

The Franklin Park Library now offers      through our website. TLO provides access to self paced instruction in over 80 world language courses to our patrons once they have created a personal account on the TLO website.    Lessons are online, and instruction is in the form of games and fun activities that allow you to challenge yourself while engaging your long term memory.

The program is useful to Franklin Park cardholders who are:

  • students looking for extra practice to gain mastery for their language courses
  • career changers who would like to add a second language to their resume
  • would-be travelers
  • life-long learners seeking  to enrich their lives, and 
  • those wishing to improve their skill with English can also benefit from the ESL courses. 

All of these courses are available free of charge .

The courses require access to a computer/ smart phone and the Internet.  We want to remind you that as a Franklin Park library cardholder, you have free access to any of the 32 computers available in the Library.    The Library also offers free wifi throughout the building.

Join us during National Friends of Libraries Week, October 21-27

 Friends of the Library is a nationwide movement which encourages residents of community libraries to join together and work to strengthen library services.   The Friends of the Franklin Park Library was a vibrant and effective fundraising group in the 1960’s and 70’s.  A new group of Friends formed recently and hopes to provide the Library with funding to support programs and enhance services. The group took over the management of the library’s ongoing booksale when the library reopened after last April’s remodel.  Public response has been positive and August revenues doubled.   The Friends are working hard to keep the shelves filled with attractive, affordable items.  

 The Friends Group is seeking individuals who can attend a monthly meeting and donate several hours a month to help with the book sale and other fund raising projects.  The Next meeting will be October 27 at 9:30 AM.   Come join us. 


 Adult programs are free unless otherwise noted, but registration is required.  Register at the Adult Services Desk or by calling 847-455-6016, ext. 2.

 Friendship Quilt Club     Wednesdays October 3 &17 at 10:00 am

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

 Preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Exam?  Fridays in October at 3 pm

Work with library staff to review exam questions in English or prepare for the interview. Sessions will run from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.   Call 847-455-6016, ext. 2 to book your sessions.

October 5 Session 1: U.S. Government Video

October 12 Session 2: Discussion and Question & Answer practice

October 19 Session 3: Review

October 26 Session 4: Citizenship Interview

 Knit & Crochet Group      Saturday, October 13  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. Drop in at 1 PM and work on your projects with a helpful group of yarn enthusiasts.  If you would like to learn either craft, call ahead of time and we will be ready to welcome you with lots of information and with one-on-one instruction.  If you have any questions, call Karen Gurski at the library, 847-455-6016, ext. 234

 Adult Reading Club        Monday, October 8 at 7:00 pm

 Copies of the book we will be discussing are always available at the Circulation desk one month before the discussion date.   Copies of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Berry are currently available.  The discussion will take place on Monday, October 8. This book  is set in modern day Salem but is filled with history and mystery.  Join the discussion of this magical mystery.

Porozmawiajmy!  ¡Hablemos!  Let’s Talk!     Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm

The Conversation Circle provides English language learners with an opportunity to practice their conversation skills in a friendly and informal environment. All are welcome.  Please call Janet at 847-455-6016 ext 222 for further information.

  • El Círculo de conversación estará disponible si lo desea para practicar sus habilidades del idioma inglés en la Biblioteca Franklin Park las martes, a las 7:00 pm.
  • Biblioteki Koło Rozmowa będzie dostępna, jeśli chcesz ćwiczyć to angielski. Koło spotkają się w bibliotece w każdy wtorek o 7 pm. 

Paranormal Investigators       Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 pm

TnT Paranormal Investigators present their “Paranormal 101” program. Learn about investigations of paranormal or unexplained activity and what methods are used to study such phenomenon. Topics of discussion include hauntings, ghosts, and other paranormal experiences. Thursday, October 11th @ 7:00 pm 

Save Your Family’s Heritage – Organize and Share Your Family History.”

 Sunday,  October 14th at 2 pm.  Renowned genealogy expert Steve Szabados will present information on how to find helpful ways to research family history.  He will also introduce interesting and imaginative ways to present what you discover. 

City of Ghosts   Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm

We are excited to host acclaimed illusionist William Pack as he presents his dynamic one-man show “City of Ghosts.” Join us as Mr. Pack delights and terrifies us with his unique gifts of storytelling and illusion.




Unless otherwise noted, all Square 1 events are for teens ages 13-18.

Welcome back from vacation. Need to use your Chromebook after school?

The library offers free wi-fi! 


Anime Club:   Thursday, October 4 at 5-7 pm: Anime TBD. We will also continue our discussion on a possible cosplay event.

Teen Read Week Party:  Monday, October 15 at 5-7 pm: Join us for free food, an MW3 tournament, anime, and the announcement of the Teens’ Top Ten!

 Teen Advisory Board Meeting:   Monday, October 22 at 6-7:30 pm: Filming begins for the TAB commercial. Also, bring your ideas for upcoming events!


Chess & Checkers:  Saturday,  October 6  at  3 pm.  The library will provide snacks. Ages 5 and up.

Make it and Take It – Fall Craft: Monday, October 8 at 3 pm. Different Autumn Craft ideas. For all ages.

Storytime: Every Wednesday at 4 pm and 7 pm.  Stories, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes and crafts.  Ages 3 and up.

Kid Zone: Thursday, October 18 (Halloween Cookie Decoration) at 4 pm. Ages 5 and up.

Lapsit: Friday, October 19 at 11am. Stories, songs, dance, finger plays and interactive play time. For all ages and their parents, caregivers, or babysitters.

Wii Games: Saturday, October 20 at 3pm. Ages 8 and up. 

Family Storytime: Monday, October 22 at  7 pm.  Stories, songs, dance, finger plays, nursery rhymes and crafts for all ages.

 Babysitting Storytime:  Friday, October 26 at 11 am.  This program is oriented for parents, caregivers, or babysitters. Stories, fingerplays nursery rhymes, songs, dance and crafts for all ages.

 Movie Time: Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm.  Check in Youth Services for the name of the movie. For all ages.

 Magic Stories: Tuesday, October 30 at 4pm. Stories, songs, dance, finger plays, nursery rhymes and craftsFor all ages.

 Pumpkin Hunt: Wednesday, October 31 at 4 pm or 7 pm. For all ages. Children already registered for Storytime are include in this program. Otherwise please register in Youth Services. We’ll offer stories, songs, dance, finger plays, nursery rhymes and then hunt for the pumpkins.


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