Leyden Area Public Libraries
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:17AM
Elmwood Park Public Library , 1 Conti Parkway. Registration required for all programs unless noted. Library is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday.; www.elmwoodparklibrary.org or call (708) 453-7645.
Anime Club: 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement community room. Check out a variety of animes. Popcorn.
Drop-in Storytimes: (Ages 2-5): 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Enjoy some of your favorite stories. No registration.
Moms and Tots Lap Sit: (Ages birth-2): 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Stories, songs and movement for the very young.
Preschool Storytime: (Ages 3-5): 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stories, songs and activities.
Franklin Park Public Library , 10311 Grand Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Registration required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Call (847) 455-6016; fax (847) 455-6416; www.franklinparklibrary.org; IM askfppl; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook facebook.com/askfppl; Twitter twitter.com/askfppl. Most programs are free.
Board Meetings: 7:30 p.m. generally held on the first Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. Next meeting: June 5.
Check out the Library website: to view videos produced in the library’s own Digital Media Room.
Spring Cleaning Opportunity: for crafters. The Knit and Crochet Group will accept donations of yarn. Washable, worsted weight yarn preferred.
Knit & Crochet Group: 1 p.m. June 9. Learn tips for knitting and crocheting or to share projects.
Quilter’s Circle: 9:30 a.m. Call for next date. Quilt in the company of others. Work on a sampler quilt block by block or bring in your own quilting project. Newcomers to the group (and to quilting!) are always welcome.
Teen ProgramsSquare 1 The YA Corner: Unless otherwise noted, all Square 1 events are for teens ages 13-18
AP Exam Cram: Last minute study space and snacks available.
Animanga Club: Come for a few episodes of Black Butler.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting: This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Own the Night.” What events and prizes do you want the library to offer?
Computer Tutorials: Sign up for a free tutorial on Computer Basics, Internet, E-mail, or Microsoft Office software. Call (847) 455-6016, Ext. 2 or come in to sign up. También en español.
Homebound Service: (for blind and physically disabled). Someone will deliver and pick up requested items. Also, if you are a Franklin Park resident you can be set up with books on CD through the Voices of Vision program. They will provide you with the equipment and a variety of reading materials. Call Janet Lynch Forde (847) 455-6016; e-mail email@example.com.
Northlake Public Library , 231 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164; (708) 562-2301. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday (September-May). Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated.
Friends of the Library: 2-3 p.m. June 2. Looking for something to do, want to meet new people and help the library with projects like the annual book sale or with fund-raising events? Find out more about this group.
The Job Club: 7-8 p.m. June 20. Mock Interviews. Are you really ready for your next interview? The challenges of a job search are much easier to handle with the encouragement of a group. If you’re looking for work, don’t do it alone. Job seekers and career changers are welcome to join and attend.
One More Chapter Book Club: (aka the Daytime Book Club) 11 .m.-12:30 p.m. June 27 at Casa San Carlo, 420 N. Wolf Road in Northlake. Join in and talk about popular fiction. Members of the public of all ages are welcome. Suggest your favorite books. Titles are selected by the group.
River Grove Public Library , 8638 W. Grand Ave. Registration necessary for all unless otherwise noted. Call Dayna Tucker (708) 453-4484 to register or go to www.rivergrovelibrary.org.
“D-Day Remembered”: 7 p.m. June 7. Free screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary titled “D-Day Remembered.” Suitable for family viewing; followed by a question and answer period facilitated by John Morrissy, 76, an Army veteran A special invitation is extended to World War II veterans, as well as veterans from all periods of service. Free. Register if you plan to attend.
GED Math Classes: 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays in June. Free. Designed for those interested in improving their skills for the General Educational Development exam. All materials provided. Register in person or by phone.
Macy’s Museum Passes: Available to adult patrons only. You must have a River Grove Public Library Card.
Wireless Access: Now available. Patrons can bring in their own laptops or use the library’s. You must be at least 14 years old and have a valid photo ID. Libraries laptops available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (708) 453-4484.
Homework Help: 4-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Students must bring their books and homework materials with them to their tutoring session. Just drop in and get some help! Free.