Leyden Area Public Libraries, Aug. 9
Updated: September 10, 2012 6:15AM
1 Conti Parkway. Registration required for all programs unless noted. www.elmwoodparklibrary.org or call (708) 453-7645.
The Magnificent: (Magnus Magic), 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Come and see the magic of Magnus Shipinski. Ages 3-21.
Internet 101: 2 p.m. Aug. 11. What is the Internet? How is it structured? How can you discover authorship of websites? Designed for beginners.
Library Closed Aug. 17: In-service day.
All Ages Programs
Saturday Matinee: “Up,” 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18. The Disney hit film that makes you laugh and cry. All ages welcome.
Film Lover’s Friday: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Aug. 10, “True Romance.” A loose trilogy that includes “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction,” with a crackling Tarantino screenplay that rides a fine line between raucous comedy and violent excess.
Excel Basics: 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Boost your résumé and gain computer experience in this Excel basics course with Rebecca. Will cover basic spreadsheet navigation, formatting and creating simple formulas in this class.
E-mail Class: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 14. Set up an e-mail account to communicate with friends, family and employers in this introductory class.
Wednesday Matinee: “Lockout,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Starring: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stormare. A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Book Club for Moms: 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at Sweet & Simple Bakery, 12 W. Conti Parkway. Come join in a discussion of The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald. Enjoy a tasty treat while you discuss this fascinating book. Note: You do not have to be a mom to join this book club — all are welcome.
Saturday Morning Stories: 11 a.m. Aug. 11. Come one, come all for a special drop in story time. All ages welcome.
Drop In Story Time: 11 a.m. Aug. 13. Enjoy a half hour of favorite stories. For ages 2-5.
Lego Club: (Grades K-5): 4 p.m. Aug. 13. The library will supply the legos.
Drop-in Story Times: in the Park, 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at Triangle Park, Diversey and 77th Avenue. Half hour of your favorite stories and songs. (If the weather is doubtful, call the library and check story time statue.) Ages 2-5.
Superman Story Time: 4 p.m. Aug. 14. The Man of Steel will save the day! Come for stories, songs and craft. Ages 4-8.
Mom’s & Tots: 9:30-10 a.m. Aug. 15. Stories, songs and movements for the very young. Ages birth-2.
Circus Story Time: 4-4:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Everybody loves the circus. Come for stories, songs and craft. Ages 4-8.
YA Movie: “Thor,” 6:30-8:45 p.m. Aug. 9. “Captain America,” Aug. 23.
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters, 1 p.m. Aug. 11. Fight, Fight Fight! Attend these encounter sessions with your level one character to gain some fighting experience, some treasure and some XP. This is for seventh-graders and up. Level one characters only.
Summer Reading Pool Party: 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Elmwood Park Pool across the street from the library.
EP Arena: 4 p.m. Aug. 13. Come play video or board games. This is for sixth-graders and up.
Magic the Gathering: 4-6 p.m. Play the popular trading card game. Aug. 15, Open Play. This is for ages 10 and up.
16+ Gaming: 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Come play video, board or card games. Gamers age 16 and older are welcome to come in for random gaming.
Ride the Horse!: 4-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Come ride the horse. All ages welcome.
Dungeons and Dragons: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Join in casual D&D Campaigns. This is for seventh-graders and up.
10311 Grand Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131. Registration required. Call (847) 455-6016; www.franklinparklibrary.org. Adult Programs
Readers Club: 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Second Monday Get your copy of the novel at the Circulation Desk.
Quilter’s Circle: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15. 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.
Kid Zone: 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Explore Science. Ages: 5 years and up.
Lapsit: 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Parents and caregivers are welcome to come with their little ones for stories and play time. All ages.
“The Hunger Games”: DVD Premiere 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Special screening of the newly released DVDs. Free snacks will be served. Rated PG-13. Content may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental discretion is advised.
231 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164; serving Northlake, Stone Park and unincorporated Leyden Township; (708) 562-2301. Registration required.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Bring your cards and show off your skills.
Anime Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
Library Board Meeting: 6:30-8:25 p.m. Aug. 16.
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.
Historical Society Meeting: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 14.
Bar Trivia @ Northlake!: 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 14 at Alejandra’s Mexican Restaurant, 400 E.North Ave., in Northlake. River Grove and Northlake public libraries will be hosting a Bar Trivia. Free shots for best team name and gift cards for the winning team. Only one person needs to sign up per team and a team can be anywhere from 2-8 people. Call to register.