Leyden Area Public Libraries
Updated: September 17, 2012 11:41AM
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.
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.
Henna Body Painting: for Adults and Teens, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Learn this traditional Asian body art. Henna is a safe plant dye skin decoration that will last for 2-3 weeks on skin. There will be no artist present, you must do your own skin decorations.
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.
Nonfiction Book Discussion: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20 discuss Drift by Rachel Maddow. Join Liz at Massa, 7434 W. North Ave.
Saving to Your Computer: and USB Device, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Learn the basics of saving various files to a computer and USB flash drive with Molly. Includes explanation of what files are and your best options for portable saving.
Adult Book Discussion: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 21. The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus. Discussion Series continues with his fourth novel. An intellectual thriller, the novel begs the question of how far would we go and what sorrows would we endure to protect our families.
Wednesday Matinee: “This Means War,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Chelsea Handler, Angela Bassett. FDR and Tuck are covert CIA operatives and best buddies, until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry. May the best spy win.
Microsoft Powerpoint: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 22. Join Garrett in this beginners class devoted to MS Powerpoint 2010. Learn how to create slides, insert pictures and add transitions and animations.
Facebook: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 23. Start using the popular social networking site to connect with friends, play games or promote your business.
Cuentos de Falda: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays in August. This is a moms’ and tots’ story time for children aged birth-2 in Spanish. No need to sign up, just drop in.
Cuentame un Cuento: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in August and Sept. 4. Stories, songs and activities for preschoolers in Spanish. Ages 3-5. No need to sign up, just drop in.
Circus Story Time: 4-4:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Everybody loves the circus. Come for stories, songs and craft. Ages 4-8.
Drop In Story Time: 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Enjoy a half hour of favorite stories. For ages 2-5.
Drop-in Story Time: in the Park! 11-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Kathy Torpe Park, Fullerton and 76th Avenue. Half hour of your favorite stories and songs in the park. (If the weather is doubtful, please call the library & check story tine statue) Ages 2-5.
Mom’s & Tots: 9:30-10 a.m. Aug. 22. Stories, songs and movements for the very young. Ages birth-2.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: (Ages 10 and up) 4-6 p.m. Aug. 23. Play the popular trading card game. Free open play.
Repurposed T-Shirts: 4-4:45 p.m. Aug. 23. Recycling is all the rage. Take those old T-shirts and turn them into something awesome and new. Grades 2-5.
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters, 1 p.m. Aug. 18. 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.
EP Arena: (Grades 6-12): 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Come play video or board games.
Dungeons and Dragons: (Grades 7 and up), 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Join in casual D&D Campaigns.
Magic the Gathering: (Ages 10 and up), 4-6 p.m. Play the popular trading card game. Aug. 22, Standard Tournament; Aug. 29, Elder Dragon Highlander Tournament.
16+ Gaming: 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Come play video, board or card games. Gamers age 16 and older are welcome to come in for random gaming.
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 email@example.com; 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: Sept. 4.
Check Out the Library Website: to view videos produced in the library’s own Digital Media Room.
Knit & Crochet Group: 1 p.m. Sept. 8. Come on the second Saturday of each month to learn tips for knitting and crocheting or to share projects.
Readers Club: 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Call for book title and get your copy of the novel at the Circulation Desk.
Quilter’s Circle: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5. 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.
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). The library has homebound service for people who are unable to come to the library due to physical limitations. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northlake Public Library, 231 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 601 64; serving Northlake, Stone Park and unincorporated Leyden Township; (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.
Library Board Meeting: 6:30-8:25 p.m. Aug. 16. Contact: Library Administration (708) 562-2301. Third Thursday of the month. Public is welcome.
Tuesday Specials: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. “Healthy Delicious Cooking @ Your Library. Contact: Adult Services (708) 562-2301. Demonstration of how to cook a healthy meal from scratch. Call or stop by the Adult Services desk to sign up.
Anime Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Share your love of anime and manga with others of like mind. Every second and third Monday come for an anime film screening and other fun stuff, such as making your own manga and playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Ages 12-18.
Discover Your Family History: Check out the HeritageQuest Genealogy Research Database growing collection of research materials for tracing your family’s history. If you know your grandparents or your great-grandparents first and last name, you can begin clicking your way through original documents and census info, accessible from home or at the library.
Library Closed: Labor Day, Sept. 3.
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.
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.