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To register for any of the free programs listed below, or for more information,click on the program title.  You may also call the library at 630-323-8188 to register.

Armchair Tour of the Universe
Thursday, January 15th, 7 pm

Travel billions of light-years in a single hour without leaving your seat!  Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will conduct this whirwind tour through our Universe's most amazing objects using images from the world's most advanced telescopes. This program is appropriate for adults and students of middle school age and up.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Cookbooking with Kathy New program just added!
Saturday, January 24th, 1:30 pm

Love to cook?  Join reference librarian and cookbook lover Kathy Strange as we talk cookbooks and recipes and share samples of easy recipes from five new cookbooks on our shelves.  Everyone is asked to prepare a small sample of a recipe from one of the selected books and bring it to the event.  Cookbooks will be available for checkout two weeks prior to the talk and potluck.  Kathy will also have a selection of recipes at her desk for those who'd rather not look through the whole cookbook.  Click here to see the list of selected cookbooks

The Enigma that is Turkey
Saturday, February 7th, 2 pm

World traveler Al Popowits will give you an inside look at the nation of Turkey--a land of many contrasts: geographic, political and religious.  Westerners will find Turkey an exotic place to visit with its belly dancers, underground cities and the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople).  Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

The Sunday Funnies: Inside the Cartoonists's World
Saturday, February 8th, 2 pm

Join cartoonist Richard Pietrzyk for a look at the world of comic strips. Enjoy many vintage comics as well as a look inside the studios of Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Charles Schultz (Peanuts), Milton Caniff (Terry & the Pirates) and many more.  Mr. Pietzryk is a member of the National Cartoonist Society.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.


Evening Film Series
Classics from the 1950s

The Band Wagon (1953)
Monday, January 12, 6:30 pm
This sophisticated MGM musical stars Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse
Run time: 112 minutes

Father of the Bride (1950)
Monday, February 2, 6:30 pm
The original starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor
Run time: 92 minutes



Monday Movie Matinees
There go the brides!
Enjoy two of Hollywood's original "Runaway Brides."

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Monday, January 26, 1:30 pm
Starring Cary Grant, Katharinie Hepburn and James Stewart.
Run time: 112 minutes

It Happened One Night (1934)
Monday, February 23, 1:30 pm
Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Run time: 105 minutes

Refreshments will be served at all movies.

Welcome to Rock the Podium!

Special Event: Rock the Podium welcomes author Patty Templeton
Thursday, January 29th, 6:30 pm
You're invited to meet Patty Templeton, author of There is No Lovely End, an engrossing story involving magic, history, reality and whimsy.  Don't miss it!

February Rock the Podium Night
Thursday, February 26th, 6:30 pm
Don't forget our regular monthly gathering to share prose, poetry, music, dance, art--whatever!  Treats to share are always appreciated!

Friends of the Library
Cookbook and Bake Sale

Tuesday, February 10th, 11 am - 8 pm
Come shop a HUGE collection of cookbooks available for sale, and also pick up some delicious baked treats to take home!  All proceeds will go to supporting library programs.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.