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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.


A Closet Full of Clothes and Nothing to Wear--HELP!
Thursday, September 17th, 7 pm

Join the pros at J. Jill in Burr Ridge for a demonstration of stretching your wardrobe with multiple combinations of just a few key piece.  Each attendee will receive a J. Jill catalog and a $10 off coupon for the Burr Ridge Store

Making the Most of Social Security
Tuesday, September 22nd, 7 pm

If you're nearing or at retirement, this progam is for you! Learn about the rules of Social Security, what to keep in mind as you plan retirement, how to calculate benefits for different retirement age scenarios and much more from Diana Bunch of 4Wealth Advisors, Inc.

For Opera Fans...
Monday, October 5th, 7 pm

Learn about Gioaching Rossini's interpretation of the familiar tale, Cinderella, from opera expert Margaret Fournier.  She will discuss the composer, the history of the story, (called La Cenerentola in Italian) and play recorded musical excerpts.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Making Music with Your Computer
Thursday, October 15th, 7 pm

Join local composer Sharon West as she provides an overview of how to use popular music programs such as GarageBand to make your own music. Sharon will perform a live demonstration of how this all works, including a midi keyboard.  Bring your questions, creativity and interest in starting to make your own music today.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Don't Pay the College Sticker Price
Monday, October 19th, 7 pm

Certified Financial Planner Joe Orsolini joins us to discuss the three key areas of opportunity to reduce the cost of college: Maximizing need-based financial aid eligibility, targeting the right colleges for merit-based financial aid and taking advantage of tax-saving opportunities.

Learn to Download Ebooks, Digital Magazine and Music
Thursday, October 8th, 1-9 pm

Confused about how to use the library's downloadable resources?  Drop by the library on October 8th anytime between 1 pm and 9 pm with your e-reader, laptop, tablet or smart phone, and Library Director Lori Craft will help you set up your device to stsart using our downloadables.

We offer ebooks, audio books and streaming video the Media on Demand, ebooks through eRead Illinois (not compatible with Kindles), digital magazines through Zinio and music downloads and streaming through Freegal.

Users need a CHPL card.  Kindle owners need their Amazon account information.  Those wanting to download to tablets and smartphones need to know their login information to their device's app store.

The Men of Omaha Beach
Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 pm

Author Robert Mueller paints the dramatic picture of Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944 in this moving presentation that includes photographs of the beach during the invasion and photos of the same site as they appear today.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Michael Peck has written about subjects ranging from TV to restaurants to travel, but this past April he was honored with the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project award for his urban fantasty novel The Commons Book 1: The Journeyman. Come hear Michael discuss his book, his adventures in self-publishing and what his next project might be.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.


no_shush_salon_logo.jpgThe Non-Shush Salon presents
Open Mic Nights

No registration necessary!

Banned Books Read-out
Thursday, September 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

In celebration freedom to read, we invite everyone to come and read a short passage from your favorite book that has been challenged or banned.  For a comprehensive list of the most challenged and/or banned books of the last several decades, click here.

Halloween Celebration
Thursday, October 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bring your spooky (or not!) stories, songs or poetry and help us celebrate the second anniversary of the No-Shush Salon!
Inspired by Wonderland: A Writing Project
Thursday, November 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
was published on the 26th of November in 1965.  In honor of Alice's 150th birthday, we're doing a writing project called "Inspired by Wonderland."

What we want:  Stories, poems, songs, fiction, nonfiction...basically any words that you have written that were inspired by reading Lewis Carroll's book.

How to participate: Submit your words before October 15th, 2015 by emailing:  You may also just present your work at our event on November 18th.

Many more details may be found on our blog:

Refreshments will be served at all Open Mic Nights.


I Married a Witch (1942)
Monday, September 28th, 1:30 pm

tarring Fredric March, Veronica Lake and Susan Hayward.
Run time: 77 minute

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Monday, October 26th, 1:30 pm

tarring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon.
Run time: 106 minute

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Monday, November 30th, 1:30 pm

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Donna Reed.
Run Time: 97 minutes


Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Monday, November 16th, 6:30 pm

Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.
Run time: 108 minutes.

Refreshments will be served at all movies.