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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.

Join us for these Summer Events

Changing Lives Four Paws at a Time:
An Introduction to the MidAmerica Services Dogs Foundation
Monday, June 30, 7:00 pm
Say hello to a trained service dog and learn about this remarkable organization that provides these very special animals to people with mobility disabilities at no charge.  Long-time resident, Jan Koranda will introduce us to the work of this dedicated group.

Learning to Use Media On Demand,
io, Freegal and more
Saturday, July 12, all day drop-in
If you're baffled by all of the online services the library offers, this is for you!  Drop in anytime on Saturday, July 12th, and Library Director Lori Craft will be happy to give you some one-on-one guidance so you can take advantage of all the library offers.  No registration required.

3rd Annual Edible Book Festival
Saturday, July 26
Food and books--our favorite things!  Once again, we invite to combine them by creating edible representations of books.  Drop off your creation between 11 am and noon on Saturday, July 26th, and at 1:00 pm, we'll open the doors to the public to vote on their favorites and, of course, to eat.  Prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories.  Click here for complete details.

The Music and Influence of Pete Seeger:
An Evening with folksinger Steve Justman

Monday, July 28, 7:00 pm
The legendary Pete Seeger gave us so many great songs: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) to name just two.  Enjoy an evening of songs associated with this great artist from popular Chicago folksinger Steve Justman.  We guarantee you'll be tapping your toes and singing along!

8th Annual Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Join us for our traditional summer celebration complete with free ice cream and the barbershop harmonies of the Moonlighters Barbershop Quartet.  No registration required.

Evening Film Series

best_in_show.jpgBest in Show (2000) rated PG-13
Monday, June 23rd, 6:30 pm
Dog show satire from Christopher Guest.
Running time: 88 minutes

fly_away_home.jpgFly Away Home (1996) rated PG
Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 pm
A father and daughter try to rescue a flock of geese.  Starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.  Running time: 107 minutes

who_framed_roger_rabbit.jpgWho Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) rated PG
Monday, August 11th, 6:30 pm
Great combination of animation and live action starring Bob Hoskins and all your favorite cartoon characters.  Running time: 103 minutes

Refreshments will be served at all movies.

Adult Summer Reading
"Paws" to Read!
June 9 - August 2
You could win a Kindle Fire!
Paws_To_read_graphic_res.jpgIt's so easy to join in the Adult Summer Reading Club; just drop an entry form in the marked container at the front door each time you complete a book.  We'll draw an entry on Monday, August 4th to win a Kindle Fire!  Many thanks to the Bank of Clarendon Hills for sponsoring this program.

Be sure to check out our animal-related programs and movies, too.

Happy reading!

Welcome to the No-Shush Salon!

Summer Open Mic Nights
Thursdays: June 26, July 31, August 28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Drop in and share a poem, story or essay, or share your musical gifts with a song or instrumental performance.  Anything creative that you can present in 10 minutes or less is welcome.  No registration required.

Monday Movie Matinees

my_fair_lady.jpgMy Fair Lady (1964)
not rated
Mon., June 30th, 1:30 pm
Best picture winner starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Running time: 170 minutes

victor_victoria.jpgVictor, Victoria (1982) rated PG
Mon., July 28th, 1:30 pm
Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston.
Running time: 132 minutes

music_man.jpgThe Music Man (1962) rated G
Mon., Aug. 25th, 1:30 pm
Great Broadway musical film adaptation starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones.
Running time: 151 minutes