Adult Summer Reading
June 8 - August 1
Thanks to our good friends at the Clarendon Hills Bank, we're giving away three Amazon gift cards worth $100 each
to three lucky adult summer readers.
Each time you finish a book, just fill out an entry form
and drop it into the marked box at the main desk. On August 1st we'll choose the three lucky winners. Good luck to all!
Annual Book Sale
Thursday, June 18th - Monday, June 22nd
Used books are the best bargains around! Come browse to your heart's content among tables
overflowing with fiction, non-fiction of all sorts, children's books, DVDs, CDs
and more. Sale hours: Thursday: 10 am - 8:30 pm, Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday:
10 am - 3:30 pm, and Monday ($5 Bag Sale!): 10 am - 8:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the library and its
4th Annual Edible
Help us celebrate books and food by entering our Edible Book Contest. Entries (any representation
of a book or book title in edible form) may be dropped off between 11 am and noon on Saturday, July 11th.
From noon to 1 pm, the public is invited to view the entries and vote. Awards
will be given at 1 pm, followed by eating!
Award categories include children entering grade 5 and under, your adults entering grades 6-12, adults, families
and People's Choice.
NEW PROGRAM - JUST ADDED
An Evening with Author Rita Chhablani
Tuesday, July 14th, 7 pm
Rita Chhablani and her husband split their time between
India and Clarendon Hills. We're delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Rita to the library to discuss her new
short story collection, Despite Odds: Tales of Choices. Her stories provide a window into the world
of Indian culture, particularly how that culture presents unique challenges to women. Rita's writing has also appeared in
leading Indian and international newspapers, and she has authored a book on Yoga entitled The Joys of Yoga.
Don't miss this fascinating evening!
Making Music with Your Computer
Tuesday, July 21st, 7:00
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
Cooking from your garden with Chef Dave
Thursday, July 23rd, 7:00 pm
We welcome back Chef Dave Esau from Dave's Specialty Foods in Mount
Prospect for an aewsome demo featuring easy and delicious summer fare using ingredients
from your own back yard. Dave will share updated recipes for
all your fresh tomatoes and a tasty fruit pastry.
by The Friends of the Library
Transform your Jewelry: A Hands-on Workshop
Tuesday, July 28th, 7:00 pm
Clarendon Hills resident
and artist/crafter extraordinaire Sandy Squillo will show you how you can transform a piece of jewelry that just isn't "you"
anymore, into something you'll actually want to wear! Salvage beautiful beads, chains, etc from your old jewelry and
create a new pair of earrings or a bracelet. Bring all those odd earrings, too!
We'll have a selection of beads and all the tools you need to create something new, but
we encourage you to bring something of your own that needs transformation.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
9th Annual Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 13th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family
over to the library for an ice cream sundae on us!
If the weather cooperates, we'll sit out on the library's front
lawn, enjoy our desserts and listen to the Moonlighters Barbership Quartet. If it rains, never fear, we'll just move
the party inside.
Sponsored by The Clarendon Hills Bank
Welcome to Rock the Podium!
Thursday, January 29th, 6:30 pm
Guest: Brendan Detzner
Brendan Detzner's stories are
sometimes scary, sometimes funny, and usually very strange. His work has appeared in Chizine, Pseudopod, One Buck Horror,
Bizarrocast and more. He also runs the Bad Grammar Theater reading series in Chicago.
we're excited to welcome Brendan as our guest reader this month!
February 26th, 6:30 pm
Special Guest: Jeffrey Westhoff ALL AGES WELCOME!
With a journalism background including film criticism, feature writing, reporting and copy editing,
Jeffrey Westhoss brings his writing talent to the world of adventure and suspensein his action-charged YA novel The
Boy Who Knew Too Much. Come enjoy this special Young Adult edition of Rock the Podium.
Thursday, August 27th, 6:30 pm
Special Guest: Michael Penkas
ADULTS ONLY PLEASE!
Now that we've got your attention...
one of Mistress Bunny's clients turns up dead after a cancelled appointment, the police call it suicide, but Mistress Bunny
suspects murder. Hear author Michael Penaks read from Mistress Bunny and the Cancelled Client
at our August Rock the Podium night.
Desk Set (1957)
Monday, June 29, 1:30 pm
Starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
Run time: 103 minutes
Lover Come Back (1961)
27, 1:30 pm
Starring Doris Day and
Run time: 107 minutes
His Girl Friday (1940)
Monday, August 24, 1:30 pm
Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
Run Time: 92 minutes
Refreshments will be served at all movies.