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To register for any of the free programs listed below, click on the program title to go to the sign-up page.  You may also call the library at 630-323-8188 to register.

"Appy" Hourapps.jpg
Thursday, April 3rd, 7 pm
Too many apps and not enough time?  If you're looking for some helpful free apps for your mobile devices, but don't know where to begin, join us for Appy Hour!  We'll share some helpful apps that we've used and you can share any apps that you've used and think others might like.

Welcome to the No-Shush Salon!

Open Mic Nights
Thursdays: March 27th, April 24th, May 29th
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.

Caution! Writers at Work
Writers' Group
Thursdays, March 13th, May 15th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join fellow writers for an evening of sharing work, offering and receiving support to and from other writers, or just spending some quiet time writing away from the interruptions of home.  Everyone is welcome to drop in--no registration required.

Evening Film Series

road_to_morocco.jpgRoad to Morocco (1942) not rated
Monday, April 14th, 6:30 pm

Laugh with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour as they troop around Northern Africa.  Running time: 83 minutes


goldfinger.jpgGoldfinger (1964) rated PG
Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30 pm

Sean Connery stars as James Bond in one of the most popular films of the 007 series.  Running time: 112

Refreshments will be served at all movies.

Big_Read_10_years_RGB.jpgThe Big Read:
The Longest Road
by Philip Caputo

Join your friends and neighbors in the 10th Annual Big Read!  Complete information about all programs at all participating libraries is here.

Programs at Clarendon Hills Library:

Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 25th, 7 pm

The Lincoln Highway
Thursday, April 17th, 7 pm
Author David Clark joins us for a look at the first "auto trail" to be marked from coast to coast--The Lincoln Highway.

Introduction to Geocaching
Saturday, April 26th, 2 pm
(Rain date: Saturday, May 3rd, 2 pm)
If you like scavenger hunts, you'll love geocaching!  Experienced geocacher Elise Taylor explains how to get started in this great hobby that is fun for the whole family.

A Taste of Craft Beers
Tuesday, April 29th, 7 pm
A beer expert from Whole Foods Market Willowbrook discusses and offers samples of Michigan craft beers paired with cheeses from the Midwest. Must be 21 or older to attend.


A Visit with Philip Caputo
Thursday, May 1st, 7 pm
Ashton Place
341 75th St., Willowbrook
We regret to announce the cancellation of this program due to the author's sudden, serious illness.  Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mr. Caputo.
The Big Read concludes with the opportunity meet author Philip Caputo.  Hear reflections about this remarkable journey.  There will be book signing after the program.

All the above programs are sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Monday Movie Matinees

to_have_and_have_not.jpgTo Have and Have Not
(1944) not rated
Monday, March 31st
1:30 pm

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart star in this Howard Hawkes directed film.  Running time: 100 minutes

Pat-and-Mike-poster.jpegPat and Mike (1952)
not rated
Monday, April 28th
1:30 pm

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy clash as an athlete and sports promoter in this reunion of one of film's favorite couples.  Running time: 95 minutes

notorious_xlg.jpgNotorious (1946)
not rated
Monday, May 19th
1:30 pm
Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant star in this World War II era story of intrigue and romance directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Running time: 101 minutes