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Read For A Better World

Monday, January 31, 2022
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Join the January Reading Challenge!

This year, the Palos Park Public Library is joining the Read for a Better World Challenge. Participants of all ages are encouraged to read at least 20 minutes a day and participate in challenge activities. The more reading and activities logged, the more of a chance the library has to win prizes. 



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Valentine's Card Drive

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Spread the love this Valentine's Day by making or buying a card for a resident at Peace Village Senior Living. Drop into the library and make a card in the lobby or drop cards off. Special thanks to Palos West Elementary School for their help on this project. 
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Magazine Sale (In-person)

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Palos Park Public Library
Come visit us for our annual Magazine Sale:

Prices: 
.25 each
1.00 for 5

Bag Sale on Friday/Saturday:
1.00 for a bag
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Storytime and Craft (Virtual)

All Day
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Pickup begins Monday, Jan. 10th.
 
This shortened storytime and craft session begins on January 12th and ends January 26th. There will be stories, songs, and simple crafts. The library will provide the craft supplies but asks that participants have glue, scissors, and crayons at home. Once registered, stop by the library to pick up craft bags, which include supplies for each week’s craft. The storytime will be posted on the library’s YouTube channel
and Facebook page.
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VIRTUAL GENTLE YOGA

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. No experience or flexibility required. Modifications will be shown. Participants will need to be able to get up and down from the floor for this class.
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Adult Book Discussion: The Girl With the Louding Voice (Hybrid)

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Palos Park Public Library
The Girl with the Louding Voice- Abi Dar
"The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.

Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams...and maybe even change the world."- Goodreads
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An Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. 

 

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels Certain Dark Things, Gods of Jade and Shadow and Mexican Gothic, which Vanity Fair called “[An] irresistibly dark feminist reimagining of the Gothic fantasy novel.” Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia has edited several anthologies, received many awards for her novels, and is a columnist for the Washington Post.


Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_SilviaMoreno-Garcia

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How'd They Do That?! (Virtual/ In-person screening)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Palos Park Public Library
As of 1/5/22, this event has been changed to a virtual event. The program will also be streamed in the Community Room for those who want to watch it on the screen there. 

Classic Hollywood has achieved a wide variety of iconic scenes that simply take one's breath away. Movie characters have parted the Red Sea, dodged crop dusters, scaled skyscrapers, and more, leaving audiences wondering, "How'd they do that?!" Join Film Historian Annette Bochenek for a presentation about how some of classic Hollywood's most memorable movie scenes were developed, approached, and accomplished. 

*Image from Pictorial Press Ltd
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Tween Book Of The Month

All Day
Palos Park Public Library
Float by Laura Martin 
-Emerson can float... he just can't do it very well.
Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai
"The summer of freshman year of high school. A boy named Hodaka runs away from his island home and goes to Tokyo, where he spends every day in loneness. Then, in a corner of the bustling city he meets a girl named Hina. But he soon finds out that she possesses a mysterious power."--Provided by publisher.

Twins by Varian Johnson
Maureen and Francine are growing apart and there's nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?
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Registration begins 2/2/2022 at 9:00 AM

VIRTUAL GENTLE YOGA

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. No experience or flexibility required. Modifications will be shown. Participants will need to be able to get up and down from the floor for this class.
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Hygge Day (In-person)

All Day
Palos Park Public Library
Get HYGGE with us! Pronounced "hue-gah," this Danish expression is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Hygge is about celebrating coziness, warmth and family, as well as practicing mindfulness. See below for the day's itinerary. Join us for one event or more.

11:00 am - Loving Kindness Meditation

11:30 am - Walk the Library & Village Trail (weather permitting)

1:00 pm - Wooden House Painting

1:30 am - Rustic Picture Frame   

2:00 pm - Felt Pins (Limited Space)

3:30 pm - Watercolor Bookmarks

4:00 pm - Coconut Sugar Scrub * 

4:30 pm - Painted Bird Wall Art & Decorative Votive Candle *

6:00 pm - DIY Fleece Wrap *

6:45 pm - Make a Craft with Leftover Supplies - A relaxed free for all. *


Events are free and for adults, unless noted "also open to tweens and teens". Craft supplies provided.

Please Note - No registration is required but we ask that groups of 5 or more that will be attending events call the library at 708-448-1530 at least three days before.
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Spanish 101 (Virtual)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Quieres aprender Español? Do you want to learn Spanish? 

A Spanish speaking staff member will teach speaking, grammar, and conversation. Beginners welcome! All ages  welcome. This program consists of two classes a month.  Register to be sent a Zoom invitation.


*If you are new to the class, please email ehampston@palosparklibrary.org with a brief introduction of your Spanish experience/level
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Spice Of the Month Pickup

All Day
Palos Park Library Take-N-Make
This month's spice is Tarragon. The kits will include a spice sample, information on the spice, and several recipes. There is no registration or reservations for these kits. They are available while supplies last. Just walk into the Palos Park Library starting the first Monday of the month and pick up your spice kit. (limited 2 craft per family and cannot be picked up for other families)
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Registration begins 1/30/2022 at 8:00 AM

Storytime and Craft (Virtual)

All Day
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Pickup begins Monday, Feb. 7th.
 
This shortened storytime and craft session begins on February 9th and ends March 16th. There will be stories, songs, and simple crafts. The library will provide the craft supplies but asks that participants have glue, scissors, and crayons at home. Once registered, stop by the library to pick up craft bags, which include supplies for each week’s craft. The storytime will be posted on the library’s YouTube channel
and Facebook page.
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Registration begins 2/9/2022 at 9:00 AM

VIRTUAL GENTLE YOGA

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. No experience or flexibility required. Modifications will be shown. Participants will need to be able to get up and down from the floor for this class.
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In-Person Restorative Yoga

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Palos Park Public Library
This time of year, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of self-love and self-care. Restorative yoga is just the practice to help calm the mind and be kind to our bodies. With candles and soft music allow yourself to melt into each posture. 

Please bring the following props: yoga mat, blanket, two blocks, and a bolster (or two pillows in a single pillow case). 
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Virtual Restorative Yoga

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Palos Park Public Library
This time of year, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of self-love and self-care. Restorative yoga is just the practice to help calm the mind and be kind to our bodies. With candles and soft music allow yourself to melt into each posture. Please use the following props for class: yoga mat, blanket, and two blocks, and a bolster (or two pillows in a single pillow case). 

A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the class. 
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Registration begins 1/31/2022 at 8:00 AM

Drop In Valentines Day Card Workshop (In-person)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Palos Park Public Library
Drop in to create a Valentine's card for a special someone. Use paper to create a 3D pop up effect. 
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AAUW

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration begins 1/31/2022 at 8:00 AM

Ice Suncatcher (Take-N-Make)

All Day
Palos Park Library Take-N-Make
Don't let the cold weather dampen your creative spirit! Register to pickup an Ice Suncatcher take and make kit while supplies last. The kit include a pan, twine, dried flowers, and instructions. Feel free to add your own touches such as fruit or berries. Water not included. Limit one per family. 
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Registration begins 2/6/2022 at 8:00 AM

Storytime and Craft (Virtual)

All Day
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Pickup begins Monday, Feb. 7th.
 
This shortened storytime and craft session begins on February 9th and ends March 16th. There will be stories, songs, and simple crafts. The library will provide the craft supplies but asks that participants have glue, scissors, and crayons at home. Once registered, stop by the library to pick up craft bags, which include supplies for each week’s craft. The storytime will be posted on the library’s YouTube channel
and Facebook page.
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Registration begins 2/16/2022 at 9:00 AM

VIRTUAL GENTLE YOGA

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palos Park Public Library @Home
Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. No experience or flexibility required. Modifications will be shown. Participants will need to be able to get up and down from the floor for this class.
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Library Board Meeting

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Palos Park Public Library
Library Board Meetings are open to the public. Agendas and Minutes can be found at https://www.palospark.org/agendacenter. Scroll down to Library Board.
Please contact the Library Director at 708-448-1530 if you have any questions.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic Board Meetings are being held virtually through Zoom. Please see the Agenda for Zoom connection information.
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An Evening with Jasmine Guillory (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Palos Park Public Library @Home

Join us for a lively evening with bestselling author Jasmine Guillory as she discusses the importance of real life and the modern rom-com. 

Jasmine Guillory is a writer, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including The Wedding DateThe Proposal, and While We Were Dating. NPR called The Proposal, “Rollicking, charming, and infinitely zesty.” Her work has appeared in OThe Oprah MagazineCosmopolitanBon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. 


Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_JasmineGuillory


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.”

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Registration begins 1/31/2022 at 8:00 AM

Wire-wrapped Pendant (In-person)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Palos Park Public Library
Create a wire-wrapped pendant in this beginner's jewelry class. The pendant can be featured on a necklace or keychain. All materials are supplied. 

*Image from Emerald Palate
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