Spread holiday cheer! Patrons are invited to sit down and create holiday cards filled with warm wishes, kind words, and festive drawings to bring holiday cheer to our local seniors. A table will be set up at the library with materials for patrons to decorate cards at their leisure. The cards will be distributed to seniors in local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Get in the spirit of the season with a recorded virtual performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by the United Kingdom’s internationally renowned Royal Ballet. The ballet, a holiday staple for all ages, can be viewed Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17. Registrants will receive an email with a special link to the performance.
With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, the 2016 performance of The Nutcracker will enchant audiences of all ages. Performed by Britain's flagship ballet company, registrants can expect to see some of the most elite ballerinas in this performance.
This month's spice is Rosemary. 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. (limit 2 kits per family and cannot be picked up for other families)
Join us to create a cross-stitch wall art letter.Using oversized gingham to outline our stitches and vibrant embroidery floss, this workshop offers a simple guide on crafting cross-stitch wall art. Perfect for beginners with no prior experience needed. Craft your own masterpiece or design a personalized gift! All materials will be provided.
Are you curious about castles? Although these structures have been around since before the Middle Ages, you may have wondered about who built them, why they were built, their defining characteristics, as well as their historic and cultural significance. Explore some of the world’s most extraordinary castles by revealing their intriguing histories and must-see treasures.
Love paperbacks, tropes, and Happily Ever Afters? Please join us for our new Romance Book Discussion! Our book this month is Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas - copies will be available at the front desk. Must be 18 or older to join, in person event only.
Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season.
Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast and writes The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” advice column. She has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” as a therapy expert and her 2019 TED Talk was one of the most watched of the year.
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan.
Not Rated Duration: 1 hr 41 minutes Genre: Comedy/Romance
This creatively spudtacular event combines the charm of homemade gift wrapping with the whimsy of potato stamping! Unleash your inner artist as we transform ordinary brown paper bags into unique and personalized gift wrap using potatoes as our unexpected, but delightful, printing tools.
Reading aloud helps young students expand vocabulary and improve comprehension. Learning to read, especially out loud, can be scary. A friendly face, particularly one accompanied by a wagging tail, can help ease reading jitters and build confidence. Read to a Dog give children the opportunity to share a book with a trained therapy dog while improving kids’ reading skills.
Tweens can join us to talk about the adventures found in this month graphic novel book.
Amulet is a popular fantasy 8 book graphic novel series where the main characters go on adventures. We will be talking bout the 7th book in the series Firelight.
Get a copy to read at the library.
Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely. - Goodreads