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Spring Activities

Please call 708.371.5666 to register for all programs (unless otherwise noted). 
April
May
Spanish
Technology Training
Memory Lab
Recurring monthly programs: Book Social, Cozy Crafting, Cricut Club, Makerspace, Movies

April

Fit and Strong: Senior Fitness Class by AgeOptions
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 pm-3 pm
Classes meet twice a week until May 30.
Fit & Strong uses flexibility and strength training, aerobic walking, and health education to promote healthy habits in older adults. Participants report improved lower extremity strength and improved mobility.

Garden Clean-up Day
Saturday, April 27 at 10 am
Come help us clean up the garden as part of the library’s Green Space Project! Gloves, trowels, and other tools will be provided. Meets behind Prairie Jr. High at 11910 S Kostner Ave.

The Color Purple Showing: 1985
Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 pm
Join us for a showing of the 1985 hit film The Color Purple, based on the book written by Alice Walker. Light refreshments will be served.

*CANCELED* Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm
Let your creativity flow as you create Ikebana, a Japanese Flower Arrangement, under the instruction of a member of the Chicago Chapter of Ikebana International.

May

Making Your Own Cone Incense
Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm
Learn how to create your own incense cones from local and organically sourced materials such as cedar, lavender and sage.

Polish American Chicago History
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm
We will be joined by Dr. Dominic Pacyga, author of American Warsaw and Emeritus Professor of History at Columbia College Chicago, to talk about the history of Polish Americans on Chicago’s South Side. Polish treats will be served.

Planting Day
Saturday, May 18 at 10 am
Part of the library’s Green Space Project. Today we will be planting seeds and seedlings into the garden. Gloves and tools will be provided, as well as snacks! Meets behind Prairie Jr. High at 11910 S Kostner Ave.

Programas en Español
Spanish Programs

CANCELADO Parejas Exitosas: Estrategias para lograr más felicidad con su pareja
CANCELED Successful Couples: Strategies for achieving more happiness with your partner 
Miércoles, 1 de mayo a las 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 pm
Descubre estrategias para prolongar la felicidad y el éxito en tu relación de pareja con nuestra presentadora Noemí Romero. Esta presentación será en español.

Unlock strategies to longer happiness and success in your relationship with our presenter Noemi Romero. The presentation will be in Spanish.

Aguas Frescas / Fresh Water Tasting
Saturday, May 25 at 2 pm
Sábado, 25 de mayo a las 2 pm
Come celebrate the upcoming warm weather with an Aguas Frescas tasting, a traditional Latin American Fresh Water Drink. We will have a variety of options, including Horchata (Rice Water), Jamaica (Hibiscus), and many more! Limit of 20.

Celebra el comienzo de verano con un saboreo de Aguas Frescas. Abra una variedad de Aguas Fresca como Jamaica, Horchata, ¡y más! Limite 20.


Recurring Monthly Programs

AMPL Makerspace
First Monday of each month. Make a reservation from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
Work with one of our librarians to create fantastic mugs, custom t-shirts, and more. See the full list of Makerspace tools here. Personal use only, 2 to 3 items per session at librarian discretion. Feel free to bring your own items to print.

Cozy Crafting
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Light refreshments provided.
Enjoy a cozy evening of nostalgia-themed crafting, snacking, and socialization. Please note: Not all crafts will be finished during the class, but supplies provided to complete the project at home. Limit of 10 per session. 

April 24 - Macramé Keychains
May 22 - Batik Fabric Painting

Cricut Crafting Club
Third Monday of the month at 6 pm. Light refreshments provided.
Join us for crafting and social hour. A tutorial of the craft will be given, and assistance will be provided throughout the crafting process. Limit of 6 per session.

May 20 - 3D Flower Garden

Mobile Memory Lab 
Do you have home video VHS tapes, photos, or cassettes sitting around with no way to play them?
Come to memory Lab and digitize your home videos, photos, or cassettes and put them on a flash drive, DVD, or upload them online! 

Open Lab – Monday, April 22 at 7 pm
Open Lab – Monday, May 13 at 7 pm

Monthly Reading Challenge
All adults are invited to read a book following our monthly theme. Enter the title in our raffle, and you may win a prize! In April, re-read a favorite book and in May, read a book with a cover in your favorite color . Don’t miss this fun chance to broaden your horizons. For additional information, contact the Information Desk at 708.371.5666 or look at the library’s Adult Reading Resources webpage.

Saturday Book Social
First Saturday of each month at 1 pm.
Come chat with us about your favorite books and shows, or just listen and build up your winter reading list. For registration and information about the monthly theme, contact us at 708.371.5666 ext.139.

Tuesday Morning Movies
Fourth Tuesday morning of each month at 9:30 am. Light refreshments provided.

April 23 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
May 28 - Wonka

Writing Roundup
Third Friday from 2-3 pm. (Please note that the March meeting will fall on the fourth Friday.)
If you need a quiet place to start writing, try our Writing Roundup program. We'll provide worksheets with prompts to help you do the writing of your choice: memoirs, creative writing, journaling and more. At the end of the meeting, we'll have an optional time to share our progress. For registration and additional information, please contact Adult Services at 708.371.5666.

April 19
May 17