Activities / Events

The Power of Mindful Eating with Judith Matz, LCSW
Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 pm

The Power of Mindful Eating with Judith Matz, LCSW

Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 pm

5 Keys to Ending Overeating and Making Peace With Food
with author Judith Matz, LCSW
Thursday, January 26th, 6:30pm

Author, therapist, and nationally known speaker Judith Matz has helped thousands of people to break the diet-binge cycle and learn how to have a healthy and satisfying relationship with food. Based on her popular books The Diet Survivors Handbook and Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, Judith’s engaging style and extensive knowledge and wisdom will ensure that you walk away with skills and strategies needed to end overeating and support physical and emotional well-being.      
Learn more about Judith Matz at
Bridgeview Public Library
7840 W. 79th St., Bridgeview, IL
To Register: sign up at the Reference Desk or
 call 708.458.2880 ext. 105
ESL Classes - 8 Week Program
Starting Saturday, January 28th from 11-1:00 PM

* FREE 8 week program offers a chance for adults to learn English through
  conversation, reading, and writing.
* Classes start January 28th from  11-1:00PM.                 
  Must sign-up! 
  Please stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext 105

Chicago Sweet Candy
Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM

For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation's candy.  Find out why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history, discover how Baby Ruth and Milk Duds got their names, and take a fun “candy quiz.”
It’s delicious fun– with treats!!

Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 105 to register.

Friday Films
Every Other Week at 1:00 PM
February 3rd - The Accountant

February 17th - The Whole Truth

Crazy Crafters February Craft - Cardboard Heart from Puzzle Pieces
Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM

Join us on February 3rd where you can make your own
cardboard heart out of puzzle pieces!
Bring a hot glue gun or borrow one from us.
Spots are limited so stop by or call the Reference desk
at 708-458-2880 ext 105 to register!

Super Seniors Club - Acupuncture Demonstration - Feb 8th
Second Wednesday of the Month at 1-2:30 PM

This club is offered to any Bridgeview resident 55 and older.

Join us on February 8th for a presentation on the benefits of acupuncture and a live demonstration! Sign up today!!  Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 105 to register.

Book a Librarian
Wednesday, February 15th 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
-Wednesday February 15th-                                             
Time slots are between 10:30-5:30PM.  Must pre-register!
Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 105

In this new program, patrons 55 and older can “Book A Librarian” for an hour. 
During this time you may ask for help on any of the areas listed below:
* Email accounts
* Social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
* Typing
* Microsoft Word
* Reading

Reading and writing materials are not provided. 
Computer usage is available.

Medical Cannabis Q & A
Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 PM

Learn all about medical marijuana and see if you
have a qualifying medical condition.  You’ll also have
the chance to ask any questions you may have on this topic!
Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 105
to register.

Novels @ Night Book Club!
Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM

* An Italian Wife is our next novel and can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
* Join us on February 21st at 7:00PM for the book discussion.
* FREE treats will be served!

From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family.

An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi―her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption.

Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes. Her son suffers in World War One. One daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs, while another, stranded in England, grieves for a lover lost in World War Two. Her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in the 1970s. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

Ghosts of Chicago Valentines Past
Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM

Ursula Bielski, 30 year paranormal researcher and  author of ten
books on Chicago ghostlore and the paranormal, is here to talk
about the Ghosts of Chicago Valentines Past!
Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext .105
to register.



Ageless Grace Fitness Program
Mondays at 10:30 AM

Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program
created by Denise Medved.
The program consists of 21 simple exercise tools
designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises,
based on everyday movements that are natural
and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the
body and mind. Almost anyone can do them, regardless
of most physical conditions. This class is 45 minutes long.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Colorful Conversations
Tuesdays at 6 to 8 PM

Color your way to relaxation and fun at Bridgeview Library!
Drop by Tuesday evenings for "Colorful Conversations".
Express yourself with marker or colored pencil and beautifully
detailed coloring pages.  We will provide the supplies.