• Colorful Autumn Forest: A Painting Workshop

    Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 PM

    Christine Thornton presents: Colorful Autumn Forest: A Painting Workshop.
    30 spots are open to create this beautiful fall forest scene!  Ages 15 to Adult are welcome to sign up for a spot.  Please  register at the Circulation or Reference desk or call 708-458-2880 for more information. Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 PM. 
    All materials will be provided!

  • Novels @ Night - Death Before Wicket

    Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM

    Books are available at the Circulation Desk!
    Join Novels @ Night! This is a wonderful opportunity to read a variety of books you never thought you’d read before!  This is a FREE club and light refreshments are served.
    Meets the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm!

    Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn - a few days at the Test cricket, a little sightseeing and the Artist's Ball with an up-and-coming young modernist. But these plans begin to go awry when Phryne's maid discovers her thoroughly respectable sister has left her family for the murky nightlife of the Cross. And Phryne is definitely not the woman to say 'no' when two delightful young men come to her on bended knees, begging for her help in finding their friend innocent of theft. Phryne's plans for a simple day or two of pleasure are postponed for good.

    It all sounds simple enough as Phryne sets investigations into motion, but when greed and fear are the motivating factors, people become ruthless and Phryne finds herself enmeshed in blackmail, secrets, lies and the dangerous influences of deep magic.
  • BLUEcloud Mobile App is here!

    The BLUEcloud Mobile app is now live in the app store.
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  • Novels @ Night - Mornings in Jenin

    Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM

  • Friday Films - Yesterday

    Friday, October 18th at 1:00 PM

    Yesterday (2019)

    PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
    A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

                                                  Board Meeting Agenda
                                                       October 14, 2019
  1. Call to Order at 7:00 pm by President Lamnatos
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Visitors’ comments – two to five minutes - not to exceed 20 minutes
  6. Greg Eck regarding Health Insurance renewal
  7. Jeff Bishop regarding Finances and Audit
  8. Julie Soto
  9. Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 9, 2019
  10. Approval of Closed Session Meeting Minutes of September 9, 2019
  11. Motion to Approve the 3 consent Agenda Items as Listed:
    1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report – September 2019
    2. Prepaid Bills in the Amount of $30,796.50
    3. Bills in the Amount of $39,891.80
  12. Directors Report
  13. Attorney Report
  14. Committee Report
    1. Finance – Chairperson
    2. Policy/By-Laws- Chairperson
  15. Unfinished Business
    1. 2020 Salary Budget Discussion and Action
    2. 2020 Operating Budget Discussion and Action
  16. New Business:
    1. Health Insurance Renewal Discussion and Action
    2. Duff & Phelps 2019 Fixed Asset Appraisal Update Discussion and Action
  17. Items for Next Agenda
  18. Closed Session Discussion and Action If Necessary

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Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) developed a new online program to allow cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Children's Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield
  • Viking Ship / Geneva
This list was last updated on May 9, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change, Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.

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