Pastries and Poetry Around the World

Saturday July 6th, 2024 4:00pm

Indulge in sweet treats and learn about different cultures through poetry! Participants will sample pastries from four different countries, read and discuss poems by international poets, and write a poem of their own.

Please register with circulation or for more information, call: 708-458-2880


Movie Music: Elvis Presley

Thursday July 18th, 2024 6-7:30pm

Elvis Presley was a pioneer of the music industry, similar to what Bing Crosby was in the 1930s and what The Beatles brought to the world in the 1960s. Elvis had all the tools: a distinctive style, good looks, a passion for his craft and an absolutely beautiful voice. And he put them all together like no one else in history. So where does one start when making a movie music show about Elvis? We decided to place the emphasis on the first half of his 23-year career, which began in 1954. We strived to capture his natural joy of doing what he did better than anyone of his generation, or perhaps any generation: singing from the depths of his soul. You’ll also recognize immediately that we’ve made every effort to split the screen between Elvis and his leading ladies. Elvis would have liked that, even if his longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker would not. Enjoy the movie music of Elvis Presley.

Registration required! Please call (708) 458-2880 to register

Whodunit? Mystery Book Club presents: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Thursday July 25th, 2024 6pm

Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack—which he titled “Eight Perfect Murders”—chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie’s A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, A. A. Milne's The Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. MacDonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's The Secret History.

But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She’s looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal’s old list. And the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. The killer is out there, watching his every move—a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.

To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn’t count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead—and the noose around Mal’s neck grows so tight he might never escape.

Pick up books on/after June 27th, 2024

Friday Flix presents: Just Like Heaven

Friday July 26th, 2024 1pm

The History of Billy Joel

Wednesday July 31st, 2024 4:00pm

Though Billy Joel has not released a new rock album in over 27 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers.  Using performance and interview video clips we’ll trace the arc of Billy’s career from his humble beginnings in Hicksville, NY…to his slow rise to fame…to his long string of hits including “Just The Way You Are”, ”It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me”, ”Uptown Girl” and “River Of Dreams”…to his love life including his marriage to supermodel Christie Brinkley…and finally to his current status as one of the world’s most successful touring acts.  “If you’re in the mood for a melody…the Piano Man will make you feel alright.”

Please register with circulation or for more information, call: 708-458-2880

Astrology 101

Friday September 6th, 2024 4:00pm

Learn about sun, moon, and rising signs; planets; and how to read your natal chart to avoid future problems, learn your strengths, and embrace your best self

Please register with circulation or for more information, call: 708-458-2880