Registration may be required, please visit http://helenplum.evanced.info/
ESL Café Thursdays & Fridays
Are you or someone you know a non-native English learner? Visit our weekly ESL Café to practice your English speaking skills in a friendly environment with other non-native speakers. More ESL information.
Two Part LinkedIn Series Part 2: LinkedIn Beyond the Basics. 11
Thu, Feb 11 at 7pm
Build upon basic LinkedIn knowledge to maximize 2nd & 3rd tier connections & learn how to most effectively use the Jobs, Companies, and Groups tabs.
Registration is required. To register, click here.
Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9am–Noon. Next session February 23
Need an objective review of your resume or input on your job-search strategy? Get free one-on-one career counseling from JVS, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Contact Joyce Bogolub at 312-907-0094 to schedule your 30 minute session.
Hearing Loss Presentation and Free Screenings
February 15 at 1pm
Zounds Hearing will be doing a twenty minute presentation on hearing loss and dementia. After a question and answer session Zounds will offer free, ten minute hearing sessions.
Registration is required. To register, click here.
Helen Plum Quilters
Wednesday, February 10, 6-8 PM.
Bring your latest project and supplies, and enjoy working and sharing with other quilting enthusiasts! The group is facilitated by expert quilter Donna Westerkamp. Drop-in event: no registration needed.
Drop-In Needlecraft Club
Plum Needlework Drop-in
Our next meeting will be – Feb 24, 7-8:30pm
This drop-in fiber arts group meets on the fourth Wednesday downstairs in the Auditorium. Enjoy the camaraderie of other knitters.
GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR
Wed, Feb 10, 6-8pm and Wed, Feb 24, 6-8pm
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.
Tue, Feb 23 7-8:30 pm.
Discuss success stories and brainstorm solutions to possible road blocks in your genealogy research. Click here for more information and to register.
Join us for our Book Discussions
1pm on Wednesdays and at 1pm & 7:30pm on Thursdays.
Helen Plum card members only. Sign up at the Circulation Desk, choosing the afternoon or evening discussion.
Helen Plum Library Book Discussion
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
The Map Thief delves into the untold history of a fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.
Designed with library lovers in their 20s through 40s in mind, Library Lounge is a monthly meetup at varying locations in the Lombard area. At meetings, which are usually the first Tuesday of the month, we hang out, support the establishment hosting us, and discuss a new book. Titles chosen are a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, and nonfiction.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
"An epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II"--Provided by publisher
"Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--Provided by publisher
We meet off site and our next meeting will be at Brick's Wood Fired Pizza located at 132 St Charles Rd in downtown Lombard.
History Book Discussion
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
"Goodman deftly re-creates the frenzy surrounding Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s infamous race around the world in 1889. While the adventures of Bly, intrepid reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s The World, have survived and been embellished over the last century, genteel literary critic Bisland’s story has sadly fallen by the wayside. Goodman corrects that historical omission by interweaving both their journeys as the two women set out in opposite directions, equally committed to the idea of achieving the record for the fastest trip around the world. Inspired by Jules Verne’s fantastical Around the World in 80 Days, Bly confidently expected to top the fictional feat of Phileas Fogg. Determined not to be outdone by Pulitzer, Cosmopolitan magazine commissioned Bisland, who set out one day later, to race against both Bly and time in an effort to cross the figurative finish line first. As a riveted world watched, these two women galloped around the globe via fortitude and an array of both modern and old-style transportation. Urge armchair travelers to hop on board as Nellie and Liz strike a blow for both feminism and the burgeoning Victorian travel industry." --Margaret Flanagan --Booklist