Upcoming Adult Programs

Patrons must register for programs unless otherwise noted. Avoid disappointment by registering in advance. Regrettably, we must cancel events with fewer than the minimum number of registrants. Please register for programs by calling the Adult Services Department or stopping by the Helen Plum Library.

The Basics of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Thursday, May 1 at 7 PM
Learn what you can and cannot do with a will, and how it can help avoid probate. Find out what areas can be covered by Power of Attorney. What are the differences between irrevocable, living, and special needs trusts, and do they have to be funded at the outset? Get the answers you need for these important decisions. Register here

ELL/ESL Assistance

Mondays, 4-6 PM
Our ELL volunteer will help you find English language books and help you use our ELL computer. Ask about her at the Adult Services Desk.

 

JOB SEEKERS

Cover Letters

Thursday, May 8, 7 PM
Faraz Kamran, founder and owner of Launchpad for Success, grew up in Lombard and attended Glenbard East. He started the company because he wanted to provide career services and professional development to individuals struggling to get a job or in need of a brush up with new methods. Register here

Business Blends

Home Based Business Insurance: Are You Covered?

Tuesday, May 20, 6 PM
Working from home? Running a business out of your house? Your homeowner's insurance may not cover your business liabilities. Bring your questions, and if desired, your declarations page for review by 27- year industry veteran and Certified Financial Planner Mary Gruenberg. Light refreshments will be served. Register here

Senior Socials

Senior Socials have moved to the third Monday of each month at 1 PM.

Monday, April 21: I’m Turning 65, Now What?
This free, educational seminar is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about Medicare. We realize that long before you turn 65, you start receiving a lot of mail, and maybe telephone calls too. Learn all of the facts about when you should apply for part A, B, and Supplements. Register here.

Monday, May 19: Midway Airport
“The story of Midway Airport is the story of Chicago aviation from the dawn of powered flight and before and the growth of an industry against all odds, backed by the U.S. Government and the City of Chicago. This is the story of the development of technologies which propelled a fledgling sport into a system of world airlines, and of one square mile of land which became the world’s busiest airport.” Author David Kent learned to fly at Midway Airport, earning a private pilot license in 1978. He later worked professionally in aviation sales and as an aerospace technical consultant. In 2001, Kent proposed and participated in a Chicago television documentary about Midway. He will bring copies of his book for sale. Register here.

CRAFTING

Helen Plum Quilters

Wednesday, May 14, 6-8 PM.
Experienced quilters and novices are welcome. Please bring basic sewing supplies, including: 100% cotton fabric, scissors, ruler, straight pins, thread, cutting mat, rotary cutter, templates, marking pen for fabric. This group now meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Auditorium. It is facilitated by expert quilter Donna Westerkamp.

PlumKnits Drop-In Needlecraft Club

Wednesdays, April 23 and May 28, 7-8:30 PM
PlumKnits: This drop-in fiber arts group meets on the fourth Wednesday downstairs in the Auditorium. Enjoy the camaraderie of other knitters.

Monthly Monday Knitters in the Auditorium

Mondays, April 21 and May 19, 10 AM-Noon
Anyone is welcome to join our day-time knitting group.
Helen Plum’s day-time knitters group meets downstairs in the Auditorium from 10-Noon on the third Monday of each month.

GENEALOGY

GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR

Wednesdays, April 23 and May 14 & 28, 6-8 PM.
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.

Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of Your DNA Kinship Results

Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 PM
Marsha Peterson-Maass will help you make sense of today’s three commercially available DNA tests, which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to, and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship. We’ll even take a look at real life DNA results and the kinship networking opportunities they have revealed. Marsha will bring copies of her books for $20 purchase. Or bring your copy with you, and she will exchange it for free with the updated 2014 version. Register here.

Join us for our Book Discussions

1:00 PM on Wednesdays and at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM on Thursdays.
HPL cardholders only. Sign up at the Circulation Desk, choosing the afternoon or evening discussion.

Upcoming Books:

April 16 & 17 - Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
May 14 &15 - The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

 
 

Library Lounge

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 third 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.

Check out the official Library Lounge Page

Next Meeting

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

We'll be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
 
 

History Book Discussion


Sunday, June 1, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Please join us for our History Book Discussion Group meeting when we gather to discuss Treacherous Beauty : Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America by Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case. We will meet at the Carriage House, behind Lombard Historical Society's Victorian Cottage (across Maple Street from HPL). Jointly sponsored by the Helen Plum Library and the Lombard Historical Society. Register here.

 

ELL Assistance

Mondays, 4-6 PM
Are you working on your English language skills? The Helen Plum Library has a volunteer to help people use the programs for learning English on the ELL computer and finding ELL materials. Anyone may use the ELL computer. For more information, call the Adult Services Department at 630-627-0316.


Film & Discussion

Join us every 4th Sunday for our monthly film viewing and discussion. Registration is open to all.


Sunday, April 27, 2-4 PM.

Enchanted April

“Four women rent a chateau on a remote Italian island to try to come to grips with their lives and relationships. They explore the differences in their personalities, reassess their goals, and reexamine their relationships in a sisterly fashion.” - Written by Ed Sutton IMDb.com Register here.
 
 
 

DROP-IN PROGRAMS:

ELL Assistance Mondays, 4-6 PM
Are you working on your English language skills? The Helen Plum Library has a volunteer to help people use the programs for learning English on our ELL computer and finding ELL materials. Anyone may use the ELL computer.

DAR Genealogy Assistance 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6-8 PM
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.

PlumKnits on 4th Wednesdays

Monthly Monday Knitters
This group meets in the Auditorium on the 3rd Monday of each month

Quilting on 2nd Wednesdays
This group meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Auditorium. It is facilitated by expert quilter Donna Westerkamp. Bring your supplies and latest project.

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Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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