Upcoming Adult Programs

Health Care Enrollment

Health Plan Open Enrollment is Nov. 15 – Feb. 15. Update or change your Affordable Care choices from last year. Drop-in between 4 and 7 pm to talk to Enroll DuPage Health Plan Navigators.

Find out about: health plan requirements, coverage, changing plans or penalties, eligibility, updating or changing your existing Affordable Care plan, checking for in-network doctors, subsidy qualifications and more. Also attend our free presentation on Jan. 31 at 1pm!

Health Insurance: Are you Covered or Confused?

January 31 at 2:00 pm

Don't miss this free health plan information session! Navigators from Enroll DuPage will talk about health insurance available in the Illinois Marketplace, and why you should make sure your doctors are in the plan you choose. They will cover information about eligibility, plan options, subsidies, next year's uninsured penalties and more.

Adult ESL Course through College of DuPage

Begins January 26!

HPL is partnering with COD to bring this 16-week ESL Course to the library. Take the Placement Test here January 16 or January 23 at 9am. Class meets Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:30 am, Jan. 26 – May 8, 2014. For information, please contact COD at 630-942-3697.

Job Seekers

Job Seekers - Preparing for the Interview

Thursday, February 12, 7 PM
Get some expert advice about how to prepare for an interview, what to do and not to do, how to make yourself stand out and more. Faraz Kamran from Launch Pad for Success will be presenting.

Register here

Senior Socials

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

Monday, February 16: The Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes

Presented by Robert Mueller, author of "Fields of War: The Battle of Normandy". Featuring maps, and historical and contemporary photos of battlefield locations.

"Although the Battle of the Bulge was Western Europe’s largest battle of the Second World War and eventually involved over one million combatants, German plans for turning the tide of the war were defeated by small groups of American soldiers who were in the right place at the right time and frequently made the ultimate sacrifice. In this hour-long presentation, we revisit the places and remember the men who beat Hitler’s last desperate gamble."

He will bring copies of his book for sale.


Helen Plum Quilters

Wednesday, February 11, 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.

PlumKnits Drop-In Needlecraft Club

Wednesday, January 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.


GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR

Wednesday, February 11, 6-8 PM.
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.

Genealogy Club- Digital Photos

Next Meeting- Digital Photos
Tuesday, January 27, 7 PM.
A presentation on digital photographs:
• downloading
• organizing
• digital editing
• backup
• online storage
Register here.


Adult ESL Course through College of DuPage

Begins January 26!

HPL is partnering with COD to bring this 16-week ESL Course to the library. Take the Placement Test here January 16 or January 23 at 9am. Class meets Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:30 am, Jan. 26 – May 8, 2014. For information, please contact COD at 630-942-3697.

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:

January 21 at 1 PM & 22 at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline‎

“Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.” -excerpt

HPL cardholders only. Register and check-out books at the front desk.


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 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.

Check out the official Library Lounge Page

Next Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
"At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine."

We meet off site and will be meeting at the Vino Cellar located at 141 West Saint Charles Road.

History Book Discussion

Click to visit the History Book Discussion Page

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2 PM at the Carriage House

Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins

Please join us for our History Book Discussion Group meeting when we gather to discuss Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins. 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.

"Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery" is "at once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction." -Random House. Jointly sponsored by HPL and LHS.

Green Readin’Series Begins with: The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

February 15 at 2:00 pm
HPL and the Sierra Club present our annual 3-part book discussion series. Join us February 15 to discuss "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat. Don’t miss our future discussions:

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray, March 15 at 2:00 pm

Order your book at The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn to receive a 10% book club discount. To order, call (630) 469-2891 or order online at:


Film & Discussion

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

Our next film will be "The Saboteur"
January 25, 2015

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Contact Us

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

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

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

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