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.
Job Seekers - LinkedIn to Your Job Search
Thursday, September 11, 7 pm
Topics covered in the presentation include:
I'm Turning 65 - Now What?
Tuesday, September 16, 6 PM
Senior Socials have moved to the third Monday of each month at 1 PM.
Monday, September 15: The Enigma that is Turkey
Join Al Popowits for another fun and enlightening travel program! Turkey is a nation of contrasts…geographic, political, and religious. Turkey sits astride the strategic Bosporus Straits - the meeting place of different forces and ideologies, of Europe and Asia, and of Christianity and Islam. Turkey is both modern and medieval, and has more ancient Greek ruins than Greece and more ancient Roman ruins than Italy. Register here.
Helen Plum Quilters
Wednesday, September 10, 6-8 PM.
PlumKnits Drop-In Needlecraft Club
Wednesday, September 24, 7-8:30 PM
Monthly Monday Knitters in the Auditorium
Monday, September 15, 10 AM-Noon
GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR
Wednesday, September 10 & 24, 6-8 PM.
Genealogy Club - Naturalization: The Beginning of Your U.S. Family Heritage
Tuesday, September 23, 7 PM.
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.
September 17 & 18 - City of Women by David R. Gillham
“It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. Her lover is a Jew. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets. A high ranking SS officer and his family move down the hall and Sigrid finds herself pulled into their orbit. A young woman doing her duty-year is out of excuses before Sigrid can even ask her any questions. And then there’s the blind man selling pencils on the corner, whose eyes Sigrid can feel following her from behind the darkness of his goggles.Soon Sigrid is embroiled in a world she knew nothing about, and as her eyes open to the reality around her, the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has built over the years begins to collapse. She must choose to act on what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two."
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, September 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm
The Circle by Dave Eggers
"When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge."
Our next meeting place will be Brick's Wood Fired Pizza at 132 W St Charles Rd.
History Book Discussion
Sunday, September 28, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Please join us for our History Book Discussion Group meeting when we gather to discuss Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James Green. 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.
Film & Discussion
Join us every 4th Sunday for our monthly film viewing and discussion. Registration is open to all.
Our next film will be showing at 2:00 PM on September 28 - we will be featuring "Arsenic and Old Lace".