Registration may be required, please visit http://helenplum.evanced.info/
New! Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9 – Noon - Next session October 20
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 630-889-0548 to schedule your 30 minute session.
New! ESL Café Thursdays & Fridays
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
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.
First Friday Food Films - "Fresh: New Thinking about What We're Eating"
Friday, October 02, 2015, 6:30 PM
There are still efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food in a time where most food is being mass produced by corporations in less than hygienic ways. Country farmers and urban farmers explain. For more on the Co-op, visit: http://www.prairiefood.coop/
Job Seekers - Resumes!
October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chicago: Terminal Town
October 19, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 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.
HPL Book Discussion October 21st at 1 PM & October 22nd at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
“The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, it didn’t appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City, and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships—and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men! But against this vibrant wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work—even the most innocuous details—was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there—work they didn’t fully understand at the time—are still being felt today."
Register and check out books at front desk. HPL cardholders only.
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, October 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.
Now he’s a hitman.
In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worlds—the wasteland reality and the slick fantasy—to finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.
We meet off site and our next meeting will be at The Vino Cellar located at 141 St Charles Rd located in downtown Lombard.
History Book Discussion
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2 PM at the Carriage House
The sinking of the Eastland : America's forgotten tragedy by Jay Bonansinga
On the morning of July 24, 1915, the liner Eastland rolled over and capsized into the Chicago River; 844 people died. In his first nonfiction book, mystery writer Bonansinga (The Black Mariah, etc.) captures the raw emotion in a story full of greed, courage and overwhelming grief. The victims were looking forward to a day of eating, drinking and dancing. Dressed in their finest, the passengers swarmed onto the boat. Gazing at the huge, sturdy looking, freshly painted vessel, most took it on faith that they were in good hands. Unbeknownst to them, the Eastland had been beset by serious problems from its launch. The ship was hard to control and prone to listing even under normal conditions, though its various owners had covered up this fact. As the disaster unfolded, the best and worst of human nature was immediately on display. Men shoved women and children out of the way in desperate attempts to escape. From shore, passersby risked their lives to save the fortunate few. In pure Chicago style, the disaster's aftermath was marked by political infighting and petty corruption.
One-on-One SHIP Counseling
Register now for October 13!
A Senior Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Counselor will be here to: provide information and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, long term care insurance, Medicare HMOs, private fee-for-service and other health insurance; assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care policies. (SHIP) is a free counseling service provided by the Illinois Department on Aging. For more information visit: http://www.illinois.gov/aging/ship/Pages/aboutship.aspx. Call Adult Services at 630-627-0316 to schedule your 30-minute appointment. Only those who have made appointments will be seen. Counseling is provided through a partnership between HPL and AIM Center for Independent Living.