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.

Reducing Stress Through Meditation

Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm.
"The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Michael Ribet, who has been meditating for over 40 years as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually." Join us in welcoming presenter Michael Ribet and Register here

Job Seekers

Job Seekers - Zero in on Your Job Search Targets!

Thursday, November 13, 7 PM
Reach key people and increase job search efficiency using this search tool that's free to library visitors, and online with your HPL card. “AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles.” –AtoZdatabases.com (Databases USA.com).

Business Blends


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Sizing Your Market Using DemographicsNow Business & People

Tuesday, November 18, 6 PM
Sizing Your Market Using DemographicsNow: Business & People. This search tool connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data that spans the entire United States and Canada--making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an untapped audience for products/services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and much more.

Enjoy light refreshments and information on important aspects of your business, whether brick-and-mortar, virtual or home-based.

Register here

Senior Socials


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

Monday, November 17: The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Learn about the origins of our Thanksgiving traditions as we visit Plimoth Plantation to uncover the true story of the Pilgrims. Nancy McCully returns with another fun and fascinating presentation! Register here.

Crafting

Helen Plum Quilters

Wednesday, November 12, 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.
Due to the holiday season the PlumKnits Drop-In Needlecraft Club will not be meeting again until the fourth Wednesday in January.

Monthly Monday Knitters in the Auditorium

Monday, November 17, 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

Wednesday, November 12 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 - What's the Buzz About BillionGraves?

Tuesday, November 25, 7 PM.
What’s the Buzz About BillionGraves? - BillionGraves is contending to be the top cemetery search site on the web. Toting a hot new app and an easy interface, BillionGraves is making cemetery transcription projects and research information more accessible to tech-friendly users. Get a look at this site as a researcher, transcriber, and in-the-field data gatherer.

Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy and technology topics. She is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
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:

November 19 at 1 PM & 20 at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

“Ever loyal to the Union, Elizabeth Keckley hid her fears when her only son, George, enlisted with the 1st Missouri Volunteers, and his courage in battle inspired her to bold new endeavors. When tens of thousands of former slaves sought refuge in Washington, she cared for them in their squalid camps, taught them sewing and other necessary skills, founded the Contraband Relief Association—to which Mary Todd Lincoln was a generous contributor—and worked tirelessly to raise money so that the struggling freedmen could embrace their newfound liberty. All the while, Elizabeth Keckley supported the First Lady through years of war, political strife, and devastating personal losses, even as she endured heartbreaking tragedies of her own.” -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, November 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The Dinner by Herman Koch
 
It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.
Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy." -randomhouse.com

We meet off site, please check back soon for the November meeting place.
 
 

History Book Discussion


Sunday, November 16, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Please join us for our History Book Discussion Group meeting when we gather to discuss The Irregulars" by Jennet Conant. 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.

Join us at Lombard Historical Society's Carriage House to discuss "The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington" by Jennet Conant. "When Roald Dahl, a dashing young wounded RAF pilot, took up his post at the British Embassy in Washington in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and considerable charm to gain access to the most powerful figures in American political life. A patriot eager to do his part to save his country from a Nazi invasion, he invaded the upper reaches of the U.S. government and Georgetown society, winning over First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband, Franklin; befriending wartime leaders from Henry Wallace to Henry Morgenthau; and seducing the glamorous freshman congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce.
Dahl would soon be caught up in a complex web of deception masterminded by William Stephenson, aka Intrepid, Churchill's legendary spy chief, who, with President Roosevelt's tacit permission, mounted a secret campaign of propaganda and political subversion to weaken American isolationist forces, bring the country into the war against Germany, and influence U.S. policy in favor of England." Jointly sponsored by HPL and LHS.

 


Film & Discussion


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

Our next film will be "Nebraska"
November 23, 2014
2:00pm

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