Summer Reading Program
Escape the Ordinary
Summer Reading is going on NOW! This year’s Summer Reading program has a wide variety of prize options, including a Char-Broil gas grill, a family pass to the Tilt at the Hancock Observatory, several Amazon Kindles and an array of gift cards including four to the Timeless Day Spa and Salt Cave! Stop by the Adult Services department to sign up and grab some books on your way out! Reading five books allows you the chance to enter to win one of these amazing prizes, and escape the ordinary this summer!
New! Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9 – Noon - Next session August 18
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
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.
One-on-One SHIP Counseling
August times are currently full, register now for September 8!
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.
Throwback Thursday Movie - "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
August 6 at 6 pm.
We're celebrating "Back to the Future" with 1980s movies on Throwback Thursdays. After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.Rated PG.
Job Seekers - Returns on September 10! with Networking 101
September 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Senior Socials have moved to the third Monday of each month at 1 PM.
Adventures in Broadcast
August 17, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
“Gene Doretti, a veteran of WGN Radio and TV, will regale you with anecdotes from his career, including his voice-over work for commercials.".
Helen Plum Quilters
Wednesday, August 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
Plum Needlework Drop-in
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 August 12 & August 26, 6-8 PM.
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.
Tuesday, August 25th 7-8:30 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 returns on September 17th at 1 PM & September 18th at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
“ Paris. 1878. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventy francs a month, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work — and the love of a dangerous young man — as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece L’Assommoir."
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, August 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.
We meet off site and our next meeting will be at Brick's Wood Fired Pizza located at 132 W. St. Charles Rd. in downtown Lombard.
Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of “In the Heart of the Sea” and “Mayflower,” brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists.