Mark Dvorak – The People, Yes!
April 24 at 7:00 PM
This Free concert honoring National Poetry Month features music and poems celebrating Carl Sandburg, America and Lincoln. Folk musician Mark Dvorak performs a mix of traditional American songs and poetry selections from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who famously called Chicago the "City of Big Shoulders."
Savvy Women Invest with Purpose!
April 21 at 7:00 PM
Why doesn't the standard investment paradigm work for women?
• Women’s needs are not being met
• Women are made to feel less confident
• Women have different concerns
• Women value money differently
• Women have different priorities
• Why women think differently about their wealth
• The six strengths women already possess
• How to empower and take control of your life
Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM - Next session May 19
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.
ESL Café Thursdays
1:30 – 3:30 PM - Beginning April 23!
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.
One-on-One SHIP Counseling
May 12, 9 AM-Noon
On 2nd Tuesdays 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. Walk-ins will be seen if there are open times between appointments. Counseling is provided through a partnership between HPL and AIM Center for Independent Living.
Job Seekers - LinkedIn: 10 Tips to Get Into the Top Ten
May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Did you know that employers now commonly limit their LinkedIn searches to the highest ranking profiles? Find out how to maximize your profile views, and why you need to keep active on LinkedIn.
Business Blends - Business Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property Theft
Tuesday, April 21, 12 PM
Presenter: Eric Thompson, Assoc. Prof. Criminal Justice, COD
Senior Socials have moved to the third Monday of each month at 1 PM.
Monday, April 20: Low Vision Presentation
Lynn Freyman from the non-profit Spectrios Institute for Low Vision will give an Informational presentation about low vision problems.
Helen Plum Quilters
Wednesday, May 16, 6-8 PM.
PlumKnits Drop-In Needlecraft Club
Wednesday, April 22 , 7-8:30 PM
GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR
Wednesday, May 16, 6-8 PM.
Adult ESL Course through College of DuPage
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.
May 20 at 1 PM & 21 at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
“A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.
March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago."
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, May 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
"On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War."
We meet off site and will be meeting near the flag poles outside the library and find a nice spot in Lilacia Park, weather permitting.
History Book Discussion
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2 PM at the Carriage House
Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip By Matthew Algeo
On June 19, 1953, Harry Truman got up early, packed the trunk of his Chrysler New Yorker, and did something no other former president has done before or since: he hit the road. No Secret Service protection. No traveling press. Just Harry and his childhood sweetheart Bess, off to visit old friends, take in a Broadway play, celebrate their wedding anniversary in the Big Apple, and blow a bit of the money he'd just received to write his memoirs. Hopefully incognito. In this lively history, author Matthew Algeo meticulously details how Truman's plan to blend in went wonderfully awry. Fellow diners, bellhops, cabbies, squealing teenagers at a Future Homemakers of America convention, and one very by-the-book Pennsylvania state trooper--all unknowingly conspired to blow his cover. Algeo revisits the Trumans' route, staying at the same hotels and eating at the same diners, and takes readers on brief detours into topics such as the postwar American auto industry, McCarthyism, the nation's highway system, and the decline of Main Street America. By the end of the 2,500-mile journey, you will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for America's last citizen-president.
Film & Discussion
Join us every 4th Sunday for our monthly film viewing and discussion. Registration is open to all.
Our next film will be "Win Win"
April 26, 2015