Upcoming Adult Programs

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
Fridays, 6:30p-8:00pm

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

Job Seekers - Resumes!

October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Resumes are one of the most important aspects of your job application process.
This presentation will cover:

  1. The Importance of a Resume
  2. Different Types of Resumes
  3. STAR Format
  4. Networking/LinkedIn

Senior Socials

Chicago: Terminal Town

October 19, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Since 1939, Chicago’s remarkable air, bus, and train terminals have connected the nation. See images of bygone landmarks, like Central and Dearborn stations, the Greyhound Station, and underappreciated places like Meigs Field. Learn what makes Midway, O'Hare Union Station so extraordinary. This event is part of the yearlong "Terminal Town" festival that features a book and traveling exhibit at Union Station. Author Joe Schwieterman will also bring copies of his book, "Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, Train Stations, and Steamship Landings, 1939 - Present." http://www.amazon.com/Terminal-Town-Illustrated-Chicagos-Steamship/dp/09...


Helen Plum Quilters

Wednesday, October 14, 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
Our next meeting will be – October 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.


GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR

Wednesday, October 14 and 28, 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

Tuesday, October 27th 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.

Upcoming Books:

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.


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, 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

Click to visit the History Book Discussion Page

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.

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Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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