Upcoming Adult Programs

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!

Civil War Encampment Movie in the Park "Glory" at Four Seasons Park

July 24, 8 pm
Join us as we partner with the Lombard Historical Society to kick-off their Civil War Encampment. There will be free lemonade and popcorn for $1 – proceeds to benefit the Carriage House. Don’t miss the Civil War Reenactment running July 24 through July 26! http://www.lombardhistory.org/sweets.htm

New! Free Career Counseling

3rd Tuesdays, 9 – Noon - Next session July 21

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

July 14, 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.

Escape the Ordinary: Plan a trip to Disney World!

Disney on a Dime!

July 15 at 7 pm.
Want to visit Walt Disney World but don't want to break the bank? Attend this 60 minute program to learn how you can have a magical vacation with a limited budget!

Job Seekers

Job Seekers - Returns on September 10! with Networking 101

September 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Networking is one of the most important aspects of your job search.
This presentation will cover:

  1. How to warm up contacts in the networks they already have
  2. Finding people who can help them and establishing relationships
  3. What do you say next and maintaining those relationships

Senior Socials

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

Sisters of the Baltic

July 20, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

“Sisters of the Baltic” features Copenhagen, Denmark and Tallinn and Estonia. Take a pictorial tour with us on a luxury cruise line to visit the city of The Little Mermaid”, Tivoli Gardens and the bicycle capital of Europe together with the old town of Tallinn - a city steeped in an exciting and colorful history of invasion, occupation, and finally independence. Al Popowits returns with another tour of "Europe the Easy Way".


Helen Plum Quilters

Wednesday, July 8, 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 – July 22, 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, July 8 & July 22, 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, July 28th 7-8:30 pm.
Where Did I Put Grandpa? Presenter Caron Brennan returns to share methods to improve organization and help you decrease lost relatives!.

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:

July 15th at 1 PM & June 16th at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

“The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything--instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave."

Register and check out books at front desk. HPL cardholders only.

Register here.

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, July 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."--John Green,The New York Times Book Review

Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says,we're 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you,Park says.
Wherefore art thou,Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love--and just how hard it pulled you under.
(From the publisher.)

We meet off site and will be meeting at the corner of Maple St. and Park Ave. near the flagpoles. If the weather is poor our backup location will be the Vino Cellar located at 141 St Charles Rd. in downtown Lombard.

Click to visit the History Book Discussion Page

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.

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Lombard, IL 60148

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