Master Gardeners Help Desk are returning Wednesday evenings in June!
Starting Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8:00 PM the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program, whose mission is "Helping Others Learn to Grow", will be available to answer your gardening questions!
New! Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM - Next session June 16
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
June 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.
Job Seekers - Job Search Perspective, Strategy, & Goals
June 11, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Senior Socials have moved to the third Monday of each month at 1 PM.
A Grand Night for Singing - Rogers & Hammerstein
June 15, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Heather Braoudakis sings favorites from some of Rogers' and Hammerstein's classic musical hits. Join us in reminiscing and singing old favorites and timeless classics from: State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! … and more.
Helen Plum Quilters
Wednesday, June 10, 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
No Plum Needlework Drop-in on May 27
GENEALOGY Drop-in Program: Genealogy Assistance with the DAR
Wednesday, May 27, 6-8 PM.
A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.
From Land Records to Google Earth
From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family’s Place in the World. A fascinating presentation where participants will learn how to combine the use of traditional hard copy land records and modern on-line mapping resources to track down homes, farms, and businesses of elusive ancestors.
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.
June 17 at 1 PM & June 18 at 1 PM and 7:30 PM - One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
“The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast. In between those dates, a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate, and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression."
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, June 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
"Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world."
(From the publisher.)
We meet off site and will be meeting on the patio of Bonton located at 229 W. St. Charles Road in downtown Lombard
History Book Discussion
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2 PM at the Carriage House
"Hotel Florida" by Amanda Vaill
"Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War"
is "a spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil...six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious novice journalist hungry for love and experience;Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic young photographers based in Paris;and Arturo Barea, chief of the Spanish government's foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with loyalty to their sometimes compromised cause--a struggle that places both of them in peril.
Biographer Amanda Vaill has created a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth: finding it, telling it, and living it--whatever the cost.