April 2017
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Mission Statement
We celebrate lifelong learning and foster community connections through innovative educational and cultural experiences. 
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9-9
Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 12-6
Library Closings
The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 16 for Easter. 
Second is the Best!
We are honored to have once again made the Best of the West list for best public library! We tied for second along with Woodridge and St. Charles. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Spring Art Exhibit
Perilous Places
March 1-May 31

Darcy Zoells' love of illustration and picture books was honed at the Hinsdale Public Library when she was a child. Since then she has had many jobs in and out of the arts, while continuing to build her portfolio. Darcy works in watercolor, ink, pencil, and cut or ripped paper. These are scanned into the computer and collaged together. The pieces exhibited are giclee prints on Hahnemuhle art paper.

Artist's Reception
Meet the artist and view her work at this open house.
Thursday, April 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Next Chapter Book Club Information Session
Monday, May 22
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Learn more about HPL's launch of the Next Chapter Book Club, a group for intellectually or developmentally disabled adults.

NCBC provides members with a bi-weekly opportunity for group activities, that include both fun and learning, regardless of reading ability. Minimum age 18.
HPL After Dark: Inside Cuba
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm

Are you growing increasingly curious about Cuba, our neighbor only 90 miles away? HPL is kicking off National Library Week by talking Cuba with author Libby Hellmann. Her presentation includes her personal travel experience and extensive research on the country and its history.

If you are interested in sharing photos from your Cuban travels, email them to mcastor@hinsdalelibrary.info to be displayed that evening.

Samples of Cuba's most famous foods will be provided by Caribbean Corner of Downers Grove. Register at the Library, over the phone, or online. Limit 100.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library. 
Adult Programs
Discover Kitchen and Bath Ideas: Trends and Influences
Explore the latest trends, ideas, and influences for your kitchen and bath design project with Judy Baker Blanks, The Kitchen Lady. Limit 50.
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm

Italian - For Fun and Travel 
Ciao! Hinsdale resident Kathryn Occhipinti brings a decade of experience helping people develop and maintain their Italian language skills. Participants will converse in Italian, listen to recorded dialogues, and practice speaking. Limit 10/session. 
Monday, April 10
Beginners : 7:00 pm  Intermediate : 8:00 pm 

Film Society
Join the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation's Film Society in the Community Meeting Room at 6:30 p.m. for great movies and lively conversation.
Thursday, April 20: Dark Horse

Cookbook Club
Join librarian Maura Schoo to talk cookbooks and share samples of easy recipes at this casual event. Everyone is asked to prepare a small sample from one of the featured cookbooks and bring it to the meeting. Copies of the selected cookbooks will be available for checkout two weeks prior to the program:  Dinner At Home, Lighten Up Y'All, and Zahav: World of Israeli Cooking. Limit 12.
Monday, April 24, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Great Decisions Group
Meet and discuss topics prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Jo Ann Schusterich at jschusterich@hinsdalelibrary.info if you are interested in checking out a discussion guide prior to the next meeting.
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Topic: Saudi Arabia

Teen Programs
Pick up a DIY kit in the Teen Lounge and work on the project here or at home. No registration required. 
April 1-30

Cupcake Decorating Party
Learn basic decorating skills, then devour your creation! Limit 10
Monday, April 3, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Not Your Average Book Club
Bookish people unite! Check the calendar or the Teen Lounge for each month's title. You are welcome to attend even if you haven't read it. No registration required. 
Wednesday, April 12, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Book Cover BINGO
Win amazing prices while enjoying some freshly popped popcorn. Limit 20. 
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Is a Gap Year Right for You?
Learn the benefits of gap years and how to choose a program. Limit 50
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm-8:45 pm

Teen Book Box
It's a subscription box filled with a pre-selected YA book and other fun, bookish treats! Register for the April 28 pick-up. 

Kids Programs 
Drop-in Programs
Daddy Day
Saturday, April 1 and 29, 9:30 am-11:00 am

Pokemon Trainer Club
Sunday, April 9, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Family LEGO Afternoon
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Programs for Elementary Schoolers
R.E.A.D. with Hinsdale Humane Society
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Grades K-4. Register at the Library or over the phone. Limit 8.

Dewey Doodles
Monday, April 10, 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
Fantasy and Velvet Art. Grades 3-5. Limit 12. 

Piggy Bank Pageant: Money Smart Storytime and Craft
Ages 3-9
Make your own piggy banks and learn the value of hard work. Limit 25
Tuesday, April 19, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

For Young Children
Stay and Play
Fridays, April 7 and 21, 10:00 am-11:15 am
Babies through kindergarten with caregivers. No registration required.

My First Storytime
Fridays, April 7-April 21, 9:15 am-9:45 am
Babies through 12-months with caregiver. No registration required.  
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