March 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 Friday, March 17 for Staff Development Day. 
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

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 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
Take Control of your Medical Decisions 
Dr. Robert McNutt's interactive session will empower you to make informed medical decisions that are best for you.
Thursday, March 9, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Being Mortal

Join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Limit 50.
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 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, March 16: Elle ( contains content of graphic nature)

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, March 20
Beginners : 7:00 pm Intermediate: 8:00 pm 
Great Decisions Group
Meet and discuss topics prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Jo Ann Schusterich at if you are interested in checking out a discussion guide prior to the next meeting.
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Topic: Conflict in the South China Sea 
Teen Programs
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, March 8, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tinker with Technology! Lite Edition
Join us for an informal playtime with robot friends and complete challenges along the way. No registration required.
Saturday, March 18, Noon-3:00 pm

Manga Collection Launch Party
Come celebrate our updated Manga collection with all things Japanese.
Friday, March 24, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Teen Book Box
It's a subscription box filled with a pre-selected YA book and other fun, bookish treats! Register for the March 24 pick-up. 

Kids Programs 
Spring storytime registration begins February 28. 
March 14-April 20

Visit, select Calendar, then find the name of the class you would like to register for on either March 14, 15, or 16. Click on the name of the class and follow the registration prompt.
Drop-in Programs
Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Thursday, March 2, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Daddy Day
Saturday, March 4, 9:30 am-11:00 am

Family LEGO Afternoon
Sunday, March 26, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Spring Break Drop-in Programs
Brown Bag Theater
March 27-31, Noon-2:00 pm
We'll provide drinks and entertainment, you bring your lunch. March 27: DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp March 28: How to Train Your Dragon March 29: Muppet Treasure Island March 30: Robin Hood March 31: Moana

Spring Scavenger Hunt
March 27-31, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Spring Cleaning Create Time
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Programs for Elementary Schoolers
R.E.A.D. with Hinsdale Humane Society
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Grades K-4. Register at the Library or over the phone. Limit 8.

Dewey Doodles
Monday, March 13
Science Fiction and Glow-in-the-Dark Art. Grades 3-5. Limit 12.

For Young Children
Stay and Play
Friday, March 10, 10:00 am-11:15 am
Babies through kindergarten with caregivers. No registration required.

My First Storytime
Fridays, March 24-April 21, 9:15 am-9:45 am
Babies through 12-months with caregiver. No registration required.  

Toddler Art (And Stories, Too)
Friday, March 24, 10:30 am-11:00 am
2- to 3-year-olds and caregivers. Limit 20.

We celebrate lifelong learning and foster community connections through innovative educational and cultural experiences. We are here to here to support our residents, terrific students, and great schools.

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