Calling All Authors!

All local authors are welcome to apply .
If you live in the greater Chicago area and have published fiction or non-fiction for children, teens, or adults, we want to hear from you. Self-published writers are also encouraged to apply.
Space is limited.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Join a book club
in the new year!

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, Jan 11th, 10 a.m.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley

Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, Jan 16th, 7 p.m.
The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
January 14th, 10 a.m.

Calm your mind and body though guided meditation with certified teacher Isabel Raci. 
Includes gentle yoga, so bring a mat or pillow. 
Chairs will be provided. 

January 14th, 7 p.m.

Your library card grants you access to a wealth of resources that can benefit you and your business. In this class we will discuss how to obtain a business library card, how to access our online databases, and other perks like book a librarian, reserving meeting room spaces, and more.

FAMILY | OFFERINGS FOR THE FAMILY
Saturday Mornings

Come move your body every Saturday in the months of January and February. Our Friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross generational Zumba experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

No registration required.
 January 12th, 10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-8

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. Annabelle will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Books available at the Adult Help Desk
KID CITY | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Storytime is Back in Session!
We’ll read great books, dance to some tunes, create art projects, and shake our sillies out. There is something for every child at the library!
Find your storytime here .
January 9th, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K-5
Looking for a new way to practice reading skills? Kids will enjoy being partnered with a young volunteer buddy. Enjoy great books, a relaxed reading time and making a new friend.
Grades 6-12
Earn volunteer hours and become a mentor by reading with young patrons. We will match you up with a new reader in grades K-5 so you can help young readers build their skills and confidence!  


 January 10th, 9:30 a.m.
Ages Birth - Pre-Walkers

Sensory fun for babies. Parents will have the opportunity to make a discovery bottle to take home.
We will supply a variety of materials for your babies’ sensory toy.


 January 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Grades K-2

Spark your imagination, creativity, and lifelong connections with art inspired by some of our favorite books.


 January 11th, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-4

Getting messy has never been so much fun!
Stop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for your toddler to create a mini masterpiece with
your help.

 January 11th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun while exploring art through a different medium each month. All supplies provided.

WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE

Bird Box
by Josh Malerman

Submitted by Emily D.
As the world turns upside down around her, Malorie must find a way to survive an evil no one can face. It’s hard to fight a monster when you can’t open your eyes. 
A thrilling read from start to finish.
For fans of A Quiet Place.

Now a Netflix Original Movie.  

(Apocalyptic Fiction)

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
by Therese Anne Fowler

Submitted by Terri S.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in  A Well-Behaved Woman Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules—and how to break them. Readers will also enjoy Fowler’s previous novel, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. 
(Historical Fiction)

November Road
by Lou Berney

Submitted by Terri S
Set in the weeks just after JFK’s assassination, a mob hitman on the run meets a woman who has just impulsively left her alcoholic husband. A beautifully written suspense novel with lots of heart, that I just didn’t want to put down. The well-developed plot, sympathetic characters and heart pounding intrigue will please fans of John Hart and Dennis Lehane. While not my typical genre of choice, I really enjoyed this fast-paced thriller and look forward to reading more by Lou Berney. 
(Crime Fiction)