In-Person Programs from Your Library!
Eating the Rainbow: The Plant Based Way
Wednesday, January 5th, 7:00 PM
Learn simple tips on how to incorporate whole plant foods to each meal and enjoy the health benefits of a plant based diet. Includes additional online resources to scientific data, documentaries, and physician interviews. All recipes are free of animal products and without added salt, oil, or sugar. This program will occur live via the Zoom application. Please email to register and receive a link to attend.
Achieve 2022: A Vision and Goal Setting Workshop
Tuesday, January 11, 7:00pm
2022 will be the year that your new year resolutions make it past January 31st! Achieve 2022 walks you through envisioning your goals and what you want for your future self. We'll then take your vision and break that vision down into smaller, more meaningful goals to move forward with. This workshop will set the scene for the bigger version of your life. You'll also be provided with essential input to the goal-setting process from a certified Goal Success Life Coach. This program will occur live via the Zoom application. Please email to register and receive a link to attend.

An Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00pm
The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Velvet Was the Night is one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2021. Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be joined in conversation with author Gus Moreno. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM. Register at this link.
Winter Painting
Saturday, January 15, 2:00pm
Join us to paint a winter landscape! All supplies will be provided and we will use a video with guided instructions to paint this. Space is limited. This event is for age 18 and up. To register, please email
Tech Time
Wednesday, January 19, 7:00pm
Book a fifteen minute time slot with an Adult Services staff member to answer your technology questions or to direct you to reputable sources of evaluative information. Registration is required. Tech Time sessions cannot offer legal, medical, or tax advice, assist with troubleshooting, maintenance, or setting up a personal computer or device, perform or assist with credit card transactions, or assist with typing documentsTo register, please email
Museum of Science and Industry STEAM Club
Wednesdays, January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23
4:00pm, Ages 7-12
Join us for science experiments made possible through a partnership with The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register. 
Tween/Teen Board
Game Night
Thursday, January 6, 6:00pm
Ages 9 & Up
Compete to win a small prize! Call 708-687-3700 or email to register. 
Family Minute to Win It
Monday, January 17, 5:00pm
Can your family complete silly games in under 60 seconds? Start the new year off right with the family edition of Minute to Win It! Call 708-687-3700 or email to register. 
Family Art
Watercolor Crayon Resist Snowflakes
Monday, January 24, 6:00pm
Enjoy a story and art making for the whole family! This month's story will be "The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop" Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani and then we will all make Watercolor Crayon Resist Snowflakes.

Craft-Kits and Contests
2022 Grammy's Contest
January 10-January 29
Predict who you think will win the Grammys in some of the main categories in this contest. Fill out a ballot online with your picks to win each category. After the results are announced on January 31st, we will tally up your points and the person with the most points will win a prize! Ballots must be submitted by Monday, January 31st at 9:00 AM.
Grab and Go STEAM Kits: Salt Crystal Tree
Pickup Begins January 3
Grow your own salt crystal tree while learning about super saturation. Call 708-687-3700 or email to request a kit.  
Kids Craft Kit:
Pickup Begins January 3
Make a cool craft. Kits are available starting the first of each month. Call 708-687-3700 or email to request a kit. 
Winter Gnomes Craft Kit
Pickup begins January 10
We’ll provide you with a small pot, paint, and fabric to create a decorative gnome. Supplies are limited. To reserve a kit, please email

New Year's Resolution
Craft Kit
Pickup begins January 3
Looking to stay organized this year? In this kit, we’ll provide you with a blackboard easel you can paint, a small journal to decorate, and a pen. You can use this kit to keep organized and focus on your goals or New Year’s resolutions while customizing the materials however you would like.
Supplies are limited. To reserve a kit, please email
Reoccurring In-Person Programs
Weekly Storytime
January 13-February 24
Babytime (0-3 years-old)
9:30-10:15 AM
Story Time (3-5 years-old):
11:00- 11:30 AM
Registration is required, and begins January 3 continuing until session is full. Please plan on regular attendance of all meetings in the winter session. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.   
Genealogy Drop-In
Wednesday, January 5, 7:00pm
Need assistance with your genealogy research? Patty Higgins from the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society is available to answer your questions here at Acorn on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information about SSGHS, visit
Family Bingo
Wednesday, January 5, 6:30pm
Be the first to say ‘Bingo!’ in the game and win prizes! Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.   
Tot Art
Friday, January 7, 2:00pm
Ages 3-5
Do you have a creative toddler? Join us for Tot Art where we will create an art project based on a monthly theme that is perfect for little hands. 
Lego Club
Saturday, January 22, 2:30pm
Each meeting we will create around a different theme. Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.  
Little Builders
Tuesday, January 11, 10:00am
Ages 6 & Under
Join us for open play where kids can create and build using different materials such as mega blocks, building shapes and other age appropriate materials. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.  
Kids Art Club
Tuesday, January 11, 4:00pm
If you like to be creative, join us for art club! We will be painting, learning about art and having fun! Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.  
Picture Book Mini Golf!
Saturday, January 15
Drop in and play mini golf in the Youth Services Department on our picture book themed course! Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register. 
Storytime Fun
Tuesday, January 18, 6:30pm
Ages 3-8
Join us for a night of stories, songs and a craft. Call 708-687-3700 or email to register.  
Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, January 20, 6:30pm
Grades 6-12
Does meeting new friends and hanging out with your peers while planning volunteer activities sound interesting to you? The TAG group volunteers at the library and in the community on a monthly basis as opportunities present themselves. Come join the fun
and earn service hours!
Friends of the Library Updates
Thank you to Our Business Members!
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