2012 Spring - Tinley Park Public Library


2012 Spring - Tinley Park Public Library
National Library Week
April 8 - 14
Celebrate National Library Week by attending a program, checking out a book,
or using our computers. Please take a moment to tell us what you love about
the library by filling out a comment card. We hope you’ll join us for coffee and
donuts on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All week there will be
an opportunity to enter a free drawing for a chance to win a gorgeous gift
basket. One entry per person, please.
Join us at Discover Tinley on April 14
The library will have plenty to share with the community at Discover Tinley on
Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
Stop by our booth, show us your Tinley Park library card, and receive an entry for a free
drawing to win a great prize basket. Bring your toughest questions for the “Stump the
Librarian” contest and make sure to save time for the kids to take a break in our
Kids Korner.
Tinley Park Public Library
News and Program Guide
Spring 2012
7 – 10
The Shark is BACK!
Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library Shredding Event.
Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Bring a maximum of two standard-sized paper boxes filled with your
sensitive papers (bank statements, bills, etc.) to the shredding truck in
the library’s east parking lot. Shredding representatives will remove the
boxes from your car, take them to the shredding truck, and shred them
on site.
The shredder ACCEPTS papers, file folders, envelopes, continuous
forms, and stationery.
PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT any of the following items: CD-ROMs, plastics,
plastic bags, metals, trash, three-ring binders, diskettes, magnetic media, hazardous
waste, medical waste, or hardcover books. These items contaminate the contents and
render the material non-recyclable.
Ereader excitement
Since the holiday season ended, our phones have been ringing with questions
on ereaders, tablets, and other electronic devices. Not quite sure what to do
with that new device? The library offers a large selection of free ebooks and
audiobooks with our Media On Demand service. Our Adult Reference staff
can answer your questions about your new device and help you learn how to
use our free downloadable audio and ebook program. Check the computer
class schedule on page 10 for offerings on how to use ereaders and
download ebooks.
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
noon – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 16
Friday, April 6
Sunday, April 8
Sunday, May 13
Sunday, May 27
Monday, May 28
Thanks, Friends!
New and additional indoor signage was installed in the library in December.
Thank you to the Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library for purchasing this signage.
7851 Timber Dr
Tinley Park IL 60477
[email protected]
Thank you to our donors
Pamela J. Deiters, Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library, Bob and Joyce
Still seeing images like this around town?
These are QR (Quick Response) codes that may be
scanned using smartphones with a built-in camera and
specific type of mobile application. QR codes
automatically connect your smartphone to websites, videos,
and more. Keep an eye out for these codes on library
mailings, brochures, and inside the building. Scan this
code for instant access to the library website!
Put the library in the palm of your hand
Tinley Park Public Library
Board of Trustees:
Catherine Hannon
Vice President
Gina Miller
Barbararose Whalen
Laura Hess-Wojcik
Darren Meyers
Kathy Parker
Virginia White
Library Administrator
Richard Wolff
Assistant Administrator
Susan K. Dienes
TPPL Board Dates:
Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 25
Wednesday, May 23
Orland Hills Board
Monday, March 19
Monday, May 21
Newsletter Staff:
Karen Beran
Susan K. Dienes
Robin Lauren
Rich Wolff
If you have a smartphone, Blackberry, or other device,
download the free mobile app LibAnywhere from Apple’s
App Store or Android’s Market. Visit the library’s universal
mobile site at www.libanywhere.com/m/377.
Visit Apple’s App Store or Android’s Market and search for
2. Download the free app.
3. Open the app and search for “Tinley Park Public Library” to
make it your default search page.
4. Start exploring!
Visit www.tplibrary.org/Apps.htm to learn more.
Focus on Rapid Research: Geneaology
Looking up your family tree? The library offers some excellent resources for
genealogy research. We offer a professional version of Ancestry.com (accessible in
the library only) for looking up census data, military records, church and land records,
passenger lists, and more. For researching census data at home 24/7, try using
Heritage Quest. For obituaries and news articles, try Newsbank, ProQuest
Newsstand, and ProQuest Chicago Tribune (Historical). Our Reference staff is
always happy to assist you with these tools. Click the Rapid Research tab on our
home page or call the Reference Desk at 708.532.0160, ext. 1
Discover different shades of GREEN during Earth Month
We invite you to have fun and learn more about the environment during Earth Month.
We’ve planned a ton of activities in April for people of all ages, including a concert,
programs, and interactive activities. Adults will learn how to grow pesticide-free herbs
on April 9, as well as how to compost food scraps and coffee grounds on April 17.
The whole family will enjoy an environmental concert by Sandy Lucas, complete with
recycled instruments on April 14. Teens will have a chance to create cool clothing
from recycled items at Team Build-It on April 17 and tweens will also have a chance
to make a craft from garbage at TAG’s April 20 program. Please check the
newsletter or our online events calendar at tplibrary.org to learn more about our
Earth Month programs and registration information.
Summer reading
Hungry for summer reading? It’s never too early to start looking forward to our super
Summer Reading Program. This year’s focus is on food. Dates are Monday, June 4
through Saturday, August 4. Summer Reading aboard the Bookmobile will run from
Monday, June 4 through Thursday, August 2. For more information on fun programs,
cool prizes, and activities for all ages, stay on the lookout for the summer newsletter
that will arrive in your mailbox the third week in May.
Tour of Art
Sunday Afternoon
Concert Series
Visit the library
wwebsite at
and click on the
Tour of Art link to
view the beautiful
artwork purchased by the Friends to add beauty
throughout the building. Want to come in and
see the art in person? Brochures featuring a
walking tour of these charming pieces will be
available in the information rack in the library's
Peter Oprisko
presents “Unforgettable Nat!”
Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Online registration begins Thursday, March 8.
Please register by phone or in person beginning
Friday, March 9.
Peter and his accompanist and bass return with a very
special tribute to the late Nat King Cole.
Eddie Korosa and His Boys from
Fannie May News
A new flavor is now available. Dark chocolate mint
cookie! Yummy!! Best buy in town at only $1.00.
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Online registration begins Thursday, April 5.
Please register by phone or in person beginning
Friday, April 6.
Donations needed
Starting your spring cleaning soon? Please think
of us as your book donation site. We accept
gently used fiction and nonfiction books. We
cannot accept textbooks, Reader's Digest
Condensed Books, magazines, or
encyclopedias. Stop by the Friends' Bookstore
and browse awhile. You'll find a large selection
of novels, nonfiction, paperbacks, videos, and
much more.
Eddie and His Boys are back to close our season
with a rousing polka fest and more!
The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series is
sponsored by the Friends of the Tinley Park
Public Library. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the
performance. Registrants must obtain a ticket
from the registration table at least 10 minutes
before the scheduled performance. Unclaimed
reserved seating will be released 10 minutes
before the scheduled performance.
Help us change lives!
Join the Friends of the Library and make a
difference today. The Friends of the Library
serves as a fund-raising organization that
benefits the Tinley Park Public Library. All
proceeds from membership dues, book bags,
Fannie May candy bars, and water bottle sales
plus bookstore purchases directly benefit the
library. The Friends purchase furnishings and
artwork for the library and sponsor youth and
adult programs such as our popular Sunday
Afternoon Concert Series. Anyone interested in
joining the Friends may obtain an application at
the Checkout Desk or use the form below.
For a full listing of our 2011/2012 concerts, please
pick up a brochure in the library's entranceway or
visit the event calendar on the library website,
Applications for the
Honor Flights to
Washington, D.C. are
available in the
information rack in the
library's entranceway.
"A library outranks any other one thing a
community can do to benefit its people. It is a
never failing spring in the desert."
Andrew Carnegie
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7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Drop-In Programs
No registration required.
3 – 23 month-olds and parents
from 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Fridays, March 23 – April 13
NOTE: Library is closed Friday, April 6.
3 – 35 month-olds and parents
from 6:30 – 6:50 p.m.
Thursdays, March 22 – April 12
2-year-olds and parents
Tuesdays, March 20 – April 10
from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
OR Wednesdays, March 21 – April 11
from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
3 – 5 year-olds and parents
Tuesdays, March 20 – April 10
from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
OR Wednesdays, March 21 – April 11
from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Little Movers
Ages: 3 - 5 years and parents
Wednesdays, March 7 & 14 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a hoppin’
and boppin’ good time! Drop in for a casual program
with lots of music and movement set to song-related
Bilingual Storytime
Ages: 3 years - Grade 3 and parents
Saturdays from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the sounds of stories and songs in these
bilingual storytimes featuring children’s favorites.
March 3 & May 12
March 17
April 7Urdu/Hindi
May 5
Sensory Storytime
Ages: Families with children ages 2 and up
Saturday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m. – noon
Join us for a storytime that respects sensory needs.
Children will participate at their own pace in songs,
activities, and stories all about "Amazing You"!
Family World Music Tour with
Guy Louis
Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 5
Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Journey from continent to continent learning about
different cultures and the music that makes them
special. Outstanding Guy brings musical instruments
from around the world and plays them with expert
delivery for a thoroughly captivating performance!
Families with children in Kindergarten through grade 5
will enjoy this high-energy performance. Please register
each family member attending.
Family Concert with Sandy Lucas
Family Movie Night Ages: All
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
March 9 Lion King, April 20 The Fox and the
Hound 2, and May 4 Kung Fu Panda 2.
The whole family is invited to movie nights. Snacks
will be served. We’ll supply juice boxes for the
children or you may bring your own covered drink.
Family Pajamarama
Ages: 3 years – Grade 1 & parents
Fridays, March 23, April 27, and May 18
from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
You are invited to our nighttime storytime! Snacks
will be served. Kids may come dressed for bedtime.
Moms & Tots Together
Ages: 3 - 35 months and Moms/Pops
Tuesdays, March 6 & 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Connect with moms (and pops) and tots in this openstyle playgroup. Children get an opportunity to play
with each other while moms (and pops) get an
opportunity to meet and visit with other moms (and
Note: If you or your child needs a reasonable accommodation to be
successful in a program, please inform a staff member when registering.
Ages: 3 years to adult
Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Sandy Lucas will entertain you with songs about spring,
the environment, and Earth Day. She'll even bring an
array of recycled instruments kids just might get to play!
Please register each family member attending.
Juggling Funny Stories with
Chris Fascione
Ages: 3 years to Adult
Monday, April 30 from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Families with children ages three and up will enjoy this
dramatic show with professional actor and storyteller
Chris Fascione. Please register each family member
Reading Under a Tent
Ages: Families with children ages 3 and up
Thursday, May 17 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Moms, dads, and children of all ages, come to the
library with a flashlight and a bed sheet. You will make
a tent from the sheet using chairs, then curl up to read
to each other or play games. Please register each
family member attending the program.
Chicago Wolves Hockey Player Visit
Ages: All
Thursday, March 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
We will welcome a Wolves player who will share
what it’s like to play professional hockey, dress a
child in hockey gear, raffle prizes, and sign
autographs. No registration required.
Design a Bookmark
Grades: Kindergarten – 5
Help us celebrate Children’s Book Week by
designing a bookmark based on the theme
“Reading Is a Treat.” There will be one winner
from each grade category: Kindergarten – Grade 1,
Grade 2 – 3, and Grade 4 – 5. Drawing must be
child’s own design. Winning designs will be
reproduced and distributed to library patrons.
Entry forms will be available for pickup
beginning Sunday, April 22. Entries must be
returned by Saturday, May 12. The winners will be
notified by Thursday, May 17 and will receive a
$10.00 gift card. Good luck and happy drawing!
Penguin Plunge
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Take the penguin plunge as we read penguin
stories, make a craft, and celebrate the penguins’
annual migration north.
Love Love Hug!
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Monday, May 7 from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. or
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
We will make a very special surprise for mom in
celebration of Mother’s Day.
That’s Incredible
Grades: K – 1
Monday, March 26 from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
We’re celebrating what’s incredible about kids
with incredible games and incredible crafts!
Sock Puppet Fun!
Grades: K – 1
Friday, March 30 from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
We will create our own sock puppets using fun
supplies. Socks will be provided.
It’s Not Rocket Science
Registration begins on the
20th of each month for the
following month’s programs.
Register by going to www.tplibrary.org and
clicking on "Programs and Events." Phone
registration begins one day after online
registration. Children must be the appropriate age
by the day of the program.
Grades: K – 1
Monday, April 23 from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
We will be examining everyday things and how
they work!
Thumb-body’s Birthday
Grades: K – 1
Monday, May 21 from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Help us celebrate Ed Emberley’s birthday with
thumb painting (with our thumbs!), thumb games,
and even thumb silly songs!
iFun Fridays
Scan this code to view our All-Events Calendar.
Please register for the following
My Big Messy Art Class
Ages: 2 year olds and parent
Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Dress for mess and artistic success as the little
ones create using things that are green.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose!
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Monday, March 5 from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. or
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
There will be stories and games, a craft with your
name, and lots of Dr. Seuss fun for everyone!
McGregor’s Garden
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Monday, April 2 from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. or
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Help mischievous Peter Rabbit escape from
Mr. McGregor’s garden with a story, games,
and something to make.
Grades: 2 – 3
Fridays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Looking for something fun and exciting to do on a
Friday night? We will have a different theme with
lots of cool activities to do each month. Please
register for each month separately.
March 30: Spring is in the Air
April 13: Game Time
May 11: Out of This World
Thumbprint Art
Grades: 2 – 3
Thursday, March 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Use your thumbs and fingers to create art inspired
by children’s author and illustrator Ed Emberley.
Tween Activity Group (TAG)
Grades: 4 – 5
Fridays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Be part of the library’s only club that is just for 4th
and 5th graders. We meet once a month — now on
Fridays — for some awesome activities. Register
for each month separately.
March 9: Luck O’ the Irish
April 20: Earth Day Activities
May 4: Moving Up
Candy Sushi
Grades: 4 – 5
Thursday, May 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Try your hand at rolling candy sushi and then
taste the results!
Grades 6 - 12
Youth Advisory Council
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Help plan what teens do at the library! Snacks and
pop will be served.
March 13: Bring your sunscreen! It’s time to
get ready for summer!
April 10:
Plan the summer lock-in.
May 8:
Birthday party for everyone!
Café Olé
Tuesdays, March 13, April 10, and May 8
from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come to our award-winning Café Olé where we serve
cookies, hot chocolate, and sometimes lemonade!
Music, games, and other fun activities are included.
In the past, we’ve hosted an open board games night,
played charades, and decorated murals.
Girls Read
Tuesdays March 6, April 3, and May 1
from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Not your ordinary book club, Girls Read is all about
what YOU are reading! We get together monthly to
talk about books (and everything else), do fun
activities and crafts, and munch on snacks.
Team Build-It: The Green Edition
Tuesday, April 17 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Team Build-It is back with a theme! Bring your own
“recycled” materials to create a clothing item or
accessory. Prizes will be given to the best original
designs. The library will provide some
Volunteers Needed
Looking to complete some volunteer hours this
summer? The library is looking for volunteers to help
with our summer reading programs and at our booth.
Applications will be available on Tuesday, May 1 and
will be due back on Monday, May 25.
Fairy Tale Theatre and Act Up!
Informational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The TPPL now has two acting opportunities to offer
to middle school and high school students: Act Up,
for incoming 6th and 7th graders, and Fairy Tale Theatre,
for incoming 8th – 12th graders. We will be holding an
informational meeting to discuss rehearsal schedules,
acting roles, non-acting roles, and so much more.
Attending the meeting is not a commitment to
participate in either program, although we do
encourage those who are considering participation
to come.
Fairy Tale Theatre Auditions
Tuesday, May 29 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 29, for this
year’s Fairy Tale Theatre Production. A review copy of
the script will be available beginning May 1 at the
Youth Services Desk. For more information, please
call the Youth Services Desk at 708.532.0160, ext. 2.
Did you know that the
library publishes a
monthly list of
new YA fiction?
Monopoly Tournament
Friday, April 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Pass Go, Collect $200! Join us for a Monopoly
tournament at the library.
Check out the most recent list here!
One Woman’s Holocaust Story:
Alicia Appleman-Jurman
Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins February 20
Celebrate Women's History Month with a moving
portrayal of Holocaust survivor Alicia ApplemanJurman. In this first-person performance, actor
Betsey Means portrays Alicia, a uniquely courageous
and unusually intuitive young Polish girl. Her compelling
story tells how she faced a terrifying and violent world
and managed to retain her faith in humanity, God, and
her people.
Climate Change
Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins February 22
Perry Recker shares his views on climate change by
asking how and why our planet has a fever and what
might be done to lower it. His presentation includes a
summary of current scientific evidence and
addresses steps we may take to ammeliorate the
effects of climate change.
Sweet Spring Floral Design
Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins February 27
Floral designer Karla Monti of InBloom Design returns
with fresh floral ideas for spring. She'll share how to
revive an outdoor container with color, design a spring
fresh floral design, and create a fabulous tablescape
with a springy twist.
Don’t Pay the College Sticker Price:
Financing College
Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins March 5
Joe Orsolini from College Aid Planners, Inc. will
present this "don't miss" presentation on creative and
innovative ways to pay for college. Learn about merit
and need-based financial aid and exploring tax breaks
for families of all income levels.
Let’s Cook – Spring Chicken
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins on March 6
Dynamic Chef Dave Esau returns with some fresh
recipes for delicious spring chicken and tasty veggie
side dishes. He’ll also create a special dessert that will
tickle your taste buds. Everyone will receive samples
and recipes for these scrumptious dishes. This event
is sponsored by the Friends of the Tinley Park Public
The Rules of Golf
Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration begins March 24
Are you ready for the spring and summer golf season?
Brush up on the rules and fundamentals of golf at
this two-hour workshop with caddy and golf enthusiast Tony Karwoski. Participants will receive a rule
book and other handouts to improve their game and
Gardening with Herbs
Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins March 26
The Prairie Godmothers will share their tips and tricks
for great gardening with herbs, indoors and out! Learn
the easiest herbs to grow in the area and how to use
fresh and dried herbs in the kitchen and around the
home. Take home tips, techniques, and even a few
Care to Compost
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins April 3
Celebrate Earth Week by learning how to compost
indoors and out with Chef Kate Bradley as she wears
her Master Gardener hat. Have you ever considered
using worms to compost your food scraps? She'll
show you how to do this and much more!
Goal Tending: Five Easy Steps to Get
Where You Want to Be
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins April 10
Having a goal is just the first step. Goals don’t achieve
themselves; they require attention and focus. Author
and business consultant Jerilyn Willin shares steps to
help individuals move toward the life and career outcomes they desire. Learn how to develop a S.M.A.R.T.
goal, take steps toward it every day, and remove
Money Smart Week Program:
Organizing Your Financial and
Vital Records
Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Registration begins April 14
Drop off your old documents at the Shredding Event
and then drop by this informative program! Learn how
to organize and store important records and how to
develop a storage system to simplify recordkeeping.
Financial educator Kathy Reuter will also discuss
which records to keep and which to safely discard.
She will also suggest how long records should be
retained and where you can go to replace records that
have been lost or destroyed.
Springtime Tea
Sunday, April 29
at 2:00 p.m.
Registration begins
April 15
Put on your spring bonnet
and invite your mother,
grandmother, or daughter
to this delightful afternoon
tea. While you listen to live
music by pianist Eugene
Kwok, sample different
flavors of hot tea and
petite treats. Girls ages
seven and up are
welcome when
accompanied by an adult.
Registration is a must and
24-hour cancellation is
required before the event.
Sevek and the Boy Who Refused to
Die: Words from a Holocaust Survivor
Job Search Workshop Series
Professional recruiter Greg David will help attendees
navigate their job search with less stress and greater
results, while having more control over the process.
There will be time for networking and individual
assistance at each of the following workshops in this
Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins April 23
Sidney Finkel survived the Holocaust and tells the story
of his childhood vividly and honestly. History, courage,
luck, and foolhardiness took him on a journey from
Poland in 1939 at the age of seven to Germany,
Czechoslovakia, and finally to England in 1945. Finkle
and his book Sevak and the Boy Who Refused to Die
were featured on WTTW TV and in the SouthtownStar.
Top Things to Do and Not Do in a
Job Search
Wednesday, March 21 from 3:00 p.m.
Registration begins March 1
Discover how to achieve the best results while
avoiding the typical mistakes in a job search.
Designer Cupcakes
Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration begins May 1.
Learn how to decorate cupcakes with more than 20
different design ideas! Sue Pelzer from Delicious
Creations will demonstrate how to use icing, picks, and
color to create some delicious and innovative designs.
Everyone will take home a decorated cupcake. (This
not a hands-on class) Children ages 10 and up
accompanied by an adult are welcome and must
register as well.
Resumes, Handbills, and Interviewing
Wednesday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m.
Registration begins April 1
Learn how to develop resumes that get attention, as
well as how to adequately prepare for the interview
Proper Use of Technology in a Job
Wednesday, May 16 from 3:00 p.m.
Registration begins May 1
Find out the critical elements of using technology
properly to make a job search more productive, less
frustrating, and yield better results in less time.
Jazz and Big Band Memories
Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Registration begins May 6
Enjoy this Big Band/Jazz program presented by local
bandleader Steve Cooper featuring rare video and films
of some of the best-loved bands and singers. Favorites
such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong,
Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and Count Basie will be
heard. Cooper will also share fascinating "behind the
scenes" stories about many of the bands and singers.
He'll also play song requests from the audience on his
trumpet. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the
Tinley Park Public Library.
Early Bird Flicks
11:00 a.m.
March 12 - Dolphin Tale
Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd,
113 minutes. PG
Ongoing Programs
Stitch Club
First and third Thursdays – March 1 & 15,
April 5 & 19, May 2 & 16
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open to anyone who wants to meet, mingle,
and share tips on needlecraft projects. Must
bring own supplies.
Joker’s Wild Card Club
First and third Tuesdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17,
May 8 & 22
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Amusement only; no gambling permitted.
Chair Yoga
Second and fourth
March 8 & 22 ,
April 12 & 26 , and
May 10 & 24
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Kathy Ruiter
will guide you in gentle,
non-strenuous chair
exercises and meditation.
Registration begins
February 23 for March
classes; March 22 for
April classes; and April
26 for May classes at the
Checkout Desk. You
must register separately
for each class you plan to
attend. There is a $3 fee
for each class, payable at
time of registration.
March 26 - I Don’t Know How She Does It
Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan,
and Kelsey Grammer
93 minutes. PG-13
April 9 - Moneyball
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Robin Wright
133 minutes. PG-13
April 23 - Larry Crowne
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston
139 minutes. PG-13
May 14 - My Week with Marilyn
Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne,
Kenneth Branagh 139 minutes. R
Book Discussion Groups
Tinley Tomes
Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a
variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. One group meets
at 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month
and the other at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday. Titles
are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover,
large print, and CD formats one month before the
discussion date.
Wednesday Tomes Selections – 1:30 p.m.
March 14
I Still Dream About You
by Fannie Flagg
Maggie R. Fortenberry is a former Miss Alabama whose
life as a Realtor leaves much to be desired. Maggie’s business is in trouble, and her dream to have the
perfect husband and 2.5 children has been sidetracked.
She hatches a plan to solve her problems . . . forever.
Meeting Room A.
April 11
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
Pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off
into the Amazon jungle to find not only the remains of
a colleague who recently died under mysterious
conditions, but also a research team that no one has
heard from in two years. An emotional, vivid, and
atmospheric novel that’s hard to put down. Meeting
Room A.
May 9
Emily, Alone
by Stewart O’Nan
Set in contemporary Pittsburgh, this novel tells the tale
of Emily Maxwell, an elderly widow struggling to cope
in a changing world. O’Nan’s writing transforms the
ordinary into the extraordinary by illuminating life’s small
moments with detail and insight. Meeting Room A.
Tuesday Tomes Selections – 7:30 p.m.
March 27
A Dirty Job
by Christopher Moore
Shop owner Charlie Asher discovers he’s been
recruited to collect souls of the newly dead and pass
them on to those in need. Strange? But things get
even stranger when people who should be dying, don’t.
Meeting Room A.
For more information about Tinley Tomes or Third Thursdays Reading
Club call the Adult Reference Desk at 708.532.0160, ext. 1.
April 24
My Name is Mary Sutter
by Robin Oliveira
Set in Civil War era Washington, D.C., this book tells
the story of Mary Sutter, a headstrong midwife who
struggles, against all odds, to become a surgeon. A
compelling historical novel sure to appeal to fans of
Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain and Robert Hicks’
The Widow of the South. Young Adult Program Room.
May 22
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua
In January 2011, the Wall Street Journal ran excerpts
from Amy Chua’s memoir under the incendiary
headline “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” The
article and book, which describe Chua’s draconian
methods for raising hyper-successful children,
generated a storm of controversy. Decide for yourself
whether the book is intended as a how-to manual or a
tongue-in-cheek memoir. Meeting Room A.
Partners In Crime
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Our mystery and suspense thriller
discussion group. For more information
about Partners In Crime call
Fran Heinemann at 708.532.0160, ext. 5691.
March 6
Iron Lake
by William Kent Krueger
Former Chicago cop Cork O’Connor’s life is in
shambles, both personally and professionally. Moving
back to his hometown in Minnesota, he is drawn into
the apparent suicide of a former high-ranking judge.
Cork’s investigation explodes into a mind-jolting case
of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.
April 3
Murder on K Street: A Capital Crimes Novel
by Margaret Truman
Arriving home from a fund-raising dinner, Illinois
Senator Lyle Simmons discovers his wife’s brutally
bludgeoned body. And like any savvy politician with
presidential aspirations, his first move is to phone his
attorney, Phil Rotondi, because a murdered wife isn’t
an asset in most campaigns. As Rotondi digs deep
into the circumstances surrounding the crime, he
discovers a tangled web of greed, deceit, and
May 1
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel
by Robert Crais
Los Angeles PI Elvis Cole’s investigation allowed
accused murderer Lionel Byrd to walk free. Now,
three years later, a shocking discovery brings to light
conflicting information, and as he searches for the
truth, Elvis realizes he may have unwittingly been an
accomplice to murder.
Third Thursdays
Reading Club
will hold its first
quarterly meeting at
7:00 p.m.Thursday,
March 15. With 2012,
the group has
assumed a new
direction, discussing
books made into films.
Clips of the movie will be
shown at the discussion,
which will focus on
similarities and
differences between the
written and filmed
versions of each
selection. Seasonal
refreshments will be
March 15
In Her Shoes
by Jennifer Weiner
Estranged sisters
Maggie (the brain) and
Rose (the beauty) Feller
think they have
nothing in common
except their shoe size.
Circumstances conspire
to reveal that they’re
more alike than they’d
ever imagined. Their
journey to reconciliation
is a rollicking romp
involving a Botox addict,
a pug with attitude, and
wildly unsuitable
Come discuss the book
and movie versions of
this chick-lit classic!
Young Adult Program
Ereader and Computer Classes 18+
Free Ereader Classes in April
Still wondering how to download free library books to that ereader you received as
a Christmas gift? Mark your calendar for ereader demonstration classes the library
will offer in April. These classes are designed to show you how to borrow books
from Media on Demand, our ebook lending service. Registration for ereader classes
begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Class size is limited to eight. Registration for
all classes must be done in person at the Checkout Desk.
If you own an ereader, feel free to bring it with you to class.
Kindle Classes: Length: 90 minutes; Fee: Free; Classes: 4/11at 6:30 p.m. or
4/25 at 2:00 p.m.
Nook, Sony, and Kobo Classes: Length: 90 minutes; Fee: Free
Classes: 4/19 at 10:00 a.m. or 4/26 at 10:00 a.m.
Computer and Internet Classes in May
New Releases Coming Soon
The Innocent
by David Baldacci
The Lost Years
by Mary Higgins Clark
Stay Close
by Harlan Coben
by Clive Cussler
The Road to Grace
by Richard Paul Evans
What Doesn’t Kill You
by Iris Johansen
The Wind Through the
by Stephen King
Guilty Wives
by James Patterson
and David Ellis
Lone Wolf
by Jodi Picoult
by Danielle Steel
The Beginner’s
by Anne Tyler
Elegy for Eddie
by Jacqueline
Class size is limited to six. Class registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.
Registration for all classes must be done in person at the Checkout Desk.
Mousercise Class teaches those with little or no experience how to use a
mouse. If you have not used a mouse, we recommend taking this class before any
other. Length: 60 min.; Fee: Free; Class: 5/7 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to PCs is for computer beginners. Among the skills covered
My Cross to Bear
by Gregg Allman
This Is How: Proven
Aid in Overcoming
Shyness, Molestation,
Fatness, Spinsterhood,
Grief, Disease, Lushery,
Decrepitude & More
by Augusten
Spiritual Solutions:
Answers to Life’s
Greatest Challenges
by Deepak Chopra
The 4 Disciplines of
Execution: How to
Realize Your Most
Wildly Important Goals
by Sean Covey
Service: A Navy SEAL
at War
by Marcus Luttrell
Trickle Down Tyranny
by Michael Savage
are use of the power switch, start button, computer
keyboard, and control panel; creating, saving, and
finding files; and multitasking with Windows.
Length: 2 hours; Fee: $10; Class: 5/9 at 6:30 p.m.
Beginner’s Internet teaches you how to find
and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.
Length: Two 2-hour sessions; Fee: $20 (covers two
2-hour sessions) Class: 5/10 & 5/17 at 10:00 a.m.
Introduction to Email shows you how to
register for an email account, check your inbox, create
an address book, and open attachments. Length: 2
hours; Fee: $10; Class: 5/14 at 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft Word Basics is for students who
wish to learn the fundamentals of Microsoft’s word
processing software. Length: 2 hours; Fee: $10; Class: 5/15 at 2:00 p.m.
Microsoft Excel Basics is for students who
wish to learn the fundamentals of Microsoft’s
spreadsheet application. Length: 2 hours; Fee: $10;
Class: 5/18 at 2:00 p.m.
Searching vs. Surfing demonstrates how to
find information through the library’s website that you
can’t simply Google. Examples include locating car
repair diagrams, finding up-to-date medical news,
retrieving newspaper articles from years ago, taking
practice exams, and more. Length: 2 hours;
Fee: Free; Class: 5/23 at 10:00 a.m.
Downloading Class teaches you how to
download files and software, how to decompress
zip files, and how to install and uninstall the
downloaded software. This is a more advanced class
for students who are already comfortable with the
Internet. Length: 2 hours; Fee: $10;
Class: 5/24 at 2:00 p.m. you how to look for and apply for jobs online; offers
tips for better results in both areas; and teaches you
the basics of Microsoft Word 2010 for resumes and
cover letters. Length: 2 hours; Fee: $10;
Class: 5/29 at 6:30 p.m.
Computerized Job Searching teaches
Tinley Park Public Library BOOKMOBILE Schedule
March, April and May 2012
Route 1 (begins Monday, March 5, 2012)
Tinley Court Retirement Center
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Eagle Ridge Estates Buedingen Park
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Richard M. Gory Park
John A. Bannes Park
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Orland Hills – Meadowview Dr.
Orland Hills –
& Marshfield Ln. Kelly Park
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Dates: 3/5, 3/26, 4/16, 5/7 CLOSED: 5/28
Dates: 3/6, 3/27, 4/17, 5/8 5/29
Sundale Ridge
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Bristol Park
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Volunteer Park
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Tinley Downs 6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Pines Community
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Tinley Trails
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Brookside Glen –
Southfield Ct.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Dates: 3/7, 3/28, 4/18, 5/9 5/30
Dates: 3/8, 3/29, 4/19, 5/10 5/31
Route 2 (begins Monday, March 12, 2012)
Apartments of Orland
Orland Hills – Hunter
Fairmont Village
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Ridge Apts.
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Tinley Gardens
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Veterans Park
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Frank Gasior Park
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Memorial School Park
Pheasant Lake
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
German Park
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Pottawattomie Park
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Rauhoff Park
Timbers Pointe
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Orland Hills – 89th Ave. &
5:00p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Town Pointe
170th St. 6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Dates: 3/12, 4/2, 4/23, 5/14
Dates: 3/13, 4/3, 4/24, 5/15
Dates: 3/14, 4/4, 4/25, 5/16
Dates: 3/15, 4/5, 4/26, 5/17
Route 3 (begins Thursday, March 1, 2012) WEDNESDAY
Brookside Glen –
Glenberry Ln.THURSDAY
Brementowne Manor
Meadow Park Estates
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Bobbie Noonan
Senior Center
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m. m.
Brookside Glen – 3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
3:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Radcliffe Place
Greenview Pl.
Bobbie Noonan
Hanover Place
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
4:00p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Tinley Terrace
Brookside Glen –
Orland Hills –
Brookside Glen - Bayfield Ct.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Glenbrook Pl.
92nd Ave. & 169th St.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Fairfield Glen
Brookside Glen –
6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Robin Ct.
6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Dates: 3/19, 4/9, 4/30, 5/21
Dates: 3/20, 4/10, 5/1, 5/22
Dates: 3/21, 4/11, 5/2, 5/23
Dates: 3/1, 3/22, 4/12, 5/3, 5/24
In the event of inclement weather or mechanical difficulties, the Tinley Park Public Library
Bookmobile may arrive late or cancel a scheduled stop.
To inquire if the Bookmobile is running late, if a stop has been cancelled due to weather, or for additional
information, call 708.532.0160, x 1, or check our website at tplibrary.org.
US Postage
Non-Profit Organization
Tinley Park IL
7851 Timber Dr
Tinley Park IL 60477
Residential Customer
May is Love Your Pet month on the
Bookmobile and we are up to our
paw prints in fun!
For every donation you make to P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter
on the Bookmobile, fill out a paw print to show your
support. Paw prints will be displayed on board
throughout the month of May.
We are proud to serve as an authorized drop-off
point for donations to P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Tinley
Park. P.A.W.S. is in need of liquid laundry detergent,
Dawn dish liquid, bleach, paper towels, dryer sheets,
and hand sanitizer.
Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and
will be accepted in the library as well.
PA.W.S. belongs to the Science Diet Shelter Program.
Using the same food daily is easier on the animals’
digestive systems. Donations of dry dog or cat food
other than Science Diet are sent to rescue groups and
other shelters.
Whether your pet is furry, fluffy, scaly, feathery, or
something in between, you will find lots of interesting
information on our display shelves to celebrate Love
Your Pet month. Visit the Bookmobile soon!
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Tinley Park Public Library is subject to the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a
disability for any library presentation should contact
the library at 708.532.0160, x 3 at least ten working
days prior to an event.
Photo Release Policy
The Tinley Park Library staff may take photographs
of participants, individually or in groups, attending or
taking part in library programs and activities. These
photographs may appear in future library
publications or other library publicity. Library patrons
may not take photographs or videos of other patrons
or staff without the permission of the person(s) being
photographed. Attendees and/or participants consent
to having their photograph taken and used for such
purposes. If a library patron does not wish himself/
herself or his/her child to be photographed, the
patron must notify the library staff to that effect.

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