Adult Events

District 113 Winter Break

Friday, January 2, 2015 (All day)

No School

District 113 Winter Break

Saturday, January 3, 2015 (All day)

No School

District 113 Winter Break

Sunday, January 4, 2015 (All day)

No School

Late Opening - Library will open at 11:00 am today

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:00am

Library will open at 11 am due to a staff meeting.

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish Literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. Currently discussing "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende.

iRead at the Library

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

What better place to kick-off the iRead program than the Youth Services Department with over 60,000 books to choose from? Our staff will be happy to help you choose books or you can just browse on your own. Other staff will be available for library card sign up.
Teachers from District 112 will be here reading some of their
favorite books to students. A schedule of times for the teacher readings will be forthcoming.
Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show. Shows at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

District 112 teachers will be here to greet you and to read selections from some of their favorite books.
Students will receive 30 minutes credit on their reading logs.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

iMeet the Authors

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Author Appearance Schedule for 2015 iRead Kick-off

9 a.m. – 11 a.m
Kate Hannigan Cupcake Cousins GRADES 3 – 5

John Madormo Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire
The Homemade Stuffing Caper
The Camp Phoenix Caper
The Copycat Caper GRADES 4- 6

Wendy MClure Wanderville GRADES 4 – 6
The Princess and the Peanut Allergy GRADES K – 2

Josh Schneider You’ll Be Sorry PRESCHOOL – GRADE 1
Meanest Birthday Girl GRADES 1 - 4
Tales for Very Picky Eaters GRADES K – 4
Bedtime Monsters PRESCHOOL – GRADE 3
Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover PRESCHOOL – GRADE 2

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rebecca Dudley Hank Finds an Egg
Hank Has a Dream PRESCHOOL – GRADE 2

Michele Weber Hurwitz Calli Be Gold GRADES 4 - 7
The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days GRADES 5 – 8

Tom Watson Stick Dog
Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza GRADES 3 - 7

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Nancy Grossman A World Away GRADES 7 & up

Jenny Meyerhoff Third Grade Baby GRADES 2 – 3
Sami’s Sleepaway Summer GRADES 2 – 3
Queen of Secrets GRADES 7 & up
The Barftastic Life of Louie Berger GRADES 3 – 7
Class B.U.R.P. GRADES 3 – 7

Andy Rash
(illustrator) Game Over, Pete Watson GRADES 4 - 7
(author) Agent A to Agent Z PRESCHOOL - GRADE 2
Are You A Horse? PRESCHOOL - GRADE 1

It's all part of the iRead kick-off celebration

Circulation Lobby, HP Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Board of Trustees Meeting

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Best and Worst Films of 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, who views 250 films each year, shares his list of 2014's best and worst. See how his list matches up with yours.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library