All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. (Small fees are very infrequently charged for transportation or supplies.) To register for events that require registration, follow the link provided or contact the Adult Services desk at (630) 458-3318. Many events do not require registration.?? To see an online version of the print newsletter, click here.
TAKE PHOTOS LIKE A PHOTOJOURNALIST
Thurs., May 16, 7–8:30 pm
If you’re like us, you probably plan on taking a lot of photos this summer! Make sure you do it right: Join former Chicago Tribune photojournalist John Dziekan as he teaches some tips on shooting like a pro. Teens are also welcome to attend this program.
BIKE TUNE-UP TIPS
Sun., May 19, 2–3 pm
It’s National Bike Month! Planning on bustin’ out the old two-wheeler and givin’ her a spin? Chat with Sean from Bike House Call before you do—he’ll be giving out some basic bike maintenance tips and help you keep your bike in top condition for years! Older children and teens might want to join you.
YOUR LIFE, YOUR LEGACY
Tues., May 21, 7–8 pm
Representatives from Dignity Memorial will be present for a brief and—we promise—upbeat talk on pre-arranging your funeral. It’s an important subject, so come by for this brief event and have some refreshments while you’re here.
Thurs., May 30, 6:30–9 pm
This past March, Chicago Public Schools may have—depending on whom you ask—banned the book Persepolis from its middle schools, prompting outrage among many. The autobiographic graphic novel deals with the oppressive government of Iran in a touching way, through the eyes of a girl as she grows up. Watch the award-winning film adaptation of the movie and then discuss it with Fred Klonsky, the fiery blogger who broke the story of the book being banned. Pizza will be served, and teens are also wecome to attend.
ELDER LAW: WHO DO YOU TRUST?
Tues., Jun. 11, 7–8:30 pm
The great John Pankau will return to Addison Public Library to share advice on dealing with the law as it relates to senior citizens. The attorney will discuss driving, power of attorney, incapacity, and Medicaid, among other things.
NATIONAL ACCORDION MONTH
Thurs., Jun. 13, 7–8:30 pm
June is National Accordion Month, so why not stop by for some live music from an instrument you may not hear from often? Mike Basin, an internationally-educated accordionist, will play music from around the world arranged for the accordion and piano.
MONEY RELATIONSHIPS— BREAKING UP WITH BAD HABITS
Tues., Jun. 18, 7–8:30 pm
Do you know your money identity? Learn about the psychology of money and how it affects everything you do from shopping to saving. Deborah Morris will introduce you to “money behaviors” that you may not be aware of and help you learn to be more money-smart. Deborah is a licensed clinical professional counselor who has been serving the community for 25 years.
AN INTRO TO ART THERAPY?
Wed., Jun. 19, 7–8:15 pm
How does painting a picture make you feel better about yourself? How does building a sculpture help you express your feelings? Join Anikka Knick, MAAT, LPC, the art therapist at Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center, as she briefly reviews the history and theory of art therapy, discusses how art therapy is employed at Lutherbrook, and guides you through an art therapy experiential. An art background is not required to engage in art therapy; everyone’s an artist!
Adult Clubs & Classes
Mon., May 20, 7–8:30 pm Mon., Jun. 17, 7–8:30 pm
They knit, they quilt, they sew—You name it, they can do it! Join this crafty crew to create and converse. Bring a UFO (unfinished object) to work on and a project to show off!
FREE ZUMBA CLASSES
Tues., May 28, 7–8 pm
Tues., Jun. 25, 7–8 pm
Register here & here
Our apologies for canceling this class in April due to the rain. Addison Park District instructor Gabbi Freschini will bring Latin music and the hot fitness program to the library for all who are interested! Space is limited; if you sign up, make sure you attend!
POLICY & POLITICS CLUB
Mon., Jun. 3, 7–8:30 pm
Our new political reading group will have its first meeting this June. We’ll select a few short articles on a specific topic from a variety of sources with different viewpoints; you can either pick up the articles at the library or have them emailed to you. We will all meet after reading the articles and discuss what we think over some refreshments. This group is great for anyone who is look- ing for polite discussion on politics and for impartial or balanced sources of political news—both of which are increasingly hard to find!
Our first topic is the Supreme Court. We will look at the cases the Court has heard over the past year; they announce their decisions for the year in late May and early June, so we’ll have plenty to talk about! Register and receive your articles beginning May 6.
Register at the desk or over the phone for computer classes. (There is no online registration for these classes.) Call (630) 458-3320 for more information.
EBOOKS AND EMAGAZINES
Thurs., May 9, 7–8:30 pm & Fri., May 10, 10–11:30 am
Learn how to access the library’s digital collection from your tablet, smartphone, or computer using the free 3M Cloud Li- brary or Zinio apps.
IPHOTO & OTHER WAYS TO EDIT & ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOS FOR FREE
Thurs., Jun. 6, 7–8:30 pm & Fri., Jun. 7, 10–11:30 am
Learn how to take your digital photos and fix them up a lit- tle—remove red-eye, crop out areas, etc.—using a few free services.
Thurs., Jun. 13, 7–8:30 pm & Fri., Jun. 14, 10–11:30 am
Our popular photobook class for anyone who wants to have their photos printed and bound using a cheap and easy online service.
TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
Thurs., Jun. 20, 7–8:30 pm & Fri., Jun. 21, 10–11:30 am
Can’t figure out Twitter? Want to find out why people are flocking to Instagram? Learn the basics of two of the most popular mobile social media platforms. You don’t have to want to share to benefit from these services; come learn how other people stay informed, interact with journalists and ce- lebrities, and more.
THE BOOK BUNCH
Register when you pick up your book at the library.
Tues., Jun. 4, 7–8:30 pm
The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
73 weeks on the NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List; winner of the Goodreads Choice Award, Historical Fiction
Tues., Jul. 2, 7–8:30 pm
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
Child 44 was nominated for 17 international awards and won seven of them.
BETWEEN THE LINES
A partnership with Addison Active Adult/Senior Club
The third Monday of the month, from 10–11 am
Register when you pick up your book at the Addison Park District The group meets at the Park District
May 20: Glass Castles by Jeannette Walls
Jun. 17: Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Jul. 15: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger