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. Sign up for our e-newsletter here.
Understanding Social Security
Wed., Nov. 6, 7–8:15
A representative from Bentron Financial Group will help Social Security newcomers—as well as current and future participants—understand the system. They’ll go over benefits, taxes, and working through retirement, and they’ll also take questions.
Navigating “Obamacare” I:
Intro to the Affordable Care Act
Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30–9
As the nation’s new health insurance law rolls out this autumn, make sure you understand how it works and how it might affect you. Representatives from the Campaign for Better Healthcare will help walk us through different parts of the law. (This program is repeated in Spanish on Nov. 18 at 6:30.)
Navigating “Obamacare” III:
Enrolling in the Exchanges
Mon., Nov. 25, 6:30–9
If you decide to register in the new insurance exchange, do it in our computer lab, where we’ll have help available in English and Spanish. We can’t tell you which plan is right for you, but we’ll help you make sense of the website.
Holiday Barbershop Concert &
Patron Appreciation Social
Thurs., Dec. 5, 7–8:30
The Village Vocal Chords are an internationally-recognized women’s barbershop group based in Chicagoland. They’ll kick off our Christmas social with a 30-minute concert, to be followed by chatting over cookies and a hot chocolate and apple cider bar.
“Get to Know Your Library” Tours
Sat., Dec. 7, 11–2
Worried you’re not tapping into all the resources we have to offer? We’ll be giving tours and serving refreshments to anyone hoping to get more out of their library!
Meet Jane Austen
Sun., Dec. 15, 2–3
Okay… It may not be the real thing, but impersonator Debra Miller—winner of the Best Actress award at the Chicago Indie Film Fest—will have you convinced!
Arrange a Holiday Centerpiece
Tues., Dec. 17, 7–8:45
$17 tickets at the Adult Services desk
The library’s favorite florist returns to help us arrange beautiful holiday centerpieces that will still be fresh on Christmas. Sign up soon; space fills fast! Bring pruning scissors if you have them.
The first Tuesday of each month
Tues., Dec. 3, 7–8
The Shoemaker’s Wife
Tues., Jan. 7, 7–8
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes
& the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
The library’s book club meets monthly to discuss books in every conceivable genre.
Between the Lines
The third Monday of each month. Meets at the Addison Park District
Mon., Nov. 18, 10–11
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Mon., Dec. 16, 10–11
Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story
of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Mon., Jan. 20, 10–11
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
We partnered with the Active Adult Senior Club to form this book club. Sign up and check the books out at the Park District.
Holiday Tech Extravaganza
Tues., Nov. 19, 7–8:30
We’ll be talking about the hottest tech toys to consider buying during the holiday shopping season. We’ll have hands-on demos for some tablets, phones, and computers, and we’ll go over other gadgets as well. These delightful devices might make someone very happy this Christmas!
Fri., Nov. 22, 10–11:30
Learn how to take your digital photos, put them online, and have them bound into a beautiful book. These books make great (and inexpensive) Christmas gifts!
Intro to Macs
Tues., Dec. 3, 7–8:30
Thinking about buying an Apple computer this Christmas? Discover the similarities and differences between Macs and PCs—and try some Macs out yourself—before you make your decision.
Tues., Dec. 10, 7–8:30
Have a smartphone and no clue what to do with it? We’ll go over some amazing apps you can load onto your iPhone or Android phone—most of them free—to get the most out of your device.
Last-Minute Christmas Cards!
Thurs., Dec. 12, 7–8:30
Uh-oh… You put off doing your Christmas card again. Not to worry—We’ll go over some quick and free ways to touch up your family photo and some easy ways to get them printed and sent out before it’s too late!
One-on-One Tech Help
Make a one-on-one appointment with our Digital Services Coordinator Jack Bower to solve your tech dilemma. Call (630) 458–3354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Microsoft Office Series
Sept. 12–Oct. 11
When Thurs. classes repeat on Fri., the classes cover the same material.
Intro to Word
Thurs., Nov. 7, 7–8:30
Fri., Nov. 8, 10–11:30
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7–8:30
Fri., Nov. 15, 10–11:30
Thurs., Nov. 21, 7–8:30
Thurs., Dec. 5, 7–8:30
Fri., Dec. 6, 10–11:30
Learn the basics of the world’s most popular word-processing, number-crunching, and presentation-making software suite from the librarians who answer patrons’ questions on it every day. Proficiency in Office is a prerequisite for many jobs, and no matter who you are, you could probably benefit in some way from knowing it better!
New in the Creative Studio
Have you visited our new creative studio yet? The private room contains an iMac computer loaded with professional and consumer creative software programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Apple’s award-winning suite of digital media apps (GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto).
We also provide a batch photo scanner that can digitize a hundreds of photos in mere minutes and a VHS-to-digital video converter to the lab so that you can back up precious family videos.
Our keyboard and microphone make the Creative Studio the perfect place to demo or edit your next album, and our green screen and cameras, ready to be checked out and taken home, will help you produce the next great American film.
If all this intrigues you, call us and reserve the room! If you’re overwhelmed, you can schedule a tutorial with our digital services coordinator, Jack.
Clubs and Classes
Free Yoga Class
Mon., Nov. 11, 7–8
Thurs., Dec. 19, 7–8
Park district instructor Sue Falco will stop by the library to offer free, basic yoga classes appropriate for people of all ages. Learn to relax during this often-stressful season!
The third Monday of each month
Mon., Nov. 18, 7–8:30
Mon., Dec. 16, 7–8:30
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!
Usually the last Monday of each month
Mon., Nov. 25, 1–2:30 & 7–8:30
Mon., Dec. 30, 1–3 & 7–9
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Free Zumba Class
Tues., Nov. 26, 7–8
Addison Park District instructor Gabbi Freschini is bringing loud music and energetic dancing to the library yet again for anyone who wants to get some exercise—and make room for Thursday’s turkey!
Politics & Policy Club
The first Wednesday of each month
Wed., Dec. 4, 7–8:30
The Affordable Care Act
Wed., Jan. 8, 7–8:30
Talk politics with your friends on the other side of the aisle! This club reads and discusses a few articles on a given topic each month. Pick up the articles at the Adult Services desk or download them from our website about two weeks before the meeting.