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How to Plan for College


Representatives from College Bound Funding Solutions in Oakbrook Terrace join us to talk about planning for college. They will share techniques that help deal with the stress associated with planning and paying for college.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Maximizing college financial aid for your student
  • Which schools offer the most aid
  • Your taxes and financial aid
  • Loans vs. Grants & Scholarships
  • Your direct out of pocket costs
Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Zumba® @ the Library


Certified instructor Dana Trampas returns to lead our free Zumba® classes for people ages 13 and up (under 18 with parental permission).

Be prepared to work out & have fun!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.

Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nonfiction Book Club


Our Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening. This month's book club pick is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.

"A windmill means more than just power, it means freedom." William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him .

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


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