Monthly news and events from the Stickney-Forest View Public Library
This holiday season, the Stickney-Forest View Public Library and St. Pius X Parish are partnering to collect donations for people in need in the Stickney and Forest View communities. Around Thanksgiving, the library will place a Wish Tree with selected ornaments that will list items requested by families in need. Those interested in sponsoring a family, can take an ornament from the tree and bring the unwrapped items to the library (no second-hand items, please). Volunteers at St. Pius X Parish will gift wrap the presents and distribute them to the appropriate families. We hope you will help spread a little joy in the community this holiday season, considering the financial hardships people have undergone and possible losses due to spring flooding. Also, in the spirit of the holidays, from Thanksgiving until the end of the year the library will accept holiday ornaments for our Wish Tree in exchange for library card fines. Similar to our Food for Fines program, for every new tree ornament you bring we will remove $1 of overdue fines, with a maximum of $5 per day. As always, we are happy to accept ornaments for our tree as donations.
Antiques appraisal event
This December 14th from 11-2pm, antiques and fine art expert Mark Moran will be returning to the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for another exciting antique and collectibles appraisal event! If you missed him when he was here in April, now is your chance. Mark Moran has bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing on vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles.
To have an item appraised, you must register in advance at the Popular Services Reference Desk. You may also stop by the desk for more information on what is or is not an acceptable item to have appraised.
Registration is limited to one item per person, but spectators are welcome.
Antiques dos & doníts:
do the research!
donít try to fix it!
do keep any documentation!
do get old appraisals renewed!
New large print
New for kids
New for teens
A Savory Taste of Europe Cooking Class
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30pm
Join us for a cooking demonstration as Chef Niksic, the Food Mercenary, creates three delicious and savory recipes from across Europe.
From France, Haricot Verts (French Petite Green Beans) with Triple Onion Lemon Butter Sauce. From Poland, Forest Mushrooms and Buckwheat. From Italy, Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce and Pasta.
M.L. Stedmanís The Light between Oceans is a moving novel about what happens when good people make bad decisions. The story begins in the town of Point Partageuse, Australia during the 1920s, when a lighthouse keeper, Tom, and his wife, Isabel, find a boat with a dead man and a live baby in it, and are confronted with tough decisions regarding the babyís future.
Are you or someone you know uninsured? Come and meet the In-Person Counselor for Stickney Township. This will be a meet and greet session that will also cover general information about the Marketplace and what it means to consumers. Individuals, families, and small business owners are welcomed to come learn about Get Covered Illinois: The official Health Marketplace to find the health insurance plan thatís right for them. Click here to register.
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30pm
Join us for the Photography Workshop. Explore a new hobby, or fine tune the skills you already have. Bring your camera, your images and your questions! If you have any questions, call the library at 708-749-1050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register in advance as space is limited! Click here to register.
Monday, November 11th at 7pm
A presentation by ComEd will inform people about their new smart meters and how to save electricity and money. Someone who attends will win a $25 gift card! Click here to register.
Saturday, November 16th, 10am
You donít have to be a depressed neurotic scribbling in a dark corner of your bedroom to be a great writer! The Writersí Group is open to all genres; whether your work is an English sonnet, a short story from an old, forgotten notebook, or a draft of your memoirs, bring your work, talk about writing, and receive the feedback of other aspiring writers. Click here to register.
Cover Letter Sessions
Wednesday, November 20th at 5-7pm
Our reference staff will be offering 30-minute help sessions to review and help create quality cover letters with you. When signing up, please alert the desk of the time that is most convenient for you. To get the time you want, make sure to sign up early! Click here to register.
Register for any and all events on our website, by calling us at 708-749-1050, or in person at any of the libraryís service desks. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Book review for See You at Harryís by Jo Knowles
Twelve year old Fern feels invisible. Her family is too busy to notice her, and to make matters worse, they dote on her adorable three-year old brother Charlie, whoís taken her place as the youngest in the family. Fern spends most of her afternoons helping out in her fatherís family-owned restaurant and baby-sitting Charlie. When an accident happens while Charlie is in Fernís care, Fern must find a way to forgive herself and her family.
This book explores issues that many tweens and teens can relate to. In particular, the book does an extraordinary job of showing how a young girl struggles with grief.
Happy kids' super fun time
Amazing Author Storytime-- Margaret Wise Brown
Friday, November 8th at 10am
For children 6 and under. Hear stories by amazing author Margaret Wise Brown, and make a craft! Click here to register.
Rags & Brags Book Club-- Zora and Me
Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm
For kids in grades 4-7. Pick up your book each month with enough time to read it by the Book Club meeting date. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to register.
Family Reading Night
Thursday, November 21st at 6:30pm
Join us for Family Reading Night. Bring blankets, wear your PJs and come to the library to read together as a family! Light refreshments will be served. Raffles will be held! Click here to register.
Spooky Book Club-- This Is Not a Test
Tuesday, November 26th at 5:30pm
Halloween may have passed, but itís always time to read a scary good book! Join us in reading This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. Click here to register.
Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, November 29th to Saturday, December 7th
Get some Christmas shopping done! Visit our Scholastic Fair! Proceeds will benefit the Stickney-Forest View Library!
Krafty Kids Thursdays at 5pm For kids ages 6-12. Register each week for fun and informational craft activities. Refreshments will be served! Click here to register.
Storytime Fridays at 10am and Saturdays at 11am (except the 30th) For children ages 6 and under. Hear stories and songs and make a craft! Click here to register.
Games Day! Saturday, November 16th, 10am-2pm Join the Stickney-Forest View Public Library, as hundreds of libraries throughout the world host special gaming events in celebration of International Games Day! No registration required.