Library Update - National Library Week, Decluttering, Lasers, and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - April 4, 2017

Library News & Services


Closed Easter Sunday

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Sunday, April 16 for Easter Sunday.



Reminder:  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Tickets Available

Elmwood Park High School
Saturday, April 8 • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Don't forget to pick up your Pancake Breakfast tickets this week at the Library. Part of the proceeds of tickets picked up at the Kids & Teens Desk will come back to benefit the Library.

Happy eating!



National Library Week & Edible Book Festival

National Library Week is April 9-15, and we'll be celebrating all things Library with:

  • Coffee and snacks in the lobby during the week in the mornings
  • Mug and bag giveaways with our new logo
  • Fun library and book-related trivia and tidbits on social media

Also, we'll be kicking off the week with our:


First Annual Edible Book Festival

No registration required • Sunday, April 9 • Voting at 2:00 p.m. • Eating at 2:30 p.m.

Make an edible literary creation and bring it to the Library for viewing, voting, and eating! Your creation could be inspired by a character, a book cover, or a clever take on a book title.

We’ll vote for winners in five categories: Kids, Teens, Families, Adults, & Best Overall. Then we’ll eat it all!  

No entry is required for voting & eating. Bring entries (and the related book, if possible) starting at 1:00 p.m.

If you're having trouble thinking of ideas, just do an internet search for "edible book contest" and you'll get lots of inspiration!



Downsizing and Decluttering

Click here to register
Monday, April 10 • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Is stuff controlling your life? Is your house filled with furniture you don't want or need? Anna Glielmi can help. Learn why we hold on to excess stuff & how to get rid of it.  

It's never too late to refresh and rejuvenate. Check out this and the other programs and resources in our Spring Into Wellness series this spring.  



The Book Sale is Coming...

You've been asking...  You've been waiting...

And now the Friends Book Sale is finally coming back on July 22! So mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more details coming soon...



Laser Comedy Show:
Story Telling with Lasers
-Sponsored by the Friends

Click here to register • Tuesday, April 11 • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Grades K-4

Performing artist Chris Fair uses Laser Reactive Technology to bring characters to life by drawing in non-stop action and voicing over his creations.

Stop in to see this show which has been seen on TV, including Late Night with Stephen Colbert.  

Thank you to the Friends of the Library!



Dresses Still Available

Because we had so many dresses donated to us (thank you!) for our Prom Dress Extravaganza on April 1, we still have a lot of dresses left over!

Our dress selection is good for more than just Prom.  They can be used for any school dance or other fancy occasion. If you are still interested in taking a look at our selection of dresses, please contact the Kids & Teens Desk to make an appointment.

Maybe the perfect dress is here waiting for you!



Coin Collecting with Dave Ekstrom
-Sponsored by the Friends

Click to register • Monday, April 17 • 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

How do you know what your collections are worth?

Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and coin values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins appraised for free after the presentation.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library!



Reminder:  Conversation Hour for English Learners
Hora de Conversación / Godzinna Konwersacja

Hora de Conversación Inglesa

Miércoles • 5 de abril - 24 de mayo • 7:15-8:15 p.m.

¿Quiere practicar su habilidad de comunicarse en inglés? Acompáñenos para una hora de conversación guiada por el instructor de ESL (Inglés como Segundo Idioma) Michael Fitzgerald.

Godzinna Konwersacja po Angielsku

środy • 5 kwietnia - 24 maja • 19:15-20:15

Czy potrzebujesz poćwiczyć swój angielski? Przyjdź na godzinną konwersacje, prowadzoną przez instruktora kursu języka angielskiego ESL, Michael Fitzgerald.

English Conversation Hour

Wednesdays • April 5 - May 24  • 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Want to practice your English conversation skills? Join us for an hour of guided conversation with ESL instructor Michael Fitzgerald.

Michael Fitzgerald has more than 15 years of experience teaching English to adults from other countries. He holds an RSA/UCLES Teaching Certificate acquired in Rome, Italy in 2000. He has taught students from all over the world.



Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

You can now check out all the new books, movies, music, and video games that are arriving at the Library on our New Materials pages:

Here's a brief sample of some of the most recent new items that have or are about to hit our shelves.  Just click on the image below to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.   




Upcoming Library Classes & Events

Below is a highlight of upcoming classes and events. To see our complete schedule, take a look at our Online Calendar.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645

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