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6800 W. 43rd St.
Stickney, IL 60402


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708-749-1050



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Monday - Thursday:
9am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday:
9am - 5pm

Sunday:
Closed

 

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ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
JUNE 2nd - AUGUST 17th
 
 The deadline is 5:00 p.m. August 17th.
Write down the titles that you read on your reading log in the Adult Winter Reading log book, kept at the Popular Services Desk.  Each title logged earns you a raffle entry.  Participants must log at least one title to be entered in the raffle.  Winners' names will be drawn and announced at the Summer Reading Final Party on August 18th.  Winners need not be present to win, but we hope you join us for the party.

 
You may also use our online form to log your Summer Reading titles.  Only entries submitted between June 2nd and August 17th will be eligible.

Visit the Reference Desk, email or call to sign up.  Questions:  email reference@sfvpld.org or call 708-749-1050 x120
 

 

2018 SUMMER READING FINALE
"LIBRARIES ROCK!"
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2:00 
 
Registration is open for our Adult Summer Reading final party SATURDAY AUGUST 18th at 2:00, where we will have refreshments, music by Them Guilty Aces, Chicago's premier Rockabilly band, and will announce our prize winners.  Remember, to be entered, you have to log your book(s) by the deadline which is 5:00 p.m. August 17th.  Winners need not be present to win, but we hope you join us for the party.  


To Register, click  here

 Questions:  email reference@sfvpld.org or call 708-749-1050 x120
 

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BEACHBODY: COUNTRY HEAT
Saturdays, July 14th-August 18th at 10:00 AM
in the community room



     
Do you want a fun workout without those  hard burpees or push-ups?  Beachbody's Country Heat is line-dance inspired.  Work up a sweat dancing to great country hits!  
 July 14    July 21    July 28    Aug 4    Aug 11   Aug 18
Register by clicking on the above dates or call 708-749-1050 x120. 
Walk-ins welcome. 


 


COUCH TO 5K
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00
 
Have you ever thought about running in a 5K race?  Would you like to participate in the Stickney-Forest View Lions 5K, but you need that extra nudge?  Beginning Monday, July 23rd, this ten-week program for beginners will use a run/walk/run interval training program.  Participants will need to fill out a waiver form to be able to take part in the group runs.

The fifth annual Stickney-Forest View Lions Run For Hope 5K will be Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 am.
 
Call us at (708) 749-1050 with any questions.
                             


 

INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSAL CLASS
 

Thursday, August 16th, 6 pm
 
Are you a Stickney-Forest View Library cardholder looking to learn something new? Universal Class provides online continuing education courses which are available to you free of charge as a library member!  Chose from a wide variety of subjects.  To learn how to access everything Universal Class has to offer, register for our Introduction to Universal Class course today!
 
 August 16th
Register by clicking on the above date or call 708-749-1050. 
 

WRITERS GROUP
Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM


Coming soon from your library...
Bibioboard Pressbooks!

This means YOU will be able to upload your writing(s) that will be available within the library's digital content catalog for all to read.  
 
Do you have a story to tell?  Do you need feedback on a piece of writing?  Come to SFVPLD Writers' group with a piece of writing to share.  All types of writing are welcome.

Questions?  email: reppes@sfvpld.org or call 708-749-1050 x120


 

Image of original Elf movie poster. Links to larger version of image.ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: PROMETHEA by Alan Moore and J.H. Williams
Saturday, August 25th, 1pm

Like comics/graphic novels of all shapes, sizes, and genres? If so, come and join us the fourth Saturday of every month for the Stickney-Forest View Public Library’s all-new Adult Graphic Novel Book Club to discuss that month’s pre-selected title! After the third month, suggestions will be taken for future reads! Adults and mature teens are welcome to our discussion, led by Dean Ramos. This month's book will be Promethea by Alan Moore and J.H. Williams. Pick your copy up at the circulation desk starting Saturday, July 30th!

Pick your copy up at the circulation desk today! We'll see you there!

 

                           

CREATE DOCS:  EXCEL
Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:30 PM
Create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to make your work or home life easier.  Get aquainted with Excel functions and formulas.  Register here.

CREATE DOCS:  MICROSOFT  OFFICE WORD and PUBLISHER  
Wednesday, August 29th, 6:30 PM

Instruction on how to create documents such as flyers, forms, pamphlets and more.  Our laptops will be available or bring your own.  Register here or call (708) 749-1050.  


 

 ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY 
  September 2018
 

 

Announcing our inaugural community read celebration!  All month we will have events inspired by the book  Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. 
 
Ugly Prey, by Chicagoan Emilie Lucchesi, features the true story of a Stickney resident's murder trial in the 1920s. 

Come partake in any or all of our One Book One Community programs:
(Click the links for more info and to register)
Saturday, 8/8 at 1:00 pm:  Yazz Jazz Concert.  Tunes from the Jazz era.

Saturday, 8/8 at 2:00 pm:  Movie Screening- Chicago the Musical.

Tuesday, 8/18 at 6:00 pm:  The 1920s- Flappers, Speakeasies and Coolidge.  A Jim Gibbons Historical Presentation.

Saturday, 8/22 at 2:00 pm:  Movie Screening: Some Like it Hot

Monday, 8/24 at 7:00 pm:  Book Discussion: Ugly Prey.  Meet the author Q & A at the start of the hour, book discussion to follow.

Saturday, 8/29 at 2:00 pm:  Sensational Trials of 1920s Chicago.  Presented by Emilie Le Beau Luccessi.  Community read finale!  Refreshments will be served.  
 

                                                                  
YAZZ JAZZ CONCERT
COMMUNITY READ KICKOFF!

 Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 pm
 
 
Vocalist Amy Yassinger leads this award-winning band which will treat us to tunes from the Jazz era.  


Come enjoy the concert and then pick up a copy of the book that inspired it:  Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. 

To register, click
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ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY CINEMA:
CHICAGO (2002)
Saturday, September 8th, 2pm

Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the library every month!

 

RTA GROUP TRANSIT ORIENTATION PRESENTATION
Monday, Sep. 10th, 2:30pm
 
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! It is important that older adults and people with disabilities stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
 
Register here or call us at (708) 749-1050.
 

TAKE HOME THE INTERNET
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
No internet at home? We have updated our 4G/LTE mobile wi-fi hotspots, allowing you to take home the internet. Visit the Circulation Desk to sign up.
 
For more information, including our new mobile hotspot video tutorial, view our 4G/LTE Hotspot Guide to Operation
 
 
Check availability or place a hold in our catalog.
 
 

 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
 
¿Está interesado en mejorar su inglés con un tutor que habla español? La biblioteca proporciona cursos de inglés, una vez a la semana, en la biblioteca.

Para más información, contacte a Christian Reynoso por email a reynosoc@sfvpld.org o llame al (708) 749-1050 ext 130.

Are you interested in improving your English skills with a Spanish Speaking tutor? The library provides weekly ESL courses in both the library and in the Central Stickney Township Medical Center Clinic.

For more information, contact Christian Reynoso by emailing reynosoc@sfvpld.org or by calling (708) 749-1050 ext 130.
 
 
 

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