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[image - Borrow eBooks & eAudiobooks, Overdrive + MediaonDemand]

[image - More eBooks & media, Biblioboard]

[image - SFVPLD local collection on Biblioboard]

Submit your writing and artwork!

[image - Stream & download pop music, freegal]

[image - Resumes made easy, Cypress Resume]

[image - Learn a language, Transparent Language]

[image - Take a class, Universal Class]

Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

[image - a generic library card]Free Card Replacements
During September, if your Stickney-Forest View library card is lost, we will issue you a replacement for free ($5 value)*.

*Photo ID required. Patrons under 18 need parent/guardian.


[image - book stuffed with many bookmarks]Guess How Many Bookmarks!
Come in and enter your guess in our drawing. At the end of September, the closest guess wins a prize worthy of any great book lover!

A prizewinner will be selected at random if there are multiple correct guesses.


[image - Keanu Reeves showing off his library card]Your Selfie = $100?
Help spread the word about libraries! Take your selfie holding your library card for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of ALA (American Libraries Association).

Post it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded or to the "I Love Libraries" Facebook page. 

See ALA's Official Rules for this contest.

[flyer - The Art of the Escape: New Escape Room coming December 2019 to SFVPLD!]


Saturday Fit Club
Saturdays, 9/7, 9/21, 9/28 at 10am
9/14 at 11am*

[image - PiYo poster]

Beachbody Coach Diane Whiston will lead two 20-minute workouts back-to-back each week, from THE 20s® Team Challenge, a variety of fitness routines to keep your heart rate pumping in an effective 40 minutes of barre basics, cardio, core workouts and more.

* 9/14 is at a later time due to room availability.

Register for one or more dates below or call 708-749-1050 x120. 
Walk-ins welcome! 

9/7 (at 10am)       

9/14 (at 11am)       

9/21 (at 10am)     

9/28 (at 10am)


Medicare 101
Saturday, 9/14 at 11am
Saturday, 9/28 at 11am
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Medicare can be confusing. A licensed Medicare agent will be here to answer your questions about Medicare, such as:

  • What is Medicare and who is eligible to apply for it?
  • The distinctions of Medicare A, B, C, and D
  • Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
  • Supplement plans vs. Medicare Advantage plans
  • Medicare D: prescription drugs explained.

Choose a date below to register or call 708-749-1050 x120.
9/14 at 11am

9/28 at 11am


Introduction to Cypress Resume
Thursday, 9/19 at 6pm

Are you a Stickney-Forest View Library cardholder looking to update your resume or create an entirely new one from scratch? If so, Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. And it is available to you free of charge as a Library member. To learn how to access everything Cypress Resume has to offer, register for our Introduction to Cypress Resume course today!

Register here or call 708-749-1050.


Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 9/21 at 11am 

Stories connect us. Bring a piece of your writing to share, and get feedback. All types of writing welcomed and encouraged.

Questions? Email or call 708-749-1050 x120.

SFVPLD's Writers' Group meets the third Saturday of the month.  
Check out our Writers' Corner page.


Adult Readers' Book Club
Monday, 9/23 at 7pm 

Join us for a discussion of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk (regular, Large Print, or Audiobook on CD, subject to availability).

Click here to see the list of books we will read next!

The Adult Reader's Book Club (usually) meets the last Monday of the month from 7 - 8pm.

Join the discussion online on our Adult Readers' Facebook page (click the image below!).

Questions? Call us at 708-749-1050 x120.

[book covers of past Club selections]




Boot Camp
Saturday, 10/12 at noon

Learn new skills, lose fat, build strength, and increase aerobic capacity. This workout will be high intensity for best results and will combine concepts of strength, power, speed, and endurance.  
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


Saturday Cinema Classics: Nosferatu (1922) with LIVE Organ Music
Saturday, 10/12 at 5:30pm
(after-hours event!)

Join the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for a special Second Saturday Cinema after hours screening of the silent horror classic Nosferatu! (which you've probably seen parodied in pop culture without realizing!) Presented on the Jumbotron in our Main Room.

This special experiential Halloween event will be accompanied with a live theatre organ score performed by Jay Warren.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the Library!



Veterans Day Author Event:
Inspired Stories of Wartime Women
Monday, November 11th at 6pm
[image - headshots of Barb Warner and Kathryn J. Atwood, authors of the Whistle Stop Canteen and Women Heroes of World War II, respectively)
Two authors will present inspirational stories of women during wartime.  

USA: At canteens at train stations all across the country local women sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry and homesick soldiers; 

Europe: Women resisters partook in espionage, risking their lives.  Presented by Barb Warner Dean, author of The Whistle Stop Canteen, and Kathryn J. Atwood, author of Women Heroes of World War II.

Register here or call 708-749-1050 x120


Computer Skills
Monday, 11/4 at 6pm
[image - illustration of a laptop computer]This class will be on basic computer skills, including email tips and tricks, Internet searching, and any questions you may have. Bring your laptop or use one of ours.
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


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Stickney-Forest View Public Library District       6800 W. 43rd St, Stickney, IL 60402