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Saturday, 10/19 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.


Medicare 101

Wednesday, 10/23 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.

10/23 at 11am


Neighborhood Tree Walk
Saturday, 10/26 at 2pm[image - photo of a side street with lovely trees all around]

Join Trinity Pierce, Stewardship Coordinator for the Chicago Region Trees Initiative based out of the Morton Arboretum, on a fall walk through Stickney. We'll explore different types of trees, learn basic tree identification tips, and discuss what steps you can take to help care for our urban forest. Resources on tree selection and care will be available as well. We'll walk for approximately 2 miles. Please dress for the elements. All are welcome!
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


43rd Street Book Club
Monday, 10/28 at 7pm 

Join us for a discussion of The Witch Elm by Tana French. While a victim of an attack tries to recover from his injuries, the police turn up shocking clues about the case.

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.

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Senior Crossword Club
Wednesday, 10/30 at 11am

Do you like crossword puzzles? Want to keep your brain stimulated? Want to get out of the house and socialize with some peers? Come to the Library and help solve a puzzle with others. We will project the puzzle onto one of our large screen TVs and read the clues to the group. You help come up with the answers.

This program is for seniors ages 55 and up. Coffee and hot tea will be available for participants.

Wednesdays from 11am to noon.




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.


The Beatles in One Hour with Gary Wenstrup
Tuesday, 11/5 at 6pm

As a musical entity, The Beatles have not existed for close to 50 years, yet their story, their personalities and most importantly their music continues to influence our culture and our expectations of popular music. With the use of audio and visual content, we’ll trace the arc of the Beatles career from their development in Liverpool, through Beatlemania into their psychedelic phase and finally their dissolution. Participants will have an appreciation for the Beatles incredible productivity, their musical and lyrical maturity and their cultural impact. Questions and participation are encouraged!

Register here or call 708-749-1050.

Veterans Day Author Event:
Inspired Stories of Wartime Women
Monday, 11/11 at 6pm
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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


Excel for Beginners
Monday, 11/18 at 6:30pm

[image - Excel logo]Create basic spreadsheets, use common formulas and functions in Excel, and learn to sort and filter data. 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