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Upcoming Events & Programs
(See our Calendar for more!)

Food Drive!
Now through December 30th
[image - acceptable Food Drive foods]This holiday season, the Library is collecting these non-perishable, non-expired food items, on behalf of St. Pius X Parish:
  • canned sweet potatoes
  • Stove Top turkey stuffing
  • instant potatoes
  • rice
  • Saltine crackers
  • turkey gravy
  • cranberry sauce
  • napkins
  • Jewel & Aldi gift cards
... to staff at our Circulation Desk & we'll enter you to win a prize at the end of December!
(1 entry per item)

As always, each item also reduces your fine balance by $1.00!


Turkey Feather Challenge
[image - turkey with no feathers]November 1st - December 31st
For ages 4-12.
Once you find all 8 feathers hidden in Youth Services, come to the Desk and let a staff member know. You will give them your name and age and be entered to win a prize at the end of the month!
Maximum: One entry per month.


Veterans History Project
We Want Your Stories

[image - Veterans History Project graphic)Are you or is someone you know a veteran of the United States military? The Stickney-Forest View Public Library would like to create an online library of veterans histories, told by the veterans themselves.

Contact the Library to be interviewed by a friend or loved one, or by our Veterans History Project volunteer, James McCraven, a veteran of both the Army and the Navy.

Call (708) 749-1050 or email us at


Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 11/16 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.


Excel for Beginners
Monday, 11/18 at 6:00pm

[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.


43rd Street Book Club
Monday, 11/25 at 7pm 

Join us for a discussion of Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. This memoir starts during Apartheid in South Africa, when people would be sent to prison for being in a mixed relationship.  Trevor recounts stories of his life as a bi-racial child in South Africa during Apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk (regular print or audiobook on CD available).

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]




Senior Crossword Club
Wednesday, 11/27 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.




Medicare 101
Saturday, 11/30 at 11am
Wednesday 12/4 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.

Click one of the dates below to register or call 708-749-1050 x120.

Saturday, 11/30 at 11am

Wednesday, 12/4 at 11am


Cowboy Choir Holiday Show
Monday, December 16th, 6:30 pm
To bring you the joy of the season, the Cowboy Choir has prepared a concert of Christmas songs featuring their signature harmonies of vocals, guitar, and violin.  Thank you to the Friends of the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for sponsoring this event.
Treats and refreshments will be provided.
Please register and mark you calendar! 
Reserve your spot here or call 708-749-1050 x120


[image - knitted, stuffed pumpkins]Crochet & Knitting Club  
2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 10am - noon
A crochet & knitting group for families, kids 6+, teens, and adults. All skill levels are welcome and beginners are encouraged to join. 

All materials provided.



Take Home the Internet
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending

[image - photo of a mobile internet hotspot by Netgear and Sprint]No Internet at home? We have 4G/LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, which adult (ages 18+) SFV Library cardholders may borrow to take home the Internet for a 2-week loan period. Visit the Circulation Desk to be put on the wait list (these devices are popular! Usually a hotspot becomes available after about a week).

For more information, including a video tutorial, view our 4G/LTE Hotspot Guide to Operation.

Read our Wi-Fi Hotspot Policy here.

Check availability or place a hold (returning hotspot borrowers only) through our catalog.


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Library App in a Snap
Monday, 12/2 at 6 pm

[image link - Get our new mobile app! SWAN Library App, available now!]We have a new app to make browsing and managing your account easier from a smart device.  If you can't make this info session, feel free to drop by the reference desk and ask about it. 


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