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Submit your writing and artwork!

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Adult Summer Reading Program
6/2 - 8/2
The program's raffle deadline is 5pm on Friday, 8/2!!
Write down the titles that you read on your Reading Log in the Adult Summer Reading Log Book, kept at the Reference 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 3rd. 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 2nd will be eligible.

Visit the Reference Desk, email or call to sign up. Questions? Email or call 708-749-1050 x120

Summer Reading Final Party
Saturday, 8/3 from 1 - 3pm
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Join us at our 2019 Summer Reading Final Party featuring a performance by the Royale Polynesian Review!

Our Summer Reading Program (adult) prize winners will be announced after the show!
Register here to ensure that we will be able to provide enough refreshments for everyone.


Sketchbook Art Class
Wednesdays, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, & 7/31 at 6pm

[image - ink sketch of a house by Lois Hrejsa]For adults and teens.
Improve your drawing techniques! Learn to sketch! We will be working with pencil and/or pen to achieve a three-dimensional effect. Value, perspective and composition will be explored. Those with drawing experience will be encouraged to try colored pencils and other drawing materials. Feel free to attend multiple sessions. 

Bring a sketchbook and photo references if you have them, the Library has limited supplies.

The class will be led by Lois Hrejsa, graduate of the American Academy of Art where she also taught for 18 years. She currently teaches drawing and watercolor classes at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts in Palos Park.

You can register for dates below or call 708-749-1050 x120.
Register for one or more sessions by clicking a date below. 


Mondays & Wednesdays, 7/22 - 9/22
from 5 - 6pm

Would you like to take part in the Stickney-Forest View Lions "Run For Hope" 5K on Sunday, 9/22, but need motivation to get off the couch? 

Beginning Monday, 7/22, this nine-week program for beginners will use a run/walk/run interval training program, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at the Library at 5pm for group training. (With the third workout each week done on your own, Friday or Saturday).

Come wearing workout clothes and gym shoes.
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, 9/22 at 8am.
Call us at 708-749-1050 with any questions.


Introduction to Universal Class
Thursday, 7/18 at 6pm
[image - illustration of a laptop computer]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!
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


Medicare 101
Saturday, 7/20 at 1pm
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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 the date below to register or call 708-749-1050 x120.
7/20 at 1pm 

8/24 at 11am


Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 7/20 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 Writers Group meets the third Saturday of the month.  
Check out our Writers Corner page.


Summer Reading Cinema: Star Trek (2009)
Saturday, 7/20 at 1:30pm

Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock (Zachary Quinto) must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the Library!


Digital Downloads
Monday, July 22nd, 1:30pm
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Learn what the library has to offer as digital downloads: ebooks, audiobooks, music and more. Optional: bring your smart phone, laptop, or other device. 

Register here. Walk-ins welcome.
Call 708-749-1050 x120 to register.


Apollo: Ahead of Its Time
Thursday, 7/25 at 6pm
[image - illustration of a laptop computer]Join Jerome Pohlen, author of The Apollo Missions for Kids, as he recounts inspiring, dangerous, strange, and humorous moments from the Apollo moon program. In addition to a multimedia presentation, he will bring several artifacts from NASA’s golden era.
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


North Clinic Tech Help
Monday, 8/12 at noon

Need help with your cell phone? Need computer help? Stop by the North Stickney Clinic the second Monday of every month starting Monday, June 10th between noon and 1pm where there will be a Reference Librarian from the Stickney-Forest View Public Library to assist you with your cell phone, computer, or any of your general technology needs.

The North Stickney Clinic is located at 6721 W. 40th St. No appointment necessary.


For What It's Worth: An Antique picture of Mark MoranAppraisal Event
Saturday, 8/31 from 11am - 2pm

Antiques expert Mark Moran will be back at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library one final time for an antique and collectibles appraisal event before he retires! Expert appraiser Mark Moran is the co-author of over 25 books on collectibles and antiques, including the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles, now in its 45th edition. He specializes in art, Americana, and fine art, and has been on television antique shows. 
Want to have an item appraised by an expert?
You must register either in person or by phone at 708-749-1050 x120. 


Want to come and just watch?
Please register online

Click here to view  a list of acceptable items to have appraised. Registration is limited to one item per person. For more information and to register, call 708-749-1050 x100.



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 SFV Library cardholders may borrow to take home the Internet. Visit the Circulation Desk to be put on the wait list (they are popular! Usually a hotspot becomes available after a week or two).

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

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


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