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Summer Reading Blast-Off Party
Saturday, 6/1
from 11am - 1pm

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For all ages! No registration required!
No library card necessary!

Join us for our biggest celebration of the year! Free food, music, & fun! This year's theme is "A Universe of Stories"!

Performances by:

  • martial arts group, Raising the Bar
  • Mexican folkloric dance company, Tlaloc
  • children's singer, Susan Salidor, sponsored by District 103's Parents as Teachers

The Blast-Off also features:

  • a DJ and dancing
  • a petting zoo
  • face painting (courtesy of Morton West High School Service Club)
  • a photo booth
  • Usborne Book Fair
  • a book & bake sale (provided by Friends of the Library)
  • a silent auction and raffle, with all proceeds going towards the Library's great Youth Services programming and supplies*

The following vendors/organizations are also coming:

  • Alivio's Mobil de Salud (Medical Bus)
  • AMF Forest Lanes
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Costco
  • Haunted Trails
  • Lions Club diabetes & vision screening
  • Lunges 'n Lattes
  • Morton College
  • Raising Cane's
  • SGA Youth & Family Services
  • Texas Roadhouse

Bring your Stickney, Central Stickney, or Forest View photo ID to the party for a free ($5 value) SFV card replacement if yours is lost! 

And don't forget the main reason for our Blast-Off Party: This is the first day you can sign up for a Summer Reading Program for a chance to win prizes that's out of this world!

*Silent Auction items will be awarded after bidding ends on June 8th.


Office Excel: Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, 5/22 at 6:30pm

[image - Excel logo]Create basic spreadsheets and use common formulas and functions in Excel. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Register here or call 708-749-1050.


Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary
with Mark Benson
Tuesday, 6/11 at 6pm
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Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Mark Benson as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and look ahead to what NASA is doing now and has coming up in the next few years, from drones on Mars to astronauts. There will be a presentation, Q&A, and NASA goodies.
Register here or call 708-749-1050.


Summer Reading Cinema: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Saturday, 6/8 at 1:30pm

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the Library!


North Clinic Tech Help
Monday, 6/10 at noon
Monday, 7/8 at noon
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 they'll 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.


Introduction to Transparent Language Saturday, 6/20 at 6pm
Are you a Stickney-Forest View Library cardholder looking to learn a new language? Transparent Language provides online education courses in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and more. And it is available to you free of charge as a Library member. To learn how to access everything Transparent Language has to offer, register for our Introduction to Transparent Language course today!
For information on Transparent Language, call 708-749-1050.



Adult Readers Book Club
Monday, 6/24 at 7pm 

Join us for a discussion of Tangerine by Christine Mangan. This is the last meeting of the summer until we reconvene in September. Spoiler alert: There will be treats at our next meeting!

Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. Library eBooks are available through Libby (a new app from OverDrive).

Register here or call us at 708-749-1050 x120.




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 updated our 4G/LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing adult SFV Library cardholders 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 through our catalog.


Sketchbook Art Class

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

[image - ink sketch of a house by Lois Hrejsa]For ages 15 and up.
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.  

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.

For adults (15+) You can register for dates below or call 708-749-1050 x120
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