Healthier Lifestyle and 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Among Events at Library This Week

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Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Know the 10 Signs this week at the Park Forest Public Library. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Brittany Coleman, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Park Forest Public Library, asked us to highlight two events this week at the library: Simple Switches for a Healthier Lifestyle on Wednesday, February 20, and Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Know the 10 Signs on Saturday, February 23. The first is a class will help you determine nutritional fact from marketing fiction, empowering you to make choices right for you and your family. The second takes a look at the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.

These events are above and beyond the usual services the library provides. There are technology services, including access to public computers, printing, free Wi-Fi, and more; studying and meeting rooms available; free home delivery services to residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields; various book drop locations at the library, Park Forest Village Hall, and the Olympia Fields Post Office; and more.

Scheduled activities this week include the following:

Drop-in Projects

Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day)

Location: The Lab 

Stop by the Lab for a spur-of-the-moment activity!

Library Lovers Project

Monday, February 18, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Celebrate Library Lover’s Month with cards and more!

Ages: 12-Under

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, February 18, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Unleash your inner artist. Drop in to create a seasonal masterpiece  that will be displayed on the wall in kids’ zone.
Ages 12 and under.

DIY Project

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 12:30 PM

It’s DIY- Do it Yourself Time! Bring your inspiration and creativity and we’ll do the rest. 

Ages: 12-Under

Art Studio

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Drop-In and discover your inner artist with one of our guided projects.

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Explore different media of art during our coloring circle! Be prepared to for paint, markers, and so much more! 

Simple Switches for a Healthier Lifestyle

Wednesday, February 20 – 11:00 AM

Location: Ringering Room

Ready for a healthier lifestyle but not sure where to begin? GMO vs. Non-GMO? Organic vs. All-Natural? Sugar grams? Gluten-free? This class will help you determine nutritional fact from marketing fiction, empowering you to make choices right for you and your family.

There are currently 19 spots available. Register here.

Baby Time

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Babies and their parents or caregivers are invited to read, sing and grow in this weekly story time. This program is geared toward babies 0 – 36 months with an accompanying adult. This is the perfect time for families to bond with their child/children.

Color Me Mine

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Travel to a world of relaxation for kids. Lose yourself in patterns, curved flowers or even runaway stems. Color yourself Happy in our kids’ coloring circle.

Adult Coloring Circle

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

Drop in and unwind. Enjoy coloring and making new friends. All materials provided.

Movie Night for Adults

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Location: Ringering Room

Join us as we watch a newly released movie.

 In February we will be showing First Man.

Potpourri of Lectures

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Location: Ringering Room

February 21st – “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” by Richard Lindberg

February 28th – “Cowboys & Indians: An African American Perspective” by Art Burton

March 7th – “African Divination Traditions and their Artifacts” by Arthur Bourgeois

Toddler Art

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Bring out your inner Picasso through art projects and more! Some art projects may involve painting.

Ages: 3yrs-5yrs

kids’ zone Math Club

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 3:30 PM

kids’ zone Math Club is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities!

Grades: 3rd-6th

Location: Ringering Room

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Take a break after school with a featured film! Teens get to choose from an assortment of titles rated PG-13 or lower.

Park Forest Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Location: Ringering Room

The Park Forest Public Library Board of Trustees is elected to set policies and oversee the operation of the Library. Trustees receive no payment for their service. The meetings are open to the public. The meeting agenda includes an opportunity for audience members to address the Board.

Digital Literacy Workshop: Powerpoint Basics

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

Get a beginner’s level introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint over a period of three sessions. 

Part 3: Friday, 22nd @ 11:00 AM

Registration required.

LEGO Club

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 3:30 PM

LEGO Club is  for kids of all ages who love playing with Legos. They get an hour to build anything they want. Their creations will then go on display.

Teen Game Day

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Location: The Lab

Show off your competitive side with your friends! From board games to video games, there will be plenty of fun!

Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Know the 10 Signs

Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.

Join the Ukulele Orchestra!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Join the library’s Ukulele Orchestra! We are looking for ukulele players from ages 12 and up. Well seasonsed players and begginers are both welcome. We also have a few seats open for kazoo players over age 65.

You must have your own instrument to join. We will provide with sheet music and other supplies. For more information, call Geroge at (708)-748-3731 ext. 22.

Come out and have some fun!