Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—February 19, 2018
By: Kaitlyn Keller
The Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, has many special events scheduled for March.
The 2018 Potpourri of Lectures continue throughout the month of March, and we hope this month’s lectures will entice you to join us! All Potpourri of Lectures are presented on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Ringering Room.
Scheduled March topics are:
March 1st – “Adventure Cycling in Nepal, Six cyclists from Joliet try Mountain Biking in the Himalayan Mountains of Western Nepal” Presenter will be Renee Thakali. She is an avid cyclist, a member of the Joliet Bicycle Club, and a former Peace Corps Nepal volunteer. Renee will share a video set to Nepali music and narrate the epic mountain bike trip that six Joliet Bicycle Club members completed in 2017. Renee is married to Aita Thakali, who is from a mountain village in Nepal. Join them from the comfort of your arm chair as they tour Kathmandu, Pokhara, and high mountain villages traveling by foot, small airplane and mountain bikes.
March 8th – “Blood, Sweat & Tears: Revisiting Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy” Presenter will be Dr. Dave Golland. Dr. David Hamilton Golland is associate professor and chair of history, co-chair of American Studies, coordinator of the Department of Humanities, and President of the Faculty Senate at Governors State University. He holds a PhD from the City University of New York and an MA from the University of Virginia. He is a scholar of civil rights, labor, and political history.
March 15th – “Planting with Purpose: Gardening to Support Biodiversity” Presenter will be Victoria Wittig, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biology, Prairie State College and Outreach Specialist, Park Forest Public Library. Natural ecosystems have a wide diversity of animals, plants, and soil organisms, and ideally so should one’s garden. Long term ecological balance is based on biodiversity, and one way that an individual can contribute to bringing biodiversity back to altered ecosystems is gardening. Explore this idea with Park Forest Library’s very own Dr. Wittig.
March is Women’s History Month
This month the Library will be hosting a special event in honor of Women’s History Month:
March 17th – “Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front” (11:00am) Presenter will be Barb Warner Deane. Program begins at 2 p.m. During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia – wherever the troops were to be found. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war!” Barb Warner Deane is a Chicago area author who writes historical women’s fiction and romance novels. Her latest novel, “On the Homefront” was published in 2017.
The program will be held in the Library’s Ringering Room.
March Book Circles will be:
Mindful Eating Circle: Discussion of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays Saturday March 3rd at 1 p.m.
Practical Application Circle: Discussion of Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey Saturday March 17th at 12:30 p.m.
Earth Wise Book Circle: Discussion of Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery Saturday March 24th at 1 p.m.
Morning Pages Circle: Discussion of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships by Elizabeth Murray Sunday March 25th at 2 p.m.
All March Book Circles will be held in the Library’s Commons.
For additional information, call 708-748-3731 or visit www.pfpl.org.
Source: Park Forest Public Library