Writers’ Workshop Among Events at the Park Forest Library This Week

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Come to the Writers’ Workshop at the Park Forest Library and join other creators in this bi-monthly writers’ group. (Image: PFPL)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Want to improve your skills as a writer? Interested in sharing your ideas or written work with others? Come to the Writers’ Workshop at the Park Forest Library and join other creators in our bi-monthly writers’ group, led by James Pressler, for all your writing wishes. Writers of all skill levels are welcomed.

This Week at the Park Forest Public Library

The events highlighted below 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:

SENSORY STORY TIME!

Monday, January 7, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Join us for an interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities are welcome.

If your child has difficulty sitting thorugh one of our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activites might be just what you are looking for.

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, January 7, 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.

All Day Drop-In Projects

Monday, January 7, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab 

Stop by Teen Tech Zone for a spur-of-the-moment activity!

STEAM Explorers

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 1:00 PM

BRING OUT THE SCIENTIST IN YOU! Join us for lots of FUN and EXCITING EXPERIMENTS! Explore, Play and try new things.

Ages: 12-under

Location: Ringering Room

Art Studio

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 3:30 PM

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

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Explore different media of art while unwinding after school with an art activity.

Friends of the Library Social

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Location: The Lab

The Friends of the Park Forest Library enhance and support the operations of the library. In order for the Friends to operate, we need you involved! You can sign up for membership by asking at the Patron Services or Info Zone desk. Patrons are welcome to the social to see if they would like to become a member of Friends of the Library.

Baby Time

Wednesday, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

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

All Day Drop-In Projects

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab 

Stop by Teen Tech Zone for a spur-of-the-moment activity!

Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Want to improve your skills as a writer? Interested in sharing your ideas or written work with others? Come to the Park Forest Library and join other creators in our bi-monthly writers’ group, led by James Pressler, for all your writing wishes. Writers of all skill levels are welcomed.

Toddler Art

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 11:00 AM

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

Ages: 3yrs-5yrs

STEAM IT UP!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 1:00 PM

STEAM IT UP when Science meets Art! Let’s see the inner artist in you.

Ages: 12-under

Location: Ringering Room

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, January 10, 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.

Digital Literacy Workshop: Microsoft Word Basics (Registration Required)

Friday, January 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

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

  • Part 1: Friday, Jan 11th @ 11:00 AM
  • Part 2: Friday, Jan 18th @ 11:00 AM
  • Part 3: Friday, Jan 25th @ 11:00 AM

Registration Required. Registering for Part I will automatically register you for Part 2 and Part 3. Register here!

The Great Courses: Great Music of the 20th Century

Friday, January 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: The Lab

Discover a Breathtaking Epoch in Western Music

Taking a chronological approach, the course explores the fascinating gamut of 20th-century musical “isms,” from impressionism and fauvism to serialism, stochasticism, ultraserialism, neo-classicism, neo-tonalism, and minimalism, as well as the inclusivity and synthesis within concert music that embraced Western historical styles, folk and popular music, jazz, rock, Asian, Latin American, and other influences in the service of heightened expression. Through the panoramic view of the course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Webern, Antheil, Stockhausen, Bernstein, Takamitsu, and many others.

Topic This Week:

Jan 11th – “Debussy and le francais in Musical Action”, “Russia and Igor Stravinsky”

Teen Game Day

Friday, January 11, 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!

UNPLUGGED Board Game Day

Friday, January 11, 2019 – 3:30 PM

UNPLUG your eletronic devices and enjoy an afternoon of your favorite classic board games! Bring a friend or make new ones.

DIY Snowflake Craft

Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Get in the Spirit of Winter with our Snowflake craft!

Ages: 12-Under

Ukulele Orchestra (New Members Welcome)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 2:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

The Library is forming a Ukulele Orchestra! We are looking of ukulele players ages 12 and up who are well seasoned or just beginners. We also have a few seats open for Kazoo players over the age of 65.

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

Come out and have some fun!