Adult Programs

Adult Book Discussion.  Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm
September 6: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
October 4: Boys in the Trees: a memoir by Carly Simon
November 1: The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
December 6: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Try us out! Visitors and new members are always welcome. Books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.
Books on Tap
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Dos Franciscos Taqueria.
An off-site evening book discussion group for adults 21 and older. Join us for this new book discussion group; Books on Tap – we buy the apps (appetizers), you buy the taps (drinks). For the time being, we will read the books that the afternoon book discussion group reads. The books are available at the circulation desk for you to check out. As Books on Tap grows, the members will be choosing their own titles to read and restaurants to meet at. Please call the library if you have any questions about this new book club. See you at Dos Franciscos!
Mixed Stitchers
Meets Every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Like to knit or crochet? Bring your project and join our knitting club. All skill levels, from novice to expert welcome. See what all the fun is about as you meet your neighbors, chat and knit.
AARP Driver Safety Course
Choose from one of the following sessions.
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27 from 10:30 to 2:30 each day
Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 and 16 from 10:30 to 2:30 each day
The goal of this course is to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. Call the library to register. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members

SEPTEMBER
Medicare 101: Monday, September 18 at 12:30 pm
Seniors, learn how Medicare plans work, what to look for when choosing a plan, and options for filling
in the gaps. Please register.

OCTOBER
Paying for College Without Going Broke: Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Learn financial strategies that can save parents thousands of dollars in college costs, tips on how to increase the size of scholarships, the six biggest mistakes families make, how private colleges can often cost less than public universities, and much more. Presented by My College Planning Team.
Register at the library or online at: tinyurl.com/y9jv4k5n
Declutter with Craigslist: Monday, October 23 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm
One person’s junk may be another’s treasure. Learn how to post and sell (or give away) your unwanted items on Craigslist. You must have an email address to use Craigslist. Registration Required. Class limit is 10.
Using RTA: For Seniors and People with Disabilities: Monday, October 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
This presentation will educate older adults and people with disabilities on the benefits of using public transportation. An RTA representative will discuss accessibility features on buses/trains, trip planning, and Ventra Cards. He will also explain how to get a reduced fare or a ride free permit as well as travel options in the Hillside area. Please Register.

NOVEMBER
Adult Holiday Craft Night: Thursday, November 30 from 6:30 to 8:15 pm
Make and take home three holiday themed crafts. Evening will include craft, seasonal music, cookies, and hot chocolate. For ages 16 and over. Registration Required. A $3.00 deposit is due at registration.

DECEMBER
Glove and Mitten Drive for Aspire of Illinois: December 1-December 15
Aspire has several group homes for special needs adults in Hillside and the surrounding villages. Bring a new pair of gloves or mittens to the library during the drive dates and we will pass them on to Aspire. Adult and children sizes please.
Holiday Classic Movie: We’re No Angels (1955) Monday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Stars Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Basil Rathbone. Three convicts are plotting their escape from Devil’s Island. Fate intervenes when they hide out with kindly but inept Felix and his family. After fixing the family a lovely Christmas meal and resolving Felix’s business problems, the convicts return to prison convinced that the world is much too wicked. Bring your lunch if you like. Run time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Please register.