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   Summer Reading 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
July is Tom Hanks month at EPL!Join us for a screening of his classic thriller,Forrest Gump.Fresh hot popcorn will be provided.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Brainstorm, write, and play with like-minded players for some off-the-cuff fun. Enjoy an Improv Jam the last Monday meeting of each month.
Location
Teen Space
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the full services of Amazon. This class covers Amazon video, ebooks, and more.

"Explore Social Media, Apps, and More!"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Announcing our first Summer Foreign Policy Roundtable. Join Professor Gary Midkiff (facilitator of our Great Decisions program) for three discussions of current foreign policy issues and challenges. Gary will select topics in advance and e-mail links or references for participants to read before each meeting.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Are you a knitter/crocheter who likes tea and coffee? Grab a drink, kick back with your latest project, and chat with other crafty folks in Brewpoint's calming Garden Room.
Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Pick up a new skill while enjoying Brewpoint Coffee's great atmosphere.
This DIY program introduces you to a new skill and how the Library can support your creativity. For adults and high school students.
Location
Off Site Location #2
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
In 1903, upset about the lax enforcement of child labor laws in Pennsylvania, union activist Mother Jones organized a Children's March from Philadelphia to the home of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York. Giving fiery speeches along the way, Mother Jones brought the issue to the forefront of the public agenda. This program is adapted and performed by Betsey Means of Womanlore.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Learn the basic functions of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides (free online versions of Microsoft Office) as well as how to share files and work collaboratively.

Attendees should bring their Gmail/Google account information and password.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Next Chapter Book Club is a literacy program for people with developmental disabilities. Anyone can join, regardless of reading ability.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Spend an afternoon learning about the works of Georgia O'Keefe and paint one of her famous prints under the instruction of local artist, Karen Exiner.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Turn a paper airplane into an app-controlled flying machine. We'll team up and race them outside, weather permitting.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy an evening of bridge every other week. Open to all levels.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Whether you're an avid board gamer or interested in starting to play contemporary board games, join us at Brewpoint Coffee (124 W. Park Ave.) to play a game from our circulating collection, like Settlers of Catan or Machi Koro, from 6:30-8 p.m. This group is for High School age and up.

Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life. Join Michael Ribet, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Get comfortable using formulas. This class covers average, median, multi-operations, “if” “and” “or” and more!

Keyboarding, mouse skills, and a basic understanding of computers required

"Learn Everyday Essentials"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Celebrate this fifth annual festival of live music, comedy, art, poetry, and film created by creative people! Comedy acts, music, and original films are presented on stages in and around the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Library for this two-day event. Details at elmlib.org/yesfest

Friday lineup for Library Stage:
7 p.m. Reese & the Puffs
7:15 p.m. Dom Peluso
7:25 p.m. Billy Wittstock
7:35 p.m. Keegan Smezza
7:45 p.m. Big Butch Bertha & the Cruise Controls
8 p.m. Aaron Klinger
8:10 p.m. Liz Greenwood
8:20pm-Domenic Padulo
8:30pm-Victor Shollenberger
8:40pm-Jim & Melissa
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for an all-day scrapbooking (and more) event at the Library. Bring your supplies and spread out at your own table all day! We’ll bring EPL’s in-house paper craft equipment. Space is limited.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Drop-in to the second floor information desk with your best tech questions on smartphones and tablets, social media, 3D printing, , Microsoft Office, and more. Extra staff is available for more hands on help in a one-on-one setting (typically around 20-30 min).

Thursdays 5-8:30pm
Saturdays 1-4:30pm

EPL cardholders only.
Location
2nd Floor Info Desk
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Celebrate this fifth annual festival of live music, comedy, art, poetry, and film created by creative people! Comedy acts, music, and original films are presented on stages in and around the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Library for this two-day event. Details at elmlib.org/yesfest

Saturday Schedule
2-3 p.m.: Open improv jam
2 p.m.-Improv Jam
3 p.m.-Film Festival
4 p.m.-Play Festival
5 p.m.-They Found Us
6 p.m.-Larry Anthony
7 p.m.-Nimrod
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
You can "literally" make a difference in someone's life! Literacy DuPage is seeking volunteer tutors to help people with limited English discover their full potential. No teaching background or second language skills are required. Our volunteer tutor training teaches how to assist adults with one-on-one and small group tutoring. Please join us at our orientation session at Elmhurst Public Library on June 26th from 9:30am - 11am.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone like you've never seen it before. Everyone will participate in this exciting show. You'll get a bag of props to use while we watch the film. Don't miss this great night!
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Brainstorm, write, and play with like-minded players for some off-the-cuff fun. Enjoy an Improv Jam the last Monday meeting of each month.
Location
Teen Space
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Those with early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s are welcome to join for activities. This program is for those with early-to-mid stage dementia. Caregivers are required to attend.
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Knitters, crocheters and needle work craft enthusiasts of all levels: bring a project to work on, share your knowledge and show off your projects while socializing and having fun at this Library club. Simple project ideas are available for beginners.
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Bring your family papers, research work, and questions. Work on your own or with others interested in family history research to share tips, tools, and experiences.
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Start buying and selling online through eBay. Learn the key parts of an online auction, how to create an account, and buy and sell.

"Explore Social Media, Apps, and More!"


Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
You can "literally" make a difference in someone's life! Literacy DuPage is seeking volunteer tutors to help people with limited English discover their full potential. No teaching background or second language skills are required. Our volunteer tutor training teaches how to assist adults with one-on-one and small group tutoring. Please join us at our orientation session at Elmhurst Public Library on June 26th from 9:30am - 11am.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
With the glorious birth of GPS, collections of maps, atlases, and travel guides are often left in neglected dusty piles. Don’t throw them away- bring your old wayfinding tools to EPL and make art with them in the new Makery space. All materials provided.
Location
The Makery
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for an exclusive Library Insiders Screening of Disney's Moana. Popcorn will be served!
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Is the fear of marketing your small business holding you back? Worried you'll need to spend a ton of money and you won't get any traction? Fear not. We will discuss the strategy and tricks you can use to move your business forward. Presented by Kelly Carpenter, Spitfire.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
The Goodwill Workforce Connection center is here to help you find work! Stop by on the first Thursday of each month. This free service helps with resume assistance, career exploration, vocational training, and much more.

Interview Skills - June 1
Social Media and the Job Search - August 3
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Get ready to hunt for clues, solve puzzles and unlock the mystery to escape the Room! You have 1 hour to escape. There is nothing physical, only brain power, organization and creative thinking will make you succeed in this adventure. Presented with The Room Mystery Escape Challenge.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Whether you're an avid board gamer or interested in starting to play contemporary board games, join us at Brewpoint Coffee (124 W. Park Ave.) to play a game from our circulating collection, like Settlers of Catan or Machi Koro, from 6:30-8 p.m. This group is for High School age and up.

Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Pastry Chef Rose Deneen will demonstrate how to take common vegetables from the garden and transform them into sweet treats. Learn how to make Avocado Chocolate Mousse, Carrot Cake Waffles and Butternut Squash Cookies. Samples and recipes included.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to turn your summer adventures into a book! Class will provide overview of Shutterfly services and how to get started on a photo book.

"Create, Make, and Build"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get ready to hunt for clues, solve puzzles and unlock the mystery to escape the Room! You have 1 hour to escape. There is nothing physical, only brain power, organization and creative thinking will make you succeed in this adventure. Presented by The Room Mystery Escape Challenge from Lisle.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
"What's the safest way to store you information? How much does an external hard drive cost? Is the cloud secure?

We'll help you wade through the many options to backup your information and save your stuff safely.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about and discuss wine with other aficionados at this Library club. (No alcohol will be consumed during the wine club meetings on Library premises).
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Drop-in to the second floor information desk with your best tech questions on smartphones and tablets, social media, 3D printing, , Microsoft Office, and more. Extra staff is available for more hands on help in a one-on-one setting (typically around 20-30 min).

Thursdays 5-8:30pm
Saturdays 1-4:30pm

EPL cardholders only.
Location
2nd Floor Info Desk
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
You can "literally" make a difference in someone's life! Literacy DuPage is seeking volunteer tutors to help people with limited English discover their full potential. No teaching background or second language skills are required. Our volunteer tutor training teaches how to assist adults with one-on-one and small group tutoring. Please join us at our orientation session at Elmhurst Public Library on June 26th from 9:30am - 11am.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join your fellow Pinochle players for an opportunity to sharpen your skills and have fun!
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Brainstorm, write, and play with like-minded players for some off-the-cuff fun. Enjoy an Improv Jam the last Monday meeting of each month.
Location
Teen Space
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come hear folktales from around the world presented by Elmhurst's own GreenMan Theater.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to make decorative words for your walls using the Silhouette Cameo in the new Makery space. It's an electronic cutting machine for creating intricate designs in material such as paper, vinyl, and more.

EPL cardholders only.

"Create, Make, and Build"
Location
The Makery
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Lunch and Learn continuing education series
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Knitters, crocheters and needle work craft enthusiasts of all levels: bring a project to work on, share your knowledge and show off your projects while socializing and having fun at this Library club. Simple project ideas are available for beginners.
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Transform your mind and spirit with the new trend in relaxation: coloring! Choose from beautifully detailed coloring pages, colored pencils or markers from the supplies provided or bring your own, and become totally absorbed in the joy of coloring.
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Learn about, taste, and discuss great beer at local establishments. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Tuesday, June 13 • 7 p.m. • Age 21+
off-site: Skeleton Key Brewery
8102 Lemont Rd, Unit 300, Woodridge
$10 tasting fee collected at event

Tuesday, July 11 • 7 p.m. • Age 21+
Off-site: Beer Cellar
488 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn
Bring a unique 6-pack to trade at this bottle share event.

Tuesday, August 8 • 7 p.m. • Age 21+
off-site: Imperial Oak Brewing
501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs
$10 tasting fee collected at event
Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Get comfortable using formulas. This class covers average, median, multi-operations, “if” “and” “or” and more!

Keyboarding, mouse skills, and a basic understanding of computers required

"Learn Everyday Essentials"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Exchange recipes, sample foods, and indulge in discussion. No registration required.
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Next Chapter Book Club is a literacy program for people with developmental disabilities. Anyone can join, regardless of reading ability.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wanted to know how to order a meal in Italian? The way to order food is methodical, by each plate and "slow" is the central theme. Anyone interested in the Italian culture is welcome to attend, regardless of language fluency. Meets at a local restaurant (TBA).
Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about the culture and customs of the featured country/region through a guest speaker and a sampling of the country's cuisine.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Make the first impression the best one-even though email! Learn about effective email marketing, including what it really is (and isn't). From revealing why regular email doesn't work to insider techniques like automated list building, get the keys to effective marketing. Presented with Fox Valley SCORE.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy an evening of bridge every other week. Open to all levels.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Whether you're an avid board gamer or interested in starting to play contemporary board games, join us at Brewpoint Coffee (124 W. Park Ave.) to play a game from our circulating collection, like Settlers of Catan or Machi Koro, from 6:30-8 p.m. This group is for High School age and up.

Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly TED talk viewing and conversation. Each month we will watch two TED talks on race and discuss them.

June:
We Need to Talk About An Injustice by Bryan Stevenson
A Prosecutor's Vision For A Better Justice System by Adam Foss

July:
An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Mia Birdsong
How To Raise a Black Son in America by Clint Smith

August:
My Road Trip through The Whitest Towns In America by Rich Benjamin
How to Overcome our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them by Vernā Myers
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level with transitions, video and audio, notes, and more. Basic understanding of PowerPoint required.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Business Meeting for New Home Star
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Description
Join us for an evening out in Wilder Park! Bring a blanket or chairs for a comfy evening under the stars. We'll provide the popcorn! Food trucks will be on-site at 7 p.m. The movie begins at 8 p.m. No registration required.
Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn to set up and work with the most popular projects in Excel.

Keyboarding, mouse skills, and a basic understanding of computers required.

"Learn Everyday Essentials"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Drop-in to the second floor information desk with your best tech questions on smartphones and tablets, social media, 3D printing, , Microsoft Office, and more. Extra staff is available for more hands on help in a one-on-one setting (typically around 20-30 min).

Thursdays 5-8:30pm
Saturdays 1-4:30pm

EPL cardholders only.
Location
2nd Floor Info Desk
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Having difficulty reading the old German handwriting? Not sure what that word is in German? Bring a copy of the document and meet with a translator to solve those language mysteries.
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Have a closet full of records, cassettes, and/or VHS and want to bring them into the 21st century? Learn about the Creative Studio, the perfect place to digitize your analog collection.

No previous computer skills required

"Start Using Computers, Tablets, and Internet"
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us in the intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce. Surprising personal insights from Disney's friends, family and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of his finest productions.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Brainstorm, write, and play with like-minded players for some off-the-cuff fun. Enjoy an Improv Jam the last Monday meeting of each month.
Location
Teen Space
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Location
Kossmann Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Beginners welcome! Celebrate the season and express your creativity with this fun painting workshop. Learn to draw a butterfly on watercolor paper from photo reference and then use watercolor pencils to add vibrant color to your painting.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Omeka is a great, free resource that lets you upload and organize your genealogy files with metadata. Here we'll show you how to create an Omeka account, how to upload files, and more.

"Explore Social Media, Apps, and More!"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Knitters, crocheters and needle work craft enthusiasts of all levels: bring a project to work on, share your knowledge and show off your projects while socializing and having fun at this Library club. Simple project ideas are available for beginners.
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Want to dive into the deepest nooks and crannies of your iPhone? This class goes in-depth to explore the reaches of what your smartphone can do. Covers Do Not Disturb, Airdrop, Airplay, and more.

"Learn Everyday Essentials"
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join local business owners in the Elmhurst community on the third Thursday each month for informal roundtable discussions. Get advice, network and share your experience with your peers. Fox Valley SCORE mentors available to answer your questions.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Is your “office” usually at home or in the Library? Generate ideas and share tips with other work-from-home entrepreneurs at this networking event held the third Thursday of each month.
Location
Gathering Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Whether you're an avid board gamer or interested in starting to play contemporary board games, join us at Brewpoint Coffee (124 W. Park Ave.) to play a game from our circulating collection, like Settlers of Catan or Machi Koro, from 6:30-8 p.m. This group is for High School age and up.

Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Explore the darker side of Chicago history with award-winning filmmaker John Borowski as he discusses the history of H.H. Holmes, the making of the film H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer and the book The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes.Q & A session follows, along with a chance to purchase autographed copies.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Codecademy is a free online learning platform that is a fun and easy way to start learning coding in HTML, Python, Java, and more. Basics knowledge of data types, text input and output, and functions necessary. Bring Codecademy account info. Recommended for patrons who have taken Codecademy Basics.

"Explore Social Media, Apps, and More!"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Drop-in to the second floor information desk with your best tech questions on smartphones and tablets, social media, 3D printing, , Microsoft Office, and more. Extra staff is available for more hands on help in a one-on-one setting (typically around 20-30 min).

Thursdays 5-8:30pm
Saturdays 1-4:30pm

EPL cardholders only.
Location
2nd Floor Info Desk
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Your story is waiting. Let us help you make it great. Bring your short story, poem, memoir, or other pieces of work to share and discuss.
Location
Administration Conference Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Hear the story of an Elmhurst couple and their four kids searching for life with more meaning in their small house. Learn about their adventures with downsizing and explore the topics of minimalism, the joys and challenges of living simply in suburbia, and the advantages of eliminating financial debt.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Announcing our first Summer Foreign Policy Roundtable. Join Professor Gary Midkiff (facilitator of our Great Decisions program) for three discussions of current foreign policy issues and challenges. Gary will select topics in advance and e-mail links or references for participants to read before each meeting.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Are you a knitter/crocheter who likes tea and coffee? Grab a drink, kick back with your latest project, and chat with other crafty folks in Brewpoint's calming Garden Room.
Location
Off Site Location
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Pick up a new skill while enjoying Brewpoint Coffee's great atmosphere.
This DIY program introduces you to a new skill and how the Library can support your creativity. For adults and high school students.
Location
Off Site Location #2
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The "fake news" epidemic isn't new - journalism and the executive branch have demonstrated a love/hate relationship for centuries. Join Professor Gary Midkiff to shed some light on the often contentious relationship between media and the U.S. Government.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Pivot tables can sort, summarize, and analyze data. Excellent Excel knowledge required.

Keyboarding, mouse skills, and a basic understanding of computers required

"Learn Everyday Essentials"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Elmhurst Public Library

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