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Aromatherapy Blending Drifting to the Park Forest Library: Events This Week

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Aromatherapy Blending is one of the events drifting your way at the Park Forest Public Library. (Photo: PFPL)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Aromatherapy Blending is coming to the Park Forest Public Library. That class starts February 13, and you might want to register now. There are currently only eight spots available. Brittany Coleman at the Library says, “All guests will make their own 1/3oz essential oil roller bottle to take home for free! Presented by Brittany Hogan, a Certified Advanced Aromatherapy Blending expert.”

There are, of course, a number of events on the docket this week at the Library. All event titles below are links that will take you to the PFPL’s page for more information.

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 4, 2019 (All day)

Location: The Lab 

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

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, February 4, 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.

Chinese New Year Crafts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Discover the tradition of Chinese New Year with crafts. 

Ages: 12-Under

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, February 5, 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! 

History Lecture Series: Emancipation to Inauguration

Tuesday, February, 5 2019 – 7:00PM

Location: Ringering Room

“Going to Chicago” were the words said, sung, and shouted by African-Americans during the Great Migration, forever changing the city and the nation. But Chicago’s Black experience predates that by nearly a century and a half and continues to this day. From Jean Baptiste Point DuSable to Ida B. Wells to Barack Obama and beyond, this experience is rich, deep, and profound.

Please join historian and entertainer Clarence Goodman for “Emancipation to Inauguration: Chicago’s Black Experience” to learn more!

Friends of the Library Social

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Location: Library Commons

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, February 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

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

STEAM for Teens

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Access new information, explore, and create from a day of STEAM related activities! 

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day)

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.

Potpourri of Lectures

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Location: Ringering Room

February 7th – “Interpretations: How I Interpret the Natural World Through Photography” by Rob Gunther

kids’ zone Math Club

Thursday, February 7, 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

Digital Literacy Workshop: Powerpoint Basics

Friday, February 8, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

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

Part 1: Friday, Feb 8th @ 11:00 AM

Part 2: Friday, Feb 15th @ 11:00 AM

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

Registration Required. Registering for Part I will automatically register you for Part 2 and Part 3. Registration Opens January 1st.

This event is currently full.

The Great Courses: Great Music of the 20th Century

Friday, February 8, 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.

Feb 8th – “The ‘New’ Classicism”, “Schoenberg and the 12-Tone Method”


Friday, February 8, 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 8, 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!

Inspiring Romance-Local Author Nancy McDaniel

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Saturday, February, 9, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Location: Library Commons

Join local author N.J. McDaniel as she shares insights from her novels in her lively and humorous style. 

Valentine’s Day Make & Take

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 1:00 PM

It’s time for cupid to shoot his arrow of hearts. Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the ones you love. Decorate a card or create a special surpise for family and freinds.

Ages: 12-Under

Coming Next Week: You Might Want to Register Now

Aromatherapy Blending 101

Registration required. There are currently eight spots available.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019- 1:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

Interested in blending essential oils? Join us for an afternoon of fun and learning as we explore the art and science of aromatherapy blending. Discover the secret of mixing oils harmoniously to create a blend that offers therapeutic and aromatic benefits! Expect to walk away with the skills you need to blend essential oils at home with confidence. All guests will make their own 1/3oz essential oil roller bottle to take home for free! Presented by Brittany Hogan, a Certified Advanced Aromatherapy Blending expert.