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Events at the Park Forest Public Library Through Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

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Aromatherapy Blending this week at the Park Forest Public Library. (Photo: PFPL)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- There are a number of events on the docket this week at the Library for children of all ages, from infant to elder adult. 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 11, 2019 (All day)

Location: The Lab 

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

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, February 11, 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.

Family Movie Night

Monday, February 11, 2019 – 6:30 PM

NOW SHOWING: Space Guardians 2

Rated: NR

Location: Ringering Room

STEAM Explorers

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, February 12, 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! 

Baby Time

Wednesday, February 13, 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.

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Aromatherapy Blending 101

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 1:00 PM

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.

Color Me Mine

Wednesday, February 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

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

Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, February 13, 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.

Teen DIY: Valentine’s Day Craft

Thursday, February 14, 2019 (All day)

Location: The Lab

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a do-it-yourself craft!

Potpourri of Lectures

Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Location: Ringering Room

February 14th – “Picasso and his Paramours” by Maureen Cribbs


Thursday, February 14, 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

kids’ zone Math Club

Thursday, February 14, 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 15, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

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

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 15, 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 15th – “Synthesis and Nationalism: Bela Bartok”, “America’s Musical Gift”


Friday, February 15, 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 15, 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!

Life Ripples

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Location: Library Commons

Join us as we read and bring intention to small actions.  

The book for the upcoming month will be available for checkout at the Patron Services desk.

February 16th – Becoming by Michelle Obama

March 16th – The Art of the Wasted Day by Patricia Hampl

April 20th – Don’t Lose the Ball in the Lights: And Other Life’s Lessons from Sports by Suzanne Detar

May 18th – The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack by Jamie Dutcher and Jim Dutcher

June 15th – How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life by Frank Lipman

“I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.” – Seamus Heaney