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Radium Girls Discussion & More at the Park Forest Library This Week

Radium Girls, Kate Moore, book discussion
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is on the agenda for discussion Monday at the Library.

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Friends of the Library will discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore Monday. In addition, there are a number of activities planned this week at the Park Forest Public Library.

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:


Monday, January 28, 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.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion

Monday, January 28, 2019 – 12:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

The Friends of the Library Book Club meets at 12:00 pm on the third Monday of each month (excluding December). The Friends of the Library Book Club is hosted by the Friends of the Library. A patron does not have to be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend the book club.

January 28th – The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, January 28, 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 28, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab 

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

Art Studio

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 3:30 PM

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

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

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

Baby Time

Wednesday, January 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab 

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

Toddler Art

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 11:00 AM

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

Ages: 3yrs-5yrs

Sensory Movie Matinee

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 1:30 PM

Sensory Friendly Movie showings provide families with varying abilities the opportunity to enjoy a family film where kids can be kids in a safe and accepting enviroment. Matinees are EVERY LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Walk around! Make noise! Enjoy a snack & activity! Dim Lights!

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, January 31, 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.

The Great Courses: Great Music of the 20th Century

Friday, February 1, 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 1st – “The Emancipation of Melody!”, “The Second Viennese School”


Friday, February 1, 2019 – 3:30 PM

LEGO Club is a club 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 1, 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!

Drop-In Craft Day

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.