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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. In May, join Dann and Raymond and find out their picks for the top 15 favorite male movie sex symbols.
Date and time: Thursday, May 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Join us for a discussion of Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden. Refreshments provided. Register and pick up a copy of the book in the Business Center.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 25, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Restaurant, 70 N. Vail Ave.

Adults, business
District 25 Art on Display
May 5-27
Locations: Marketplace and First Floor Display Cases
More than 250 works of art curated from seven District 25 elementary schools and two middle schools is on display in the library during the month of May. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self-portraits and 3D art. Join us in celebrating these student artists' accomplishments and creativity by visiting anytime through May 27 to see the art on display. Drop in.

Meet fellow writers, bring pages to share (or just come to listen) and join in a guided critique
led by a writing instructor at this monthly meeting for local writers.
Date and time: Wednesday, May 11, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room I

Learn how to use Pinterest strategically in your branding and social media marketing. Find out how to drive traffic to your website, gain visibility and establish your expertise. Pinterest is a great tool any business can use with a little creative thinking.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 10,10–11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

Adults, business
Join us for an elegant evening of magic with acclaimed magician Jeanette Andrews. Andrews uses philosophy and psychology in her magic to challenge all five senses, and her interactive illusions will leave you enthralled. This performance is intended for an adult audience.
Date and time: Friday, May 20, 8–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames will treat us to some classic Motown tunes.
Date and time: Sunday, May 15, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

The library has expanded its weekend hours, remaining open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and opening the library an hour earlier, at 11 a.m., on Sundays. 

The pilot program, scheduled to run through the end of 2016, will extend weekend hours based upon a recent survey of library customers which indicated many residents wished the library offered more hours on the weekends. Use of the library during these times will then be evaluated before 2017 hours are set.

"These expanded hours stem from the fact that people's lives are busier than ever, and we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to visit the library," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.

The $125,000 pilot program, which began on March 19, was approved as part of the library’s 2016 budget to provide extra funding to staff the library.

Join us to compare and contrast the novel The Martian by Andy Weir and the 2015 film which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Matt Damon. The Martian chronicles the story of an astronaut who is accidentally left behind on Mars and his struggle to survive. Pick up a copy of the DVD and book at the Info Desk.
Date and time: Sunday, May 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a compelling discussion about the hometowns and lives of the stars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
High Society
Sunday, May 29, 2-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Join us for a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, as well as his ties to Chicago. Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and Hotel Historian for the Palmer House Hilton will also be joining us for a discussion of the Palmer House's Empire Room and its many famous acts--including a young crooner named Frank Sinatra. (He will even be raffling off a weekend getaway at the Palmer House!) The discussion will be followed by a screening of his 1956 film High Society, also starring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.

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