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Needle crafters of all types and experience levels are welcome to drop in to our crafting group. Relax while working on projects and chatting. No supplies provided, although crafters are welcome to share with each other.
First Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m. / Fireplace Area
July 5 and August 2
Third Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m. / Cardinal Room
July 19 and August 16
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On the fourth Wednesday of the month, enjoy a screening of an Oscar-nominated film on the big screen at the library. Films will be shown in the Hendrickson Room beginning at 1 p.m.

Hacksaw Ridge-June 28
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor during WWII despite refusing to bear arms on religious grounds. Rated R; 140 minutes.
Jackie-July 26
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband's historic legacy. Rated R; 100 minutes.
La La Land-August 23
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13; 128 min.


Relive the debuts of legendary vehicles during this fast-paced, visual presentation by Mitch Frumkin. Mitch has spent many years covering the automobile industry as well as the auto show circuit, and has written several books on the subject. During the program, enjoy samples or Ryba Fudge, the official confection of the Chicago Auto Show since the late 1950s! All attendees will be entered to win a pair of complimentary passes to the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 10-19, 2018.

Date and time: Thursday, June 29, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Hilarious, relevant and poignant, looking out // looking in is a collection of stories that connects issues around race, class, sexuality, age, gender, and self-esteem. The play features the true stories of the performers from Chicago's About Face Theatre and the audience is encouraged to ask the actors about their stories and share experiences. This play speaks specifically to transgender identity, race, and allyship. For teens and adults.
Date and time: Thursday, June 29, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Heart Healthy Diet
Wednesday, July 19, 2–3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room North
A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. Discuss strategies for meeting the recommended diet from the American Heart Association and practical tips for buying and storing produce.
Let’s Get Physical
Wednesday, August 16, 2–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room North
Did you know 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, can change your life? Come learn about the cardiovascular benefits and stay motivated to keep moving.

Adults, Seniors

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.
Jane Powell
Tuesday, July 11, 1–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Learn about her early years in Portland, Oregon, and watch the 1954 musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, also starring Howard Keel, will follow the discussion.
June Allyson
Monday, August 7, 1–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Learn about her early years in New York City and beyond and watch the delightful 1947 musical, Good News, also starring Peter Lawford.

NEW: Bilingual Storytime in the Park

Drop by for a 20-minute bilingual storytime and browse in the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m. - noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.

Les invitamos al parque para escuchar cuentos bilingües en Español e Inglés y para explorar materiales en nuestra biblioteca móvil. Los cuentos empezarán a las 11:15am y durarán por 20 minutos. La biblioteca móvil se quedará por la hora entera. En caso de mal tiempo, se cancelará la hora de cuentos pero la biblioteca móvil todavía estará disponible.

Heritage Park between the playground and Juliette Low School
Mondays, June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24

Storytime in the Park

Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer. Drop by for a 20-minute storytime and browse in the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m. to noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.

Pioneer Park at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez
Tuesdays, June 27 and July 11,18 and 25 (no bookmobile storytime on July 4)

Frontier Park in the northwest corner of the parking lot
Wednesdays, June 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and July 26

For more summer programs, visit http://www.ahml.info/summer

Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. Each week will be a different activity. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
Dates: Tuesdays, June 27
July 11, 18 and 25 and August 1
Time: 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
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Kids' World
Join us for films that introduce a broad variety of experiences and inspire conversation. Each screening is followed by facilitated discussion with your neighbors. All films will be screened in the Hendrickson Room from 7-9 p.m.
13th - Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, June 27
In this Oscar-nominated documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The discussion for this film will be led by members of the FORCE Project.
He Named Me Malala- Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, July 19
This inspiring film is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Yousafzai was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education.
Before the Flood- Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, August 15
Presented by National Geographic, this film features Leonardo DiCaprio’s journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to witness climate change. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, he searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Visit the library’s booth with your family for a fun summertime activity presented by the library's Tween Advisory Group.
July 15 – Sprout Squad, 9–11 a.m.
The Sprout Squad is a group of teen volunteers who are growing a garden plot at Olympic Park. Stop by to speak with some of the teen gardeners and check out the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor.
August 19 –Tween Advisory Group, 9–11 a.m.

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