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Submit your writing and artwork!

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Adult Winter Reading 2019
Saturday, January 5th - Friday, March 1st


A new year means new books, new ways to read, and new ways to win prizes!  

To participate, read at least two books, including one online book from Biblioboard (use the website or app).

Participants will be entered in a raffle. Get additional raffle entries (up to 20) by reading more books (print or digital), listening to audiobooks, watching booktube videos, and listening to book podcasts.
(Bonus if you are trying a new format for the first time!)

Remember to log your reading activities by the deadline, which is 4:45pm March 1st

Raffle winners will be drawn at the final party on Saturday, March 2nd. Winners need not be present to win, but we hope you join us for the party. Pick up a log at the Reference Desk or download one here. You may also submit entries online here
Questions? Email or call 708-749-1050 x120.

Introduction to Transparent Language

Thursday, February 21st, 6pm


Are you a Stickney-Forest View Library cardholder looking to learn a new language? Transparent Language provides online education courses in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and more. And it is available to you free of charge as a Library member. To learn how to access everything Transparent Language has to offer, register for our Introduction to Transparent Language course today!


Register here or call 708-749-1050.

Adult Readers' Book Club

Monday, February 25th, 7pm


Join us for a discussion of An American Marriage. Celeste's husband is arrested for a crime he didn't commit in this compelling, dramatic, and thought-provoking work.
Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. Library eBooks are available through Libby (a new app from Overdrive).


Register here or call us at 708-749-1050 x120.


Fit Club: Clean Week 
Saturdays in March starting March 2nd at 11am

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Clean week is a program to jumpstart your fit lifestyle. Each week, Beachbody Coach Diane Whiston will lead a workout of fitness fundamentals, followed by a session that covers meal planning and nutrition, with personal support and accountability. This is a group to support each other in our fitness journeys!  

March 2 (this introduction session may run longer than the others)
March 9
March 16
March 23
March 30

Register by clicking on the above dates or call 708-749-1050 x120. 
Walk-ins welcome. 

Adult Winter Reading Finale Concert
Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm

The Cowboy Choir, an acoustic musical group from Chicago, will play a concert of classic country and early rock favorites. Their guitars, bass, and violin provide the ideal backdrop for their voices that blend in perfect harmony. They have performed at various events and venues in the Chicago area and hope you will join them on the trail to a great time! Thank you to the Friends of the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for sponsoring this event.
Adult Winter Reading winners will be announced after the concert.
(To be eligible for prizes, reading activities need to be logged by 4:45pm on 3/1). 
Refreshments will be served. 
Reserve your spot here or call 708-749-1050 x120


Twilight Zone Lecture Series with Mike Lynn
Thursday, March 7th, 6:30pm
Join us at 6:30pm the first Thursday every month for a viewing of an episode of the classic science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone followed by a discussion led by Mike Lynn, an Adult Continuing Education instructor at College of DuPage. Learn about the creative elements behind the episode and how they enhanced the message and themes of the episode. Next stop... The Twilight Zone!
Register here for the second lecture and a screening of this month's episode 'The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street' or call 708-749-1050.


Second Saturday Cinema: First Man (2018)
Saturday, March 9th, 2pm

A visceral, first-person account of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on both astronaut Neil Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the Library!



Take Home the Internet
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending

No internet at home? We have updated our 4G/LTE mobile wi-fi hotspots, allowing you to take home the internet. Visit the Circulation Desk to sign up.

For more information, including our new mobile hotspot video tutorial, view our 
4G/LTE Hotspot Guide to Operation.

Check availability or place a hold through our catalog.


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Wednesday, March 6th, 2pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2pm
       (Choose one)

A licensed Medicare agent will be here to answer your questions about Medicare, such as:
  • What is Medicare and who is eligible to apply for it?
  • The distinctions of Medicare A,B,C and D
  • Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
  • Supplement plans vs. Medicare Advantage plans
  • Medicare D: prescription drugs explained.

Click one of the dates below to register or call 708-749-1050 x120.
         Wednesday, 3/6             Tuesday, 3/19


Storytelling Open Mic
Hosted by Writers'Group
Saturday, March 16th, 11am

You will have 7 minutes to tell your story.  Tell a true one or read one that you made up.  New storytellers welcome!  Coffee and chocolate will be provided.

SFVPLD Writers' Group meets the third Saturday of the month.  Check out our Writers' Corner page.

Find out how you can upload your writing(s) that will be available within the Library's digital content catalog for all to read! 
Watch this tutorial on how to create your book.

Once you are ready to start uploading/creating your book, go to Pressbooks.                                                           

Do you have a story to tell? Do you need feedback on a piece of writing? Come to SFVPLD's Writers' Group with a piece of writing to share. All types of writing are welcome and encouraged!

Questions? Email: or call 708-749-1050 x120.


Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Don't know what to do with that bird's nest of old Christmas lights? Bring them to our Library!

[image - holiday lights]Now through January, we will be a drop-off location for the Lions Club Holiday Lights Recycling Program. We will be collecting all working or non-working mini lights, traditional lights, rope lights, LED lights, & extension cords.

All proceeds will support the Lions of Illinois Foundation which provides programs for the hearing and visually impaired. 

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Stickney-Forest View Public Library District       6800 W. 43rd St, Stickney, IL 60402