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Upcoming Events & Programs
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Food Drive!
Now through December 30th
[image - acceptable Food Drive foods]This holiday season, the Library is collecting these non-perishable, non-expired food items, on behalf of St. Pius X Parish:
  • canned sweet potatoes
  • Stove Top turkey stuffing
  • instant potatoes
  • rice
  • Saltine crackers
  • turkey gravy
  • cranberry sauce
  • napkins
  • Jewel & Aldi gift cards
Donate these items at our Circulation Desk, & we'll enter you in our raffle. The winner we draw will win a prize at the end of December!
(1 entry per item)

As always, each item also reduces your fine balance by $1.00! Please ask for staff assistance!

[flyer - The Art of the Escape: New Escape Room coming December 2019 to SFVPLD!]

Winter Reading Program
Read to Succeed from the Chicago Wolves
December 2nd - February 1st
[image - Chicago Wolves' Read to Succeed logo]For ages 3-12.
Achieve your reading goals with books you love through the Chicago Wolves' Read to Succeed Winter Reading Program! Win prizes like tickets to a game or a Chicago Wolves baseball cap. Register anytime at the Youth Services' Desk by 1/25. 

December Scavenger Hunt:
Santa's Presents Are Missing!

[image - Santa is perplexed]December 2nd - 31st
For ages 3-12.
Find all eight of Santa's presents hiding around the Youth Services Department. Get a game card at the Desk. Color or mark down the presents you find, then submit the finished game card to staff at the Youth Services Desk for the chance to win a prize! 
Maximum: One entry per month.


Veterans History Project
We Want Your Stories

[image - Veterans History Project graphic)Are you or is someone you know a veteran of the United States military? The Stickney-Forest View Public Library would like to create an online library of veterans histories, told by the veterans themselves.

Contact the Library to be interviewed by a friend or loved one, or by our Veterans History Project volunteer, James McCraven, a veteran of both the Army and the Navy.

Call 708-749-1050 or email us at


Senior Crossword Club
Wednesdays, 1/8 and 1/22 at 11am

For ages 55+.
Do you like crossword puzzles? Want to keep your brain stimulated? Want to get out of the house and socialize with some peers? Come to the Library and help solve a puzzle with others. We will project the puzzle onto one of our large screen TVs and read the clues to the group. You help come up with the answers.

This program is for seniors ages 55 and up. Coffee and hot tea will be available for participants.

Wednesdays from 11am to noon.




Bath Bombs
[image - bath bomb with a Christmas bow]Monday, 12/9 at 4pm
For ages 13-18. 
Monday, 12/16 at 6pm
For ages 10-14. Register
Need a gift for mom or your friends?? Make bath bombs for them! You must register so we have enough supplies for everyone to make them.

Cowboy Choir Holiday Show
Monday, 12/16 at 6:30pm
For all ages.
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To bring you the joy of the season, the Cowboy Choir has prepared a concert of Christmas songs featuring their signature harmonies of vocals, guitar, and violin. Thank you to the Friends of the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for sponsoring this event.
Treats and refreshments will be provided.
Please register and mark you calendar! 
Reserve your spot here or call 708-749-1050 x120


43rd Street Book Club
Wednesday, 1/8 at 7pm 

[image - book cover for The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff]
Join us for a discussion of The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. This historical fiction set during WWII is inspired by true events.

Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk (regular print or audiobook on CD available).

Click here to see the list of books we will read next!

The 43rd Street Book club usually meets the last Monday of the month from 7 - 8pm, but December's meeting will be WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8th.

Join the discussion online on our Adult Readers' Facebook page (click the image below!).

Questions? Call us at 708-749-1050 x120

[book covers of past Club selections]




Fit Club
1/4 - 2/22
Saturdays at 10am 

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Beachbody® Coach Diane Whiston will lead a variety of fun workouts to keep your heart rate pumping and strengthen your muscles. Workouts will have barre basics, cardio, core workouts and more.

Bring a yoga mat and hand weights if you have them.
Register for one or more dates below or call 708-749-1050 x120. Walk-ins welcome! 



ESL Conversation Cafe
Every Saturday from 10am - noon
For ages 17+.
[image - MC Conversation Cafe]We are working in partnership with Morton College's Project CARE program to offer this program. Please register at the Youth Services Desk, via email to Danielle at or by calling 708-749-1050 x130. This program is free. Practice your English speaking skills and learn new ones.

Resources in Spanish


Cafe de conversación en inglés
Todos los sábados de 10am a mediodía
Para mayores de 17 años.
[image - MC Cafe de conversación en inglés]Estamos trabajando en asociación con el programa Project CARE de Morton College para ofrecer este programa. Regístrese en el mostrador de servicios juveniles, por correo electrónico a Danielle a o llamando al 708-749-1050 x130. Este programa es gratis. Practica tus habilidades de hablar inglés y aprende nuevas.

Recursos en español

[image - knitted, stuffed pumpkins]Crochet & Knitting Club  
2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 10am - noon
For ages 6+.
A crochet & knitting group for families, kids 6+, teens, and adults. All skill levels are welcome and beginners are encouraged to join. 

All materials provided.


Take Home the Internet
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
[image - photo of a mobile internet hotspot by Netgear and Sprint]For ages 18+.
No Internet at home? We have 4G/LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, which adult (ages 18+) SFV Library cardholders may borrow to take home the Internet for a 2-week loan period. Visit the Circulation Desk to be put on the wait list (these devices are popular! Usually a hotspot becomes available after about a week).

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

Read our Wi-Fi Hotspot Policy here.

Check availability or place a hold (returning hotspot borrowers only) through our catalog.


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teal = adults
green = youth & teens
gold = Spanish / español
orange = all ages

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