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Sign-Up for a Free
Temporary Library Card!
Access digital resources and materials from home

The Library's building may be closed, but our online library is always open, even during a quarantine! Click here to apply for a free temporary card now.
  • Stream movies (new!)
  • Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Access news databases
  • Use our resume builder
  • Take a class (non-credit)
  • ...and more!
Temporary cards will expire when the Library re-opens. Fill out the online form. Staff will verify your address, then email you your account information. 

- Already have an account, but it is blocked? The block limit has been temporarily raised to $100, so your card might be useable during the quarantine.

- Already have an account but lost your card? Fill out the online form and note it in the "Comments" field.

 

 
Hoopla Digital Now Available
Hoopla Digital is now available for
Stickney-Forest View Public Library card holders.

Register for a free hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com or clicking the button on our webpage. Or by using the hoopla mobile app on your iOS, Android, or Kindle device. You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and enter your library card number and PIN. If you never changed your PIN it should be the last four digits of your phone number. If that doesn't work you can reset your PIN by using the Library's online catalog.

You will be able to check out 8 items per month. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla's content.

If you do not currently have a library card, you can request a temporary card to give you access to all our online materials. To request a temporary card, email circulation@sfvpld.org or fill out this online form.

For more information about Hoopla Digital here is the online tutorial.
 
 

[image - Labor Day poster]COVID-19 Update
 
The Stickney-Forest View Public Library is taking the precautionary measures of:

- closing the Library, including all services, programming, and Outreach. The Library will tentatively re-open in a limited capacity on Monday, 5/11
. Date is subject to change. More information will follow.

- The due date for all Library materials has been extended to May 25, 2020 (5/25/2020).

- Also, the Library will keep your available holds through May 18, rather than the usual seven days.  

A full letter from the Director is available here (Español).

For authoritative information about the novel coronavirus, use the links below.
 
Upcoming Events & Programs
(See our Calendar for more!) 
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(*UPON RE-OPENING*)

 
Senior Crossword Club
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month 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.


Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11am - noon.

(*UPON RE-OPENING*)



 
 

[image - different tax forms in a stand behind the Circulation Desk]Tax Forms for Current Year (2019) Now Available
Federal and State (Illinois)

Tax Day for both federal and state has been postponed to Wednesday, 7/15.
The Library has basic federal and state tax forms. If you need a form we do not have on hand, see staff for a free printout (fewer than 10 pages, please).

We have some federal 1040 & 1040-SR instruction booklets (2019). Patrons with a library card may also check out for 1-week (7 days):
- a 1040 & 1040-SR instruction booklet (2019)
- an IL-1040 instruction booklet (2019)

Also see staff for info about free tax assistance in the area.

Visit our Tax Forms page to download forms. 


To order federal forms from the IRS through US mail, call 800-829-3676 

Library staff is unable to give tax advice. Please review our full "Tax Forms" policy here.







 
Storytimes

Paint 'n Stories
Mondays from 1 - 2pm
For ages 5 & under.

Join us for stories, songs and simple paint crafts! (Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on!)

Our storytimes are drop in and do not require registration. Storytimes are meant for, and more fun in groups. If at least 3 children do not attend a storytime, storytime may be cancelled that day.
(*UPON RE-OPENING*)
 



Storytime Slam!
Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm
For ages 7 & under.

Stop by after school for some fun! Hear stories and songs!

Our storytimes are drop in and do not require registration. Storytimes are meant for, and more fun in groups. If at least 3 children do not attend a storytime, storytime may be cancelled that day.
(*UPON RE-OPENING*)


 


[image - PiYo poster]Author Visit

Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi tells the inspiring story of twelve nurses who were taken prisoner in a prisoner of war camp by the Japanese military.


THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED
 


Book Clubs

[image - Kids-Can-Cook! Cookbook Club logo]
Kids-Can-Cook! 
Tuesday, 5/12 from 11:15am - 
12:30pm
For ages 6-12.
This kids' cookbook book club meets once a month.
Check out a copy of the Club's monthly selection. Make a dish at home and bring to the meeting to share with the other participants!
(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 

[image - Cookies & Bookies logo]Cookies & Bookies
Wednesday, 5/20 from 4 - 5:30pm
For ages 9-12.
This book club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 4pm. Check out a copy of the Club's monthly selection and read in time to discuss at the meeting.

(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 

[image - Book Cover Creators Club logo]Book Cover Creators
Wednesday, 5/27 from 5 - 6pm
For ages 7-12.
This book club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at 5pm. We will read a selected book together at the meeting and discuss important story elements. Then participants will draw/color a new book cover for it. Book covers will be displayed in Youth Services until the next meeting.

(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 
 
[image - logo for Hot Topics book club]Hot Topics
Tuesday, 6/2 at 5pm
For 2nd-5th Graders with parent/guardian.
Join us each month to discuss a book with Hot Topics! Please pick up your book in Youth Services prior to each meeting with enough time to read the book before the meeting date. When you pick up your book, we will register you.
June's selection is TBD.             

(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 

43rd Street Book Club
Date of next meeting: TBD
MARCH & APRIL MEETINGS ARE CANCELED

For ages 18+.
 
All events at the Library are canceled/postponed. We hope to meet in May. 

This fiction book club for adults meets on the last Monday of the month at 7pm. Check out a copy of the month's book club selection and read it in order to discuss at the next meeting.
[image - 43rd Street Book Club logo]


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!


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]




 

 







 



Adult Cookbook Book Club
Thursday, 5/14 from 6 - 7:30pm
For ages 18+.
This is the Library's cookbook book club for adults. Check out a copy of the month's selected cookbook. Make a dish at home and bring to share with the Club's other participants.

Questions? Call us at 708-749-1050 x120.


May's selection is TBD.
(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)



 

[image - general art supplies]Youth Art Clubs

Art Pod: Father's Day

Saturday, 6/13 from 1 - 2pm
For ages 0-5.

A new art club for young kids! Every second Saturday of the month at 1pm. Please register for each session so we have enough supplies.

[Button - Click to register]



(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 

Craftin' Kiddos
Tuesday, 4/7 at 11am
For ages 0-5.
Every first Tuesday of the month at 11am.
No registration required. Drop-ins welcome!


 

Let's Get Crafting
Tuesday, 5/19 from 11:15am - 12:15pm
For ages 4-8.
Every third Tuesday of the month at 11:15am.


[button - Click to register]



(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

 

Crafty Kids
Wednesday, 5/13 at 4:30pm
For ages 6-12.
Every second Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm.


[Button - Click to register]



(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)
 

Listen to Your Art
Saturday, 5/23 from 1 - 2pm
For ages 6-12.
Every fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm.


[Button - Click to register]



(*IF LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)



 
[image - Pop-Up Library pointing to Central Stickney Facility, 4949 S. Long Ave.]Pop-Up Library!
Central Stickney Facility (CSF)
Every Wednesday

This is an off-site program, at 4949 S. Long Ave.
Library staff will now visit CSF once a week. 

- Return Library items.
- Request items for pickup at the Library.
- Staff will also bring a small collection of new and popular materials for browsing and checkout.
Just drop by! No registration required.

Materials for Adults (18 yrs+)
Every Wednesday from 11 - 11:30am

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

Materials for Youth (under 18 yrs)
Every Wednesday from 3 - 3:30pm

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

Did you know you can also return your materials to Stickney-Forest View Library's Book Return outside the Central Stickney Facility (4949 S. Long Ave.)? Anytime! Staff regularly retrieves these items and checks them back in at the Library. (Just no electronic devices, please! Movies, including Media Box items in a maroon case, are okay.)



 
[image - Wits Workout logo]Wits Workout
Saturday, 3/28 from 2-3pm
Over the past several weeks Cook County has begun experiencing an outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. This is a respiratory illness which is spread from person to person and is occurring in countries around the world.
 
Age Options, the organization which funds several of our senior programs, has asked us to suspend programs that they fund to decrease the possible spread of the virus among at-risk populations. Please check our calendar for canceled programs. Thank you for your understanding.


For ages 55+.
Starting Saturday, January 25th, and continuing monthly on the fourth Saturday we will be offering Wits Workouts, peer-reviewed brain health activities designed to engage you intellectually in a fun, social setting.

 
Based on research that intellectual challenge and social connectedness are two of several factors that contribute to brain health throughout life, Wits Workout has two main goals—to provide purposeful opportunities for older adults to engage intellectually, and to increase their socialization through ongoing group participation.
 
You do not need to attend every session, but we hope you can come to as many as possible.

 



 
Video Gaming at the Library[image - video game controller]

Game Break
Tuesdays from 4 - 6pm
For K-6th Graders.
In Youth Services.

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

Level Up!
Thursdays from 4 - 6pm
For 4th-8th Graders.
In the Community Room.

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

Game On!
Saturdays from 10am - 4pm
For teens ages 13-18.
In the Teen Space.

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

B.Y.O.C. Gaming
Every third Saturday of the month, 2 - 4pm
For ages 18+.
B.Y.O.C. = Bring. Your. Own. Console. or play on one of ours!
In the Community Room.


Gaming programs are drop-in; no registration required.
(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)


 

Chair Yoga For Seniors
Every third Tuesday of the month from noon - 1pm
Over the past several weeks Cook County has begun experiencing an outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. This is a respiratory illness which is spread from person to person and is occurring in countries around the world.
 
Age Options, the organization which funds several of our senior programs, has asked us to suspend programs that they fund to decrease the possible spread of the virus among at-risk populations. Please check our calendar for canceled programs. Thank you for your understanding.


No prior Yoga experience required. Certified yoga instructor Joan Zigulich will lead you in a series of simple movements to strengthen and streth your whole body while comfortably seated in a chair.  
 
This class is made possible by a grant from AgeOptions. If fewer than three people are registered, we will have to cancel the class.

Click the dates below to register, or call 708-749-1050.


3/17
4/21
CANCELED

Future dates (TENTATIVE):
5/18
6/16






 

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 reference@sfvpld.org




 

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 taylord@sfvpld.org or by calling 708-749-1050 x130. This program is free. Practice your English speaking skills and learn new ones.

NO CLASS (through 5/9, at least)

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 taylord@sfvpld.org o llamando al 708-749-1050 x130. Este programa es gratis. Practica tus habilidades de hablar inglés y aprende nuevas.

SIN CLASE (hasta 5/9 al menos)

Recursos en español

 

[image - a chihuahua wears a knitted winter hat]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.

(*ONCE LIBRARY HAS RE-OPENED*)

 
 

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.



 


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



 
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