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CANCELLED-Yoga Workshop With Yoga Habitat

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Yoga workshop.
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CANCELLED-Death Cafe

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death. Our objective is bring awareness to the impermanent nature of life so that we may remember the sacredness of each breath, A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Death Cafes are always offered: on a not for profit basis, in an accessible, respectful and confidential space; with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
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Shriners Hospitals Informational

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago Resource Table and learn about pediatric specialty care offered to kids - 0 to 18 years old, with orthopedic, cleft lip & palate, and rehabilitation needs including spinal cord injuries. Stop by and find out about a local health care provider doing amazing things for children
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CANCELLED-Jewel-Osco Shingles Clinic

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-A Shingrix presentation/clinic will be presented by Jewel/Osco. They will be providing refreshments and a brief presentation on shingles and shingles vaccines.
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CANCELLED-Yoga Workshop With Yoga Habitat

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Yoga workshop.
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CANCELLED: Grief Journaling Workshop at Maze Branch

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Have you experienced the loss of a loved one ( a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss* or anticipatory grief*? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts followed by time to journal. At the end or each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all sessions. The last two sessions will be a final sharing in which family and friends are or will be invited.


Resources for writing, grief, where to get help, etc. will be provided at each session. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Duration: Dec - May, Twice a month for two hours each session

Days & Times: 1st Thur. 6-8pm & 4th Sun. 2-4pm


* Ambiguous loss refers to loss without closure. The person is often left searching for answers, which often results in unresolved grief. Some examples are infertility, termination of pregnancy, disappearance of a family member, death of an ex-spouse, a family member being physically alive but in a state of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease or dementia, etc.

* Anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. 

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CANCELLED-Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Medicare can be confusing.  Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the year ahead.
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CANCELLED-Midday Meditation

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Stop by the library for a midday meditation led by Betsy Grimm
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Registration is open

CANCELLED: Grief Journaling Workshop at Maze Branch

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Have you experienced the loss of a loved one ( a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss* or anticipatory grief*? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts followed by time to journal. At the end or each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all sessions. The last two sessions will be a final sharing in which family and friends are or will be invited.


Resources for writing, grief, where to get help, etc. will be provided at each session. Registration is encouraged, but not required.


Duration: Dec - May, Twice a month for two hours each session

Days & Times: 1st Thur. 6-8pm & 4th Sun. 2-4pm


* Ambiguous loss refers to loss without closure. The person is often left searching for answers, which often results in unresolved grief. Some examples are infertility, termination of pregnancy, disappearance of a family member, death of an ex-spouse, a family member being physically alive but in a state of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease or dementia, etc.

* Anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. 


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CANCELLED-Thrive Talks Speaker Series: Anxiety in Children and Teens: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Presented by Heidi Hamernik, PhD

Enrich your life with this speaker series presented by Thrive Counseling Center. RSVP not required but appreciated at wlacey@thrivecc.org or 708.383.7500, ext. 111. Join us for any and all events in the series:
  • October 9: Suicide: A Health Crisis
  • November 14: Becoming an Even Better Parent! with Stephen Parker, LMFT
  • February 6, 2020: Trauma: A Collaborative Presentation with Sarah's Inn with Marian Sassetti, MD, FAAFP
  • March 5, 2020: What About Us? Family, Friends and Loved Ones of People with Additions with Mary Ann Daly, MA, LCPC
  • May 7, 2020: Anxiety in Children and Teens: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment with Heidi Hamernik, PhD
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CANCELLED: Blood Drive

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. 
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Registration begins 4/20/2020 at 8:00 AM

CANCELLED-Sugar Beet COOP -Flower Power for the Body & All DIY & Presentation

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Dive into the world of flowers and learn about the petals that have the power to heal. Sugar Beet Co-op will present two demonstrations: a sugar scrub and a calendula scrub, plus a DIY relaxation pillow with recipe cards to take home. Register now.
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CANCELLED-Allergies & You: Hives & Food Allergies

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-The Housecall Allergist Dr. Pitud will be at the library to give a presentation and answer questions about food allergies & hives.
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Shriners Hospitals Informational

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago Resource Table and learn about pediatric specialty care offered to kids - 0 to 18 years old, with orthopedic, cleft lip & palate, and rehabilitation needs including spinal cord injuries. Stop by and find out about a local health care provider doing amazing things for children
View More
Registration is open

CANCELLED: Grief Journaling Workshop at Maze Branch

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Have you experienced the loss of a loved one ( a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss* or anticipatory grief*? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts followed by time to journal. At the end or each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all sessions. The last two sessions will be a final sharing in which family and friends are or will be invited.


Resources for writing, grief, where to get help, etc. will be provided at each session. Registration is encouraged, but not required.


Duration: Dec - May, Twice a month for two hours each session

Days & Times: 1st Thur. 6-8pm & 4th Sun. 2-4pm


* Ambiguous loss refers to loss without closure. The person is often left searching for answers, which often results in unresolved grief. Some examples are infertility, termination of pregnancy, disappearance of a family member, death of an ex-spouse, a family member being physically alive but in a state of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease or dementia, etc.

* Anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. 

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Registration begins 4/28/2020 at 8:00 AM

CANCELLED-Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED-Medicare can be confusing.  Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the year ahead.
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Midday Meditation

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Stop by the library for a midday meditation led by Betsy Grimm
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Registration begins 5/15/2020 at 8:00 AM

Death Cafe

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death. Our objective is bring awareness to the impermanent nature of life so that we may remember the sacredness of each breath, A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Death Cafes are always offered: on a not for profit basis, in an accessible, respectful and confidential space; with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
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Shriners Hospitals Informational

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago Resource Table and learn about pediatric specialty care offered to kids - 0 to 18 years old, with orthopedic, cleft lip & palate, and rehabilitation needs including spinal cord injuries. Stop by and find out about a local health care provider doing amazing things for children
View More
Registration is closed

Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Medicare can be confusing.  Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the year ahead.
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Sibling Support Series Workshop: Adults with a Brother or Sister with Disabilities

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Come meet with other adults who have a brother or sister with disabilities to share experiences and insights and get resources for support. 

The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) will be sharing invaluable information and providing support for adults who have siblings with disabilities.  Siblings often have the longest relationship of their lives with each other and may take on greater support and caring roles for their brothers and sisters with disabilities as parents age.

Planning for the future is important for families to do to ensure that everyone has a voice and a choice in the process and is comfortable for potential future roles. This workshop will share information and resources for adult siblings to help families plan for the future.

This workshop will be led by Katie Arnold, executive director of the Sibling Leadership NetworkThe mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

This event is part of the Sibling Support Series:
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Midday Meditation

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Stop by the library for a midday meditation led by Betsy Grimm
View More

Shriners Hospitals Informational

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago Resource Table and learn about pediatric specialty care offered to kids - 0 to 18 years old, with orthopedic, cleft lip & palate, and rehabilitation needs including spinal cord injuries. Stop by and find out about a local health care provider doing amazing things for children
View More
Registration is closed

Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Medicare can be confusing.  Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the year ahead.
View More

Midday Meditation

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Stop by the library for a midday meditation led by Betsy Grimm
View More