Online Program Sign-up is here!
for any of our programs anytime from any computer.
- Simply click on the "Calendar" tab on the top toolbar which will take you to our interactive events calendar.
- Find the program you want on the calendar and
click on it. This will take you to a screen where you can sign up to attend.
- If you provide us with your email address, you'll receive and email confirmation
of your sign-up, plus a reminder email a couple of days before the program.
If you prefer, you may still call the
library at 630-323-8188, and we'll be glad to get you signed up for any program you like!
After Hours Celebration
Friday, April 19th
As our thanks to you for patiently waiting for us to re-open after the renovation, you're invited to an after-hours party! There will be refreshments, activities for children and a sneak peek at some of our 50th anniversary "artifacts" we've been organizing
to honor our 50th birthday. There will also be live demos of "Zinio," our online magazine-borrowing service
and some of our other offerings. Be sure to stop by!
An Evening with
author of One Man's Castle
May 7th, 7:00 pm
Michael Major has been writing short stories
ever since high school; three dozen have been published. Now he's completed his first novel One Man's Castle.
Join the author as he talks about his writing career and his new book.
Viva les Vines!Monday, May 13th, 7:00 pm
your garden space by growing up! University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener
Nancy Bell will teach us all about vines, the support structures they need and some of the best perennial and annual vines for our growing area.
My Left Foot
(1989) rated R
Monday, March 11th, 6:30 pm
Please note new date!
Based on his autobiography,this film is the fascinating portrait of Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis),
an Irishman afflicted with cerebral palsy who, with the support of his mother played by Brenda
Fricker triumphed over the disease to become one of Ireland's foremost literary
figures and artists.
Argo(2012) rated R
Monday, April 8th, 6:30 pm
When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent
Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge
at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events.
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Monday, April 22nd, 6:30 pm
Lana Turner and John Garfield star in this classic "film noir" tale of dark
sexuality, corruption and retribution. Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
Note: The Game's Afoot Mystery Group is discussion the novel on April 15th.
Anna Karenina (2012)
rated RMonday, May 6th, 6:30 pm
The story unfolds in its original late 19th century
Russia high society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from
the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As
Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her
family, friends and community.
will be served.
To register for these free programs, go to the "Calendar
" page, or call the library at 630-323-8188.
The Big Read 2013
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
More than a love story, Adriana
Trigiani's novel captures the immigrant experience of the early 1900s.
by the Clarendon Hills Library are listed below. For a full listing of programs at all participating libraries, pick
up a resource guide at any of the libraries or view it online at www.thebigread.org.
Big Read Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 13th
2:00 pm at Westmont Public Library
Coming to America: Ellis Island
Tuesday, April 2nd
Experience one woman's journey of leaving her homeland to immigrate to America in the early 1900s; her passage
through Ellis Island, and her hopes, dreams and fears about her new life.
Fashions of the Times:
through World War II
Tuesday, April 9th
Former museum curator Sandi Scheibley shares
items from her collection of men's and women's fashions of the first half of the 20th century. Learn how the clothing
of each period reflected the culture of the times.
New York, New York
Chicago native and hobby photographer Art Hill takes you on an armchair journey through The Big
Apple. His beautiful photos include many landmarks and locations featured in The Shoemaker's Wife" such
as Manhattan, Central Park, the Theater District and Greenwich Village.
Register for any of
theses programs through the links on our "Calendar" page. Before March 4th you may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Monday Movie Matinees
After the Thin Man
(1936) not rated
Monday, March 25th
note new date!
William Powell and Myrna Loy re-create their roles of
amateur sleuths Nick and Nora Charles in this popular
sequel to the original "The Thin Man." Also starring James Stewart.
The Wrong Box (1966)
Monday, April 29th, 1:30 pm
In Victorian England, a fortune now depends
on which of two brothers outlives the other...or can be made to have seemed to do so! Features an all-star cast including
Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine and John Mills.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Monday, May 20th, 1:30 pm
John Huston sketches a dark, cynical world with painfully deep perception. Detective Sam Spade's (Humphrey Bogart) search
for his partner's killer leads him to a group of determined individuals who want the jeweled
falcon of Malta: Brigid O'Shaughnessey (Mary Astor), the beautiful femme fatale, cowardly Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre), and pompously inflated Casper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet).
Lyric Opera Lecture Series
Our joint series with the Indian Prairie Library continues with the lectures
(Contact the Indian Prairie Library at 630-887-8760 to register for lectures there.)
Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 pm
Indian Prairie Library
February 5th, 7:00 pm
Indian Prairie Library
February 7th, 7:00 pm
Clarendon Hills Village Hall, 1 N. Prospect
directly south of the library
note location change
Tuesday, February 19th, 7:00 pm
Indian Prairie Library-conference
Please note location change