Branching Out

From Small Beginnings, Great Happenings

Acorn Public Library District

15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL  60452


Monday, July 28, 2014

Please take our short survey

Summer Reading Ends 
August 2


All Acorn Library programs are free and most need advanced registration.  Call (708)687-3700 for more information.

End of Summer Reading Pizza Party!

Sat., August 2 at 2 PM
Participants in the Summer Reading Program are invited to the library for pizza, cake, and the Grand Prize Drawing.

Pets Caught Reading Photography Contest
June 7 - August 2
Time is running out!  Submit a photo of your pet using your camera or phone to win a prize!  Bonus points will be awarded if you catch your pet “reading” or dressing them up as their favorite literary character!  Winners will be chosen by August 9, the winner will receive a $20 gift card to PetSmart.

Monday Movie Matinee
Mon., August 4 at 2 PM
This month’s free movie is based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth that follows Beatrice Prior and her adventure to discovering where she belongs in a post-apocalyptic society based in Chicago. Space is limited, so register in advance.   

Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Part D
Thur., August 21 at 10:30 AM
Join Diane Adduci from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for a free informational program about Medicare Part D, the Medicare Prescription Drug Program.  She will be discussing enrollment periods, the four phases of coverage, formularies, and tips on how to choose a plan.  Program time is approximately 60 minutes, which includes a question and answer session.


Young Adult Photography Contest:  
This years theme:  Animals.  Take a picture of your pet, a friend’s pet, or even an animal in nature.  All entries must be submitted by Saturday August 2 at   Photos can be viewed at:

Story Time at Panera Bread
Wednesday, August 6, 10 AM
No Registration Required
15845 Harlem Ave., Orland Park
Join us for stories, songs and cookies!  Each child in attendance will receive a free cookie and milk, courtesy of Panera.

Young Adult Book Discussion Group
Friday, August 8, 3:30 PM
Grades 6 and Up
This month we'll be discussing Shift by Jennifer Bradbury. Snacks will be served, and copies of the book are available at the YS Desk. 

Summer Reading Program Pool Party
Alsip Aquatic Center

12521 S. Kostner Ave.
Saturday, August 9, 10 AM-12 PM
Participants should arrive at 9:45 AM to hear pool rules
All ages-must be accompanied by an adult. 

Finishers of the Summer Reading Program are eligible to come to our closing pool party!  You must have completed at least the first level of the reading program in order to be eligible to register for the pool party, a signed permission slip on file, and all participants must be accompanied by an adult to be admitted to the party.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis, any time after the child has completed the first reading level. 

Bedtime Story Time
Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 PM
Up to Age 7
Wear your PJ’s for a fun night of stories, songs and a craft! Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full.
Blocks, Bean Bags and Balls
Saturday, August 16, 10 AM
3 and Under with a Caregiver
Start your weekend off right with our open play group for babies and toddlers!  Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full.

Story Time Fun
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 PM
Up to Age 7
Join us for a night of stories, songs and a craft. Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full. 

Teen Activities Group- TAG
Thursday, August 21, 7 PM
Grades 6 and Up
Does meeting new friends and hanging out with your peers while planning volunteer activities sound interesting to you? The TAG group volunteers at the library and in the community on a monthly basis as opportunities present themselves. Come join the fun and earn service hours! Registration begins two weeks prior ending when full.  

Saturday, August 23, 10:30 AM
Ages 6-12
Each meeting we will create around a different theme.  Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full.

 The Acorn Public Library District reserves the right to photograph or videotape participants in its programs. These photos and videos are for Library use and may be used in Library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to appear in photographs or videos should notify Library staff.   The Acorn Public Library District is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any individual who plans to attend any program at the Library and who requires a special accommodation, or anyone who has questions regarding accessibility to the Library, is requested to phone the Library at 708-687-3700.

There is a $5.00
non-refundable fee for computer classes.  
Advanced Registration
is required.

Excel II
Thursday, August 7 @ 7:00 PM
Topics include data analysis, sorting, charts, and pivot tables.

Introduction to Word
Saturday, August 9 @ 10:30 AM
Basic introduction to Microsoft Word and how to use word processors.  You should be fairly comfortable with using a mouse and a keyboard. The following concepts will be covered:
*  Formats
* Tables

Friends Used Book Sale 

The sale continues to take place on both levels of the library.  Stop by the bookstore on the upper level to check out the great deals on books and
other materials.

Thank you for supporting the Acorn Library!


MUSE-Meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7 PM.  Interested in writing a book?  This is your group.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP- Our "Tuesday Night Bookies" meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  For more details and to reserve a book for this group, contact the Circulation Desk.
QUILT GROUP - Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM.  Bring your project and swap great ideas for quilting. 
MORAINE VALLEY ADULTS TEACHING ADULTS - Meets every Wednesday at 6 PM  For more information, stop in the Library on Wednesday nights. 
NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP"Barcodes" meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 at Oliver's Bar and Grill. 
ARTISTS' NIGHT OUT - Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 PM. If you like to draw, color, or paint, this is for you.  You can come to participate or just observe.  Beginners can shave years off their learning curve receiving tips on supplies, techniques or lessons.
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