All Acorn Library programs are free and most need advanced registration. Call (708)687-3700 for more information.
Need More Money? I-Cash Event
Saturday, March 1, 11 - 2 PM
Check if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property by attending an I-Cash event! Representatives from Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s Unclaimed Property Division will be in Acorn Library’s lobby from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. to help you find any unclaimed money or property that may belong to you. No registration is necessary.
Monday Movie Matinee
Monday, March 3 at 2 PM
"I'm the Captain Now." This month we will be showing one of 2013’s most acclaimed action-thriller films, nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Starring Tom Hanks, this movie is based on the true and terrifying story of how Somali pirates hijacked a U.S. cargo ship in 2009.
The Lyceum: Philosophy Club
Saturday, March 8 at 2:30 PM
The Lyceum is a philosophy club and topical conversation group, not a book club. We will discuss philosophical, social, political, cultural, and economic issues through logical analysis. The Lyceum meets quarterly. Meetings will be held in September, December, March, and June to discuss current issues and philosophical topics. To be discussed: What is truth? What is beauty?
Can You Afford to Retire?
Thursday, March 13 at 7 PM
Greg Kurinec from Bentron Financial Group, Inc. will be here to help you evaluate your personal ability to retire. Greg will provide you with a self-assessment, checklists, and will guide you through the ten critical questions any retiree needs to answer with confidence.
Reduce Your Property Taxes
Thursday, March 27 at 7 PM
Andrea A. Raila of Raila & Associates, P.C. will be presenting a free property tax appeal information session at Acorn Public Library to give you tips on how to successfully maximize the reduction of your property taxes. Learn the appeal process, how to discover tax refunds and bill errors, and uncover qualifying exemptions.
Irish Music & Storytelling with the Irish Music School of Chicago:
Saturday, March 29 at 2 PM
Acorn Library is proud to present Sean Cleland—the award-winning Irish fiddle player, will fill the afternoon playing the Irish fiddle, sharing his knowledge on Irish music history, and telling stories.
Blocks, Bean Bags and Balls
Saturday, March 1 at 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 at Panera Bread
Wednesday, March 5 at 10 AM
No Registration Required
Young Adult Book Discussion Group
Friday, March 7 at 3:30 PM
Ages 11 and Up
Do you love to read, and are you looking for other teens like you? Join our book discussion group. Members get to pick the books we’ll read. Snacks will be served, and copies of the book are available at the YS Desk.
Saturday Craft Club
Saturday, March 8 at 11 AM
After School Craft
Tuesday, March 11 at 4 PM
Ages 6 and Up - Come to the library to make a fun craft after school! Registration begins two weeks prior to the date, until full.
Bedtime Story Time
Wednesday, March 12 at 7 PM
Up to Age 7 - Wear your PJ's for a fun night of stories, songs and a craft!
Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 AM
Grades 2 - 5 - Each month kids will discover the wonders of science.
Saturday, March 15 at 2:30 PM
All Ages - Try your luck at our Family Bingo.
Story Time Fun
Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a night of stories, songs and a craft. Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full.
Doodle Drawing Club
Wednesday, March 19 at 4 PM
Ages 11 and Up - Create original works of art! We will give the basic drawing platform or theme, then you use your imagination and let the “pencil” do the work. Registration starts two weeks prior.
TAG - Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, March 20 at 6 PM
Grades 6 and Up - TAG is a group of teens who are interested in volunteering, organizing activities for teens at the library, and having fun!
Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 AM
Each meeting we will create around a different theme. Registration begins two weeks prior ending when full.
Dr. Suess’ Birthday Party
Friday, Mar. 28 at 2:30 PM
Grades K - 3
Spend an hour of your spring break having a belated birthday party for Dr. Suess. Games and fun activities!
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.