CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., offers adult/young adult programs in August. Register in person, by phone at (708) 672-8017 or online at www.cretelibrary.org.
** CRAVE (CRete Area Voracious Eaters!)
The Crete Public Library will hold CRAVE from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and copies of the recipes to share.
** Teen Open Mic
Teen Open Mic Night at the Crete Public Library will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Open Mic is for ages 14 years and up. Bring your poetry, fiction, music, comedy, videos, magic, or anything else you want to share.
** Tabletop Gaming
The Crete Public Library will hold miniature tabletop games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Aug. 3. Family style board games, as well as more advanced games, will also be played. Everyone is welcome to attend, either to watch and learn, or to participate. Games are appropriate for all ages. Please note these are not role playing games. This program is hosted by the North American Gamers Association Check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/nagaming or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Teen Art Studio
The Crete Public Library offers Teen Art Studio from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13 for ages 13 years and up. Learn about art history and techniques while creating your own masterpieces.
** Video Gaming
Video Gaming will take place from 4 to 6 p.m Aug. 9. Compete for a Best Buy gift card or just play for fun. This event is open to all ages. The chosen games sometimes have an "M" rating.
GURPS (The Generic Universal Role Playing System)
GURPS, The Generic Universal Role Playing System, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting. Teens, 13 years and up, will meet at 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19.
** Knot Just for Knitters
The Crete Public Library’s Knot Just for Knitters will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 and 26. Knot Just for Knitters is the library's group of needle working patrons who get together to share camaraderie while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Everyone welcome.
** Teen Film Club
The Crete Public Library’s Teen Film Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15.
** Film Club
The Crete Public Library's Film Club will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. The chosen documentary films are "Into the Abyss," Aug. 15 and “Grizzly Man” on Aug. 22 by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog.
The Crete Public Library invites Minecraft gamers to enjoy time with other Minecraft fans for an ultimate multi-player adventure on Aug. 24. Ages 13 and up are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m.
** Blood Pressure Check
The Crete Public Library offers free blood pressure screenings on the first Wednesday of the month in the small meeting room from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact Heather Shelton, St. James Manor and Villas Community Services, at (708) 321-0902.