Crete library announces November programs for adults and young adults

2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Crete library announces November programs for adults and young adultsFor The Times nwitimes.com
October 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CRETE | Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., is hosting November programs for adults and young adults. Sign up in person, by phone at (708) 672-8017 or online at www.cretelibrary.org. The Crete Public Library will be closed Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving.

** Tabletop Gaming - Zombie Town

The Crete Public Library will hold Zombie Town, a miniature tabletop game from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Other Halloween-themed board games will also be available to play. Everyone is welcome to attend, either to watch and learn, or to participate. Games are appropriate for all ages. These are not role playing games. This program is hosted by the North American Gamers Association. Candy and drinks will be available and gift certificates will be awarded as prizes. Check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/nagaming or contact them at info@nagamers.com. F

** Wolfgang Gaming Group

Wolfgang Gaming Group meets from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 and 16 for ages 13 years old and up. This group meets to play D&D and other role- playing games. Depending on the game being played, sometimes it is difficult to add players, so be at the designated start time so you can be added to the list of players.

** Book Club

The Crete Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The chosen book is "The River of Doubt" by Candice Miller and is about Teddy Roosevelt’s defeat in his 1912 run for the White House and his adventure to renew his broken spirit with an investigative trip to South America. What began as a relatively mundane float down previously mapped terrain, however, becomes a much more dangerous journey. Books are available at the front desk. If you would like to be added to the book club mailing list, please call the library at (708) 672-8017 and ask for Tiffany or email cts@sslic.net.   

** Knot Just for Knitters

The Crete Public Library’s Knot Just for Knitters will meet from 7  to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11. 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.

** Ebooks and Readers 101

The Crete Public Library presents eBooks and eReaders 101 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. If you are thinking of buying an eReader for yourself or as a gift join us and find out what's new in eReaders this holiday season. Also learn how you can "borrow" and download library books for your device. 

** Farm to Table: Historic American Foodways and the Monoculture of Today

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. Farm to Table: Historic American Foodways and the Monoculture of Today will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Library Classroom No. 1220 at PSC. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** Farm to Table: Historic American Foodways and the Monoculture of Today

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. Farm to Table: Historic American Foodways and the Monoculture of Today will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Matteson Public Library. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** The Dietitian’s Dilemma: What’s Left to Eat?

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. The Dietitian’s Dilemma: What’s Left to Eat will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The program will take place in the Library Classroom No. 1220 at PSC. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** The Who/What/Where/When/Why of How We SHOULD Be Eating

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. The Who/What/Where/When/Why of How We SHOULD Be Eating will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. The program will take place in the Library Classroom No. 1220 at PSC. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** Nature's Choice Farm Discusses: Grass-Fed Meat and Eggs

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. Nature’s Choice Farm will discuss grass-free meat and eggs from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The program will take place in the Library Classroom No. 1220 at PSC. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** The Vegetarian's Dilemma

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. The Vegetarian’s Dilemma will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The program will take place in the Library Classroom No. 1220 at PSC. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** The Omnivore's Dilemma - A PSC One Book One Community Program

The Crete Public Library announces the Prairie State College's One Book One Community program. This fall, Prairie State College chose Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" as the second book for the One Book One Community reading program.

On Nov. 7 at the Prairie State Conference Center, there will be a panel discussion relating to the book from 7 to 9 p.m. The panel will consist of: Russell Higgins: U of I professor of agriculture, who will discuss corn production; Todd Jones: founder of Every Last Morsel, a web-based community marketplace for locally grown food; Jennifer Breckner: upcoming vice president of SLow Food Chicago; Timothy Murakami: local farmer for Growing Home. For ages 13 years old and up. For more information about the program, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** Inside The Devil in the White City

The Crete Public Library welcomes back landscape historian Barbara Geiger from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 to present a program on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. It's the 120th anniversary of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, so we'll trace the steps of two significant figures from the time period: the murderous Henry Holmes, owner of the World's Fair Hotel on 63rd Street, and master architect and city planner Daniel Burnham. For more information about the program, visit www.onebookcrossroads.com.

** CRAVE  (CRete Area Voracious Eaters!)     

The Crete Public Library will hold CRAVE from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Bring your favorite pumpkin or apple dish and copies of the recipe to share. For more information or to register please call the library at (708) 672-8017 or register online.

** AARP Driver Safety Class

The Crete Public Library offers an AARP Driver Safety Class from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8. Review the Rules of the Road and earn a certificate that could qualify you for auto insurance discounts. This is a two-day course, and participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. $14 fee; $12 for AARP members; payable the day of the class.

Register by calling the library or by going to the AARP website at http://www.aarp.org/findacourse.

** Teen Art Studio

The Crete Public Library will hold Teen Art Studio from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7  for teens 13 years old and up. Teens will create their own art in a variety of mediums inspired by different artists and art movements during this group workshop. Materials are provided. Register in advance.

** Teen Open Mic

Teen Open Mic Night will take place from 7 to 8;30 p.m. Nov. 7. Open Mic is for ages 13 years and up. Bring your poetry, fiction, music, comedy, videos, magic, or anything else you want to share.

** Video Gaming Tournament

The Crete Public Library invites teens to a Video Gaming Tournament from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Compete for a Best Buy (ERASE) gift card or just play for fun. This event is open to all ages, but the chosen games sometimes have an "M" rating.

** The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

The Crete Public Library presents The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 for ages 13 years old and up.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, historical presenter Jim Gibbons will provide an account of that fateful day in American history.

** Intro to Computers

Intro to Computers will be offered to adults at the Crete Public Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. This is a beginner's introduction to the computer and its parts. Learn the difference between hardware and software; get hands-on training using a mouse and keyboard; practice opening and closing programs and saving files; get tips on troubleshooting and computer security safety.

** Teen Anime Club

The Crete Public Library’s Teen Anime Club will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 30. Watch your favorite anime shows and discuss the world of anime with other fans.

** Teen Film Club

Teen Film Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21.

** Film Club

Film Club will meet from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21. Teens and adults are invited to enjoy a unique cinematic event on the library's big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. Frequently features independent or foreign films.

** Minecraft

The Crete Public Library invites Minecraft gamers to enjoy time with other Minecraft fans for an ultimate multi-player adventure from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23. Children ages 13 years old and up are invited to play.

** Intro to the Internet

Intro to Computers will be offered to adults at the Crete Public Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25.  Participants must have mouse and keyboarding skills. Learn to use a web browser, navigate a website, and find information online; practice accessing the Crete Public Library website, online newspapers, and maps.

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