Crete Public Library announces April programs for adults/young adults

2013-03-28T00:00:00Z Crete Public Library announces April programs for adults/young adultsFor The Times
March 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., announces its April programs for adults and young adults. Register in person, by phone at (708) 672-8017 or online at

Job Searching

5 to 6 p.m. April 1

Patrons will have access to a database to search for jobs, build a resume, write a cover letter and more. Library staff will demonstrate the job searching function of the Career Transitions database from Gale, which patrons can access from home or at the library.

Anime Club

3:30 to 7 p.m. April 1 and 22

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 13 and 20

Watch your favorite anime shows and discuss the world of anime with other fans.

Along the Chicago South Shore Rail Line

7 to 8:30 p.m. April 3

The Crete Public Library presents historian Cynthia Ogorek, who will speak on the last electric interurban rail line in the country, our own Chicago South Shore and South Bend rail lines. Program includes how an electric train works and historical sites viewed from the train as you travel from Millennium Station to the Michiana Airport Terminal in South Bend.

Blood Pressure Check

10 to 11 a.m. April 3

The Crete Public Library offers free blood pressure screenings on the first Wednesday of the month in the small meeting room. For more information contact Heather Shelton, St. James Manor and Villas Community Services, 708-321-0902.

CRAVE  (CRete Area Voracious Eaters!)     

6:30 to 8 p.m. April 4

Bring your favorite salad and copies of the recipe to share with the group.

Open Mic Night

7 to 8:30 p.m. April 4

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 with North American Gamers Association

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6

The Crete Public Library will hold miniature tabletop games. 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 or contact them at

Knot Just for Knitters

7 to 9 p.m. April 8 and 22

No current project? Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects such as Warm Up America, knit or crochet blankets, newborn caps and friendship shawls for local organizations. The group welcomes everyone to bring what they are working on: knitting, crocheting, needlework and/or sewing. Come for assistance or advice from your fellow needle-workers.

Biology Discussion - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

7 to 8:30 p.m. April 9

As part of Prairie State College's One Book One Community program, Dr. Erica Lannan of the college's Biology Department will give a lecture and show a video relating to the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot.

Xbox Tournament

4 to 6 p.m. April 12

Compete for a Best Buy gift card or just play for fun. This event is open to all ages, but the chosen game usually has an “M” rating.

Book Club

7:15 to 8:30 p.m. April 15

The chosen book is "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. "David Copperfield" is based on the author's journey from boy to man tracing his progress from his mother's sheltering arms to the miseries of boarding school and sweatshop and the rewards of friendship, romance, and self-discovery in his vocation as a writer.

Books are available at the Reference Desk. If you would like to be added to the book club mailing list, call the library at (708) 672-8017 and ask for Tiffany or email 

Film Club

6:15 p.m. April 18

Film Club meets to watch the 2011 film "Samsara" directed by Ron Fricke. "Samsara" was filmed over a period of almost five years and in 25 countries. "Samsara" explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites with mesmerizing images of man and nature showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Teen Film Club

4 to 6 p.m. April 18

The Crete Public Library’s Teen Film Club meets.

Incredible Bats!

10 a.m. to noon April 20

The Crete Public Library presents a live bat show starring the Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Bats. The live bat show, presented by the Peterson family, will entertain and educate you about these misunderstood, but beneficial, creatures. Daniel and Sharon Peterson, along with their Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Bats, have been educating people about bats since 1996.

David Lacks at Lincoln-Way North

7 to 9 p.m. April 24

This spring, Prairie State College starts a One Book One Community reading program with "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot as the chosen book. Henrietta Lacks' son, David "Sonny" Lacks, will speak at Lincoln-Way North Auditorium about his mother and her important contribution to science.

Each library participating in the program is limited to 40 tickets to the David Lacks speaking event. Contact the Crete Public Library to register or register online.


April 27

All ages 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ages 13 and up 1 to 4 p.m.

The Crete Public Library invites Minecraft gamers to enjoy time with other Minecraft fans for an ultimate multi-player adventure.

The Cloud Demystified

5 to 6:30 p.m. April 30

The Crete Public Library offers "Cloud computing," which is sharing computing resources over a network, often the Internet. Anyone can make use of cloud-based services, often for free. Get answers to your questions about the "cloud" and find out how you can use it in this seminar.

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