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Focus on Seniors

Double Nickel
  The Double Nickel Plus Chorus meets at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. in Evergreen Park, every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 111. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information call 422-8776.
Tax Filing Help
  The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services offers a volunteer tax filing program in Room 110 at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. E-filing and direct deposits are available. Call 422-8776 for an appointment. Counselors are volunteers and are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  Assistance with circuit breaker, property tax exemption forms, and notary service is also available. Bring last year’s federal and state returns, bank statements, and all forms showing income including social security, pension, dividends, interest and property tax bill. Business returns and complicated returns will not be accepted.
Rules of the Road
  The Worth Township Seniors will hold a free Rules of the Road class from 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. June 5, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2. Appointment must be made to attend; call the Worth Township Senior Room at 371-2900, Ext. 28. Worth Township Center is at 11601 Pulaski Road in Alsip.
Meals on Wheels
  The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services offers a Meals on Wheels program for village residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.
55 and Up
  Palos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets for events must be purchased one week in advance. Entertainment includes musicians, singers, luncheons, movies, plays and bingo.
Pinochle
  The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Membership is free. Visit the group at the Worth Park District Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games begin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information.
 

Whatizit?


Whatizit?  Well it seems last week

Whatizit?

 Well it seems last week’s “Whatizit?” was a bit of a challenge. The only readers who knew that it was an Easter egg were Virginia Bluck, Mike OShaughnessy, and Theresa and George Rebersky of Worth; and Bella Fruendt of Hickory Hills. Several of you thought it might have been some sort of flower, and one gentleman even guessed it was a satellite dish. Hmmm.
  This week’s clue is: Here’s looking at you, kid. Send responses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 448-6161, and don’t forget to include your first and last name and where you live.
 

Library Notes

Evergreen Park
  Learn to Crochet for adults and teens will be Tuesdays, March 19 through April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners bring an H/8 crochet hook; yarn will be provided. All others should bring a current project. Registration required.
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  After School Homework Help is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both teachers are bilingual (English and Spanish).
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  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.

Green Hills
  A shredding event will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
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  Green Team Time with Miss Emily featuring themed stories and activities for children 6 to 8 years old will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
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  The Legacy Girls will perform classic songs such as “Chapel of Love” and “I Got You Babe” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Cost is $5 per person (paid at registration) which includes membership to the Friends of the Library. Current Friends members are welcome to attend free of charge. Registration required.
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  “Life of Pi” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Registration required.

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  The Traveling World of Reptiles will be at the library at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Registration required.
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  Earth Week in the Teen Center will be April 22 to 26. Among the movies to be shown is “Big Miracle” starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Inspired by a true story, the film tells the tale of a small town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of gray whales trapped by ice in the Arctic Circle. Registration required.
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  Family Movie Time featuring “Finding Nemo,” popcorn and lemonade for all ages will be at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26. Registration required.
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  Summer in Provence with chef Kate Bradley will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Dishes will include zucchini vichyssoise, greens with goat cheese and tarragon vinaigrette, ratatouille, and apricot tart. Registration required.
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  The library is collecting Legos to be used in a Lego club that will begin this summer. Bring donations to the library.

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  The library offers the eBook platform 3M Cloud Library, and has a touch-screen Discovery Station where patrons can browse and checkout eBooks. Cloud eBooks can be read on most eReaders, computers, tablets and smart phones. Check out a 3M eReader at the circulation desk. Visit greenhillslibrary.org to get started.
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  The library has an eBook service, Axis 360, through which users can download bestselling eBooks for as many as 21 days directly onto a device using the Blio software application. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Place holds on items that are checked out. Service is only available to Green Hills cardholders. To start browsing visit http://ghpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com. For more information call 598-8446.
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  The library is collecting first-person accounts of stories of military service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress. The library is seeking photos, memoirs, and wartime diaries from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Call 598-8446 for more information.
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  The library offers Freegal Music, a downloadable music service that provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog. The catalog offers hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music.
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  The library’s Media on Demand program enables patrons to download best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music and video. No late fees. Works include best-selling novels, well-known classics and self-improvement guides. For more information visit mediaondemand.org.

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  The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc., can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device.
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  The library offers TumbleBooks!, a collection of animated talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation). Visit greenhills.lib.il.us or call 598-8446, Ext. 117, for more information.
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  The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 598-8446.

Oak Lawn
  Cookies with Caregivers for children 3 to 8 years will be Saturday, April 6 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. There will be stories, crafts and cookies. Advance registration required.

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  The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will see “Oklahoma!” Wednesday, May 15. In-person registration begins Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Witness the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Oklahoma!” Main floor seating. Bus leaves at 12:30 p.m., returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $82 for Friends members, $87 for others. Members must present current membership card or receipt to receive discount. Two-ticket limit. Trip is not wheelchair accessible.
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  The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will hold a “Chicago’s Historic Hotels & Tea at The Drake” bus trip Thursday, April 18. The trip will visit Chicago’s historic hotels including the Chicago Hilton & Towers, the Blackstone Hotel and the Palmer House. Tea will be held in The Drake Hotel’s Palm Court. Eat finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones, sweet breads and French pastries. The afternoon wraps up with a tour of the Gold Coast historic district. Trip departs at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $77 for Friends, $82 for others. Members must present a membership card or receipt to receive the $5 discount. Two-ticket limit. Trip is not wheelchair accessible.
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  The library now offers movie check-out for free. Check-out periods are seven days with no renewals. Oak Lawn residents may check out up to 10 films at a time.
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  The library offers “Temporary Online Patron Registration.” Fill out a registration form at oak lawnlibrary.org/librarycards2.shtml, and visit the Circulation Desk within 14 days to receive a permanent card. Proof of residency in Oak Lawn is required.

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  The library has the newest and most popular titles and resources in its collection of eBooks, Blu-Ray and DVDs (movies and TV series), CDs for a range of music interests, and hard copy books. The library also has a language learning program and databases. During September, new library card-holders will add a leaf to the tree in the Cook Avenue foyer and be eligible to enter a drawing for a book of their choice (one child prize and one adult/young adult prize up to $35 value each). Cards are available to Oak Lawn residents at the Circulation Desk. Bring an ID and proof of address.
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  Books, tapes and CDs not found at the library can be requested online from another library. For more information call the Interlibrary Loan department or stop by the Help Desk on the first floor.

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  “Images of America: Oak Lawn” by Oak Lawn Library local history coordinator Kevin Korst contains more than 200 photographs with captions and chapter introductions, and highlights the many aspects of Oak Lawn’s history including Round-Up Days and the 1967 Tornado. The book is available for purchase at the library’s Reception Booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Book sales benefit the Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation. A corresponding photo exhibit is on display and features more than 100 historic Oak Lawn images and dozens of artifacts. The display is in the Local History Room on the library’s second floor. For more information contact Korst at 422-4990.
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  The library offers “Accessible Archives,” an electronic resource available at oaklawnlibrary.org. Click on the “Research” tab and select the icon for “Accessible Archives.” The collection features historic periodicals and books and provides eyewitness accounts and editorial observations of events, genealogical records, county histories and Godey’s “Lady’s Book” — a magazine published to entertain, inform and educate women of America. The Civil War collection is noteworthy and presents coverage based on various historical perspectives.
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  The Freegal music service is available on the library’s website, oaklawnlibrary.org. Patrons may download up to three songs a week from the Sony catalog with their library card. Freegal includes millions of songs and requires no software to install. Files that can be played on any device including iPods. For more information visit oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  Recycle “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos by donating them to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias or older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Reception Booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases beyond the regular budget. For more information call 422-4990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

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  The Oak Lawn Public Library is at 5300 W. 95th St. The phone number is 422-4990.

Worth
  The library subscribes to Zinio, an online magazine stand that enables patrons to read magazines on computers, tablets or phones using web browsers and apps. Must have Worth Library card. Zinio is accessible at worthlibrary.com.

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  The library offers Try-It Illinois, which allows access to 300 free databases from more than 40 vendors. Access Try-It at worthlibrary.com (login and password is available at the library).
 

Benefits & Fundraisers

  Family and friends of Richards graduate Denise Mushinski Kuba of Chicago Ridge have organized a benefit to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest “Sunshine for Denise” will feature raffle drawings, auctions, and food and drink. Organizers are seeking donations of raffle prizes, gift certificates and money.
  Kuba, who has pancreatic cancer, worked at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and volunteered as a committee member and advancement chairperson for Cub Scout Troop 3665 and Boy Scout Troop 665.
  Contacts for donations and more information include Mike Mushinski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (312)914-1388; Laura Kapala, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 609-7018; Tom Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 302-4187; Paul Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 846-5482; John Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 636-7865; and Kendra Globicki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 702-0012. Donations for raffles and auctions can be sent to Tom Kuba, 10352 Leslie Lane, Chicago Ridge, IL, 60415. For more information visit sunshinefordenise.com.
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  The Crusaders for Teddy will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Mama Vesuvio East, 6361 W. College Drive in Palos Heights. Donations will go to offset the medical costs of Teddy Kowalski, who is undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Children are $10/$15. Cost includes dinner and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. For more information call (773) 840-2000, for information about raffle and auction prizes call Barb Scapardine at 246-8405.
 

Church Corner

  Most Holy Redeemer School in Evergreen Park will host its 7th annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13. Cost is $400 per table; maximum of 10 people. Price includes bottled beer, wine, pop and coffee. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call 422-8280 for more information.