Library Notes

Evergreen Park
  A Billions of Beans contest will be held through March 27. Youths in grades 5 and under may guess the number of jelly beans in the jar on the Youth Services desk. Whoever guesses the closest without going over wins the jellybeans.
  A trip to “Tour Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute” will be Saturday, April 6. A bus will depart the Library at 9:30 a.m. Picasso and Chicago is the first large-scale Picasso display organized by the museum in almost 30 years, and celebrates the 100 year relationship with an exhibit of over 250 of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and ceramics. The bus will return at 2:45 p.m. Lunch is not included. Registration deadline is Monday, March 18; $25 fee is required.
  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.
  Magician John Measner will celebrate Harry Houdini’s birthday with magic and illusion Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
  Sunday Lego Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will meet Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Children will create Lego art using a different theme. The library will supply the Legos.
  Teen Yoga for youths in grades six through 12 will meet Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Instructor Joan Zigulich leads through different asanas. Registration required.
  A Movie Matinee for adults featuring “Gosford Park” and celebrating “Downton Abbey” will be Thursday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. Please register.
  “Below Stairs: A Servant’s Life in Early 20th Century England” featuring Leslie Goddard will be Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Goddard portrays British domestic servant Margaret Powell based on Powell’s best-selling memoir “Below Stairs.” Program will give a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era and the eccentricities often found among employers. Powell’s 1968 book was among the inspirations for the popular television series “Downton Abbey” and directly inspired the 1970s series “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
  Registration required.
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.

Green Hills
  The library is collecting Legos to be used in a Lego club that will begin this summer. Bring donations to the library.
  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 to get started.
  Oscar Movie Night featuring “Argo” will be Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. One attendee will win an AMC gift card. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
  Paint a birdhouse for youths 5 years and older will be Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
  Family Movie Time featuring “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” popcorn and lemonade for all ages will be Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m. Registration required.
  A meet-and-greet with state Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Kelly Burke will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Registration required.
  A spring program with Miss Emily will be Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
  Family Bingo featuring trivia between rounds will be Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
  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 For more information call 598-8446.
  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.
  The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc., can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device.
  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 or call 598-8446, Ext. 117, for more information.
  The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 598-8446.

Oak Lawn
  The library will be closed Friday, March 22 for electrical upgrades and Sunday, March 31 for Easter. The library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  A representative from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Illinois’ premiere utility watchdog group, will discuss alternative electric suppliers and the details of electric competition at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. No advance registration required.
  The library will present a free screening of “Argo” (R) at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.
  The library will present “Rise of the Guardians” (PG) Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. When the evil spirit, Pitch, launches an assault on Earth, the guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
  Free Movie: “Les Misérables”
  The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, will host a free movie screening of “Les Misérables” on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Musical. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. PG-13. 158 min. 2012. For more information, call (708) 422-4990 or visit
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  The library offers “Temporary Online Patron Registration.” Fill out a registration form at oak, and visit the Circulation Desk within 14 days to receive a permanent card. Proof of residency in Oak Lawn is required.
  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.
  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.
  The library offers “Accessible Archives,” an electronic resource available at 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.
  The Oak Lawn Public Library is at 5300 W. 95th St. The phone number is 422-4990.

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

Whats Going On?

Job Search

  Students, alumni and community members who are looking for hourly or salary jobs or paid or non-paid internships can network with quality employers that have job openings at Moraine Valley Community College’s Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 28, from 2 to 5 p.m.
  The free fair will be in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills.
  Professional business attire and resumés are required for entry. Registration is not required. A list of companies expected to attend the fair and additional information can be found at or by calling the Job Resource Center at 974-5737.

Taste of Moraine

  Sample ethnic cuisine from 10 countries at Moraine Valley Community College’s eighth annual Taste of Moraine Valley on Wednesday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  The Taste will be in the Moraine Rooms, Building M, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Food tickets cost 75 cents each or 10 for $5. Food items cost one or two tickets.
  Ethnic groups represented at the Taste of Moraine Valley reflect the diverse student body at the college.
  In addition to the food, guests will enjoy a cultural fashion show, worldly trivia and games, and cooking demonstrations by the Culinary Arts students.
  The event is sponsored by the Celebrating Diversity Task Group. (974-5475).

Spaghetti Supper

  Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 Campbell Ave. in Evergreen Park, will hold a Spaghetti Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22. Cost is $6 per person, $20 per family; children 5 years and younger eat free. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, salad and beverage. Dessert is $1.

Lions ‘n’ Pancakes

  The Lions Club of Evergreen Park will hold its 60th annual pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6 at Evergreen Park High School, 99th Street and Kedzie Avenue. Tickets are $5 ($2 for children 12 and younger). Used eyeglasses and hearing aids will be collected and donated to persons worldwide through Lions Club International. There will be a raffle drawing for a television (winner need not be present). For more information call Don Sisto at 425-8172 or visit lion

Candidates Night
in Evergreen Park

  The Evergreen Park PTA Council will hold a “Meet the Candidates Night” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Evergreen Park High School, 99th Street and Kedzie Avenue. Candidates from Evergreen Park School District 124 and Evergreen Park High School District 231, Moraine Valley Community College, and Worth Township have been invited to speak and answer questions.

Spring Fling
at Neat Repeats

 Neat Repeats Resale is accepting spring and summer merchandise including gently-used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, household items, collectibles, jewelry and more. Donations are accepted daily at Neat Repeats in Worth, 7026 W. 111th St., and Orland Park, 9028 W. 159th St. For information call 361-6860 (Worth) or 364-7605 (Orland).

  Neat Repeats spring fling sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. All items are 50 percent off. All sales benefit the clients served by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.

Worth Farmers

  Worth is seeking vendors for a Farmers and Flea Market to be held the third Sunday of the month from April through October. For information call Worth Village Hall at 448-1181, or email village Trustee Rich Dziedzic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kevin Ryan at kryan@villageof Fees are $85 for the entire season, or $20 for first date and $15 each additional date.

Church Corner

  Palm Sunday worship at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., will begin with a children’s palm processional at 9:30 a.m. Children should be present by 9:15 a.m.
  Pilgrim Faith’s Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service will be at 7 p.m. on March 28. The service features dramatic monologues by various characters who were involved in the death of Jesus plus a sharing of the Last Supper. Lights and candles will be extinguished until all is dark.
  The Community Good Friday service at noon on March 29 will include communion and reflections on Jesus’ utterance of the words “I thirst” as he hung on the cross.
  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.

Cultural lesson

Cultural lesson

  Skyy Avilez (from left), Natalia Waksmundzki and Samantha Slodyczka, second-graders at St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn, built a tepee using construction paper and pipe cleaners as part of a lesson about Native American culture.
Submitted Photo

Eggs & Bunnies

Hunt on the Green
  Oak Lawn will hold an Easter Egg Roll on the Village Green on Saturday, March 30. Egg hunts are planned for children in preschool through fourth grade at 11:30 a.m., Noon and 12:30 p.m. Parents may take pictures of their children with the Easter Bunny. Children must bring own Easter basket to hunt. The Village Green is located at 94th Street and Cook Avenue, north of the Oak Lawn Public Library.
  The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 103rd Street and Oxford Avenue, will hold an egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. To register call 423-7753.
  The library will present “Hop” (G) at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29.

Breakfast, baked, bunny
  Oak Lawn Community Church, 9000 Ridgeland Ave., will hold an Easter breakfast, egg hunt and bake sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23. Breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, potatoes, toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs and beverages. Cost is a free will offering. Baked goods will be sold. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to attend. For more information call 599-4025.
Egg Decor
  Egg-decorating at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28 (3 to 5 years) and 3 to 5 p.m. (kindergarten through fifth grade). Decorate a plastic egg with stickers, sequins, yarn and more. Caregiver must be present for children under 8 years. No advanced registration.
Twilight Egg Hunt
  A hunt for youths in fifth through 12th grades will be at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Worth Park District’s Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Bring flashlights. Registration deadline is March 15. Fee for Worth residents is $9, nonresidents are $13.
Easter Egg Hunt
  The Chicago Ridge Park District will hold a free egg hunt for Chicago Ridge residents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23 at Frontier Fieldhouse, 9807 S. Sayre Ave. Bring ID to prove residency. There will be blow ups, birdie ball, face painting, bonnet contest, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Bunny for Breakfast
  A free continental breakfast with the Easter Bunny for Evergreen Park children up to 11 years old will be Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue in Evergreen Park. Make a craft project, watch Easter cartoons and decorate an egg. Children must be accompanied by an adult.