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LIBRARY DATABASES PRPL’s databases give you access to a world of information not easily accessible from the Internet. You can research topics from A to Z including business databases, newspapers, homework tools, technology courses, language learning programs, and much more.


To access and see a short description go to our Research & Learn tab on the website home page and click on Databases. And even more important, we are here to help. Just ask a Librarian!


Business Insights: Global Business eBook Collection Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook Consumer Reports Demographics Now Financial Ratings Series Gale Directory Library Illinois Legal Forms Lexis Nexis Library Express Morningstar Public Records Online Value Line Research Center


America’s Obituaries & Death Notices Ancestry Library Edition Biography and Genealogy Master Index Heritage Quest


Science in Context Student Resources in Context


A to Z USA A to Z World A to Z Maps Online Academic OneFile Biography in Context Education Resources Info (ERIC) Gale Virtual Reference General OneFile OCLC World Discovery Services Opposing Viewpoints in Context ReferenceUSA World Book Online WorldCat


Books in Print eRead Illinois eSequels Literature Resource Center Novelist Plus Scribner Writers Series Twayne’s Authors Series

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” ― Sidney Sheldon


DIY/HEALTH & HOBBIES Chilton’s Automotive Repair Culinary Arts Collection Garden & Horticulture Health eBooks Health & Wellness Motor/AllData Online

Chicago Tribune Historical Chicago Tribune Historical New York Times Daily Herald Park Ridge Herald Advocate Park Ridge Journal Park Ridge Newspapers Digitized Proquest Newsstream


Learning Express Library Mango Languages Park Ridge Public Library Academy Park Ridge Public Library Social Media Academy

Getting to Know... Gretchen Kottkamp – Reference Services Manager


ith an undergraduate double major in education [k-6] and library science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a master’s in library science from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Gretchen is uniquely qualified to help patrons access the information they need. Prior to joining Park Ridge Public Library 37 years ago, she was the children’s librarian at Grande Prairie Public Library in Country Club Hills, IL. Gretchen manages a team of dedicated librarians, assistants and pages, and is responsible for the selection of non-fiction print books, magazines (in print and digital format) and a great collection of databases. They help patrons conduct research and use the computers, microfilm machine and copiers. What is your favorite thing about working at the Library? There’s always something new to experience and learn. Our patrons have wonderful, curious minds and interests and I learn so much when I search for answers on a wide variety of topics. What is your favorite book/author? To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee is one of my all-time favorites. I also enjoy reading romances, mysteries and psychological thrillers, histories, biographies and books on

human behavior including Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, Invisible Gorilla and the various “freak” books by Stephen Levitt. Who is your hero? Why? My parents are my heroes. They showed such love, courage, patience, understanding and humor raising 11 children. What makes you laugh the most? Funny commercials, jokes, old comedies and life. How would your friends describe you? Funny but can’t tell jokes, no poker face so don’t ask me to plan a surprise party. I’ve been told that I’m also generous, dependable, fair minded and fun. What are your hobbies? Card making, going to musical theatre, lots of reading and lately—renovating our house. Tell us something that no one knows about you. I attended five different high schools in four different states—Texas (2), Colorado, California and Illinois! And I also bartended in Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois while working my way through college.

For Adults News & Events The Friends of the Library invite you to the Fall Book Sale.

All book HALF P s RIC on Sund E ay!

It’s a great way to support the Library, find book treasures and make holiday gift purchases. The sale features used, surplus and donated books. Included are sets, choice volumes, children’s books, cookbooks, games, puzzles and videos. • Saturday, November 4 • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday, November 5 • Noon to 2:00 p.m. Special Preview Night for Friends members • Friday, November 3 • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. • Numbers will be given out at 3:00 p.m. • Friends memberships may be purchased at the door The book sale is part of the ongoing efforts of the Friends to raise money for special programs, collections and services that enhance the Library and benefit the community. Each year the Friends efforts contribute more than $20,000 to the Library.

To celebrate the December release of the newest episode in the Star Wars saga, the Library is planning an exciting Saturday in November for fans of all ages. Maximize your fun by coming in costume! The Force Awakens [PG-13, 136 minutes] First floor meeting room Register online, by phone or at one of the Service desks.


Meet and take photos with members of the Midwest Garrison, the Illinois chapter of the 501st Legion, a costuming club dedicated to your favorite galactic characters. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Throughout the Library

open house Friday, November 10 • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. First floor meeting room The Park Ridge Public Library is hosting an Open House to celebrate Veteran’s Day. We invite veterans of all ages to meet, mingle and share with others who have also served our country. Refreshments will be served.

For We Adults Recommend





For Adults Programs Register for programs at any service desk, by phone at 847.720.3280 or on the Library’s website at: Admission is free to Park Ridge Library cardholders. * = $5.00 fee for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders.


at the Library The Chicago “L” with Greg Borzo* Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. Journalist Greg Borzo will detail 125 years of Chicago’s elevated trains. He will share images as he describes the “L’s” beginnings, discusses its future, and even features a montage of its appearances in major motion pictures. Register.

Concert: The Canterbury Carollers* Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a concert of Christmas carols from a real Victorian caroling ensemble! These festive singers come in period attire and perform traditional English carols, all written before 1870. Register.

The Vietnam War Revisited* Tuesday, November 7 • 7:00 p.m. This Veterans Day, reconsider the Vietnam War with history professor Gary Midkiff. He will place U.S. involvement in Vietnam in context of our other foreign wars and provide special insight from his experience at the Pentagon during that era. Register. Open Knitting & Crocheting Night Thursday, November 9 AND Tuesday, December 5 • 7:00 p.m. Join the Park Ridge Fiber Artists for an open nitting session! Bring your own knitting or crocheting supplies and settle in for free knitting advice and lively conversation. Drop in. Coins and Jewelry Appraisal Thursday, November 16 • 6:30 p.m. Coin dealer David Ekstrom brings his appraiser’s eye to coins and gold and silver jewelry. Learn how to determine the value of your own pieces and stay afterwards to have Dave assess up to three of them. Register.


Friday Morning Coffee Club: Ghost Army Friday, November 17 • 10:00 a.m. During WWII, American GIs created a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe with the Nazi Army as their audience. This extraordinary top-secret mission is now revealed. Register. Chair Yoga* Wednesdays, November 29 AND December 13 • 2:00 p.m. Joan McGee of Sun and Moon Yoga returns to offer the perfect mid-afternoon break. Stretch and breathe your way to renewed energy. No experience is necessary. Register. Christmas in Chicago* Thursday, November 30 • 7:00 p.m. Historian Dave Clark wants to take you down memory lane during the holidays! Revisit the original Marshall Field’s, the first appearance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the annual Christmas parade. Register. Winter Moonlight Trees: A Painting Workshop* Thursday, December 7 • 7:00 p.m. Discover your inner artist with Terri Murphy of Young at Heart Artists workshops. Follow Terri’s expert lead to create a beautiful watercolor painting of trees in the winter moonlight. All supplies provided. Register. Max: 25. Low Vision Support Group Friday, December 8 • 10:30 a.m. Polly Abbott from Second Sense will share tips on holiday hosting and socializing with the group. Call Cathy Thompson at 847-720-3382 with questions. Register. Friday Morning Coffee Club: Christmas Tree Ship Friday, December 15 • 10:00 a.m. In the early 1900s, the Christmas Tree Ship sailed from Michigan to Chicago every November, loaded with trees for Chicago families. In 1912, the ship and its crew disappeared off the coast of Wisconsin in a storm, and for decades the Captain’s family has carried on the tradition. Register. Film: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), PG-13, 97 min. Tuesday, December 19 • 2:00 p.m. The Griswold family’s plans for a big Christmas with relatives turn into a predictable disaster. Starring Chevy Chase and Juliette Lewis. Drop in.

Cooking the Books:

A Cookbook Book Club for Adults Monday, November 6 • 7:00 p.m. This month’s theme is: holiday potluck Register in person at the Reader Services desk. Join the Library’s bi-monthly cookbook book club, Cooking the Books! To participate, choose a cookbook from our themed display in the Reader Services department, select a recipe you would like to make for the club, and sign up at the Reader Services desk. Bring your finished dish to the Library to share the results and your experiences! Register. Max: 30.

Featured Programs: Holiday Inspiration Holiday Flower Arranging with Kiko’s Flowers* Tuesday, November 21 • 2:00 p.m. Andy Zimmerman of Kiko’s Flowers returns to demonstrate the latest holiday flower arrangements—and raffle them off. Come to learn, admire, and maybe even take one home! Register.

Holiday Sides with Chef Susan Maddox* Tuesday, November 28 • 7:00 p.m. Chef Susan Maddox returns to share her favorite recipes for holiday sides. Witness a professional prepare delicious side dishes to complement any entrée, and sample some, too! Register. Max: 50.

Perfect Gadget Gifts for the Holidays* Thursday, December 14 • 7:00 p.m. Wondering what technology is hot this holiday season? Let the tech experts from Very Smart People give you the low-down on the best gadget gifts. Register.

Book Discussion Groups Registration is required. Books are available at the Reader Services Desk two weeks before the discussion.

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Thursday, November 2 OR 16 10:00 a.m. Awkward Eleanor Oliphant makes a point of keeping to herself at work until the day she meets Raymond, the equally uncomfortable IT guy.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Wednesday, November 8 7:00 p.m. An African-American delivery nurse’s life is torn apart when she is charged with causing the death of a white supremacist’s newborn baby.

Non-Fiction Book Discussion The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer Friday, November 3 10:00 a.m. The story of two men—Pope Pius XI and Benito Mussoliniwho came to power in 1922 and together changed the course of 20th century history.

Films @ the Library No registration needed. All seating is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open ½ hour before show time. Seating limited to 90. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Feature Film: The Glass Castle [PG-13, 127 min.] Tuesday, November 14 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. A young girl comes of age in a family of nomads who go to unbelievable extremes to distract their children from their poverty. Based on the memoir by Jeannette Walls. Starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson.


Feature Film: Dunkirk [PG-13, 106 min.] Tuesday, December 12 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Christopher Nolan tells the true story of the Battle of Dunkirk (Dunkerque, France) when Allied soldiers were surrounded by the German Army and struggled to evacuate in June of 1940. Starring Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance.

Travel Films Thursdays at 2 p.m.


Technology & Resources Register for programs at any service desk, by phone at 847.720.3280 or on the Library’s website at: Open to Park Ridge cardholders only.

Digital Media Lab Register. Max: 3. Converting Home Videos to Digital Tuesday, November 28 • 2:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, December 13 • 3:00 p.m. Learn how to convert your VHS videos to DVD. Archiving Your Photos, Slides and Negatives Wednesday, November 29 • 7:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, December 12 • 2:00 p.m. Digitize old photos, slides and negatives. Digitizing Audio Cassettes and Records Wednesday, November 29 • 8:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, December 13 • 2:00 p.m. Learn how to convert audio cassettes and records to MP3 or CD using the TEAC machine.

Drop In Help Desk Saturday, November 11 OR December 9 9 a.m. – Noon. One-on-one help to answer questions.

One-on-One eBook Appointments Mondays • 11:00 a.m., Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. OR Fridays • 11:00 a.m. Learn how to use Overdrive, Axis 360, or Hoopla on your mobile device or eReader. 45 minutes.

Intro to Library Apps

Please bring your phone or tablet and download the apps prior to these demo classes. Register. Max: 3. Overdrive and Libby Wednesday, November 15 1:00 p.m. OR 7:00pm Learn to use Overdrive and the new Libby app to read library items on your mobile device. Hoopla and Axis360 Wednesday, December 13 1:00 p.m. OR 7:00pm Try the Hoopla and Axis360 apps to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics and more to your mobile device.

Mobile Makerspace Winter Holiday Garland Wednesday, December 6 • 7:00 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit and create a garland using our Silhouette Cameo 3. Learn to navigate this tool that plugs into a computer and uses a small blade to cut materials. Supplies will be provided. Register. Max: 10.

DAR Genealogy Help Third Thursday of the month 9 a.m. – noon (through May) Need help tracing your family tree? Representatives of the 21st Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters (DAR) are available to answer genealogy questions on the third Thursday of each month through May. Please phone the Reference Department (847-720-3230) with questions and to verify that the DAR representatives will be at the Library.

Power Employment Workshops Friday, November 9 AND December 8 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Break provided) Third Floor Meeting Room Join Illinois WorkNet Center speakers to discuss setting SMART goals, using social media to connect with hiring managers, getting your resume through the Applicant Tracking Systems and sharpening interview skills. Register. Max: 20. Call the Reference Department (847-720-3230) with questions or go online to reserve your spot.

TREASURE TROVE of local history now easily searchable! You can now access 286,000 pages of digital community history archives from the Park Ridge Advocate, Park Ridge Herald, Park Ridge Times Herald and Park Ridge Herald Advocate newspapers that were previously only available on microfilm. Coverage includes full runs of the papers including advertisements and classified ads from 1929-1935, 1937-1999 and scraps of the Park Ridge Herald newspaper from 1889-1923. With funds provided by the Harold E. Schefdore Gift Fund, Advantage Companies scanned and processed the Park Ridge newspapers microfilm to make it fully searchable. Just like the microfilm, the website is only accessible from computers at the Park Ridge Public Library. Go to Local History under the Research & Learn tab and then click on the Digitized Park Ridge Newspapers link in the middle of the page. 8

You will find several ways to navigate the digital archives. The left-hand menu allows you to browse by Title or Year, as well as refine your search by one or both of these categories. No time to browse? If you know what you are looking for, you can simply type your search term(s) in one of the two search bars featured on the home screen. The search bar above the left-hand navigation allows you to enter a keyword and refine your search between years (Start Year) and (End Year). The larger search bar in the middle of the home screen includes an Advanced Search option. The librarians would be happy to look up information for you before you come in. Call 847.720.3230 or email

For Teens Middle School & High School Programs, Grades 6 – 12 Register for programs at any service desk, by phone at 847.720.3286 or on the Library’s website at:

Volunteer Opportunities

Middle School Only

High School Only

Cards for Hospitalized Kids Fridays 3 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Loft Help make handmade cards that will bring a smile to the face of a hospitalized child. Service hours available. Drop in.

Pizza & Pages: Middle School Edition Tuesday, November 14 AND December 12 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Third Floor Meeting Room Stop in for pizza and a chance to share your current favorite books. Register. Max: 20.

Pizza & Pages: High School Edition Wednesday, November 1 AND December 6 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Third Floor Meeting Room Stop in for pizza and a chance to share your current favorite books. Register. Max: 20. High School Finals Study Night Monday, December 18, Tuesday, December 19, Wednesday, December 20 AND Thursday, December 21 4 – 9:00 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Study space and snacks. Drop in.

Project Linus Thursday, November 15 • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 14 • 7 – 8:00 p.m. Third Floor Meeting Room Make fleece tie blankets for Project Linus, an organization that donates blankets to children in need. No sewing involved. Service hours available. Register. Max: 15. Teen Advisory Board Tuesday, November 21 7 – 8:00 p.m. Teen Loft Decorate the Loft for the holidays! Service hours available. Register. Max: 15. Sunday Service Hours Sunday, November 12 AND December 10 3 – 5:00 p.m. Reader Services Desk Need a few last-minute service hours? We’ll have jobs for five teens. Come to the Reader Services desk to sign up for a spot! Register.

Middle and High School Manga & Anime Club Friday, December 8 4 – 5:30 p.m. Third Floor Meeting Room Come to discuss your current manga obsessions, binge watch anime, and draw your favorite characters. Snacks will be served. Register. Max: 15. Teen Ink Writing Club Wednesday, November 15 AND December 13 7 – 8:30 p.m. Third Floor Meeting Room Join other teen writers as we experiment with new techniques and prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Register. Max: 15. Holiday Open House Friday, November 24 7 – 9:00 p.m. Teen Loft Get in the holiday spirit with cookie decorating and hot chocolate. Drop in.

Book Discussion Groups

Teen Movie Series

Come share your thoughts about real teen topics. Third Floor Meeting Room. Register. Max: 15.

First Floor Meeting Room. Register. Max: 20.

Middle School How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat Monday, November 27 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. When her best friend moves away, Vicky decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram. Soon it becomes clear there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone in real life.

High School They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Wednesday, November 29 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.


Feature Film: Wonder Woman [PG-13, 141 min.] Monday, November 13 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Raised on a sheltered island, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict happening in the outside world. Fighting in a war to end all wars, she discovers her full powers and true destiny. Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.


Feature Film: A Christmas Story [PG, 94 min.] Monday, December 11 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Based on the humorous writings of Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the exploits of Ralphie Parker who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle. Starring Peter Billingsley.


For Children Programs Register for programs at any service desk, by phone at 847.825.4527 or on the Library’s website at: Admission is free to Park Ridge Library cardholders. * = $3.00 fee for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders.

Drop-In Storytimes Mondays Teddy Bear Time 12 – 24 months with adult November 6 – December 11 9:30 – 10:05 a.m. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays Storytime for 2s with adult November 7 – December 12 9:30 – 9:50 a.m. Siblings welcome. Storytime for 3s with adult November 7 – December 12 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays Storytime for 2s with adult November 8 – December 13 (no Storytime December 6) 9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Siblings welcome. Storytime for 3s with adult November 8 – December 13 (no Storytime December 6) 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome.

Thursdays Baby Bounce 0 – 12 months with adult November 9 – December 14 (no Storytime November 23) 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Siblings welcome. Doors open at 9 a.m. Storytime for 4s & 5s November 9 – December 14 (no Storytime November 23) 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. No adults or siblings please. Teddy Bear Time November 9 – December 14 (no Storytime November 23) 11 – 11:35 a.m. Siblings welcome.

Saturdays 2nd Saturday Family Storytime & Craft All Ages November 11 AND December 9 10 – 10:45 a.m. Stories and a craft!


Early Childhood Programs

With a parent or adult caregiver. Busy Bees Playgroup | Birth – 4 with adult Tuesdays, November 7 – December 12 11 – 11:35 a.m. Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in. Harmonious Horizons Family Music Class* 1 month – 5 years Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. It will include singing, dancing, instrument play, and just plain fun! Limit one class per month. Max: 15 Monday, November 20 10:20 – 10:50 a.m. OR 11 – 11:30 a.m. Registration begins Saturday, November 4. Monday, December 18 10:20 – 10:50 a.m. OR 11 – 11:30 a.m. Registration begins Saturday, December 2. STEAM Starts | Ages 2 – 6 Fridays, November 3 & December 1 10 – 11:00 a.m. Join us in the Children’s Department for selfguided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in. Little Picassos | 2 – 5 years with adult Friday, November 10 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 28. Max: 15.

Pokemon Club | Grades K – 6 Wednesday, November 15 4 – 4:45 p.m. Play Pokemon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokemon fans. Drop in. STEAMagination | Ages 6 – 12 Friday, November 10 AND December 8 4 – 4:45 p.m. We’ll provide the materials, you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in. Brickton Art Center Classes* | Grades 2 – 6 Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Max: 18. Thursday, November 16 | 4 – 4:45 p.m. Registration begins Saturday, November 4. Wednesday, December 13 | 4 – 4:45 p.m. Registration begins Saturday, December 2. Maker Monday: Catapults | Grades 3 – 6 Monday, November 13 4 - 4:45 p.m. Build a mini catapult from everyday materials. Registration begins Saturday, October 28. Max: 12. Maker Monday: Slime | Grades 3 – 6 Monday, December 11 4 - 4:45 p.m. Make your own slime! Registration begins Saturday, November 25. Max: 12.

Little Einsteins | 2 – 5 years with adult Friday, December 8 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, November 25. Max: 15.

Books Bites | Grades 4 – 6 Tuesday, November 7 AND December 5 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Come talk about what you’re reading, get great book recommendations, and chow down on some pizza. Registration for these programs begin Saturday, October 28. Max: 15.

School Age Programs

All Ages

Thrilling Thursdays: Spy School Grades K – 3 Thursday, November 9 4 – 4:45 p.m. Explore all things spy related. Registration begins Saturday, October 28. Max: 24. Thrilling Thursdays: Science of Winter Grades K – 3 Thursday, December 14 4 – 4:45 p.m. Explore the science of ice, snowflakes and more! Registration begins Saturday, December 2. Max: 24.

Pajama Storytime Wednesday, November 15 AND December 13 7 – 7:30 p.m. Wear your pj’s and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in. Crafternoons Friday, November 17 AND December 15 4 – 5:00 p.m. Come make a craft in the Children’s Department! Drop in anytime between 4 & 5:00 p.m.

We Recommend kids DING LIST Holiday REA for kids Movie Day! Moana Monday, November 20 2 – 3:50 p.m. School’s out so join us for a movie in the Library. Rating: PG. Max: 90. Picture Bingo Wednesday, January 3 11:00 a.m. – Noon School’s out, so join us for picture bingo! Learn new words and earn golden tickets for each bingo you receive! Golden tickets will be redeemable for a small prize. Drop in.

For Teachers What’s New in Children’s Books Teachers of Preschool – Grade 8 Wednesday, November 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Join us as we discuss books that have been released in the last year that are great to read aloud in class, recommend to students, or use as additions to your classrooms extension activities. Register now. Max: 90.

Featured Programs Ben’s Bubble Show | Ages 4 and up Sunday, December 3 2-2:45 p.m. Ready for some art, science, and a touch of magic? Ben uses his bare hands and a few simple tools to create beautiful, humorous, and mind-boggling soap bubble sculptures. Tickets available beginning Saturday, November 18. Max: 125.




ECRWSS Postal Customer Park Ridge, IL 60068

Holiday Open House 20 South Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 825-3123 Circulation and Operator (847) 825-3123 Children’s Services (847) 825-4527 Reference & Nonfiction (847) 720-3230 Reader Services (847) 720-3280 Teen Loft (847) 720-3286 Library Hours Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. Library Closed: November 23, December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1


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Oh What Fun!

Library Trustees Patrick Lamb, President Joseph Egan, Vice President Charlene Foss-Eggemann, Secretary Michael Reardon, Treasurer Karen Burkum Steve Dobrilovic Gareth Kennedy Joshua Kiem Judith Rayborn

“Oh What Fun” you’ll have at our Annual Holiday Open House! • Visit Santa in Candy Cane Lane • Mingle & Jingle throughout the Library • Get creative in Santa’s Workshop

Refreshments, entertainment and fun for all ages!


Interim Library Directors Angela Berger and Laura Scott


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Design & layout – Stephanie Hill Editor – Monika Czehak

Giving Opportunities at the Library...

Cozy Comforts Trees 11/24 – 12/23

Come visit Santa November 24!

Holiday Food Drive 11/24 – 12/23

Toys for Tots

We are collecting new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for children and adults to be donated to WINGS, an organization helping people in need.

A drop-off box will be located in the Lobby for donated non-perishable food items to help needy families in Park Ridge and Maine Township.

Assist the US Marine Corps in their “Toys for Tots” campaign during this holiday season.

Children’s items can be placed on the tree in the Children’s Department, and adult items can be placed on the tree in Reader Services.

Conducted in partnership with Maine Township and the Park Ridge Human Needs Task Force.

Bring your new and unwrapped items to the Library starting midNovember.

PRPL Nov-Dec 2017 Newsletter