Library News

The library is now accepting applications for two open positions! Visit our EMPLOYMENT page for details.

Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00pm

British MK5 tankHistorian Jim Gibbons will take us through the first of two of the most catastrophic wars in our nation's history, WWI, which started on July 28, 1914. Jim will highlight significant events that thrust the United States into this unwanted war.

Phil & Amy & Lucie too

Phil & Amy & Lucie tooSunday, September 14 at 2:00pm
Online registration begins Thursday, September 4. Please register by phone or in person beginning Friday, September 5.

Next Events

September 2nd, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Meet up with others interested in playing various card or board games. Amusement only; no gambling permitted. No registration required.
September 4th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Open to anyone who wants to meet, mingle, and share tips on needlecraft projects. Bring your own supplies. No registration required.
September 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades: 4-5This club is just for you! We meet once a month for fun activities and games. September 5: Speed Round! Classic Games

Talking Points

Do you know this face? You probably do if you've ever visited the 1st floor Adult Reference Desk. This is Glenn Kersten, a 13 year employee of our library, and today is his last day before retirement. Glenn has been an anchor of kindness, patience, & expertise in our Reference Dept., & he will be missed! If you have a fond memory of interacting with Glenn at the library, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT to this blog post.

Second Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition

We had a really successful and fun event this year, thanks to everyone who participated this summer! We hope you had fun exploring the other libraries in the area.

Unfortunately, no one's game card from Tinley Library was drawn as a prize winner this year. ☹ However, Tinley Library members made up a significant proportion of this year's participants! Here are some more statistics from the Geocaching Competition.

Bad Passwords

Have you heard the news? Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 Billion passwords from various agencies, and you might be affected. An article from Forbes magazine shines some skeptical light on this news, but even if the situation is not as dire as reported, it's always a good idea to change your most important passwords on a regular basis, and to use strong passwords that cannot be easily guessed.

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You're Invited to a Special Anniversary Party

Celebrate 10 Years of Discovery & 15 Years on the Road with us
Sunday, September 7, noon — 4:00pm

All Day Fun!
Rain or Shine!

Coloring Stations
Face Painting
Your Path to Discovery

Fun Activities for All Ages

  • 12:15 - 1:30pm: Fumes of Mod Podge (Teen Improv)
  • 1-3 pm: Mad Science of Chicago & Onboard Bookmobile Viewing
  • 1:30-3:30 pm: Magician Dennis DeBondt
  • 2-4 pm: Antiques Appraiser Rex Newell *

*In-person & phone registration only, beginning August 21st.

Summer Reading Recap

The library was a busy place this summer! Kudos to the over 500 adults and 1800 children and teens who helped us break our summer reading participation records! Everyone took advantage of our fun giveaways, prizes, and the special partnerships we formed with area businesses. We sincerely thank our business partners and donors for their continued support of our library and our community.

Our Prize Donors

Business Partners