Library News

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
cover art for The Japanese Lover

On May 11th at 1:30pm we will host a discussion of Isabel Allende's most recent book. Pick up your hardcover, large print, or audiobook copy at the Adult Reference Desk on the lower level.
Spanning generation and continents, The Japanese Lover recounts the romance between Alma Belasco, exiled from Poland during the Third Reich, and Ichimei Fukuda, the son of Alma's adoptive family's Japanese gardener. A deep and tender exploration of questions of identity, redemption, and the role of fate in how our lives play out.

During the month of May, please consider helping Tinley Park mothers by donating diapers at the library.

SWADDLE has partnered with area social service agencies including Together We Cope in Tinley Park. Collection boxes will be available on the Main Level of the library, just inside the main doors, beginning Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, June 5.

Mondays from 11:00am – noon

Program for Monday, June 27, 2016: Gold Medal Walking
Topic: Learn how to safely and effectively start a walking program with Sole Seekers Walking Club founder and Tinley Park native Tom Kens.

No registration is required.

Next Events

May 4th,
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages: 2 years with parentsCelebrate Mother's Day with your little one through stories and songs!
May 5th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, including the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users. Class is held in Meeting Room B.
May 5th,
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.

Talking Points

Local Civil War history buff, Dan Michalak, has shared some artifacts from his collection.


Prince, described by The New York Times as "a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop" and "a unifier of dualities," passed away Thursday, at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota.

The multi-talented artist transcended the boundaries between music, fashion, and activism, and left an indelible mark each. Despite his talent and fame, Prince was a quiet, unassuming, and fiercely private individual and remained a dedicated, lifelong resident of Minnesota. His achievements include seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award, but Prince's activism is perhaps the most touching part of his legacy.