17 Things to Do at the Library in 2017

Making lots of New Year's resolutions this year? The library is here to help!

  1. Explore your interests
    There's always something to discover at Tinley Park Public Library. From knitting to trivia to book clubs to cooking to culture and history, we have dozens of free programs each month to meet your interests. To learn more, check out our events calendar and our latest newsletter.
  2. Take issue with your devices.
    Magazines take up a lot of space, and subscriptions can be costly. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, Zinio allows you to download popular magazines and read them anywhere, anytime.
  3. Discover your inner detective
    Our Partners in Crime book discussion group meets the first Tuesday of every month, and is sure to delight mystery lovers. Enjoy a new page-turner each month, and meet other mystery lovers!
  4. Take the library with you
    If you have an eReader, smartphone or tablet, you can download thousands of eBooks, music, movies, tv episodes, comic books, and more right to your device. Learn more about downloading ebooks, and get set to stream movies, tv, and music in the new year!
  5. Make it a movie date
    From our Early Bird Flicks series, to family movie nights, there's always something showing at the library! And with Hoopla, you can stream movies directly to your device for free!
  6. Make something
    Your creations can come to life in our Digital Media Studio. Whether you're composing or mixing music, recording a podcast, filming a video, creating wall decals and decor with our vinyl cutter, or using Photoshop to enhance your photos, there's always something you can make at the library.
  7. Master technology
    Having trouble getting the hang of your smartphone? Want to learn the finer points of Photoshop? Our computer classes can help you get started, and with over three thousand video courses, Lynda.com can take you to the next level.
  8. Be more mindful
    Is being more mindful on your list of New Year's resolutions? Color and destress at our Color Me Mellow programs on the third Thursday of every month. Or try Stress Reduction Meditation on the first Thursday of every month.
  9. Get to the root of your family tree
    Curious about your family's history? Always wanted to be a genealogy buff? Visit the library to use Ancestry.com to research your family tree.
  10. Discover your inner voice
    This year, the library is focusing on writing. If you've always wanting to start writing, but haven't been able to take the plunge, try coming to our Write Life Writer's Group, which meets on the last Monday of the month.
  11. Get young minds ready for a lifetime of learning
    Learning isn't just about reading, but interacting and having fun. Our storytimes will have you and your child singing, clapping, wiggling and giggling as learning becomes fun. 
  12. Put some culture in your life
    We offer a limited number of passes to museums and parks in the Chicagoland area. The passes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to TPPL cardholders. Visit the program's website to see what venues and deals are offered.
  13. Mix it Up
    Liven up your Thursday nights by joining us for our Mix it Up programs at Parmesans Station. Learn something new, grab a bite to eat and drink, and kick back and relax the second Thursday of each month.
  14. Go take a hike
    Get moving in 2017! Our walking paths and outdoor pavilion make it easy to get outside and stretch your legs when the weather is nice. 
  15. Discover a new favorite
    With our Tinley Tomes book discussion groups, it's easy to discover your next best read! 
  16. Preserve your past
    Have a closet full of old VHS tapes, photographs, and vinyl records? Get organized and future-proof your favorite memories by digitizing them at our Conversion Station.
  17. Keep the kids entertained—anywhere
    With our streaming apps and Tumblebooks, your kids can stay entertained as you're on the go! Need something a little more interactive? Our librarians have curated a list of fun, safe games to help keep your kids engaged.
Blog Category: