Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, registration is required for all programs.

Program Recording Available: Lincoln As Storyteller, 5/5/22

Mr. Lincoln shares some of his favorite stories and jokes, and explains why he used these so often. You'll still get a good dose of both the nation's history and Mr. Lincoln's personal story. Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood.

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Program Recording Available: Oh Yes, You CAN Be Creative! 4/5/22

Repurpose cans and small yogurt containers into useful, whimsical works of art.  Craft along with Kathleen Obirek, teacher and crafter, as we make a summer party favor, a jewelry caddy, a weighted pen holder, with additional materials to make key and change (coins) trays, flower vases, and more.  

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Program Recording Available: Pruning Tools and Techniques, 3/15/22

Gardeners, be on the “cutting edge” of practicing prudent pruning.  Kathleen Obirek, landscape designer and educator, shows you the best pruning tools and how to use them for harvesting fruits, cutting flowers, pruning ornamental grasses, shrubs, and trees.  

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  • Introduction to the Internet
    10/08/22 @ 2:00pm - 10/08/22 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/08/2022 @ 2:00pm

    A basic overview of the internet will be provided. We will discuss different browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome) as well as the general features of each one, including browsing history, bookmarks, and toolbars.

  • Adult Coloring Night
    10/10/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/10/22 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/10/2022 @ 7:00pm

    Coloring is a relaxing activity that adults can enjoy, too. Come join us for an evening of coloring and conversation. We provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, and peaceful environment. You sit back, relax, and color! Please note that we are returning to in-person Adult Coloring Night meetings.

  • Lights Out Everybody: Mystery and Horror During the Golden Age of Radio
    10/11/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/11/22 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/11/2022 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register one (1) guest. Please note that this program will be meeting in person. This presentation uses sound clips from some of radio's best known mystery and horror programs (including Escape, Inner Sanctum and Lights Out) to illustrate how radio could truly be a "Theater of the mind" and use music, voices and sounds to create indelible — and often frightening — "pictures." Presented by Steve Darnall of Funny Valentine Press.

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    10/12/22 @ 2:00pm - 10/12/22 @ 4:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library

    No registration required. Come in and watch a newly released DVD movie on our projector system. Call the Adult Reference Desk a day or two ahead to find out what we will be showing.

  • Illinois Libraries Present: Jesmyn Ward
    10/12/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/12/22 @ 8:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/12/2022 @ 6:30pm

    Registration is required. Please note that this program will be meeting virtually Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

  • Fearless Parenting for Parents of Tweens
    10/13/22 @ 1:00pm - 10/13/22 @ 2:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/13/2022 @ 1:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register one (1) guest. Please note that this program will be meeting in person. Eloisa Rosales, LCSW, and Sylvia Rabianski, LCPC, of the Stickney Township Public Health District Behavioral Health Division will be presenting a workshop on Fearless Parenting for Parents of Tweens (8 years to 12 years of age). In this workshop, you will learn to raise resilient children, understand this developmental stage of life, help your tween manage behaviors and emotions, and recognize the early warning signs your tween is struggling.

  • Yarn Pumpkin Craft In-Person
    10/13/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/13/22 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required.

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 10 PTPLD patrons. Patrons may register one (1) guest. Create a fall decoration that will last all autumn and beyond. Wrap yarn around a Styrofoam ball to create a cute little pumpkin just in time for Holloween!

  • Hollywood Halloween
    10/17/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/17/22 @ 8:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/17/2022 @ 6:30pm

    Registration is required. Please note that this program will be meeting virtually Enjoy a presentation about the classic horror films. Presented by film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood.

  • Introduction to Chromebooks
    10/18/22 @ 7:00pm - 10/18/22 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 09/26/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 10/18/2022 @ 7:00pm

    Google’s Chromebook is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain personal computer. As such, it is a worthwhile alternative to Windows and Apple machines for those on a budget who don’t have lot of computer expertise. Join us for this introductory class and then check out one of our Chromebooks to try out at home. To make the most of the class, please set up a Google account before coming, if you don’t already have one. If you need help with this, see one of the Reference staff before the day of the class.

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    10/19/22 @ 2:00pm - 10/19/22 @ 4:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library

    No registration required. Come in and watch a newly released DVD movie on our projector system. Call the Adult Reference Desk a day or two ahead to find out what we will be showing.

Photo Release Policy
The Prairie Trails Public Library District staff may take photographs of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities. These photographs may appear in future library publications or videos of other patrons or staff without the permission of the person(s) being photographed. If a library patron does not wish himself/herself or he/her child to be photographed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect, or consent will be assumed.