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

Sunday (Labor Day - Memorial Day): 12 PM - 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.

View the recording here

 

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.  

View the recording here

 

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.  

View the recording here

 

 

  • Adult Summer Reading Program
    06/17/24 @ 9:00am - 07/31/24 @ 5:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/10/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 07/25/2024 @ 9:00am

    Registration begins Monday, June 10th                                        

    This year’s summer reading theme is “Read. Renew. Repeat.” Patrons may register either in-person at the Adult Reference Desk or online on the library events calendar. Once you register you will  receive a reading log (patrons who register online will be able to pick their logs up at the Adult Reference Desk). You will need a valid Prairie Trails Public Library Adult Library Card to register. 

    For every three (3) books read, participants will receive the chance to win a prize at the end of summer reading. Prizes will be drawn the week after Summer Reading ends.

  • Adult Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party
    07/25/24 @ 7:00pm - 07/25/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/24/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 07/25/2024 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required. You must be signed up for Summer Reading and have completed at least three squares on your reading log to be eligible to attend.

    Complete three or more squares on your Summer Reading Playbill log and get a ticket to attend our end of adult summer reading wrap up party.

     

  • Introduction to Google Drive
    07/27/24 @ 2:00pm - 07/27/24 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/24/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 07/27/2024 @ 2:00pm

    This class will cover the TOTALLY FREE            resources you can access with Google. We will discuss what Google Drive is, how it works, and how to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Please be sure to set up a Google Account BEFORE the date of the class. If you need assistance, a library staff      member would be happy to help you!

     

  • Safe Online Shopping
    07/29/24 @ 7:00pm - 07/29/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/24/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 07/29/2024 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required.Please note that this program will be meeting in person.

    IT professional Victor Chinnaswamy will be presenting a workshop on safe online shopping. Topics discussed will include: tips for secure online transactions; recognizing secure websites and payment methods ; and a demonstration on exploring a secure online shopping site and the checkout process and the use of secure payment methods.

     

  • The History of Motown Records
    07/30/24 @ 7:00pm - 07/30/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/24/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 07/30/2024 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required.Please note that this program will be meeting in person.

    In Detroit in the 1960’s Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles. It was the “Sound of Young America” sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Using audio and visual content we’ll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of “Dancing in The Streets” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” to the psychedelic soul of “Cloud Nine” and “What’s Going On” to the pop soul of The Jackson 5.  

    Timeless music that moved us then and moves us now.  Presented by music historian Gary Wenstrup.

     

  • Drop-In Stitch Club
    08/08/24 @ 6:30pm - 08/08/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library

    No Registration is required, but space is limited. 

    Please note that this program will be meeting in person.

    Bring your project-in-progress and trade advice with other knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and other stitchers during our drop-in stitch club. Materials and instructions will not be provided, but coffee and conversation will be!

     

  • Adult Coloring Night
    08/12/24 @ 7:00pm - 08/12/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 08/12/2024 @ 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.

  • Spizzirri's Reptile Show
    08/14/24 @ 11:30am - 08/14/24 @ 12:30pm Amy Jarrett Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library

    Families will enjoy a live reptile show presented by Spizzirri's Reptile Rescue.

  • Wild Prairie Book Club
    08/15/24 @ 7:00pm - 08/15/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 08/15/2024 @ 7:00pm

    Please join us for a monthly book discussion.  Copies of each month's book will be made available at the circulation after the previous month's meeting.

  • Adult Coloring Night
    09/09/24 @ 7:00pm - 09/09/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 08/26/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 09/09/2024 @ 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.

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.