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.

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

 

 

  • Mediterranean Diet Meals Online
    01/31/23 @ 6:00pm - 01/31/23 @ 7:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 12/27/2022 @ 9:00am Registration end: 01/31/2023 @ 6:30pm

    Registration is required.

    Please note that this program will be meeting virtually

    Join staff from the Northwestern Medicine Leishman    Center for Culinary Health for this one-hour demonstration to learn how to create Mediterranean Diet Meals.

     

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    02/01/23 @ 2:00pm - 02/01/23 @ 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.

  • Fearless Parenting for Parents of Tweens - Polish
    02/06/23 @ 12:00pm - 02/06/23 @ 1:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/06/2023 @ 12:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 40 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register two (2) guests. Please note that this program will be meeting in person. 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. Sylvia Rabianski, LCPC z Stickney Public Health District poprowadzi warsztat na temat Nieustraszonego Rodzicielstwa dla rodzicow dzieci w wieku od 8 do 12 lat. Na tym warsztacie nauczysz sie wychowywac odporne dzieci, zrozumiesz etap rozwojowy zycia, pomozesz swoim dzieciom zarzadzac zachowanimai I emocjami oraz rozpoznasz wczesne sygnaly ostrzegawcze z ktorymi zmagaja sie twoje dzieci.

  • Wits Workout: the World Over
    02/07/23 @ 2:00pm - 02/07/23 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/07/2023 @ 2:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 PTPLD participants Patrons may register up to two (2) guests. Please note that this program will be meeting in person. Give your brain the workout it needs with Wits Workout, an interactive brain-health program developed by the University of Illinois Extension. Participate in interactive puzzles, brain teasers, and games designed to get you thinking and keep your mind active. Recommended for older adults.

  • Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
    02/07/23 @ 7:00pm - 02/07/23 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/07/2023 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 40 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register two (2) guests. Please note that this program will be meeting in person. Join Connie Martin, MA, for an evening of presentation, storytelling, and display of over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted quilt replicas, representing patterns and special stitching used over 300 years ago by abolitionists and fugitive slaves to signify escape routes to the North. It is shown how quilts were used to signal plans, warn of dangers, indicate how transport might occur, or who might help as “Friends” on the Underground Railroad.

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    02/08/23 @ 2:00pm - 02/08/23 @ 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: a Conversation with Kwame Alexander
    02/08/23 @ 7:00pm - 02/08/23 @ 8:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/08/2023 @ 6:30pm

    Registration is required. Please note that this program will be meeting virtually Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/ Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say “yes” to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present. Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.

  • Planning For Retirement
    02/08/23 @ 7:00pm - 02/08/23 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/08/2023 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 40 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register two (2) guests.

    Please note that this program will be meeting in person.

    Are you thinking about Retirement? Are you Retired? Do you need to start saving for Retirement? Spend some time with Anthony Di Miele, Certified Financial Educator, with the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, for a discussion on planning for retirement.                                                                            

     

  • Mardi Gras
    02/09/23 @ 6:30pm - 02/09/23 @ 8:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/09/2023 @ 6:00pm

    Registration is required. Please note that this program will be meeting virtually Transport yourself to New Orleans! We're transforming our kitchens into the best Mardi Gras party at home complete with three traditional Creole recipes! Presented by Chef Kristyn of Classroom Kitchen.

  • Origami Heart Envelopes Craft
    02/09/23 @ 7:00pm - 02/09/23 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 01/30/2023 @ 9:00am Registration end: 02/09/2023 @ 7:00pm

    Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register two (2) guests. Please note that this program will be meeting in-person. With some simple Origami folding steps, create a beautiful heart-shaped envelope to hold a message, confetti, or a Valentine

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.