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.

  • Chris Bohjalian Virtual Author Talk
    When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV   series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release "The Hour of the Witch".

     

  • Take and Make DIY Mason Jar Luminaries
    When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Make a Halloween-themed luminary out of a mason jar with this take-and-make craft. All materials provided except for a candle.

     

  • The Essential Great Chicago Fire
    When: Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:00 PM
    Ends on: Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Available from October 1st through October 31st 

    2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the fire! It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten. Please note that this is a prerecorded program. Patrons will receive a link to the   program after they register. 

     

  • Wits Workout: Roam in Rome
    When: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 3:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    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.

     

  • Estate Planning Workshop
    When: Thursday, November 04, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, November 04, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Please join us for a virtual workshop on estate planning presented by attorney Michael Maslanka. Power of Attorney for healthcare, living wills, and many more topics will be discussed.

     

  • Adult Coloring Night
    When: Monday, November 08, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Monday, November 08, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    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!

  • Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture
    When: Tuesday, November 09, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, November 09, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Pigs were the first food animals to be domesticated, so they have a history with humans that goes back more than 12,000 years. Antiquity is only one of the reasons, however, that pork is the most commonly eaten meat in the world. This odd, contradictory animal offers a great range of advantages when it comes to feeding large populations, especially urban populations, though historically, it has also offered several disadvantages. Once pigs were introduced to the Americas, they became an almost instant success, raised by settlers but also valued by Native Americans. As the Midwest opened, pigs moved west, and numbers grew ‘rapidly. From Cincinnati, known in the early 1800s as Porkopolis, the center of pork culture moved to Chicago, Sandburg’s “Hog butcher for the world.”  Pigs offer culinary delight and potential medical advances, but also create some challenges. So the topic of pigs is as far-ranging as the pigs themselves.  Presented by historian Cynthia Clampitt.

     

  • Your Medicare Options
    When: Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Taline Nikolopoulos CCP of the Heartland Institute of Financial Education will be holding a seminar about your Medicare options. Topics discussed will include traditional supplements, advantage plans, drug plans and their features and benefits as well as differences between them.

     

     

  • Inner Peace This Holiday Season Through Meditation
    When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Join Arvind Naik, long time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation.  He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that will be explained and practiced during the session. This can enrich one’s life on many levels and help with seasonal stress. 

     

  • Wild Prairie Book Club
    When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Board Room


    Registration is not required. 

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.