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

 

 

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    04/24/24 @ 7:00pm - 04/24/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 03/25/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 04/24/2024 @ 7:00pm

    This class will provide a basic overview of Word. Topics include the following: functions of the program, blank documents and                 templates, toolbars, formatting, and more. No    previous Microsoft experience is necessary.

  • Protecting Personal Information
    04/30/24 @ 7:00pm - 04/30/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 03/25/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 04/30/2024 @ 7:00pm

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

    IT professional Victor Chinaswammy will be presenting a workshop on the importance of safeguarding personal data and understanding data breaches and their impact. He will also discuss the risks of sharing sensitive information online and secure data storage practices.                                      

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    05/01/24 @ 2:00pm - 05/01/24 @ 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.

     

  • Resource Spotlight: Learning Express
    05/04/24 @ 2:00pm - 05/04/24 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 04/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 05/04/2024 @ 2:00pm

    LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

     

  • Spring Photograms
    05/05/24 @ 2:00pm - 05/05/24 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 04/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 05/05/2024 @ 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.  

    Create cyanotype photograms by placing different shapes on light-sensitive paper and exposing it to the sun. The uncovered space will turn into a shade of cyan while the area where you place your shapes will remain white. Did you know cyanotypes were widely used by architects and engineers to create copies of plans - hence the term blueprint!                                                 

  • Wits Workout: Game Day!
    05/07/24 @ 2:00am - 05/07/24 @ 3:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 04/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 05/07/2024 @ 2:00am

    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.                                    

  • Illinois Libraries Present: The Many Lives of Kal Penn
    05/07/24 @ 7:00pm - 05/07/24 @ 8:00pm Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 04/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 05/07/2024 @ 6:30pm

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

    We are thrilled to welcome Kal Penn to close out our 3rd  season. Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and much more. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

     

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    05/08/24 @ 2:00pm - 05/08/24 @ 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.

     

  • DIY Photo Frame Craft
    05/08/24 @ 7:00pm - 05/08/24 @ 8:00pm Founders Meeting Room Prairie Trails Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: 04/29/2024 @ 9:00am Registration end: 05/08/2024 @ 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.

    Create a personalized photo frame to celebrate Mom this year! This fun and creative program is the perfect way to craft a            one-of-a-kind gift that Mom will cherish. We'll provide all the  materials you need to design a special frame. Add your own photos and creative touches to make it truly unique.

     

  • Drop-In Stitch Club
    05/09/24 @ 6:30pm - 05/09/24 @ 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!

     

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.