It’s summer and that means the FTPL Summer Concert series!
This week it’s Life is a Cabaret on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 pm. Can’t make it? Come to The Dirdy Birdies‘ concert on July 23, 7pm.
This week (and every week this summer) we have tons of great programs both at the main library and the Franklin Park branch!
In the Children’s department we have puppet shows (every Monday at 2:30 PM this summer), learn to play chess (every Monday at 6:30 pm this summer), legos, a magic show, scrapbooking, the Muppets from Space movie, and much more! Our Children’s department has two programs a day, every day, Monday – Friday throughout the summer. Come enjoy!
Young Adults aren’t left out. This week “what’s an abacus?” and “young adult book bingo” are happening with great activities and prizes! The YA Yarn Club at the Franklin Park branch also starts this week, so break out the knitting and crochet!
Our adults have chess club, bobbin lacemaking, the Summer Concert series, free movies (Lone Survivor and The Grand Budapest Hotel for July), computer classes on Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, and more this month!
Get all the details on these great programs and find out if you need to register at the appropriate calendar (links above). You’ll also be able to see where the event is held, at the Main or Franklin Park branch.
Come in, engage in one of our fantastic programs, and let us know what you think!
Summer is here! Celebrate with our summer reading program. If you’re lost on what to read, we have some summer reading themed titles for you to check out! Come in and grab one of our new Literary Elements bookmarks. They’re located at the Circulation Desk where the Staff Pick bookmarks are usually located or in our current Adult Summer Reading Display, in the Fiction section.
Don’t forget to register for our next two movies, Lone Survivor and The Grand Budapest Hotel! You can click on the blue links below to do so.
Friday, July 11, 2 – 4 PM : Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.
122 minutes; Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. Registration is requested.
Friday, July , 2 – 3:45 PM : The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Please note, the dialogue is fairly quiet for much of the movie, and it may be hard to understand.
99 minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content, and violence. Registration is requested.