What's Happening @ The Library...
Due to a planned power outage by ComEd, both Three Rivers Library locations will be closed Friday, December 13. The libraries will be open normal hours on Saturday, December 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We have two new online resources! Our Home Improvement Reference Center has "how to" home improvement and repair assistance,such as remodeling, wood projects and decorating. The Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center has creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusias, including scrapbooking, crafting and knitting. Visit our Online Resouces page for more information.
Jane Austen Speaks
Just in time for Jane Austen’s birthday and the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, Jane will join us from Chawton Cottage in the autumn of 1815. She will talk about the people and events that influenced her life, and some of her novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Through engaging conversation with her "hosts" and quotes from her letters, juvenilia, and novels, actor Debra Ann Miller embodies Jane as she speaks about her life, loves and family. Registration is required.
Saturday, December 14
1pm, Minooka Branch
A Shindig in the Shire
Take a great adventure to the library after the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Enjoy riddles, games, second breakfast, and more. Please meet us at the shire of the Minooka library on the eleventh day of the first month of the year two thousand and fourteen. No admittance -- except on party business. And may the hair on your toes never fall out. Open to all ages. Registration is required by January 6th.
Saturday, January 11
Minooka Branch, 1pm
Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
Are your resume and cover letter too primative? Find out how to evolve your resume and cover letter for the 21st century with Stephanie Coleman from Standard Bank. She will be here to talk about choosing the right resume and cover letter for your situation, and go over:
The purpose of a resume and why you need one
What format and layout you should use for your resume
What components make up a resume
Some “don’ts” on your resume
Why a cover letter is important and what should be included
Coleman will also be able to answer questions and review resumes after the program as time allows. Registration Required.
Wednesday, January 22
Minooka Branch, 1pm
(Surviving) An Afternoon at the Abbey
Have you ever wanted to be as proper as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton Abbey? Dining is far more than just consuming calories, and dining etiquette is important to making favorable and lasting impressions. This interactive class will boost your confidence and comfort during business and social gatherings by enhancing your awareness of appropriate dining skills. Join us as we learn proper posture and conduct, correct table settings, napkin etiquette, handling utensils, buttering bread, and more. Registration required by January 16.
Saturday, January 25
Minooka Branch, 1pm
Help your neighbors warm up by sharing recipes and swapping a few nights worth of dinners. Each participant is asked to bring 3 frozen containers (the library will provide containers you can pick up) of their soup, and a small sample (about 5 cups in a crockpot) for tasting at the program. Please register in advance to collect your soup containers for the swap. Turn your recipe in to either library before January 27th in order for copies to be available for participants. Registration is required.
Wednesday, January 29
Minooka Branch, 6pm
Lock In at the Library!
for 5th-12th graders!
Friday, January 3 at 7pm through Saturday, January 4 at 7am at the
Hang out with all the cool kids after hours at the library or even stay all night (8th-12th) for one last burst of fun before winter break ends.
Doors will be open 7-7:15pm on Friday. NO ENTRY after 7:15pm! Those under 12 MUST be picked up at 11pm; 12 and older will have the option to leave at 11pm on Friday or to stay until 7am Saturday morning. Permission slip & waiver are required by 4pm 1/2.