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Estate Planning

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes.  We hope to reschedule the class in the fall. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

This workshop will cover the following topics: dealing with death and estate taxes, wills and trusts, probate and your estate, choosing an executor, lifetime giving exclusion, unlimited marital deduction, and tax-free inheritance. Presented by Ray Kozicki, The Society for Financial Awareness.
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CRAVE Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Coffee Connection
Prepare and bring a dish based on the month's theme of ethnic dishes, then share recipes and samples with club members. 
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WEBINAR: Crete Home Energy Savings Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) online for a Home Energy Savings Workshop! You'll learn about free programs designed to save you energy and money; how to decode your gas and electric bills, spot errors, and avoid scams; the latest Illinois energy policies and how they will impact your energy choices.


This free webinar can be viewed using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. If you will be is using a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the GoToWebinar App on the App Store, Google Play, or Windows store, ahead of time. Once installed, you will simply click the link in your invitation email or open the app and enter the session ID. 

Please note that all participants' audio and cameras will be disabled once the webinar has begun. This is done so that you will only see the webinar. There will be a box that will say "Questions" so that attendees can write down any questions they may have during the session.
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Meet Emily Dickinson

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
UPDATE: We have rescheduled the program for Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. All of those who were signed up previously have been transferred to the new event. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes. 

This beautiful story acted out by storyteller Paddy Lynn depicts the real person behind the legendary poet, Emily Dickinson. Discover what life was like for Emily growing up in Amherst, MA, and what inspired her to write her insightful poetry. Meet the important people in her life and learn of the events that led to her desire to become a recluse.
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Adult Writing Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Every meeting we will have a new writing prompt. Bring your materials or just bring yourself.
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Knot Just for Knitters at Benton St. Bakery

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Knot Just for Knitters is the library's regular group of needleworking patrons who get together to share camaraderie while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Everyone is welcome. On the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., the group meets at Benton St. Bakery, 1375 Benton St, Crete. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m., the group meets at the library.
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Organ Donor Registration

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes. We hope to reschedule the program. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

A representative from the office of Jesse White, Secretary of State, will assist patrons with learning about and registering with the Illinois Donor Registry program called "Life Goes On".
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WEBINAR: Crete Cable/Robocall Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) online for a cable and robocall workshop! A CUB representative will discuss the different choices in the TV market, ways to cut your cable costs, is it time to get rid of your cable, alternatives to satellite or cable, and streaming services available to consumers. In addition, CUB will discuss the different types of robocalls, how to avoid common robocall scams, call-blocking services and what they mean for your pocket, and new proposed federal legislation.


This free webinar can be viewed using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. If you will be is using a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the GoToWebinar App on the App Store, Google Play, or Windows store, ahead of time. Once installed, you will simply click the link in your invitation email or open the app and enter the session ID. 

Please note that all participants' audio and cameras will be disabled once the webinar has begun. This is done so that you will only see the webinar. There will be a box that will say "Questions" so that attendees can write down any questions they may have during the session.
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Is Cloud Storage Right For Me?

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Learn what cloud storage is, the pros and cons of using it, and the different options available. Services covered include OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, & Google Drive.
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Knot Another Ball of Yarn! Crochet Group

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Learn to crochet, or bring your own crochet project, in this twice a month group. Beginners, please bring an H-size (5mm) crochet hook and Medium 4 weight yarn in white or any pastel color.
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CPLD Book Discussion Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
The Crete Public Library Book Discussion Group generally meets the second Monday of every month. New members are always welcome. Books available at the Patron Services Desk. Call the library at 708-672-8017 for the current title, for more information, or to be put on the mailing list. Registration not required.

April Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
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Knot Just for Knitters

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Knot Just for Knitters is the library's regular group of needleworking patrons who get together to share camaraderie while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Everyone welcome. The group usually meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Registration not necessary. Call the library at 708-672-8017 for more information.
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Disney Trivia Night at Evil Horse

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Compete on your own or as a team (up to 6 people). Questions on Disney's animated films will be created by the library and prizes will be provided by Evil Horse. Please register in advance. Seating is first come, first served. Evil Horse Brewing Co. is located at 1338 Main St, Crete.
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Library Use

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
The Crete Library Board will have their monthly meeting
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Registration is open

Film Club

6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
The Crete Public Library Film Club generally meets the third Thursday of the month. Enjoy a unique cinematic event on the library's big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. Frequently features independent or foreign films. Call for upcoming titles or visit the film club's blog, Through a Lens Darkly, at www.cretepubliclibrary.blogspot.com. Please note films often have an "R" rating. For more information, call the library at 708-672-8017 and ask for Dan or register online.
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Time Change: Teen Movie Afternoon

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Enjoy a popular or classic teen movie every month and FREE popcorn. For current movie choices, follow us on Facebook and Snapchat @creteteens and on Instagram @cretelibraryteens, or call or visit the library in person.
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Legends of Sun Records

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Randy Walker
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
UPDATE: We have rescheduled the program for Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. All of those who were signed up previously have been transferred to the new event. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes. 

Join us to learn about the Legends of Sun Records, "where rock-n-roll was born." Enjoy Randy Walker's performance of classic songs by icons like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
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Young Adult (for Adults) Book Club at The Loft Restaurant and Bar

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray book cover
Crete Public Library District
Are you an adult who loves or is interested in Young Adult (YA) literature? If so, come to one of our meetings where we will discuss new and classic young adult literature. April 2020 selection: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.

Meetings are held at: The Loft Restaurant and Bar, 1336 Main St, Crete, IL 60417. Phone: (708) 414-9113. Parking available in back and across the street in the church parking lot.
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Social Security Explained

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes. We hope to reschedule the class in the fall. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

This informational workshop will cover the type of benefits you are eligible to receive, the difference between full retirement age and delayed retirement, filing for benefits, retirement planning strategies, and how taxes affect your retirement. Presented by Ray Kozicki, The Society for Financial Awareness.
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DIY Green Cleaning Products

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
UPDATE: We have rescheduled the program for Saturday, August 8 at 1 p.m. All of those who were signed up previously have been transferred to the new event. Please contact Sarah Wegley at swegley@cretelibrary.org with any questions.

The library is cancelling this program. We regret any inconvenience this causes. 

Make and take greener, safer cleaners in this hands-on workshop with Anna Stange, the Fourth Greenest Chicagoan (Chicago Tribune 2008).  We'll use simple, non-toxic ingredients like soap, baking soda, vinegar, borax, citric acid and essential oils to make disinfectant, dishwasher detergent and laundry soap. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required.
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SNAP Help

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Northern Illinois Food Bank logo
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Jennifer Williams, SNAP Outreach Coordinator-Southern Region for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will assist people with filling out applications for the Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Knot Just for Knitters

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Knot Just for Knitters is the library's regular group of needleworking patrons who get together to share camaraderie while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Everyone is welcome. On the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., the group meets at Benton St. Bakery, 1375 Benton St, Crete. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m., the group meets at the library.
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Cancelled

Knot Another Ball of Yarn! Crochet Group

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Learn to crochet, or bring your own crochet project, in this twice a month group. Beginners, please bring an H-size (5mm) crochet hook and Medium 4 weight yarn in white or any pastel color.
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