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Roaming Readers Walking Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Crete Public Library District
Off Site
Join us at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve — 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401—as we walk and talk about books. There is no assigned reading for this group. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. The waiver will be available on the event calendar website as well as on the day of every meeting. Download and print waiver.

This walking group is weather-dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be updated here the day before the event. Registered participants will also be notified by phone if the event is canceled.
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CPR Certification Class

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CPR Certification Class. Saturday, Aug. 20 from 1-4 pm. Full. Must pre-register. Open to ages 14 to adult. Receive a 2 year Red Cross certificaiton.
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Gain the knowledge and skills to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. 

To receive a 2-year certification from the Red Cross, participants must stay for the entire class (including all videos and lecture), actively participate in activities, and pass practical assessments (one for adults and one for infants - these can be re-taken as many times until the student passes). There are no written assessments. 

The class is free and open to ages 14-adult. Limited space is available so pre-registration is required.

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Film Club

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Series Science Fiction
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
For our science fiction themed summer series, enjoy watching "Dune" on the library's big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. 

 For the latest information, 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.
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Roaming Readers Walking Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Crete Public Library District
Off Site
Join us at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve — 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401—as we walk and talk about books. There is no assigned reading for this group. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. The waiver will be available on the event calendar website as well as on the day of every meeting. Download and print waiver.

This walking group is weather-dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be updated here the day before the event. Registered participants will also be notified by phone if the event is canceled.
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CPR Certification Class

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CPR Certification Class. Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1-4 pm. Full. Must pre-register. Open to ages 14 to adult. Receive a 2 year Red Cross certification.
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Gain the knowledge and skills to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. 

To receive a 2-year certification from the Red Cross, participants must stay for the entire class (including all videos and lecture), actively participate in activities, and pass practical assessments (one for adults and one for infants - these can be re-taken as many times until the student passes). There are no written assessments. 

The class is free and open to ages 14-adult. Limited space is available so pre-registration is required.

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Knot Just for Knitters

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large 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. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 1-2pm and on the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm at Crete Public Library District.
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Roaming Readers Walking Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
shoe image
Crete Public Library District
Off Site
Join us at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve — 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401—as we walk and talk about books. There is no assigned reading for this group. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. The waiver will be available on the event calendar website as well as on the day of every meeting. Download and print waiver.

This walking group is weather-dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be updated here the day before the event. Registered participants will also be notified by phone if the event is canceled.

Special Note: The meeting dates have been modified from the original 2022 summer meeting dates.
2022 Fall Meeting Dates: September 2 & 30; October 7 & 28; November 4 & 25, and December 2.
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Stretch Your Grocery Dollars

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stretch Your Grocery Dollars. September 2 at 10 am. Eat well and save money.
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Many people think eating healthy costs a fortune, but that’s not true. There are many ways to save on food and eat well without breaking the bank.

This in-person program will be presented by Nicole Shackleton.

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Help for Job Seekers

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Looking for a job? We can help. Resume software, job listings, computer stations, printer, photocopier. Once a month visit. Mobile Workforce Center of Will County. Crete Public Library parking lot. Tuesday, September 6 from 1-3:30 pm.
Crete Public Library District
Parking Lot
Are you looking for employment? The Mobile Workforce Center of Will County will be in our parking lot to help you with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains computer stations, internet access, photocopier, and printer. Services include keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet. 

Drop-in, no appointment required. The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

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Trivia Night at Evil Horse

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Anything Goes. General Topic Questions. Trivia Night. Thursday, September 8 7-9 pm. Prizes.
Crete Public Library District
This month's theme is Anything Goes, which means questions on general topics. Compete on your own or bring a group of friends with you. Prizes will be awarded. Seating is first come, first served. 
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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Alzheimer's Association of Illinois. Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia. Friday, September 9 at 10 am.
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, the disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and resources available through the Alzheimer's Association.

This in-person program will be presented by Hadi Finerty of the Alzheimer's Association of Illinois.
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Chess Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Are you a beginner or a pro at chess? Whatever your level, enjoy playing one of the oldest games in the world with your peers. A limited number of chess boards and pieces will be provided. We recommend you bring your own chess board and pieces.

2022 Fall Meeting Dates: September 12, October 19, November 14, and December 12.
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Adult Writing Group

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Adults, are you an avid writer or are you just starting to write your first story? Join novice and experienced writers alike and hear their stories, as well as share your own. Writing prompts are given at every meeting. You can choose to write something based on the writing prompts or bring something you're currently working on. This group offers friendly but constructive critiques. Finally, participants do not have to bring any writing if they don't want to. Questions? Email Cassandra at coconnell@cretelibrary.org or call the library at 708-672-8017 for more information.
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CPLD Book Discussion Group

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us for a discussion of The Martian by Andy Weir.

The Crete Public Library Book Discussion Group generally meets the second Monday of every month. New members are always welcome. Copies of the books will be available in advance at the Patron Services Desk. Call the library at 708-672-8017 for more information or to be put on the group's mailing list. Registration is not required.

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Microsoft Excel: Basics

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Microsoft Excel Basics. Hands-on practice with cells, rows, columns, formulas and functions, & more. Technology Class Sept. 13 at 10 am.
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2017. Topics covered include basic understanding of cells, rows, and columns, understanding basic formulas and functions, and more. This is a hands-on class. Basic mouse and keyboard skills aren't required but will not be taught during this class. This class is limited to 10 participants and requires sign up.
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A Conversation with Marlee Matlin

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Conversation with Marlee Matlin from Oscar to West Wing and Beyond. September 14, 2022 at 7 pm on Zoom.
Crete Public Library District
*** This virtual program will take place on Zoom and not at the library. Register to attend. Select Crete Public Library District in response to the question: How did you hear about this event? ***

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film "CODA" swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards.

A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. As she has so aptly stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”

This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
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Knot Just for Knitters

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community 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. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 1-2pm and on the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm at Crete Public Library District.
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