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Young Adult (for Adults) Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
YA book lovers, join us on May 21, 2024 for our May 2024 meeting at 6pm. We will be discussing the book Radium Girls by Cy. Copies of the book will be available in advance at the Patron Services Desk. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Cassandra at coconnell@cretelibrary.org. You may also visit the group’s Young Adult (for Adults) Book Club Facebook page. 
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Picnic Perfection

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Picnic Perfection May 22 6:30-8 pm
Crete Public Library District
Learn how to prepare a picnic-worthy meal with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Explore recipes for fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, and portable desserts.

In this class on Zoom, presenter Kristyn Slick will guide you, starting from prepping ingredients and cooking each step until the dishes are completed and plated. She will be cooking alongside you, sharing instructions, tips and tricks throughout the class. Note: cooking is not required, it's fine if you wish to watch only.

How to prepare: Purchase ingredients and gather your kitchen equipment from the provided recipes which will be emailed to registered participants ahead of time. If there are any ingredients featured in a recipe that are not your favorite or not available at the store, you can make substitutions or simply use what you were able to find.

This class will be recorded and a link to the video sent to all who register. If you can't watch the class live but would like to view the recording, please go ahead and register. The video will be available to watch for 30 days after the class.
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Film Club

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
The Crete Public Library Film Club will now be meeting the fourth 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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Retro Movie Fridays--Transformers

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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Basics of Internet Safety

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
We use the internet everyday to shop, bank, and connect with others, but that connectivity carries risks. In this presentation, learn how to keep your information and devices secure and recognize and avoid common scams. 
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Retro Movie Fridays--Footloose

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
*** This program will be on Zoom. The registration link is https://bit.ly/ILP_TempleGrandin. Select Crete Public Library District in response to the question: How did you hear about this event? ***

Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier 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). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility.

To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com
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Babytime Cafe

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
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