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Palos Park Police Cadet Food Drive 2014

Until January 1, 2015 Once again this holiday season, the Palos Park Police Cadet program will be holding their 15th Annual Holiday Food Drive. We are looking for donation of non-perishable foods such as canned or boxed goods. The Cadets will accept donations at the Palos Park Police Department located at 8999 W. 123rd Street. We will be sharing donations from November 1 until January 1, 2015. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community and help local families that are in need. All donations will go to the Palos Township Food Panty in Palos Hills, which helps…

Food for Fines

Through Dec. 31st, 2014 Bring one nonperishable food item for every dollar owed in overdue fines and the library will donate these items to the Palos Park Police Cadet Food Drive to be distributed during this holiday season. Food donations should be unopened, nonperishable boxed or canned, and within stated expiration dates. Call the library for more information at 708-448-1530.

Holiday Shoppe at McCord Gallery

Open until Dec. 22 McCord House is transformed into a warm and welcoming place for your holiday shopping. Silk scarves, jewelry, glass art, picture frames and many more fine crafts.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13 Palos Park Recreation Department Visit with Santa, create holiday crafts and enjoy a tasty Breakfast with the Elves! Listen along with our storyteller and bring your camera! Must be Pre-Registered to attend.

Book & Film Series at Library

January 14, 2 p.m. Join us for a brief discussion then watch the film based on the book. Come and judge a book by its movie! January’s Book and Film January 14th – “A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby runtime 96 minutes

Academy Award Contest at the Library

Jan. 19th – Feb. 22nd Predict the winners of the 87th Academy Awards and win a DVD of the “Best Film”. Palos Park Library cardholders may pick up an entry form at the Front Desk. Winner will be announced by March 2nd. Call the library with any questions at 708-448-1530.

Chansonettes Sing

Saturday, Jan. 24th, 11 a.m. The choral group, Chansonettes, will delight audiences with their entertaining program of show tunes and pop standards in three part harmony. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at .

Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Program

Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Parts A & B,and Medicare Supplements Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 7 p.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Community Relations Specialist Diane Adduci will present an educational program covering eligibility, the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B, and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at .

Book Party at the Library

January 28, 11:00 am Book Party- Each member will discuss their favorite book and all members will leave with a list of recommend reads for the new year!

Annual Magazine Sale at Library

Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd The magazine sale is back! Choose from a selection of past issues of popular magazines for all ages. 3 magazines for $1.00 or $.50 per magazine. Call the library for more information at 708-448-1530.

Slow Cooker Secrets Program

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, 7 p.m. Winter is the perfect time to get out the slow cooker and create satisfying and healthy meals that virtually prepare themselves. Learn some secrets and tips that will ensure success with a slow cooker. Tasting and recipes will be provided. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at .

Chili in the Park

Saturday, February 7 Doors Open at 12:30 pm Public Tasting 1:15 pm – $5.00 to taste over 30 chilies. Join us at the Recreation Center as the CASI and ICS associations come together to compete for prizes and points that will take them to their National Competitions. Cook-off competition includes red chili, green chili, and salsa. The cooks start at 8:00 am preparing batches of homemade chilies for judging and for YOU. Your entry fee will help support the Palos Pedalers and their efforts for safe bike routes throughout Palos Park

Certified BBQ Judges Class

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015, Registration begins at 9 am, Class begins at 10 am Become a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judge class in Westmont on February 21st . This training will enable people to be BBQ judges at the 2015 Autumn In The Park Festival. Download the Class Registration Form  

Spring Run in the Park

Saturday, April 18 Join us for our annual spring fun run which winds through the scenic residential neighborhoods of Palos Park. The USATF certified course (# IL-03074-JW) features gently rolling hills and is an excellent course to challenge all runners. There will be a Kid’s 1-Mile run prior to the 5K main event. Walkers and runners of all skills are encouraged to participate. Awards will be presented to the overall Kid’s 1-Mile boy and girl finishers and medals for the top finishers in each age category. All finishers in the Kid’s 1-Mile run will receive a race ribbon. Trophies will…

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

by Jeannine Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of Palos Park To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered together to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations.  The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village Hall and  the Palos Park Library. Call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700)…