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Helen Plum Library helenplum.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES


President: Virginia Carlson Vice-President: Gary Brenniman Treasurer: Jason Brandt Secretary: Sue Wiggins


NOVELIST EMMA GATES


Saturday, October 18, 2 pm Enjoy sweet treats and learn how a serious novelist gets her ideas, maintains focus and gets published. Find how the right writers’ group can help a writer grow and stay positive. Emma Gates will discuss her craft and read from her books: Praying for Rain, Walking to Israel, Detours and Private Lines.


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MYSTERY WRITER ANNIE HANSEN R


Saturday, October 25, 2 pm Sweets & a Mystery....just in time for Halloween! “In the quaint river town of Geneva, Illinois, Kelly Clark comes home to re-start her life after a horrifi c divorce. She stumbles over a dead body in the kitchen.Has her violent past followed her home to Geneva?” Cupcakes will be served!


REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MEDITATION Thursday, October 30, 7 pm Join Michael Ribet, who has been meditating for over 40 years as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.


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ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IRAS


Thursday, November 6, 7 pm Looking for solid information about IRAs? This presentation will cover Traditional vs. Roth IRAs, contribution limits, required minimum distributions and stretch IRA provisions.


R GENEALOGY Tuesday, October 28, 7 pm Meeting


Tuesday, November 25, 7 pm WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT BILLIONGRAVES?


BillionGraves is contending to be the top cemetery search site on the web. A new app and an easy interface is making cemetery transcription projects and research information more accessible to tech-friendly users.


Trustee: John Larkin Trustee: Jill McWilliams Trustee: Allison Pinkett-Floyd Director: Robert A. Harris


BUSINESS


Join us for our Business Blends - Coffee & Connections on the 3rd Tuesday of each month!


HEALTH PLANS SIMPLIFIED Tuesday, October 21 , 6 pm Small Businesses/Entrepreneurs/ Contract Workers. Learn how to navigate the Affordable Care Act and its impact on your business and personal health insurance options.


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SIZING YOUR MARKET USING DEMOGRAPHICSNOW: BUSINESS & PEOPLE Tuesday, November 18, 6 pm A wealth of highly detailed demographic data that spans the entire United States and Canada- making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, fi nding an untapped audience for products/services and analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population.


R SENIOR SOCIALS 3rd Mondays at 1pm


ZUMBA GOLD Monday, October 20, 1 pm Join ACE® Group Fitness Certifi ed Instructor and Silver Sneakers® FLEX Instructor Melanie Jordan for Zumba Gold®.


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THE PILGRIMS AND THE FIRST THANKSGIVING Monday, November 17, 1 pm Learn about the origins of our Thanksgiving traditions as we visit Plimoth Plantation to uncover the true story of the Pilgrims.


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LOOK! =Registration Required! Register online at helenplum.evanced.info, or by phone at 630-627-0316, Ask for Adult Services.


R LIBRARY HOURS


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.


BOOK & FILM DISCUSSIONS


LIBRARY LOUNGE 1st Tuesdays, at 7:30pm October 7 - Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat November 4 - The Dinner by Herman Koch


HPL BOOK DISCUSSIONS The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett October 15, 1 pm


R October 16, 1 pm & 7:30 pm


Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini November 19, 1 pm November 20, 1 pm & 7:30 pm


FILM DISCUSSION Sunday, October 26, 2 pm The Day the Earth Stood Still Sunday, November 23, 2 pm Nebraska


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HISTORY BOOK DISCUSSION Lombard Historical Society Carriage House at 2pm


Sponsored by Helen Plum Library & Lombard Historical Society November 16 - The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant


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SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR JOB SEEKERS Thursday, October 9, 7 pm Learn the importance for job seekers to look within themselves to discover skills, values, interests, and preferences as they relate to the workplace.


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ZERO IN ON YOUR JOB SEARCH TARGETS! Thursday, November 13, 7 pm Reach key people and increase job search effi ciency using the AtoZ Databases search tool that’s free to library visitors, and online with your HPL card.


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