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Town Hall Meeting with State Rep Chris Welch for Thursday, April 24 has been cancelled.

Butterflies Are Coming (for kids)
Saturday, April 26, 2:00-4:00 pm
Stephanie Walquist of Monarch Watch will host an interactive program exploring butterflies - just for kids. Contact Youth Dept to register: 708-562-3573.

Creating Butterfly Habitats (for adults)
Saturday, May 3, 10:30 am
Stephanie Walquist of Monarch Watch returns to discuss plants and garden/yard features that promote a welcome habitat and shelter for butterflies during their life cycles. Contact Adult Dept to register: 708-562-3573.

CANCELLED: May 1 Appearance by Philip Caputo, author of THE LONGEST ROAD
We are very sorry to announce that The Big Read’s Visit with Philip Caputo event scheduled for Thursday, May 1 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook has been  cancelled due to the author’s sudden, serious illness. Members of The Big Read libraries wish Mr. Caputo a speedy recovery.
Thanks to all who have attended the book dis-cussions and programs centered around Caputo’s best-seller,  The Longest Road. The other scheduled programs will continue through April 30.

Financial Wellness
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Certified financial educator Mario Cinardi of the Heartland Institute will explain key financial concepts and strategies you can apply to improve your financial wellness.
Contact Adult Dept to register: 708-562-3573.

Saving Energy at Home
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 am

Megan Visk of the nonprofit Elevate Energy will discuss smart meters, easy home improvements and pricing options available to help you save energy and money. Contact Adult Dept to register: 708-562-3573.

SWAN Online Catalog : materials in the Westchester Public Library and more than 75 public libraries in the west and southern suburbs. See also ENCORE, a streamlined version of our online catalog.

Register online for a library card
Begin the application process online, then stop by Library within 2 weeks to complete the process. Details and link here.

Museum Adventure Pass
Free passes to museums and cultural institutions throughout metro Chicago.
Must present valid Westchester Public Library card to receive pass.

Friends of the Library
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Axis 360 - The Library's newest ebook collection for downloading to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin. See also these help sheets: Blio Android,
Blio combined IOS & Android
, Blio IOS,
Blio Kindle (tablets only)

MyMediaMall - eAudiobooks, eBooks and
eVideos to download to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin.

Mango Languages - Foreign language instruction online - including English !

TumbleBookLibrary online collection of animated, talking picture books.

Homework Help Online tutors for help in math, science, English, and social studies. For grades K-12 and adult learners. Tutors available 2:00 to 9:00 pm, seven days a week.

Job hunters: Click the "Business" tab for links & handouts to help your job search.

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