ESL Study Group

Practice English conversation, reading, and writing with the Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County. Please call (708) 848-8499 to register. 


Banned Books Week: From Here to Eternity

Watch the 1953 film based on James Jones' novel about a private cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love. Set against the backdrop of WWII Hawaii, with actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Refreshments served.

Banned Books Week: Lord of the Flies

Watch the 1990 film based on William Golding's classic novel about schoolboys marooned on a tropical island who revert to primitive savagery.

Banned Books Week: The Great Gatsby

Watch the 2013 film based on Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about Jay Gatsby. Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. Refreshments provided.

Scrapbooking & Papercrafts

Come and enjoy a morning of Scrapbooking with Nora at the Melrose Park Public Library. Discover different techniques in scrapbooking as we work on simple to elaborate page layouts and explore print and electronic resources provided by the library.


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