Events for Adults

April 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Come play Bingo with friends and community members! Although this program is geared toward adults with special needs, all are welcome to attend!

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April 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Basic Introduction into Microsoft Excel and how to use spreadsheets. You should be fairly comfortable with using the mouse and keyboard and data entry. We will create a simple budget using formatting, formulas and charts.

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April 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Provides an introduction to PowerPoint—a popular software program used for presentations. You should be fairly comfortable with using a mouse and keyboard. There is no fee for this class. Advanced registration is required.

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April 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Thanks to the Friends of the Acorn Public Library District, we will be hosting a shredding event for the community in the Library’s lower-level parking lot on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Shred Authority will have a mobile shredding unit stationed onsite to shred any unbound papers (stapled and paper clipped documents are acceptable), credit cards, identification cards, and loose (i.e., not in cases) CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs you may have. For the courtesy of others, we ask that everyone limit their shredding materials to no more than two full boxes so that everyone has a chance to go through the line.

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April 29, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Andrea Scott is a comic who is also passionate about fitness. Many of us struggle to stick to an exercise program. We even forget that our own fitness is the legacy we leave our families. Learn to fit your exercise into your life, not your life into your exercise. Andrea has a master’s degree in Adult Fitness along with certification in cardiac rehabilitation.

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May 1, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Andrew Burlingame, PhD student in Northwest Semitic Philology is going to discuss How for thousands of years, people have at various times and places made use of writing to make language visible and permanent. The earliest written documents we possess today are written in cuneiform, with Egyptian hieroglyphics appearing on the scene shortly thereafter. This talk will discuss how these writing systems emerged and the purposes for which their earliest inventors used them. We will also see how they changed over time and how the alphabet that we use today relates to the earliest alphabets extant.

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May 3, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Introduction to the computer and how to get started with a computer or laptop for adults and seniors. The following concepts will be covered in Computer I:
*Basic Parts of the Computer
*Keyboard and Mouse Usage
*Basic Introduction to Using the Computer
There is no fee for this class. Registration is required and opens up to three weeks in advance.

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May 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Need assistance with your genealogy research? Patty Higgins, president of the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, is available to answer your questions here at Acorn on the first Wednesday of each month between 7 and 8pm!

For more information about SSGHS, visit www.ssghs.org

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May 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Ages 13+

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance (IMDB). Popcorn will be provided.

This movie is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

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May 4, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Barcodes meet on the first Thursday of every month at Beggars Pizza in Oak Forest. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, contact the Adult Services Department at 708-687-3700.

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May 6, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

This class provides a brief introduction to using the internet. We will cover web browsers, search engines, and security.

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May 8, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain (IMDB). Popcorn provided. Movie titles subject to change.

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