We would like to give a BIG Thank You!!!

HomeguideCover_smallReDiscover has finished, but we wouldn’t want to end things without giving a BIG thanks to:

  • All of our library patrons and community members who came to the programs and made them such a success;
  • All of our talented presenters  who gave such a great variety of different programs; and
  • All of the library staff who created, planned, and worked hard to make ReDiscover fabulous and enjoyable!


Our FINAL Program is tomorrow evening!!!

Meg Caswell-photoWe are very excited about our final program. Spend an evening with Meg Caswell, Chicago interior design guru and season-six winner of HGTV’s Design Star, as she shares what home means to her. Meg answers your interior design questions, and includes suggestions on making home a happy and beautiful place.

This program is on Thursday, April 30th @ 7:00 pm and will be held at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street, Willowbrook.   Please click here to register

Haunting Homes: 5 Classic Haunted Houses in Horror


Talking about what “home” means to us can conjure up warm, fuzzy memories of childhood and family, beloved pets and cherished traditions. But some homes are a little… different. Living in a haunted house with flying dishes, cold spots, and disembodied voices may not be as cozy as the regular kind, but many of us love to thrill ourselves with the idea. Here are five classic haunted house films from the horror genre to keep you awake at night!



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Love Me, Love the Crow on My House — program on April 27th

Hinsdale Library is presenting “Love Me, Love the Crow on My House” on Monday, April 27th at 7:00 pm.

Susan Blumberg-Kason will speak about this Chinese proverb and how she tried to make a home in Hong Kong, China and San Francisco when she was a part of a Chinese family in the 1990’s. Susan’s talk and memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong, will resonate with people who have been an expat or are interested in what it’s like to make a home abroad.

Visit the author’s website at www.susanbkason.com for further information about and by the author, including reviews of Good Chinese Wife and additional columns and articles.  You find this book in the SWAN catalog or ask any of our friendly library staff.

submitted by Jo Ann Schusterich of Hinsdale Library

Herbs for Home & Health

basil-320736_1280LaGrange Park Library is hosting a program on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm, Herbs for Home and Health.   Herbs enhance food, soothe the body, and are incredibly easy to grow. They add garden interest with captivating colors and delightful tastes.  Learn what to grow, how to grow it, and how to use them in the kitchen and bath. Take home tips, techniques and even a few recipes that will enhance your home and health.

This program is presented by the Prairie Godmothers and sponsored by the La Grange Park Friends of the Library.    While you’re dreaming of spring, browse our herb gardening books in the 635s or by searching “herb gardening” and “”herbs” in our online catalogs   (SWAN and LLD)

By Susan Fagan, LaGrange Park Public Library District