Local artists create transforming experience at Westmont Public Library
Aug 06, 2015 09:13AM
By Neighbors Magazines
Painting by Liliana Arreola, one of the featured artists from the PRC Art Program
Don’t miss the Ralph Covert acoustic concert celebration
Help us celebrate the end of summer at a solo acoustic concert with Ralph Covert from Ralph’s World. Bring your lawn chairs to the library parking lot on Fri., Aug. 28 at 6:30pm, rain or shine. We’ll be dancing and singing along to Ralph’s family-friendly rock and roll—as fun for parents as it is for kids. You won’t want to miss it!
PRC gallery reception offers opportunity to meet local artists
Meet featured artists from the People’s Resource Center (PRC) Art Program and view their artwork at a gallery reception in the library on Wed., Sept. 16 from 6–8pm. The art program at PRC exists to empower people through the transforming experience of creating art together in an affirming, inclusive community. This art show is co-sponsored by the People’s Resource Center and the artwork will be on display at the library throughout September.
Photo caption: Painting by LilianaArreola, one of the featured artists from the PRC Art Program
Learn online with lynda.com
Learn a variety of computer skills at your own pace through the library’s new online resource—lynda.com. This online tool provides top-quality video courses in software, programming, photography, business skills development, and much more. Designed for beginners and experts, the courses can be taken on any laptop, tablet, or desktop computer from home or at the library with your Westmont Public Library card. If you would like to learn how to use lynda.com, sign up for our librarian led workshop on Sat., Sept. 12 from 2:30–4pm.
Thank you Summer Read Sponsors
The library thanks the following community sponsors of our summer reading program, Invent Your Summer! Their generous contributions help make our program possible.
Carplus Tire and Auto Service Center
Cass Family Dental
Chicago Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier
Chicago Sky Basketball
China Furniture & Art Inc.
Clarendon Hills Bank
DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill
DuPage Children’s Museum
DuPage County Fair
Friends of the Westmont Public Library
Great American Bagel
Indian Boundary YMCA
Lou Malnati’s Pizza
Nancy’s Pizza of Westmont
No Corner Suns Art Studio
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Play It Again Sports
Pump it Up of Lisle
Salt Creek Ballet
Suburban Door Check & Lock Service, Inc.
TheraCore Physical Therapy
Trader Joe’s—Downers Grove
True Balance Karate
Uncle Jon’s Music
Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
Westmont Park District
Library sponsors ADA 25 Chicago program
The Westmont Public Library is a program sponsor of ADA 25 Chicago, a partnership of organizations commemorating progress while working to expand access, inclusion, and opportunity for people with disabilities. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the library will be hosting a panel discussion on job training and employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities on Sat., Oct. 3 from 2–4pm. Participating organizations include SEASPAR, Little Friends, AutonomyWorks, and SASED.
Team Trivia at Sweet & Savory Spot
Have you tried Team Trivia yet? Bring your friends out for a pub quiz challenge run the by Westmont librarians at the Sweet and Savory Spot. Grab a bite to eat, flex those knowledge skills, and compete for fun prizes. Trivia takes place every other Wednesday. For more information, visit the website at westmontlibrary.org.
Wednesdays this fall: Sept. 2, 16 &30, Oct. 14 & 28,
Nov. 11 & 25
Sweet & Savory Spot, 31 N. Cass Ave.
The library will be closed Sept. 6 & 7for the Labor Day holiday