Monthly Clubs for Adults

The Crete Public Library District offers several monthly programs for adults covering a variety of interests. Click below for more information about each program and details on the meeting schedule.

Crete Library Film Club: Through A Lens Darkly

Third Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m.

FilmClubLogo-siteEnjoy a unique cinematic event on the library’s big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. The club frequently features independent or foreign films. Call the library for upcoming titles or visit the film club’s blog, “Through a Lens Darkly” to learn more about currently featured films.

To make a suggestion or to join the mailing list, stop by the reference department or email Dan at dwitvoet@cretelibrary.org

Book Discussion Group

Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. New members always welcome! For a detailed description of all books click HERE.

  • September 12: 11/22/63, Stephen King
  • October 10: Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear
  • November 14: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink
  • December 12: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  • January 9: Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
  • February 13: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
  • March 13: Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  • April 10: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Mary Roach
  • May 8: Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
  • June 12: Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz
  • July TBD: Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
  • August TBD: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain

Books are available on the holds shelf near the Information Desk. If you would like to be added to the book club mailing list, please call the library at 708-672-8017 and ask for Tiffany or email tamschl@cretelibrary.org

Knot Just for Knitters

Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.

Knitting All are welcome to attend. Bring whatever project you are working on: knitting, crocheting, needlework, sewing, whatever! Come for assistance or advice from your fellow needleworkers, or just for the companionship. All levels welcome! No registration is necessary.

No current project? Use yarn to help others! Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects such as:

Warm Up America
— knit or crochet blankets, newborn caps, and friendship shawls for local organizations;
Project Linus — knit or crochet security blankets for children in need;
Mother Bear Project –knit or crochet bears for children affected by HIV/AIDS;
Scarves from the Heart — provide cancer survivors with a scarf;
Snuggles Project — blankets for shelter animals.

If you are unable to attend a meeting you may stop by the library and pick-up a pre-packaged project kit to make at home. When completed, return it to the library and a group member will see that your item is distributed to the appropriate organization. Send any questions about Knot Just for Knitters to Deb Meder at dmeder@cretelibrary.org.

The Knot Just for Knitters group is accepting donations of yarn, crochet hooks and knitting needles for their collaborative projects. Washable worsted weight yarn is preferred. Bring your extra yarn to the Circulation Desk and indicate that it is for the knitting group.

C.R.A.V.E. Food Club (CRete Area Voracious Eaters)

First Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

IF YOU LIKE TO COOK…AND YOU LIKE TO EAT…
Join C.R.A.V.E.! Prepare and bring a dish based on the month’s theme, then share samples and recipes with club members. No need to register. For questions about C.R.A.V.E., contact Adult Services at cpldas@cretelibrary.org or call the library.
The next meeting is November 3. November theme: Holiday Side Dishes

Before It Hit the Big Screen – Monthly Movie

Second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. (next movie November 9)
Join us for this NEW monthly program focusing on books that have been made into films. We’ll watch the movie and talk about which was better – the book or the movie. Books will be available in advance on the holds shelf near the Patron Services desk.

The Writers Group

Last Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Next meeting: October 31
Beginning and experienced writers are welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voice as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of a writing facilitator. Bring whatever writing materials you want, or just bring yourself and we’ll supply paper. Anyone who wants to read their writings out loud, can, and will receive feedback and support. Ages 14+.