The library offers several monthly programs for both adult and teen patrons. You can view information about these clubs below, and many other library programs can be found on our Events Calendar.

Adult Book Discussion Group

Meets: Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
All Upcoming Dates

Come discuss a new book each month at the library. New members are always welcome. Books are available a month before the discussion on the holds shelf near the front desk. For more information or to be added to the book club mailing list, please call the library or contact Rita, rjones@cretelibrary.org.

Titles & Dates for 2022-2023:
  • Jan. 10: Calypso, David Sedaris
  • Feb. 14: The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • Mar. 14: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
  • Apr. 11: The Last Days of Lennon, James Patterson
  • May 9: Transcription, Kate Atkinson
  • Jun. 13: Finding Chika, Mitch Albom
  • Jul. 11: Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
  • Aug. 8: Atonement, Ian McEwan
  • Sept. 12: The Martian, Andy Weir
  • Oct. 10: The Witches: Salem, 1692, Stacy Schiff
  • Nov. 14: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  • Dec. 12: My Remarkable Journey, Katherine Johnson
  • Jan. 9: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb

Through a Lens Darkly (Crete Library Film Club)

Enjoy a unique cinematic event on the library’s big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. Note that Film Club also hosts annual events like the Summer Film Series (July/August) and Horror Fest (October) where the club will meet additional times and/or for double features. Although there are no age restrictions on Film Club, films shown frequently have an “R” rating. It is the parents’ responsibility to monitor their children’s attendance and viewing habits.

For more information, to make a film suggestion, or to join the mailing list, call the library or contact Dan, dwitvoet@cretelibrary.org. You may also visit the Film Club blog at Through a Lens Darkly.

Adult Writing Group

Fall 2021: Will continue meeting on this schedule, starting in October.
Meets: First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. – For patrons age 19 and older.
All Upcoming Dates

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 is welcome to do so and will receive feedback and support. For more information, call the library or contact Cassandra, coconnell@cretelibrary.org.

Knot Just For Knitters

Fall 2021: Changes in coordinator and meeting times
Meets: First Thursday from 1-2 p.m. with Cassandra and Third Thursday from 6-7 p.m. with Sandy.
All Upcoming Dates

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 while you work on a project. All levels welcome! No registration 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. For more information, call the library at 708-672-8017.

Young Adult (for Adults) Book Club

Meets: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
All Upcoming Dates
Location: TBD, call the library for more information.

Are you an adult who loves or is interested in Young Adult (YA) literature? If so, come to one of our meetings where we will discuss new and classic young adult literature. Monthly book selections will be available to checkout at the library. For more information, please call the library or contact Cassandra, coconnell@cretelibrary.org. You may also visit the group’s Young Adult (for Adults) Book Club Facebook page.

  • January 18, 2022: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  • February 15, 2022: If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
  • March 15, 2022: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • April 19, 2022: Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich
  • May 17, 2022: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  • June 21, 2022: Kent State by Deborah Wiles
  • July 19, 2022: Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan
  • August 16, 2022: We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • September 20, 2022: The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  • October 18, 2022: All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
  • November 15, 2022: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • December 20, 2022: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

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