On Christmas Day in 1914, during the turmoil of the first World, 100,000 enemy combatants "met in the middle," stopping the fighting to celebrate together in a one-day truce that is still remembered as "the most extraordinary event in military history." Rochelle Pennington will detail the amazing circumstances surrounding this historic moment of humanity, drawing directly on written memoirs of soldiers who were there, as recorded in diaries, photographs, and letters home. Authentic World War I artifacts from the author's collection will be on display.
Chess with Bennett A. Joseph
Tuesday, December 27 at 1 a.m.
Grades 4-8. Chess Candidate Master Bennett Joseph returns to teach chess fundamentals. This is a four day commitment. Registration began Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 a.m. online or in Youth Services with the child's Orland Park library card.
Friday, January 6 at 7 p.m.
Children, ages 4 and up. Quiet, gentle stories presented in English and Spanish.
Romance Book Discussion
Thursday, January 12 at 7 p.m.
Join us as we discuss "The City Baker's Guide to Country Living" by Louise Miller.
On the Consolidated Election ballot, April 4, 2017 there will be three seats on the seven-member Orland Park Public Library board up for election. Candidacy information for those considering running is available on the following website: State of Illinois Candidate’s Guide.
The seats are six-year terms. Petitions must be filed between December 12-19, 2016.
Candidates must file their petitions at the Clerk's Office of the Village of Orland Park.
Orland Park Public Library board meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.
For information contact the library, 708-428-5203.