Adult Programs

“Love of Birds” – Painting Class

(Saturday, February 17, 2018 — 1:00 PM)

Yes, you can paint, even if you don’t think you can!  Join in the joy as you paint our fine feathered friends in acrylics, with guidance from noted artist Terri Murphy.  In this 90 minute workshop, you’ll use just a handful of colors to paint the bird of your choice and create a masterpiece infused with your own unique flair.  Ages 12 and up welcome! (Limit of 25 participants, so sign up early!)

Slit-Ribbon Flower Wall/Door Decoration

(Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 1:00 PM)

Join in the fun as Kathleen Obirek teaches you how to slit ribbon to make an intriguing flower that you can hang on a door or wall or use as an elaborate gift package decoration.  You will also curl and slit ribbon to embellish a small gift that you will receive – a roll of professional floral tape.  One lucky participant will win a ribbon slitter at this hands-on program!  Please bring sharp scissors with you.  All other materials will be provided. (Limit of 10 participants, so sign up early!)

Your Family Dog

(Thursday, April 19, 2018 — 6:30 PM)

Does your dog drag you down the street?  Jump all over your guests?  Bark too much?  Karen Stasky, with assistance from her own canine companion, will help you learn the basics of Dog Training.  Learn how to help your dog become a better family member!  Please leave your four-pawed friend at home for this program.

Fairy Garden Clay Pot Class

(Saturday, May 12, 2018 — 1:00 PM)

We’ve all seen Fairy Gardens on the Internet or in the local garden shops.  Did you know you can create your own Fairy Garden House with a clay pot?  No garden?  No Problem!  Your little creation will add a touch of whimsy to your home.  Either way, passing fairies might not be able to resist moving in.  We’ve been told that fairy dust is pretty beneficial… (Fairy occupancy not guaranteed, but you will have fun!)  Ages 12 and up welcome! (Limit of 20 participants, so sign up early!)

Mind Games… A Night of Self-Deception

(Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 6:30 PM)

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us.  It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us.  William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist.  Learn how optical illusions work, why magicians’ tricks fool you, why people fall for scams, and how we are hard wired to believe fake news, medical scams, etc.  You will also be given proven scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health and overcome the logical fallacies we all make. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own!


You must register for any or all of the above programs!  Register by calling or visiting the library, or you may register online.

(Programs are always free, unless noted!)


Have an idea for a great program? Call the Justice Public Library at (708) 496-1790 or e-mail us at  (Be sure to include a subject line in your e-mail or it may end up in the Spam folder!)