Adult Programs

Justice Library Business After Hours

(Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 6:30 PM)

Justice Chamber is planning a Business After Hours at the Justice Public Library. This will be a chance to view the newly remodeled library. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Topics: drive new business through social media, guide to success in social media marketing. The Guest speaker will be Kathy Hays. This event is hosted by the Justice Library and New City Window Cleaning. Here’s your chance to network with other businesses. Everyone is welcome; snacks and refreshments will be served at this FREE event.

Small Flowering Shrubs

(Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 6:30 PM)

Autumn is the ideal time to plant shrubs and Master Gardener Kathy Obirek returns to teach you how to select, pland, and care for beautiful flowering shrubs. Each attendee will receive two shrub idea booklets to help you select the best plants for your space and you may even win our door prize: two pressure garden sprayers!

Autumn Woodland Craft

(Saturday, October 14, 2017 — 1:00 PM)

Capture the splendor of nature! Choose ornamental grasses, seed spikes, dried flowers, preserved cones, and more to make your own dazzling centerpiece, with Kathy Obirek as your guide. Please bring a glue gun, glue sticks, scissors, and hand pruners. Adults only. (Space is limited to 10 for this craft – so sign up early!)

Supernatural and Paranormal in the Bible

(Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 6:30 PM)

Bob Trzeciak returns with a look at psychic phenomena and supernatural events as they are written and interwoven throughout the Bible – Dreams, astrology, fortune-telling, and more. Be sure to stay for the palm readings after the show!

Upcycled Book Page Flower Wreath

(Saturday, November 18, 2017 — 1:00 PM)

Shari Pontillo will help you create a beautiful winter wreath that is festive, elegant… and recycled! Pages from old books will blossom into new life. We provide all the pages, you have all the fun! Ages 12 and up welcome! (Space is limited to 25 for this craft – so sign up early!)

Christmas in Chicago

(Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 6:30 PM)

Join Dave Clark to re-live the holiday traditions of our great city and see how they’ve evolved over the years. From caroling under the Marshall Field’s clock and a Christmas meal in the Walnut Room, to the birth of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at Montgomery Ward’s, and on to today’s Chriskindlemart and ice-skating at Millennium Park, be inspired to remember and cherish Christmas in Chicago.

Great Lakes Ghosts

(Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 6:30 PM)

Lee Murdock has discovered a boundless body of music and stories from the Great Lakes. He will present a narrated concert featuring songs of supernatural legends and spooky tales of ghost ships and haunted lighthouses. Murdock combines ragtime, Irish, blues, and folk styles with his flair for storytelling in songs.

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. (Limit of 25 participants, so sign up early!)


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!)