Senior Travelogue

Friday March 27th at 1 pm


This month's Senior Travelogue will be taking you through beautiful Scotland!


A Visit With Mrs. Lincoln

Saturday March 28th at 2 pm

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Lincoln comes to life as presented by Valerie Gugala. Visit her website here. She sets the historical record straight as she takes listeners through her life as a young woman born into a wealthy Lexington, KY family, and the transformation she made from that life to become the wife of a young man whose background was just the opposite. Mrs. Lincoln also takes the audience through the Lincoln family's life in Springfield, Abraham's political career and election to the presidency, and their life in the White House during the Civil War.


Spring Potpourri of Lectures

Spring Potpourri

Thursday March 26th at 10:30 am

This week's lecture is "Follow the Path that's Coming to You" with Karen O'Donnell.


Hoopla Digital


Park Forest Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile, with the Hoopla Digital app, and online by clicking here. All you need is a valid library card! For questions and concerns respond to this email, give us a call or visit us today.


New Library Catalog

Coming April 14th 2015

If you enjoy searching the library catalog to find materials, you'll soon have a lot more to like. The new catalog will go live on April 14 and is part of SWAN's switch to a new software system. In addition to the great services you enjoy through SWAN, look for these new features:

  • You can choose to receive notifications via text.
  • Your account will now display downloadable items as well as physical items you have checked out.
  • As you search the catalog, information from our research databases will display with no need to search them separately.
  • Search once and find your library's print and downloadable digital materials. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks can be checked out and downloaded directly from the catalog, without a separate log-in.
  • The catalog will be easier to search with auto-correct, search suggestions, and recommended titles. Results will resemble Google and other popular search engines.
  • All PIN numbers will be changed to the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN after your first log in.

For more information you can click here to visit the SWAN wesbsite.


Freegal Music: Now Streaming

In addition to three free downloads, every week you can now stream three hours of any music on Freegal to your computer or through the Freegal app. All you need is your library card and PIN number.
It's fast, it's easy, and it's FREE!


Axis 360 eRead Illinois

The library is expanding our e-book collection through Axis 360 and the eRead Illinois Program. We will now offer two possibilities for checking out e-books and audio books: Axis 360 and Media on Demand.

  • Visit the Axis 360 catalog to browse our collection.
  • Install the free software or mobile app and download to
    a tablet, home computer, or smart phone.

Visit our eBooks page for more information including
instructional handouts for your device.

Click for our mobile site




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March 27th

Senior Travelogue

1 PM

Ringering Room

March 28th

A Visit With Mrs. Lincoln

2 PM

Community Commons

March 29th

Library Open

1 - 5 PM

March 30th

Gmail Basics

3 PM

Ringering Room