Library Closed: Staff Development Day

The Schiller Park Public Library will be closed on December 09, 2022 due to staff development day. We will reopen on Saturday, December 10, 2022  with our regular business hours. Please call before visiting to confirm hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Chris Fascione Winter Holiday Tales

Celebrate the season as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings multicultural winter holiday tales from around the world to life with his fun, participatory and engaging show!  These tales may include Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa stories.  Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.

Based in Oak Park, Illinois, Chris is a Storytelling World award winner, has been featured at the Connecticut and Illinois Storytelling Festivals, and performs over 300 shows a year throughout the U.S.  More information is at

TIME OF EVENT: December 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM


Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving &

The Library will be closed Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving Friday.

DINOvember Scavenger Hunt

Open to ages 2-12.  While supplies last.

Hunt for dinosaurs in Children’s World. Find all the hidden dinosaurs and receive a roarin’ reward!

TIME OF EVENT: November 21, 2022 – November 23, 2022 during open hours.

T-Rexplorers presents Dinosaur Discoveries

Stomp on over to the library for a prehistoric, all ages hands-on dinosaur discovery program examining authentic dinosaur fossils.

TIME OF EVENT: November 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Weather-permitting, Ranger the T-Rex will be outside the library entrance greeting attendees 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.


Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Caitlin Doughty (online via Zoom)!

Join us for a virtual presentation.

Save your seats here! Register online for this virtual event.

TIME OF VIRTUAL EVENT: November 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance. Hailed by The New York Times as “a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld,” she’ll discuss reform of Western funeral industry practices and much more with Mark Bazer (The Interview Show).

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, advocate, and bête noire of the traditional funeral industry. Her educational webseries “Ask a Mortician” has been viewed almost 250 million times and her three books were New York Times bestsellers – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? She founded a Los Angeles funeral home as well as the funeral reform collective The Order of the Good Death, which spawned the death positive movement.

Mark Bazer is host and creator of “The Interview Show,” a talk show in a bar. Aired on Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW, and filmed at The Hideout, it features conversations as substantive as they are entertaining.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


Lotería at the Library (Bilingual)

Open to all ages.  Limited to 20 participants. Registration required.

Join us for a family-friendly game of Lotería (Bilingual and similar to bingo) and prizes!  Register online on our website or call 847-678-0433.

TIME OF EVENT: November 01, 2022 at 4:00 PM


Say Boo and Scary On!

Open to all ages. While supplies last.

Don’t forget to stop at the library in your costume on Halloween for some Indoor trick-or-treating!

TIME OF EVENT: October 31, 2022 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Going On A Ghost Haunt

Open to all ages. While supplies last.

The library is HAUNTED!  Visit Children’s World for some paranormal investigating! Track all the spooky ghosts and win a spooktacular treat!  Costumes welcome!

WHEN: October 26, 2022 – October 29, 2022 during hours of operation

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