December will still be an eventful month for us here at the library, even though we don’t feature shopping.

First, we’ll have the Family Movie at 2 PM on Sunday, December 4. This month’s feature will be “Lilo and Stitch Part 2.” Mark your calendars if you have youngsters who would enjoy seeing it. As always, admission and refreshments are free.

Second, Brian Maloney of the Chicago Wolves will be here at 4 PM on Tuesday, December 6 to promote Youth Services’ winter reading program. He will be speaking, signing autographs, and doing everything he can to encourage youngsters to read.

Finally, Youth Services will host a winter party on Tuesday, December 20, from 3:30-5:30. The Friends of the Library have generously provided funds to bring in a performer, Cat Catalani, who has made the library circuit in the area, and is well received wherever she appears.

“submitted by Rodger Brayden

Don’t forget that Learning Express Library is available for the use of Forest Park library card holders, either here at the library, or from any computer with Internet access. Just follow these steps:

1. Go the library’s website at

2. Click on the “Reference” link from the home page.

3. Click on the “Databases” link from the Reference page.

4. Click on Learning Express Library, and follow the directions you will find there. Have your library card handy, as it serves as your User Name for the program.

Learning Express Library has numerous test preparation and skills development programs. Everything from the GED, SAT, ACT, and graduate school admission tests are included; occupational tests are available as well, such as Postal and EMT , just to name a couple. Please check out this valuable resource. You will be glad you did.