The week ahead: Kankakee Public Library events 7-9 to 7-15


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Black Business Council Meeting

The Black Business Council Meeting will be meeting on Tue, Jul 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the third floor meeting room.  This month’s topic will be financial management.


On Tuesday, July 9th at 6:00p.m., we invite you to bring a friend or someone who is suffering from a recent loss from suicide to our monthly support group. Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) is a free, non-denominational program that supports individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide. The LOSS Program is offered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in collaboration with the Diocese of Joliet. They are funded by United Way, private foundations, as well as charitable contributions. LOSS offers a safe, non-judgmental environment where survivors of suicide can openly talk about feelings and experiences. They help patrons find community, direction and resources for healing.

League of Women Voters of Kankakee County

The League of Women Voters educates young women and teens on ways to participate in the political process. A nonprofit, bipartisan organization, the LWV welcomes interested individuals to participate in this cost-free organization to learn how a voter’s voice becomes strong, serves a purpose, and supports their community. The LWV meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, July 10th, in the third floor meeting room of the Kankakee Public Library.

Bingo with the Books

Bingo! Are you looking for a place to play fun, free bingo? At the Kankakee Public Library, come join us for Bingo with the Books every second Friday of each month from 10:00a.m. to noon for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. The next scheduled date for the month of July will be on the 12th in the fourth floor of the Kankakee Public Library. Snacks will be available! Invite your friends and relatives to play along! This event will be open and free to the public. For more information on upcoming events, checkout the Kankakee Public Library’s Facebook page, or contact the library at 815-939-4564.

Poet’s Arrow

Mark your calendars for an open mic event you don’t want to miss! Share your talents at the Kankakee Public Library as we host our open mic event, Poet’s Arrow, held on select Mondays of each month. This event offers artists a venue to display their gifts in their respective talents in front of an audience. All ages are welcome! In this judgmental-free environment, performers will be able to express their voice and support one another to take on the mic. Be sure to invite your friends! Rather you want to perform or listen to the performances, Poet’s Arrow invites everyone to listen to an array of local artistry. The next Poet’s Arrow event will take place on July 15that 6:00 p.m. This event will be open and free to the public.


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