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Three Rivers hosts talk on Alzheimer's

MINOOKA – Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease at Three Rivers Public Library District’s Minooka Branch on Sept. 9.

An associate from the Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will separate myth from reality and address commonly held fears about Alzheimer’s in America starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the library branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka.

Attendees will hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. There also will be a question and answer session after the program.

Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

To register or for information, contact library staff at 815-467-6200 or 815-467-1600; or visit

Go green this Halloween

As Halloween approaches, every parent starts looking for the perfect Halloween costume for their child. New Halloween costumes can be a luxury in this economy, so this year, make the most of your Halloween budget and “go green” with Three Rivers Library.

The library is sponsoring its third annual Costume Co-Op. Donations of new or gently used costumes and accessories will be accepted from Sept. 8 to Oct. 2 at the Minooka Branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave.

Costumes of all kinds and sizes will be accepted, as long as the items are in good condition and clean.

The Costume Co-Op will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Minooka Branch, with a limit of one free costume per child attending.

For information, contact the Channahon Library, 815-467-6200, or the Minooka Branch, 815-467-1600.

Story behind the fairy tale

The Three Rivers Public Library District presents “Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales” from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30.

Professional storyteller Judith Heineman and musician Daniel Marcotte will offer a chilling dramatic performance of several Grimm tales, some set to music, as they were originally intended for adults.

This program is free and open to the public, though the stories are recommended for ages 10 and up. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales are German folk tales gathered and published by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early 1800s. Though commonly referred to as “children’s tales,” they were not suitable for children and were highly criticized. Over time, the original stories were rewritten and softened, and have had a wide influence on children’s literature and cinema.

To register, or for information, call 815-467-6200 or 815-467-1600; or visit

“Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales” is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly.

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