Updated: January 10, 2014 6:11AM
Here are events worth getting out of the house for on Dec. 9.
Suggestions include Chicago Ridge, Tinley Park and Richton Park.
Movie Matinee: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., screens a film at 10 a.m. Mondays. Attendees must be 18 or older and can bring snacks and beverages to have during the flick. Information: (708) 423-7753 or chicagoridge.lib.il.us.
“42”: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, screens this film at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of Early Bird Flicks. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford star in this story about Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who took a stand against prejudice and changed baseball in 1942. Rated PG-13, the movie runs for 2 hours and 8 minutes. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or tplibrary.org.
Holiday Appetizers: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, hosts this event at 7 p.m. Participants can get tips and tricks for holiday entertaining. Samples will be available to try. There is a limit of 15 attendees. Registration: (708) 481-5333. Information: richtonparklibrary.org.