Adult Programming

Programs will be inside, on the grounds, or on Facebook as designated.
All visitors must wear masks while in the library.
Please sign up for any program you wish to attend ahead of time so that we may have plenty of supplies on hand.

Chess Club
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. on the Patio
Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
September 18, November 13, November 27

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, September 14
6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M.

Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres.
This month we are reading the historical fiction novel
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.
Upcoming book selections include:
October 12: Dragon Teeth by Michael Critchon
November 9: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Gentle Yoga with Anna
Wednesday, September 15
10:15 A.M. 

Teens and Adults
Enjoy a morning of stretching and gentle exercise with Anna on the grounds of the library.
Succulents 101
Thursday, September 16
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Learn the basics of growing succulents with Holly Froning, Master Gardener Instructor at      The University of Illinois     Extension Office.

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, September 23
6:00 P.M.

Get out of the house and join us for a fun night of creating.
Other Dates:
October 11
November 15
December 20
Cooking with the Season
with Austin

Monday, September 27
6:00 P.M. on Facebook

Join Austin as he shares a tasty recipe using seasonal ingredients.
Other Dates:
October 18
November 22
December 27
Writer's Group
Tuesday, September 28
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

We are starting a new group for writers. We plan to edit and critique each other's work, becoming better writers in the process.
Other Dates:
October 26
November 23
December 28
National Coffee Day Celebration
Wednsday, September 29
10:15 A.M. 

We celebrate coffee and have an expert on hand to show the variety of ways to make a good cup.
Banned Books Tasting
Thursday, September 30
6:00 P.M. 
Teens and Adults

Banned Books Week is
September 26 through October 2. Join us as we discuss various books that have been banned or challenged AND the reasons why. 
Fall Festival
Saturday, October 23
11:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Bring the whole family to
our Annual Fall Festival
as we celebrate everything we love about the autumn season!
Outdoor Movie Night!
Friday, October 29
6:00 P.M. 

The whole family can enjoy the cool night air as we watch Jurasic World
on the grounds of the library. 

National Gaming
Day Celebration

Thursday, November 11
6:00 P.M.

Family Event
Have fun at the library playing a variety of board games!

Introduction to Cyber Security
Thursday, November 18
6:00 P.M. 
Learn how to make sure that when you use the World Wide Web for shopping or other activities, that you are being as safe as possible. 

Virtual Charcuterie Board Class
Wednesday, November 24
11:00 A.M. on Facebook

You agreed to make a Charcuterie board for the gathering but you don't know how to do it!
Learn how in this virtual class with Austin on Facebook.
Christmas Cookie Baking
Wednesday, December 22
6:00 P.M. 
Family Event

There is no better smell than Christmas Cookies in the oven. Help us make a mess of cookies and decorate them, too.
Christmas Movie Night
Thursday, December 23
6:00 P.M. 

Family Event
Join us for an evening watching a favorite Christmas Movie!
Popcorn and drinks will be served as we show a classic on the big screen.

Game Night
Thursday, December 30
6:00 P.M. 

Come to the library for Game Night. Try one of ours or bring one of yours to share for the night!
Please utilize our e-resources listed 
on the right and below. 

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or call us at 815-939-1696.

Remember that we are a community,
we are going through this together,
and we are here for you. 


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to get free e-books and e-audio books. 
You do need a library card and pin number 
in order to create and account.

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