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For Adults

To register for any of the free programs listed below, or for more information,click on the program title.  You may also call the library at 630-323-8188 to register.


Monday, March 7, 7pm

It’s never too late or too early to think about planning for the future. We welcome back our friends from 4Wealth Financial Group for a presentation that will include an overview of the estate planning process, and the latest developments in retirement planning.

Monday, March 14 , 7 pm

Steve Darnall, host of WDCG Radio’s “Those Were the Days” and publisher of “Nostalgia Digest,” looks at some of the biggest shows and stars to emerge from the early years of radio, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Amos & Andy, and The Shadow. 
Listen to sound clips and stories about how radio became America’s first mass medium, transforming the United States of America from 48 states (in those days) into a national listening community.

Drop-in Coloring Night
Tuesday, March 22, 7-8:30 pm

Relax, de-stress and have fun!  Drop in, enjoy peaceful music, snacks and coloring.

You’ll be glad you did!

Thursday, April 7, 7 pm

Meet certified, holistic, integrative health and wellness coach Christine Trainer. a member of the International Association of Health Coaches and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Christine is also a published author, inspirational speaker, marathoner, avid yogi, student and lover of life.
She will discuss her new book Pause, and her work providing guidance and inspiration to help her clients shift their behavior to healthier habits by making step-by-step changes to their diet and lifestyle. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, April 11, 7 pm

Are you interested in traveling to Italy or just learning more about Italian language and culture? Join author Kathryn Occhipinti for an introduction to what you need to know to help you meet and greet other people in Italy, ride Italian transportation, shop in stores, and of course, read those Italian menus.
Learn key Italian phrases, pronunciation hints, and more through movie clips and the interactive website,  
Kathryn Occhipinti is a radiologist and founder of Stella Lucente, LLC, a publishing company focused on instructional language books, and the author of several books on conversational Italian. She has also been a language instructor for the Italian American Society of Peoria for seven years.
A must for anyone with travel plans that include Italy!

Monday, April 18, 7 pm

Are you intimidated by garden magazines? Think you can’t create a beautiful green space? Even garden newbies can handle these simple techniques for improving a landscape.
The Prairie Godmothers will teach you how to frame out garden areas, add show-stopping plants and shrubs, and improve the look and feel of your soil. Add a finishing touch with some interesting garden art, and transform your garden from “blah” to “ahhh!”

Thursday, April 28, 7 pm

Few actresses in Hollywood rivaled her for longevity and appeal. In such classic films as Jezebel, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager, The Letter, and All About Eve, Bette Davis created a new kind of film heroine: strong, outspoken, luxurious, and even wicked. And her personal life was as tempestuous as her life onscreen. Meet the ultimate star from the golden age of Hollywood.
Join actress and historian Leslie Goddard for a living history portrayal of this screen legend.
Be sure to attend our free screening of Now, Voyager on Monday, April 25th at 1:30 pm

Monday, May 9, 7 pm

From just after the Civil War until the rise of airline travel in the 1960s, anyone traveling any significant distance across the United States probably passed through one of the six passenger stations in Chicago.
Join historian David Clark for a glimpse of the experiences of the passengers who passed through those terminals–each of which had its own unique look and “personality.” 


The Lady Eve (1941)
Monday, March 28th, 1:30 pm
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Run time: 94 minutes

Now, Voyager (1942)
Monday, April 25th, 1:30 pm
Starring Bette Davis and Paul Henried. Run time: 117 minutes
Don't miss "An Visit with Bette Davis" on Thursday, April 28th. 7 pm!
My Favorite Wife (1940)
Monday, May 23rd, 1:30 pm
Starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. Run time: 88 minutes

Refreshments will be served at all movies.