Adult Programs

All programs require pre-registration, so save your spot TODAY!

Reducing Stress This Holiday Season through Meditation
Monday, December 4

Join Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW and long-time meditator as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation and presents a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, spiritually and reduce seasonal stress.

In the Loop: Knit & Crochet
Saturdays: December 9, January 13, and February 10

You’ve always wanted to learn to knit and crochet, so don’t put it off any longer.  Bring your supplies and instructor Blanca Delgado will teach you all you need to know to begin creating beautiful projects or provide feedback on your work in progress.

Jingle Bell Bracelet
Monday, December 4

Make a festive bracelet to wear or give as a holiday gift.   You will need to be able to use jewelry tools to manipulate wires. Limit 10.

Stained Glass Gift Jar
Friday, December 15

Make a decoupage holiday gift that can be used for recipes or a luminary lantern. Recipes will be included. Limit 10.

Art Meditation
Tuesdays: Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 27

Each month you’ll create art using different techniques that will allow you to channel your emotions and energy into a positive and calming activity.  Limit 10.

Senior Lunch and Learn
Fridays: Dec. 29, Jan. 26, and Feb. 23

Join us for a light lunch and a discussion of a technology related topic.  Limit  20.

December 29:          New Year, New You w/the Help of New Tech Gadgets
January 26:              Cell Phone Buying Guide: Smartphones
February 23:           Home Technologies: Are they for you?

Adult Coloring:  2018-2019 Pocket Calendar
Tuesday, January 2

A colorful way to get organized in the New Year!  Stop in to color and take home a 2018-2019 pocket calendar with a vinyl protective cover.  Limit 20.

Money Matters (3 week Session)
Thursdays, January 11-25

Start the New Year with a new financial attitude!  Each week, Representatives from First Midwest Bank will discuss and answer your questions on a different credit topic. This series is for adults and teens who want to take charge of their credit.

January 11:      To Your Credit – Learn how to build and maintain a good credit history, read a credit report and address credit deficiencies.
January 18:       Charge it Right – Learn how to shop for and use a credit card responsibly and read a credit card statement.
January 25:      Financial Recovery – Learn how to rebuild your financial life and repair your credit.

Understanding Your Health Insurance Explanation Of Benefits Report
Wednesday, January 24

Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a report that shows how your health plan benefits are applied to health care services you receive. Then join Ms. Carol West, Community Affairs Liaison for the IL Department of Insurance, to learn how to make sense of this important document.  Bring a copy of your own EOB if available.

Simple Super Bowl Party Foods
Wednesday, January 31

Stop in and get quick, budget-friendly and tasty recipes for your Super Bowl party.

Choosing to Love
Thursday, February 1

In honor of the month that celebrates love, Life Coach, Life Speaker and Lifesaver Charmaine Moore will help you to eradicate the lies that have kept you from standing out and being you.  You will then be empowered to build your life with truth and LOVE.  The first 5 Women to register will receive a FREE Gift.

Heart of Clay
Friday, February 9

Join us as well make Polymer Clay weaved Hearts! Perfect as a pendant, keychain or token for your Valentine.

Starting Seeds
Saturday, February 24

University of Illinois Master Gardener will provide instruction on starting seeds early—the key to greater varieties of strong, healthy plants.


2018 Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard Bus Tour
May 20-26, 2018
Cost:  $631/per person (double occupancy)
Registration opens: December 1, 2017
$100 Deposit Due:  January 31, 2018 (non-refundable)

Visit the beautiful Atlantic coast during the Friends of the Library’s six day bus trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  This excursion takes you from rustic beaches to quaint villages and lighthouses and includes tours of the John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Martha’s Vineyard, shopping in Provincetown,  a guided tour of Hyannis and Sandwich, a tour of the Zion Union Heritage Museum and more!  For more information, stop by the Reference Desk or visit the Martha’s Vineyard Bus Trip Link here.