Adult Programs

Your Medicare Questions Answered
Tuesday, September 5 & Thursday, November 2

11am-12 noon

Are you or a loved one enrolling in Medicare? Are you currently enrolled in Medicare and have questions you need answered?  A representative from Ma3 Healthcare Solutions will be able to answer your Medicare questions regarding enrollment deadlines, prescription coverage, Medicare supplement plans, and more.

Art Meditation
Wednesdays: September 13, October 11, November 8 and November 29

Making art can be a great way to unwind by channeling your emotions and energy into a positive and calming activity. In each class, we’ll use different techniques to create various art projects that will let you reconnect with what inspires and relaxes you. Though some guidance will be provided, participants will be able to personalize their creations as much as they’d like. Advance registration required.

In the Loop: Knit & Crochet
Saturday, September 16, October 14, and November 11

Have you always wanted to knit or crochet but never got around to it? Instructor Blanca Delgado will teach you all you need to know to begin creating beautiful projects in both knit and crochet. Please bring your own needles and yarn.

Color Your Own Greeting Cards
Tuesdays: September 12, October 10 and November 14

Have a fun and relaxing time coloring, while creating beautiful greeting cards to share with your friends and family! Participants will be given a different card design to color during each class, as well as extra copies that they can color at home.

Senior Bingo
Wednesday, September 13

Join us for fun, prizes and refreshments during Senior Bingo sponsored by Jencare Senior Medical Center of Glenwood. Get the latest Medicare updates and get all of your questions answered as you get ready for open enrollment. Advance registration required.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes
Tuesdays, September 19-October 24

This fall, take charge of your diabetes with a FREE interactive , six-session workshop sponsored by AgeOptions, an organization that helps older adults in suburban Cook County live life to the fullest. The topics to be covered include healthy eating, physical activity and exercises, communication skills, goal setting and fatigue and frustration. Advance registration required by September 12.

Creative Chalkboard LetteringCANCELLED
Wednesday, September 20

Hand lettering and the art of illustrating words has increased in popularity. You can find cards, chalkboards, word art, and fancy lettered pictures almost everywhere. Join us as we explore this art form and learn to draw your very own phrase. Then take home your “chalkboard” and practice! Advance registration required by September 13. Limit 20.

Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: How to Avoid Waking up on the Wrong Side of the Bed as a Caregiver
Monday, September 25

This session enables participants to explore the respective strengths of their family, learn how to cope with crises situations and develop a healthier perspective of the caregiving experience. Participants will gain resources on how to engage children and teens with their loved ones, embrace the lucid moments and build support networks to help cope with the stress of caregiving. Advance registration required by
September 22.

Tiling 101
Thursday, September 28

Tiling a backsplash may seem like an intimidating project, but it shouldn’t be! In this FREE tiling class we teach you how to tile from start to finish. Learn how to tile and get some budget friendly tips. Classes are designed for all levels of tilers! Advance registration required.

Senior Lunch and Learn
Fridays: September 29, October 27 and November 17

Join us each month for our free Lunch and Learn series. Each month we will focus on a different technology-related topic. Advance registration required. Limit 20.

September – Downloading e-Books (bring a tablet or smart phone)
October – Beginners guide to the cloud
November – Buying and selling online

Marble Magnet Madness
Friday, September 29

Marble magnets are fun to make as gifts, favors or for your own refrigerator. We will be making two 1 inch magnets. Bring in a photo you can cut or a design on wrapping paper or a magazine. There will be some pictures to use here also. Advance registration required. Limit 15.

Tapped and Corked: Michigan Bus Trip
Saturday, September 30

A full day of sipping wine can be a little overwhelming, so why not try something a little different and throw a couple of breweries into the mix? We will visit a total of four boutique wineries AND breweries in the area to accommodate everyone’s tastes! Registration Required. Limited to 27. $65 per person includes bus transportation, entrance fee and lunch and is payable at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.

Wine Cork Keychains
Wednesday, October 4

Please bring a wine cork from your favorite bottle of wine and we’ll transform it into an attractive keychain! Advance registration required.

Master Gardener Presents: “Fall in the Garden”
Friday, October 13

Fall is an important time to be in the garden. The Master Gardener will teach you how to prepare your lawn for Fall cleanup. Advance registration required.

Local Author Showcase
Saturday, October 14

Calling all book lovers! Join us in celebrating local authors as they showcase their work at the Library! This event will allow them to share the inspiration for their books, discuss the publishing process and read an excerpt. We will follow with a question and answer session and book purchase/signing. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Rhonda before the October 1 deadline.

Beginner’s Spanish
Mondays, October 16-November 3

This 5-week sample Spanish language course is aimed at individuals who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice what you learn. After completing this course, you will be prepared to introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish. Advance registration required by October 9.

Estate Planning and Land Trusts
Monday, October 23

Land trusts are a commonly used estate planning tool that allows homeowners to name individuals who will inherit their property upon his or her death. Attorney Theodore London will explain how creating a land trust can avoid the stress, delays, complications and expense of probate court. His advice can be heard during the Cliff Kelley show on WVON on Thursdays from 3:30-4pm. Advance registration required by October 16.

Linked to Legacy: Moving from Family Historian to Genealogist
Monday, October 30

This session provides participants with more advanced skills in tying family folk lore with historical events while mining obituaries, census records, marriage licenses, birth certificates, depositions, use of wills, church records, land and property tax records to link pieces of family history together. The participant will gain Ideas for presenting at family reunions and family gatherings and avoidance of pitfalls of their research. Advance registration required by October 23.

Polymer Clay Earrings
Friday, November 3

Create polymer clay earrings using a technique called Cane. Be prepared to condition the clay like bread dough by kneading with your hands. Advance registration required by October 27.