Your Medicare Questions Answered
Tuesdays, June 6, July 11, August 1
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.
Summer Wreath Making
Wednesday, June 7
Have fun creating and decorating your own summer wreath. Wreaths and materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your creative spirit. Everyone will create a wreath to take it home! $5 a person and limited 20. Advance registration required.
Fridays, June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21
Build a better you by challenging your brain. This can be especially beneficial as one grows older. Join the Wit Fit group as we get together twice a month to work on puzzles, word games and other activities to help keep our wits fit!
In the Loop Knit and Crochet Class
Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 12
Have you always wanted to knit or crochet but never got around to it? Blanca Delgado will help you learn the essentials and get ideas for or help with projects. Attendees should bring their own needles and yarn. Some supplies are available for purchase. Advance registration required.
How to Expunge or Seal Criminal Record
Monday, June 12
Expungement or Sealing your criminal record can appear to be a complicated process. However, the current process has been revised to assist people with convictions to possibly Seal their record with or without an attorney. New Life “Living to Live Again” will address the frequently asked questions such as; Where do I file my petition? Do I need a lawyer? How much does it cost? How long does it take? What is the difference between expunging and sealing? Clearing your record will open the door to employment, housing, student loans, education and much more. Advance registration required.
Wednesday, June 14
What’s not to love about fairies? They’re always happy! Rain or shine, work or play, they enjoy their tiny world of whimsy in a very big way! Come learn about fairy gardens, and make a decoration to start your very own! Advance registration required. Limit 20.
Wednesday, June 14 and June 21
Why don’t I remember my dreams? Is it significant when I see colors in my dreams? What does it mean to have reoccurring dreams? Join us as we explore the depths and levels of the mind through dream analysis. During the sessions, you will learn the significance of dream language and Ancestral communication, as well as the beginning practices for the utilization of dream messages for empowerment. Kimberly M. Harmon, Dream Analysis expert and Founder of Sebe Da Healing Arts, will walk you through the answers to all of these questions. Advance registration required.
Mini Glass Globe Terrarium
Friday, June 16
Add a whimsical touch to any décor with this glass terrarium orb. We will be adding rocks, shells and other decorative items. Advance registration required. Limit 10.
Master Gardener on Container Gardening
Saturday, June 24
Whether you live in a house or apartment, you probably have the space for the color and interest of container gardens – one of the hottest trends in gardening. Make your very own container garden and let Margaret Mary show you how to make your container garden a success. Advance registration required.
Meetup Mondays: Change Starts with Conversation
Mondays, June 26, July 10, July 24
Change starts with conversation—At our Meetup, we believe in the power of community. Meetups foster understanding, empathy, and respect. We want a world filled with real local community, where the power is in people’s hands. Right now, America needs the power of community more than ever. That’s why, inspired by Dr. King’s legacy, we’re taking part in #MeetupMonday.
This summer, talk about your dream for America. Tell your story. Meetup with neighbors. For many, these conversations are already well underway. Now it’s time for everyone to be heard and to listen—take a break from your routine and talk about what’s happening in our neighborhoods, in our nation, and in our lives. Registration required. Refreshments provided.
Meditation for Health and Wellness
Monday, June 26
Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and wellbeing. Join Michael Ribet, long time meditator for this lively and engaging workshop. There will even be a chance to practice this technique! Advance registration required.
Beach in a Jar
Friday, June 30
Enjoy an afternoon creating a fun memento from a cherished vacation or your favorite beach day, then take the beach home with you! We will be making a Beach in a Jar. Materials provided, but feel free to bring pictures, trinkets, or other mementos or decorations from home to personalize your own jar. Advance registration required. Ages 16 and up. Limit 20.
Senior Lunch and Learn
Last Friday of the Month: June 30, July 28, August 25
Join us on the last Friday of the month for our free Lunch and Learn series. Each month we will focus on a different technology related topic. Please bring your charged tablet to class in order to participate otherwise we may have some available to share. Advance registration required. Limit 20.
Build a Better You Walking Challenge
Every Monday in July and August
Walking helps to reduce dementia, release endorphins and activate a sense of happiness and boosts the immune system. Come prepared with walking shoes, a bottle of water and a purpose to build a better YOU! Our walking will take place on the library grounds. Advance registration is required.
Wednesdays, July 12 – August 2 (4 week session)
Are there some adult skills that you wish you had learned and won’t call Mom for help? Join us for Adulting 101: classes help you with financial advance, setting a budget and filing taxes, to cooking, getting a job, talking to your landlord and essential household skills. Advance registration required. Ages 16-25.
July 12 Washing and Sorting
July 19 Bare Essential Cooking
July 26 Resume and Job Etiquette
August 2 Financial Know How
Marble Picture Magnet
Friday, July 14
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 in required. Limit 15
Canvas and Mocktails
Friday, July 14
Ladies, here’s your chance to schedule some “me” time! Grab some friends, paint a little, and have a lot of fun! This painting class will include all the supplies you need, and is self-guided using sample pictures, all while enjoying cupcakes and non-alcoholic mocktails No prior painting experience is required. Advance registration required. Limit 15.
Teacher Workshops @ the Library
Mondays, July 17 and July 31
Teachers, we know that getting your students engaged in a subject can be a challenge. Our programs connect you with your peers and empower your students to develop a deeper knowledge of the topics we’ll cover. They’re great for the everyday teacher as well as for homeschool teachers and informal educators. University of Illinois Extension Teacher Professional Development programs equip educators with the tools they need to be successful! TEACHERS WILL RECEIVE PDH CREDITS FOR EACH WORKSHOP. Each workshop you attend earns you a chance to win 3 $100 gift cards for your classroom.
July 17 Bully Proofing Your Classroom (Grade 3-8)
July 31 NGSS for Novice (PreK-8)
Choosing to Live
Thursday, July 20
Do you struggle with depression and feeling stuck at times? Do have a hard moving forward in life? Life Coach, Life Speaker and Lifesaver Charmaine Moore of Face of Hope and Beauty will help you to Choose to LIVE, by giving you the tools that are necessary to help you to SEE where you want to go in Life. You will be enlightened and empowered to create the life you’ve always wanted and say goodbye to feeling depressed and stuck. The first 10 Women to register will receive a FREE Gift. Light refreshments will be served and advance registration is required.
Jazz and Wine on the Patio
Friday, August 18
If you’re a jazz fan, you know how much better it is live than recorded. Improvisation and artistic flair are so ingrained in jazz that recordings just don’t quite do it justice. Get your fill of live jazz music this August by listening to Rhonda High Browne and Pieces with our “Jazz on Patio” night! There will be BBQ and drinks to purchase from Krazy Hog BBQ and a wine tasting to enjoy as well. Bring your own chair or blanket. Ages 21 and over (IDs Required). Advanced Registration Required.