ADULT PROGRAMS
Every month we have a large selection of adult programming with a variety of topics.
Please visit our Adult Programming Calendar for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 @ 2:30pm
Join us for an illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard about the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar blood testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. We will explore the research chronicled by John Carreyou in his best-selling book, Bad Blood. Backed by powerful investors, Theranos grew into a company valued at more than $9 billion. The only problem, as Carreyou revealed, was that the technology didn't work.
Thursday, Jan. 16 @ 7:00pm
Overwhelmed? Caralyn Kempner will teach all the basic concepts of home organizing and then dive into specific areas room-by-room with an emphasis on the kitchen and closets. Minimize stress caused by clutter and overall disorganization in your home!
Friday, Jan. 17 @ 2:30pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark on our nation’s history and on the history of Chicago. Historian and entertainer Clarence Goodman discusses the rise of race issues around the city and stories of how Dr. King took on Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions.
Thursday, Jan. 23 @ 2:30pm
In August 1862, a simmering conflict between the U.S. government and Dakota Sioux finally erupted into war. The fighting was so fierce President Lincoln had to pull troops from the Civil War and send them to Minnesota. This forgotten conflict ended with the largest mass execution in U.S. history and left a bitter legacy for both sides that lingers to this day. Historian Sue Baugh interviewed people on both sides of the conflict in Morton, MN to understand this tragic story and its relevance to today’s world.
There is nothing better than knitting by the fire during the dark winter months. The Library is hosting Knitwits, The History of Knitting, and Beginning Knitting to get you started.
Please visit our Adult Programming Calendar for more information.
TEEN PROGRAMS
Looking for a break from schoolwork? Grab your friends and drop by the Library for our teen only programs (ages 12-18). Please visit our Teen Programming Calendar for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 2 @ 7:00pm
Join us for teen crafts this winter and put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity!
Thursday, Dec. 19 @ 7:30pm
Join this fun group and earn volunteer hours! Meet your new favorite book, new people, and give us your two cents about teen services. Play a bookish guessing game for the chance to win a different prize every month! Snacks and drinks will be served.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Parents, we offer a variety of programs for children ages 0-12. If are you looking for a fun daytime or evening activity for your child, check out our Children's Programming Calendar.
Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 6:30pm
Witch Boy by Molly Know Ostertag
Registration Required
(Ages 8-12) Read a new graphic novel each month and come to the Library for a casual discussion and fun activity.
Monday, Jan. 13 @ 5:00pm
Registration Required
(Ages 6-12) Chess enthusiasts are welcome in this club! Whether you are new to the game, or seeking to hone your techniques, Mark Hamilton will provide chess guidance to help you improve your game.
Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11:00am to 12:30pm 
Registration Required
(Ages 7-11) Create, design, build, and explore the wonderful world of robotics with two totally awesome workshops with Robothink of Lake Bluff!
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 11:00am
The Flying Fox Conservation Fund is coming to the Library, and they’re bringing the animals! See (and pet!) some amazing animals and fall in love with Steve the sloth, all the while learning about some of the most unique creatures from around the world.
We have a number of different programs for different age ranges: Tot Time for 0-23 months, Storytime: Together Time for ages 2+ and Storytime: All By Myself for ages 3+. We also have a wonderful Parent/Child Book Group for some quality time with your child.
Please visit our Children's Programming Calendar for more information.