Programs > Adult


Most programs require pre-registration and are held in the Meeting Room. To register, visit the Information Desk, call 630/393-1171 x100 or register online.


ESL Conversation Practice
Tuesdays, September 9 – November 18, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

ESL students are invited to join the English conversation practice with an experienced ESL tutor. All levels welcome.


Práctica de inglés para los estudiantes de ESL
Martes, 9 de septiembre – 18 de noviembre, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Los estudiantes de ESL pueden participar en la práctica de inglés con tutores. Todos los niveles están invitados.


Internet Safety 101
Sunday, September 21, 2 p.m.

Viruses, malware, spam, phishing, password leaks – the Internet can be a scary place. To navigate it safely, you need to understand how all the pieces fit together and where you’re most vulnerable. This program will teach you how to develop a good security mindset and use the Web with confidence. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Finding Your Design & Color Personality
Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.

Join interior designer Susan Bower for a workshop on how to identify your personal style and then select the perfect style direction and color palette for your home. In a fun and informative hour, you will discover the secret to uncovering a unique blend of fashion and design that will define your style personality. She will instruct you on how you can create your own personalized “Look Book” to use as a guide for the best color and design elements when creating rooms that are certain to surround you in feel good design. Founder of Illinois-based Concepts In Design, Inc., Susan creates custom spaces with timeless appeal. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of interior design and is the former fashion editor for Furniture Today. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Vegetarian and Healthy Eating with Chef Dave
Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m.

Celebrity chef Dave Esau is always highly entertaining as he educates his audience on nutrition and food preparation. He will teach us how to make Zucchini Feta Cakes, French Potato Salad and Beet Salad. He is an award winning chef and TV and radio personality, who has a successful restaurant and catering business in Mt. Prospect. Be entertained and inspired. A tasting and recipes will be available for all to enjoy. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Space Oddities
Thursday, October 9, 7 p.m.

How odd is our Universe? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present her in-depth Top Ten list for some of the strangest things in space, including dark matter, dark energy, oddball planets, black holes and more. Registration is required. Click here to register.


The Essential Edgar Allan Poe
Tuesday, October 14, 7 p.m.

What a perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit! William Pack explores the tragic life and remarkable writings of the American genius, Edgar Allan Poe, with dramatic storytelling, readings and his signature performances that bring Poe’s disturbing poetry and stories to life. Be sure to experience this unique supernatural program. Born and raised in Chicago, Pack is a magician, storyteller and author with more than 30 years of performing experience. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Classic Monster Mash
Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Steven Frenzel offers some spooky Halloween fun with a look at classic movie monsters, including Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more bone-chilling villains in this delightfully creepy celebration. Enjoy a collection of the greatest monster moments from a number of fantastic films and explore the fascinating stories behind these timeless characters. We’ll also learn how children celebrated Halloween a century ago. This is a family friendly presentation. As a teacher, Steven used his
love of film to illustrate concepts to his students and has since expanded to teaching fi lm appreciation classes and presenting various film topics. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Can You Afford to Retire?
Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Financial advisor Jim Flanagan presents an informative seminar that will help attendees evaluate their financial readiness for retirement. Participants will be led through several self-evaluation exercises and will be introduced to the Ten Critical Questions. These are the questions that every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement. Jim and his associate will also discuss the basic need for an estate and/or financial plan. The founder of Bentron Financial Group, Flanagan has been assisting senior investors for over 25 years. He has become a nationally recognized expert on financial issues that affect seniors. Registration is required. Click here to register.


How Health Insurance Works
Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m.

Looking for help with the Affordable Care Act? How does your health insurance plan work? Open enrollment is quickly approaching, so join us to learn about these topics and have your questions answered during this informative session. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Charles Dawes - The Great War
Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m.; Refreshments 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of World War I with us by welcoming back historical portrayer R.J. Lindsey (Ben Franklin) as Charles Dawes. At age 52, Chicago banker and businessman Dawes wanted to serve his country. His family history called to him: great-great grandfather William Dawes rode with Paul Revere; his father Rufus Dawes served in the “Iron Brigade” in the Civil War. Charles Dawes speaks in detail with photos and maps about the politics and alliances of the world that then exploded into the maelstrom of WWI. He tells stories of the British, French, Lloyd George, Clemenceau, Kaiser Wilhelm, Czar Nicholas. He also recounts American successes at the battles of Cantigny, 2nd Marne, Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood and Saint-Mihiel. Presented in association with the Warrenville Historical Society. Registration is required. Click here to register.


NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
Saturdays, November 15 & 22, 1–4 p.m.

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Every November, people from around the world try to write a 50,000-word book during the month. Attend these write-ins at Warrenville Public Library and visit other write-ins at participating libraries throughout the month to achieve your goal. Each time you attend a Library write-in you will receive an entry into a drawing. Winners will be announced at the Thank Goodness It’s Over (TGIO) Party on Saturday, December 6 at Naperville Municipal Center, Lunch Room, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL. Visit for a calendar of other local write-ins and register to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at Registration is required. Click here to register.


Zentangle for the Holidays
Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.

Everyone is talking about Zentangle®, an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Certified Zentangle Teacher Sue Jacobs presents Zentangle for the Holidays. Create a beautiful holiday ornament and de-stress at the same time. All materials will be provided; additional supplies may be purchased. Registration is required. Click here to register.


The Gifts of the Magi
Monday, December 1, 7 p.m.

We have heard the story of the Magi bringing gifts to Jesus at his birth. We are familiar with the names of these ancient treasures: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Have you ever wondered why these were the gifts brought to a child? Have you ever wondered what Myrrh smells like, or thought about it as a “medicinal” gift? Come listen to this ancient tale told from a new perspective by returning Clinical Aromatherapist Dawn Duffy. Learn about these ancient powerful medicines and how they were used in Biblical times. Discover how ancient wisdom can transform your life today and experience the wonderful scents of some of these oils. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Book a Librarian

Curious about the Library’s digital magazines and eBooks, online Universal Classes or digital business and investing resources? Need help getting started with your mobile device, scanning, e-mail, Web searching or saving and sending documents? Schedule an appointment for a one hour one-on-one session with a librarian. Open to Warrenville cardholders; registration required. Register at the Information Desk in person or call 630/393-1171 x100.

Book an Ellison Die-Cut Machine Session

The Library's die-cut machine is available by appointment for the public to use. The die-cut machine allows multiple copies of selected shapes to be cut at a rapid pace. View a sampling of the numerous dies and sizes available. You must provide your own paper supplies for cutting. The machine accepts most types of paper, including construction paper, photo paper, scrapbooking papers, pop-up sponge, magnet, shrink film, cling vinyl and craft foam. To schedule a time or for more information, contact the Youth Services Manager at 630-393-1171 x112.

Movies at the Library

Bring your own popcorn and join us for a movie matinee on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except November and December, at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Hudetz Meeting Room. For ages 18 and up.


The Monuments Men
Tuesday, September 23, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up

Based on a true story, the adventures of a WWII platoon of art historians and curators assigned by FDR to infiltrate enemy lines, retrieve European masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return the art to its rightful owners. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett. (Rated PG-13, 118 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.


Arsenic and Old Lace
Tuesday, October 28, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up

When anti-marriage writer Mortimer Brewster finally gets married, all he wants is to say goodbye to his aunts before heading off on his honeymoon. He didn’t expect the body in the living room – or the several more in the basement. Starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane and Peter Lorre. (Not Rated, 118 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

Book Discussion Groups

Evening Book Discussion

First Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Note: The group does not meet in July.

Share insights with other readers and discover new books at a library book discussion. Click here for discussion and reading schedules.


Afternoon Book Discussion

Second Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m.

Note: The group does not meet in July, August & December.

Share insights with other readers and discover new books at a library book discussion. View the discussion and reading schedules.


**If you need assistance in the library, ask us! We’re happy to help. If you require ADA accommodations for a Library program or event, please notify the Library office at least two weeks in advance at 630/393-1171 x118.


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