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.
Chicago in the Movies
Monday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Take a tour of Chicago through a collection of some of the city’s greatest cinematic moments. Steven Frenzel from Marquee Movie Presentations will take us on a trip of our city through movies like The Blues Brothers, The Untouchables and many more. So please join us for a trip down memory lane of one of the greatest cities, Sweet Home Chicago. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m.
Medicare can be confusing. David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will present an educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure. We’ll discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage and cost saving strategies for the years ahead. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Coloring and Jigsaw Puzzles
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon, Ages 12 and up
September 17, October 29
Here’s a great way to be creative, relax and socialize. Come join us for an informal morning of coloring and working on jigsaw puzzles. Besides being enjoyable, both activities have numerous health benefits.
Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Besides being a calming activity, working on jigsaw puzzles enhances visual perception, improves coordination and memory, heightens creativity and increases dopamine production in the brain.
Wow, all these benefits and we provide all the supplies! You can drop in at any time, but please register so we know how many supplies to have on hand. Click here to register.
Costumes of Downton Abbey: A Slide Lecture
Monday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Missing Downton Abbey? Relive the series as art historian Jeff Mishur discusses costumes used in the popular PBS series – some original to the period and others newly constructed to imitate vintage dress. Most importantly, Mishur places each costume into a historic context and relates each to the narrative of the series. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Robot Challenge: For Adults!
Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m.
Did you know that the Library owns several robots that support a variety of different educational apps, games and programming languages? The kids have had their chance to play with them; now it’s your turn. Complete challenges while learning coding tricks and strategies and learn more about these devices as the holiday season approaches. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Farm-To-Table with Chef Dave Esau
Tuesday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Chef Dave will discuss the benefits of eating local and knowing the source of your food. He will also do a cooking demonstration of some delicious dishes. Dave is always highly entertaining as he educates his audience on nutrition and food preparation. A tasting and recipes will be available for all to enjoy. An award winning chef and TV and radio personality, Esau has a successful restaurant and catering business in Mt. Prospect. Be entertained and inspired. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Lure and Lore of Spices *
Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
The history of the spice trade is filled with fascinating tales of piracy, adventures and war. Battles were fought to control it, destroying empires and leading to the discovery of new continents. An expert from The Spice House in Geneva will share interesting historical facts, anecdotes and entertaining tales of their adventures as spice merchants in pursuit of the highest quality spices from locations all over the globe – just in time to inspire holiday cooking and baking. Plus, they’ll bring some spicy goodies for the audience to take home! Come and find out why The Spice House is one of Chef Dave’s favorite places. Registration is required. Click here to register.
A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m.
Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old this year. Come celebrate his birthday with this swoon-worthy program. We are delighted to welcome back pianist Eugene Kwok who will play a selection of Sinatra's many memorable recordings like Witchcraft, My Way, The Summer Wind, Strangers In The Night, New York, New York, Young at Heart, It Was a Very Good Year and many more. Time permitting, Eugene will also take requests from the audience. Eugene has played at Nordstrom’s in Oak Brook and Skokie and also Von Maur in Glenview. He currently performs at Terminals 1 and 3 at O’Hare Airport. He has memorized a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. Sponsored in part by a City of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden
Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome the blues and roots music duo of Joe Filisko (harmonica/vocals) and Eric Noden (guitar/vocals). Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers, whose performances are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle. They’ve performed at the legendary Chicago Blues Festival, Paramount Blues Festival, Sweden’s Eslov Blues Festival and the Festival Écaussinnes in Belgium. Joe and Eric are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Both also teach and make it a point to share the insights they’ve gained from two lifetimes of deep research into the history of the music. Sponsored in part by a City of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Patriotic Songs at the Warrenville V.F.W.
Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m.
Just in time to commemorate Veteran’s Day, Joan Hammel and Friends will play a variety of songs from the American Songbook including favorite patriotic songs from America the Beautiful to Yankee Doodle Dandy. They have performed these songs at a variety of concerts including USO Tours both stateside and overseas. A show for all ages, singing along is encouraged. This special performance will be held at the Warrenville V.F.W. Hall located at 3S371 Mignin Dr., Warrenville. Sponsored in part by a City of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. 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.
Afternoon at the Movies
Bring your own popcorn and join us for a movie matinee on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Hudetz Meeting Room. For ages 18 and up.
Tuesday, September 27, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Joy tells the story of Joy Mangano, a single mother of three whose inventions allowed her to become a self-made millionaire and business mogul – but not without struggles along the way. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. (Rated PG-13, 124 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 25, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Near the end of the Second World War, having given up hope for her husband’s return, Grace (Nicole Kidman) moves her two sick children to a mansion on the island of Jersey. The arrival of their servants, though, coincides with a series of eerie experiences – are they alone in the house or is there something more? (Rated PG-13, 104 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
Evening Book Discussion Group
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 schedule.
**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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