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Programs

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’s Sweet Candy History
Monday, February 8, 7 p.m.
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation's candy. The city has called itself the Candy Capital of America since the turn of the century. You probably know some of the candies made or invented here – Brach's caramels, Mars Snickers bars, Wrigley's gum, Cracker Jack, Curtiss Baby Ruth bars, Tootsie Rolls, Frango Mints, Dove chocolates. Join Leslie Goddard to learn some of the history behind these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such a powerful location for candymakers. This lecture highlights passages from her book by the same title. Delicious! Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

The Castles and Lochs of Scotland
Tuesday, February 16, 7 p.m.
Join us for an armchair tour of central Scotland to see its intriguing cities, regal castles, untamed highlands and spectacular lochs and glens. On our visit to Edinburgh, Fife, Inverness, the Highlands and Sterling, we'll hear about ancient monsters, legendary literary figures, fierce battles and Scottish royalty. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Wheat Belly
Monday, February 22, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Find out why wheat is suddenly the bad guy in the modern American diet, what gluten really is and how science proves that wheat is the single largest contributor to our nationwide obesity epidemic. Understand the importance of eating “whole foods” and why even “gluten free” products can be unhealthy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a lively discussion of the bestseller Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis with Dawn Duffy owner of Healing Hands. The book simplifies the science behind the theory in a way we can all relate to. It is not necessary to read the book to attend this presentation. However, a limited number of copies will be available at the Information Desk for check-out a month prior to the program for Warrenville Public Library cardholders. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Internet 101
Saturday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.
What is the Internet and how can you make it work for you? Get a grip on how the web works, how to interact with it, how to find what you need and ways to keep yourself and your data safe. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Tackling Household Paper Clutter
Tuesday, March 1, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Even in this “paperless” era, we all have paper that tends to pile up. This presentation will give you tips on how to eliminate the paper from ever getting into your house, but once there what to do with it all. Come learn how as we welcome back Certified Professional Organizer Beth Randall, owner of Joe Organizer. Get a jump on your Spring cleaning and organize your papers for tax time! Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Small Things in the Solar System
Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Who says small isn't important?!? Some things in our Solar System may be small in size but are some of the most intriguing things we know. Astronomer Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will highlight little things of big interest, such as comets, asteroids and, especially, the latest about dwarf planet Pluto. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Auto Detailing: Do It Like a Professional
Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Gary Kouba, former owner of Perfect Auto Finish in Roselle, Illinois, is a specialist in the craft of automotive enhancement. Every aspect of interior and exterior detailing is covered, with special attention given to products, descriptions and applications. You’ll learn about paint finishes, paint correction and engine cleaning. This class is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to keep their car looking its best. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Vegetable Gardens from Field to Fork
Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables, but didn’t know how to start or think that you had enough space?  Or maybe you just want to learn a few new tricks for a more productive yield. Join the Prairie Godmothers for this informative program on how a bit of planning, a few seeds and good intentions can result in a harvest that keeps nutrition high and grocery bills low.  Plan your own vegetable garden by learning what to grow in containers or garden plots. Take home tips, techniques and even a few recipes that will enhance your homegrown veggies. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

I-Cash
Monday, April 25, 7 p.m. – English; 7:30 p.m. – Español
A representative from the State Treasurer’s Office will be at the Library to find out if you have any missing money or assets. I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover! Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Un representante de la oficina de La Tesoreria Del Estado de Illinois estara presente en la Biblioteca para saber si usted tiene algun dinero o valores perdidos. I-Cash es el fondo estatal para los bienes perdidos o abandonados. Esto incluye un total de fondos no reclamados valorado en mas de $2 billones que le pertenecen a los residentes y negocios de Illinois. Aprenda sobre I-Cash y como usarlo. Cheque si esta su nombre en la lista. Tipicamente uno en cuatro personas que usan el servicio de I-Cash encontraran valores perdidos pare ellos  o sus parientes. Usted podria ser sorprendido de lo que discubra!

 

Basics of Wills & Trusts
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Having an effective estate plan is a necessity for everyone. Providing clear documentation of your wishes for how your estate is managed and distributed is a gift to the loved ones you will leave behind. Whether you are just starting out in life, are enjoying your middle years or are past retirement, getting your affairs in order should be a priority. In this seminar, local attorney John Pankau explains options for estate planning. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

What Chef Dave Learned in Italy
Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Chef Dave Esau recently returned from a grand cooking tour of Italy and would like to share some of the flavors and techniques that he learned. Chef 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.

 

Composting
Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Stuff rots, right? Well, yes, eventually. Homesteader and author Deborah Niemann of Antiquity Oaks returns to talk about one way to become more self-sufficient in your own backyard. In this session, you'll discover the difference between hot and cold composting and learn the basics of vermicomposting so you can efficiently create black gold for your garden. 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 Public Services Manager at 630-393-1171 x108.

Movies at the Library

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.

 

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Tuesday, February 23, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Colin Firth is more dapper than James Bond as the representative of England’s most elite super-secret spy agency. He recruits a promising young street kid as his protégé while the agency prepares to tackle a world-shattering threat from a reclusive tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson). (Rated R, 129 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Mr. Holmes
Tuesday, March 22, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Sir Ian McKellen stars as a retired Sherlock Holmes, his famed brilliance starting to fade a little in his old age. Just returned from Japan, where he witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, he’s faced with a re-investigation of the case which led to his retirement. (Rated PG, 105 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Tuesday, April 26, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Director Guy Ritchie brings the classic TV spy series to the big screen. In the 1960s, CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) teams up with KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to combat an international criminal organization dealing in nuclear weapons and shady power deals. (Rated PG-13, 116 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

The Martian
Tuesday, May 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Astronaut Mark Watney has been abandoned on Mars. It wasn’t his team’s fault, but now he has to struggle to survive on an inhospitable planet, using only the remains of the crew’s life support systems – and try to find some way to let Earth know that he’s still alive. Based on the book by Andy Weir. (Rated PG-13, 144 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

Book Discussions

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.

 

Books On Tap: Speed Dating with Books
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Join us at Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville and find the next literary love of your life! Try out some new genres, find books you’ve never considered before, and (hopefully) go home with a new treasure. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Inside Writing & Publishing – DuPage Branch

Interested in the process of writing and publishing? Come to one or all of this series of free programs sponsored by several local libraries. Events will take place throughout the month of March.
   The Warrenville Public Library and Wheaton Public Library will co-sponsor Bring Your Book to Market” on Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Warrenville Public Library. Todd Stocke, vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks, will discuss how to approach a publisher, what a publisher does (and does not do) and what book editors look for. Plus, he’ll talk about the opportunities and the challenges of self-publishing and how to think like an author and connect with your potential readers. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  For a complete list of the Inside Writing & Publishing programs, pick up a brochure at the libraries or click here. To sign up for a program, contact the host library.

 

 

**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.

 

** Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Library publicity purposes.

 

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