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.
Upcycled Book Page Wreaths
Tuesday, December 1, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
In this workshop, Shari Pontillo will guide you in making a festive, elegant and recycled wreath from the pages of a book — literally! Simple to make, this great project can be scaled to any size, customized for any season or holiday and is made with a simple folding and gluing technique. You'll be hooked on making these wreaths. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to register.
His Way – Sinatra on Film
Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old this December. Come celebrate his birthday with this swoon-worthy program presented by film expert Steven Frenzel. See young Frank make hearts melt in the musicals that the world fell in love with and experience a more mature Sinatra in the movies that capitalized on his legendary cool. This will be a treasure trove of great Sinatra music and stories, as we learn how this incredibly talented singer from Hoboken became one of the biggest movie stars of all time. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Farewell Downton Abbey
Tuesday, January 12, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey is scheduled to begin airing on January 3. Welcome back film expert Steven Frenzel for his presentation that features many behind the scenes anecdotes and fascinating hidden details. This remarkable program highlights the historical context of the captivating characters and their stories. Join us in discovering more about the first five seasons while delving into the last. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Healing Power of Meditation
Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Join us in welcoming back Michael Ribet, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years. He will discuss how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Maintaining Your Computer
Saturday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.
You change the oil in your car every few thousand miles, but are your computer and devices getting the same kind of care and attention? Learn how to perform basic computer maintenance tasks and reduce the risks of data loss, computer viruses and aggravating slowdowns. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Seven Sisters of Colonel Warren
Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m.
As the only son of Daniel and Nancy Warren, Julius (founder of Warrenville) was tasked with helping his parents find seven suitable husbands for his seven sisters. All seven sisters married well-off, connected men, many of whom were founding fathers and pioneering businessmen of northern and central Illinois. The Warrenville Historical Society invites you to come learn about these seven dynamic couples. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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.
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.
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.
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, except December, at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Hudetz Meeting Room. We will have a special Holiday matinee at 2 p.m. on December 8. For ages 18 and up.
On the Town
Tuesday, November 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Three sailors, one twenty-four-hour leave, three romances! Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday (coming on December 12) with one of MGM’s great musicals. (Not Rated, 98 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, December 8, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Get into the holiday spirit with a special matinee showing of this classic favorite. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye star as a song-and-dance team who team up with a pair of sisters with a show of their own. (Not Rated, 120 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, January 26, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Reese Witherspoon stars in this emotional story of a young woman’s attempt to find herself during a 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Based on the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed. (Rated R, 115 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
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.
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.
Environmental Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Join the Sierra Club's Green Readin' Book Club for a lively discussion of a fun-to-read, meaningful book. Shannon Burns will lead a discussion on Before They’re Gone by Michael Lanza. Our National Parks are changing and not for the better. Lanza, a writer, photographer, backpacker and father spent a year hiking America's most endangered parks with his wife and children, ages 9 and 7. In his book, he writes a personal account of kayaking in Alaska's Glacier Bay, hiking the Grand Canyon, rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park and much more. This beautiful story of extreme family vacations reminds the reader of childhood family outings while sounding the alarm on the impact of climate change on our National Parks. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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 after January 1. 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.
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