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Most programs require pre-registration and are held in the Meeting Room. To register, visit the Information Desk, call 630/393-1171 x121 or register online.

 

Debating Incorporation
Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m.
at Warrenville City Hall, 28W701 Stafford Place
2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Warrenville. The Warrenville Historical Society will kick off the anniversary year with this program. After 100 years as a community, Warrenville citizens began hotly debating incorporation. It would take another 34 years until the City of Warrenville was established. Join the Historical Society for this engaging program reliving the debates. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Game Night
Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m. Ages 18 and up
at the Library (Lower Level)
Board games are good for the brain and foster important life skills like socialization, theory of mind and systems literacy. Plus, they’re fun! Bring a friend or make a new one playing some of our easy-to-learn games like Mexican Train, Love Letter, Uno and others. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Coloring and Jigsaw Puzzles
Saturdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Ages 12 and up
February 18, March 18
at the Library (Lower Level)
Here’s a great way to be creative, relax and socialize. Come join us for an informal afternoon of coloring and working on jigsaw puzzles. We provide all the supplies! 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. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

The Roads That Lead to Lincoln 
Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.; Refreshments 6:30 p.m.
at Warrenville V.F.W. Hall, 3S371 Mignin Drive
Historian Dave Clark takes a whimsical look at the impact Lincoln has made on our culture, from businesses such as Lincoln Towing and Lincoln Insurance, to cars such as the Lincoln Continental. Then he traces the major events of Lincoln's life from his arrival in Illinois in 1830 through his departure to Washington D.C. as President-elect in 1861.  A significant portion of the program details the Funeral Train that brought Lincoln's remains back from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois April 21 – May 3, 1865. Clark will also discuss the Inaugural Train of February – March 1861. Many of the places Lincoln visited as President-elect on his way east from Illinois to Washington D.C. would become stops on the somber return journey four years later. 

 

In the final section of the presentation, Clark takes us on a virtual tour along Route 66, the 8th Judicial Circuit, the Great River Road and the Lincoln Highway in search of sites related to the life of Abraham Lincoln. The tour includes images of the places visited by Lincoln, as well as monuments and museums dedicated to his legacy. The tour includes both well-known sites, such as New Salem State Park, and unmarked historic locations, such as the places where Mary Todd Lincoln lived in Chicago. The emphasis is on the places that travelers can visit to better understand Lincoln while enjoying the historic highways of Illinois.

 

This program is presented in association with the Warrenville Historical Society. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Maintaining Your Computer
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.
at Warrenville V.F.W. Hall, 3S371 Mignin Drive
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.

 

Staying Positive in a Negative World
Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.
at Warrenville V.F.W. Hall, 3S371 Mignin Drive
Science shows that the average person thinks 60,000 thoughts per day, with over 45,000 of those thoughts being negative. Why? CNN (Constantly Negative News) bombards us all day, every day. In this one of a kind class, motivational speaker Tom Kens teaches the 10 fundamental practices to help you maintain a positive attitude despite the odds. Kens, a certified fitness trainer and wellness coach, tries to empower others by arming them with the knowledge to increase their activity, make better food choices, decrease mental static, forge willpower and have a positive attitude. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Shift Your Assets from Clutter to Cash
Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m.
at Warrenville V.F.W. Hall, 3S371 Mignin Drive
It’s easier than you think to turn all that excess stuff into some extra cash.  Join “green kitchen economist” Laura Bruzas for this informative presentation. Laura spent three years doing the research so that you don't have to! This program will address:
• the true costs to your wallet and well-being of having too much stuff
• how to determine what to let go and what to keep
• the best sources for valuing and selling or recycling your items
• what's hot and what's not right now
• how to avoid the inevitable pitfalls you'll encounter along the way
• valuable local resources you'll want to know about!

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Sunday Concerts

Indian Drumming with Inderjeet Sidhu * 
Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m.
at Warrenville V.F.W. Hall, 3S371 Mignin Drive
Come join us for an afternoon of beats, rhythms and drum patterns/techniques from India. From traditional Hindustani style tabla to the cool yet emotional musings of jazz percussion, Inderjeet Sidhu introduces different types of percussion instruments and drumming styles with the opportunity for participants to examine and try out the instruments. Sidhu has been playing hand percussion and drums for over 30 years. He started to incorporate eastern and western styles of music while drumming with rock and jazz bands throughout Chicagoland. He has played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and is currently the drummer for various groups in Chicago and around the country. Sponsored in part by a City of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

For more upcoming Sunday Concerts, click here.

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 Discussions & Book Talks

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.

 

Green Readin’ Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m.
at the Library (Lower Level)

Join the Sierra Club's Green Readin' Book Club and discussion leader Shannon Burns for a lively discussion of The World Without Us by award-winning journalist Alan Weisman. Have you ever considered what would happen if humans disappeared from Earth today? How long would our homes last and what would happen to our pets? How long would our artworks and monuments last? Weisman explores how humans have changed the world and how long it would take for the planet to go back to its original state. More information about the book is available at www.worldwithoutus.com. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Books On Tap: Speed Dating with Books
Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m., Ages 21 and up
at Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Avenue
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 in February and March.

 

The Warrenville Public Library and Wheaton Public Library will co-sponsor “Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady” on Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library (225 N. Cross St, Wheaton). Geralyn Hesslau Magrady is the 2016 winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project for her historical fiction novel, Lines. She will discuss her personal writing journey, including genealogical beginnings, historical research and the creative writing process. She will also discuss self-publishing and the Soon to be Famous award experience. Call Wheaton Public Library after January 1 at 630/868-7520 to register.

 

For a complete list of the Inside Writing & Publishing programs, pick up a brochure at the libraries or go to www.warrenville.com > Programs > Programs for Adults 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.

 

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

 

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