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.


Organizing for Everyone
Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Getting organized and staying organized helps combat stress, gives you more precious time to do the things you love and overall saves you money! Think Spring cleaning and join us in a presentation by Certified Professional Organizer, Beth Randall, owner of Joe Organizer. Her seminar will provide tips and ideas for tackling the day-to-day paper clutter that takes over, organizing clothes and accessories in your closets and organizing your kitchen to be more efficient. Also, a step-by-step process on how to organize any space will be explained. Registration is required. Click here to register.


How to Make Organic Eating Easy and Inexpensive
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Shawna Coronado will discuss the best ways to shop in order to spend $10-or-less per meal, as well as provide easy recipe ideas. She will also discuss the best ways to grow your own organic vegetables inexpensively and demonstrate creative and affordable gardening techniques to save your family money by reusing, recycling and sharing. Shawna is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer and spokesperson on green living. She is also an on-camera spokesperson and social media personality (YouTube, TED). Shawna’s garden has been featured in many venues including PBS television. A recent feature on WGN-TV has been nominated for an Emmy award. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured in many international home and garden magazines and books. Registration is required. Click here to register.


What's the Matter with Matter, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proton
Monday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Join Argonne physicist John Arrington as he presents some of the ways in which things become very different at the smallest scales of matter. Matter of all kinds interacts to form bound systems. Galaxies bound by gravity, atoms bound by electromagnetism and nuclei bound by the nuclear force share many common features. But at the very smallest scales, where quarks come together to form protons and neutrons, things become curiouser and curiouser. Even though protons and neutrons are the basic building blocks of our world, the way they are formed seems like something from beyond the looking glass. Arrington joined the Medium Energy Physics group in 1998 and is interested in understanding the quark/gluon structure of matter. His experiments utilize scattering of relatively high energy particles from protons, neutrons and nuclei to study their internal structure. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work and has authored over 100 publications. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Introduction to Homesteading
Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
You can become more self-sufficient and create a more authentic life for yourself and your family, and you don't need 40 acres and a mule to do it. We'll discuss how you can become more self-reliant for the good of your health, your finances and the planet. You can take control of your food supply from seed to plate, raise small and medium livestock for food, fiber and fun and rediscover traditional skills to meet more of your family's needs than you thought possible. Deborah Niemann and her family moved from the Chicago suburbs to 32 acres on a creek in the middle of nowhere to grow their own food organically. Today she writes and speaks extensively on topics related to food and self-sufficiency. She is the author of three books: Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty and Raising Goats Naturally. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Movie Poster Display & Saturday Movie Matinee
Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 1 – 5 p.m.

Take a few minutes to visit with film art enthusiast and poster collector Bill Brandeis. Bill will have several posters from his personal collection on display in the Library’s main lobby.
   On Saturday, the following movies will be shown in the Hudetz Family Meeting Room. No registration required. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
   10 a.m.         Penguins of Madagascar (PG, 92 min.)
   12:30 p.m.    Big Hero 6 (PG, 102 min.)
   2:30 p.m.      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG, 98 min.)


Reducing Stress Through Meditation
Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.
The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing practice. Join Michael Ribet, who has been meditating for over 40 years, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually. Michael Ribet has conducted talks and workshops all over the world‐‐including North and South America, Europe, India and mainland China. He sees meditation as a way to unlock one’s inner greatness and become peaceful, loving and fearless. He works as an investment banker in the Chicago area. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Leslie Goddard Presents Amelia Earhart            
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
American aviator Amelia Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic ocean by airplane (1928) and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight. This program reviews her upbringing, the records she broke and her tireless work to promote opportunities for women. Leslie Goddard, M.A., Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history, as well as master's degrees in theater and in museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Growing and Cooking with Herbs
Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Fresh herbs naturally enhance the flavor of foods and help us lead a healthier lifestyle. Joannie Rocchi will educate and inform us about growing our own kitchen garden for herbs and being inspired to use them in our recipes. The Growing Place has over 120 varieties of herbs, many of which she will bring for participants to touch and smell. Joannie has worked for the past 23 years at The Growing Place in Aurora as the retail perennial manager. She has conducted multiple classes at Williams-Sonoma stores in the area and the Naperville Whole Foods. In addition she has done numerous speaking engagements at garden clubs, retail businesses and presentations at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Cable No More
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Say goodbye to your cable bill forever! Learn about a variety of devices and services that offer streaming movies and television, including ones you can check out from the Library. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Dining al Fresco – Picnic Foods with Chef Dave Esau
Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Join us as we welcome back our favorite celebrity chef, Dave Esau. Dave is always highly entertaining as he educates his audience on nutrition and food preparation. He will give a demonstration on preparing easy and delicious picnic foods as summer approaches. Dishes to be prepared are Bow-Tie Pasta with Grilled Veggies, Waldorf Salad and Strawberry Trifle. 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.

Astronomy Using Your Eyeballs
Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.
So much observation of our daytime and nighttime skies can be done without a telescope. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars and much more in a session suited to an astronomy novice. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Glaciers to Wildflowers: How Illinois’ Living Landscapes Came to Be
Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome back Raymond Wiggers as he relates the fascinating origins of our state’s living landscape, including its landforms, soils, forests, prairies, peatlands and savannas. He will show how Illinois’ diverse array of plant species, habitats and scenic locales is the product of vast geologic forces operating over millions of years. He will place special emphasis on how our state’s scenery and ecosystems have experienced dramatic changes since the waning of the latest Ice Age glacier. This talk is of special significance for conservationists, environmental educators, horticulturists and all interested persons who seek a better understanding of the environment in which they live. Wiggers is a public speaker and author. He has taught a host of college and adult-education courses in geology, geography and botany and serves on the Earth Science faculties of the College of Lake County and Oakton Community College. 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 adult & Youth 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 November and December, at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Hudetz Meeting Room. For ages 18 and up.


Gone Girl
Tuesday, March 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
When Nick Dunne’s beautiful wife Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, the media frenzy points suspicion everywhere – including at him. Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel. (R, 149 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Jersey Boys
Tuesday, April 28, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. (R, 134 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.


Tuesday, May 26, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
The staff of the 4077 MASH unit deal with the horrors of battlefield surgery and the Korean War by whatever means necessary. The result is decidedly unmilitary. The movie that inspired the hit TV series. (R, 116 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.

Books On Tap

Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. For ages 21 and up.
Join us for a monthly BYOB - Bring Your Own Book - club at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville. Each month Library staff will present a few titles on a different theme, in addition to offering you an opportunity to bring along and discuss whatever you’re reading right now.
March 2: Science Fiction
April 6: Nonfiction
May 4: Graphic Novels
June 1: Thrillers

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.


Environmental Book Discussion organized by Connie Schmidt

Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of February and March.

March 24: Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

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 Libby Fischer Hellmann – “Self-Publishing: Doing it by the Book?” on Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library.
Thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann explains her move to self-publishing and discusses the differences, benefits, drawbacks and costs of doing it yourself rather than being traditionally published. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Hellmann’s books are available for check-out at the Library. Registration is required. To register for this program, sign up online or call the Wheaton Public Library at 630-868-7520.
   Download a complete list of the Inside Writing & Publishing programs. To sign up for a program, contact the host library.




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