Candling Eggs
March 27, 1:30 p.m. & March 29, 10:00 a.m.

Learn a fascinating way to see the chicks grow before they even hatch through candling eggs. We’ll use our high intensity Ovascope to see how much the chicks grow in a week.

Young Yogis
March 28th
10:00-10:45 a.m. : 5-7 year olds
11:15-12:15 p.m. : 8 years and up

Young Yogis is developed specifically for kids and teens to help develop self-esteem, confidence, and strength. Kids will listen to cool music and be introduced to challenging yoga poses. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and water.

Book Buddies
April 3rd, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K-5

Kids will enjoy being partnered with a young volunteer buddy to practice reading.

Kids Create Studio
April 6th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun while exploring art through a different medium each month. All supplies provided.

Chick It Out!

The chicks are back at the library!

The library has 7 eggs in the hatching process.

Learn more about the life cycle of chickens, view the hatching process, guess which egg will hatch first, and enter our chick naming contest.
Middle School Makers
April 2nd, 4:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8

From tinkering to technology, these programs offer a different hands-on activity every month for your inquisitive and creative middle graders.
This month : DIY Weighted Aromatherapy Buddies

College is Possible
April 2nd, 6:00 p.m.

Questions about what you need to do to get into college? Not sure if College is for you? Middle School & High School students and parents are welcome to attend this presentation. An Illinois Student Assistance Commission representative will explain how to make college possible and what steps you should work on now and be thinking about for the future. 

Book Buddies
April 3rd, 4:30 p.m.

Earn volunteer hours and become a mentor by reading with young patrons. We will match you up with a new reader in grades K-5 so you can help young readers build their skills and confidence!  

Library Book Chat
March 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Love to share what you’re reading and hear what other readers are as well? Curious as to what books have the library staff talking? Looking for suggestions on what to read or listen to next?

Join us for lively conversation with fellow readers about the latest book news, trends, new releases, and favorite titles.
Book giveaways each month!

Lunch and a Movie
March 29th, 12:00 p.m.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Five years after the events of  Mamma Mia!  (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

Light lunch provided.
Tech Trends to Watch in 2019
March 30th, 11:00 a.m.

From artificial intelligence to blockchain, we will go over what is happening with the latest tech trends in the year ahead.  

Beyond Fiction
Monday, April 1st, 7 p.m.
In the Shadow of the Statues
- Mitch Landrieu

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesday, April 9th, 7 p.m.
Convenience Store Woman
- Sayaka Murata

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Studio 801 Open House
April 3rd, 4:30 p.m.

Drop in for a brief tour and overview of our equipment and software.
With Studio 801 you can edit movies, brush up on Photoshop, record podcasts, digitize photos, use a green screen, make music, and much more!

Intro to Google Suite
April 6th, 10:00 a.m.

Learn more about the Google Suite including Google Docs, Drive, and Chrome in this class.  

by Elizabeth McCracken

Submitted by Kelly K.
Bowlaway is a different kind of story with different kinds of characters that stay with you long after the last page is turned. We follow Bertha Truitt from her surprising arrival in Salford, Massachusetts, to her ownership of the candlepin bowling alley, through her marriage, family, and interactions with the townspeople.  It is reminiscent of a fairytale with troubled and unlikely events sprinkled throughout. Even a fictionalized version of a real tragedy (The Great Molasses Flood of 1919) is part of the plot. If you liked Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield you will probably enjoy this beautifully written book as well.

History: Why It Matters
by Lynn Hunt

Submitted by Lynn M.
This is part of a series of books giving insight into areas of knowledge that are often misunderstood in our tech-obsessed society. The author does a good job of explaining how historians know what they know and how approaches to the past have changed in response to the present in which historians work. It’s a good overview of a surprisingly dynamic, and sometimes contentious, pursuit.

The Risk Pool
by Richard Russo

Submitted by Terri S.
Sometimes I just need to read good words, a story rich in description with characters drawn so clearly that I can see them as if they were real. Russo’s The Risk Pool hit the mark. Told in the voice of Ned, the introspective son of Sam Hall (a raucous WWII vet) as he struggles for his father’s acceptance while doing his best to avoid adopting his hedonistic lifestyle. Complex, character driven and ultimately moving, the novel served me a welcome reminder to, on occasion, bypass the new books shelves and search for gold hidden in the stacks.
A sure bet for those who enjoy the writing of Jonathan Franzen, John Irving and Elizabeth Strout.

Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Daughter's Journey to Reclaim the Past
by Fern Schumer Chapman

Submitted by Lynn M.
This is another book about what the author calls the ‘half-life of the Holocaust’, a topic I find fascinating. Although it is not written with the same literary finesse as some others, the author makes, at times, startlingly perceptive observations about the way that WWII has shaped generations of both Jews and Germans.