Adult Programs



  • Live Performance: Chris Vallillo preforming “Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” From “We Shall Overcome” to “This Little Light of Mine”, music played a vital role in that historic struggle both as an inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and justice. From the Freedom Riders, to the jails of Montgomery Alabama, and Parchman Prison, all the way to Washington DC, both old and new songs of the era spoke of the yearning for equal rights, the struggle and the determination to win freedom. Sunday, March 4 at 2:30pm
  • Essential Oil 101: Katrina Cerutti, Young Living Essential Oils, will demonstrate easy ways to incorporate and use essential oils. Learn the health benefits, both physical and psychological. Tuesday, Mar 6, 4:00pm
  • DAR Genealogy Workshop: Are you a DAR member? Get help using your DAR member resources for your genealogy search. Bring your own laptop or use ours. Saturday, March 24
  • DOLORES The Movie: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century and she continues the fight to this day, at age 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt. Community discussion follows. This Indie Lens Popup film is provided in partnership with WSIU. Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm
  • Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Select any book or DVD (yours or the library’s) to share. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like. Lunch or snacks are welcome. Meets each Monday at noon. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from noon-1:00pm
  • Book Club: Discuss your likes and dislikes. What is all the talk about? March 21 reading Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Book by Michael Wolff. (Please note that we are meeting one week later than normal.) Wednesday, March 21 at 12:00pm
  • Saluki Writers’ Program: Free monthly fiction workshop for adults. Discuss the techniques used in published short stories with fellow writers, and take turns giving and receiving feedback on current writing projects. Saturday, March 17 from 9:30-noon
  • Illinois State Poetry Society (ISPS): Free and open to the public. (Additional fee if you wish to become a ISPS member). All ISPS members and other interested poets are invited. Please bring approximately 8-10 copies of two poems for critiquing and a snack to share. For more information see or Kathy Cotton, Facilitator, Meets on the second Sunday of every other month. Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm
  • Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide, Inc. (SOLOS): A unique support system created for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. A safe place to come together to share, to discuss, and to not feel alone. Meets second Thursday of each month. Thursday, Mar 8 at 5:30pm
  • Knitting: Come to socialize, get help, and share tips. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies.
  • Open Tech Help: Get tech help. Thursdays, Feb 8, 15 & 22 available from 9-2:00pm