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Programs

Most programs require pre-registration and are held in the Meeting Room. To register, visit the Information Desk, call 630/393-1171 x100 or click here to register online.

 

A Taste of the Greek Islands  
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Join us in welcoming back Susan Miura and Pat Nicholls who will transport us to the Greek Islands. Beginning in Athens, they will feature the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, National Garden of Athens and more. Attendees will learn the best ways to get around and how to make the most of their time in this ancient city. From there we will journey to some of the breathtaking Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Highlights include Mykonos, famous for its windmills, picturesque towns, tiny streets, whitewashed steps, houses and churches gathered around the scenic harbor. Santorini, so beautiful it has become a top destination for wedding ceremonies, will also be featured. Beautiful slides of the island’s black volcanic beaches and famous red beach, as well as stunning views from towns perched on volcanic cliffs, will have audience members anxious to book a trip. Greek olives, seafood, crepes, desserts and more will be discussed. Samples of local food and a packet of authentic regional recipes will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Early Childhood Resource Fair
Saturday, March 8, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Parents can discover local resources in the DuPage area that can help with preparing young children for success in their early school years. Various agencies participating in Bright & Early DuPage-Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaboration will be available with information about services and programs related to children's growth and development.

 

Movie Poster Display
Sunday, March 9, 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.

 

Healthy Body / Healthy Home
Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Learn how many of our common household products contain chemicals that hurt our immune system and harm our health. Dawn Duffy, a clinical Aromatherapist specializing in holistic wellness, will instruct us how to use therapeutic grade essential oils to cleanse our home while boosting our immune system. Discover how we can use essential oils to relieve stress, increase vitality and give us a better outlook on life. She will also talk about natural solutions for pain, allergies, sleeplessness, hot flashes and more. Dawn’s personal journey through two cancer diagnoses propelled her to make many lifestyle and nutritional changes. Her mission is to share what she has learned to help others to improve the quality of their lives holistically. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

What's the Buzz: Beekeeping in Warrenville
Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Bees and other pollinating insects are vital to our food chain. The decline in these populations is getting a lot of media attention. Join local Warrenville beekeeper Mary Puskar as she shares information on bees and beekeeping and learn what you can do to help address the declining bee population. Gardening tips, honey recipes and a honey tasting will be included. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Environmental Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Resident Connie Schmidt will lead a book discussion on an environmental topic. In her book, Overdressed, author Elizabeth L. Cline evaluates the true costs of low priced clothing on our world socially, economically and environmentally. During the process she evolves into a conscientious shopper and shares her journey with us. Throughout her transformation she visits a myriad of sources for clothing including garment factories, resale shops and designer boutiques seeking sustainable clothing. Her message that “cheap chic” is doing damage to our planet and society is a cry for social change. Cline is a New York based writer, editor and author. She holds a degree in Political Philosophy from Syracuse University. Cline has written for numerous publications including New York Magazine, The New Republic and The Village Voice. She is currently editor for AMCtv.com. To read more on this subject, check out her blog found at Overdressedthebook.com. Books are available for checkout to Warrenville cardholders at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Books On Tap
Monday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Don’t have time for a book club? Join us at the Two Brothers Tap House to relax, enjoy one of the local Warrenville brews and talk about whatever books you’re currently reading (or looking forward to) with others. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Creating Native Eco-Gardens in your Community
Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Tired of the endless battle to care for your lawn? Want to see how you can get started transforming spaces into eco-friendly, heritage based places? This inspirational program is for those who wish to create native eco-friendly landscapes around their property to enhance biodiversity and environmental health. Dennis Paige will discuss how more than 50 million acres of lawn are cultivated in the United States, covering more American land than any single crop. Most lawns today are comprised of high carbon foot-print, excessive maintenance, non-native species; in short, a biologically sterile landscape. Learn how one community in the suburbs transformed their lawns into an unfolding range of multi-seasonally colorful prairie, woodland, and wetland wildflowers, grasses and native rain gardens. Profiled in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine and the Boston Herald, this native landscape makeover was the recipient of the 2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award. Paige is a naturalist, habitat restorationist, native landscaping consultant and chief residential native plant landscaper. He works at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg and is an adjunct faculty member of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Morton Arboretum. Sponsored by Warrenville Library Foundation. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Creating a Terrarium Garden
Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Add a little green to your indoor space. Terrariums give us the chance to bring nature indoors with a minimum of care. A great way to engage children, these indoor gardens can be scattered throughout the home or office and make wonderful gifts. Joannie Rocchi will share her love of terrariums by covering the basics of creating your own garden and will showcase some of her own creations. She will give an actual demonstration of creating a terrarium using appropriate plants, containers and other materials. Participants will receive packages of charcoal, pea gravel and potting mix to help them get started. Rocchi works at The Growing Place and is a horticulturalist, popular speaker and author. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory
Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Would you like to maintain your cognitive vitality? In this educational and entertaining presentation you will learn about your brain and activities which can help you maintain and even improve brain function. Dr. Linda Sasser will also discuss how memory works, age‐related memory changes, and strategies for improving retention and recall. Sasser, who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, completed her doctoral thesis on memory and her sabbatical research on brain health. She has more than 25 years of experience as a professional speaker and professor of educational and cognitive psychology. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

An Evening with Fab Four FAQ: The Beatles Performing Years 1957-1966
Monday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Join Robert Rodriguez in a presentation that traces the origins of the Beatles, from their skiffle days as The Quarry Men through the decision to cease touring in 1966, amidst great controversies as they segued into becoming a studio act. Rodriquez will give a short talk and then show a mini-documentary that includes rare photos, interviews, concert segments and promos - as well as an audio recording made of the Quarry Men on the very day that John and Paul were introduced. A book signing will follow the presentation. Rodriguez is a pop culture historian. He’s written or contributed to nine books. He’s also a featured speaker at the annual Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago and the creator and Series Executive Editor of the FAQ Series. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Through the Eyes of Hubble
Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m.
The Hubble Space Telescope has had more impact on astronomy and the public's awareness of astronomy than any other telescope in history. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present some of the well-known, and not-so-well-known, images and science from the last 23 years of Hubble’s mission. Michelle will also provide a sneak peek at Hubble’s 2018 replacement: the James Webb Space Telescope. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

No-Bake Summer Desserts
Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Join us in welcoming back Pastry Chef Rose Deneen as she demonstrates how to create easy, no-bake summer treats. Learn how to make a lemon mousse pie, summer fruit pudding and more. Recipes and delicious samples will be provided. 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 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 x106.

ESL Conversation Groups
Práctica de inglés para los estudiantes de ESL

Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m.

Sábado, 8 de marzo, 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2 p.m.

Sábado, 22 de marzo, 2 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to join our conversation group with ESL tutors. The children are invited to listen to stories, do crafts, get homework help and play while the parents participate in the program. All levels are welcome. Registration is required. Click here to register.


Mientras que los niños oigan cuentos, hagan manualidades, y jueguen--los padres pueden participar en la práctica de inglés con tutores. Los niños pueden obtener ayuda con sus tarea, también. Todos los niveles están invitados. Es necesario registrarse. Clic aquí para registrarse.

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. For ages 18 and up.

 

Waking Ned Devine
Tuesday, March 25, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Tully More is a quiet little Irish village, so when it’s announced that the winner of the National Lotto is a local, it shouldn’t take long to figure out who the lucky winner is. Unfortunately it’s poor Ned Devine, who was so shocked by the news his heart gave out on him. It’s up to his friends to keep the prize money close to home – in memory of Ned, of course. So long as the lotto officials don’t catch on… (Rated PG, 91 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Twelfth Night
Tuesday, April 22, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Shipwrecked and alone, Viola disguises herself as a boy and becomes a servant of Orsino, Duke of Illyria, whom she quickly falls in love with. Orsino is madly in love with Lady Olivia, and sends his new servant to court her, but things begin to fall apart when Olivia falls in love with the messenger instead. One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies is played to the hilt by Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant and more. (Rated PG, 134 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Changeling
Tuesday, May 27, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Based on a true story from the 1920s, Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins, a woman searching for her missing child. The LAPD presents her with a boy of the right age, but she insists this isn't her son. Collins struggles against the police cover-up while continuing to hold out hope that she will find her boy. (Rated R, 141 min.) 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. Click here for discussion and reading schedules.

 

**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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