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.
The Gifts of the Magi
Monday, December 1, 7 p.m.
We have heard the story of the Magi bringing gifts to Jesus at his birth. We are familiar with the names of these ancient treasures: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Have you ever wondered why these were the gifts brought to a child? Have you ever wondered what Myrrh smells like, or thought about it as a “medicinal” gift? Come listen to this ancient tale told from a new perspective by returning Clinical Aromatherapist Dawn Duffy. Learn about these ancient powerful medicines and how they were used in Biblical times. Discover how ancient wisdom can transform your life today and experience the wonderful scents of some of these oils. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Thursday, January 15, 7 p.m.
Would you like to make your home more comfortable for you and your family year-round and save up to $500 per year on energy costs? There are many programs available to residents that can help reduce monthly energy costs, make homes more comfortable and even increase overall home values. This one-hour workshop presented by Liz Lion from the nonprofit group Elevate Energy will cover a variety of these programs in-depth and help you figure out which programs work best for you. She will talk about how to get a free or reduced cost energy assessment and how to apply for rebates on energy efficiency improvements such as air sealing and insulation. You will also learn about the Smart Grid system and how to take advantage of the newly-installed smart meters in our community. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Maintaining Your Computer
Sunday, January 18, 2 p.m.
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.
Monday, January 19, 7 p.m.
January is National Hot Tea Month. Come in from the cold and celebrate by expanding your knowledge of this popular beverage and taste fragrant and delicious samples. Tea expert, Sarine, from Serene Teaz in Wheaton will be our guide in a brief history of tea, proper instruction on preparation and discussion of how varieties of teas are different in both processing and taste. Sarine will go over the difference between white tea, green tea, oolong tea and black tea, as well as the health benefits and caffeine levels of each. Registration is required. Click here to register.
1865 in 48 Minutes
Sunday, January 25, 2 p.m.
The Warrenville Historical Society will detail the year 1865 month by month, highlighting local and national events. Through illustrations and narration, presenters will depict life in Warrenville and the events our country faced 150 years ago. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Environmental Book Discussion organized by Connie Schmidt, Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
The Green Boat by Mary Pipher
Books On Tap: Speed Dating With Books
Monday, February 2, 7 p.m., Ages 21 and up
Join us at Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville and find the next literary love of your life! Our staff will highlight a few titles before you “speed date” a few books. 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.
Woodworking String Inlay Presentation
Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
Thinking of trying a new hobby or interested in beautiful handcrafted wood items? Then join us as Ed Buholt, Vice-President of the DuPage Woodworkers, gives a presentation that will focus on the techniques used to inlay thin strips of wood (called strings), which enhance the visual appeal of tables and other wooden objects. Often, this method is associated with Federal Period (1790-1830) furniture, but also works well with more present day furniture and projects. He will demonstrate techniques and tools spanning from the Federal period to present times and will display samples of his work. Ed has enjoyed woodworking for 30 years. His works are shown in local galleries and he has been awarded Best of Show at the Graue Mill Fine Arts Festival. Registration is required. Click here to register.
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Author and crime historian Richard C. Lindberg commemorates Valentine’s Day 2015 with a look back at the infamous 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago...and identifies the motives and likely culprits! Registration is required. Click here to register.
Investing in Your 401(k) and IRA
Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m.
The choices seem endless. How do you choose the investments in your retirement plan? How many mutual funds are enough? How many are too many? This straightforward session will teach you the tools and terminology you need to understand your investment choices and avoid common mistakes. This program will be presented by Karen Chan. She has been educating the public about financial topics for over twenty years. Her goal is to make even complicated subjects easy to understand, helping her workshop participants make wiser decisions with their money. Karen retired as an Educator with University of Illinois Extension in 2012 and continues to provide financial education workshops through her own small business, Karen Chan Financial Education & Consulting, LLC. In addition to a master’s degree in Consumption Economics, Karen also holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation. Registration is required. Click here to register.
A History of the Oscars
Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m.
Film historian Brian Kleeman will look back at the 50 years of the Oscars, from their beginnings during the silent era to the end of the 1960s, a decade that saw major shifts in both culture and movie production. We’ll wrap up with a discussion of this year's Oscar race. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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.
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 Youth Services Manager at 630-393-1171 x112.
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.
Tuesday, January 27, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
A Women's Institute chapter becomes a media sensation when they decide to raise money for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar. Starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters; based on a true story. (PG-13, 108 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Afternoon at the Movies: The Sting
Tuesday, February 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
The Academy’s 1973 Best Picture is the story of a young con man (Robert Redford) who teams up with a master of the long con (Paul Newman) to seek revenge for his murdered partner. (PG, 129 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. View the 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.
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