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.
Coloring and Jigsaw Puzzles
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon, Ages 12 and up
June 4, 25, July 23, August 13
Here’s a great way to be creative, relax, socialize and beat the heat. Come join us for an informal morning of coloring and working on jigsaw puzzles. Besides being enjoyable, both activities have numerous health benefits.
Adult coloring books are currently all the rage. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Jigsaw puzzles are also making a comeback. Besides being a calming activity, working on puzzles enhances visual perception, improves coordination and memory, heightens creativity and increases dopamine production in the brain.
Wow, all these benefits and we provide all the supplies! You can drop in at any time, but please register so we know how many supplies to have on hand. Click here to register.
Geology at the Local Level: DuPage County
Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome back Raymond Wiggers as he illustrates a diverse selection of outstanding geologic sites and scenic locales in DuPage County. This presentation will reveal evidence of a wide slice of earth history – from evidence of bedrock formed in tropical seas half a billion years ago, to some of the Midwest’s most significant Ice Age landmarks. Wiggers will relate the compelling story of how DuPage County’s modern landscape and human settlement patterns have been shaped by the massive geologic forces of glaciers, invading seas and shifting continents.
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.
Telescope Observation of the Night Sky
Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Astronomer Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will have telescopes available in the Commons (Manning Street sidewalk area) during the August 10 outdoor concert featuring Classical Blast. Stop by to observe the moon and the night sky, weather permitting. Click here for further information about our summer concert series.
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.
Movies at the Library
Bring your own popcorn and join us for a movie matinee on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Hudetz Meeting Room. For ages 18 and up.
Tuesday, May 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Astronaut Mark Watney has been abandoned on Mars. It wasn’t his team’s fault, but now he has to struggle to survive on an inhospitable planet, using only the remains of the crew’s life support systems – and try to find some way to let Earth know that he’s still alive. Based on the book by Andy Weir. (Rated PG-13, 144 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, June 28, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), an Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn, falls in love with a local man from an Italian family, but devastating news from Ireland threatens the future she hopes to build. Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín. (PG-13, 111 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
Bridge of Spies
Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
During the Cold War, an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (PG-13, 142 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Philadelphia Story
Tuesday, August 23, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Just before her remarriage, heiress Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) learns a little about herself as her ex-husband (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (James Stewart) vie for her affections. (Not Rated, 112 min.) Registration is required. Click here to register.
Evening Book Discussion Group
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 schedule.
**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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