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.
Planting Bulbs in Fall for Spring Blooms and Color
Tuesday, September 8, 7 p.m.
Joannie Rocchi will give tips on how to successfully incorporate bulbs into your garden landscape. She will talk about dazzling flowers and foliage that come from bulbs. Learn about the different varieties and how to plant and care for them so you will be greeted by beautiful flowers come Springtime. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Introduction to Genealogy
Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Hubbard will give a presentation on how to unlock the secrets of your past, with his emphasis on getting off to a good start, keeping track of evidence and being skeptical. He will discuss some common record types, such as vital records, census and probate, and reasons why records might be inaccessible. He will also cover information on where to find physical records and information online. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Essential Great Chicago Fire
Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.; Refreshments 6:30 p.m.
It started in a barn and two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. We welcome back author and entertainer William Pack as he weaves together the technical details of the greatest fire of Chicago’s history with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the inferno of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten. Presented in association with the Warrenville Historical Society. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Science of Climate Change
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
The concept of climate change is a hot topic these days. Depending on which side you listen to, the consequences range from "insignificant" to "catastrophic." In this presentation designed for a science-interested audience, Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will put the politics on the back burner and focus, instead, on the scientific evidence: Where does it come from? How are the measurements made? Why is it so difficult to determine if climate change is occurring? Registration is required. Click here to register.
Cooking for One (Or Two) – Small Dinners with Chef Dave Esau
Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Join us as we welcome back our favorite celebrity chef, Dave Esau. Esau is always highly entertaining as he educates his audience on nutrition and food preparation.Dave will put the FUN, nutrition and time-savings back into cooking small dinners and you will be amazed at the secrets you will learn. Dishes to be prepared are Awesome Meatloaf, Pasta with Roasted Chicken and Chicken Pot Pie. A tasting and recipes will be available for all to enjoy. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Illinois Ghosts and the Afterlife
Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Terry Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi. He also describes his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV’s Paranormal State and Psychic Kids). This session examines some of the haunted locations in Illinois personally investigated by Fisk. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts and ghost lore. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Gifts from Your Kitchen
Tuesday, November 3, 7 p.m.
Handmade gifts are a great way to get in the holiday spirit and create unique and thoughtful presents for friends and family. Pastry Chef Rose Deneen returns to the Library to demonstrate how to create and package special homemade gifts for the holiday season including vanilla extract, spiced pecans, white chocolate & fruit popcorn and much more. Samples and recipes included. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Affordable Care Act Information by the DuPage Health Department
Saturday, November 7, 12 – 4 p.m.
Need health insurance? Know a friend, neighbor or relative who does? Open Enrollment for 2016 is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. A licensed Enroll DuPage Navigator will be available with materials and general information about health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Información sobre la “Ley de Cuidados de Salud” presentado por el Departamento de Salud de DuPage
Sabado, 7 de Noviembre, 12 – 4 p.m.
¿Necesita seguro médico? ¿Conoce a un amigo, vecino o familiar que lo necesita? Un asesor de solicitudes certificado estará disponible para brindarle información acerca de sus opciones de seguro médico y contestar sus preguntas a cerca de la nueva ley de adquisición de seguro médico. El período abierto para inscripción empieza el 1 de noviembre del 2015 y termina el 31 de enero del 2016.
Saturdays, November 7 and November 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Every November, people from around the world try to write a 50,000-word book during November. Attend these write-ins at our Library and visit other write-ins at participating libraries throughout the month to achieve your goals. Visit www.naperwrimo.org for a calendar of local write-ins. Register to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at nanowrimo.org. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Quick & Easy Decorating – Use What You Have
Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Julea Joseph will help you sass up your place—using what you have! This fun and fast-paced workshop teaches you the rules for decorating, corralling collections and re-purposing your old stuff. You will also learn how to make smart purchases and she will share her insight on favorite hidden haunts. Joseph has over 15 years of experience in interior styling, home staging and model home design work. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Upcycled Book Page Wreaths
Tuesday, December 1, 7 p.m.
In this workshop, Shari Pontillo will guide you in making a festive, elegant and recycled wreath from the pages of a book — literally! Simple to make, this great project can be scaled to any size, customized for any season or holiday and is made with a simple folding and gluing technique. You'll be hooked on making these wreaths. All materials 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 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 adult & Youth Services Manager at 630-393-1171 x108.
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.
The Theory of Everything
Tuesday, September 22, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking, this movie follows the brilliant physicist from his career at Cambridge through the diagnosis and crippling effects of ALS. (Rated PG-13, 124 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 27, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
A retired Vietnam vet with no money and no future, Vincent finds himself an unlikely babysitter for 12-year-old Oliver, son of single working mom Maggie. Despite her disapproval of Vincent's hedonistic ways, Oliver and Vincent develop a much more meaningful relationship than either of them expected. Starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. (Rated PG-13, 102 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
On the Town
Tuesday, November 24, 2 p.m., Ages 18 and up
Three sailors, one twenty-four-hour leave, three romances! Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday (coming on December 12) with one of MGM’s great musicals. (Not Rated, 98 min.). Registration is required. Click here to register.
Books On Tap
Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, except September, which will be held on the second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. For ages 21 and up.
Join us for a monthly BYOB - Bring Your Own Book - club at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville. Each month Library staff will present a few titles on a different theme, in addition to offering you an opportunity to bring along and discuss whatever you’re reading right now.
September 14: Historical Fiction
October 5: Horror
November 2: Humor
Registration is required. Click here to register.
Book Discussion Group
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.
**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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