The library offers a variety of programs for adults and young adults grades 7 and up. You may register online through the calendar, in person at the Ask Us Desk, or by calling 630/887-8760 ext. 239.

Upcoming Programs

  • Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants
    When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Representatives from World Relief DuPage/Aurora will offer free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant and citizenship related issues. Please call 630/887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.
  • Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants
    When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

    Representatives from World Relief DuPage/Aurora will offer free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant and citizenship related issues. Please call 630/887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.
  • C.O.D.-What You Need to Know
    When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Ask questions of a College of DuPage representative in the lobby.
  • Citizenship 101
    When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    A representative from the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will give an overview of the citizenship process, including a mock interview and a demonstration of how to use the USCIS website to help prepare for the citizenship test.
  • Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio: 4th Wednesdays
    When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Steve Darnall, host of WDCB's Those Were the Days and the publisher of Nostalgia Digest, will talk about how radio was not only the first mass media in America, but also how it established itself as a "Theater of the Mind." He'll discuss shows such as The Bob Hope Show, The Jack Benny Show, The Shadow, and others that inspired the imaginations of listeners everywhere.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Learn about Assistive Technology and Homebound Services
    When: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Come in and talk with staff about the assistive technology we have available for our friends with vision, hearing or dexterity concerns as well as services we offer for homebound patrons.
  • 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness Campaign
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    A representative will be in the library lobby to answer questions about mental health awareness. Drop in.
  • Fall for Desserts
    When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Autumn provides many wonderful ingredients for delicious homemade desserts. Come watch Chef Mary Gail Bennett as she demonstrates how to bake some fabulous fall treats that will make everyone want to save room for dessert. Tasting and recipes included.
  • The Peace Corps
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    A regional recruiter for the Midwest office of the Peace Corps will be in the library lobby to answer questions about the organization and available volunteer opportunities. Drop in.
  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This year's winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author contest, Michael Alan Peck, will talk about his winning novel, The Commons: Book 1: The Journeyman, and how it came to be. He'll conclude with a Q and A session, followed by a book signing.
  • Thursday Afternoon Movie: Woman in Gold
    When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Register online at calendar.ippl.info, by calling 630/887-8760 ext. 239, or in person at the Ask Us Desk. Not part of Junction. Funded by the Friends of Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • Art Therapy Night
    When: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Stressed out? Come unwind with adult coloring books and other forms of art therapy while enjoying friendly conversation and soothing music.

    For 20/30-somethings
  • An Afternoon of Opera
    When: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Soprano Celeste Martino will perform selections from various operas. Funded by donations made in memory of the late Emily McCormack.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Opera Lecture: The Marriage of Figaro
    When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    A lecture on the opera.
  • 4th Wednesdays: Pinched Paintings: Art Heists in Art History
    When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Art historian Dr. Michelle Mishur will discuss a selection of history's most notorious art heists, some that have been solved and others that still remain open. Her slide lecture will feature crimes that involved the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Louvre, and more.
  • Resume Workshop
    When: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to write an eye-catching and informative resume that'll help you land the job you want.
  • Sugar Blues Revenge
    When: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Do you constantly crave sweets? Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and author of Sip the Garden T. Kari Mitchell will help you to learn how to gain control of your cravings without depriving yourself.
  • Finding the Novel Inside of You
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Have an idea for writing a novel? Author William Hazelgrove will share the secrets and methods for getting started and for keeping at it through the first draft and subsequent revisions. He'll also cover the "ins-and-outs" of getting published, share stories of paperback auctions, movie options, and his first big contract.
  • Ask the Master Gardener
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Ask gardening questions of master gardeners from the University of Illinois extension Service in the lobby. Drop in.
  • Houdini, His Life and His Legend
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    William Pack tells the true story of Houdini, the legendary escape artist, magician, daredevil, and ghost hunter and will demonstrate tricks that Houdini actually performed.
  • Make It and Take It: Paint a Pumpkin or Gourd
    When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Crafter Kathy Niestrom will teach you how to create fall or scary Halloween themed mini pumpkins or gourds. Projects will need to be left overnight to dry.

  • 4th Wednesdays: The Journey to Mollie's War: WACs and World War II
    When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Presenter and author Cyndee Schaffer's mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from her mother's letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into her life in uniform. Copies of Cyndee's book, Mollie's War, will be available for purchase following the presentation.
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Yearly, participants in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Join us for a write-in to write in the company of others and compete in additional challenges to boost your word count.
  • Opera Lecture: The Merry Widow
    When: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    A lecture on the opera.
  • Harry Potter Trivia Night
    When: Friday, November 06, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Compete for house points to test your knowledge of the Harry Potter books, movies, characters, and more!
  • Veterans Day Celebration
    When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Drop by the lobby to help celebrate our veterans. We will have information about the Veterans History Project as well as a display of DVDs, books, and other resources about veterans and the wars they fought.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Dinner at Home
    When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune Good Eating columnist, Culinary Director for Frontera Foods, and author of the new cookbook, Dinner At Home, will provide a cooking demonstration of recipes from the book (please note that no samples/tastings will be available), followed by a book signing. Barbara's Bookstore of Burr Ridge will be here to sell copies of the book.
  • River Cruising
    When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Thinking of taking a river cruise? Representatives from Hinsdale Travel will be here to tell you what you need to know.
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Yearly, participants in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Join us for a write-in to write in the company of others and compete in additional challenges to boost your word count.
  • Fabulous Frank
    When: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In memory of the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth, renowned Sinatraphile and singer Peter Oprisko presents this homage to the legendary performer. Funded by the Friends of The Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • Make It and Take It: Holiday Outdoor Container
    When: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Make an outdoor holiday arrangement in this hands-on class. $20 supply fee to be paid by credit card only at time of registration. No refunds will be given after Nov. 24th.
  • Holiday Help with Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
    When: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    How does more joy and less stress sound to you this holiday season? Our friends from Whole Foods Market will be here with helpful tips to make your holiday easier and your guests happier. Get the goodness in every bite with their holiday recipes and menu ideas.
  • Upcycled Book Night
    When: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Rescue and repurpose old books with DIY skills. Create handmade gifts, decorations, organizers, accessories, and much more!