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.

junctioncolorwebnobg This year, we are going beyond books and reading and encouraging people to expand their horizons by attending programs. Join us at the Junction—IPPL Junction!—to learn something new, create from scratch, and share your knowledge with your neighbors.

IPPL cardholders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL. Click here to view the Junction video!

Upcoming Programs

  • When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Help Indian Prairie Library celebrate the National Day of Listening by interviewing a family member (father, mother, grandmother, family friend, etc.). Interviews last about 40 minutes. You do the talking while a trained volunteer operates the recording equipment. Walk out with a free CD of the interview while the library keeps a copy to preserve for future generations.

    Grandma can talk for a lot more than 40 minutes you say? No problem. We will be offering interview times throughout the year on various themes. This week's theme is "family." Feel free to come back again.

    The library's StoryShare interviews are inspired by StoryCorps which has clips of some interviews at http://storycorps.org/animation/.

    Registration begins November 1 by calling the Adult Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239. Not a part of Junction.
  • When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Help Indian Prairie Library celebrate the National Day of Listening by interviewing a family member (father, mother, grandmother, family friend, etc.). Interviews last about 40 minutes. You do the talking while a trained volunteer operates the recording equipment. Walk out with a free CD of the interview while the library keeps a copy to preserve for future generations.

    Grandma can talk for a lot more than 40 minutes you say? No problem. We will be offering interview times throughout the year on various themes. This week's theme is "family." Feel free to come back again.

    The library's StoryShare interviews are inspired by StoryCorps which has clips of some interviews at http://storycorps.org/animation/.

    Registration begins November 1 by calling the Adult Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239. Not a part of Junction.
  • When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The Prairie Godmothers will show you how to make stunning yet low-cost gift wraps using natural and recycled elements.
  • When: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Amy Caruso and Mary Jo Ramm from Whole Foods Market Willowbrook will be here to show you how to pair wines with favorite holiday foods. Tastings included!
  • When: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 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 a part of Junction. Funded by the Friends of Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 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.
  • When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby for help downloading e-books, e-magazines, e-movies, and e-music.
  • When: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby for help downloading e-books, e-magazines, e-movies, and e-music.
  • When: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Jennifer Asimakopoulos shares photos, advice, and more from recent trips to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Disney World theme parks.
  • When: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This free, proctored practice test will help identify your strengths and weaknesses before the real thing. Kaplan will contact each student with analyzed test results. Remember to bring #2 sharpened pencils and an approved calculator. Space is limited.

  • When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Amy Caruso and Mary Jo Ramm from Whole Foods Willowbrook will lead a book discussion of It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the book that has helped thousands of people come up with a sensible eating plan to lose weight and enhance their quality of life. In addition, they'll offer tastes of foods that are mentioned in the book. Copies of the book will be available at the Checkout Desk beginning on December 3rd.
  • When: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Lecturer: Mary Hobein
  • When: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The classic Marx Brothers movie.
  • When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this hands-on class, instructor Christine Thornton will demonstrate how to draw or improve your drawing skills by copying master artists. You'll choose from over 150 reproductions, and create your own small scale mini masterpiece in colored pencil. Space is limited.
  • When: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Representatives from local community organizations describe volunteer opportunities at their agencies and how volunteering helps them as well as the volunteer.
  • When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Over the fall and winter of 2014-2015, a collection of Byzantine icons, jewelry, and sculpture will travel from Greece to Chicago for a special exhibition. This exhibit will feature many objects that have never traveled outside of Greece. Art historian Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur presents a slide lecture about artwork produced during a thousand years of Byzantine history.
  • When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Ask questions of a College of DuPage representative in the lobby. Drop in. Not a part of Junction.
  • When: Thursday, February 05, 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 a part of Junction. Funded by the Friends of Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • When: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Get book recommendations from IPPL staff, including new releases and hidden gems. Find ideas for your book club and more.
  • When: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The classic Inspector Clouseau comedy.
  • When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    If you like chocolate, then this program's for you! Chef Mary Gail Bennett will discuss different types of chocolate and then demonstrate the secrets for making delicious chocolate desserts. Recipes and tastings included! Space is limited.
  • When: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The music of J.S. Bach and the art of M.C. Escher were both created using what Douglas Hofstadter calls formal systems. Dr. Larry Van Oyen and Dr. Rich Wilders of North Central College will introduce the idea of formal systems in math and then show how the same ideas can be used to create music and art. Suitable for ages 11 and up.
  • When: Thursday, February 19, 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 a part of Junction. Funded by the Friends of Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • When: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The Coen Brothers Comedy starring George Clooney.
  • When: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble was formed in New York City and is now based in Chicago. This ensemble of flute, oboe, and bassoon with soprano voice will perform a repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to Jazz standards. Sponsored by The Friends of The Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • When: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    World traveler Al Popowits shares his memories and slides of a 2014 luxury cruise to the Baltic Sea which included stops in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tallinn, Estonia.
  • When: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This free, proctored practice test will help identify your strengths and weaknesses before the real thing. Kaplan will contact each student with analyzed test results. Remember to bring #2 sharpened pencils and an approved calculator. Space is limited. Not a Junction program.

  • When: Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

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  • When: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.

  • When: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Tax assistance is offered from February 16 through April 13, on Monday and Friday mornings, with the exception of Friday, March 20th. Taxes are prepared by AARP volunteers.