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

  • Learn about Assistive Technology and Homebound Services
    When: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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.
  • Literacy Drop-in
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    Drop by the lobby to help celebrate International Literacy Day. In October, Literacy DuPage will start tutor training at Indian Prairie Library. Find out how you can volunteer to teach someone to read English.
  • 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness Campaign
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 5:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    A representative from the Dupage Federation on Human Services Reform 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

     Charlie Dewitt will lecture on the opera.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Indian Prairie Public Library. 
  • 4th Wednesdays: Pinched Paintings: Art Heists in Art History
    When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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.
  • Miskatonic Brewery Tour
    When: Friday, October 02, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    20s & 30s only Join us for a tour of Miskatonic, Darien’s newest brewery and learn how beer is made! This behind-the-scenes tour will include a pouring and pint glass. The cost is $10 per person and must be paid online in advance of the event. Meet at Miskatonic Brewing Company, 1000 N Frontage Rd, Unit C, Darien, IL
  • StoryShare Drop-in
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    StoryShare is an oral history project in which community members are invited to interview family members while a trained IPPL volunteer operates the recording equipment. The interview theme is “family” and sample questions can be provided. Participants will receive a CD of the interview while the library keeps a copy to preserve for future generations. Stop by the lobby to find out more information. The library's StoryShare interviews are inspired by StoryCorps, http://storycorps.org.
  • Finding the Novel Inside of You
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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.
  • Books on Tap at Whole Foods Willowbrook
    When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Share what you're reading and learn about other great books from your friends and neighbors (and library staff!). Join us for a casual conversation about all things books at the new Whole Foods Market in Willowbrook (6300 Kingery Hwy.). Light bites provided by Whole Foods. Beverages available for purchase. Space is limited.
  • Inside the Box: Strategy Board Game Night
    When: Friday, October 16, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Join us for an evening of intrigue, betrayals, and shrewd tactics. Bring your favorite game to share, or play one of ours. For 20-30 somethings of all playing levels.
  • Ask the Master Gardener
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Jean Joslyn will present a lecture on the opera.  Presented by The Friends of The Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • Harry Potter Trivia Night
    When: Friday, November 06, 2015 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at 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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Thinking of taking a river cruise? Representatives from Hinsdale Travel will be here to tell you what you need to know.
  • Inside the Box: International Game Day
    When: Friday, November 20, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Beginners and board game enthusiasts alike are invited to join us for an evening of intrigue, betrayals, and shrewd tactics. Bring your favorite board game to share or use one of ours.
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    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
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Rescue and repurpose old books with DIY skills. Create handmade gifts, decorations, organizers, accessories, and much more!
  • Countdown to Downton
    When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Get Ready for the final season of this beloved PBS series, by watching the Season Five finale. Refreshments will be served!