Adult Programs

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

  • When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This presentation which includes a mini-documentary traces the origins of the group from their days as The Quarry Men through their decision to cease touring in 1966.

  • When: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Ashton Place

    The Big Read concludes with the opportunity to meet author Philip Caputo. Hear his reflections about this remarkable journey—a road trip that was not so much about where it began and its final destination, but more about the people he met along the way when he asked the question, "What holds us together?" Bring your questions. There will be a book signing after the program.
    To be held at Ashton Place, 341 75th St., Willowbrook.

  • When: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Hands-on class limited to 12 IPPL cardholders.
    Explore the best websites to begin your genealogical research online.
    *Requires proficiency with the mouse and the keyboard.
    *Requires proficiency with Internet use.

  • When: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The Hubble Space Telescope allows astronomers to observe phenomena that occurred billions of years ago. Astronomer Dennis Pavlik will review some of its greatest observations and what we've learned from them.

  • When: Thursday, May 08, 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: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Join us for this new inter-generational book discussion and pen pal program, where children are paired up with a senior (55+) as reading and writing buddies. Participants will meet once a month to discuss a book, select a new book, and exchange letters about the book. Seniors can register online, in person, or by phone. Interested adults should contact Youth Services at ext. 263 for more information. Co-sponsored by the Darien Rotary.

  • When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Founder and CEO Jeff Metcalf demonstrates how to use the redesigned Public Records to find real estate transactions, new homeowners and businesses, and foreclosures in the Chicagoland area.

  • When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:00 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: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Through the use of performance promo clips and rare photos, this presentation shows the group reaching the height of its success.

  • When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Nina Koziol will discuss how to artfully combine plants with an emphasis on the use of color, texture, and form to provide three seasons of color and winter interest.
    Funded by The Dimpy Pathria Fund

  • When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    We'll be viewing the film in honor of the 75th anniversary of its release. A short discussion will follow.

  • When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    TBA

  • When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. American president Franklin D. Roosevelt orders a specialized military task force to assemble near the end of World War II. The squad is composed of seven museum curators and art specialists.

  • When: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

    Join other seniors for a morning of Bingo. Drop in.

  • When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    An officer from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will briefly review the process of how to become a citizen, demonstrate how to use the USCIS website, and discuss citizenship interviews.

  • When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Enjoy refreshments, share your favorite books from the past year's discussions, and meet fellow book lovers.

    Eat, mingle, share.

    Please include the name of your book group in the notes field.

  • When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This film is a fascinating look at the circuitous "collaborative" process Walt Disney, his creative team, and author P.L. Travers engaged in in bringing the character Mary Poppins to life on the big screen in the early 1960s. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time.

  • When: Thursday, June 26, 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: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Author Robert Rodriguez shares comments and a mini-documentary depicting
    the bitter breakup and subsequent efforts by all four ex-band mates to establish their individual careers. A book sale and signing will follow.

  • When: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

    Join other seniors for a morning of Bingo. Drop in.

  • When: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

    Join other seniors for a morning of Bingo. Drop in.

  • When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant issues will be provided by World Relief DuPage. Call the Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.

    This program is funded through a grant administered by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

  • When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

    Free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant issues will be provided by World Relief DuPage. Call the Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.

    This program is funded through a grant administered by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

  • When: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    TBA

  • When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    TBA