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: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Drop-in to hear about some of the volunteer opportunities for teaching people how to read and understand English. We will have information about the following organizations:
    Literacy DuPage
    School and Tutors on Wheels
    People's Resource Center
    College of DuPage's PEP (People Educating People)
  • When: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early with the Celtic tunes of Dyed in the Wool. This well-loved ensemble is popular, so register early! Sponsored by the Friends of Indian Prairie Public Library.
  • When: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Flagg Creek Golf professional Ken Malnar will cover a variety of topics including: general golf terms, warm up movements before playing, set up positions for different clubs and limitations, causes and effects from the ball direction, and how to make self-corrections.
  • When: Thursday, March 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: 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: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.
  • When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Trash or Treasure? Professional appraiser Rex Newell of Rex's Antiques will discuss current trends in the antique markets and offer a suggested value of your antiques. The first 40 registrants to sign up will have one (1) hand-held item appraised; only one (1) item per household is allowed. The presenter is not equipped to value Native American or Oriental items.
  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    David Kent, author of Midway Airport, will present an historic and nostalgic look at Chicago's Midway Airport and the significant role it played in early aviation history.
  • When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Get insider tricks of the trade and decorator's rules and techniques as we discuss a series of rooms that are in a real need of a "Design Intervention." Join Julea as she dissects not-so-great room designs and offers advice on how the room should have been styled.
  • When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    French teacher Barbara Parks will introduce French greetings and introductions, basic French phrases, the alphabet and pronunciation, and give you a taste of Paris with information on transportation, museums, and other popular sites.
  • When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    University of Illinois Extension Service master gardeners will be in the lobby to answer your gardening questions. Drop in.
  • When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    A big pot of soup along with wonderful homemade bread...the perfect meal to have at home! In this cooking demo, learn the secrets to making delicious soup and tips for making homemade bread that will be sure to please all of your loved ones. Recipes and tasting included.
  • When: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    French teacher Barbara Parks will continue with a review of the basics and offer tips on getting along in hotels, restaurants, and restrooms. She'll also include information on not to be missed sites in the Provence area of France.
  • When: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    The classic movie with Sidney Poitier
  • When: Thursday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    French teacher Barbara Parks will offer further basic language instruction and provide information on popular sites in the Normandy region of France, including the American cemeteries.
  • When: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    From the classic novel by John Steinbeck
  • When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Morningstar rep Fani Koutsovitis demonstrates how to navigate the database, including the screening and portfolio analysis tools.
  • When: Thursday, April 30, 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: Wednesday, May 06, 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.
  • When: Thursday, May 07, 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.
  • When: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Ask questions of a College of DuPage representative in the lobby. Drop in.
  • When: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Are you a fan of art but uncertain how to talk about it? Do you want to understand more about a painting or sculpture than what the label on the wall tells you about it? In this slide lecture, Jeff Mishur offers an introduction to the appreciation of art. He'll discuss how to analyze how an artwork is "built" out of colors, lines, and similar visual components and discuss basic design principles.
  • When: Saturday, May 09, 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: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will talk about and sign copies of her newest novel, The Dream Lover. Barbara's Bookstore of Burr Ridge will be here to provide copies of the book for sale.
  • When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    A garden shaded by trees or buildings is often a challenge for the gardener who is faced with low light levels, tree roots, and soil that is often dry. Horticulturist Nina Koziol provides solutions and ideas for artful plantings that can help you create effective combinations that consider color, texture, and form.
  • When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This 90 minute educational presentation will cover eligibility, enrollment, and the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois.
  • When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Ready to make some $$ selling some of your "stuff" on eBay? Plan to attend this fun & informative "eBay 101-Selling Basics"" program by eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick. Sit back and let Jack walk you through the keys to successful eBay selling. This lively session will include real time demos on eBay.com and plenty of time for your questions. No technical mumbo jumbo…everyone is welcome!
  • When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    ReferenceUSA representative Nancy Spidle will demonstrate how to find jobs by type, company, keyword, salary estimates, location, job posting date, and more.
  • When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Drop in the lobby to view some of our wonderful sports materials.