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

  • Beginner's Genealogy
    When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Limited to 12 IPPL cardholders. Begin researching your family history using the library’s online resources. Worksheets for names, dates, and locations will be available prior to the class. If you register with your email address, we will send them to you, otherwise, please stop at the Adult Ask Us Desk prior to the class to pick them up. *Must be proficient with the mouse, keyboard, and Internet use.

  • Ask the Master Gardeners
    When: Monday, June 06, 2016 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Service will be in the lobby to answer your gardening questions.
  • Artistic Effects and Glorious Gardens
    When: Monday, June 06, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Laura Mueller from Chicago’s Art Institute will help us look at famous painters including Monet, Peter Paul Rubens, Emil Nolde, Van Gogh, and Gustave Caillebotte to see how these artists reflected the gardening style of their times.

    This program is being held in partnership with the Darien Garden Club.

    A Better Together program.

  • Book Club Party
    When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Book Clubs: Join us for a party to mingle with other book clubs, discover new book ideas, and share your favorite discussion titles.
  • Inside the Box: Board Game Night
    When: Friday, June 17, 2016 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.
  • 1 in 4 Mental Health Campaign
    When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    Representatives from the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform will be in the library lobby to answer questions about mental health.
  • Astronomy Using Your Eyeballs
    When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more.

    A Better Together program.
  • 4th Wednesday: Queens of the Adriatic
    When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Popular travel program presenter Al Popowits will take you on an armchair tour of Venice and the coast of Croatia. He'll highlight the cities of Split, Sibenik, and Dubrovnik.
  • Create a Job Search Plan
    When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how you can engage in a highly focused and proactive job search. Create a project plan, learn a systematic approach, and measure your progress. Presented by Jill Kimak, Coordinator of the Jobs Assistance Program of the People's Resource Center.
  • Naperville Astronomical Association Drop-in
    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 4:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    A representative from the Naperville Astronomical Association will be available to answer questions and provide information about NAA's programs and events.
  • The Sun and Other Stars
    When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Our sun is a star, but not all stars are like the sun. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain what is a star, how they form, how they die, and what they have to do with life on earth.

    A Better Together program.
  • Art Therapy Night
    When: Friday, July 01, 2016 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. Bring your own materials or use ours. For 20-30 somethings.
  • Key to an Effective Job Search
    When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    The ability to properly identify and communicate skills you've gained through work experience or education is "the" key to getting hired. Learn about identifying your skills and qualifications and presenting them in the best way to employers. Presented by Jill Kimak, Coordinator of the Jobs Assistance Program of the Peoples's Resource Center.
  • Backyard Birds of DuPage County
    When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    A naturalist from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center will explore the lives of birds common to the area and provide an introduction to the world of birding.

    A Better Together program.

     

  • The Citizenship Process Explained
    When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to become a U.S. citizen! Maria D. Rodriguez of the USCIS (U.S. 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. Bring your questions.
  • Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Youth Room

    World Relief DuPage/Aurora will provide free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant related issues. Please call the Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.
  • Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Board Room

    World Relief DuPage/Aurora will provide free half-hour legal consultations on immigrant related issues. Please call the Ask Us Desk at 630-887-8760 ext. 239 to make an appointment.
  • DuPage County Forest Preserve Drop-in
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to learn more about DuPage County Forest Preserve's nature and biking trails.
  • Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Actor Terry Lynch provides a lighthearted but informative look at presidential campaigns throughout the early  years of our country, including the campaigns of Jefferson v. Adams of 1800, Jackson v. Adams of 1828, Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v. anyone!  Also covered is the 1912 campaign when Teddy Roosevelt decided to start his own political party.

  • End of Summer Book Swap Party @ Darien Community Park
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    All the books you lugged to read on the beach now just taking up space? Trade for something new at our book swap party. S’mores and more provided by Indian Prairie Public Library. Cosponsored by Darien Park District. Meet us at the North Pavilion in Darien Community Park (7100 Clarendon Hills Rd.).

    (A Better Together program).
  • 4th Wednesdays: For Spacious Skies: Great American Nature Paintings
    When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    The American landscape has inspired countless artists to capture its complexity, diversity, and beauty since the country was first founded.  In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the work of famous U.S. nature painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and Albert Bierstadt.

    A Better Together program.

  • Autumn in the Smoky Mountains
    When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its beautiful foliage and is a perfect destination for a fall trip. In this slide lecture, travel enthusiast Nancy McCully will tell you how this most visited U.S. national park developed, help you to discover things to see and do on your visit, and educate you about the animals and plants living in the park.
    August 25th marks the 100th anniversary of The National Park Service.

    A Better Together program.
  • Author Visit: Elizabeth Strout
    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Ashton Place

    Twelve area libraries are coming together to host Pulitzer Award-winning author Elizabeth Strout! Strout is the author of popular titles Olive Kitteridge and Amy & Isabelle, and her newest book, My Name Is Lucy Barton, was released in early 2016. Join us for a moderated discussion with librarian Rebecca Vnuk, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing at Ashton Place, 341 75th St., Willowbrook.

    Please register online at http://oneauthor.eventbrite.com