Due to distributor contracts, we cannot list movie titles here. Please call the Circulation Desk if you would like more information about a particular movie night: 815-875-1331, ext 200. All movies are free and open to all.

Monday Night Movies
Sept 12, 5:30 pm
Sept 19, 5:30 pm
Sept 26, 5:30 pm

Widmark Wednesday Movies
Sept 14, 5:30 pm

In-Person Preschool Storytime and Craft Resumes!
Tues, Sept 6, 10:30 am – Boxes and Inside the Box
Cooperative Drawing Activity
Tues, Sept 13, 10:30 am – Wall and Humpty Dumpty
Sponge Painting
Tues, Sept 20, 10:30 am – Apples and Yarn Wrapped Apple craft
Tues, Sept 27, 10:30 am – Leaves & Seasons and Eye Dropper
Fall Leaf Cutouts

Thursday, Sept 1, 5:30–7:30 pm Gardening Group (First Meeting) Expert and novice gardeners are welcome — whether you have a basil plant on your windowsill or an acre out back with rose bushes and apple trees, we all have something to share with one another. The goal of this group is to gain more knowledge about how things grow, meet people from the gardening community, and find the reason behind why you grow.  Mark your calendars for the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. Most days we will be in the Matson Meeting Room and others we may be outside working on projects. Plans for the group include guest speakers from around the community, garden visits, seed swaps, and maybe even planting a few things.  We can’t wait to meet you and hear all about what you are growing and what you want to learn.  

Tuesday, Sept 6 PPL “Take and Make”—Apple Book Craft Show off your love of books and apples by decorating your shelf with this homemade paper apple for the fall season, created from a discarded paperback book.  Kits will be available starting September 6 for as long as our supply lasts.

Wednesday, Sept 7, 5:30–7:30 pm Chicks with Sticks Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome to join in this social crafting time.


Tuesday, Sept 13, 5:30 pm Barry Cloyd: Jules Verne & H. G. Wells: The Birth of Sci-Fi and the First Citizens of the Future In this new edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd celebrates two of the authors credited with creating a new literary genre that was termed “Scientifiction,” as well as other less-well-known men and women of the past who were able to imagine the world we now inhabit and beyond, and what that genre has since spawned, both the triumphant and the tragic.  Through story & song, some original, some nostalgic, and some just plain strange, Cloyd will bring to life the world created by the minds behind what we now just call Sci-Fi.

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022, 7-8 pm Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Marlee MatlinFrom Hollywood to the West Wing and Beyond In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards.

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Thursday, Sept 15, 6:00–8:00 pm Board Game and Card Playing Night Come for a social evening with your favorite board game and/or easy-to-play card games.

Thursday, Sept 15, 6:30 pm Page Turners Book Club September’s book for discussion will be The Last Flight by Julie Clark. Patrons should call the library to reserve a copy of the book.  Bring a book title and author that you would recommend to the group for future monthly selections.  The Page Turners Book Club is open to all library card holders looking for their next great read!

Saturday, Sept 17, 10:00 am Medicare 101 Tim Burgess from Physicians Mutual, will talk about and answer questions on Medicare.

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Tuesday, Sept 20, 5:30–7:30 pm Music Jam Bring your instrument or a song to sing, or just come to listen and enjoy a casual evening of (mostly folk) music.

Tuesday, Sept 27, 4:00–7:00 pm ImpactLife Blood Drive Sign up directly at to reserve your place and time.