All Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

Event Type: Youth Events, Theater | Location: Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

Event Type: Youth Events, Theater | Location: Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to set up your iPad and use email and the Internet. You will also learn how to use apps, manage calendars, and navigate contacts. Bring your iPad to class and have an Apple ID created in advance!
Cost-$20. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events | Location:
Additional Information:
This event has two sessions - January 8 and January 15.<br /><h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to set up your iPad and use email and the Internet. You will also learn how to use apps, manage calendars, and navigate contacts. Bring your iPad to class and have an Apple ID created in advance!
Cost-$20. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events | Location:
Additional Information:
This event has two sessions - January 8 and January 15.<br /><h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Acquire a basic mastery of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course will emphasize the practice of grammar and communication skills. You will need to order a textbook prior to class -"Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way with MP3 CD" by Heywood Wald and George Thatcher.
Cost-$60. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events | Location: Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
<h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Jennifer Dotson facilitates the group, providing optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress. This is your chance to write or polish that poem, play, short story, memoir or novel.
Cost-$60. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events | Location: Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
<h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What's your story? Your life experience is the story that only you can tell. You don't have to be a polished writer to chronicle the story for all time! Examples of successful memoirs are discussed as well as techniques for organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper.
Cost-$60. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events | Location: Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
<h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You'll be singing and strumming key chords and strumming patterns. Soon you'll be strumming with your friends and will be able to teach yourself new songs off the internet. Ages 8 and older.
Cost-$40. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events, Youth Events | Location: Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
<h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You'll be singing and strumming key chords and strumming patterns. Soon you'll be strumming with your friends and will be able to teach yourself new songs off the internet. Ages 8 and older.
Cost-$40. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Event Type: Adult Events, Youth Events | Location: Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
<h2>You are not officially registered until payment is received.</h2>
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Event Type: Storytimes, Youth Events | Location: Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library
Additional Information:
This class is part of the Winter session (Jan., Feb., Mar.).