This page highlights the Library's monthly programs for adults. Browse our calendar to view all adult programs, which are color-coded in dark blue.
Learn about the birds that hang out in our library's front entrance!
Join us for a presentation about the barn swallow and their habits, behaviors, and why they call the library home.
Sunday November 14, 3:00 pm
Based on Adam Selzer’s best-selling book of the same name, go far, far beyond Devil in the White City and get the real story of H.H. Holmes, one of Chicago’s most fascinating arch-villains! See illustrations from Adam’s deep research including blueprints, handwriting samples, and more! www.astonishingchicago.com
Sunday December 19, 3:00 pm
A live, narrated, fun-filled film history presentation spanning the past 80 years. Host John LeGear showcases some of the happiest and most memorable holiday moments from classic and popular films.
Join us for songs - including a show-ending sing-along- dance, and magical movie scenes from some of the most warmly embraced holiday films of all time, among them "Holiday Inn", "It's a Wonderful Life", "The Polar Express", "Going My Way," and of course, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas".
Sunday Movie Matinee Series:
Join us in the meeting room for a popular movie. Drinks and single-serve bags of popcorn will be served. (No popcorn machine.) Please register.
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
- Runtime: 97 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Director: John Krasinski
- Release Year: 2020
- Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy
Sun. Nov 21, 3pm: Nomadland - Click to register
WINNER OF 3 ACADEMY AWARDS in 2021 - (Best Movie, Best Actress, Best Director)
In the wake of the Great Recession, an aging woman who lost her livelihood begins a solo expedition through the western United States. Converting a van into her living space, she styles herself a contemporary nomad and forges unexpected connections along the way. Based on the book of the same name by Jessica Bruder.
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- Rating: R
- Director: Chloé Zhao
- Release Year: 2020
- Cast: Frances McDormand, Bob Wells, David Strathairn, Tay Strathairn, Cat Clifford
Adult Craft Kits to Go
Instructions for craft kits are listed here in case you were unable to register for the Craft program. Click on the links to open PDF files.
There are some amazing virtual events related to genealogy, science, health, and gardening going on online right now. Though we are not hosting it, we wanted to be sure you have information about the events so we have placed the information on our events calender for you to browse. Click here to see the calendar.