Events Calendar

Aug
24
Sat
Bad Art Morning
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bad Art Morning @ Washington District Library - Main Branch

Get creative with our left over art supplies ans create something truly wild

All ages; no registration

Aug
27
Tue
Library LEGO Club
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library LEGO Club @ Washington District Library - Main Branch

Use library-supplied LEGOs to build original creations that will be displayed for one month!

Ages 5+; no registration.

Your Secret Chef: Great Garden Goodness
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Your Secret Chef: Great Garden Goodness @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Personal chef Bill More demonstrates a full menu designed to highlight that fresh summer produce.

Registration required – limited to the first 25 signed up.  Registration opens Monday, July 1st.  Call 309-444-2241 to register.

NOTE: This event was rescheduled from July 31st.

Aug
28
Wed
Knowing the DNA Hand You’re Dealt
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Knowing the DNA Hand You're Dealt @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Genealogist Carol Genung presents this introduction to DNA testing and genetic genealogy.  Learn what DNA is, the differences in the testing companies, and the beginning steps of what to do with your results.

Aug
29
Thu
Electronic Resources – In & Out of the Library
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Electronic Resources - In & Out of the Library @ Washington District Library - Main Library

The library has tons of great resources to make your life better – ebooks, Consumer Reports, Ancestry and more!  Come to learn about them, plus free resources we recommend.

Aug
30
Fri
Genealogy Meetup
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm
Genealogy Meetup @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Share your recent genealogical finds with others!  Get help using Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources to explore your family’s history.  Light refreshments provided.

Sep
2
Mon
Library Closed
Sep 2 all-day
Library Closed

Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Labor Day.

Sep
5
Thu
STEAM Power: Bubblegum
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Power: Bubblegum @ Washington District Library - Sunnyland Branch

Join us on the first Thursday of the month to make a new STEAM-powered project! This month’s project is making bubblegum.

Ages 3+; no registration required

Sep
9
Mon
Book Chatters
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Chatters @ Washington District Library - Main Library

What are you reading?  Discuss your latest reads, get recommendations and learn about upcoming and recently released titles.  Take home an exciting new book before its official publication!  Light refreshments provided.

Make-It Monday: Buttons
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make-It Monday: Buttons @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Put your maker skills to work with a new project every month. September’s project is button making! Learn to use button making software and the library’s button machine.

Ages 8-12; no registration required