Events Calendar

Aug
27
Tue
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
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.

Sep
11
Wed
Immigrant Ancestors: They Didn’t Just Come In Ships
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Immigrant Ancestors: They Didn’t Just Come In Ships @ Washington District Library

In this course from Kim Mullins of the Joyful Genealogist, we will discuss what is needed when searching for immigration papers and what to do when you can’t find the documents you are looking for. This course will provide you with information regarding foreign ports of departure, historical background, strategies for researching immigrants and their origins and how to document an ancestor’s immigration.

Sep
12
Thu
WDL Book Club
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm
WDL Book Club @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Discuss a book selected on a monthly basis.  Contact Erin at 309-444-2241 for more details.

Sep
15
Sun
Family Movie Matinee
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Movie Matinee @ Washington District Library - Main Library

Come in to enjoy a movie with the whole family! Popcorn provided.

September Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Sep
16
Mon
Morning Movie – Tolkien
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am
Morning Movie - Tolkien @ Washington District Library - Sunnyland Branch

Come enjoy Tolkien (2019) on our big screen!  This movie is rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be provided.