Computer Class – Finding Your Next Read

Looking for a good book to read this summer? This class will look at one of our online databases, NoveList, to help you explore what to read next. We will also look at free online resources such as Goodreads and Fantastic Fiction to get ideas for new books and new authors you might enjoy.

Join us Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Writers’ Group

52c6908d02dea1285aa96e6df8d8cd50-quotes-about-writing-writer-quotesOur Writers’ Group meets to discuss writing, review pieces, keep in community of other writers, and support each other in our writing journeys. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member’s pieces, writing exercises, and discussion.

Our next meeting will be on May 23 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please email for more information.

Computer Class – The Cloud

Have you heard of the Cloud, but you’re not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it? Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be.

Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.



Author Talk & Signing with Margaret Honnold

The Cloisonne Heart by Margaret Maggie Honnold

Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., Margaret Honnold will speak about her book, The Cloisonne Heart, in which she shares her experiences as a caregiver to her late husband, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. The role of a caretaker is extremely valuable and incredibly difficult. Her book tells her story as well as gives inspiration and encouragement to those in a caretaker role. Copies of her book will be available to purchase  and have signed after her presentation.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body


Michelle Ramlow, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will share about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement to build a healthy brain and body. Learn how you can incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This presentation is presented by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.


Computer Class – Intermediate Excel


Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. we will be looking at and using  commonly accessed formulas and functions as well as work with tables in Excel. Basic knowledge of Excel is required.

Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night

Booktalk and Signing on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night book cover

Enjoy fascinating stories from the popular book Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night: A
Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois
, as presented by authors Ray and Pam Bruzan. A recent Illinois Times book review recommended, “If you live in Springfield or another town nearby, you should pick up this book.” Meet the authors as they share stories and
photographs of individuals who lived and created the history of Central Illinois. A book sale and signing will follow their presentation.


Taste Buds Cookbook Club

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Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Taste Buds Cookbook Club on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m.! The theme will be appetizers.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.