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.


Writers’ Group

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email for more information or to be added to the group’s email list.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. where two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

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Game Night

Looking for a fun new game to learn in time for holiday gatherings? Well, you’re in luck! Join us for Game Nights the first Wednesday of every month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The library has many fun games we would love to teach you because nothing brings a family
together more than some friendly competition.

Join us Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the complex nature of our games, Game Nights are for ages 10 and up only.

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Writers’ Group

Our 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 November 15 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This meeting has been moved up a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please email for more information.

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