Adult Programs

The Library hosts one adult program per month (excluding June, July, and August).  Topics and time frames vary, but in the recent past we have covered healthy eating through the grocery aisles, organizing tips, and couponing.

Most programs are free and open to the public; please call (483-2713) or email ( the library for additional information or to register.  Space may be limited. Registration is optional in most cases, although it may be required, as noted.


Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night booktalk and signing – Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.
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.

Alzheimer’s Association presents: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body – Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.
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.

Author Talk and Signing with Margaret Honnold – Wednesday, May 9, 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.

Free Hearing Screening – Wednesday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
An audiologist from Smith Hearing Technologies will be at the library to give free hearing screenings. Registration is required, please call the library at 217-483-2713 to sign up for a time slot.