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celebrate black history month text superimposed on Pan-African FlagMonday, February 15th at 7:00pm

Through the talents of actress Cynthia Maddox we experience the rich histories of five famous African American women. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and meet America'’s first Black poet, relive the Boston Massacre through the eyes of Crispus Attucks'’ wife, reflect with Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, and rejoice with Pulitzer prize winner and Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. Learn more...

Coloring Club for Adults
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Thursday, February 18th
continues each third Thursday of the month
7:00 — 8:00pm

Think coloring is just for kids? Not anymore! Become a part of the worldwide phenomenon of adults coloring for fun, enjoyment, creativity, mindfulness, and stress relief.
Our Coloring Club for Adults is a wonderful atmosphere to color, relax, and chat.
Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Monday Morning @ the Library

Once a month we're hosting some of your favorite presenters and highlighting topics that will enrich, enlighten and entertain you.
Monday, February 29th at 11:00am

  • Topic: Henry Ford and His Model T
  • Historian Jim Weren returns to present a fascinating and entertaining study of American folk hero Henry Ford and his once ubiquitous Model T.

Next Events

February 12th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.
February 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades: 4-5We meet once a month for fun activities and games. Our theme this month is "Pinterest"-ing Picks!
February 13th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Ages: 3–8 years and parent Enjoy stories and songs in Arabic featuring children’s favorites.

Talking Points

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This introspective librarian often looks to literature to find the words that come closest to capturing the ineffable parts of human existence. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to hit the books in search of mankind’s most beautiful, flattering self-portrait— our capacity to love?

So you’ve seen The Force Awakens (maybe more than once) but still got that Star Wars itch? Fear not, for in a library not far far away, a whole new set of Star Wars adventures is waiting to be explored.


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Oscar Fever Contest

You could win a movie gift basket!


  • Fill out a ballot with your Oscar predictions between February 1st and February 27th
  • Ballots also available at the Adult Reference Desk and online
  • Contest open to adults age 18 and over
  • Turn ballot in at the Adult Reference Desk no later than 5pm on Saturday, February 27th
  • Watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28th
  • We'll choose the winner randomly from those submissions with the most correct answers
  • Winner contacted on Tuesday, March 1stOnline Ballot