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Adult Events & Programs

Midday Movie at the Branch Library
Monday, November 20, 11:00am
Come enjoy the recently released film The Glass Castle (2017)
(PG-13) at the Sunnyland Branch! Popcorn provided.

Holiday Movie
Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm
Come to the Main Library to watch the holiday classic
Home Alone (PG) on our big screen. Popcorn provided.

Book Chatters
Monday, December 4, 11:00am-12:00pm
Our Book Chatters group discusses books we've
been reading and favorites we've enjoyed! Come to
the Main Library to learn about terrific authors and
newly released or upcoming titles, and enter for a
chance to take home an exciting new book before
its official publication! Light refreshments provided.

Introduction to Digital Library
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Learn how to check out library ebooks and audiobooks on
your smartphone, tablet, ereader, or computer. Alliance
Digital Media Library and eRead Illinois offer a wide range
of titles for all ages! No registration required. Bring your
library card and a device if possible.

Craftstravaganza! Holiday Gift Edition
Thursday, December 7, 6:00pm
Pre-register for this fun event for adults. Supplies and
instructions will be provided for three projects. Space is
limited to 20 participants.

Knit Night
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30pm
Bring your latest project for a laidback evening of
conversation and yarn work at the Main Library. All
skill levels welcome - staff will be on hand to offer
tips and encouragement. Don't knit? We'll be happy
to help you get started!

One-on-One Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:00-11:00am (MAIN Library)
Monday, Dec. 18, 9:00-10:00am (BRANCH Library)
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2:00-3:00pm (MAIN Library)
Would you like assistance with ebooks, email, social
media,, your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
computer? Stop in for help! Questions answered on a
first-come, first-served basis.

Holiday Movie at the Branch Library
Monday, December 18, 11:00am
Come to the Branch Library to watch The Shop Around
the Corner
(1940 - not rated). Popcorn provided.

Cookie Exchange
Wednesday, December 20, 6:30pm
Bring 3 dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to the
Main Library. We'll sip hot cocoa and take home a
delicious assortment!

Registration Options (when required):
NOTE: Registrations are limited; on a first-come
basis. If a program / event registration is full when
we receive your submission, we will contact you.

Registration is not required unless indicated.
Online registration is not available unless
otherwise indicated.

  1. Online Registration - when available
  2. Sign-up at either library location
  3. Sign-up by phone:
    Main Library (Five Points): 444-2241
    or Sunnyland Branch (Sunnyland Plaza):

2017 Holiday Schedule

The library will be closed:

January 2
February 20
May 29
July 4
September 4
November 23 & 24
December 25 & 26
December 29 (close at 1:00pm)

Available At The Library:

Ancestry Library Edition is
available at your library!

Discover your family history with the
world's largest genealogy website.
To view Ancestry using the link above
you must be at the Main Library inside
Five Points or the Branch Library
in Washington Plaza.

We’re extremely pleased to announce
that we are now offering ReferenceUSA®,
a powerful online research tool from
Infogroup®! ReferenceUSA provides
library cardholders instant, real-time
access to accurate, in-depth information
on 17 million U.S. businesses and 210
million U.S. residents. It is very easy to
navigate, so even computer novices will
feel at ease searching ReferenceUSA.
For use outside of the library, log on with
your Washington District Library card

Historical Society Case
Stop by and see the Washington Historical
Society display at the Main Library. Thanks
to donations given in memory of Marguerite
and Gary Lucas, a display case has been
purchased by the Historical Society
and placed at the Main Library to show
treasures from the Society’s collection.

Library Book Club
The library's book club for adults meets
once a month, August - May, at 6:30pm.
Contact Erin at the Main Library
(444-2241) for more information.