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Adult Events & Programs

Registration Open for AARP
Smart Driver Course

Sign up began on February 26 for the AARP Smart
Driver Course that will be held at the Main Library on
April 26 & 27 from 9:30am-1:30pm.

Writing Workshop
Tuesday, March 20, 6:00pm
This event has been cancelled.

One-on-One Tech Help
Wednesday, March 21, 2:00-3:00pm (MAIN Library)
Friday, March 23, 10:00-11:00am (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.

Genealogy Meetup
Friday, March 23, 2:30pm
Share your recent genealogical finds with others! Get help
using Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources
to explore your family's history at the Main Library. Light
refreshments provided.

Friends of Washington Library Spring Book Sale
Donations Accepted April 2 - April 14
Donations of used books, DVDs & CDs in good condition
will be accepted at the Main and Branch Library starting
April 2 and ending on April 14. Please no textbooks,
magazines, encyclopedias, puzzles, or VHS tapes. The
book sale will be held at the Main Library on April 21 thru
April 25, with a F.o.W.L. member preview or $5.00 paid
at the door on Friday, April 20.

Book Chatters
Monday, April 2, 11:00-12:00
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.

Knit Night
Tuesday, April 3, 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!

Spoon River Anthology - Living History
Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm
Paddy & Jon Lynn and Patti Ecker present a musical
adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' portrait of Illinois life.
Event is recommended for ages 14 and up.

Friends of Washington Library
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30pm
The Friends of Washington Library (FoWL) will meet at the
Main Library. FoWL members assist with special events,
sponsor book sales, underwrite youth and adult programs,
replace worn popular books and volunteer to help with
special projects in the library. New members are always

One-on-One Tech Help
Monday, April 16, 9:00-10:00am (BRANCH Library)
Wednesday, April 18, 2:00-3:00pm (MAIN Library)
Friday, April 20, 10:00-11:00am (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.

Writing Workshop
Tuesday, April 17, 6:00pm
Writers of all experience levels are invited to bring to the
Main Library their latest projects for feedback in a
supportive environment. We will open with writing exercises
and games, followed by a workshop-format discussion.

Morning Movie at the Branch Library
Monday, April 23, 10:00am
Enjoy the movie Murder on the Orient Express (2017, PG-13)
Popcorn provided!

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):

2018 Holiday Schedule

The library will be closed:

January 1
February 19
May 28
July 4
September 3
November 22 & 23
December 24 & 25
December 31 (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.