Book Binge: 2016
Adult Summer Reading Program
June 1 - September 1
Join us for our first summer reading program for
adults! Sign up now at the Main or Branch Library.
Pick up a reading sheet with 25 reading suggestions.
Choose 8 out of the 25, then turn in your form by
September 1 to receive a completion prize (while
supplies last) and be entered in our grand prize
drawing to win a Kindle device!
Brian "Fox" Ellis Presents:
Captain Black Jack Logan,
Civil War General
Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm
Join us at the Main Library as Ellis brings to life
this Illinois hero, who was Grant's favorite officer,
a powerful senator, and Mark Twain's favorite
Learn About Library Ebooks
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30pm
Attend a free class at the Main Library about
ebooks available through the library!
The Crossing: A Presentation From
Retired Illinois State Police Captain
Thursday, June 9, 6:30pm
Join us at the Main Library as author Ed Traylor shares
stories from his time with the Illinois State Police and
will talk about his new thriller, The Crossing. Copies
will be available for purchase.
Monday, June 13 and August 15, 11:00am
Bring a book-loving friend and join us at the Main
Library for talk and fun in a brand new group that
allows you to chat with others about what you are
reading and get recommendations from others
about what they are reading. Learn about terrific
new books at the library and take home advanced
reader copies before they are published!
Adult Coloring Club
Saturday, June 18, 10:00am-12:00pm
Coloring is no longer just for kids! Grab a
friend and join us at the Main Library to chat,
relax, be artistic without pressure, and return
to simple pleasures. Coloring sheets and
crayons are provided or you are welcome to
bring your own. Treats to share are welcome, too!
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.
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
- Online Registration - when available
- Sign-up at either library location
- Sign-up by phone:
Main Library (Five Points): 444-2241
or Sunnyland Branch (Sunnyland Plaza):
2016 Holiday Schedule
The library will be closed:
November 24 & 25
December 23, 24 & 26
December 30 (close at 1:00pm)
January 1, 2017
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.