"In Memory of Our Dear One: Victorian
Mourning" a program by The Tea Ladies Inc.
at the Main Library
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's
Assassination, this audience participation program
with music and props focuses on Victorian funeral
customs, as well as mourning customs, fashion,
jewelry, and photography. Learn about Lincoln's
funeral train, his hearse, and how Springfield
prepared to bring him home for internment.
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.
Friends of Washington Library
The purpose of our Friends group is to promote
the Washington District Library, stimulate public
support and provide volunteer services. With only
3 meetings per year, it's fun to join FoWL! Pick up
a membership form at the library and attend their
next meeting on Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30pm
at the Main Library. Click on the following link
for more information: F.o.W.L.
Books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition will
again be accepted at the Main Library from
September 28 through October 17, 2015, for
the F.o.W.L. Fall Book Sale. Textbooks and
encyclopedias will not be accepted. The sale will
take place at the Main Library October 23-28.
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.
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):
2015 Holiday Schedule
The library will be closed:
November 26 & 27
December 24 & 25
December 31 (close at 1:00pm)
January 1, 2016
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