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Adult Events & Programs

FoWL Fall Book Sale
October 20-25 during library hours
The Friends of Washington Library Fall Book sale will be
held Oct. 20 thru noon on Oct. 25 at the Main Library with
a free FoWL member preview (or $5.00 at the door for
non-members) on October 19 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Morning Movie at the Branch Library
Monday, October 22, 10:00am
Join us to watch Book Club (2018, PG-13). Popcorn provided!

Wednesday Walks
October 24 & 31 at 11:00am
Let's get moving! We will meet at the Main Library and set
out for a walk on the trail. In case of bad weather, we will
walk on the track at Five Points Washington. Participants
can set their own pace and distance. Bottled water will
be provided. Wednesday Walks will continue thru Nov. 7.

Genealogy Meetup
Friday, October 26, 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.

Star Wars Read Day
Saturday, October 27, 11:00am-2:00pm
Intergalactic fun for all ages! Enjoy robotics demonstrations,
Star Wars video games on the projection screen, snacks,
crafts, a live podcast recording and other activities. Be
sure to check out the morning activities at Washington
Community High School. They will have a live podcast
recording with Coffee with Kenobi, storytime, a book sale
and more! Wear your Star Wars costumes to the high
school for a costume contest -- the winner will be announced
at the library in the afternoon.

Knit Night
Thursday, November 1, 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.

Hope for the Holidays: How to Organize
(and Stay Sane) During This Busy Season

Sunday, November 4, 2:00pm
Do you find yourself dreading the holiday season? Join
Professional Organizer Kate Varness at the Main Library
for practical checklists and planning tools to reduce the
stress and bring back the joy of the season. Learn to
simplify gift-giving and decorating; streamline your holiday
card mailing; create memorable and meaningful holiday
traditions; plan a great holiday party; and find storage
solutions for your holiday treasures.

Wednesday Walks
November 7 at 11:00am
Meet at the Main Library for this last walk and set out on the
trail. In case of bad weather, we will walk on the track at Five
Points Washington. Participants can set their own pace and
distance. Bottled water will be provided.

WDL Book Club
Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm
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. Join otherbook
lovers to discuss books you choose.

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.

NEW! Museum Pass
Thanks to sponsorship from the Peoria
Riverfront Museum’s Visionary Society,
Washington District Library cardholders
can now borrow a pass to the Peoria
Riverfront Museum! Call or stop by the
library to find out how!

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.