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Adult Events & Programs

Craftstravaganza!: Holiday Gift Edition
Thursday, November 29, 6:00pm
Adults, let's make some holiday gifts! Supplies and
instruction will be provided for three projects. Participants
can complete as many or as few as they wish. Registration
is required and limited to the first 20 registered.

Book Chatters
Monday, December 3, 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 take home an exciting new book
before its official publication! Light refreshments provided.

Your Secret Chef: Simple Everyday Meals
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm
The presentation originally scheduled on Thursday,
November 15, has been moved to December 4.
Personal chef Bill More returns to the Main Library to
present on easy meals, perfect for the busy days
leading up to the holidays. Registration is required
and limited to 25 participants.

Introduction to Internet Safety and Privacy
Thursday, December 6, 10:00-11:00am
Come to the Main Library to learn about strategies to
protect yourself, computer, and privacy online.

Knit Night
Tuesday, December 6, 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!

WDL Book Club
Thursday, December 13, 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.

The Essential Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 15, 2:00pm
Join William Pack at the Main Library as he performs a
reading of A Christmas Carol enhanced with a magic
lantern slide show popular during Dickens' lifetime. Includes
Q&A related to the curious origins of the story. Appropriate
for all ages.

Morning Movie at the Branch Library
Monday, December 17, 10:00am
Enjoy the recently released film The Man Who Invented
(PG, 2017). Popcorn provided.

One-on-One Tech Help
Monday, Dec. 17, 9:00-10:00am (Branch Library)
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2:00-3:00pm (Main Library)
Friday, Dec. 21, 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.

Spirits of Christmas
Thursday, December 20, 6:30pm
Join author Sylvia Shults at the Main Library as she presents
on the dark side of the holidays -- Yuletide spirits, holiday
horrors and Christmas catastrophes.

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.