Adult Department Programs

Date          
Event
Jan 27
6:30 PM
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Kids must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by a kid. Because of the licensing agreement, we can’t advertise what movie we will be showing. So call us at 242-6322 to find out the title. Free popcorn and bottled water. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Movie starts at 7 PM.
Jan 28
11 AM – 3 PM
GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY: There will be board games, card games, miniatures games, and role-playing games. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Feb 7
2:00-4:00 PM
KNITTING AND CROCHET WORKSHOP: (This program is not for beginners.): This workshop is for any C.E. Brehm patron who have taken beginning knitting and/or crochet classes and would like to get together and discuss the following:
*Help with reading a simple pattern
*Help with a current project
*Sharing patterns
*Sharing ideas and projects
Feb. 16
6:30 PM
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A MELODY OF HISTORY: A program by Ladrena Henderson, Makeda Jones and Carleka Spann to discuss how music offered slaves a way to communicate in code when necessary; it was also a way to boost people’s overall happiness. Still, it’s a powerful tool used to heal and unite. The program will combine song, dramatization and a touch of artistic creativity to get the audience involved
Feb. 18
Noon to 3 PM
MARDI GRAS AT THE LIBRARY: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Brehm Library. Samples of red beans and rice will be served starting at noon. Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Band will play Dixieland jazz starting at 1:30 PM. DANCING ENCOURAGED. Free masks will be available to the first 50 who attend, with free beads until we run out.
Feb 21
2 PM
DID YOU GET A KINDLE FIRE FOR CHRISTMAS? Learn how to download free eBooks from the library with your Kindle Fire. Remember to bring your Kindle Fire. This program will be repeated at 2 PM on March 7. Please call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register.
 Feb. 23
6:30 PM
BOOK TALK BY PATTY PIECZKA: A book talk and signing by local author. Patty Pieczka, who writes historical fiction and poetry, will talk about her new book, “Finding the Raven.”
Feb 24
6:30 PM
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Kids must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by a kid. Because of the licensing agreement, we can’t advertise what movie we will be showing. So call us at 242-6322 to find out the title. Free popcorn and bottled water. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Movie starts at 7 PM.
Feb 25
11 AM – 3 PM
GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY: There will be board games, card games, miniatures games, and role-playing games. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Feb 28
2 PM 
DID YOU GET A COLOR NOOK FOR CHRISTMAS? Learn how to download free eBooks from the library with your Color Nook. Remember to bring your Kindle Fire. This program will be repeated at 2 PM on March 7. Please call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register.
Mar 1 and 8
1-3 PM
CROCHET CLASS: Learn to crochet a simple scarf. This will be a Beginner’s Crocheting Class. You must attend both sessions. Patrons are required to be BML patron in good standing, must bring a crochet hook (a hook that is size H, I or J) and a skein of yarn. Due to limited space in this class, please call 242-6322 ext. 2 to register.
Mar 1 and 8
5-7 PM
BEGINNING KNITTING CLASS: Learn to knit a simple scarf. This will be a Beginner’s Knitting Class You must attend both sessions. Patrons are required to be BML patron in good standing, must bring knitting needles and a skein of yarn. Due to limited space in this class, please call 242-6322 ext. 2 to register.
Mar 2
6:30 PM
BOOK TALK BY KYLE INGRAM: A book talk and signing by local poet Kyle Ingram. He will talk about his new book “Debris of Dreams.”
Mar 7
10 AM to 2 PM
I-CASH: Find out about money the state owes you. The Illinois Treasurer’s Office will hold an I-Cash event. More than 14,000 people in Jefferson County have $2,299,524 in unclaimed property, according to the Illinois Treasurer’s Office.
Mar 7
6:30 PM
DIABETES: Dr. Mara Okshteyn will present a program on diabetes. Okshteyn is a board-certified endocrinologist with extensive experience.
Mar 15
4 PM
INTRO TO COMPUTERS:Learn the basics of using a computer. Call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register.
Mar 21
6:30 PM
WEIGHT LOSS AND BARIATRIC SURGERY: Dr. Gregory Dalencourt will talk about Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Dalencourt, is a general surgeon with specialized fellowship training in bariatric surgery.
Mar 22
4 PM
INTRO TO EMAIL: Learn the basics of email: setting up an account, sending an email and attaching files. You need to have taken the Intro to Computers workshop before you take this class. Call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register.
Mar 23
6:30 PM
HEALTHY SOILS AND COMPOSTING: A program by the University of Illinois Mater Gardener’s
Mar 24
6:30 PM
 
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Kids must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by a kid. Because of the licensing agreement, we can’t advertise what movie we will be showing. So call us at 242-6322 to find out the title. Free popcorn and bottled water. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Movie starts at 7 PM. 
Mar 25
11 AM – 3 PM
 
GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY: There will be board games, card games, miniatures games, and role-playing games. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 
Mar 27
6:30 PM
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC): A HISTORY: Author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corp. Jamerson’s program includes stories, showing a video clip from his PBS film, reading excerpts from his novel and singing original songs with his guitar. A CCC Camp opened 2 miles west of Mt Vernon in November of 1939.  The 200 men worked on dozens of farms in Jefferson County on soil erosion control projects, digging ponds, cleaning out ditches, putting out fertilizer and other work.
Mar 29
4 PM
INTRO TO SEARCHING THE INTERNET: Learn the basics of email: setting up an account, sending an email and attaching files. You need to have taken the Intro to Computers workshop before you take this class. Call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register.