Adult Department Programs

MONTHLY PROGRAMS
DATE EVENT
Jan 26,
Feb 23,
Mar 23
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 27,
Feb 24,
Mar 24
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.
1st Tuesday of the Month
2-4 PM
Rip and Stichers Knitting and Crochet: Patrons who have taken a beginning class of crochet and/or knitting are welcome. Patrons who know how to crochet and a knit are also welcome. This group is not for beginners. Patrons must have a C.E Brehm Adult card in good standing. We will meet the first Tuesday of every month (no meetings when holiday falls on this day). Patrons are not required to attend every meeting. Registration is required. Patron must sign up each month to attend.

We discuss the following: help with reading a simple pattern (crochet and/or knit), help with a current project, sharing patterns and ideas.

2nd Wednesday of the Month
2-3 PM

COLORING FOR ADULTS: Coloring has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in adults, as well as being a fun activity. These are not your childhood coloring books, they are more elaborate and interesting. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Call 242-6322 ext. 2 to register for this program.

Mar 7   4:30pm
Mar 14 4:30pm
Mar 21 4:30pm
Mar 23 4:30pm
Computer Workshops for Adults:
Intro to Computers
Intro to
the Internet
Intro to
email
Using Facebook

NOTE: You need to take the Intro to Computers AND Intro to the Internet before taking the other workshops.

GENERAL PROGRAMS
DATE EVENT
Jan 24
6:30 PM
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) WORKSHOP : Staff from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to help you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You need to bring:
Most recent income tax information
Drivers Licenses or State IDs
Information on Date of Birth, Social Security Numbers
Information on Marriage Status (with dates of any changes) for both parents and students (where applicable)

Resident aliens will also need to bring their immigration papers and ID numbers

Feb 6
6:30 PM
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA: Looking for Scholarships and Grants? Do you have questions about the college-going process? Staff from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to help you.
Feb 10
Noon to
3:00 PM
MARDI GRAS AT THE 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
2:00 PM
LEARN TO USE A KINDLE FIRE TO DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY: Learn how to download free eBooks from the library with your Kindle Fire. Remember to bring your Kindle Fire and Library Card. Please call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register. You will need to have an Amazon account and bring that information with you.
Feb 28
and
Mar 14
2 PM
DID YOU GET A COLOR NOOK FOR CHRISTMAS? Learn how to download free eBooks from the library with your Color Nook in a class Feb. 28 at 2 PM. Remember to bring your Color Nook. This program will be repeated at 2 PM on March 14. Please call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register. You will need to have a Barnes and Noble account and bring that information with you.
Mar 1
6:30 PM
A SHAPE IN TIME AND SPACE: TRACKING THE NECKED DISCOID GRAVE MARKER Author Michael McNerney will present a program on his book “A Shape in Time and Space: Tracking the Necked Discoid Grave Marker”. These strange Grave Stones can be found throughout southern Illinois and Indiana, as well as in parts of Kentucky.
Mar 15
2 PM
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND STROKES: A health program presented by personnel form Peterson Healthcare.
Mar 15
6:30 PM
BOOK TALK BY RUSTY WATSON: On March 15th Rusty Watson will give a book talk on her new book Journey Through the Half-Door. This book is a love story and will propels you from the warm experience of the cherished love of family and young love to weaving new friendships in a strange new world. It is the story of her Great-grandmothers’ life, a courageous and proud ”Irish Bridget”.
Mar 20 & 27
1 to 3 PM
CROCHET CLASS: Learn to crochet a simple scarf during the Beginner’s Crocheting Classes on March 20th and 27th. 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 20 & 27
5 to 7 PM
KNITTING CLASS: Learn to knit a simple scarf during the Beginner’s Knitting Classes. 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 27
6:30 PM
MAIN STREET, ILLINOIS: John Lynn will present his popular program, MAIN STREET, ILLINOIS. This show will present 30 years of his on-going photography of all 2400 towns in Illinois. It will be an engaging and entertaining celebration of both the commonplace and unique in our Illinois towns.