Adult Department Programs

Apr 27,
May 25,
Jun 29
Aug 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.
Apr 28,
May 26,
Jun 30
Aug 25
11 AM – 3 PM
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 Tuesday of the Month
1:30-3:00 PM
COLORING FOR ADULTS: Watercolors and Coloring are not just for children anymore. With our user friendly materials you can create your own art work. Join us for Wonderful Watercolors and Creative Coloring on the second Coloring sheets, colored pencils, crayons, watercolors and paintbrushes will be provided. Call 242-6322 ext. 2 to register for this program.

Apr 4   4:30pm
Apr 11 4:30pm
Apr 18 4:30pm
Apr 25 4:30pm
Computer Workshops for Adults:
Intro to Computers
Intro to
the Internet
Intro to
Basic Internet Safety

NOTE: You need to have taken an Intro to Computers workshop before you take the Intro to the Internet workshop.You need to take the Intro to Computers AND Intro to the Internet before taking the other workshops.

April 8-14
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: Once again there will be our Annual Drawing for the Library’s semi-famous Movie Night Buckets. You enter the drawing at the Circulation Desk by checking out a book or other item starting April 9th. Entries will be taken until April 15th. ONLY ONE entry per person per day please. Drawing will be held on April 21st. Only one prize per family.
April 18
2 PM
DO YOU HAVE A KINDLE FIRE AND WANT FREE BOOKS: Learn how to download free eBooks from the library with your Kindle Fire. Remember to bring your Kindle Fire. Please call 242-6322, ext. 2, to register. You will need to have an Amazon Account and a Library Card in with the C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library that is in good standing.
April 19
6:30 PM.
GETTING YOUR GARDEN READY FOR SPRING: University of Illinois Educator, Laurie George, will be presenting information on getting your vegetable garden ready for spring planting. She will cover soil health, cleaning the garden from winter damages, identifying crops that do well in cooler weather, discuss timing/planting of seeds or transplants, and how to protect your crops from frost and pests.
April 26 6:30PM THE HISTORY OF ILLINOIS: The public is invited to attend the one-hour discussion on the History of Illinois, which will be presented by Tom Emery, a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville who has earned seven awards from the Illinois State Historical Society. Larger topics such as the military, political, social, and economic history of Illinois will be covered. In addition, such specific subjects as agriculture, labor, railroads, education, diversity, coal mining, disasters, anecdotal stories, and key cities and individuals will also be discussed.
May 17
6:30 PM
CIVIL WAR MELODIES: Portraying a Civil War-era troubadour, Dan Haughey will perform songs sung by Illinois soldiers in the Civil War and situates them in their historical and cultural contexts, incorporating bittersweet reflections as well as down home humor. He will invite the audience to participate and sing along at several points. Selections include “The Battle Cry of Freedom,” “Just Before the Battle,” “Jimmy Crack Corn,” “Goober Peas,” “Dixie,” and more.
May 19
1 to 3PM.
INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY RESEARCH FOR TRUE BEGINNERS: Free Genealogy Session by Kathryn Greenwood. This two-hour session is intended for those individuals who are new to genealogy research. It will make your introduction to genealogy research easier and save you time in the long run. During the first hour you will receive several handouts and suggestions to help you get started. During the second hour you will be provided information about the genealogy resources available for you to utilize at the C. E. Brehm Memorial Library with time for you to individually browse the collection.