Adult Activities

2020 Census - Everyone Counts!
Census Day - Wednesday, April 1

Make sure Illinois is represented and funded for the next 10 years by accurately filling out your 2020 Census form. Everyone, regardless of age or citizenship, counts! For every person not counted, Illinois loses around $15,000 in federal funding. Beginning in mid-March every household will receive an invitation to fill out the 2020 Census. You can fill out the census online, by telephone, or on a paper form by mail. Don't have Internet access or a computer at home? Need help navigating the online form? Come to the library and let us help. 

Habit & Hope: Dolley Madison
Thursday, April 16 6:00-7:00

Professional performer Debra Ann Miller will portray the first First Lady of the United States, Dolley Madison, wife of our fourth President, James Madison. Dolley will charm you with her hospitality and tales of her youth and time in the White House. This free program will include a Q&A period. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

Chevron Bracelet/Anklet Class (RR)
Wednesday, April 29 6:00-8:00
Ages 10 & Up

Create a one of a kind bracelet or anklet with leather, jumprings, and assorted beads with help from jewelry artisan, Teresa Kodatt of Pumpkin Glass Studio in Peoria. All supplies included with registration fee. 

Summer Reading Registration Kickoff
Thursday, April 30 3:00-7:00

Get ready to Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover this summer! Explore a variety of earth moving equipment at our outdoor Digger Petting Zoo, make a craft, enter to win prizes, pick up a calendar, and register for all the upcoming fun. 

Reel Talk
Second Monday of each month 6:00-7:00
Do you love watching movies and talking about them with others? Join our movie discussion club! Similar to a book club, each month club members will watch a movie at home and then come to the library to talk about it. Order a copy of the movie of the month at the Circulation Desk. Next month's movie (Wind River) will be distributed at the meeting. Can't attend this meeting? Stop by the circulation desk and pick up next month's movie!

Brimfield Book Club
Fourth Tuesday of each month 1:00-2:00
Join us in the library's Maker Space every fourth Tuesday* to discuss the book of the month.  Several copies of this months book (The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea) are available at the circulation desk for check out. New members always welcome! 

Mah Jongg Club
Mondays 1:00-3:00

Come play this ancient Chinese, tile-based game. All skill levels welcome. If you have a Mah Jongg set, please bring it along. 

Yoga at the Library
Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00pm
Reduce your stress while toning and stretching with yoga instructor Nancy Shallenberger. Appropriate for all fitness levels.  Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing, and bring a yoga mat. Cost is $4.00 per class. No registration is required. 

Tai Chi at the Library
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm
Come learn the art of tai chi with instructor Hong Ji. Hong Ji has over 20 years experience teaching traditional Chinese tai chi in China and the United States. Tai chi helps manage stress, emotional anxieties, and physical conditions. This class will be for beginners and will provide a brief summary of the art of tai chi and its benefits. Cost is $4.00 per class. No registration is required. 

Help with Computers, Tablets and eReaders
Not sure how to use our free apps on your new tablet? Have questions about word processing, email, or printing? Curious about our 3D printer? Stop by the Circulation Desk, call the library, or click the following link for one-on-one assistance with a librarian.  Contact library staff to set up an appointment

Web Links of Interest
For Mystery Lovers -  Cozy-Mystery.com
Book Reviews - Library Journal
Book Lists - New York Times Bestsellers
Illinois Legal Forms
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GED Prep
Career Tools

Learn World Languages
Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service