Adult Activities

A Fireside Chat with NY Times Bestselling Author John Sandford (RR)
Wednesday, April 14 7:00 on Zoom

A Fireside Chat with John Sandford will be hosted on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00 PM. 

John Sandford is the author of twenty-nine Prey novels; four Kidd novels; twelve Virgil Flowers novels; three YA novels co-authored with his wife, Michele Cook, and three other books. The next book in his Prey series, Ocean Prey, will be released on April 13th so this is great timing! G.P. Putnam's Sons is thrilled to publish this latest installment.

This will be an online Zoom Webinar. To register, please let the Morrison and Mary Wiley Library know your name,email address, and that you are a Brimfield library patron by April 13th. You may email it to them at or call the Morrison and Mary Wiley Library at 309-742-2431. Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Once they are gone, they are gone. Thank you!

Pressed Flower Craft (RR)
Friday, April 30 6:30-7:30

Celebrate spring by creating art with pressed flowers. Limited to 12 participants. Contact Tina for cost and more information.

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's with Temple Grandin (RR)
Thursday, May 27 30 6:00-7:30

Temple Grandin, PhD, is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin addresses the real issues of autism that parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. She offers helpful dos and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her insider perspective and a great deal of research. Register for this online event on zoom

Yoga at the Library
Thursdays 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. Masks will be required and social distancing spacing will be enforced. 

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. Masks will be required and social distancing spacing will be enforced. 

Flipster E-Magazines:
Looking to browse a magazine? Check out our new service, Flipster. Login with your library card number to read digital copies of Allrecipes, Consumer Reports, Food & Travel Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Real Simple. 

Looking for a new book to read?  Check NoveList! To access NoveList, enter your library card number when prompted. 

Curbside Pickup:
Curbside pickup is available during library hours. Items are placed outside, in a paper bag labeled with the patron's name, near our Curbside Pick Up Sign by the main library entrance. To request items, you may call us at 309-446-9575.

Digital Bookshelf:
Browse our new items on our digital bookshelves! View book covers with clickable links to our catalog, where you can see if it is available and place holds. 

April is National Poetry Month

Celebrating Black Authors - Fiction Titles

Cooking & Baking

Holiday New Items

New Adult Non-Fiction Items

Self-Care Titles

Digging Deeper Into Genealogy Video Series
Check out our video series hosted by Angie Sneeringer that will be featured during the Adult Summer Reading program. Feel free to subscribe to the playlist on YouTube so that you can see additional videos as they are posted in the coming weeks. A treasure hunt awaits you!

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
Flipster Digital Magazines
NoveList Plus
Library Journal
New York Times Bestsellers
Illinois Legal Forms
mall Business Resources
GED Prep
Career Tools

Learn World Languages
Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service
Online DMV Practice Test