Adult Activities

Adult Programs
(NR)= No Registration Required   (RR)= Registration Required

Summer Reading 2023: Find Your Voice!
Find Your Voice Through Music with Dr. Franklin Larey (NR)

Monday, June 5 6:00 
Join us in the library activity room for an evening with Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music director, Dr. Frnaklin Larey.

Dr. Larey is an internationally esteemed concert pianist & prominent music scholar. Thru his expertise in music, he will inspire us to grow & deepen our enthusiasm in the field, while he showcases his musical skills & gift us with his knowledge of the art.

This program is open to those 18+. No registration is required. 

Hugo: An Elvis Tribute Concert (NR)
Friday, June 21 6:30-7:30
Join us in the library activity room for an Elvis Tribute Concert. Hugo will entertain the crown with many of Elvis' top hits. This is a free event open to all ages. No registration is required. 

Classic Film Friday (NR)
Friday, June 16 1:00 - King Creole (1958)
Friday, July 21 1:00 - Stand By Me (1986)

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, refreshments, and comfortable seating.

PTSD Awareness and Wellness Program (NR)
Tuesday, June 27 6:30 
An informative session on PTSD Awareness presented by Sam Schubach of OSF Strive Trauma Recovery. No registration is required for this event. Open to those 18+.

Exploring Pollinators (NR)
Tuesday, July 18 3:00-5:00 
Informative session on pollinators with the U of I Extension Office. This program is open to all ages and no prior registration is required. 

Dementia Alzheimer's Awareness (NR)
Wednesday, July 19 6:00 
Join us for an informative presentation on Dementia and Alzheimer's awareness with Jennifer Smidt. 

Watercolor Painting Adult Craft Nite with Kathy Sherman (RR)
Monday, July 24 6:30
Join us in the library activity room for another fun adult craft nite. Kathy Sherman will be leading a watercolor painting. Registration is required for this event. To register, email or call 309-446-9575.

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. 

Mahjong Club
Every Other Thursday 9:00-12:00
June 1st, 15th, 29th
July 13th, 27th

Come play a classic Chinese game of stategy, skill, and summation, Beginners welcome. Call the library for meeting dates and more information. 

Book Club
4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:00pm
Tuesday, June 27 1:00 - Discussing "The Life She Was Given" by Ellen Marie Wiseman 
Tuesday, July 25 1:00 - Discussing "We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter

Join us for book club on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:00. New members are always welcome! Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of this months book.

Social Justice Book Club 
Tuesday, June 13 1:00 - Discussing "The Premonition" by Michael Lewis
Tuesday, July 11 1:00 - Discussing "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto
Tuesday, August 8 1:00 - T.B.D. 

Looking to read and discuss books about social justice issues impacting our society? Join our new book club hosted at the Brimfield Public Library. On the second Tuesday of each month, members will meet at the library for a discussion and select the following months book. Grab your copy of the book at the circulation desk. 

Some of the topics this book club will cover include: human rights, hunger, sexual orientation, peace, food availablity and safety, diversity, health care, racisim, poverty, ageism, civil rights, mental health, environmental justice, labor laws, etc. 

Online Services:

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. 

Digital Bookshelf
Browse items on our digital bookshelves! On these digital shelves you can click the link to take you to the item in our online catalog. From there, you can see if the item is available and place it on hold.

Celebrating Pride Month

Books to Movies 

April is National Poetry Month

Celebrating Black Authors - Fiction Titles

Cooking & Baking

Holiday New Items

New Adult Non-Fiction Items

Self-Care Titles

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 email Abby ( to set up a time to meet one-on-one with a staff member. 

Web Links of Interest
BPLs Digital Resources
Flipster Digital Magazines
Peoria Journal Star
America's News
NoveList Plus
New York Times Bestsellers
Learn World Languages
Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service
Online DMV Practice Test