Special Programs


Fitness 101

‘Tis the season to get fit! We’re partnering wiht Pearce Community Center to bring you a series of free programs so you can learn more about fitness and try out a vareity of exercise styles. All programs are free and will take place at the library. Please bring a water bottle and dress for movement.


Fitness & Nutrition | Wednesday, November 1 @ 6:30 pm

Rocky & Megan will introduce you to the basics of getting fit and making healthy choices to fuel your body.

Yoga | Monday, November 6 @ 2 pm

Bill & Ruth are your guides to relax, strengthen, and become more flexible.

Silver Sneakers | Wednesday, November 8 @ 10 am

Seniors move to the music with Karen and get fit with chair-based exercises.

Boot Camp | Wednesday, November 15 @ 6 pm

Rob leads you through an energetic and challenging cross training-style workout.

BBQ Kitten Improv

Thur., Nov. 9 @ 6:30 pm

BBQ Kitten is Bradley University’s premier improv troupe. These outstanding goofballs love to have fun and make people laugh, so come out and enjoy the show! (Show is rated PG-13-ish.)

Just Brew It.

Explore a variety of brewed beverages and learn how to brew your own at home! Please join us for any – or all – of these programs. Register by calling 309-274-2719.

Monday, October 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Herb farmer Teresa Brockman will guide us through the process behind a perfect cup of herbal tea – from growing and preparing the herbs to mixing tea blends, to brewing the tea itself. A variety of tea from Teresa’s Sunny Lane Farm will be available for purchase.

Teresa Brockman has a very small, but very diverse fruit and herb farm in Eureka, IL, where she grows over 20 kinds of fruit and more than 40 varieties of cooking and tea herbs. She also grows and sells plant starts in the spring, including over 40 kinds of herb starts.

Tuesday, November 7 @ 6:30 pm

Join the coffee gurus of [CxT] Roasting Company to explore coffee from its origins to your cup. Learn about different qualities and flavors of coffee, tips on buying beans, and various methods to brew a great-tasting cup. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample some coffee — you’re invited to bring your favorite mug!
Registration requested; call 274-2719.


Thursday, November 16 @ 6 – 7:30 pm

*Ages 21 & up

Learn the basics of how beer is made, explore different beer styles, get an intro to sensory training, and sample a few brews. Each participant will take home a tasting glass, coaster, and sticker pack. Hosted by White Oak Brewing. Ages 21 & up. Please register: call 274-2719.


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