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Standalone Events

What the Tech?! Computer Skills Made Simple
New to using a computer or want to build more confidence? Check out these FREE classes! Topics include Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email Basics, and Cybersecurity Basics. Click here to learn more and register or call 309-274-2719. Made possible by the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T.

Lola and the Tree of Life: Meet the Author & Illustrator
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 5:30 pm

Meet Susan Reising and Missy Shepler, author and illustrator of Lola and the Tree of Life, a new book that introduces children ages 4-8 to the circle of life. In this family-friendly event, they’ll read from their book, answer questions about its themes and their writing process, and facilitate a leafy craft for all ages. RSVP appreciated.

Social Dance Class: Latin
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:30 pm

Learn some Latin dance styles in this free class with dance instructor Jon Young. Ages 16 & up. Singles and couples welcome. Sponsored by Young Dance Inc. RSVP appreciated.

Navalny: movie screening & discussion
Wed., Apr 26 @ 5:15 (movie), 7:00 (discussion)
Join Angela Weck of Peoria Area World Affairs Council to watch and discuss the new Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, which follows Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny through his political rise, attempted assassination, and search to uncover the truth. Details and registration.

Film streaming also available April 14-28. Register for the link at

Movie: Women Talking
Mon., Apr 24 @ 12 pm

Rated PG-13, 104 min. Popcorn served; feel free to bring your own snack or sack lunch.

Secrets of the Puzzle Master: A Conversation with Will Shortz
Tue., Apr 25 @ 7 pm

Will Shortz, the editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, and the world’s only academically accredited puzzle master, discusses crossword puzzles. Register for the Zoom link at, or come to the library for a watch party. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.

Cooking around the World: Eating Local in Spring
Thur., May 11 @ 6 pm

Expand your horizons—and your palate! Click here to register or call 309-274-2719. Visit for recipes and photos from past programs.

Recurring Events

Book Clubs

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Books+Tea @ the Library

An eclectic book club for adults that meets on third Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

Curiosity & Cheesecake

Fascinating true stories about our world, its people, creatures, history, science, and more. Meets last Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

Super Secret Graphic Novel Club

Come talk about comics & graphic novels in a secret location at the library not normally open to the public! Ages 16-adult. Meets last Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

Guilt-Free Book Club

Chat about whatever you’re currently reading, and share recommendations. Meets at Shore Acres on second Tuesdays at 12:00 pm.

Let’s Taco ’bout It

Life is complex and many-layered, kind of like a taco. Chew on some of the issues facing our world on second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

A Taste of History Culinary Book Club

An online discussion co-hosted by Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, meeting four times a year on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

Other Recurring Programs

Movies @ the Library

Check out our upcoming movie showings here!

Cooking Around the World

Cooking around the World features the cuisine and culture of a different country or region every month. Join us as we expand our palates and our horizons!

eResources 101

Get one-on-one help learning to download eBooks and use the library’s online resources for your tablet or smartphone. Call Seth at 309-247-2719 or email to make an appointment.

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Blood Drives

Chillicothe Public Library hosts blood drives with both the Red Cross and ImpactLife. See the drive schedule here.