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Find recordings from many of our past virtual programs on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Due to the “Medium” COVID community level in our area, masks are recommended in indoor public settings, including when attending in-person library programs.

Standalone Events

Cooking around the World: Finland
Thur., October 13 @ 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.

Be Red Cross Ready: First Aid & CPR Training
Saturday, October 15 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

This is a training for adults, provided by the Red Cross. Individuals who pass the final skills assessment will receive a certification via email after the course is complete. Class size is limited: register at or call 309-274-2719.

What the Tech?! Computer Skills Made Simple
Multiple dates, beginning October 19

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.

Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois
Thur., October 20 @ 6:30 pm

Learn some of the lesser known history of Native Americans in this region, including contemporary issues impacting the Native American community and how to become a good ally. The presentation will wrap up with an interactive conversation about how the public learns about and sees Native Americans. Presented in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. RSVP appreciated: click here or call 309-274-2719.

Adult Game Night
Tue., Nov 1 @ 5-7:30 pm

Hang out with friends, meet new ones, and play board games! Bring your own game or borrow one from the library’s extensive collection. Ages 18 & up. More info

Recurring Events

Book Clubs

Click on a club name or thumbnail to learn more.

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.

Panel Discussions

Explore stories told through the combination of words and visual art. Ages 16-adult. Meets first 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.

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.