Adult & Family Events

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

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winter reading challenge December 2020 to January 2021. Sign up at the library or follow the link to beanstack
Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge! Visit or pick up a paper log at the library.
Banner reading "Coming Spring of 2021." Lab Girl book cover, and logos for NEA Big Read, Chillicothe Public Library, USDA, Chillicothe Park District, Friends of Rocky Glen, Peoria Park District, Trees Forever, Unity Point Health Unity Place, National Alliance on Mental Health, and Blue Ridge Community Farm.
Our second NEA Big Read is just around the corner! More info here.
The Long Shadow — Virtual Screening & Live Director Q&A. Find out more and register for the Q&A event at
Sliced loaf of festive holiday bread with fruit in it. Text reads "Submit a recipe for our community cookbook!"
Submit a recipe for our Community Cookbook at or download a printable form.

Recurring Events

Book Clubs

Books+Tea @ the Library

An eclectic book club for adults that meets on fourth Mondays @ 6:30 pm.

Panel Discussions (currently on hiatus)

A graphic novel book club that explores stories told through the combination of words and visual art. Ages 16-adult.

Banned Book Club (currently on hiatus)

Banned Book Club celebrates freedom from censorship by reading and discussing controversial titles that have been banned from some schools and libraries.

Blood Drives

Chillicothe Public Library hosts blood drives with both the Red Cross and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. See the drive schedule 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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