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NEW: Two ways to attend virtual programs

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Attend virtual programs from the comfort of your home on your own computer or device: register using the link provided in the program description.
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View live streamed programs in person at the library: reserve your seat by calling 309-274-2719. (In most cases, you will still have the opportunity to submit questions and comments through the library facilitator.)

COVID Safety at Library Programs

• For indoor programs, all attendees over the age of two are required to wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status).
• For outdoor programs, attendees over the age of two must wear a mask when within 6’ of people outside of their immediate household.

Standalone Events

Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Winter Reading 2021-22
December 1-January 31

Join Chilli Bear on a winter reading adventure for all ages, birth through adult.

An Evening with Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Wed., Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

This bestselling and award-winning author discusses her newest book and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Jan 27-29

Prove your puzzle prowess by competing in our first-ever puzzle tournament, in honor of National Puzzle Day! Call 309-274-2719 to sign up for a time slot. More info

Concert: Sarah & The Underground
Sat., Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm

Sarah & The Underground are an established, independent trio that call beautiful Peoria, IL their headquarters. Their “SoulFolk with a twist of Jazz” sound is best described as a big sip of warm, dark whiskey for the ears. Register at or call 309-274-2719. More info

Book Paper Roses Workshop
Thur., Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm

Treat your special someone—or yourself—to a unique bouquet of handmade, repurposed book paper roses. Adults & teens. Register by February 8 at or call 309-274-2719. More info

An Evening with Jasmine Guillory
Wed., Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a lively evening with one of romance’s brightest new voices, bestselling author Jasmine Guillory, as she discusses her newest novel, “While We Were Dating,” and the modern rom-com. Click here to register for the Zoom link, or click here to reserve your seat to view the live stream at the library. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

Book Speed Dating
Thur., Feb 17 @ 5:45 pm

Looking for your next good read? Come meet some prime candidates, with no pressure to carry on if it’s not the right fit. You’ll have a few minutes to meet each book, and at the end of the evening, you can decide if there is one (or more!) you’d like to get to know better. Adults & teens. Register at or call 309-274-2719. More info

Seed Swap
Tue., Feb 22 @ 4-6 pm

Bring your heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to share with your neighbors, and find new treasures for your garden! Register at or call 309-274-2719. More info

Scrap It!
Wed., Feb 23 @ 4:30-7:30 pm

Want to get out of the house and work on your scrapbooking projects in the company of other scrappers? Drop in and use our fun scissors, punches, rubber stamps, and Cricut. Adults & teens. Register at or call 309-274-2719. More info

Winter Astronomy Hike
Thur., Feb 24 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Join a Peoria Park District naturalist for a short hike around Tawny Oaks prairie and learn about some winter constellations. Please register by Feb 23: visit call 309-274-2719. More info

Adult Game Night
Wed., Mar 9 @ 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. Register at or call 309-274-2719. More info

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.

Panel Discussions

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

Just Us Reading

Dive deeper into some of the social justice issues facing our communities. Meets 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.

Have a specific program or technology you want to learn?  Let us know by sending us an email at

Blood Drives

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