Adult & Family Events

COVID Safety at Library Programs

• For indoor programs, all attendees over the age of two are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing (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.

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The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation
October 13 @ 7:00 pm

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Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN), Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).

An Evening with Dave Kindred
October 26 @ 6:30 pm

Register for this interactive virtual event at Award-winning author and sportswriter Dave Kindred will talk with attendees and answer questions about his experiences in journalism and his newest book, Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather’s Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction.

Author in the Spotlight: Chris Bohjalian
October 27 @ 6:30 pm

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Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release, The Hour of the Witch.
Have a question for Chris? Email your question to Questions will be addressed during the program as time allows.
Co-sponsored by Palos Heights Public Library and a consortium of other Illinois libraries.

Author in the Spotlight: Q&A with Sam Quinones
November 15 @ 6:30 pm

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Los Angeles-based freelance journalist Sam Quinones will discuss his new book and answer questions. Quinones is author of four books of narrative nonfiction, including “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic” (2015). His latest book is “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth,” in which he chronicles the emergence of a drug-trafficking world producing massive supplies of dope cheaper and deadlier than ever, marketing to the population of addicts created by the nation’s opioid epidemic, as the backdrop to tales of Americans’ quiet attempts to recover community through simple acts of helping the vulnerable.

Recurring Events

Book Clubs

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Books+Tea @ the Library

An eclectic book club for adults that meets on fourth Mondays 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 9:00 am.

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.

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Blood Drives

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