Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes, and programs at Chillicothe Public Library District! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Jun. 12 (Updated 4.17.24)
For a complete listing of library programs, please visit our Event Calendar.

Global Languages Storytime, Tuesdays @ 11:30 am. 
Ages 0-5. Learn new languages with the library! In eacah storytime we will explore languages from around the globe. Language learners of all levels welcome!

Youth Creativity Club, Tuesdays @ 3:45 pm. Ages 8-18. Join us to dive into the FUNdamentals of creativity, with different topics each week!

Spanish Conversation Café, Wednesdays @ 3:45 pm. Adult/all ages. Practice your Spanish skills in casual conversation with other learners and native speakers. Speakers of all levels are welcome.

Music & Movement Storytime, Thursdays & Fridays @ 10 am. Ages 0-5. Explore music and movement as cornerstones of early literacy! Experiment together with songs, dances, nad stories to develop foundational music, motor, literacy, and communication skills.

English Conversation Café, Thursdays @ 3:45 pm. Adult. Practice your English skills in casual conversation with other learners. Speakers of all levels and any native language are welcome.

LEGO Club, Thursdays @ 3:45 pm. All ages. Bring your friends and your imagination! We provide the LEGOS. New members always welcome.
What the Tech?! Prin
Wednesday, May 22, 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Computers
Learn about printing at the library from a public computer, your phone, or home.
What the Tech?! Prin
Wednesday, May 22, 1 pm - 2 pm
Location: Computers
Learn about printing at the library from a public computer, your phone, or home.
Bobcat History & Eco
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm
Learn about bobcat history, ecology, and research past and present, as well as recent recolonization of bobcats in northern Illinois. Presenter Ellen Audia is a PhD student at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, studying bobcats in the north-central part of Illinois—including here in the Chillicothe area!
Tech & Tacos: TikTok
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 pm
More people than ever are getting their news and information from short-form video platforms like TikTok and YouTube Shorts. Amid concerns about misinformation and potential government intervention, some news companies are finding big audiences in these digital spaces. Join Bradley professor Dr. Cory Barker to learn more about the news world’s shift to vertical video and how this modern presentation of news can effectively inform citizens.
Tacos served, courtesy of sponsor Taco Bell. Register to request your favorite filling!
Oil Pastel Basics
Wednesday, May 29, 11 am - 12 pm
Capture the vibrant colors of the season with oil pastels! Learn the basics of using this medium, and be prepared to get a little messy.
Dr. Temple Grandin:
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 7:00 pm
Location: Online
Register for the link at bit.ly/ILP_TempleGrandin
Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. In addition, her research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide. Her memoir was published in 1986, and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 
ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com
What the Tech?! Crea
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Computers
Explore the free Got Resume Builder tool and get familiar with the sections of a resume.
What the Tech?! Crea
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 1 pm - 2 pm
Location: Computers
Explore the free Got Resume Builder tool and get familiar with the sections of a resume.
Cooking around the W
Thursday, Jun. 13, 6:00 pm
Expand your horizons—and your palate—as you learn about Colombian culture and cuisine, and sample some recipes!
Visit cpldcooking.weebly.com for recipes and photos from past programs.
Books & Brew
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 pm
Location: Study Room
Join us to discuss books while enjoying the company of other readers and your favorite brew (we'll provide tea, coffee, and assorted adult bevs). More info at www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/books-brew.
 
What the Tech?! Crea
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computers
Compile your resume and explore formatting and publishing options.
What the Tech?! Crea
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: Computers
Compile your resume and explore formatting and publishing options.
Recycled Paper Notep
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finally, a use for all that junk mail and loose scratch paper! Make your own nifty, custom notepads to reduce waste and keep those scraps tidy and useful! Materials provided, but you're invited to bring your own scrap paper (blank on one side) and cardstock or cereal box-weight cardboard.
What the Tech?! eLib
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Public Meeting Room
Learn how to use the library’s eBook and video streaming platforms, and discover what they have to offer. 
What the Tech?! eLib
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 1 pm - 2 pm
Location: Public Meeting Room
Learn how to use the library’s eBook and video streaming platforms, and discover what they have to offer. 
Interactive Movie Ev
Thursday, Jul. 11, 1:00 pm
Pleas register here for a prop kit!
(2012, PG, 1h 35m) In a land where real vegetation is rare, a young boy seeks to impress his pretty neighbor by getting a tree. But in the process, he encounters the Lorax, a cantankerous yet endearing creature intent on preserving the forest.
Books & Brew
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:30 pm
Location: Study Room
Join us to discuss books while enjoying the company of other readers and your favorite brew (we'll provide tea, coffee, and assorted adult bevs). More info at www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/books-brew.
 
What the Tech?! Comp
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computers
Learn how to navigate Windows 10, open and close applications, resize and move windows, and more.
What the Tech?! Comp
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: Computers
Learn how to navigate Windows 10, open and close applications, resize and move windows, and more.
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