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Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Small Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
SHIP counseling is back in person! Get free one-on-one counseling on Medicare or Medicare Supplements with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Picture Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Ages birth–5 years (not yet in kindergarten). Twice a month, you’ll get hand-selected picture books, a list of songs and ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Registration required. Masks are required for all attendees. Join actress Megan Wells as she portrays Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and the telling of “a dark and stormy night.” Written more than 200 years ago when Shelley was 19 years old...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Advanced Excel

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Classes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Masks are required for all attendees. Practice your learned skills and take them to the next level with macros! Registration required and open to Helen Plum Library cardholders. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Club meeting is still meeting virtually! Join us for the October meeting where we’ll be discussing The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom.&nbs...

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Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Registered event for grades 6–12. Please join us for Teen Advisory Board to talk about a display in the teen area and get some ideas for future activities! Bring ideas about what you would like to see offered for teens at Helen Plum.   ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Drop-in make at home craft for children.  We’ll supply you with everything you need to make a silly, spooky craft at home. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Small Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
SHIP counseling is back in person! Get free one-on-one counseling on Medicare or Medicare Supplements with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Genealogy Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Registration required. Masks are required for all attendees. Our genealogy roundtable discussion is back live and in person! You’re invited to share your research findings, hear success stories from other members, and seek solutions to b...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Join us for the October meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with in...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Early Reader Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades K-2.  Celebrate learning how to read with our Early Reader Book Bag! Each bag will feature a selection of ear...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 3-5.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Youth Book Bags! Each bag will feature hand...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

High School Book Bag

All Day
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Grades 9-12 Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Subscription Bags! Each bag will feature preselected books based on the genre for the month, along with various goodies. Return the books in 6 weeks and keep the goodies! No...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 6-8.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Youth Book Bags! Each bag will feature hand...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Small Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
SHIP counseling is back in person! Get free one-on-one counseling on Medicare or Medicare Supplements with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Library Lounge

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us for the November meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice.  All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructio...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Picture Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Ages birth–5 years (not yet in kindergarten). Twice a month, you’ll get hand-selected picture books, a list of songs and ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Senior Socials, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70

Zoom Webinar

As an attendee at this webinar, you will be in ‘view and listen only’ mode, so you will not be seen or heard. The presenter will have video and audio, and there will be a chat function where attendees can type questions or comments.

Event Details:
Uncover surprising facts about the outspoken actress and view film samples from her impressive 66-year career. Also included is a discussion focusing on today’s actresses who are following in the footsteps of the Hepburn legacy. All you'll need is...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...