*Protect What You’ve Worked For on Monday, April 3 from 6:45 to 7:45 pm

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Whether approaching retirement or recently retired, this program will share strategies designed to help guard your most valuable assets and protect your pre- and post-retirement income. Discusses the impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, and inflation on your financial resources.
*To reserve your seat, please call us at 309-243-5716.

*College Admissions 101 on Monday, April 10 from 6:45 to 7:45

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Early application…E​arly decision…SAT subject tests. The college admissions process is complicated. This seminar examines trends in college admissions and helps demystify the process.
Presented by Deb Clay of College Knowledge.
Designed for high school sophomores & juniors and their parents.
***Registration requested.  To reserve your seat, please call the library at 309-243-5716.

Wellmobile on Monday, April 17 from 8 to 10:30 am

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Drop in for a cholesterol screen (requires an 8-12 hour fast), blood pressure check, and spirometry (lung function) test. No registration. Free.

*Positive Thinking…When Life Gives Us Lemons on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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Positive thinking is powerful! It can help turn a difficult situation into one that’s manageable — and sometimes even enjoyable. Learn how to look on the bright side and bring more happiness, connection, and gratitude to your life.
*Registration requested. Please call the library at 309-243-5716 to reserve your seat.

Rigid Heddle Weaving Rabble @ Your Library

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Meets from 11am to 1pm on the 4th Thursday of every month (usually) after all we are a rabble!
Bring your rigid heddle loom, wind a warp, work on a project. If you don’t know what all of this means, join us and we’ll show you how we creatively use up our yarn stash. Open format.

*DoodleTime on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

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Do you like doodling? Remember making curly q’s in the margin of your notebook during high school English class? Join us to learn some new doodle designs!
Bring a Micron 01 type pen or ultra fine point Sharpie marker. We’ll provide the paper.
*Registration requested. Please call the library at (309)243-5716 to reserve your spot.

*AARP Driver Safety Class on Wednesday & Thursday, April 6 & 7 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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This 2-day program covers defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws & rules of the road. Teaches how to deal with aggressive drivers, reduce traffic violations, and more! There are no tests…just sign up and learn!

Materials fee collected first day of class…$15 AARP members; $20 nonmembers.

***Registration required.  To reserve your seat, please call the library at 309-243-5716.

*Identify Your Career Path on Tuesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

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Career-Choices

Thinking about changing careers? Take the online Highlands Ability Battery test on your own at home (cost $120 for the 3 hour test).

In a group setting at the library, on your laptop or ipad** go over your profile of natural abilities and learn how they fit into career paths that are right for you!

*Registration required by March 31. Must take the Highlands Ability Battery test by April 5 to attend this program. Call the library at (309) 243-5716 to reserve your spot.

**Please let us know if you will need to use a library laptop to view your results…limited quantities available.

Mental @erobics @ Your Library

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Smart-Brain-Games

Thursdays @ 1 pm before chair yoga @ 2 — come to one or both!

Time to stretch YOUR grey matter! Play a variety of brain games to stimulate your mind AND have fun!

Our brain exercise time together is approximately 45 min.

CACTUS Club @ Your Library

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Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club

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Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style).

Our next meeting will be on April 7!

Our challenge (if you choose to participate) is to create something with leprechauns or a Celtic theme!

We provide the tables…you bring your unfinished projects to work on. Meet others to share ideas & learn new techniques!

Hope you can join us. Bring a friend!