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Program Registration

Several of our virtual and in person programs require registration. To register, simply click the links below.

Youth Programming

game guild

4 PM – 2nd and 4th Fridays starting in February

For ages 11 – 18. Do you like playing video games? Have you ever thought of making one? Join our video game development club to learn everything you need to make your own video games! Twice a month, meet through Zom to walk through game creation step by step, and get access to our game dev laptops for use inside the library, full of great game making programs for you to experiment with! Laptops provided through a grant from Project Next Generation. Space is limited.

Game Jam

January 1-31

Get ready to jam! A game jam is a challenge to make an entire video game in one month. Sign up below, or contact library staff, then get started on your adventure! Games finished and submitted by the deadline will receive a raffle entry for a game dev goodies basket. Participants in the jam will be able to sign up to use our game dev laptops at the library, provided by a grant from Project Next Generation. Questions? Email

Ida’s Explorers

4 PM – 1st & 3rd Thursdays

For ages 9-14. It’s time to get outdoors! Meet outside with library and Boone County conservation district staff at conservation areas around the county to participate in fun outdoor activities! Register to receive more information on themes and meeting places. Questions? Email

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

5:30 PM – Every other Thursday, starting December 2nd

For ages 13 and up. The hit tabletop adventure game Dungeons and Dragons continues at the library! Create a character and join a party of fellow adventurers to solve mysteries, explore dungeons, and fight bad guys. Beginners welcome! Email for more information. Space is limited.

Adult Programming

Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy book club

3:30 PM – Every first Wednesday, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2

Join this monthly book club about all things science fiction and fantasy.  Choose what you want to read from these different genres and log in to the Zoom link for lively discussion!

BYOB – Bring Your Own Book Club

6PM – Every first Thursday, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3

Join your fellow bibliophiles for a lively monthly book chat. Read whatever you like and join us on Zoom for discussion.  Zoom link provided upon registration.

ESL Conversation Book Club

3:30 PM – Every third Wednesday, Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16

Come join us for our new ESL Book Club and practice reading and speaking in English while talking with others about booksRegister online to receive your zoom link. 

Ven y únete a nosotros el miércoles 15 de septiembre de 2021, de 3:30 a 4:30 p.m. para nuestro nuevo club de lectura de ESL y practique la lectura y el habla en inglés mientras habla con otros sobre librosRegístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

ESL-Intermediate English

3:30 pm, Thursdays

Come join us for our new Intermediate ESL class on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and practice your English skills and learn new ones. Register online to receive your zoom link. 

Únase a nosotros para nuestra nueva clase de ESL intermedio los jueves de 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. y practique sus habilidades en inglés y aprenda otras nuevasRegístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

ESL-Introduction to English

3:30 pm, Tuesdays 

Join us for our new Introduction to ESL class to begin learning to read, write and speak English in the library on Tuesdays from 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. Sign up online to receive your zoom link.

Únase a nosotros para nuestra nueva clase de Introducción an ESL para comenzar a aprender a leer, escribir y hablar en inglés en la biblioteca en Martes de 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. Regístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

Healing Stones

6 PM – Tuesday, Jan 11th 

Ground yourself this winter with healing stones. Join us as we learn about crystals, the healing properties of certain stones, and how to cleanse your crystals/stones from the Green Witches at Grounded Goodwife.

Ice Fishing From A – Z

5 PM – Wednesday, Dec 15

As the temperature drops in the state of Illinois, what is there to do? Those who enjoy year round fishing may head out to favorite ice fishing locations. If you are a first-timer who wants to venture out onto the ice to participate in the sport of ice fishing, join Tod Todd in this Zoom presentation to learn everything you need to know, from equipment to safety.

Ice Fishing 2

5 PM – Wednesday, Jan 5

Now that you know the basics of ice fishing, join this second presentation with Tod Todd to learn more of the ins and outs, tips and tricks for successful ice fishing.

Organizing with Jennifer Barnes

5:30 PM – Monday, Jan 24

Want to get organized for the new year? Join us for a presentation with professional organizer Jennifer Barnes. We’ll learn about types of organizers, clutter hotspots, how to create control centers in our homes and how to maintain our homes for good.

Punch Needle Cross Stitch

3:30 PM – Wednesday, February 23

Join Belena on Zoom as she demonstrates how to cross stitch with a punch needle. Registrants will receive a cross stitch kit complete with the punch needle. Tune in on Zoom for a live demonstration.

Terror Tuesdays

6:00 PM – Tuesday, December 14, January 25, February 8, and February 15

Join local and regional horror/thriller writers as they discuss their latest books and the writing process. In December: Dekalb WNIJ radio host and author of Fiona’s Guardians, Dan Klefstad. In January, NY Times Best Seller and co-other of The Shape of Water and Trollhunters, Daniel Kraus. In February, former military intelligence officer and author of Buried in Black, J.T. Patten, and true crime port and author of Children of Chicago, Cynthia Pelayo.

Virtual Loteria

5:30 PM – Monday, January 10th

Do you like playing fun games? Do you like learning about other cultures? If so, join us for this fun game. Learn new vocabulary, meet some fun people, and maybe win some cool prizes.

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