Adult Services Librarian, Pam Swanson pswanson@fossilridge.org

Book Discussions

The  Book Club meets monthly on the fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a book selected by one of the members. This group discusses a wide variety of books. Copies of the monthly book selections are available for checkout at the library. All readers are welcome to join!

5/27 The Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler

6/24 Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pilots by Brian Kilmeade

7/22 The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

8/26 The Bad Daughter by Jay Fielding

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The Cookbook Club meets monthly on the third Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Choose your favorite recipe from each month’s book and bring a sample to share at the meeting. Copies of the monthly book selections are available for checkout at the library. All readers are welcome to join!

5/21 Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites by Giada De Laurentiis

6/18 Good Housekeeping Grilling

7/16 Salads from the Good Cook Techniques and Recipes series

8/26 The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares

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The Non-Fiction Book Club meets monthly on the third Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. to discuss a book selected by one of the members. Copies of the monthly book selections are available for checkout at the library. All readers are welcome to join!

6/19 Sergeant Reckless by Robin Hutton

7/17 Heavy by Kiese Laymon

8/21 Robin by Dave Itzkoff

 

 

 

Bible Group Reading Together

Adult Programs

 

04 Jun
55 Alive Driver Safety Program
  Start:  June 4, 2019  -  End:  June 4, 2019
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6/4 & 6/5 @ 9:00am –1:00pm   Auto insurance premium discounts for participants. Registration is required. Fee:$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  
12 Jun
Herbert Trackman planetarium Bus Trip
  Start:  June 12, 2019  -  End:  June 12, 2019
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Wednesday, 6/12 @ 10:30am  In following with our summer reading theme, we will be visiting the planetarium at Joliet Junior College to experience ”The Solar System”. This show is about the sun,  planets, plutoids, dwarf planets and other objects that orbit the Sun. The presentation   is continually updated to remain current and concludes with a
19 Jun
White Elephant BINGO!
  Start:  June 19, 2019  -  End:  June 19, 2019
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Wednesdays @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm 6/19, 7/24, 8/21 Join us for an afternoon of fun!  Everyone who attends should bring a white elephant prize.  Refreshments provided. Registration required.  
19 Jun
Genealogy: Beyond the Basics
  Start:  June 19, 2019  -  End:  June 19, 2019
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Wednesday, 6/19 @ 5:30pm  Learn the latest search techniques and more. Presented by speaker and author Steve Szabados. Registration is required.
20 Jun
Museum of Science and Industry
  Start:  June 20, 2019  -  End:  June 20, 2019
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Thursday, 6/ 20 @ 8:30am – 3:30pm Take a trip to the MoSI of Chicago with the Fossil Ridge Library! $10 fee for all ages is due at registration and includes admission and transportation.
22 Jun
Blood Drive
  Start:  June 22, 2019  -  End:  June 22, 2019
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Saturday, 6/22 @ 9:00am – 1:00pm Contact the library to schedule your appointment today!  
26 Jun
Wood Sign and Pallet Paint and Sip
  Start:  June 26, 2019  -  End:  June 26, 2019
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Wednesday, 6/26 @ 6:00pm  Looking for a fun night out? Join our workshop and create your own unique wood sign! We provide all the materials and show  you how to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. BYOB, must  be 21 or older to attend. Registration is required
29 Jun
Embroidery in Color
  Start:  June 29, 2019  -  End:  June 29, 2019
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Saturdays, 6/29 & 7/6 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm  Try this new take on a timeless craft. If you can trace, color and thread a needle, you can create beautiful art. Registration is required.  
06 Jul
Embroidery in Color
  Start:  July 6, 2019  -  End:  July 6, 2019
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Saturdays, 6/29 & 7/6 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm  Try this new take on a timeless craft. If you can trace,color and thread a needle, you can create beautiful art. Registration is required.  
10 Jul
Pour D’art
  Start:  July 10, 2019  -  End:  July 10, 2019
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Wednesday, 7/10 @ 6:00pm  Try this new artistic trend. Create a unique abstract canvas with this poured paint technique! Registration is required.
13 Jul
Sugar Creek Arts Festival
  Start:  July 13, 2019  -  End:  July 13, 2019
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Saturday, 7/13 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm  Art and craft vendors from across the country display their talents and at one of the most popular festivals in the Midwest. This street fest in Uptown Normal, is filled with great booths, music, and the finest festival food. All ages welcome. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
17 Jul
Summer Reading Finale – Out of This World Desserts with Chef Brandy
  Start:  July 17, 2019  -  End:  July 17, 2019
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Wednesday, 7/17 @ 6:00pm   Enjoy an evening sampling refreshing summer desserts. Adults that complete one summer reading log will receive a ticket to attend this event.
19 Jul
Apollo 11 Movie
  Start:  July 19, 2019  -  End:  July 19, 2019
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Friday, 7/19 @ 1:00pm  Join us in celebrating  the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Experience this astounding cinematic film featuring never-before-seen footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. All ages welcome. Registration is required.
24 Jul
White Elephant BINGO!
  Start:  July 24, 2019  -  End:  July 24, 2019
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Wednesdays @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm 6/19, 7/24, 8/21 Join us for an afternoon of fun!  Everyone who attends should bring a white elephant prize.  Refreshments provided.  Registration required.  
31 Jul
Six Flags Great America
  Start:  July 31, 2019  -  End:  July 31, 2019
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Wednesday, July 31st 8:00am – 10:30pm  Ages 10 and up suggested.  Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $50 per person includes admission and coach bus transportation. Payment is due at registration.  
14 Aug
Sunflower Deco Mesh Wreath
  Start:  August 14, 2019  -  End:  August 14, 2019
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Wednesday, 8/14 @ 6:00pm Make your own summer-to-fall wreath that will brighten up your front door and welcome your guests. Registration is required.    
21 Aug
White Elephant BINGO!
  Start:  August 21, 2019  -  End:  August 21, 2019
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Wednesdays @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm 6/19, 7/24, 8/21 Join us for an afternoon of fun!  Everyone who attends should bring a white elephant prize.  Refreshments provided. Registration required.  

Lastest Events

 
Children’s Summer Reading Rev Up – Join us as we introduce you to this years summer reading theme ,a universe of stories. The Unique Twist Balloon Artist will be here for a performance that is not your average balloon show. All ages welcome, registration is required.
6/4 & 6/5 @ 9:00am –1:00pm   Auto insurance premium discounts for participants. Registration is required. Fee:$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  
Mondays,  6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8 – Grades 4 – 8 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Grades 1 – 3 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm  This instructor-led program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Registration is required, 20 children max. per session.  
Bring the whole family to the library to enjoy a movie, popcorn, and refreshments. No Registration is required. All movies will begin at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, 6/12 @ 10:30am  In following with our summer reading theme, we will be visiting the planetarium at Joliet Junior College to experience ”The Solar System”. This show is about the sun,  planets, plutoids, dwarf planets and other objects that orbit the Sun. The presentation   is continually updated to remain current and concludes with a
Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required.