Experience Something New

It’s the perfect time to expand your horizons!

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Virtual Reality Showcase
Saturday, December 3 | 1–3 pm
Saturday, February 4 | 1–3 pm

Virtual reality can be used for education, research, and fun! Experience impossible scenarios, or be immersed in your favorite game. You can fly a plane or visit a new country.

Experience revolutionary 3D gaming for yourself! Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.


For Adults

Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Tuesday, January 24 | 7–8:30 pm

Halotherapy is the process of breathing vaporized pure salt deep into your lungs, while relaxing in what feels like a natural salt cave environment.

Tavoos Salt Spa in Glen Ellyn will share the benefits of halotherapy for the respiratory system and how it can boost your immune system. Reserve your spot.

Download the Library: Movies, Magazines, Music and More
Wednesday, February 8 | 7–8:30 pm

Find out how to use Hoopla, OverDrive, Zinio, Freegal and other online resources while at home or on-the-go with your library card. Reserve your spot.

Whiskey and Words: An After-Hours Special Event
Friday, February 10 | 7:30–10 pm

Fred Minnick with a glass of whiskey.

Did you know that all bourbons are whiskey but not all whiskeys are bourbon? Join us for a spirited author event with whiskey expert Fred Minnick as we celebrate whiskey and words!

Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick will guide you through the history of bourbon in America and the differences to note when tasting whiskey. A selection of Minnick’s books will be available for sale and signing, including his newest book Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey. Learn more about Fred Minnick at fredminnick.com.

This after-hours special event will feature KOVAL Whiskey provided by beverage distributor, Crafty, along with whiskey inspired appetizers from Stuart McLuckie of OMG! Brunch & Boutique.

Your $35 ticket includes entry to the event, whiskey tastings, food pairings, and a souvenir Glencairn whiskey glass. No one under 21 will be admitted, and a valid photo ID will be required for entry. Designated driver tickets will be available for $15 and include entry to the event, nonalcoholic beverages and food pairings. Tickets are available at whiskeyandwords.eventbrite.com.

The James Bond Phenomenon
Tuesday, February 21 | 7–8:30 pm

Author of six original 007 novels, Raymond Benson discusses all things Bond, James Bond. Delve into the history of the fictional British Secret Service agent and his creator Ian Fleming and discuss the impact of the books and movies on pop culture. Benson’s books will be available for sale and signing. Reserve your spot.

For Kids

I Survived!
Thursday, December 22 | 11 am–Noon

See if you have what it takes to be one of author Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived characters. Build a tower that can withstand a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, use your wit to escape an F5 tornado, and make a mini hurricane to take home. For grades 4-5.

The Middle’s Got Talent
Wednesday, January 11 | 7–8 pm

Do you like to sing, dance or tell jokes? Show everyone your passion by signing up to participate in this talent show. Family and friends are invited to watch the performances. For grades 6-8. Reserve your spot in the talent show.

The World of Amulet
Monday, January 23 | 4–5 pm

Are you ready to enter the world of Amulet, the graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi?

Create your own amulet, draw your own comic, write letters to your favorite Amulet characters, and take a picture in the sky. There’s even a rocky treat to take home. For grades 4-5. Reserve your spot.

Murder Mystery: Killer Comics
Monday, February 13 | 4:30–6 pm

Join the ultimate whodunit mystery from the traveling theatre company, The Mystery Shop! Enjoy light snacks while solving the mystery in “Killer Comics.” For grades 6-8. Reserve your spot.

Roller Kids: Middle School Meet-Up at Lombard Roller Rink
Tuesday, February 28 | 5–6:30 pm
201 W. 22nd Street, Lombard

Discuss Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl and learn a few derby moves from the DuPage Derby Dames. Pizza will be served. For boys and girls in grades 6-8. Reserve your spot.