Join us on Fridays at 11 at our South Branch for Elevensies—tea, treats and conversation. Discuss the happenings of the day, bring a craft to work on, hang out with your library friends! No registration required.
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am for a stroll through Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. We'll meet in front of the Nature Center!
Are you a writer, an aspiring writer, or just interested in the process of writing? Join the Adult Writers Group for monthly prompts, tips, discussion, and peer review. All levels of experience are welcome! Our meetings are currently a hybrid of in-person and virtual. Remote writers will login from home through Zoom to the live meeting. If you have any questions, please email Julie Wilson, email@example.com.
Join us via Zoom for this monthly virtual book club for adults. Our selection for October will be Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. You will be sent a link for the Zoom meeting two days before book club meeting. Please indicate on the sign-up your preferred book pick-up location. Please add a note in the registration if you don't need a copy of the book. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Saturday Book Club for adults will focus on different genres throughout the year and meets the second Saturday morning each month at the Goshen Library. October's genre will be Thrillers and our selection is The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf. You can pick up a copy of the book at your preferred branch. Please add a note to your registration if you don't need a copy of the book. If you have any questions please email Brian at email@example.com. Coffee & snacks provided.
Calling all crafty adults! Join us each Thursday at the LaGrange Library to learn a new project and meet library friends. All skill levels are welcomed. Hosted by Tammy
Join us for outdoor spooky movie Thursdays at the Goshen Branch during the month of October. Bring your own snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a PG rated spooky movie on a big screen under the stars! Film will start promptly at 6:30pm at the back of the Goshen Library.
Thursday, October 6 is Scooby Doo
Thursday, October 13 is The Addams Family (animated version)
Thursday, October 20 is Hotel Transylvania
Thursday, October 27 is Hocus Pocus
Join us for a spook-tacular evening of fall fun for all ages!
Come in costume and enjoy free activities, games, and snacks. Free! No sign-up needed.
Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off Activities:
Bring your kiddos to enjoy small-scale trick-or-treating in a safe, sectioned-off portion of our parking lot.
Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Got a knack for pumpkin painting? Enter this all-age contest!
Bring your own pumpkin to the LaGrange Library on October 21 from 10:00am – 5:00pm to decorate it like your favorite book character or create at home and drop off by 5:00pm. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off and voted on by patrons. Painting and decorating only please, no carving.
A classic carnival game meets delicious Dough Baby donuts—what a perfect pairing!
Pumpkins and candy and leaves oh my! What will your kiddo choose as a festive fall face paint?
Join us in The Workshop for Kahoot-style trivia for all ages. Show what you know about Halloween, pumpkins, and scary movies!
Gather round our fireplace to enjoy crafts for artists big and small!
Grab a fall family portrait at our DIY photo booth!
Tonight's menu includes an outdoor s'mores station and warm bevarage station featuring hot chocolate and hot apple cider!
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
We need enthusiastic teens to help out during the Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off!
October 21, 3–5pm Help decorate the library van for our Trunk-or-Treat! Sign up here!
October 21, 6–8pm Sign up for a one hour shift to help hand out books at our Trunk-or-Treat! Sign up here!
Join us as we tackle some fun, eccentric craft projects inspired by pop culture on the second Tuesday evening of the month.
October's project will be Candy Corn Art created by using buttons and burlap, once finished it will be a great addition to your fall decor.
All ages welcome, but geared more for folks aged 13 and up. If you plan to bring any children with you, please note that in the "Notes/Comments" section. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be using hot glue guns for this craft.
If you have any questions please direct them to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are hosting our very first cupcake decorating challenge!
This event is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
We will have three divisions: children, teens & adult and certificates will be awarded to the winner of each division, plus a few special awards for creativity.
You will have 45 minutes to decorate your cupcake however you like with the decorations we will have on hand. Pre-planning your design is totally fine, but everyone must use the decorations provided and will not be permitted to use anything brought from home. Decorating will begin promptly at 6pm, so plan on arriving a few minutes early to get your supplies and get set up. Decorating will end for everyone at 645pm, at which time all cupcakes will be put on display and participants will be asked to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced at 7:15pm, afterwards everyone will be able to take their cupcake home with them, if they like.
We will be doing part of this event outside, so it is weather dependent. If it rains, we will plan on doing it the next Wednesday, October 19th and if it is chilly, be sure to bundle up!
For allergies: we will not be eating the cupcakes as part of this event (of course you can eat your own after the judging if you like), but we will be utilizing pre-made cupcakes with gluten and some of the decorations were made in facilities that also process peanuts.
We are very grateful to Q & A Sweet Treats for donating the cupcakes for this event. They are located at 211 N 1st Avenue in LaGrange and online at www.qasweettreats.com
This morning book club for adults meets one Friday each month. The October selection is 'Mary Coin' by Marisa Silver. A copy of the book may be picked up at your preferred branch. Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
We will have a bag set up for each individual with 3 ingredients at the front desk with your name on it. Out of the 3 ingredients you will add your own ingredients to make a delicious dish and bring it on October 12th @12:00 pm to share with everyone. We will have a special guest show us how and what they made.
This class will be held on the second Wednesday of each month.
This is a Must read and a great discussion for any book club.
The Woman in Cabin 10 follows Lo Blacklock, a journalist, as she takes a job on for her boss to report on a new luxury yacht cruise. Right from the start she's having issues because of home life problems and sea sickness… and the sound of a woman being thrown overboard.
You can pick your copy up at Lagrange Register @ www.oldhampl.org
Pick up your free Spice Kit to participate in a monthly cooking adventure. October's spice is Rosemary. Join us October 17th from 6-7 pm to chat about your cooking experience and taste other's creations.