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Adult Events & Programs

Book Binge, Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 1 - September 1
Register to receive your checklist of 25 types of books
for you to explore between June 1 and September 1.
Choose just 8 of the suggestions to complete then
turn in your form to win a completion prize and be
entered into a grand prize drawing. If EVERYONE
in your household registers for summer reading
this year, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing for a
special family prize!

Your Secret Chef:
Fast, Fresh, Fun Summer Fare

Thursday, July 27, 6:30pm
Personal chef Bill More returns to the Main Library with
fabulous recipes packed with seasonal produce that
are perfect for summer barbecue and patio parties.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Call or stop by
the Main Library to register.

Genealogy Meetup
Fridays: July 28, & August 25 at 2:30pm
Share your recent genealogical finds with others! Get
help using Ancestry Library Edition and other library
resources to explore your family's history at the Main
Library. Light refreshments provided.

AARP Driver's Safety Class
Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2
9:30am - 1:30pm
Washington's Main Library is hosting the popular
AARP Smart Driver Course. Registration is required.
Participants must attend both days in order to complete
the course. Call or stop by the library to sign up. FULL

Book Chatters
Monday, August 7, 11:00-12:00
Our Book Chatters group discusses books we've
been reading and favorites we've enjoyed! Come to
the Main Library to learn about terrific authors and
newly released or upcoming titles, and enter for a
chance to take home an exciting new book before
its official publication! Light refreshments provided.

New! Monthly Knit Night
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30pm
Knit night is for all skill levels -- or let us teach you how!
Bring your yarn for a laid back evening of conversation,
tips, and encouragement.

Resume Assistance at the Branch Library
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm
Bring a copy of your resume in paper or electronic
format to the Branch Library and get tips for revisions.
Call the Branch Library to pre-register.

Drop-In eBook Assistance
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00-3:00pm
Friday, August 18, 10:00-11:00am

Come to the Main Library for help with ebooks and

Midday Movies at 11:00am
at the Branch Library

Monday, August 21: The Shack (2017) PG-13

Autumn Landscape Care
Thursday, August 24, 6:30pm
Join Illinois Master Gardner Kathy McLaughlin at the
Main Library to learn how to care for home gardens in
the fall.

Game Time
Thursday, August 31, at 6:00pm
Drop in at the Main Library for a fun evening of board and
card games with a welcoming group. A variety of games
will be available, based on attendance and interest.

Registration Options (when required):
NOTE: Registrations are limited; on a first-come
basis. If a program / event registration is full when
we receive your submission, we will contact you.

Registration is not required unless indicated.
Online registration is not available unless
otherwise indicated.

  1. Online Registration - when available
  2. Sign-up at either library location
  3. Sign-up by phone:
    Main Library (Five Points): 444-2241
    or Sunnyland Branch (Sunnyland Plaza):

2017 Holiday Schedule

The library will be closed:

January 2
February 20
May 29
July 4
September 4
November 23 & 24
December 25 & 26
December 29 (close at 1:00pm)

Available At The Library:

Ancestry Library Edition is
available at your library!

Discover your family history with the
world's largest genealogy website.
To view Ancestry using the link above
you must be at the Main Library inside
Five Points or the Branch Library
in Washington Plaza.

We’re extremely pleased to announce
that we are now offering ReferenceUSA®,
a powerful online research tool from
Infogroup®! ReferenceUSA provides
library cardholders instant, real-time
access to accurate, in-depth information
on 17 million U.S. businesses and 210
million U.S. residents. It is very easy to
navigate, so even computer novices will
feel at ease searching ReferenceUSA.
For use outside of the library, log on with
your Washington District Library card

Historical Society Case
Stop by and see the Washington Historical
Society display at the Main Library. Thanks
to donations given in memory of Marguerite
and Gary Lucas, a display case has been
purchased by the Historical Society
and placed at the Main Library to show
treasures from the Society’s collection.

Library Book Club
The library's book club for adults meets
once a month, August - May, at 6:30pm.
Contact Erin at the Main Library
(444-2241) for more information.