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Upcoming Events

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Mon, Feb 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with some fun indoor games and crafts! Wear comfortable clothing as we will be active.
Registration is now closed

Program Room
Mon, Feb 19, 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Baking can be complicated...or SUPER easy. Learn some cozy no-bake and microwave-only recipes that you can make with five ingredients or less!

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games, like Settlers of Catan or Exploding Kittens. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Program Room
Tue, Feb 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Program Room
Tue, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to use advanced features of MS Word 2016 to create professional looking documents. Topics include templates, tables, clip art, and other formatting features.

Conference Room
Tue, Feb 20, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

Wed, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us at the Chilled Palette for an evening of fun while you create your own painting! Beverages will be available for purchase if you wish.
This event is full

Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present some of the well-known and not-so-well-known images and science from the last 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope's mission.

Program Room
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Guild is facilitating a showing of the DVD, "Saving Vincent."

Program Room
Thu, Feb 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Meeting Room
Thu, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Do you have 8mm film, slides, audiocassettes, videotapes, or print photos that you would love to digitize? This hands-on class will show you how to protect these mementos by making digital copies.

Meeting Room
Thu, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Meeting Room
Thu, Feb 22, 6:15pm - 9:30pm
Training session #3 of 4.

Rescheduled
Thu, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
New date Thursday, February 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, Feb 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Become a tour guide and navigate your way through your neighborhood, favorite hangout or vacation spot using Google Maps.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Reserve a 20 minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, 20+ years Human Resources experience with AT&T.
This event is full

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 12:20pm - 12:40pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experiene with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Reserve a 20-minute time to discuss employment--related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.
This event is full

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Reserve a 20-minute time slot to discuss employment-related topics such as a resume review, a mock interview, and more with Bob Schlacks, who has 20+ years of human resources experience with AT&T.

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Mon, Feb 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Program Room
Mon, Feb 26, 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Program Room
Mon, Feb 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
This group is the ultimate team-up of middle schoolers and high schoolers who want to help the community, make friends, share their ideas, and make a difference at the Library.

Program Room
Tue, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Back by popular demand, it's the ultimate cupcake-decorating showdown!
This event is full

Program Room
Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Thu, Mar 01, All day
Celebrating World Compliment Day with a drop-in craft.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime as space is limited in our program room.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Can you uncover the identity of the murderer loose in the Library…before it’s too late? Bring your sleuthing skills to this live action mystery event.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 02, 9:30am - 10:30am
Join us to play Minecraft on the Library’s server. We’ll play in creative mode, where all resources are provided so you’re free to craft and build. Please register for only one timeslot.

Program Room
Fri, Mar 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us to play Minecraft on the Library’s server. We’ll play in creative mode, where all resources are provided so you’re free to craft and build. Please register for only one timeslot.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us to play Minecraft on the Library’s server. We’ll play in creative mode, where all resources are provided so you’re free to craft and build. Please register for only one timeslot.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 02, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Build and break blocks on the Library's very own Minecraft server. All experience levels are welcome.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Mon, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with knitting-lovers at the Library! Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter, this casual club is for you. Bring your latest project!

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to put your best foot forward in this interview workshop presented by Bob Schlacks. Stay after for a follow-up on putting together an all-star resume!

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 05, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The second part of our first-time job workshop. Bob Schlacks will teach us how to put together an all-star resume, after he's helped you perfect your interview technique.

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do you have 8mm film, slides, audiocassettes, videotapes, or print photos that you would love to digitize? This class will show you how to protect these mementos by making digital copies.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In honor of Women's History Month, professional storyteller and actress, Paddy Lynn, portrays author and humanitarian, Harriet Beecher Stowe in this insightful and emotional one-woman presentation.

Thu, Mar 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. This month we will feature the food blogger David Lebovitz's cookbook MY PARIS KITCHEN. Copies will be available at the information desk.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cardboard boxes provide endless possibilities for the imagination. Let's put our creative brains to work and create some fun cardboard characters with accessories. What will you dream up?

Thu, Mar 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Test your knowledge at our trivia night at Aurelio’s. Order dinner if you wish. Compete in teams of up to six people for ultimate bragging rights.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us as we view this documentary which reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Friendship Hall
Fri, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Chicago Rovers, a singing trio who perform traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic-oriented music, will delight you with their tight harmonies, fun singalongs, and great musicianship!

Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet Geneva businesses and organizations that are looking for seasonal or part-time employees! Both employment and volunteer opportunities will be represented.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8
This event is full

Program Room
Sun, Mar 11, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Meeting Room
Sun, Mar 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sarah Consdorf and her Early Childhood Education students from Geneva High School will offer hands-on learning stations with tips and tools for those looking to build up their childcare skills.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN! Each month will feature a different theme.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Terry Lynch, son of Erin, as he shares folktales from The Emerald Isle that bring to life the traditions of fairies, banshees, and leprechauns!

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for this open-ended playtime geared toward exploration and socialization. Activity stations help boost your child’s reading readiness skills. Younger siblings are welcome.

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Want to spruce up your space? Interior designer Shelly Mocchi will give us pro tips for designing a cozy space that you'll love!

Program Room
Tue, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn about the Cloud and how to use Google Drive to store files and information.

Conference Room
Wed, Mar 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Are you interested in writing your memories for family and friends or trying your hand at poetry? Join us for an exchange of writings and ideas in this new monthly writing group just for seniors.

Orientation Barn
Wed, Mar 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us in the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for stories and activities.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
My College Planning Team returns to discuss how to find the best-fit college that will work for you. We'll cover selecting college majors, and scholarship searches.

Wed, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Do you have 8mm film, slides, audiocassettes, videotapes, or print photos that you would love to digitize? This class will show you how to protect these mementos by making digital copies.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Love acting, but not sure about science? Love Science, but not sure about acting? Love acting and science?! This workshop is for you!

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Go beyond the usual corned beef and cabbage with Chef Susan Maddox as she explores contemporary Irish cuisine. Recipes and tasty samples will be shared.

Program Room
Fri, Mar 16, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Into anime, manga and comics? Need a fandom fix? We'll discuss our favorite series, watch clips, make a cosplay craft and enjoy some oishii okashi (delicious snacks) from Japan!

Meeting Room
Sun, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film led by members of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee. This month's film is Babette's Feast (Denmark).

501 W. State Street, Geneva
Mon, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us at The PrivateBank, located at 501 W. State Street, Geneva for stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Mon, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Need a study break? Stop by the Collaboration Zone between 4 PM and 6 PM on 3/19 or 3/21 and try out a sewing project! We'll also have a sewing machine if you want to learn how to use it (optional).

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games, like Settlers of Catan or Exploding Kittens. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Program Room
Mon, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Using some fabric scraps, dried lavender, and a sewing machine, make a lavender sachet to add a delicate scent to your closet. Sewing beginners are welcome!

Tue, Mar 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop into our Collaboration Zone to make your own stress ball. Get some stress relief during tax time!

Conference Room
Tue, Mar 20, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss The Martian by Andy Weir.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 21, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.
This event is full

Program Room
Wed, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.
This event is full

Wed, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Need a study break? Stop by the Collaboration Zone between 4 PM and 6 PM on 3/19 or 3/21 and try out a sewing project! We'll also have a sewing machine if you want to learn how to use it (optional).

Program Room
Wed, Mar 21, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.
This event is full

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 21, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Love Mad Libs? Let's get wacky and create a variety stories together. One story will be performed live for a big finish!

Program Room
Wed, Mar 21, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
No Olympics proved more fascinating than the 1936 Summer Games. Craig Pierce will relate ten tales of American grit and determination in the shadow of Hitler's rising reign of terror.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Who says adults can't decorate holiday eggs? We'll dye eggs just the way you remember, with a modern twist!

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Together we’ll create a commercial for the Summer Reading Program to be put on the Library's YouTube channel and shown to kids in Geneva elementary school classes.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 26, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Use toppings and mix-ins to blend your own milkshake, just the way you like it.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 26, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Back by popular demand! Use toppings and mix-ins to blend your own milkshake, just the way you like it.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for business.

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Drop in to explore various activity stations designed to encourage exploration, learning, and interest in science at just the right level for your preschooler.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 28, 9:30am - 11:00am
Use LEGOs to build awesome creations. Work on your creations anytime during this time period.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us to make Library promotional videos for our YouTube channel! You can work on everything from scripting to acting to post-production. Snacks will be served and volunteer hours are available.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 29, 9:00am - 9:00pm
A variety of board games will be available to play. Try an old favorite or discover a new game from our collection.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 30, 9:30am - 10:45am
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves. Please choose only one time slot.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 30, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves. Please choose only one time slot.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves. Please choose only one time slot.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 30, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Build and code LEGO WeDO and Mindstorms robots. No experience necessary.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Sun, Apr 01, All day
Library Closed

Canceled
Sun, Apr 01, 9:00am - 10:00am
This is a test event.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with knitting-lovers at the Library! Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter, this casual club is for you. Bring your latest project!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Wed, Apr 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children ages 6 and under accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more at Absolute Music, located at 611 E. State Street, Geneva.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elizabeth, portrayed by Debra Miller, shares the letters she wrote to Robert Browning during their 18-month courtship, the story of their courtship, and the sonnets they inspired.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This class is designed to help you navigate, customize, and care for your device. You will learn how to change settings, organize, download apps, and more.

Conference Room
Wed, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Huntington Learning Center presents tips, tricks, and essential study skills to help you do your best on any test or exam. We'll bust some myths about studying that may be holding you back!

Program Room
Thu, Apr 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 05, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
No need to plan dinner! Kids will learn how to make their own pizza dough, pack up some toppings to take home to finish and bake.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
With a few basic knots, you can make your very own wrapped bead bracelet. Keep it for yourself or give it as a thoughtful gift!

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Celebrate spring and the Illinois Bicentennial by learning how to paint our state flower, the violet, with Christine Thornton. Beginners are welcome!

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-First Steps with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 06, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Sat, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us at Foxfire Restaurant for our second annual Book Club Bash! Learn about hot new book titles, while you discuss your favorites and have the chance to win prizes. Food will be served.

Program Room
Sat, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Soldering (SAH-der-ing) is the process of joining two objects together using a melted filler metal. We’ll work on a simple electronics project to hone our soldering skills.

Program Room
Sun, Apr 08, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dee Reinhardt of Time2Market will cover many social media outlets that today's job seekers can use to amp up their job search efforts.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 10, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Tue, Apr 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop into our Collaboration Zone to make something geeky out of perler beads to celebrate your favorite characters from TV and film... the possibilities are endless!

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
You're never too young to start working on your autobiography! Bring a list of memories from your life and we'll help you turn them into an illustrated picture book.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Conference Room
Wed, Apr 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Are you interested in writing your memories for family and friends or trying your hand at poetry? Join us for an exchange of writings and ideas in this new monthly writing group just for seniors.

Wed, Apr 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us in the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for stories and activities.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Wed, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn about one of the largest social media platforms! Topics include understanding the newsfeed and timeline, and how to post, share and privatize you personal content.

Thu, Apr 12, 12:00am - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. This month features the new cookbook by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: new home cooking. Copies will be available at the information desk.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 12, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Julie Nelson, regional recruitment director at Xavier University, joins us to show you how to make the most of your college search, and end up at the perfect school for you.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-First Steps with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Sat, Apr 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN! Each month will feature a different theme.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games, like Settlers of Catan or Exploding Kittens. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 17, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Tue, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate National Library Month with some drop-in book folding! We'll be in the Collaboration Zone between 4 and 6 PM on 4/17 and 4/19 with books and patterns to create beautiful book sculptures.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Are you thinking about downsizing your own home or a parent’s home? Professional Organizer Vicki Burger will provide you with tips and strategies for tackling this seemingly insurmountable task.

Conference Room
Tue, Apr 17, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In honor of Earth Day, horticulturist Sharon Yiesla will teach simple ways to garden while conserving water and using fewer chemicals, including proper plant selection and composting.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Come to one of our orientations to learn everything you need to know about volunteering with the library this summer!

Program Room
Thu, Apr 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn about one of the largest social media platforms! Topics include understanding the newsfeed and timeline, and how to post, share, and privatize your personal content.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Thu, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate National Library Month with some drop-in book folding! We'll be in the Collaboration Zone between 4 and 6 PM on 4/17 and 4/19 with books and patterns to create beautiful book sculptures.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 20, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a special after hours event! Find the clues to solve the puzzle and escape the library - while defending yourself from other teams in this laser tag extravaganza. Registration required.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 20, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Join the adventure and play laser tag in the library - after hours! Explore the library while competing to name the ultimate laser tag champion!

Program Room
Mon, Apr 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Mon, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to optimize your retirement income! Michael Heatwole will discuss filing options which can often provide monthly lifetime payments higher than the standard filing options typically selected.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Come to one of our orientations to learn everything you need to know about volunteering with the library this summer!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Tue, Apr 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop into the Collaboration Zone and make your own felt cat. Try your hand at sewing and create your own fuzzy friend!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come explore the exotic world of flower and vegetable gardening and prepare a spring seedling for your garden at home!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Program Room
Wed, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us to make Library promotional videos for our YouTube channel! You can work on everything from scripting to acting to post-production. Snacks will be served and volunteer hours are available.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
For Money Smart Week, Ron Beckstrom presents the history of coins in a slide show format followed by a shared appraisal of the 3-4 items that each attendee brings from their own collection.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
It's Money Smart Week, so come hear a successful, local entrepreneur talk about smart business! Chelsey Lutz from Green Gypsy Juice will be available to answer any and all of your questions.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Planning for loved ones with special needs requires different strategies. David Schlossberg, an experienced financial advisor, will advise parents, grandparents and others with special needs concerns.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-First Steps with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Create a stop motion animation video using LEGOs, pen and paper, or whatever else you can dream up. We'll provide supplies, technology help, and filmmaking tips.

Program Room
Sat, Apr 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to back up your documents, music and photos to online cloud solutions, many of which are cheap or free. We’ll also show the basics of onsite backup and the 3-2-1backup strategy.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
General Meeting for Geneva Friends of the Library. New members are always welcome.

Wed, May 02, 9:30am - 10:30am
Join us for flower stories, rhymes and songs followed by a naturalist-guided hike where you'll learn the names and colorful stories of native wildflowers. Each person attending must register.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur talks about the estate’s history, architecture, and landscape plan and discusses parallels between the fictional Downton Abbey and Biltmore, America’s largest private home.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Andrea Janick from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will present tips and strategies on managing and decreasing college costs.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us to concoct several varieties of sticky, stretchy, gooey slime that you can take home with you.

Thu, May 03, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Learning Center will be available in the Collaboration Zone for any last minute AP & finals questions you have. Come early! Questions will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 03, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Let your star shine! Come sing and dance along to your favorite songs. An adult must accompany children at all times during this event.

Thu, May 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a special evening wildflower walk. We will explore the beautiful Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve, go over tips for identifying wildflowers, and learn about the woods where they grow.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, May 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-First Steps with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us to concoct several varieties of sticky, stretchy, gooey slime that you can take home with you.

Program Room
Sat, May 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Meeting Room
Mon, May 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a stress-relieving, gentle yoga sequence using a mat and/or chair. Poses will be modified for everyone from beginner to seasoned yoga students. Please bring a mat or large towel.

Program Room
Mon, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with knitting-lovers at the Library! Whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter, this casual club is for you. Bring your latest project!

Meeting Room
Tue, May 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
You're invited! Celebrate your favorite fairy tales with themed music, activities, and crafts. Come fancy or come as you are!

Meeting Room
Tue, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SciTech Museum will present an interactive demonstration and lab about bee ecology, including a safe observation bee hive.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lawrence Steinert from 4 MFG will share details on the rising threats to your small business and ways you can protect yourself in this compelling presentation. Co-sponsored with Fox Valley SCORE.

Conference Room
Wed, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Are you interested in writing your memories for family and friends or trying your hand at poetry? Join us for an exchange of writings and ideas in this new monthly writing group just for seniors.

Orientation Barn
Wed, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us at the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for stories and activities.

Program Room
Wed, May 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Wed, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do you have a new computer or want to upgrade to Windows 10? This hands-on introduction will show you how to personalize Windows 10, use the new Start Menu, understand Cortana, OneDrive and more.

Thu, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. This month we will feature a classic cookbook Ina Garten's BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK. Copies will be available at the Information Desk.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Share what you like about the Stick Dog books by Tom Watson and enjoy discussions, games and activities with other fans of this humorous book series.

Thu, May 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Learning Center will be available in the Collaboration Zone for any last minute AP & finals questions you have. Come early! Questions will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial with John Lynn as he leads us on a memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of our 2400 Illinois towns.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Sat, May 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Mon, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children ages 6 and under accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more at Craft Urban, located at 211 James Street, Geneva.

Meeting Room
Mon, May 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN! Each month will feature a different theme.

Program Room
Mon, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Create your own tiny spring garden in a tea cup. Bring your own tea cup or choose one of ours.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pianist Terry Andrew will present this one hour concert featuring a variety of musical styles. Terry has been entertaining for over 30 years and will share the secrets behind the melodies!

Conference Room
Tue, May 15, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for this open-ended playtime geared toward exploration and socialization. Activity stations help boost your child’s reading readiness skills. Younger siblings are welcome.

Program Room
Wed, May 16, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, May 16, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, May 16, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Wed, May 16, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
There is more to dairy than just milk. Mark Lyons, an experienced cheesemaker, will show you how to turn milk into wonderful treats such as butter, cheese, buttermilk, and crème fraîche.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Do you have a new computer or want to upgrade to Windows 10? This hands-on introduction will show you how to personalize Windows 10, use the new Start Menu, understand Cortana, OneDrive and more.

Program Room
Thu, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Create your own taste of luxury with DIY Bath Bombs! Join us to make fizzy, fun, and fragrant bath bombs to use at home!

Meeting Room
Fri, May 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in music and movement for ages 3 and under. Registration not required.

Program Room
Fri, May 18, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Program Room
Fri, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Create a pottery piece in the quirky style of George E. Ohr (The Mad Potter of Biloxi) while learning a brief history of pottery and the fun past of Ohr's artwork.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Create accessories that light up with LEDs! Come ready to tinker. Prior sewing skills are helpful but not necessary.

Meeting Room
Sun, May 20, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film led by members of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee. This month's film is Wild Strawberries (Sweden).

Program Room
Sun, May 20, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.