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Main Library - Channahon
25207 W Channon Drive
PO Box 300
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: 815-467-6200
Fax: 815-467-4012

Minooka Branch
109 N Wabena Avenue
PO Box 370
Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: 815-467-1600
Fax: 815-467-1632

Adult Services, Information and Events

Oscar Prediction Contest

  • The Oscars are quickly approaching, and while most of the current nominees may not have been released on DVD yet, you can check out some of the past winners from our DVD collection.  While you’re at the library, fill out an Oscar Prediction Ballot for an entry into our Oscar Contest!  Select your predictions in each category and turn in your ballot at either library by 5pm on Saturday, February 21. You can also print a ballot from home or, new this year, use our online ballot.  The winner will receive DVD copies of the Oscar Winner for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature Film. This contest is open to patrons of all ages.  One entry per person.


Cookie Swap

  • Feed that sweet tooth by sharing recipes and swapping a selection of cookies. Each participant is asked to bring 3 containers (the library will provide containers) of their cookies, and a small sample (enough for 15 people) for tasting at the program. Please register in advance to collect your containers for the swap. Turn your recipe in to either library before February 16th in order for copies to be available for participants. Registration is required. For ages 13 and up.


    Monday, February 23

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Adult Winter Reading 2015

  • Adult Winter Reading

    Let your reading take you OUT OF THIS WORLD with our Adult Winter Reading ProgramFor signing up, you get a packet of hot chocolate. You will receive raffle entries for each book you read (no limit) to win random raffles, and there will be a grand prize raffle drawn at the close of the program for a Kindle Fire HD7! The more you read, the more chances you have!

    January 12 - February 15

    Registration begins January 12th, and you can get a prize just for signing up!  Register online here on the 12th.   Visit our events calendar to sign up for winter programs.
    *Please note, you have to create a username and password.  We recommend  firstlast name as your username (adding numbers after if the names of family members are the same).

Armchair Tour of the Solar System

  • Explore our Solar System without stepping foot outside the library! Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will showcase some of the latest NASA spacecraft images of our Solar System. Her commentary will touch on our stunning Sun, giant planet Jupiter, dwarf planet Pluto, and everything in between. Registration required.


    Tuesday, February 3rd

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Myths and History of the Great Highland Bagpipes

  • J. Kevin Chapman will take you on a trip and introduce you to the history of the bagpipes and present a narrative on the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world. This will include a demonstration and display of the regalia surrounding the bagpipes. Registration Required.


    Tuesday, March 3rd

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Tangled Bookmarks

  • Tangled bookmarks- the perfect library art project! Tangling is a popular form of doodling that's fun and relaxing... and produces amazing results. Come learn about tangling and make your own tangled bookmark to keep for yourself. No art experience required. Registration Required.


    Saturday, March 14

    1pm, Minooka Branch


Cooking Class: Lighten Up!

  • Learn healthy eating ideas for National Nutrition Month! Kelly Donlea of returns with meals that substitute or reduce ingredients for a lighter food fare. Registration required.

     Wednesday, March 18

    6pm, Minooka Branch

    The menu will include:
    -Chicken Salad with apples using Greek yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise
    -Pasta salad using juice, vinegar and olive brine for more than half of the oil traditionally used in pasta salad


Polishing Your Manuscript Until it Shines

  • Are you having a hard time getting your manuscript seen by publishers? Learn tips about how to prepare your composition before sending it out. Included are strategies for point of view and flashback, an examination of misused words and sentence structure, and more. There will be time for questions and handouts will be provided. Registration Required.

    Tuesday, January 27

    Minooka Branch, 6pm



Valentine’s Craft: String Art

  • Pull at your heart strings during this one-of-a-kind crafting event! Using a hammer, nails, and thread, you can make an original work of art perfect for your Valentine. Materials will be provided, just bring your heartfelt intentions. For ages 15 and up. Registration Required.


    Saturday, January 31

    Minooka Branch, 1pm



e-Pay Fine Payments

  • Our e-Pay service is currently unavaliable.  In order to pay fines, you will need to visit either of our library locations.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check back on our website for any updates.


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