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Virtual Programs

Access all the current virtual programs available for viewing here!  Please be aware that some of these videos will only be available for a limited amount of time. For virtual program videos created by our Youth Services Department, please visit our YouTube Channel.

Learn to create beautiful marbled paper at home to use for cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and more. Register with a valid email address to reserve a craft kit. You'll be notified when it's ready to pick up, then follow along with the instructional video to learn how to create your own designs.  This event is open to adults and teens, 13 years and older.

Registration with a valid email address is required. You will be contacted via email with kit pick up instructions and video link. (Tip: add info@trpld.org to your email contacts to be sure you don't miss library program emails!)

This presentation premiers Monday, December 14 at 6pm. If you would like to receive the link to the video, please register.

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

Chefs Michael and Susan Maddox will explore the recipes which comprise the Bûche De Noel Yule Log, including how to make jellyroll, buttercream, bittersweet chocolate ganache, and Swiss meringue. All of these components come together to make a wonderful holiday dessert. Recipes will be posted for the presentation.

This presentation premiers Thursday, December 10 at 7pm. If you would like to receive the Live Zoom link, please register

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field and Co.  Leslie Goddard returns for a fun and fascinating look at one of Chicago's most beloved holiday traditions. Hear about beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the window displays, the toy department, and the catalogs, and more.

This presentation premiers Tuesday, December 8 at 6pm. If you would like to receive the Live Zoom link, please register

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

This presentation will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. Kim Sigafus, dressed in her traditional Ojibwa regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. A traditional recipe handout will be available and there will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

This presentation premiers Monday, November 16 at 6pm. If you would like to receive the Live Zoom link, please register

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

Nostalgia Entertainment returns with an Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography with their 1940’s radio hour. Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” this costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages!

This livestream virtual presentation premiers Friday, November 6th at 6pm.  If you would like to receive the link for the YouTube live stream, please register

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

Chef Dave Esau of Dave’s Specialty Foods will demonstrate Thanksgiving recipe tips and tricks.

Learn the proper technique to roast and slice a turkey, as well as make delicious sides.  Demonstrating French techniques to help you perfect your kitchen skills, Dave will show you how to make recipes for classic dishes that you can use for your table!  Recipes will be provided.

This pre-recorded virtual presentation premiers Monday, November 2 at 6pm. If you would like to receive the link to the video, please register.

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

For most its history, Chicago produced one-third of the nation's candy. You probably know some of them -- Brach's caramels, Mars Snickers bars, Wrigley's gum, Cracker Jack, Curtiss Baby Ruth bars, Tootsie Rolls, Frango Mints, and Dove chocolates. Leslie Goddard returns with the history behind these tasty treats and explores what made Chicago such a powerful location for candymakers.

This presentation premiers Tuesday, October 27 at 6pm. If you would like to receive the Live Zoom link, please register

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing afterward for an extended period.

Over 1100 women served their country during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, flying every military aircraft flown by the American Forces. Air ferry missions, target practice for artillery crews, and aircraft maintenance shakedown flights are just a few of the types of missions flown by these American Heroines. Join Rebecca Tulloch, a certified FAA pilot, as she tells the story of the WASP.

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing through November 16, 2020.

Learn to create a simple macramé plant hanger. This craft is recommended for adults and teens.

The following list of supplies was included in each kit, enough for two hangers:

2 small glass jars (baby food, yogurt or similar)

decorative pebbles

8 pieces of cord (approximately 24 inches each)

2 air plants (small succulents or other small plant cuttings can also be used)

Cardboard macramé board (Optional)

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period.

Candy bouquets are a fun gift to give, but they can be expensive to buy! Learn to make your own candy bouquet and have the coolest gift for teachers, graduations, or just for fun. This craft is recommended for adults and teens. A list of supplies is available in the event description.

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period.

Dig into the history and mysteries of Tarot cards. This presentation on the Origins of Tarot will cover the invention of the cards, the major and minor arcana, and how to begin reading cards yourself.

The recording of this presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period. 


Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves, with sales that rivaled that of another big book, The Bible. To date, Betty Crocker's cookbook has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became the most trusted advisor to American cooks. Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., looks at how Betty Crocker was invented, why her cookbook has endured and what makes her so iconic. 

This pre-recorded presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period.

Learn to make a delicious and aromatic Tomato Basil Meat Sauce for your favorite pasta!  Three Rivers Library's very own Youth Services Clerk, Alex, has agreed to share one of her family favorites with you, so get ready to cook along with Alex!

This pre-recorded presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period.  To view the presentation, visit this link.

Get the full recipe and ingredients here: Alex's Tomato Basil Meat Sauce recipe

Starting with the mother who inspired Mother's Day, and her daughter who tried to stop it, come stories of mothers who did extraordinary things in extraordinary times. These surprising and marvelous stories will inspire and uplift while celebrating mothers here and now. Presented by Martina Mathisen. 

This pre-recorded presentation will be available for viewing for an extended period. 

Presented by Terry Lynn of HFK Presents, Meriweather Lewis, a member of the Corps of Discovery Expedition, explains how our country expanded west from the Mississippi River. How was the land of the Louisiana Purchase explored?  What were these explorers hoping to find?  Included are the stories of the Corps' travels west from St. Louis to Pacific. 

To view the presentation, visit this link. You can even test your knowledge with some Lewis and Clark trivia!