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Upcoming Events for Adults
Each fall, millions of pounds of cranberries are harvested just in time for holiday baking season. In this demonstration, Bill the Baker will teach you how to use cranberries in his delicious cranberry lemon almond biscotti. You will learn how to make this dessert and see why people say this is the best biscotti they have ever tasted.
Historical newspaper articles can add interest to your genealogy research and be an alternate source of family information. Professional genealogist Caron Primas Brennan will explain how to find and use newspapers to discover information about your ancestors as well as the times they lived in. Some of the items found in newspapers include obituaries, marriage and engagement announcements, birth announcements, legal cases, and ship passage information. You will learn where to find newspapers online, in libraries and archives as well as how to cite your sources.
The St. Charles Writers Group is a workshop for novice or experienced writers that meets the second and the fourth Saturday of each month. The group is open to all those 18 years of age or older looking for a community of writers and seeking to improve their writing. All genres are welcome. Topic: Reading vs. Writing
National recording artist and Broadway-style entertainer Maureen Christine returns to the St. Charles Public Library stage to perform Tonight in Tinseltown--a musical collection of glittering songs from Hollywood movies, Broadway show tunes and a few swingin' standards. Joining Maureen is Michael Bazan on tenor and alto saxophone, as well as flute and clarinet; and Chuck Larkin, pianist and former music director/keyboardist for The Jersey Boys.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein, John Nygro will present a one-hour talk about the 1931 classic film of the same name. This classic film features the iconic Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster. Themes of loneliness, isolation, fear, and the destruction of misunderstood creation are portrayed in the story. The discussion will include background information and video clips.