Special Event


Nov 10 2016 10:30 am
Nov 10 2016 11:15 am

Dance, sing, create a craft, and listen to stories about pumpkins on Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.


The Art of Design

Jul 20 2017 1:00 pm
Jul 20 2017 2:00 pm

Learn the basic elements of design using props, puppets, and storytelling in a live demonstration presented by Dan Laib on Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. 


The show has lots of audience participation that will keep you entertain.

The Life of Alexander Hamilton Presented by Jim Gibbons

Jun 15 2017 6:30 pm
Jun 15 2017 8:00 pm


Historian, Jim Gibbons will explore the life of one the Founding Fathers who is known as an outstanding statesman in his presentation The Life of Alexander Hamilton on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Advanced Studio Art Show

May 19 2017 5:30 pm
May 19 2017 7:00 pm

Enjoy a night full of masterpieces at the Charles B. Phillips Library. Walk around and see the year long hard work and dedication of the Advanced Studio Artist as they express themselves using a variety of mediums. Lauren Hager, Julia McCarthy, Blade Turner, Celeste Acosta, Hannah Harris, Alex Hook, Remington Kempiak, Regan Tomsa, and Riane Tomsa’s artwork will be display throughout the library on Friday, May 19 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.



Meet the Bunny

Apr 8 2017 10:00 am
Apr 8 2017 11:30 am


Spend your morning with the Bunny! Gather around for a story and then go on an egg hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Click on Meet the Bunny to register online!

Prepare Your Garden for the Spring

Mar 31 2016 6:30 pm
Mar 31 2016 7:30 pm

Getting ready to plant a beautiful garden this spring? Master Gardener, Kandy Keeling from U of I Extension Kendall County will help get your garden off to a good start on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.


She will cover topics on planting seeds indoor and out, planting cool season flowers, seasonal lawn care as well as watering, fertilizing diving and pruning.

New Financial You

Feb 11 2016 6:30 pm
Feb 11 2016 8:00 pm

A representative from Illinois State Comptroller Office will be presenting an informational workshop on budgeting techniques, ways to cut cost, the impact of credit scores, credit reports, and different topics on identity theft on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.


The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Feb 25 2016 6:30 pm
Feb 25 2016 8:00 pm

Historian Jim Gibbons will take you back to one of the most tragic moments in our nation's history, presenting "The Lincoln Assassination" on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. He will engage you in the events leading up to the gripping moment, during, and after.


Library Closed

Nov 27 2015 10:00 am
Nov 27 2015 4:00 pm

The library will be closed on Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday.

Library Closed

Nov 26 2015 10:00 am
Nov 26 2015 8:00 pm

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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