Your Best Garage Sale Yet!

Mar 1 2018 6:30 pm
Mar 1 2018 7:45 pm


Garage sale season is just around the corner. Beth Randall will outline the best tips and ideas for making your garage sale successful on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. You will learn how to price your items, how to get the crowds to come to your sale, and most importantly how to get the customers to make a purchase! Beth is very knowledgeable on the art of garage sales and will share all the  inside secrets with you.


The Underground Railraod

Feb 15 2018 6:30 pm
Feb 15 2018 7:45 pm


In honor of Black History month, Terrance Lynch will be portraying the owner of a “Safe House” in Illinois on Thursday, February 15  at 6:30 p.m. Hear how a safe house was used as a stopping point for slaves to gain rest and nourishment before going on to safety in Canada. Several safe houses in the Chicagoland area will be highlighted.



Holiday Closing

Jan 1 2018 10:00 am
Jan 1 2018 6:00 pm

The library will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day. 


Christmas at Marshall Field's Presented by Leslie Goddard

Dec 21 2017 6:30 pm
Dec 21 2017 7:45 pm


Leslie Goddard's illustrated lecture traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. See family photos with Santa Claus over the years and peek behind-the-scenes at the employee party. And of course, meet Uncle Mistletoe and his family on Thursday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.         

Town Holiday Craft

Dec 2 2017 10:30 am
Dec 2 2017 12:00 pm

Drop-in Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and help make ornaments to be hung up on the town tree for the Newark's Winter Festiveal. Registration required.


Winter Festival

Dec 2 2017 4:30 pm
Dec 2 2017 7:00 pm


Warm up in the library and enjoy delicious cookies, hot cocoa, and a free holiday craft on Saturday, December 2 between 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Library Closed

Nov 23 2017 10:00 am
Nov 24 2017 4:00 pm

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.


Closed for Staff Development Day

Sep 29 2017 10:00 am
Sep 29 2017 4:00 pm

The library will be closed on Friday, September 29 for a Staff Development Day.



Reading By Design Summer Reading Program

Jun 5 2017 10:00 am
Jul 21 2017 4:00 pm



Stop by the Charles B. Phillips Library on Monday, June 5 and sign up for the Reading by Design summer reading program. The reading program is open up to all ages. Earn prizes as you read this summer! Throughout the summer, the library will be bursting with fun youth activities including movies, crafts, activities, and special presentations including Getting Excited about Science by Steve Belliveau and The Art of Design by Dan Laib. Adult and teen programs include, Tuesday Morning Book Chats, Friday Matinees, Hand & Foot Canasta, crafts and special programs featuring Jim Gibbons and Leslie Goddard.

Open House

May 6 2017 10:00 am
May 6 2017 12:00 pm


The Charles B. Phillips Library Board of Trustees is inviting the public to the library’s Open House on Saturday, May 6 between 10am-12pm. This past few weeks the library was under construction, with new paint, toilet, circulation desk, and carpet that was donated by the Friends of the Library. The last of the renovation is completed. The board is proud to show off the new look of the Charles B. Phillips Library. Refreshments will be provided. 

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