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Great Decisions

2019-03-21 19:00:00 2019-03-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Decisions St. Charles Public Library

Thursday, March 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-21 19:00:00 2019-03-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Decisions Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. St. Charles Public Library

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

The Great Decision discussion group is intended to stimulate a discussion of foreign policy issues. Participants may check out a copy of the briefing book at the Library. Participants should be ready to discuss the article prior to participation.

For more information, visit our website at https://www.scpld.org/great-decisions 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

TAGS: | Politics | Great Decisions | Foreign Policy |

St. Charles Public Library

Phone: 630-584-0076
Fax: 630-584-9262

Hours
Mon, Mar 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Mar 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1 South 6th Avenue
St. Charles
IL 60174
Tel: 630-584-0076

St. Charles Public Library serves a population of approximately 55,092 residents of the Fox River Valley community of St. Charles, Illinois, 35 miles west of Chicago. Although connected to the city by a commuter rail line in nearby Geneva, St. Charles strives to retain its small town heritage. The Library, with a total collection of  approximately 400,000 items, offers a wide variety of information and recreational reading to meet the expectations of both the general public and local businesses. In addition, the Library maintains a full calendar of programs to both entertain and educate children and adults alike.


About the library

St. Charles Public Library serves a population of approximately 55,092 residents of the Fox River Valley community of St. Charles, Illinois, 35 miles west of Chicago. Although connected to the city by a commuter rail line in nearby Geneva, St. Charles strives to retain its small town heritage. The Library, with a total collection of  approximately 400,000 items, offers a wide variety of information and recreational reading to meet the expectations of both the general public and local businesses. In addition, the Library maintains a full calendar of programs to both entertain and educate children and adults alike.

Upcoming events

Sat, Mar 23, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Huntley Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 23, 9:15am - 12:15pm
The St. Charles Writers Group is a workshop for novice or experienced writers that meets the second and the fourth Saturday of each month.

Sun, Mar 24, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Carnegie Community Room
Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Something to Live For: The Strayhorn & Ellington Collaboration

Mon, Mar 25, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 25, 9:30am - 3:30pm
FEE $45 in library district/$65 outside library district
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Business Librarian Chris Flood welcomes TUG Career Services.

Rescheduled
Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New date Monday, March 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Technology Center
Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Tue, Mar 26, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 26, 9:30am - 3:30pm
FEE $45 in library district/$65 outside library district
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Tue, Mar 26, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pick up a permission slip (one per act) from the ASK ME Desk, fill it out, and return it to the ASK ME Desk to signup for a 15 minute try-out slot.

Rescheduled
Tue, Mar 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New date Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Technology Center
Tue, Mar 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Wed, Mar 27, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Technology Center
Wed, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Play with coding!

Carnegie Community Room
Wed, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come play Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch!

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come bring what comics you're reading and compare pull lists with your fellow readers.

Helen Gale Story Room
Wed, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Love video games? So do Wii! Join us and other gamers and play different consoles the library has.

Thu, Mar 28, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Technology Center
Thu, Mar 28, 9:30am - 11:00am
Start coding and play using the Scratch coding language.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come create your own beautiful arts & crafts masterpiece in our open crafts session!
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Thu, Mar 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Author of the powerful memoir, From Chicago to Vietnam, Michael Duffy discusses the United States’ involvement in Vietnam along with his personal experiences as an Army draftee during the war.

Fri, Mar 29, All day
Check out Flat Charles with a library card (while supplies last) to take on your spring break adventures. Take pictures with him and email them to us. You might just see them posted at the library!

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Mar 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trained volunteers will be offering free tax preparation help for anyone with individual Federal and State of Illinois returns.

Huntley Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 29, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Use metallic paint and colored pencils to create your own Tree of Life painting

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Mar 29, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pick up a permission slip (one per act) from the ASK ME Desk, fill it out, and return it to the ASK ME Desk to signup for a 15 minute try-out slot.

Helen Gale Story Room
Fri, Mar 29, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Give yourself new life this Spring!

Parking Lot
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Held in conjunction with the national Money Smart Week program, March 30 through April 6, 2019.

Lobby
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00am - 2:00pm
A representative from I-Cash team will help you locate your unclaimed assets.

Sat, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet local businesses and organizations from the Fox Valley area that are looking for employees and volunteers.

Huntley Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Disney's The Lion King (G)

Bisbee Room
Sun, Mar 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A book club run by high school students for high school students!

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 01, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
This bilingual program shares stories, songs, and other activities in both Spanish and English.

Carnegie Community Room
Mon, Apr 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join Karen Chan in learning how to maximize your retirement funds.

Technology Center
Mon, Apr 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This class is designed for people new to iPads / iPhones.

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 02, All day
Election Day

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Lapsit story time for parents/caregivers and children, which include songs, stories, and play. Simple sign language will also be covered.
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Follows the same weekly theme as the morning Drop-In Story Time.

Technology Center
Tue, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This class is designed for people new to iPads / iPhones.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Wed, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

Technology Center
Wed, Apr 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This class is designed for people new to Android devices.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 03, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Learning everything you need to know to improve your knife skills in the kitchen.

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 04, 9:15am - 9:45am
Join us for a story time filled with music, movement and interactive books. This story time is designed for children with sensory differences and welcome to all who love to wiggle!

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 04, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 04, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Learn to cook and prepare yummy recipes with Chef Ruth!
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
During the course of Emily St John Mandel's book, the characters participate in Shakespeare in their thoughts and actions.

Technology Center
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This class is designed for people new to Android devices.

Bisbee Room
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Meeting

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Find new ways to save and make a budget in order to get stuff you want!

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Apr 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trained volunteers will be offering free tax preparation help for anyone with individual Federal and State of Illinois returns.

Helen Gale Story Room
Fri, Apr 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Get a little messy!
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Fri, Apr 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you love to create works of art?
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tonight's film: The Giver.

Helen Gale Story Room
Sun, Apr 07, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
We will learn by doing! This is an interactive program where participants will work together on a different concept each month.
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Sun, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago will present their original adaption of Shakespeare's sonnets and songs, "My Name is Will", in a staged reading format.

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you love the Who Was books? Each month we will learn about someone famous from the past and explore his or her interesting life. We will also do an activity based on what made them special.

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 08, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
This bilingual program shares stories, songs, and other activities in both Spanish and English.

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 08, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Business Librarian Chris Flood welcomes TUG Career Services.

Technology Center
Mon, Apr 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn PowerPoint to easily create effective presentations for many occasions.

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Lapsit story time for parents/caregivers and children, which include songs, stories, and play. Simple sign language will also be covered.
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
The Library offers two book discussion groups: Mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Love to cook? Join us once a month and learn to create simple treats you can also eat!
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Every second Tuesday of the month get loud and geek out with anime, snacks, and activities! Cosplay is always welcome. DROP IN

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Follows the same weekly theme as the morning Drop-In Story Time.

Technology Center
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn PowerPoint to easily create effective presentations for many occasions.

Carnegie Community Room
Tue, Apr 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers two book discussion groups: Mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Wed, Apr 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Use your imagination to design your own LEGO creations!

Carnegie Community Room
Wed, Apr 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come bring what comics you're reading and compare pull lists with your fellow readers.

Technology Center
Wed, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to buy and sell on eBay.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Monthly Meeting of Library Board

Carnegie Community Room
Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Could you grow everything that you would need to survive? Master Gardeners discuss sustainable, survival gardening techniques.

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 11, 9:15am - 9:45am
Join us for a story time filled with music, movement and interactive books. This story time is designed for children with sensory differences and welcome to all who love to wiggle!

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 11, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

Carnegie Community Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join your fellow teens in reading our One Book, One Community title: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Take samples of real graphic novels and make them your own!

Bisbee Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting

Bisbee Room
Thu, Apr 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 11, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
We will learn by doing! This is an interactive program where participants will work together on a different concept each month.
This event is full

Technology Center
Thu, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to buy and sell on eBay.
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Apr 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trained volunteers will be offering free tax preparation help for anyone with individual Federal and State of Illinois returns.

Helen Gale Story Room
Fri, Apr 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us while we take a fun-filled journey through time to learn all about the Ethnic History of our country.

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Apr 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Presented by children and families in our St. Charles community!

Huntley Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 13, 9:15am - 12:15pm
The St. Charles Writers Group is a workshop for novice or experienced writers that meets the second and the fourth Saturday of each month.

Carnegie Community Room
Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This stunning concert combines the beauty and grace of classical music, with the energized grooves of jazz.

Huntley Meeting Room
Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Read a book with a young person in your life and come discuss it together.

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Mon, Apr 15, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
This bilingual program shares stories, songs, and other activities in both Spanish and English.

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Lapsit story time for parents/caregivers and children, which include songs, stories, and play. Simple sign language will also be covered.
This event is full

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Follows the same weekly theme as the morning Drop-In Story Time.

Technology Center
Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to get started in the world of digital cameras.

Huntley Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This 90-minute workshop, taught by Ron Nosek, of Medicine Hawk Wilderness Skills, will teach participants how to identify, find, make, and/or use the items that nature provides for human survival.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

37W700 Dean St. St. Charles, IL 60175
Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children are invited to hear stories and make nature crafts at the Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

Huntley Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Create and learn about the history of Zen gardens.

Carnegie Community Room
Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us to play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and other modern games.

Technology Center
Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to get started in the world of digital cameras.

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, 9:15am - 9:45am
Join us for a story time filled with music, movement and interactive books. This story time is designed for children with sensory differences and welcome to all who love to wiggle!

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Interactive story time for independent children including songs, stories, and play. Children should be comfortable attending on their own.

Technology Center
Thu, Apr 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Take an advanced look at common MS Excel features.

Huntley Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come create your own beautiful arts & crafts masterpiece in our open crafts session!
This event is full

Helen Gale Story Room
Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
We will learn by doing! This is an interactive, independent program where students grades K-2 will work together on a different concept each month.
This event is full

Bisbee Room
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

Carnegie Community Room
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Station Eleven is the latest in a long line of post-apocalyptic novels but it has a very unique and fascinating focus.

Technology Center
Fri, Apr 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Play with coding!

Huntley Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Learn to safely prepare and cook a variety of savory and sweet camping dishes.

Helen Gale Story Room
Fri, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Give yourself new life this Spring!

Huntley Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 19, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Watch a recent release on the big screen!

Carnegie Community Room
Fri, Apr 19, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Come test your wits against your peers!

Huntley Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
This Program is filled with stories, music, and movement. Each week focuses on a new theme.

Sun, Apr 21, All day
Library is closed due to holiday

Huntley Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! We are celebrating Earth Day by repurposing recycled materials into something new.
This event is full

Carnegie Community Room
Mon, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Business Librarian Chris Flood welcomes TUG Career Services.