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This Old House - St. Charles

Landmarks, Plaque Programs and Local History Preservation

2019-05-02 19:00:00 2019-05-02 20:00:00 America/Chicago This Old House - St. Charles St. Charles Public Library

Thursday, May 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-02 19:00:00 2019-05-02 20:00:00 America/Chicago This Old House - St. Charles St. Charles contains an excellent collection of historic houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Buildings in the historic districts are known for their quality of construction & craftsmanship. St. Charles Public Library

St. Charles Public Library

Carnegie Community Room

St. Charles contains an excellent collection of historic houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Buildings in the historic districts are known for their quality of construction & craftsmanship.

Many are over 100 years old and if properly maintained will last indefinitely. Dr. Steve Smunt, of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission, will share his experiences in preservation and cover the following topics on old houses:

  • Why we love our old houses
  • The process of obtaining landmark status: A case study of the Emma Durant-Lane house
  • Plaque programs, organizational and official
  • The historic preservation movement in St. Charles
  • Q&A

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

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St. Charles Public Library

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

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 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, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Celebrate apple season with the music of Laura Doherty.

Sat, Sep 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Enjoy apple themed treats, games and crafts.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Mon, Sep 23, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Play, sing, dance, and move with us!

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Business Librarian Chris Flood welcomes TUG Career Services.

Mon, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Bisbee Room
Policy Committee, Library Board

Tue, Sep 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
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

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Pajamas are encouraged!

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to create useful spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
October 1, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, the last album the Beatles recorded.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Wed, Sep 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Come create your own beautiful arts & crafts masterpiece in our open crafts session!

Wed, Sep 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Carnegie Community Room
Meeting

Wed, Sep 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to create useful spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Thu, Sep 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Join us for an extra wiggly story time followed by a time to play with other children and meet other caregivers. Designed with sensory differences in mind, and open to all.

Thu, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
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

Thu, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Carnegie Community Room
Middle schoolers get the chance to play several different video games on the Library's game systems.

Fri, Sep 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
See how Art and Science go together to make amazing Art projects! Check out awesome ways to learn all about the world of Science using Art!
This event is full

Fri, Sep 27, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Services
Stop by and build with KEVA planks. Make crazy structures or see if you can build the tallest tower!

Sat, Sep 28, 9:15am - 12:15pm
Huntley Meeting Room
The St. Charles Writers Group is a workshop for novice or experienced writers that meets the second and the fourth Saturday of each month.

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Family Bilingual Story Time is presented in English and Spanish. Participen del programa bilingüe para la familia en Inglés y Español.

Sat, Sep 28, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
The Princeton Review offers a stress-free sneak peek at the SAT® in a realistic testing environment. Register

Mon, Sep 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Mon, Sep 30, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Play, sing, dance, and move with us!

Mon, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn the Basics of how to use Amazon including the different types of Products and Services that Amazon offers.

Mon, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
Many students and parents consider finances the biggest barrier to college.

Mon, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Behind the Scenes Library Tour, by director Edith Craig

Tue, Oct 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
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

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Pajamas are encouraged!

Tue, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn about word processing using Microsoft Word.

Tue, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
Do you know that a coroner is not required to be a doctor? Do you know what the responsibilities of a coroner actually are? What type of CSI techniques are real and which are not?
This event is full

Wed, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Wed, Oct 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Use your imagination to design your own LEGO creations and see them on display in the Library!

Wed, Oct 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn about word processing using Microsoft Word.

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Thu, Oct 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Join us for an extra wiggly story time followed by a time to play with other children and meet other caregivers. Designed with sensory differences in mind, and open to all.

Thu, Oct 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
Hollywood icon Mae West shattered box office records and public sensibilities.

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology Center
Play around in Scratch during this time designated for self-exploration! Students should be familiar with Scratch and come with a Scratch account.

Thu, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Bisbee Room
Meeting

Fri, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology Center
Celebrate World Animal Day by helping scientists research and classify animals through the website Zooniverse.
This event is full

Fri, Oct 04, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Services
Stop by and build with KEVA planks. Make crazy structures or see if you can build the tallest tower!

Fri, Oct 04, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
October is Family History Month! Learn how to put together your very own family tree at this program just for kids and families. Please register everyone attending.

Sat, Oct 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
Thinking about buying a new car but intimidated by the process? Scared you will buy a lemon or end up paying too much?

Mon, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Mon, Oct 07, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to get started in the world of digital cameras.

Mon, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Play, sing, dance, and move with us!

Mon, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
The Friends of St. Charles Public Library is an adult organization that raises funds to provide special programs and equipment that is beyond the Library’s regular budget.

Mon, Oct 07, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Carnegie Community Room
Meeting

Tue, Oct 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
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

Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Bisbee Room
The Library offers two book discussion groups: Mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Tue, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
AARP Smart Driver is the nation's first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and above.

Tue, Oct 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to get started in the world of digital cameras.

Tue, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
Every second Tuesday of the month get loud and geek out with anime, snacks, and activities! Cosplay is always welcome. DROP IN

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Pajamas are encouraged!

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Tue, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bisbee Room
The Library offers two book discussion groups: Mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Wed, Oct 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Carnegie Community Room
Meeting

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word to save time and improve the formatting of your documents.

Wed, Oct 09, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Monthly Meeting of Library Board

Thu, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Thu, Oct 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Join us for an extra wiggly story time followed by a time to play with other children and meet other caregivers. Designed with sensory differences in mind, and open to all.

Thu, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
AARP Smart Driver is the nation's first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and above.

Thu, Oct 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bisbee Room
Meeting

Thu, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
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

Thu, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Just for Middle Schoolers! Nani?!

Fri, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Hear a story and make some art!
This event is full

Fri, Oct 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Come and create your own works of art inspired by history's great artists!
This event is full

Fri, Oct 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Services
Stop by and build with KEVA planks. Make crazy structures or see if you can build the tallest tower!

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

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Family Bilingual Story Time is presented in both English and Spanish. Participen del programa bilingüe para la familia en inglés y español.

Sat, Oct 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
We’re taking a field trip to the Japanese Supermarket, Mitsuwa! Register

Sat, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Join us to read stories about people from diverse backgrounds; best for ages 4 to 8 with caregiver.

Sun, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
World music that rocks! Tom Sharpe, of Mannheim Steamroller, brings his award-winning original compositions to St. Charles!

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Helen Gale Story Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Technology Center
Start coding and play using the Scratch coding language.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
All-ages, 45 minute, theatrical balloon show. Set up = performer by dry erase board, chairs at back. for adults.

Mon, Oct 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Technology Center
Start coding and play using the Scratch coding language.

Mon, Oct 14, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Play, sing, dance, and move with us!

Mon, Oct 14, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Carnegie Community Room
Meeting

Mon, Oct 14, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Business Librarian Chris Flood welcomes TUG Career Services.

Mon, Oct 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn to maintain your computer for better performance, reliability, and usability.

Tue, Oct 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
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

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Helen Gale Story Room
Interactive story time for children and their parents/caregivers, which include songs, stories, and play time.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Have some fun learning about how to cook and prepare yummy recipes with Chef Ruth Ann Seney.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn about social media using Facebook.

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
This program is filled with stories, music, movement, and a special bedtime snack. Pajamas are encouraged!

Tue, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Community Room
1939 is arguably considered to be the greatest year for American cinema by film historians.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Children are invited to hear stories at the Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

Wed, Oct 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Come create your own beautiful arts & crafts masterpiece in our open crafts session!

Wed, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Carnegie Community Room
Join us to play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and other modern games.

Wed, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Meeting

Wed, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn about social media using Facebook.

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Thu, Oct 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Join us for an extra wiggly story time followed by a time to play with other children and meet other caregivers. Designed with sensory differences in mind, and open to all.

Thu, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Have some fun learning about how to cook and prepare yummy recipes with Chef Ruth Ann.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
We will learn by doing! This is an interactive, independent program where students grades 1-3 will work together to create and learn.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room A
Discuss titles written by people of all different backgrounds about all kinds of experiences.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntley Meeting Room B
For kids’ literature lovers, get together with other adults to discuss children’s literature from diverse voices.

Thu, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bisbee Room
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

Fri, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Huntley Meeting Room
Watch a movie on the big screen!

Fri, Oct 18, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Services
Stop by and build with KEVA planks. Make crazy structures or see if you can build the tallest tower!

Mon, Oct 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntley Meeting Room
This program is filled with stories, music and movement.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Behind the Scenes Library Tour, by director Edith Craig

Mon, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Play, sing, dance, and move with us!

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Center
Learn additional spreadsheet features including: graphing, more functions, cell notes, templates, and protection.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Gale Story Room
Family Bilingual Story Time is presented in both English and Spanish. Participen del programa bilingüe para la familia en inglés y español.