Adult and Public Services

Storm Chasing 101
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Come join the Alpha Park Public Library as we are joined by the Illinois Storm Chasers. Since their founding in 2014, the Illinois Storm Chasers have been covering local weather and sharing their knowledge and insight with the public. This program will discuss the history of storm chasing, their experiences, and will end with videos and a question and answer session. All ages are welcome, but seating is limited. Register by calling the library at 309-697-3822 x.13.  Add to my

Trivia Night @ Peacock's Pub
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm
The library is holding a trivia night at Peacock’s Pub, 5603 S. Adams St., Bartonville. Come test your knowledge on a broad range of topics! Trivia Night tickets are available for purchase at the library Information Desk. For further information, phone the library at 697-3822, ext. 13. Proceeds go to the purchase of library materials, furnishings, and equipment.   Add to my

Introduction to Gmail
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm
Learn to create a free Google Gmail email account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class.   Add to my

I’ve Blown it Again! Why is Dieting so Hard?!
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am
It's possible that by now your New Year's resolution to lose some extra pounds has not gone the way that you envisioned.  Maybe it isn't a question of your will power; maybe it's your brain.  Join us for a short, lively discussion of  the latest science evidence by Methodist College instructor, Marjorie Getz.  Learn how you might make peace with food/eating and work more effectively toward weight reduction. This is a free program.  Please register at the Information Desk (309) 697-3822 x.13.  
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Cookbook Club
April 3: Unique Colors
1st Monday of Every Month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Come join the Cookbook Club and share delicious recipes made by other library members. Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club and share it with the group. All adults are welcome to attend and share their tips and tricks with the rest of the group. Register for this program by calling the library at 697-3822 x.13. Add to my

Basic Introduction to Computer Basics
Thursday, April 6, 10:00 am
In one hour, you will learn some of the basic skills you will need to operate a computer. Ideal for those who need to learn the very basics, the class will cover how to use a mouse and keyboard, how to navigate a computer, and how to open and use several programs.   Add to my

Basic Microsoft Word
Monday, April 10, 7:00 pm
Need some help figuring out Microsoft Word? During this one hour class, we will cover the basics of Microsoft Word including the different tools, options, and how to print and save. This class is perfect for beginners or those who need a quick refresher.   Add to my

National Library Week Book Giveaway
Kroger in Bartonville - Tuesday, April 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Your library will be giving away free books outside of Kroger in Bartonville to celebrate National Library Week. Stop by and chat with a librarian, get a book, and find out what the library can do for you.  Add to my

Introduction to Internet Basics
Thursday, April 13, 10:00 am
Are you an internet novice in need of more information? In this one hour class, you will learn basic internet terminology and how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains and how to stay safe while online.   Add to my

Book Discussion
April 13: “The Cellar” by Minette Walters
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Copies of the books are available for check out one month before the discussion. Please let us know if you prefer a sound recording or large print edition of the book and we’ll try our best to get it.   Add to my

Basic iPad Class
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm
This class is designed to help you get to know your iPad better. The class will explore the basics including how to change your setting, how to interact with the device, and discover the world of apps. Bring your iPad and let us know what tricks you've found.   Add to my

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, April 17, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
The Teen Board will host a Red Cross Blood Drive.  If you are willing to donate, you may register ahead on by entering the date of the blood drive.    
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Board Meeting
Monday, April 17, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!  Add to my

Cybersecurity Basics
Monday, April 17, 7:00 pm
Come to the Alpha Park Library and learn about internet security! This class will cover common viruses, firewalls, and security features and practices that can help protect you when you are on the web.    Add to my

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Monday, April 24, 7:00 pm
During this class, we will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel including columns, cells, and formatting. Ideal for beginners or those who just want to brush up on their knowledge.    Add to my

Practical Steps to Protect Your Computer & Finances
Thursday, April 27 6:30 pm
Janet Sanders, Information Security Manager at CEFCU, will provide practical tips about protecting your computer and finances. This is a free program.  Please register at the Information Desk (309) 697-3822 x.13.   Add to my

One-On-One Help
Call the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13, to set up a time to get help with your device or learn how to download free eBooks or audiobooks from the library.  It’s free and we’re way more patient than your kids!  

eBOOKS from eRead Illinois
The library is expanding our e-book collection. We  now offer two possibilities for checking out e-books: Axis 360 and ADML/Overdrive.  Two different eBook sources means more eBook titles for you! Access the Axis 360 Catalog or the ADML Catalog from our website,

Wireless Printing 
Print at home…pick up at the Library!
Send print jobs directly to the APL printer from your home computer, or any mobile device such as a tablet, laptop, or smartphone!
Click the “Wireless Printing Portal” button on our home page and email or upload your documents from home  or a mobile device to: or  Then stop by the library to pay and release the prints!  This is great for when you run out of ink, want to save on your print costs, or are out running errands and need to print something.  Contact the Information Desk for more details.   ( Printing Instructions)

  Wireless Printing button with a link attached to access wireless printing