This page highlights the Library's monthly programs for adults. Browse our calendar to view all adult programs, which are color-coded in dark blue.
Saturday, September 11, 1:00 pm
On the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9-11, join us at the Sugar Grove Public Library to hear Mike Fagel chronicle his experience working as a Safety Officer at Ground Zero for 100 days.
Fagel, a Sugar Grove resident, will also be displaying artifacts in the Library’s display case throughout the month of September, including: logbooks, reports, and maps.
Saturday, October 9, 1:00 pm
Fr. Dominic the Bread Monk says he got his culinary education between his mother’s kitchen, PBS and the public library. Join us for his program presenting breads featured in or inspired by literature.
Join us for his program presenting breads featured in or inspired by literature. He demonstrates how to make Winnie the Pooh’s Honey Nut Buns, as well as Corn Sticks in a cast iron pan inspired by The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He’ll talk about the role of Victorian Seed Cakes in books as diverse as Ulysses by James Joyce, The Hobbit, the writings of Jane Austen and steamy Victorian Romance novels, and offer a taste of a modern version that uses yellow cake mix.
Lastly he’ll let you sample his “I Love A Mystery Bread” and try to guess the secret ingredient. Join us for books and breads at the library!
Sunday November 14, 3:00 pm
Based on Adam Selzer’s best-selling book of the same name, go far, far beyond Devil in the White City and get the real story of H.H. Holmes, one of Chicago’s most fascinating arch-villains! See illustrations from Adam’s deep research including blueprints, handwriting samples, and more! www.astonishingchicago.com
Sunday December 19, 3:00 pm
A live, narrated, fun-filled film history presentation spanning the past 80 years. Host John LeGear showcases some of the happiest and most memorable holiday moments from classic and popular films.
Join us for songs - including a show-ending sing-along- dance, and magical movie scenes from some of the most warmly embraced holiday films of all time, among them "Holiday Inn", "It's a Wonderful Life", "The Polar Express", "Going My Way," and of course, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas".
Sunday Movie Matinee Series:
Join us in the meeting room for a popular movie. Drinks and single-serve bags of popcorn will be served. (No popcorn machine.) Please register.
Usnavi is a bodega owner who longs to go back to his native Dominican Republic. In the meantime, he spends his time in a small neighborhood in Washington Heights pining after Vanessa, a beautiful lady working at the beauty salon and looking after Abuela Claudia, the elderly Cuban lady living next door who raised him, among many others. One day, Usnavi's childhood friend Nina comes back from college with a secret, and Abuela Claudia wins the lottery.
- Runtime: 142 minutes
- Rating: PG13
- Director: Jon M. Chu
- Release Year: 2021
- Cast: Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, Anthony Ramos, Ariana Greenblatt, Lin-Manuel Miranda
With Some Kind of Heaven, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.
- Runtime: 81 minutes
- Rating: NR
- Director: Conor Allyn, Lance Oppenheim
- Release Year: 2020
- Cast: Frank Grillo, Andie MacDowell, George Lopez, Alex MacNicoll
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
- Runtime: 97 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Director: John Krasinski
- Release Year: 2020
- Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy
Sun. Nov 21, 3pm: Nomadland - Click to register
WINNER OF 3 ACADEMY AWARDS in 2021 - (Best Movie, Best Actress, Best Director)
In the wake of the Great Recession, an aging woman who lost her livelihood begins a solo expedition through the western United States. Converting a van into her living space, she styles herself a contemporary nomad and forges unexpected connections along the way. Based on the book of the same name by Jessica Bruder.
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- Rating: R
- Director: Chloé Zhao
- Release Year: 2020
- Cast: Frances McDormand, Bob Wells, David Strathairn, Tay Strathairn, Cat Clifford
Adult Craft Kits to Go
Instructions for craft kits are listed here in case you were unable to register for the Craft program. Click on the links to open PDF files.
There are some amazing virtual events related to genealogy, science, health, and gardening going on online right now. Though we are not hosting it, we wanted to be sure you have information about the events so we have placed the information on our events calender for you to browse. Click here to see the calendar.