ZB Adults

Click here for a calendar of all Programs for Adults and be sure to check out the following pages for more classes and programs for adults:

Book ClubsHistory and Genealogy | Technology Training | ZB Kids | ZB Teens


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Learning-Gym-SquareLEARNING GYM

Please join  us as we offer a new educational program to help Zion’s adults develop basic literacy and numeracy skills.

This new Learning Gym program is 100% FREE to the public and will take place each Thursday morning at the Zion-Benton Public Library, Meeting Room A from
Thursday, April 5th through Thursday, September 27th for a 6-month pilot program.

This is not a “class,” but instead directs program participants to complete specific “modules” individually with the assistance of volunteer tutors, provided by the Waukegan Public Library.


MAKE IT AFTER DARK

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM | The Sandbox Makerspace
Silhouette Cutting Machine: May 1, May 15, May 22, & May 29

If you are a scrapbooker or a crafter and would like to learn how to use a Silhouette Cutting Machine, stop in every 1st Tuesday to learn how.

If you know how to use Silhouette Cutting Machine and would like to work on a project, stop in the last two Tuesdays of the month.  You must bring your own supplies; we’ll provide the machine and the software

Thursdays, 6-7:30 | The Sandbox Makerspace
Sewing: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, & May 31

If you would like to learn how to use a sewing machine, stop by The Sandbox every 1st Thursday to learn how.

If you know how to use sewing machine and would like to work on a project, stop in the last two Thursdays of the month.  You must bring your own fabric; we’ll provide the machine and thread.

*Wednesdays: 3D Printing has been cancelled due to a broken machine.
Please check the Makerspace Page regularly for updates.*


CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO

Saturday, May 5 | 9-4:45 PM | Adult Services Desk

Come up to the Adult Reference Desk between 9 AM – 4:45 PM and receive a free snack or prize as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo as supplies lasts! Only limited quantity available.


COMPUTER CLASSES

COMPUTER BASICS
Wednesday, May 2 | 6-7 PM | Meeting Rm. A | Registration Requested

COMPUTERS & COFFEE
Monday, May 7 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Meeting Rm. A/B | Registration Requested

Come join us at the Zion-Benton Public Library for an open discussion of all things computers and technology related. Coffee and pastries will be served.

MICROSOFT WORD BASICS
Wednesday, May 30 | 10-11 AM | Registration Requested


DIY: PAINTERS MUSE FLOWERS

Monday, May 7 | 6:30-8 PM | The Sandbox Makerspace | Registration Required

Come create beautiful paper flowers using none other than tissue paper (and a few more materials)! It’s easy to follow and your product will surely brighten any home.


CAFE Y CONVERSACION

Tuesday, May 8 | 5-6 PM | Meeting Rm. C. | Registration Requested

Come join the library for a FREE one-hour session of basic conversation and language learning designed to informally practice both your English or Spanish skills! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Have fun while you learn!


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, May 8 | 6-7 PM | Meeting Rm. B | Registration Requested


DEVELOPING A SIXTH CENSUS: FINDING MORE IN “THE CENSUS” THAN MEETS THE EYE

Wednesday, May 9 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Meeting Rom. B | Registration Requested

Dan Hubbard designed a presentation to help you really squeeze as much as you can from census data of many shapes and sizes.  This presentation will focus on North America.


LAUGHTER YOGA

Saturday, May 12 | 11 AM -12 PM | Registration Requested

Laughing for no reason at all. Come join us for a FREE laughter session of Yoga for smiles, giggles, and laughs with certified yoga instructor Lisa Villarreal. All welcome!


WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN: A ROYAL WEDDING TEA PARTY

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Tuesday, May 15 | 1-2:30 PM | Meeting Rm. A/B
Registration Requested

Prince Harry and Meghan Markel are getting married! Come celebrate their nuptials by joining us for a royal tea party featuring games and making your very own flower crown!


YOGA FOR RELAXATION

Wednesday, May 16 | 7-8 PM | Meeting Rm. A/B | Registration Required

Yoga for Relaxation is a great way to bring your day to an end. Let this class melt away any tightness or tension that you may have built up throughout the day for outside stress. Breathe, relax, and breathe again. I invite you to take some time out of your busy day to give yourself some kind attention. Namaste.


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Thursday, May 17 | 6:30-8:30 | Registration Requested

DUNKIRK | PG-13

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat.

Run Time: 105 Minutes


MAKE YOUR OWN  TOMTE/GNOME

Monday, May 21 | 6:30-8 PM | Registration Requested

Tomte (gnome in English and Nisse in Norwegian) might look like tiny little Santas, but their traditional background is as a mythical creature in Scandinavian lore that played a role more similar to a “house gnome” and would secretly live in, or under, a house and protect the children and animals from evil or misfortune. It is not uncommon to find them in modern Swedish homes. Come and make one of your own and hide him around your house!


DEVELOPING SOUND FINANCIAL SKILLS

Thursday, May 24 | 6-7:30 PM | Registration Requested
Presented by: Ed Beckstrom, Ed. D.


ONGOING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

POPULAR FICTION BOOK CLUB
There’s a new book club in town! Join us! Meetings will be every secomd Saturday of each month at the library. For more information, contact the Information Services Department at 847.872.4680, ext. 4.or visit https://zblibrary.info/book-groups/

CASUAL CRAFTERS
Meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday
10 AM-12 PM
Download flyer here.

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS
Meets on a weekly basis.
Mondays: 10 AM-12 PM
Tuesdays: 7-9 PM Wednesdays: 7-9 PM
Download flyer here.

COMMUNITY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets every 4th Monday
6-7:30 PM
Download flyer here.

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Meets every 3rd Tuesday
6-8 PM

ZB WRITER’S GUILD
Meets every 1st & 3rd Saturday
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Meets every Monday
5:45- 8:45 PM

MAGIC THE GATHERING
Meets every 2nd Tuesday
6-8 PM


EN ESPAÑOL

Los siguientes programas sobre el seguro medico y el presupuesto son presentados por HACES: (Hispanic American Community Education and Services). Para más información sobre HACES, visite su página web: https://www.haces.org

SEGURO DE SALUD 101: ELEGIBILIDAD DE BENEFICIOS PUBLICOS
Jueves 3 de mayo | 6 a 7 PM | Regístrese hoy

Taller gratis sobre el acceso a beneficios públicos como la tarjeta Medica, Asistencia Económica y la tarjeta Link. Venga y aprenda los requisitos para aplicar y qué hacer si su solicitud es negada.

SEGURO DE SALUD 101: INTRODUCCION AL MERCADO Y TERMINOLOGIA DEL SEGURO DE SALUD
Jueves 10 de mayo | 6 a 7 PM | Regístrese hoy

Un taller del Mercado de Seguros Médicos, con un enfoque en la terminología del seguro médico (deducible, copago etc.). Los participantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes planes que se ofrecen a través del Mercado y cómo inscribirse.

SEGURO DE SALUD 101: INTRODUCCION AL MERCADO Y COMO LEER SU TARJETA DEL SEGURO MEDICO
Jueves 31 de mayo | 6 a 7 PM | Regístrese hoy

Sesión informativa sobre el Mercado de Seguros Médicos, con un enfoque en como leer y utilizar su tarjeta su del seguro médico.


LO MÁS BÁSICO DE UN PRESUPUESTO: HERRAMIENTAS Y TÉCNICAS
Miércoles 16 de mayo | 11am a 12 pm | Registrese hoy

¿Demasiado mes al final de tu dinero? ¿Tienes problemas para llegar a fin de mes? ¿Necesitas controlar tus finanzas? ¿Ganas más y ahorras menos? ¡Entonces LO MÁS BÁSICO DE UN PRESUPUESTO es adecuado para usted! LO MÁS BÁSICO DE UN PRESUPUESTO es un taller de dos horas diseñado para ayudarlo a establecer un presupuesto y controlar sus finanzas.


CLASE DE COMPUTACION BASICA
Martes 8 de Mayo | 6 a 7 pm | Regístrese hoy
Presentado por Mano a Mano. Para más información sobre Mano a Mano, visite su página web: https://mamfrc.org

CAFE Y CONVERSACION
Martes 8 de mayo | 5 a 6 pm | Sala C | Registrese hoy
¡Únete a la biblioteca para una sesión GRATUITA de una hora de conversación básica y aprendizaje de idiomas diseñada para practicar informalmente tus habilidades de inglés o español! Se proporcionarán café y refrigerios ligeros. ¡Diviértase mientras aprende!