From 726-843 AD, the Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire underwent one of the most violent controversies in Christian history. Why were so many people willing to die over artistic representations of Jesus Christ? Dr. Nassif will explain the theology of icons and their use in worship and devotion.
Dr. Nassif lives in Sugar Grove. He is a Professor of Theology at North Park University (Chicago), a former consultant to the New York Times and Christianity Today magazines, and published author with Oxford University Press.
Sunday September 9th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
GASP at the story of his remarkable death.
RELIVE his baffling magic and escapes.
The true stories of Houdini the American self-liberator, Europe’s eclipsing sensation, World’s handcuff king, Exposer of fraud, Original prison breaker, and Master magician. He is inspiration to generations of children who dare to dream of the impossible. William goes beyond the myth and bring to life the true story of this American icon. This program is suitable for Teens, Adults, and Families with older children and uses some audience participation.
Wednesday September 5th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Join us for an Equus Film Festival screening of The Horse of Kings (90 Minutes) Light refreshments served.
Horse of Kings is a cinematic search for the story of the Carthusian horse. The roots, triumphs and future of this oldest Spanish breed.
From beginner to advanced, join this social knitting group at 1:00 pm on select Mondays. This group is led by staff member Mary Clapp. All are welcome to join, we'll teach you how to knit! This group also does field trips once or twice a year. Please check the calendar for published dates and to register.
Classic Movie Afternoon
Join us for a classic movie, popcorn, and a discussion afterwards. Discussion is led by staff member Scott Noblitt. No registration is required. Meets last Thursday afternoon of the month at 2:00 pm. Please check the calendar to see which movies we will be showing.
Seniors are invited to our Coffee Mondays social gathering. Meet other seniors for a morning of conversation. Board games, card games, and coloring materials will be provided.
Coffee is provided by the library. Other drinks and refreshments are available for purchase. Registration is not required.
A new forum for adult writers to talk about writing strategies and share content for thoughtful critique and encouragement. Meet other writers to hone your craft in a casual environment. This group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Please check the calendar and sign up.
The library has four book clubs that meet monthly: Adult Book Discussion Group (evening), Mystery Book Club (evening), Tales & Trails (morning, outdoor), and Books and Brews (evening). The Tales & Trails Book club only meets during warmer months and requires registration. Please visit this page for the full schedule and book selections.