Adult Programs Spring 2019

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair with William Hazelgrove 

Thursday, March 7 @ 6 p.m. 

In a word, FASCINATING! William Hazelgrove will share the exciting history behind the 1933 World’s Fair, The Secret Six (who beat Al Capone at his own game), the story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, and the mayor of Chicago who owed his election to Al Capone. Join us as we continue our celebration of 100 years of Fox River Grove and tour the past.

Tai Chi for All 

Saturday, March 16 @ 1 p.m. 

Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") is an ancient, slow-moving exercise that originated in China. Tai Chi can help improve posture, balance, flexibility, stamina, and reduce chronic pain. It has also been known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Presented by the instructors of Moon Willow of Woodstock. 

Plant Your Own Monarch Garden 

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:00 p.m. 

Want to attract monarch butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your yard but don’t know how? We welcome the Land Conservancy of McHenry County and thank them for coming to share the details with us!

Self Defense with Joe Rosner  

Wednesday, April 3rd @ 6:00 p.m. 

Joe Rosner is a recognized expert on personal safety and self-defense. His credentials include military, law enforcement, professional bodyguard experience and multiple black belts. Joe will show us simple, but effective self-defense strategies, tactics, and techniques that do not require strength, athleticism or extensive practice. 

RTA McRide Transportation 

Monday, April 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

MCRide, Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! Stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel! 

Matter of Balance for Seniors 

May 13 – July 1 (weekly) 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

*No class May 27 

This award-winning, evidence-based program created by Boston University will help participants learn to view falls and concerns of falling as controllable, help to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. This is an 8 week/2-hour class commitment to get full benefits of this program. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. Facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates.  

Adult Matinee

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Friday, May 17 @ 1:00 p.m.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant

Rating: R, Genre: Comedy/Drama, Runtime: 107 minutes

Snacks provided by Friends of the Library!

FRGML Running Club

Tues./Thurs. 6:30 a.m.

Wednesday 6:15 p.m.

Saturday 7:30 a.m.

We know you have heard about us and thought, "I should totally do that!" So what are you waiting for? All levels (runners & walkers) are welcome. Meet in the Library parking lot. More info?

Knitting & Crochet Club

1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.