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Special Events

Estate Planning:  Getting Ready

Saturday, April 18  ■  1:00–2:00 p.m.  ■  Huntley Meeting Room

Do you know you already have an estate plan?  The only question is whether if it’s the estate plan you want!  According to an AARP survey, two out of every five Americans over the age of 45 don’t have a will.  Without proper planning, a court could determine the distribution of your assets in accordance to Illinois state laws.  Sasha Grabenstetter, Consumer Economics Educator from the University of Illinois Extension, will cover how to organize and sort all of your legal documents and to choose advisors.  REGISTER or DROP IN

To Your Credit

Tuesday, April 21  ■  12:00–1:00 p.m. Carnegie Community Room

A representative from St. Charles Bank & Trust will discuss how to read a credit report and how to build and/or repair your credit history.  REGISTER or DROP IN

The Spending Plan: Creating & Managing Your Personal Budget

Wednesday, April 22  ■  6:30–8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Community Room

Chris Prod, Financial Fitness Program Manager from the DuPage Homeownership Center, will guide you through the process of creating, evaluating and utilizing a monthly family budget to better manage your money. Budgeting tools and games will be used to demonstrate smart strategies that lead to better decision-making skills.  REGISTER or DROP IN

Plant Exchange

Saturday, May 16  ■  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Huntley Meeting Room

Stop in any time during the day to drop off, exchange or take plants. All sizes and types of plants are welcome.  DROP IN

Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory

Wednesday, May 20  ■  Noon             

Huntley Meeting Room

Would you like to maintain your cognitive vitality? In this educational and entertaining presentation, Linda Sasser, Ph.D., will share facts about the brain and activities which can help maintain and even improve brain function. Dr. Sasser will also discuss how memory works, age‐related memory changes and strategies for improving retention and recall.  


The Battlefield Balladeers: Songs of the Civil War Era

Wednesday, May 13  ■  Noon

Huntley Meeting Room

Funded by the St. Charles Public Library Foundation

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Battlefield Balladeers will present patriotic, sentimental and comic songs of the era with a brief explanation of each. Audience members are encouraged to sing along. 


Great Presidential Decisions

Thursday, May 21  ■  7:00 p.m.                         

Carnegie Community Room

Professor Gary Midkiff will investigate momentous Presidential decisions—some good, some bad, and all important. Will a president seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that ignores his political principles? Or use his newly-acquired military knowledge and power in previously inconceivable ways?  Midkiff will take a look behind the scenes at executive branch decisions that have shaped our country.  


The Spirit of St. Louis

Wednesday, May 27  ■  Noon

Huntley Meeting Room

Retired United Airlines pilot and president of the Chicago Flight Instructors Association, Verne Jobst, will share his memories from a 50-plus year flying career, focusing in particular on his role as chief pilot for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 1977 Lindbergh Commemorative Tour.  Jobst will discuss Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.