Dungeons and Dragons
Every other Friday in September: 4-7:45pm
Join RVDL for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! What will your future hold? Glory and power, riches and allies, or…certain death. Only the dice will decide. Please register to attend this program on our Calendar of Events page or call the library at 309-523-3440. There are limited spaces (6 players per table) so register quickly! We will send you an e-mail after your registration has been confirmed.
Teen Cosplay Night
Wednesday, Oct. 5: 5:30-7:30pm
For ages 12+. Dress as your favorite character and come on down to RVDL to show off your costume! There will be fun games and plenty of treats! No costume? No problem! Come hang and enjoy the other activities we'll have available Register by calling 309-523-3440, stopping by the library, or on the Calendar of Events page.
Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward
Wednesday, Oct. 12: 7-8pm
Join us for a virtual evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Register for this virtual discussion on our Calendar of Events page.
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Presents: Insects!
Thursday, Oct. 13: 4:30-5:30pm
For all ages. Join the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center and RVDL as we learn about the creepy crawlies that can be found in your area! Learn about the parts of an insect, the benefits of insects, and even meet a couple of cockroaches! You beetle get over to the library to join in on this buzzz-worthy event! Registration is required. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
Lots of Virtual Resources Right Here!
Explore our website for some fun things to do from home
Looking for things to do while hanging out at home? Click around on our website for a variety of fun & educational things for the whole family! Watch movies & listen to music with Hoopla, check out books and audiobooks with Overdrive or eRead Illinois and visit our "Databases" page for tons more free, online resources! Also, check under the Children & Teen tabs at the top of the Home page for resources specifically geared toward these age groups. Enjoy!