Save Your Summer with Virtual Classes from the Library

by Tiffani Stewart
St. Charles City-County Library

You’ve watched television reruns until your brain is mushy. You’ve cooked and eaten at least 12,000 meals. You’ve walked your neighborhood so much that you’ve memorized every leaf on every tree. You’re hot. You’re bored. You’re already ready for summer to end. Is this you? Is this TRUE? Let the Library help you save your summer! It’s not too late... 

A world of learning and fun is at your fingertips, and it’s all free. Take a look at some of the online classes and events that the Library is offering - right in your living room. There’s no need to drive to different branches or even leave your house to find a class you’ll enjoy. Grab a snack, get comfy, and go to myLibrary.org/eCalendar. Here are some ideas for events that could make your August a little bit better: 


For teen fans -

Find other teens that love the same movies, TV, games, or books that you love!

  • Escape Room: Wonder Woman - Monday, Aug. 3 at 7 pm.
  • Anime Club - Friday, Aug. 14 at 4 pm.
  • Dungeons & Dragons 101 - Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 pm.
  • Fandom Club: Mythology - Monday, Aug. 17 at 4:30 pm. 

For parents of little learners -

You and your little one can tune in every week for online learning taught by some of your favorite library staff:

  • Baby Time - Tuesdays at 10 am
  • Time for Twos - Fridays at 10 am
  • Storytime - Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 10 am, and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
  • Tiny Tots - Wednesdays at 10 am

For adults who want to discuss something new -

Safely socialize and engage in discussion with others about interesting topics. Learn and share!

  • Current Conversations - “Hoarding”, Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 pm.
  • Reading Between the Lines - “The Story Behind Curious George”, Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 pm.
  • True Crime & Curiosities - “Lizzie Borden Axe Murders”, Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 pm;
  • “Unsolved Mysteries”, Thursdays, Aug. 13 and 27 at 7pm, Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7 pm.
  • Suffragist History - Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 pm. 

For families to enjoy together -

Discover, play, and learn with activities and lessons that you can do together at home.

  • Let’s Create: Salt Crystals - Monday, Aug. 10, available all day.
  • Disney & Pixar Trivia - Thursday, Aug. 5 at 5 pm.
  • Let’s Explore: The Cahokia Mounds, Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 pm.
  • How to Make a “Smoosh” Book: Monday, Aug. 24 at 2 pm.

For those who want to stay active -

Strengthen, stretch, and build stamina. Try an activity that motivates you to move your body.

  • Roller Skating 101 - Wednesdays, Aug. 5, 12, and 19, available all day.
  • Creek Clean-Up: Know Before You Go - Monday, Aug. 17 at 2 pm.
  • Yoga Story Time - Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 pm.
  • Storybook Walk - various locations throughout St. Charles County, available every day. (OK, this one does require some driving, but it’s worth it - we promise!)

Get the details and registration information for these events online. And don’t forget the virtual book discussion groups, “Great Courses” classes, cooking instructions, read-alouds, crafting ideas, and more that weren’t mentioned, but that you can also access here: myLibrary.org/eCalendar. 

Don’t see something that you like? (You’re very hard to please! But that’s ok…) Try our “Learning On-the-Go” video tutorials on the Library’s YouTube channel instead. These videos spotlight some of our most popular in-branch classes that you can access anytime, anywhere. 

Save your summer by learning something new, meeting someone new, or enjoying a new perspective through virtual classes at the Library. 

All Library facilities are open to the public for limited hours and offer curbside/drive-up services (except the Kathryn Linnemann Branch). Room reservations, passport services, and in-person classes & events are temporarily cancelled, but virtual programming is happening now. Get the details here: myLibrary.org/covid-19