Call 808 987-4473 to schedule an event
The Value of Friends
Family is family.
Friends are our only relationship of choice.
Discover WHY they are important to our health & well-being.
We will continue this discussion May 31 at 1-2pm (CST)
Register by calling 888 600-2560 or email
Swedish Death Cleaning
"A loved one wishes to inherit NICE things from you; not ALL things from you." Give your family the gift of a clean, organized, & simple life. Join in the discussion as we learn how to downsize our lives in a memorable way. Learn about fun projects that you can begin at any age.
February 21, 2018  1-2pm (CST)
Register by calling 888 600-2560 or email
Women in History
Women in History and the Values they Portray. Who's your superhero?
March 29  at 1-2pm (CST)
Register by calling 888 600-2560 or email

Men in History & the Values they Portray
April 26, 2018 1-2pm (CST)
Register by calling 888 600-2560 or email
Regularly Scheduled Events
STORY TIME with Grandma Jeanne

Books & storytelling help build oral language, sequencing, & comprehension skills. It is a fun way to get children hooked on the joys of reading.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. 10:30am
Rock Paper Scissors
(an educational toy store)
712 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
GAME TIME with Jeanne
Join us for some fun! Test your knowledge or learn a thing or two in these brain-teasing sessions.
2nd Wednesdays of each month 1-2pm (CST)
register by calling # 888 600-2560 or email
At time listed for the program, dial in from any phone...and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Events Open to the Public

Ottawa author, Jeanne Roppolo, launches the latest edition in her Grandma Goes to...series. Join in the fun, Q & A, & much more for her newest title:
Grandma Goes to New Zealand and Australia
Walkabouts in the Lands Down Under
Visually stunning with 38 pages of color photographs
Author Event
February 24, 2018 at noon
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitors Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
All ages welcome, autographed books for sale

Hanover Park Township
Afterher  5-month deployment, Grandma explores the South Island of New Zealand & Sydney, Australia.
April 7, 2018 (Sat.) 10:30-11:30am
240 S. Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103 
April 30, 2018 (Monday) 11am-noon
Tinley Park Library
 7851 Timber Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Grandma Goes to Mongolia
Grandma continues on to the next portion of her Eurasian adventure. She visits the descendants of the Mongolian tribes who inhabited this vast interior plateau; a peole whose lifestyle has not changed much in thousands of years.

June 13, 2018 7pm
Bartlett Public Library
 800 S. Bartlett Rd.
Bartlett, IL 60103
Grandma Goes to Antarctica

Aug 10, 2018 noon-1pm
Grandma Goes to Antarctica
Moline Library
3210  41st Street
Moline, IL 61265

August 17, 2018 (Friday) 2-3pm
Geneseo Library
805 N. Chicago Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
Grandma Goes to the Alaskan Wilderness
The grandmother who worked in Antarctica & roughed it on a small remote island in the South Pacific learns necessary back-to-nature survival skills in America's last frontier-the Alaskan Wilderness.

August 27, 2018 at 11am
Swedish Death Cleaning
Tinley Park Library
7851 Timber Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60477