The Wood River Public Library offers a variety of events and programs for those 18 and older. Below is information on our regular events. Most are free and don’t require registration. For more information about these, or any other events, give us a call at 254-4832!

Bar Top Book Club

Love the idea of reading and discussing a book but a traditional book club isn’t for you? Try our Bar Top Book Club. This group will meet at the Pump House Bar and Grill (1523 E Edwardsville Rd, Wood River, IL) rather than the library. You are encouraged to enjoy their menu or a beverage while discussing great books! This isn’t your typical book club! For more information, call the Library at 254-4832

Bullet Journaling Club

Whether you’re just beginning your bullet journaling adventure or you’re a seasoned pro, this meetup is for you! Bring along your bullet journal or notebooks, your favorite pens or art supplies (we will have some to share!), and join us as we swap ideas, talk about our 2019 goals, and enjoy this fun way of expressing your creativity. This is a free, monthly event and open to ages 12 and up.

Knitting & Crochet Club

This club fosters community and balance through learning new skills and practicing them with others. Knitting and crocheting are therapeutic and help reduce stress levels. Come join us today, meet new people, and learn something new! This is a free, monthly event open to all ages. Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own knitting or crochet needles.

Chair Exercises

This free, 60-minute class will feature light cardio, a range of motion in our joints, gentle strength building with light hand weights & elastic resistance bands, and stretch our muscles. Great for everyone, especially seniors, those with mobility challenges, and those easing into a fitness routine. Class taught by certified instructor Kelly Masinelli.


Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm with certified yoga instructor Kelly Masinelli. This is a gentle all-levels yoga class designed to relieve stress and help you relax. Classes are $5 per session and will be capped at 20 participants. To register or find out more information, call the library at 254-4832.

Book Club

The Wood River Library Open Minds Book Club is held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. A different book is chosen to be read and discussed the following month. Adults of all ages are encouraged to join us as we expand our minds with book from a variety of genres. We will have an in-depth discussion and review questions and thoughts from the author.

Special Events

The Library offers a variety of special events each month. From financial planning, to historical impersonators, there is something for everyone. Call the library or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on programs and events for those of all ages!