Learn with Peoria County  - Adult Community Programs

Peoria County Government is pleased to offer “Learn with Peoria County” educational presentations taking place at area libraries, Illinois Central College’s North Campus, and County facilities.

Peoria County employs experts in fields such as law enforcement, personal health and safety, emergency preparedness, recycling and sustainability, the tax cycle, and more. During these free speaking events, staff members will share knowledge in their fields of expertise, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

These educational presentations are for participants 18 years of age and older. All presentations are free, and registration may be required; please see individual event descriptions for more information on registration requirements.

If you would like to arrange for a Peoria County staff member to speak at your organization, group meeting, or place of business, please contact Gretchen Pearsall, Peoria County Director of Strategic Communications, at (309) 672-6918 or email gpearsall@peoriacounty.org.


Upcoming Learn with Peoria County Programs

2019 Adult Community Programs at Illinois Central College - North Campus

Learn with Peoria County is pleased to offer our educational presentations as part of Illinois Central College's Adult Community Programs! These free programs are open to adults ages 18 and older and are hosted at ICC's North Campus: 5407 N. University St., Peoria. Registration is required for these programs. To register, please visit www.icc.edu/acp or call (309) 690-6900.

  • August 6 - Cyber Safety: Staying Safe on the Internet with Detective Scott Gamboe, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
    • 8/5/19: This program has been canceled.
  • September 5 - The Basics of Property Assessment: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? with Dave Ryan, Peoria County Supervisor of Assessments
    • “Why are my property taxes so high? What the heck is the ‘Pleasure Driveway?’ Why does it look like my house is only worth 1/3 of what I paid for it? What do these abbreviations mean?” If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions while trying to decode your property tax bill, we invite you to join Peoria County Supervisor of Assessments Dave Ryan as he explains how your property is assessed and where your tax dollars go. Learn how property taxes are determined, how levies affect the total amount you owe, when you can appeal your property assessment, and more.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/2YnZiTz
  • September 9 - Finding Property Information in Peoria County with Josh Thompson, GIS Manager
    • This workshop is designed for both intermediate and advanced computer users interested in utilizing Peoria County’s Front Desk GIS map application, which is available online at no charge. Learn about how to locate property information and characteristics, subdivision plats, topographic and interactive maps, aerial photos, and more. This hands-on workshop will go over the basics of the map application, which can be accessed on any web browser, mobile device, or computer.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/30Viohq
  • October 24 - How to Prevent a Kitchen Nightmare! with Renee Spradlin and Stephanie Streight, PCCHD Environmental Health Coordinators
    • What is the difference between 'best by' and 'use by' on food packaging? How 'overripe' is 'too ripe' for this fruit? Is it safe to buy those dented cans of food on the grocery store shelf? Our own kitchens can be a high-risk environment for foodborne illness. Microscopic germs such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. If ingested, these germs can make you, your family, and your dinner guests sick. Join Peoria City/County Health Department Environmental Health Coordinators as they explain the best practices for keeping your food, kitchen, and dinner parties safe--not spooky!
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/2JU3aUl

Learn with Peoria County at Alpha Park Library

All programs at Alpha Park Library are from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration is required for all LWPC at Alpha Park programs. Registration opens two months prior to event date. These programs are open to adults only. Alpha Park Library is located at 3527 S. Airport Rd., Bartonville, IL 61607.

  • October 9 - How to Prevent a Kitchen Nightmare! with Renee Spradlin and Stephanie Streight, PCCHD Environmental Health Coordinators
    • What is the difference between 'best by' and 'use by' on food packaging? How 'overripe' is 'too ripe' for this fruit? Is it safe to buy those dented cans of food on the grocery store shelf? Our own kitchens can be a high-risk environment for foodborne illness. Microscopic germs such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. If ingested, these germs can make you, your family, and your dinner guests sick. Join Peoria City/County Health Department Environmental Health Coordinators as they explain the best practices for keeping your food, kitchen, and dinner parties safe--not spooky! Registration is required; registration opens August 2019. Once registration for this program is open, you can RSVP here: Alpha Park Library Event Registration.
  • October 21 - Cyber Safety: Staying Safe on the Internet with Detective Scott Gamboe, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
    • As technology continues to play such an important role in our day-to-day lives, it is important to stay vigilant against threats in the digital world. Join Detective Scott Gamboe of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office for a forensic exploration into the dangers of the Internet and how you can protect yourself against Internet scams, phishing, identity theft, and more. Registration is required; registration opens August 2019. Once registration for this program is open, you can RSVP here: Alpha Park Library Event Registration.