Thank you, Caleigh Murphy for the beautiful display of nesting dolls and other Eastern European items. I hope all our patrons have gotten a chance to see this wonderful display.
The books on display are:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - red dress, fur stole - “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (Thank you, Sue Rickey for the use of the red dress & stole, sorry I was such a goofball about it.)
1984 by George Orwell - all seeing eye - "It was a cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
Around the World in Eighty Days - globe - "Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; and enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world."
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - straw hat - "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly."
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - daisies - "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - pears - "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board."
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - wine glass, confetti - In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since, "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone," he told me, "just remember that all the people in the world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - judge's gavel - "In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times."
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - burnt book - "It was a pleasure to burn."
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming - poker hand and chips - "The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning."
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - bird cage - "What you looking at me for? I didn't come to stay..."
Moby Dick by Herman Melville - whale - "Call me Ishmael."
Trivia Night in a nutshell:
Our 7 teams were:
Table 1 'Baby Boomers'
Table 2 'Those Guys'
Table 3 'Team Journey'
Table 5 'Golfing Gods'
Table 6 'Team Four at Six'
Table 7 'Keith Schramek'
Table 8 'Over 50'
We had ten trivia question in each round with ten questions in each round on a variety of topics. Small raffle prizes were given out between rounds. The team with the highest score at the end got to split $100 cash amongst themselves.
Our emcee was Douglas Kaufman-Dickson. Our judges were Karel Kaufman and Robin Heffron. Our scorers were Kevin and Carla Skare. Karen Kaufman-Dickson helped with the food table and made dozens of cookies! Ann Simpson gave out raffle tickets and took pictures. Courtney Reid and Madison & Erica provided babysitting.
Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered! We had a fun time!
This Week at the EPPL...
Tuesday, April 25th at 9:30 am - Preschool Story Hour
Tuesday, April 25th at 3:15 pm - R.E.A.L. (Relax, Eat, And
Listen) - for kids
Thursday, April 27th at 9:30 am - Preschool Story Hour
Thursday, April 27th at 3:30 pm - Bookworms (for kids)
Thursday, April 27th at 7 pm - Book/Social Club Meeting
Woman in Blue Presentation by Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History
Woman in Blue: Civil War Soldier Albert D.J. Cashier
Tuesday, May 16th at 6 pm at the El Paso Library
(Suitable Age: junior high or older)
During the Civil War, Pvt. Cashier spent three years on the march through the South with the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, all the while participating in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Western Theater. Though a true tale of war and woe, this remarkable story becomes even more remarkable when one learns that Cashier was actually a woman named Jennie Hodgers!
Bill Kemp has served as librarian for the not-for-profit McLean County Museum of History for nearly fourteen years. Bill has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Illinois State University. Since 2005 he has penned a weekly history feature in the Sunday Pantagraph.
Register for this event by calling 527-4360 or stop by the library!
Thank you to all the teams and individuals that participated in our first Trivia Night! We had seven teams in all. It was pretty close quarters down in the Drake Family - Heartland Bank Community Room but it worked out fine. We had 10 rounds with 10 questions each. The winners at the end of the night were the team called 'Those Guys' with a score of 80 which is exactly what they estimated! We hope everyone had fun! Thank you also for the donations to the library, we do appreciate that!
I need to give a special thanks to my fellow librarian, Karel Kaufman for her wonderful questions and support and time! And also to Douglas Kaufman-Dickson for all the time he put into being a wonderful emcee! It truly was a group effort! Thanks to all the volunteers that helped to make the night run smoothly including Karen Kaufman-Dickson, Carla Skare, Kevin Skare, Ann Simpson, Courtney Reid, David Fever, Erica Rosenberger, Madison Rosenberger, and Marie Bogner and anyone else who I may have inadvertently left out!
I will post more pictures tomorrow.
This week at the EPPL...
Well, I missed Monday and Tuesday morning but here is what is going on the rest of the week!
Tuesday, April 18th - 6 pm - Crochet Club
Thursday, April 20th - 5:30 pm - Adult Coloring
Friday, April 21st - 6:30 pm - Trivia Night
Thank you Friends of the Library for all the nice things you did for us this week! We really appreciate you!
Thank you to all the participants in the Edible Book Contest yesterday. The judges must have had a hard time making their final decisions. You are all winners in our book though!
Here are the results:
Grand Prize (group) - Miss Hunt's Class - Little House on the Prairie
Grand Prize (individual) - Mary Tate -Hats!
Most Creative (group) - Mrs. Van Hoveln's Class - The Cat in the Hat
Most Creative (individual) - Griffin Phillips - Everything I Know about Pirates
Most Ingredients (group) - Prairie Christian School Gini Gerber's Class - On the Edge of Dark Sea of Darkness
Most Ingredients (individual) - Catherine Tate - Sign of the Beaver
The vase was donated many years ago (we believe in the 1930s) by Harry and Ethel Coss. The story passed down among librarians was that it was something they acquired on a trip to China. But, recently we found out that the origin of the vase is really Japan. So, we aren't sure if the Coss's really went to China and bought a Japanese vase or if it was a trip to Japan.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs