Local author, Guy Fraker will be at the library to talk about his latest book, Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. This book would be a good guidebook to take with you if you wish to explore Illinois and follow the circuit that Abraham Lincoln rode as a Central Illinois lawyer. We also have a copy of Mr. Fraker's book, Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency The Eighth Judicial Circuit. I read this book a few years ago and it really made the local connection to Abraham Lincoln come more alive for me. It would be great to read prior to his visit. The library has copies of both books available for checkout.
Guy Fraker will be at the El Paso District Library on Thursday, May 10th at 7 pm. Register at the library by calling 527-4360 or stop by the front desk. If you register, it will help the librarians to plan for the event.
I finished reading Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame by Tim Pletkovich. I really enjoyed the book. It is the life story of Gerald Ambrose O'Reilly. I enjoyed reading about his idyllic childhood. And I was amazed by the details of his time with the Tenth Mountain Division of the Army during World War II. Those men underwent very tough training to prepare for battle. And their time in the war was quite a struggle. It is no wonder that people from that era are called The Greatest Generation.
We have a copy of this book available for checkout. Tim Pletkovich will be at the library twice in May to talk about his book. He is a very good speaker. He is presenting in a Jeopardy game style format. I think it will be a lot of fun and very informative. His presentations will be on Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 am and also on Tuesday, May 8th at 6 pm. Register by calling the library at 527-4360 or stop by the front desk. We hope to get a good crowd at both these events for Mr. Pletkovich. We hope to see you there!
We hope everyone enjoyed Trivia Night. Thank you to all the volunteers and especially Karel, Douglas, and Carla for their help planning, putting together questions, shopping for food, judging, scoring, and Douglas for his wonderful abilities as an emcee. Thank you Karen for helping out with the food and David for always showing up and helping out! A special thank you to the librarians who worked a library shift and then worked a babysitting shift, too - Courtney, and Lyssa. And Erica, Madison, Hannah, and Ashley for awesome babysitting! I hope the librarians who babysat are still talking to me next week....Hah! Let us know if you have any suggestions for next year.
Trivia Night will be this Friday, April 20th at the El Paso District Library in the Drake Family - Heartland Bank Community Room.
We will expect you to arrive after 6 pm but before 6:30 pm as we hope to start the Trivia Night promptly at 6:30 pm!
Please remind others on your team and let them know what time to come.
You do not have to bring any food and we do have free babysitting. If you are bringing any additional children that you did not register, please let us know.
We will not have dinner exactly but we will have lots of snack type foods and drinks.
The Friends of the El Paso District Library have donated a $100 prize for the winning team to share.
This event is free but donations to the library are appreciated!
We hope to have a fun evening!
OOPS! I forgot to send this out earlier but the family game club meeting for April is today, April 17th. If you like to play games and enjoy playing games in a family setting, then come to the library and give it a try! We have Sorry, Life, Aggravation, and several decks of cards. You can bring your own games, too. We have simple snacks.
Please don't drop kids off for this as it is a family event and we don't have enough supervision for drop-offs.
The Edible Book Contest was last Thursday and it was quite fun! The El Paso Journal is going to announce the winners but I will put some of the pictures out here for those who missed it.
Our next family game meeting is on Tuesday, April 17th at 4 pm. Families or those who enjoy playing games in a family setting are welcome to attend. Please don't drop kids off for this as it is intended as a family event.
We supply simple snacks and drinks. We have Sorry, Life, cards, and possibly Aggravation. Bring your own game if you wish!
Our next Cookbook Club meeting will be on Tuesday, April 24th at 6 pm at the El Paso District Library. We will be using the cookbook, America's Best Lost Recipes from the editors of Cook's Country magazine. We are making all desserts this month. You can browse the cookbook if you ask at the front desk. We sign up whatever we are bringing to avoid duplicates.
If you like to cook, enjoying tasting food, and want to meet people, I think you would enjoy Cookbook Club!
We'd really love to have you come to Trivia Night! If you can't get a team together, consider joining our 'individual team'. It is just for fun so even if you feel that you aren't good at Trivia, you might be surprised. And in a team environment each member has different strengths and when combined, you just might win. The winning prize is $100 thanks to the Friends of the El Paso District Library.
The event is free, the snacks are free, and free babysitting is provided upon request.
In case you've forgotten Trivia Night will be on Friday, April 20th starting at 6:30 pm. We had a great time last year! Come and see what trivia night is all about!
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs