You have the opportunity to make this little magnet for a Mother's Day gift. The Creation Station will help you make use the Cricut Machine to make this on Thursday, May 2nd between 4 pm and 6 pm. Our staff will be on hand that day to help you make this creation. Remember that children under 11 always need parental supervision to be in the Creation Station so do not drop your kids off to make this craft. Adults are welcome also to come and make this creation, too.
We had a great turn out for Trivia Night. We hope everyone had a good time. We worry that the questions were maybe a bit hard? Well, if you have suggestions, let us know. I took pictures during the cheese tasting round, which was a mistake as I got a lot of people making "that tastes yucky" faces. The competition was very close but table 5 pulled away at the end Thanks to everyone for participating and God Bless the babysitters. A special thanks to my committee members Douglas and Karen for making 23 dozen cookies among other things and to Karen and Karel for spending hours "cutting the cheese" among other things. Thanks always to Carla, our fearless leader as she is often called for all her cookies, brownies, questions, and guidance.
Thank you to Courtney and Lyssa for working all day at the library and then staying the evening to watch 34 children! And thank you to Hannah, Ashley, Julia, and Kaila for volunteering also!
And thank you, Douglas for being an awesome emcee!
Daryl Carlson of the Alzheimer's Association was at the library Saturday morning to give a presentation about communicating with those with Alzheimer's. There were about 7 people in the audience. It is great to have an organization like the Alzheimer's Association which does so much to help caregivers and those with Alzheimer's. There is a helpline which caregivers can call when they are overwhelmed, run into a problem, or just need to talk to someone about the situation they are facing. It is a 24/7 helpline: 800-272-3900. You can also get reliable information and resources at alz.org/care
We hope to have another class about this topic in the near future to help those caregivers in our area.
Effective Communication Strategies (between caregivers and loved ones with alzheimer's) class this saturday at 10:30 am
Daryl Carlson of the Alzheimer's Association will be here this Saturday to present this class. The presenters do a great job and give great support to caregivers. The class runs from 10:30 am to Noon.
Trivia Night is this Friday, April 26th. We start Trivia promptly at 6:30 pm so please get here ahead of that time to get settled in! The event is free, the snacks are free, the babysitting is free but we do appreciate donations to help support library programs! We hope everyone will have a good time, that is our main goal!
We will discuss the book, Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball.
Our May book will be Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.
Emily Schmidgall was here last week to talk about her grandfather, A.T. Simmons who worked with Paul Moratz, the architect of our original library building. A.T. Simmons went on to build many library buildings throughout the United States. It was a great presentation to make us grateful for the lovely building that we still have today.
If you know someone taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's, please tell them about our upcoming class with Daryl Carlson from the Alzheimer's Association, called "Effective Communication Strategies" (between caregivers and loved ones with Alzheimer's). It is on Saturday, April 27th from 10:30 am to Noon at the library. We must have at least 5 people registered in advance, or the class will be cancelled. Call the library 309-527-4360 or stop by to register. So far we have 3 people registered.
We now have our maximum number of team sign-ups but our individual team only has 2 people on it. We have one team that we set aside for individuals to sign up - people who would like to play but who can't get enough people together to have a team. So, anyone who would like to join up on the individual team - you have until this Friday to sign up.
Did we mention this is a free event? Free babysitting! Free snacks! How many things in this day and age are free?
Don't sit home and be lonely - come and play Trivia. It is just for fun so don't worry if you don't know all the answers, no one else does either!
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs