Hopefully, all of you know that Gail Bozarth is retiring from the library. Her last day is Thursday, July 20th. We have a retirement memory book kind of thing available for patrons who would like to write her a note or sign it. Ask for it at the front desk. Let's make this a special memory for Gail.
Three Special Events at the El Paso District Library in July:
1. Woodcarving Presentation - Tuesday, July 11th at 6 pm
Mike Hartzler of the Corn Belt Carving Club will show us the tools you need to carve wood, the type of medium to use, and he will show us some of his woodcarvings.
2.Local Author Cathy Greene discussion - Tuesday, July 18th at 6 pm
Cathy Greene will discuss her book that she co-wrote with her nephew, titled 'Just Like You'. She will also discuss food allergy issues with the audience. Please come and support our local author in her quest to educate others about food allergies.
3. Solar Eclipse Program - Tuesday, July 25th at 6 pm
Thomas Willmitch will be here as part of the NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Program. He will talk about eclipses, the specific eclipse coming up in August in central Illinois, and he will show us a safe way to view the eclipse. Mr. Willmitch is the director of the ISU Planetarium. Don't miss this fun and informative program.
Please register at the library for these special events. You can stop by the main desk or you can call us at 527-4360.
Monday, June 19th - Friends of the Library Meeting - 6 pm
Tuesday, June 20th:
Children's Story Hour - 11 am to Noon
Honey Bee Challenge - 1 pm to 2 pm
Crochet Club - 6 pm
Wednesday, June 21st - Family Feud - 6:30 pm
(Fun to watch, even if you aren't participating in the 'feud'.)
Thursday, June 22nd:
Children's Crafts - 10 am to 11 am & 2 pm to 3 pm
Coding Class for Kids - 1 pm (must be registered to attend)
RIOT ACT (Adult Book Club) - 7 pm
Friday, June 23rd - Children's Design Time - 1 pm
(must be registered to attend)
DIY T-Shirt Craft
If you are interested in what books we have read for the book club (RIOT ACT - Readers In Our Town Are Coming Together), I will list them here:
- April's book (What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey)
- May's book (The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner)
- June's book (A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving)
We've had several changes to our June Calendar. The Coding Class scheduled for June 13th was cancelled but it has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 22nd at 1 pm. Several events require registration to attend so that we can get the proper number of supplies and so forth. The Family Craft event (Monogram Mugs) on Wednesday, June 14th has full registration now and we can't accept anymore participants. We have updated the one page June event calendar to reflect this if you would like to print it out again to make this less confusing.
1. We are trying to encourage our patrons to read the book, Civil War Fathers, Sons of the Civil War in World War II by Tim Pletkovich. Tim is coming to our library to talk about his book on December 7, 2017 (Pearl Harbor Day). Tim is a very enthusiastic person and is planning something special. We would like to have patrons in the audience who have read his book and can ask some good questions or have a good discussion with him.
So, to give a bit more encouragement: Anyone who reads his book will get a ticket for a Free Movie Rental when they return the book to the library.
I read the book and really enjoyed it. My own father enlisted in the army shortly after the attack of Pearl Harbor. His brothers were also involved in World War II, one lost his life in the South Pacific. My father died in 1989, but I think reading this book helped me to understand him better. I think anyone who enjoys stories of the old times or who is a history buff will enjoy reading this book!
2. We do have a correction to some of the handouts that we have given out for summer reading. The Coding Class on Tuesday, June 13th has been cancelled but the other coding classes are still on. Sorry if this causes any confusion.
We are now a district library! If you live in the El Paso-Gridley School District and you don't belong to another library district (Gridley or Carlock, for example), then you can now get a card from the El Paso District Library. Starting in 2018 your property taxes will pay for your card, but you can get your card today!
Unfortunately, there are still some that we serve who do not live in the El Paso-Gridley School District and we will still have to charge those patrons for a yearly card when they come into the library.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs