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Corn Festival Information
Changes to Library Hours for Library Business :
Thursday & Friday (Sept. 7th and 8th), closes at 4 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 9th, closed all day
However, there are events going on at the library during Corn Festival. The library part of the building will be locked off but you can enter through the main doors and visit the other parts.
The Lester Pfister History & Genealogy Room will be open during Corn Festival! It will be highlighting class composites of El Paso High School graduates from years ending with “2” or “7”.
-Open on Thurs. & Fri. (Sept. 7th and 8th) until 9 pm.
-Open on Saturday (September 9th) from 1 pm to 9 pm.
The Friends of the El Paso Library are having their book sale at the library this year in the Drake Family – Heartland Bank Community Room. The hours for the book sale are:
Thursday, September 7th - 3 pm to 7 pm.
Friday, September 8th - 3 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday, September 9th—9 am to 5 pm, although they will be closed during the parade (which starts at noon).
Tuesday, August 29th - Back to School Carmel & Apples Party at 3:15 pm in the park outside the library, officially known as Jefferson Park
Is this part of the rock playing game that people do on Facebook? Are we supposed to hide it somewhere else for someone else to find?
Thank you, Ann Simpson for the pretty flowers we get to see each day when we come to work! Thanks also for remembering to water them all summer!
Tuesday, August 22nd:
Thursday, August 24th:
RIOT ACT (our book club) at 7 pm
List of Upcoming Adult Events for the rest of 2017
Upcoming September Events
Kay Henrichs, McLean County Master Gardener, gave a fun and informative presentation on the life cycle of the monarch last Thursday at the library. There were 24 people in attendance. Kay brought her butterfly condo with her and we got to see butterfly eggs on milkweed plants and the chrysalises, also. Kay tags the monarch butterflies that are hatched from the chrysalises in her condo before setting them free. Kay also talked about her trip to Mexico a few years ago in which she visited the wilderness in which the monarchs stay over the winter. It really sounded like she had quite an adventure there! Thank you to all who could attend and thank you very much to Kay and her assistants for a great presentation! After Kay's presentation, we toured the library's beautiful pollinator garden set up by Woodford County Master Gardeners, Karel Kaufman and Karen Kaufman-Dickson. The garden has grown so much since it was planted last year. If you get a chance to walk by, you will see lots of varieties of bees and butterflies. Thank you, Karel and Karen!
We had a raffle drawing (we have one at every adult program). Heather Kosur and family won the butterfly feeder and nectar from Wild Birds Unlimited in Normal.
Upcoming adult programs in September, October to mark on your calendars!
Tuesday, September 19th at 6 pm John Wille of the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac will be here to talk about Route 66. If you would like to read about Route 66 we have a new book about it written by retired Lieutenant Chester D. Henry called 'Route 66, My Home Away From Home'.
Tuesday, October 17th at 6 pm Christian fiction author, Jerry Eicher will be at the library to talk about his books. We have several books by Mr. Eicher. I will put a few up on top of the new shelf if you would like to read some before he visits the library.
Thursday, August 17th at 6 pm
Monarch Butterfly Presentation
Learn about the lives of monarch butterflies and what we can do to help them survive. The talk will be given by Kay Henrichs, McLean County Master Gardener and monarch butterfly enthusiast. Karel Kaufman, librarian and Woodford County Master Gardener will give a tour of the library's pollinator garden also.
Friday, August 18th
* 11:45 am to 12:45 pm - Unit 11 Teacher's Lunch
* 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
What's New at the Library for Teachers & Homeschool Parents
Come see some of the new items the library has to aid teachers and parents. Please RSVP if you need childcare provided
Sara Reid was at the library last night teaching others how to use the settings on their DSLR cameras to take better pictures. We learned about the 3 key points in photography shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. She also gave some great tips on many other aspects of photography useful to any photographer, regardless of the type of camera you own. She gave a classroom type discussion in the Drake Family-Community Room and then we went outside to practice taking pictures. She did a tremendous job! We had 5 people which was a very good number for getting personal instruction. We raffled off a gift certificate to Java, Eats & Sweets here in El Paso. A small crowd makes the odds of winning the raffle better, also!
Sara is a professional photographer specializing in newborn and senior portraits. You can check out her work at her website. Thanks for the great class, Sara!
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs