Thank you community volunteers, Woodford County Master Gardeners, U of I Extension Office, and fellow librarians for making the landscaping outside the library so pretty! It takes a lot of work to make it look pretty throughout the summer and you all do a great job!
We had a great class with Jenna Smith, University of Illinois Registered Dietitian. Jenna presented a lot of information and at the end she made a delicious dish using cauliflower "rice". Thank you, Jenna and her assistant for coming to our library to present this important information. We had a good turnout also. Thanks to those who registered for the event.
Jerry won the raffle prize we have at almost every adult special event. He won an Ellie Pooh notepad, which hopefully helps to save elephants in Sri Lanka.
We have closed the enrollment for the diabetes class taking place this coming Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm. Jenna has to make copies of the information she gives out and buy the food that she is going to make so that is why the enrollment has closed.
We hope to see those of you who registered this Tuesday evening!
We really enjoyed Nick Bartholomew of Illinois Storm Chasers! I was very proud of the excellent behavior of the audience, everyone was very respectful to the presenter. We had all ages in the audience and they had a lot of excellent questions for Nick at the end! Thank you, Nick for coming down from Joliet and thank you audience members for taking time to attend!
It is kind of fun to go back and remember the books that our adult book club, RIOT ACT (Readers In Our Town Are Coming Together) have read.
1st book (April 2017) – What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey
2nd book (May 2017) – The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
3rd book (June 2017) – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
4th book (July 2017) – House Rules by Jodi Picoult
5th book (August 2017) – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
6th book (Sept 2017) – Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
7th book (Oct 2017) – The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
8th book (Nov 2017) – To Touch the Top of the World by Erik Weihenmayer
9th book (Jan 2018) – The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
10th book (Feb 2018) – Little Bee by Chris Cleave
11th book (Mar 2018) – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sanders
12th book (Apr 2018) – The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman )
13th book (May 2018) – Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
14th book (June 2018) – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
15th book (July 2018) – The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
16th book (August 2018) – Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins
17th book (September 2018) – The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
18th book (October 2018) – Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
19th book (January 2019) – The Awakening of HK Derryberry by Jim Bradford, although we never got to talk about it because our meeting was cancelled due to bad weather
20th book (February 2019) – The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
21st book (March 2019) - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
22nd book (April 2019) – Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball
23rdh book (May 2019) – Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
24thh book (June 2019) - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
25th book (July 2019) – American Heart by Erin Moriarty
26th book (Aug 2019) - Soar by Joan Baur
27th book (Sept 2019) – Life in a Jar: the Irena Sendler Project Jack Mayer
The El Paso District Library will host Eating to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes by University of Illinois Registered Dietitian, Jenna Smith on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. You will take home a packet of recipes and diabetes information. This course costs $3 per person to attend to cover the cost of the food that Jenna will prepare for you. You must register by Friday, September 20th to attend. We must have a minimum number of people registered for the class to be held.
So, don't forget to register by calling the library at 527-4360 or stopping by the front desk of the library.
Don't forget to sign up for Storm Chasers 101 by Nick Bartholomew of Illinois Storm Chasers. The presentation is next Tuesday, September 17th at 6 pm.
This is a free program and all ages are welcome.
Please register by calling 527-4360 or stop by the front desk of the library. It helps us to plan the event better.
If you drop your glasses and the frame breaks, instead of taping them or trying to crazy glue them, why don't you come to the library and use our 3-D pen to fix them?
That is what happened to Latina today and she immediately thought of the 3-D pen solution. Remember the Creation Station is staffed and ready to help you from 1 pm to 3 pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Kim Mullins, the Joyful Genealogist, will be at the El Paso District library on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm to present a talk on the Ingalls family. Most of us are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder through her books and later a television show. What we don't know could fill its own book. Where did they come from and what triumphs and tragedies befell this American family? Her sisters were incredible women in their own right! Join Kim as she compares and contrasts the differences between the books, television series, and their real life!
Kim has been to the library several times before and she is a lot of fun as well as a great presenter. Please register at the library for this presentation. It helps us to know how many Kim should plan for! Register by stopping by the front desk or calling us at 309-527-4360.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs