October is "Blindness Awareness" Month. Wilma Copeland will be at the library on Monday, October 9th at 4 pm to talk about 'My Journey from Sight to Blindness'. Please come and listen to Wilma's story.
On Tuesday, October 10th from 2 pm to 4 pm, Wilma will demonstrated how to use a stylus to write your name in Braille. She will also do this demonstration on Tuesday, October 24th at the same time.
Thursday, October 12th is the Friendship Stew at 5:30 pm. Bring a can of soup and a friend to the meeting and learn about the Friends of the El Paso District Library. There will be a short presentation followed by a supper of super soup!
On Tuesday, October 17th, author Jerry Eicher will be at the library at 6 pm. Mr. Eicher is the author of many Amish fiction books and has written about his childhood in the nonfiction book, My Amish Childhood. Register for this event at the front desk or by calling the library at 527-4360.
Thursday, November 2nd at 6 pm Alex DePauw will teach the class, Social Media for Adults. There is a limit of 8 students for this class so be sure to register soon!
On Thursday, November 14th at 6 pm Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History will be here to talk about 'Pioneer Cattle and Hog Droving'. Before the coming of the railroads, McLean County Farmers marched livestock to markets as far away as Chicago and Cincinnati. Can you imagine driving 2,000 hogs 120 miles to Chicago in the wind, ice, and snow of November? Isacc Funk and other area livestock farmers lived to tell the tale. Do you know any farmers out there who might be interested in this topic? Help us to spread the word. Bill Kemp is an excellent speaker and I'm sure you would enjoy it! Registration is appreciated for this event.
On Saturday, November 18th at 10:30 am, Sara Reid will teach a basic photography class for DSLR cameras. Register for this event also so that Sara will know how many people to expect.
Hope that you can make it to some of these events!