Have you ever read a book and wished you could be part of the story? I had that feeling with this book that,"Oh, gosh I wish I was there" kind of feeling. If you love animals, I think you will enjoy this book. You can order this through the RSACAT or call us and ask us to order it, if you are interested.
Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History will be at the El Paso District Library to talk about The Unconquerable Kickapoo on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 pm.
The Kickapoo, a fiercely independent people, inhabited this stretch of Central Illinois when the first Euro-American settlers arrived in the early 1820s. This talk will include rare 1906 photographs of the Kickapoo living in Brown County, Kansas. These photographs were commissioned by Milo Custer, an early curator of the McLean County Historical Society.
We have had Mr. Kemp here before several times and he is very knowledgeable about the history of McLean County and his presentations are very well done.
Please register so that we can have an idea of the number of people who will be attending. You can register by calling 527-4360 or stop by the library in person.
Computer Crimes, by Illinois State Trooper Matt Frizzell
This presentation will be on Tuesday, October 29th
at 6:30 pm at the El Paso District Library.
Office Frizzell will cover several topics including scams and viruses.
Please register for this event by calling 527-4360 or stop by the library to sign up. It is important to register so that if we do not get very much attendance, the presenter might decide to cancel the presentation, we can contact you.
Last Friday we moved the Audiobooks to where the Largeprint was shelved. We had to shift all the Adult Nonfiction to put the Largeprint following the Western section. It took about 5 hours and several volunteers but we did get it done. So, if you come in and can't find something, remember that it may have moved. You can always ask the librarians for help, too!
The program last Thursday on the Parklands was very fun and informative. Jessica Chambers, the presenter was so enthusiastic, it was very catching. She talked about her favorite Parklands spots and some of the special plants and wildlife you may see in those places. The audience really enjoyed her stories! The Parklands could use new members to volunteer. She encouraged the audience to visit one of their sites with a friend and help to spread the word about the good work that they are doing to restore the different types of environments along the Mackinaw River.
What is the Parklands Foundation?
A talk by Jessica Chambers, president of the Parklands Foundation
Thursday, October 10th (today) at 6:30 pm at the El Paso District Library
This is the time to ask any questions you may have or to just find out more in general about what this organization does.
We've only had 3 people sign up for the presentation this Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 pm called 'What is the Parklands Foundation?" Surely, we can do better than that!
Jessica Chambers, the president of the Parklands Foundation will explain the goals of this important organization that works to preserve their properties along the Mackinaw River and several prairie sites, some very close to El Paso.
Some of you may wonder how the Foundation is run, some may wonder where the properties they own are located, and some may have never even heard of the Parklands Foundation. Come to the presentation this Thursday to get your questions answered.
Please call the library to register or you can also stop by to register. Some people ask, "Why do we have to register?" Well, if you were planning a party, wouldn't you like to know in advance how many people might come? And also last week our presenter had a family emergency and we had to cancel our event on the day it was scheduled to take place. It was very helpful to have a list of people to contact in that situation. You can still come if you do not register though.
We had to cancel the Wagon's West: The Life and Times of the Ingalls Family presentation that was scheduled for tonight, October 3rd. The presenter had a family emergency last night.
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.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs