Creation Station Staffed Hours 1 pm to 3 pm
We hope to have a genealogy class next Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30 pm. Kim Mullins, the Joyful Genealogist will be here to present, 'Genealogy Fan Club: Sort thru the brick wall one fan at a time'. Kim will suggest strategies to help you when you come to an ancestor in your family genealogy that seems to have fallen off the ends of the Earth!
So far no one has registered. Please register if you are thinking of coming. We won't hold you to it, but we need to be able to let Kim know if she should drive over here to give the class.
Register by calling the library at 309-527-4360 or stop by the front desk and register in person!
Kim Mullins, the Joyful Genealogist will be at the library on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm to teach a genealogy class. Kim has been to the library several times before to teach genealogy. Her presentations are very informative and very easy to understand. The class she will be teaching is titled: The Genealogy Fan Club - Breaking Down Brick Walls One Fan at a Time. We all have at least one "brick wall" in our family genealogy. That one ancestor who seems to have fallen off the ends of the earth. Learn how to use others in your circle of family members to track them down!
Register for this class by stopping by or calling the library at 309-527-4360. We ask you to register because it is important to know how many people we should expect.
If you are like me and have absolutely no idea what a Cricut Machine would be used for, come to the library and see the machine and some sample projects. It is currently on display at the counter by Courtney's desk on the main floor. The Creation Station is open today so if you want to learn to use it stop by between 1 pm and 3 pm.
It was pointed out to us this morning that our website did not say what we meant it to say regarding eligibility for an El Paso District Library card. We have worked on the wording this morning to try to make it more understandable. If you are interested check out our link to the library card information. We are sorry for any confusion that we may have caused.
Even if El Paso District Library is not your home library, you can still use it or any other library in the RAILS Library System. Most libraries in this area belong to RAILS and we all send books back and forth to each other.
10 am to 11 am - Tween/Young Adult Book Club. Lyssa and her group will be talking about Paintings from the Cave by Gary Paulsen
1 pm to 3 pm - Creation Station Staffed Hours - If you come to the staffed hours of the Creation Station then you can get authorized to use the crafting equipment and then you can come anytime we are open, although there are age restrictions.
2 pm to 5 pm - A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will be at the library to talk to those interested about jobs available in the upcoming census. There is a need for people in Woodford and McLean Counties!
7 pm -RIOT ACT - Our book club for adults will be talking about The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
The United States Census Bureau needs workers in Woodford County and also McLean County. The Census Bureau will hold an Informational Session for those interested in 2020 Census Jobs at the El Paso District Library on Tuesday, June 25th from 10 am to 1 pm and also on Thursday, June 27th from 2 pm to 5 pm. The census recruiter will explain the jobs and duties, the training, and the pay and benefits as well as answering questions and clarifying areas of concern. Please do not ask the librarians questions about the census jobs, you must come to the informational meetings and ask an expert.
The Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society met last night at the library. The meetings are open to the public and I had the pleasure of attending. I was very impressed with all the knowledge that was present in the room, some of the members have been with the organization for quite some time. Karen Fyke's talk, 'Why? What? Who?' was very informative and entertaining. She talked about several books on Woodford County history and told interesting stories from each one. Karen loves history and books and has a passion for both. The society does so much work that I did not realize - writing and compiling books on Woodford history, running their research room, assisting the public with genealogy questions regarding Woodford County, and preserving Woodford County history in many other ways also. The library recently acquired some of their newest books - The Archive 2005-2017 (a compilation of Woodford County Historical Society Newsletters) and a booklet about the Woodford County poor farm (sorry I don't have the exact title) so look for those next time you are in the library. Check out the excellent Woodford County Historical Society's Facebook page if you are interested in local history.
Tweens and Young Adults who love to read and talk about books, this group is for you! Our first meeting will be today from 10 am to 11 am. Librarian Lyssa will be leading this group.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs