If you want to get out of the house and try something different, please think about registering for these special events by calling the library at 527-4360 or stopping by the library front desk:
Thursday, March 9th at 6 pm in the library - Carmen from Main Street Yoga (located in downtown Bloomington) will be at the library to teach us about meditation. There are many benefits to meditation including reducing anxiety and depression, and improving attention and concentration. There are also studies that suggest it helps preserve aging brains. Register for this event and try it for yourself!
Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm in the library - Kent McCanless of Woodford County Emergency Services will be at the library to talk about the Care Trak System. The Care Trak System is designed to assist Emergency Service in locating at-risk-individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, Autism, Down's Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. In the event these individuals wander away, they can easily be located. Register to learn more about this system.
Friday, April 21st starting promptly at 6:30 pm (location to be determined) - Trivia Night
The library will have its first Trivia Night. Librarians are busy right now planning challenging questions. You can register as a team or as an individual. If you register as an individual, we will do our best to place you on a team. This event is a family activity, but keep in mind that the youngest on the team should be in the tween age group. We hope it will be a fun activity for all! We will decide on the location closer to the date when we see how many teams are registered.
Tuesday, May 16th at 6pm - Bill Kemp of the McLean County Musem will be at the library to give a presentation, titled: Woman in Blue: Civil War Soldier Albert D.J. Cashier. During the Civil War, Pvt. Cashier spent three years on the march through the South with the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, all the while participating in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Western Theater. Though a true tale of war and woe, this remarkable story becomes even more remarkable when one learns that Cashier was actually a woman named Jennie Hodgers! Bill Kemp has served as librarian for the not-for-profit McLean County Museum of History for nearly fourteen years. Bill has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Illinois State University. Since 2005 he has penned a weekly history feature in the Sunday Pantagraph. This event is appropriate for the age group of teenagers and older.
Other Events that you don't have to register to attend:
Crochet Club - Meetings on Monday, March 6th and Tuesday, March 21st at 6 pm at the library. The same topics will be covered at both meetings so you can attend one or both. Newcomers are welcome but please come to the library for a sheet on the projects that will be covered at the meeting and the supplies you will need to bring.
Adult Coloring - Meets on Tuesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 16th at 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the library. Drop in anytime during that timeframe. Have fun with this relaxing hobby and meet others that enjoy it, too.
Friends of the El Paso Library Meeting - Monday, March 20th at 6 pm at the library - The Friends of the El Paso Library is a group of persons dedicated to library advocacy and fundraising. They would love to have new members.