Events and Classes

BOOK CLUBS

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BOOK CLUB 
Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room. New Members are always welcome.

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PAGE TO SCREEN ONLINE BOOK CLUB 
Join us on Facebook and Twitter the 4th Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm for an online discussion thread of the latest book to movie. Follow #gccl #pagetoscreen.

August 25: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
September 22: Divergent by Veronica Roth
October 27: This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
November 24: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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COOKING

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Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Community Room. Join in the fun of decorating a different design on each of the four cupcakes. Learn decorating techniques while creating a spider web, an owl, a ghost, and a pumpkin. Participants will be able to take home their decorating supplies, as well as their four creepy cupcake creations. Space is limited to 8 participants. Supply fee of $10 (cash only) is due by October 1 to secure your reservation.

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FALL SOUPS AND BREADS

Thursday, November 13 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Warm up with fall recipes! Learn how to make Vegas Wedding Soup, Easy Tortellini Soup, along with Beer Bread, and Pumpkin Bread. Participants will get to taste each soup and bread, and recipes will be handed out.

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HOLIDAY APPETIZERS

Monday, December 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Let us help you plan the appetizers you will serve at your holiday party. Learn how to prepare crowd pleasers such as an Asparagus Bundle, Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites, and Cheese Straws. Participants will get to taste each appetizer and recipes will be handed out.

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COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY

Computer-Technology-web iconMICROSOFT EXCEL AND WORD INSTRUCTED BY JOE FEIGL

Microsoft Excel 13
Part 1: Participants will create a document while the Instructor covers information found on the Home tab, Page Layout tab, Review Tab, and View Tab.
Part 2: Participants will create a document while the Instructor covers information found on the Insert Tab, Formulas Tab and Data Tab.

Part 1: Monday, October 13 from 6:30-7:30 pm and Part 2: Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30-7:30 pm

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Microsoft Word 13
Part 1:
 Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Word by creating a document, saving, highlighting, copying and pasting.
Part 2: Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Word by creating a document, learning the paragraph functions, page layout, view, and references.

Part 1: Monday, September 15 from 6:30-7:30 pm & Part 2: Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP FILLED
Part 1: Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm & Part 2: Thursday, November 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Monday, October 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. This workshop will  cover social media such as Blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter as used for:
• Business to business
• Business to consumer
• Creating a professional personal profile
• Job Searching

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CRAFTS & NEEDLEWORK

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YACK & YARN: KNITTING AN UPTOWN SCARF
INSTRUCTED BY MELISSA WOODS       

PART 1: Monday, September 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Youth Room.
Will begin to knit the Uptown Scarf. Will learn how to cast on and cast off.

PART 2: Tuesday, September 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room.
Finish knitting the Uptown Scarf. Will learn to apply fringe.

Materials participants need to bring:
1 Skein worsted weight yarn
2 Skeins of super bulky yarn (approx. 45 yards each)
One set of straight US 35 needles
One straight US size 8 needle [available online only]
One crochet hook size S [available online only]  

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SOAP MAKING 101 INSTRUCTED BY BECKY RIPPELMEYER

Sunday, December 7 from 2:30-4:30 pm in the Community Room.

Learn the basics of soap making by professional soap maker Becky Ripplemeyer, whose Heirloom Soapworks can be found in her shop in Lebanon, IL. With a maximum of 6 students per class, there is plenty of individual instruction.  Each student comes away with both knowledge AND experience from this 100% hands on class. Participants get to choose between the following essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, & Lemon Grass. Participants get to take home two big bars of soap that they created from scratch! You’ll have to decide whether to keep them or to give them as holiday gifts. The workshop lasts approx. 2 hours, and includes all supplies. Participation is limited to 6, so you will be notified if you have been placed on the Waiting List.

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YACK & YARN: TATTING BASICS INSTRUCTED BY SANDEE KANE

Tuesday, December 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room.

Learn the basics of tatting, including the “flip” of the knot. Tatting shuttles, white thread, and red thread will be provided. Participation is limited to 6, so you will want to sign up soon. 

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FITNESS & HEALTH

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INSTRUCTED BY CARL BRINGENBERG

Sundays, September 7, 21 & 28 and October 5, 19 & 26 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Community Room. Please bring a Yoga mat and desired weights. Registration is limited to 15. Please call if you need to cancel so we may include those on the Waiting List. (SEPTEMBER CORE WORKSHOPS ARE FILLED)

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MORNING FLOW YOGA INSTRUCTED BY CARL BRINGENBERG

Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the Community Room. Yoga designed to get your morning going. Please bring a Yoga mat. Registration is limited to 15. Please call if you need to cancel so we may include those on the Waiting List.  

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YOGA FITNESS  INSTRUCTED BY SARAH HARTWIG

Saturdays,  October 18 & 25 and November 8, 15 & 22 from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the Community Room. Please bring a Yoga mat. Registration is limited to 15. Please call if you need to cancel so we may include those on the Waiting List.

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ESSENTIAL OILS  INSTRUCTED BY JULIE BROCKEMEIR

Monday, October 6 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Community Room. Come learn what essential oils are, how they are made, how to use them, and how they are changing the way people are approaching their healthcare.  By using the recipes handed out, learn how to replace many items in your home such as bug spray, cleaning products, and more with all natural oils.

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POWER CORE YOGA INSTRUCTED BY CARL BRINGENBERG

Sundays, November 2, 23 & 30 and December 7, 21 & 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Community Room. Get fit and healthy with these core strengthening Yoga postures. Please bring a Yoga mat and desired weights. Registration is limited to 15. Please call if you need to cancel so we may include those on the Waiting List.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - WEBThe Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month from
6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room. The Friends plan events benefiting the Library. Membership forms are available at the Help Desk. Join us, there’s always room for you!

 

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GARDENING

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FALL COMPOSTING INSTRUCTED BY CATHY REINHARD 

Tuesday, October 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. This workshop will present an overview of composting in the fall, the benefits of composting, the types of composting, what common compostable materials are, a simplistic compost process for a homeowner, and a Q & A session.

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NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH – November 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo - Crest

When: Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10:00 am – Noon

Where: Community Room

Come write in! Log on to http://nanowrimo.org/ and participate in NaNoWriMo.

  • Write a novel in a month!
  •  Track your progress.
  •  Get pep talks and support.
  •  Meet fellow writers online and in person at the Library!

               

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SPECIAL INTEREST

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SPEECHCRAFT  INSTRUCTED BY TOASTMASTER CLARK WELLS

Thursdays, September 11. 18 & 25 and October 9, 16 & 23 from 6:15-7:45 pm in the Community Room. It is required to attend all six workshops. Speechcraft gives participants an edge in public speaking by providing the opportunity and the tools to develop and hone communication skills in a supportive environment. These interactive fun sessions will put power in your presentations. The program covers:

• Speech topics for thinking creatively

• Impromptu speaking for responding on the spot

• The value of time – getting your message across

• Speaking to an objective – speaking with clarity

• Running effective and productive meetings- time efficiency

• The art of constructive feedback

Workbooks will be provided by Toastmasters International. A certificate of completion will be given at the last workshop. Sign up today, as space is limited to 12 participants.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER INSTRUCTED BY
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor
Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ® a partnership
with the American Library Association. 

  • HOW TO SELECT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND IDENTIFY INVESTMENT SCAMS 
    Saturday, September 20 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room 
    Find out which type of investment professional benefits you most. Learn about “red flags” when choosing an advisor or investment. Resources will be shared.

  • CREDIT SMART: Borrowing and charging and making it work for you 
    Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room 
    Learn about your credit score, who uses them, and how debt affects your ability to borrow. Find out about the advantages of gas cards, hotel cards, and airline cards. Discover all the ways your credit card can benefit you as you explore the benefits of having ample credit for financial stability. Resources will be shared.  

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER INSTRUCTED BY 
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
​ is made possible by a grant from the FINRA
Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ®
a partnership with the American Library Association.

  • BUDGETING FOR LIFE 
    Saturday, October 4 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Community Room
    Discover what to consider while developing your household budget. Find out what debts should be paid down first. Explore student loans, mortgage and other loans. Learn about recommended savings for college and retirement. Resources will be shared. 
     

  • SAVING FOR AND DURING RETIREMENT 
    Friday, October 10 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Community Room
    Designed to cover topics for those who will retire in 5 years, or who have already retired. Find out how to determine if you have saved enough, credit options prior to retirement, and how you should distribute or invest your wealth. Discover how to utilize a trust officer, their services, and insurance options. Resources will be shared. 
     

  • TRUSTS, JOINT ACCOUNTS, AND BENEFICIARIES: How to title your financial accounts to ensure they meet your needs 
    Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
    Learn who can access your financial accounts even if you have a will. Discussion will cover several types of of accounts and the benefits and limitations of each. Find out what to consider prior to titling your accounts, and how often they should be reviewed. Learn about utilizing a Power of Attorney and the powers it grants when placed on a bank account. Resources will be shared.

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green-halloween-GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP & SHOP

Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 am -11:00 am in the Community Room. Costume collection begins NOW! Drop off your gently worn costume at the Help Desk and receive a swap voucher, or bring it to the event to swap or shop. Costumes may be purchased for $5. All proceeds will go to charity.

 

VACATION DESTINATION: IRELAND AND THE EMERALD ISLE FROM CASTLES TO PUBS  PRESENTED BY REGINA DUNBAR HENDRICKSON

Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Join us for an introduction to Ireland and the Emerald Isle. Explore fascinating stops from Castles to Pubs. Experience life as it was centuries ago. Learn about the land’s rich history while enjoying its natural beauty.

All attendees may receive a $50.00 Visa Gift Card from E4 Travel and Events – when booking any vacation package for Ireland/ The Emerald Isle. Other Resort/Cruise Options may qualify for a Visa Gift Card. Value of gift to be determined by value of vacation package purchased. Range – $25.00 to $100.00. NOTE: Gift Card will not be presented until vacation package is paid in full and/or one week prior to travel.

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CREEPY CUPCAKES  INSTRUCTED BY JANYNNE STAHL

Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Community Room. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to decorate their four creepy cupcake each in a different design. Participants will take home their icing decorating supplies along with their four decorated cupcakes. There is a supply fee of $10 (cash only) and is due by October 1 to secure your participation. Register is limited to 8 participants.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER INSTRUCTED BY
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
is made possible by a grant from the FINRA
Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ®
a partnership with the American Library Association.

  • INVEST WISELY: What to know before your money can grow 
    Monday, September 15 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room Learn about individual investing styles and the terminology. Discover your financial personal risk tolerance. Find out investment types best suited for young families, those nearing retirement, and those already retired. Resources will be shared. 

  • HOW TO SELECT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND IDENTIFY INVESTMENT SCAMS 
    Saturday, September 20 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room 
    Find out which type of investment professional benefits you most. Learn about “red flags” when choosing an advisor or investment. Resources will be shared. 

  • CREDIT SMART: Borrowing and charging and making it work for you 
    Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room 
    Learn about your credit score, who uses them, and how debt affects your ability to borrow. Find out about the advantages of gas cards, hotel cards, and airline cards. Discover all the ways your credit card can benefit you as you explore the benefits of having ample credit for financial stability. Resources will be shared.
     

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A PLETHORA OF PENS

A Plethora of Pens writing group meet on the first Monday of the month from
6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. The writing group will encourage each other’s creativity with plot scenarios and character development, and will give support to one another’s work. Limited help with self-publishing will be available. 

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Upcoming Youth Programs and Events – 2014

Nia Dance for Everyone  

Sat. 9/20, 10/18,11/15  at 10:00 a.m.

Join certified Nia instructor for a lively session of stretching, martial arts, yoga, and dance.

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American Girl Club  -   Sat. 10/25, 11/22, 12/20 @ 1:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating all American Girls with book talks and activities that

highlight our nation’s history through the eyes of American Girls.  

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LEGO CLUB  -  Sat. 9/13,10/11, 11,8/ 12/13

Calling all LEGOliers.  It’s challenging, it’s fun, it”s LEGO Club.

 Lego Challenges, online Lego design, LEGO X-Box Games.  

It’s all here at LEGO CLUB.

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Animal Tales – Creepy Critters  -  Sat. Oct. 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Want to learn about some scary creatures before Halloween?

 Learn about snakes, insects, and other real live creepy creatures.

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After Hours Family Haunted Library 

 Sat. Oct. 25    5:00-7:00 p.m.

Bring your own blankets to build a spooky reading fort.

 Listen to spooky stories,  share a craft,

and snack on walking s’mores.

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International Gaming Day  

Sat. Nov. 15  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Get your game on at our International Gaming Day

event and join people around the  world by playing video

games on an 8 foot screen, board games, and

other childhood favorites.  

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Holiday Open House – Sat. Dec. 6

 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

It’s never too early to think about our Holiday Open House.

 Make plans to bring your family to the Holiday Open House

.  There’s plenty to do:  talk to Mrs. Claus and Santa, bid on a

Friends of the Library Holiday Tree during their

silent auction, and decorate sugar cookies baked

by Santa’s elves and delivered from the North Pole.  Enjoy

Annie’s Frozen Custard with holiday sprinkles..

At 3:00 p.m. we have a special surprise performance

of the “Christmas Carol” courtesy of Swords & Roses.

You’ll want to see what happens when Lady Pirates

get into the Holiday Spirit.

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 STARS with Dogs

(Sit Together and Read Stories)

Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec, 8 at 6 pm

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STARS meet the second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the

Youth Programming Room. Read your favorite stories to

CHAMP Therapy Dog, Chouteau, and Socrates

the second Monday of every month.

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