Events and Classes

ADULT WINTER READING

Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2014  HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS 

The Adult Winter Reading Program is an annual initiative of the Glen Carbon Centennial Library District aimed at encouraging leisure reading among adults. Every year, the program advances a different theme as a means of recommending to the reading public a variety of book types from literary classics to overlooked novelties. Participate between December 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, completing as many Point Logs as desired. Register online, call us, or visit us at the Help Desk.

  RULES:
  Earn 25 points per Point Log between Dec. 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015:

  * Earn 5 points for completing each book, ebook, audiobook, eaudiobook, or
     magazine. The Library has a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction
     titles designed to appeal to all reading
interests.

  * Earn 10 points for each adult program attended. Peruse the wide variety of
     workshops from our online Adult Events page.

  * Earn 10 points by using one of the many online databases the Library
     offers.

SUBMIT POINTS:
Submit Points by using the link below. Paper Point Logs are available at the Help Desk, and may be returned to the Help Desk. Each time points are submitted, the participant will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD tablet with case.

Multiple Point Log submissions are encouraged.

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BOOK CLUB / WRITING CLUB

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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.

View upcoming dates and titles.

 


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.

November 24: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 


A PLETHORA OF PENS Writing Group
FACILITATED BY Susan Carsell

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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COOKING

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HOLIDAY APPETIZERS
Instructed by Ellora Ladd
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

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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HOT AND SPICY WINTER NIGHT RECIPES
Instructed by Pam Osley
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Wednesday, February 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Warm up with spicy recipes! Learn how to cook Buffalo Chicken Pasta, Radish Salad with homemade buttermilk dressing, Mexican Brownies with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Participants will get to taste each dish, and recipes will be handed out. 

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COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY

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MICROSOFT EXCEL
INSTRUCTED BY JOE FEIGL

Part 1: Tuesday, January 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Excel by creating a document and learning the functions from the Home tab, Page Layout tab, Review tab, and the View tab.

Part 2: Wednesday, January 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Excel by creating a document and learning the functions from the Insert tab, Formulas tab, and the Data tab.

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MICROSOFT WORD
INSTRUCTED BY JOE FEIGL

Part 1: Tuesday, February 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Word by creating a document, saving, highlighting, copying and pasting.

Part 2: Wednesday, February 4 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room Participants will learn on laptops how to use Microsoft Word by creating a document, learning the paragraph functions, page layout, view, and references.

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CRAFTS & NEEDLEWORK

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YACK & YARN: TATTING BASICS 
Instructed by Sandee Kane 
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Tuesday, December 2 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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SOAP MAKING 101 
Instructed by Becky Ripplemeyer 
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

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. 

This workshop has been filled. Please let the Help Desk know if you wish to be placed on the Waiting List. 288-1212

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YACK & YARN: KNITTING FINGERLESS GLOVES 
Instructed by Melissa Woods
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

PART 1: Monday, January 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room.
PART 2: Thursday, January 15 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room.

Participants will learn how to knit, purl and increase (knit one front and back) while making a pair of fingerless gloves. Participation is limited to 8, so you will want to sign up soon. 

Materials to bring:
One set of dpns US size 4 knitting needles
100-120 yards of DK weight yarn
Waste yarn
One tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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FITNESS & HEALTH

GET COVERED ILLINOIS OPEN ENROLLMENT 
HOSTED BY EAST SIDE HEALTH DISTRICT

On a first come, first served basis a Navigator from East Side Health District will assist in understanding the full range of Marketplace health coverage options and eligible insurance affordability programs. Help will be given with completing an application and enrolling in health coverage in a Qualified Health Plan through the Marketplace and for insurance affordability programs.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Community Room

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Community Room

 


 

POWER CORE YOGA 
INSTRUCTED BY CARL BRINGENBERG 

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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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YOGA FITNESS 
INSTRUCTED BY SARAH HARTWIG

Saturdays, November 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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Saturdays, February 14, 21, & 28 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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ZUMBA FITNESS 
INSTRUCTED BY STEFANIE HAMPTON

Saturdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the Community Room. Get fit and healthy with these moderate to advanced Zumba workouts. 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!

 

  FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 3rd ANNUAL
  HOLIDAY TREE SILENT AUCTION & OPEN HOUSE
 

  Drop by the library starting November 17 to bid, and to vote on
  your favorite trees (Prettiest Tree and Most Creative Tree donors
  will win a gift certificate). Winning bids will   be announced at the
  Open House on Saturday, December 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

  Thank you to our area businesses whose donated decorated trees for this
  silent auction
will benefit the library.

 

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GARDENING

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Gardening Workshops are being scheduled for the Spring.

 

 

 

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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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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Presented by Walter Hall
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Thursday, December 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Cold nights will heat up with this informative lecture about the emergence of intelligence collecting in the Civil War while reflecting on today’s need and uses for intelligence. Discover the intelligence gathering basics such as espionage, scouts, reconnaissance, interrogation, contraband, balloon observations, towers, and signals that were used in the Civil War. Learn how information gathered by Army commanders has evolved into a centralized bureau, and find out how the Union vs. Confederacy differed in intelligence gathering.

Walter Hall has a master of arts degree in Military History with a concentration in the American Civil War. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree from SIUE in Journalism/Mass Communications, and a master of arts degree from Webster University in Healthcare Management. Mr. Hall, retired from the U. S. Navy, is a collateral descendant of Commander James D. Bulloch, of the Confederate States Navy, who headed the Confederate Secret Service in Europe.

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COLD NIGHTS UTILITY BILL CLINIC

Provided by Citizens Utility Board
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:30 pm in the Community Room. Schedule a 20 minute one on one appointment with  a representatives from the Citizens Utility Board to identify where a savings can be made. Utility bill counseling will include telephone services, controlling gas and electric bills, and choices in the natural gas market. The Citizens Utility Board will provide take home packets with helpful information regarding lowering utility bill options. Three 20 minute appointments will be scheduled for each time period. You will be notified should your preferred time slot fill. The next available time slot will be offered to you at that time.

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BUDGETING FOR LIFE

Presented by Katie Jackson

Monday, February 9, 2015 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Learn what to consider while setting up a household budget such as retirement, insurance coverage, lifestyle expectations. Find out what debt should be paid down first, and discover what savings is recommended. Materials will be handed out.

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DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 5 MARATHON
Ealing Studios                              downton_abbey_season_5

Two 4-hour viewing periods in the Community Room.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 pm (First half) 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 pm (Second half) 
Feel free to bring in your own snacks.
Seating is limited to 25, so register today!

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MARCH FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS  
Instructed by Katie Jackson

SAVING FOR AND DURING RETIREMENT: Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Designed for those within 5 years of retirement or those already retired.Find out how to determine how much to save, what credit options should be considered, and how much wealth to distribute or invest. Learn what services a trust officer provides, and what insurance options are available. Materials will be handed out.

TRUSTS, JOINT ACCOUNTS, AND BENEFICIARIES: Thursday, March 26 from
6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Learn how your financial accounts are accessed through your will and what additional steps may need to be taken, especially with a Power of Attorney. Find out what to consider and what to review when titling property. Discover aspects of different accounts, their benefits, and their limitations. Materials will be handed out.

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CREDIT SMART  
Instructed by Katie Jackson

Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Discover how credit scores are used, the way debts affect your ability to borrow, and what products are available to help you get a good credit score. Explore the advantages of gas cards and how they differ form other cards. Find out hidden benefits credit cards could offer. Learn about financial stability and borrowing with ample access to credit. Resources will be given to access credit report, credit card optimizer, as well as a handout comparing the top credit card rewards.

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