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.

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 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: 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 Youth 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: TATTING BASICS INSTRUCTED BY SANDEE KANE

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 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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FITNESS & HEALTH

CORE STRENGTHENING WITH YOGA FITNESS - WEB
INSTRUCTED BY CARL BRINGENBERG

Sundays, 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER 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 
    Saturday, November 1 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 
    Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm 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. 

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BOOK DISCUSSION: DISPUTING BILL O’REILLY’S KILLING PATTON  
Led by local author Bill Nunes

Saturday, November 1 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Community Room. Local author Bill Nunes will share his opinions about the conclusions Bill O’Reilly came to in his most recent book Killing Patton. Discussion will include disputing Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Patton, General Patton and his life, and other topics the book touches on. Author Nunes will give a copy of his book History of World War II to each attendee.

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A PLETHORA OF PENS
Facilitated by Susan Carsell

Starting on November 2, a Plethora of Pens writing group will 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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AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING
Author Thomas Jones

The Library invites you to an evening of military history, shared personal combat experience, and perspectives on today’s military on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room.
Join us for an author talk and book signing of Lost Survivor (2005), written by Thomas Jones, the former assistant director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Lost Survivor was turned into a screenplay in 2010, and performed at both the Springfield Hooglan Centers for the Arts, and at the Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center to rave reviews in the State Journal-Register. This historical fiction portrays a black soldier’s journey to Vietnam and back. Other topics of discussion may include women in combat, changes in the National Guard, and PTSD.
Thomas Jones, retired from the Budget and Fiscal Management at the Illinois Secretary of State’s office as the chief deputy director is the recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Services Medal.

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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Presented by Walter Hall
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

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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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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