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.
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.
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER INSTRUCTED BY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.