SPECIAL INTEREST

Why We Write  Author Talk - Pat Goehe - 9.21.15

Enjoy an evening with children’s author Pat Goehe. Pat will share her experiences while she wrote, Annemarie and Boomer Wait for Grandma. If you are a budding author, or just enjoy writing, you’ll find it interesting while Pat describes the publishing process and why she decided to write this book. 

Annemarie and Boomer Wait For Grandma is the first in a series revolving around Pat’s true experiences with her granddaughter and her rescue dog, Boomer. The book is illustrated by Pat’s great nephew, Joe Bowen, who is known for illustrating comic books. 

Pat, who is 81, grew up in Staunton, IL and currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. She is the youngest of the five children of Joe and Gertrude Bahn. Her father, who owned a string of local groceries, used to write colorful tales of an imaginary baseball team for the local paper. There’s no doubt Pat inherited his storytelling and writing gene. You may recognize Pat from teaching at SIUE before she retired.

Community Room
Monday, September 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 
pm
Books will be available to purchase for $12, and may be autographed. (Cash only) 

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Green Halloween Costume Swap & Shop  Green H-Swap&Shop

Bring in a gently worn costume to swap, or pay $5 per costume to shop.
Costumes for children of all sizes.

Community Room
Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Costumes must be gently worn and devoid of any stains, rips, tears, etc.

 


 

Demystify Selling Your Home  1-Joan-Library
Instructed by Jen Teske CRS GRI RE/MAX Alliance

Take the mystery out of selling your home. Understand the differences between using an agent vs. For Sale By Owner. Learn about your home’s unique challenges, evaluating property value, ways to sell your home quickly, and assessing current market conditions. Find out how to negotiate price when an offer has been made on your home. Discover what to expect when your home is under contract, how to navigate inspections, and important closing information for a successful sale.

Community Room
Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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G.E.D. Testing Prep. & Practice  GED
Instructed by Jada Hogg, M.Ed., Higher Education Consortium Counselor

If you’re considering the G.E.D.(General Education Development), you should also consider letting a skilled instructor from Higher Education Consortium help you prepare for the exam. Whether you’ve been out of school for a while or you just want to brush up on your reading, writing, or math skills to feel confident about taking the exam, register today. We are offering two different workshops: an informative one, and a hands-on approach using the Library’s free Gale Testing & Education database to take a practice test.

Community Room
Part 1: Informative Workshop: Wednesday, September 16 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Part 2: Hands-On Practice Test: Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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Retirement Roadmap Retirement Roadmap - Advisory Group

Planning for your retirement? Let the library help! This 2 day workshop will cover financial concerns and retirement income sources. In addition, healthcare, estate planning, and investments will be discussed. To aid in retaining this valuable information, informational binders will be given to all who attend.
Workshop will be limited to 15.

Community Room 
Day 1: Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00 – 7:45 pm in the Community Room
Day 2 Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 – 7:45 pm in the Community Room
Presented by Jim Retter, The Advisory Group

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Forgotten Cemeteries of Madison County  Forgotten Cemeteries of Madison County

As more rural areas are developed in Madison County, many long forgotten cemeteries are rediscovered. Some of these are hidden in plain sight while others are still well hidden in wooded areas. Mary will show examples and share histories of those buried in several of our forgotten cemeteries.

Community Room
Monday,October 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Presented by Mary Westerhold, Madison County Historical Museum

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Social Security and Income Planning Social Security

Everything you need to know to maximize your lifetime income is covered in this class. A comprehensive look into Social Security teaches how to, not only get the most out of Social Security, but how to coordinate benefits with other assets to create the income that’s right for you. The class offers a Maximized Benefits Report that will consider all scenarios and define the best plan for claiming your benefits. Informational folders will be given to all who attend.

Community Room 
Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room
Presented by Jim Retter, The Advisory Group

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Enactment of Mary Todd Lincoln  Mary TL-2

Join us for an intimate portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln by looking deeper into her life and discovering the reasons behind her problems. Barbara Kay, historical reenactor, will bring Mary Todd Lincoln to life in full dress and period dialog while offering surprising personal insights from her friends and family to the White House.

Community Room
Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Presented by Barbara Kay

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All Things FAFSA 
FAFSA
Instructed by Jada Hogg, M.Ed., Higher Education Consortium Counselor

If you’re considering college, you should also consider applying for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Let a skilled instructor from Higher Education Consortium help you navigate the different types of FREE financial aid available, student loans, avoiding the debt ditch, and will assist with the online application process. We are offering an informational workshop and two workshops on completing the online application.

Community Room
Informative Workshop: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Completing Application Workshop: Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                                 or Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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