Calendar

Nov
19
Tue
NaNoWriMo
Nov 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

-We are a Come Write In location-

Officially known as National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, is a month-long event that encourages participants to write a novel (at least 50K words) in the month of November.

Every Tuesday in November in the Community Room
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drinks (with lids) and lights snacks permitted.

Join others in the community and online at www.nanowrimo.org

Library Board Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Regular meeting of the Glen Carbon Centennial Library District Board of Trustees. Open to the Public.

Nov
23
Sat
Gingerbread Village Decorating for Families
Nov 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Welcome the winter holiday season with a gingerbread decorating session at Glen Carbon Library.  All materials will be furnished.  A $3 fee, per house, will be donated to a local animal rescue group.  Gingerbread houses will be assembled so all you will need is your imagination to decorate them.

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Nov
26
Tue
NaNoWriMo
Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

-We are a Come Write In location-

Officially known as National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, is a month-long event that encourages participants to write a novel (at least 50K words) in the month of November.

Every Tuesday in November in the Community Room
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drinks (with lids) and lights snacks permitted.

Join others in the community and online at www.nanowrimo.org

Nov
28
Thu
Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Dec
3
Tue
Binding Our State Together: 20[1] Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Service, Interurbans, and Roads
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presented by: Presented by: Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau—Dr. Norman Moline

In Illinois, as in most places, people and communities have sought to connect with other places for personal, cultural, economic, and political reasons. Our territory was changed from a sparsely settled and minimally connected area to a place with an extensive set of linkages between communities and regions. Transportation and postal service developments have been key factors in shaping our state’s history and character.

Register Here

 

About the presenter:

Dr. Norman Moline is professor emeritus of geography at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. After receiving his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago, he taught human geography and environment courses for 45 years at Augustana. Two of his specializations are the historical geography of the U.S. and geography of East Asia, particularly China. Related to his interest in transportation history, his Ph.D. dissertation focused on the changes in personal mobility and the character of towns from 1900 to 1930 after the arrival of the automobile and good roads. He served two terms and has been reappointed for 2019-21 on the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council which acts on National Register nominations. Drawing upon his East Asia studies, in 1974 he and three colleagues initiated an eleven-week fall term study program in that region for 70 students. In 1977, that program was the first large group of American students admitted into China after its “opening.” From then until 2016, he directed or co-directed 17 student programs involving over 1,200 students, 7 alumni trips, and 5 faculty development trips to the region. Adding personal trips, he has been to China over 40 times. His presentation draws upon books, data, and on-site experiences.

 

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

Dec
6
Fri
Friday Classic Movies
Dec 6 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday Classic Movies

Join us for a classic film and refreshments at the library.

November 1: On Golden Pond (1981)

December 6: It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

January 10: Elvis Presley Movie Marathon –Happy Birthday Elvis!

February 7: Swing Time (1936)

March 6: Some Like it Hot (1959)–anniversary release date

April 3: 2001: Space Odyssey (1968)–anniversary release date

 

Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.

Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Open House – Dec. 7 13 pm
Dec 7 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Welcome the Winter Holiday with a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Glen Carbon Library’s Holiday Open House. We will be serving sugar cookies for decorating, Annie’s Frozen Custard, and holiday crafts.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLINE OR BY CALLING 618.288.1212.

 

 

Dec
9
Mon
STARS with Dogs
Dec 9 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Looking for a fun and relaxing way to get your kids to read?  Bring them to the Library to read to a dog.  No judgement, no pressure, and plenty of tail wags and belly rubs.  Join canine therapy dog teams on the second Monday of each month and be a STAR with Dogs.   No registration, drop in and SIT, STAY, and READ!

Dec
12
Thu
Wonders of Watercolor
Dec 12 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wonders of Watercolor

Artist Greta Pastorello will show you basic technical instructions before trying them on your own art piece. A simple subject (like a leaf, a bird, a flower image, etc.) will guide your creativity and inspire you to create your own little art work.

Limited to 12 participants, ages 14 and up.

Register Here