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Jan
18
Sat
Mixed Media Art
Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Presented by: Greta Pastorello

Mixed media is one of the most enjoyable and exciting way to create art. When we incorporate more than one media in one single art project we are using a mixed media technique. For the purpose of this class, Greta will mainly focus acrylic, oil pastels, and paper.

Participant needs to bring: Bristol paper/pad, size 12 paint brush—optional items: oil pastels, and items below.

The library will provide: some oil pastels, acrylic paint, pencils & erasers, scissors, and glue.

Class size limited to 12 participants, ages 14 and up.

Register Here

Jan
21
Tue
Library Board Meeting
Jan 21 @ 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.

Feb
7
Fri
Friday Classic Movies
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
18
Tue
Library Board Meeting
Feb 18 @ 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.

Mar
6
Fri
Friday Classic Movies
Mar 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.

Mar
12
Thu
Molly Brown Portrayal
Mar 12 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Molly Brown Portrayal

Presentation and reenactment by Barbara Kay.

Maggie Brown, as known by family and friends prior to her death, traveled frequently, gave time and money to charity, sought women’s suffrage, and was a survivor of the Titanic disaster.

Register Here 

Mar
17
Tue
Library Board Meeting
Mar 17 @ 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.

Apr
3
Fri
Friday Classic Movies
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
21
Tue
Library Board Meeting
Apr 21 @ 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.

Apr
23
Thu
Spoon River Anthology
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presented by: Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau—Paddy & Jon Lynn, with Patti Ecker

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Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems by Edgar Lee Masters published in 1915-16, represents a milestone in the literary history of Illinois and the United States. It was recognized as innovative not only for its creative experimentation with poetic form but also for its unvarnished representation of life in a middle-American small town through the voices of inhabitants of its cemetery, who reflect upon their experiences from beyond the grave. Previously, most poets who wrote about American small communities portrayed them as idyllic and their residents as virtuous. Masters, however, has his characters speak not only of their virtues but also of their vices, internal and interpersonal conflicts, moral dilemmas, and failures. A native of west-central Illinois, Masters based those characters largely upon people he knew in and around Lewistown. Their recognizability initially scandalized the residents of that community but made them compelling and relatable to generations of readers.

Historical actors Paddy and John Lynn will portray characters from Spoon River Anthology in costume, performing approximately 30 of the poems. Their renditions will be interspersed with folk and popular music of the period performed by singer, guitarist, and banjoist Patti Ecker.

About the presenters:

The talented trio performing Spoon River Anthology is comprised of Paddy Lynn, a Chicago-area storyteller, author, and actress; Jon Lynn, actor and retired theatre and English teacher who taught Spoon River frequently during his 35-year career; and Patti Ecker, an accomplished Chicagoland singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer.

 

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.