Calendar

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
Cancelled—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.

Apr
25
Sat
Cancelled—Mixed Media Art
Apr 25 @ 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.

You bring: mediums TBD, and items below.

The library will provide: TBD , pencils & erasers, scissors, and glue.

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

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

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

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

May 1: TBD

June 5: TBD

July 3: TBD

August 7: TBD

Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.

May
3
Sun
Teen Retro Mail-Canceled
May 3 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This event has been canceled.

Spread kindness through handwritten letters. This program is part of Mental Health Month. This program is open to all youths in grades 6 through 12.

May
14
Thu
Cahokia–America’s First City
May 14 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Presented by: Bill Egan, Cahokia Mounds Historic Site Volunteer

Cahokia Mounds is named as a National Historic Landmark and One of the Illinois 200 Great Places

Presentation Topics Include:
Monks Mound
Mound 72
The Grand Plaza
The Stockade Wall
Woodhenge

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May
19
Tue
Great American Baking Show Contestant, Tanya Ott
May 19 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Great American Baking Show Contestant, Tanya Ott

Join Local Baker, Tanya Ott, for an evening to discuss her journey from teaching herself to bake in her own kitchen to competing in a National TV Baking Competition in the British Bake Off Tent! She’ll discuss perseverance and the pursuit of one’s passion, give a behind the scenes looks at ABC’s popular baking show and even bring some desserts to share!

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Photo credit: ABC

Library Board Meeting
May 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.

May
25
Mon
Closed for Memorial Day
May 25 all-day
Jun
5
Fri
Friday Classic Movies
Jun 5 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday Classic Movies

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

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

May 1: TBD

June 5: TBD

July 3: TBD

August 7: TBD

Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.