Calendar

Apr
11
Sat
Cancelled–Yoga in April
Apr 11 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Cancelled--Yoga in April

Dates TBD. Registration opens March 25.

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a calming session of yoga. Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat.

New procedural changes implemented April 2019.

One week prior to the start of each month, registration will open, dates may still need to be determined.
There is a max of 16 participants (two rows of 8, please) for this class. There will now be a sign in sheet on the door (or a table) for the first 16 confirmed on the list. Reminder calls are placed on Thursdays, please let us know if you can not make it, so another from the list can attend. And, please do not set up outside the door. We thank you for your patronage and appreciate your understanding.

Register Here

Apr
14
Tue
2020 Book Club
Apr 14 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2020 Book Club

January- In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

February- There There by Tommy Orange

Cancelled–March- The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Cancelled–April- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

May- The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

June- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

July- The Storied Life pf A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zeven

August- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

September- A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

October- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

November- The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

December- The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Bookography links and data courtesy of Goodreads.com

Drop in and discover good books, good discussion, and great people the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Apr
18
Sat
Cancelled–Yoga in April
Apr 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Cancelled--Yoga in April

Dates TBD. Registration opens March 25.

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a calming session of yoga. Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat.

New procedural changes implemented April 2019.

One week prior to the start of each month, registration will open, dates may still need to be determined.
There is a max of 16 participants (two rows of 8, please) for this class. There will now be a sign in sheet on the door (or a table) for the first 16 confirmed on the list. Reminder calls are placed on Thursdays, please let us know if you can not make it, so another from the list can attend. And, please do not set up outside the door. We thank you for your patronage and appreciate your understanding.

Register Here

Apr
20
Mon
Medicare Q & A 2020
Apr 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Medicare Q & A 2020

There will be no class in April. >>>it is still TBD if Jon will present this on FB live in April. 

 

The March 16 Medicare Q&A session will be via Facebook Live. Monday night at 6PM, Jon will be live answering your Medicare questions. Tune in tohttp://www.facebook.com/Burgmanninsgroup from the comfort of your favorite chair!

Presented by Jon Burgmann of Burgmann Insurance Group in O’Fallon, IL

If you are looking to sign up for Medicare and have questions on how to register or what is covered, this will be a great time to ask. Bring your questions and learn what to expect when you join Medicare.

Register Here

Apr
21
Tue
Cancelled–Understanding Bankruptcy
Apr 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presented by: Leslie Wood, Wood Law Office

This informative seminar will discuss the who, what, when, where, why, and how of bankruptcy.

Register Here

April is Financial Literacy Month


This seminar is strictly educational. While presenters may hand out their business cards or brochures to provide background on their company, guests have no obligation to engage with any speaker during or after the seminar.

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

Register Here

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–Yoga in April
Apr 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Cancelled--Yoga in April

Dates TBD. Registration opens March 25.

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a calming session of yoga. Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat.

New procedural changes implemented April 2019.

One week prior to the start of each month, registration will open, dates may still need to be determined.
There is a max of 16 participants (two rows of 8, please) for this class. There will now be a sign in sheet on the door (or a table) for the first 16 confirmed on the list. Reminder calls are placed on Thursdays, please let us know if you can not make it, so another from the list can attend. And, please do not set up outside the door. We thank you for your patronage and appreciate your understanding.

Register Here

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.

Register Here

Apr
27
Mon
Monthly Parent Discussion Group: Youth & Media
Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 There will be no session in April.
.

Facilitated by: Renee Childs, MSW

The use of digital media, including interactive and social media, has grown, and research evidence suggests that these newer media offer both benefits and risks to the health of children and teenagers. Renee will lead discussions on challenges youth face from constant media connection, help find solutions that work for your family, including creating a media plan, and help caregivers become a digital media role model.

No registration required. Open to all caregivers of 4th graders and up.

Caregivers can attend this discussion group while the kids attend the youth program–Coding, Robotics, & Web Design.

Children over the age of ten years may attend youth programs w/o their caregiver present.