Calendar

Apr
14
Wed
Friends of the Library
Apr 14 @ 6:30 PM
Friends of the Library

The Friends are a group of volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community.  Feel free to drop in and check out a meeting.

Check out the Friends of the Library Page

Apr
15
Thu
Virtual Identity Theft & Medicare
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Presented by Suzanne Phegley and Jon Burgmann
Sponsored by the Elder Justice Council of St. Clair County, IL
This seminar as part of Money Smart St. Louis.

Find out what you can do to protect yourself against medical identity theft. If someone steals or uses your personal information (such as your Social Security number, or Medicare number) to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare and other health insurers, you could be billed for services or items you didn’t get.

Register Here

 

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

*Suzanne Phegley is a fraud investigator for FCB Banks. 

*Jon Burgmann is an independent insurance agent and owner of Burgmann Insurance Group.

 

Apr
17
Sat
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga
Apr 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga

Actual dates TBD

Instructed by: Sarah Hartwig

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a energizing session of yoga.

Register Here

Apr
19
Mon
Virtual Medicare Q & A
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Facilitated 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

You will receive the log in information after you register.
No Zoom account is needed to participate.

Haven’t used Zoom, or need a refresher? Let Geeks On Tour show you how.

Apr
20
Tue
Library Board Meeting
Apr 20 @ 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
21
Wed
Blood Drive
Apr 21 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Blood Drive
Giving Blood is Classic

The MVRBC Donor Bus will be in the parking lot. Appointments are required. Please wear a mask. If you do not have one, one will be provided.

Come to the library and donate to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Please call or come by to set up an appointment. You can also schedule online here. There are 6 times slots every hour. Use sponsor code 10040 to schedule online.

Virtual Evening Flow Yoga
Apr 21 @ 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Virtual Evening Flow Yoga

Instructed by: Anne Hughes

Classes are suitable for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces traditional yoga postures, teaches you how to breathe, and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice.

Recommended props:
1. Two foam yoga blocks
2. A blanket
3. A yoga strap (or belt, towel, scarf)

Register Here

Apr
22
Thu
Making Art w/Greta: The Illuminated Letter “M”
Apr 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

An Illuminated Letter “M” in Honor of Mother’s Day

Approximate time to complete project: 2 hours

Illuminate letters, together with other forms of decorations, were used before the invention of the printing press to enrich hand written books, or manuscripts. The illumination art mainly used bright bold colors and gold, illumination actually means “to light up”.

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In this class we are going to create our own illuminated letter in an easy and accessible way, step by step, without the use of professional tools for calligraphy–just using acrylic paint markers.

Materials needed for the class:

  1. Pencil and eraser
  2. Sturdy paper for painting (Mixed media or watercolor paper), approximate size 6X8 inches.
  3. Paint Markers, any brand, 3 colors of your choice, plus GOLD and WHITE. Greta’s sample uses Elmer’s Painters Opaque brand.
  4. A ruler (or square and ruler set) to trace straight lines.
  5. Painter’s tape (for clean lines around borders).
  6. Optional: carbon paper to trace the letter. Pick up copy of letter at the library or use link below to print at home.

To save time, the letter can be otherwise traced on a glass window using the light filtering from the back or creating your own carbon paper covering with a soft graphite pencil the back of a regular white sheet of paper before the class. OR freehand a copy.

Illuminated Letter Outline “M”

Illuminated Letter Sample in color

Apr
24
Sat
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga
Apr 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga

Actual dates TBD

Instructed by: Sarah Hartwig

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a energizing session of yoga.

Register Here

Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom

Knitting Classes for Beginners w/ Greta Pastorello

Register Here

Project: Washcloth

The washcloth in the pictures measure 8X8.5 inches

Approximate time required: 2 Classes of 1h and 30 min. (It may be required to knit a little bit in  between classes, depending on individual speed and beginning level and if familiar or not with  the needle/yarn handling).

Materials:
– One pair of knitting needles US 7
– 1 skein of cotton yarn for use with US 7 knitting needles. Yarn used in project was Peaches & Crème: Stripey. Can be purchased at Walmart, Michael’s, JoAnn’s, and other big stores that sell yarn.
– Tapestry needle suitable for knitting projects (metal or plastic)
– Measuring tape (in case also a ruler will work fine)
Suggested-one crochet hook H8 (or suitable for the yarn size we are using). The crochet hook is useful to help correct mistakes, like when you have a dropped stitch to pick up.

Skills and information you will learn:
Type of yarn and care
Type of knitting needles and useful accessories for knitting
Cast on
Knit
Purl
Garter stitch and/or Seed stitch
Pick up dropped stitches
Bind off
Weave in ends
I-Cord and place a button