Learn which perennials, annuals, and shrubs provide the needed nectar and pollen for honey bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. A continuous bloom time for the whole season is the goal! Presented by University of Illinois Master Gardeners Trudy Yazujian and Ella Maxwell of the Heart of Illinois Beekeepers Association.
Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read? We do too!
We usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am.
Our next discussion will be on Wednesday, March 14 at 11:00.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
“If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson.”-Publishers Weekly
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one-one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species.
Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. Now Amelia finds herself up against an unknown enemy-and perilous forces that threaten to make her first Egyptian trip also her last . . .
Praise for Elizabeth Peters and Crocodile on the Sandbank
“A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.” –Washington Post Book World
“Grand views of Egyptian antiquities . . . a sparkling series.”
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
April 4: Dying for Strawberries by Sharon Farrow
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 9:45 am.
We’ll gather in the library parking lot at 9:45 on February 22 to walk the trail* while we discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
*Weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating then we will meet by the fireplace inside the library.
#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
March 22: The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Meets every other month on the 2nd Monday in January, March, May, July, September, & November @ 6:30 pm.
Love mystery & suspense?
Monday evening, March 12 at 6:30!
We will be discussing ILL WILL by Dan Chaon.
A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin’s parents, aunt, and uncle. The trial came to epitomize the 1980s hysteria over Satanic cults; despite the lack of physical evidence, the jury believed the outlandish accusations Dustin and his cousin made against Rusty. Now, after DNA analysis has overturned the conviction, Dustin braces for a reckoning.
Meanwhile, one of Dustin’s patients has been plying him with stories of the drowning deaths of a string of drunk college boys. At first Dustin dismisses his patient’s suggestions that a serial killer is at work as paranoid thinking, but as the two embark on an amateur investigation, Dustin starts to believe that there’s more to the deaths than coincidence. Soon he becomes obsessed, crossing all professional boundaries—and putting his own family in harm’s way.
May 14 – The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club
Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style). Meets September – June.
Our next meeting will be on Friday, February 16.
The meeting room for our next CACTUS Club gathering will be open from 10 to noon to work on all of your unfinished projects. Our challenge reveal, should you choose to participate, will be at 10:30!
We provide the tables…you bring your unfinished projects to work on. Meet others to share ideas & learn new techniques!
Hope you can join us. Bring a friend!