This 2-day program covers defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws & rules of the road. Teaches how to deal with aggressive drivers, reduce traffic violations, and more! There are no tests…just sign up and learn!
Materials fee collected first day of class…$15 AARP members; $20 nonmembers.
***Registration required. To reserve your seat, please call the library at 309-243-5716.
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 10:00 am.
We’ll walk the trail and discuss books!
Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 am to discuss Grit by Angela Duckworth.
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Among Grit’s most valuable insights:
*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong interest is triggered
*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
*Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards
*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule
Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
–Barnes & Noble
LEGO Club joins Maker Monday on May 8 at 4:00
Work by yourself of in teams to meet the monthly challenge!
Learn about all things Maker Space! Every Monday our sewing machines, embroidery machine, MaKey MaKey kits, and Mario Maker will be available to use. Discover the 3D printer and create on TinkerCAD.
Open to all ages!!!
Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club
Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style).
Our next meeting will be on May 19!
Our challenge (if you choose to participate) is to create something with flowers or have a flower theme.
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!