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Which Test ACT or SAT on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Melissa : January 2, 2018 9:55 am : Adult Events, Adult Events - Featured, Events

Now there’s a new SAT. Why did it change? Which test do colleges prefer? What is the right time for students to take a standardized test? This program will be most helpful to parents of freshmen, sophomores & juniors and the students themselves. Presented by Deb Clay of College Knowledge.

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Yoga @ Your Library

Melissa : July 25, 2017 9:40 am : Adult Events, Events

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Monday & Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30

Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:30 – 9:30

There will be no class on Monday, January 15.

Never the same twice! Enjoy the diversity of yoga.

Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a water bottle.

Instructor led classes.

 

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Cozy Little Book Club

Kelly : February 16, 2017 1:52 pm : Adult Events, Book Groups

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, February 7 at 11:00.

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary captures the drama of an era of unprecedented challenge—and the greatness that rose to meet it.

London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and remarkable gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined—and opportunities she will not let pass. In troubled, deadly times, with air-raid sirens sending multitudes underground, access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history.

Ensnared in a web of spies, murder, and intrigue, Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to King and Country with her chances for survival. And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own family’s hidden secrets, she’ll discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin’s murderous plan and Churchill himself.

In this daring debut, Susan Elia MacNeal blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a spectacularly crafted novel.

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Rigid Heddle Weaving Rabble @ Your Library

Melissa : February 2, 2017 11:14 am : Adult Events, Adult Events - Featured, Events

Meets from 11am to 1pm on the 4th Thursday of the month from January thru October.
Bring your rigid heddle loom, wind a warp, work on a project. If you don’t know what all of this means, join us and we’ll show you how we creatively use up our yarn stash. Open format.
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*ComputerTime @ Your Library

Melissa : January 31, 2017 1:22 pm : Adult Events, Adult Events - Featured

Need help with Word, Publisher, email, and/or searching the internet? Hands on help to answer your questions!

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Our next session will be on Wednesday,January 17 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

*Registration requested. Please call the library at 309.243.5716 to reserve your spot.

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Walk-n-Talk Book Club

Kelly : July 19, 2016 10:56 am : Adult Events, Book Groups

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 January 25 to walk the trail* while we discuss An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.

*Weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating then we will meet by the fireplace inside the library.

This inspirational New York Times bestseller chronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. “A straightforward tale of kindness and paying it forward in 1980s New York….an uplifting reminder that small gestures matter” (Kirkus Reviews).

Stopping was never part of the plan…

She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.

–Amazon

February 22:  Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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Mental @erobics @ Your Library

Melissa : January 21, 2016 8:38 pm : Adult Events, Adult Events - Featured, Events

Smart-Brain-Games

Thursdays @ 1 pm before chair yoga @ 2 — come to one or both!

Time to stretch YOUR grey matter! Play a variety of brain games to stimulate your mind AND have fun!

Our brain exercise time together is approximately 45 min.

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An Hour to Kill Book Club

Kelly : August 15, 2015 2:05 pm : Adult Events, Book Groups

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.

– Amazon

May 14 – The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

July 9 – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

September 10 –  The Dry by Jane Harper

November 5 – The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

 

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CACTUS Club @ Your Library

Melissa : April 11, 2014 4:02 pm : Adult Events

Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club

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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, January 19.

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!

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Knit & Stitch @ Your Library

Melissa : April 11, 2014 4:00 pm : Adult Events

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Meet new people as you work on a fresh project or finish that UFO that’s been sitting around a while. New knitters and crocheters and other needle crafters welcome…friendly help is here!

Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, January 12.

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