*Resume 101 on Tuesday, December 19 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm

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Is your resume up to date? Need to write the first one? Explores trends in resumes. Learn to create a document that puts you in the running. Class time includes actual writing of your resume and/or tweaking an existing one.

Bring a sack lunch, laptop (if you have one), your current resume (if you have one), and a flash drive to save your work.

***Registration required. Call the library at (309) 243-5716 to reserve your seat. Please indicate if you need to use a library laptop…limited quantities available.

Yoga @ Your Library

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Monday & Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30

Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:30 – 9:30

There will be no classes on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26. 

Never the same twice! Enjoy the diversity of yoga.

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

Instructor led classes.

 

Cozy Little Book Club

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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, January 17 at 11:00.

Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman

Molly Pink is about to discover the joys of crochet. It’s a relaxing escape from her hectic life as a bookstore event manager . . . and from the stress of being Tarzana, California’s latest murder suspect.

For Molly, the weekly crochet group at Shedd & Royal Books and More was just another event to manage. Then she stumbled across the body of group leader Ellen Sheridan. Her complicated past with Ellen has made her a prime suspect, and after being cuffed and questioned, she could use a little diversion. Never mind that she doesn’t know how to crochet. Granny squares don’t look that hard to make.

But while Molly’s fending off a detective with a grudge and navigating crochet group politics, the real killer is at large. And it’s up to Molly to catch the culprit—before she winds up in a tight knot.

Delicious recipe and crochet pattern included!

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February 7: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

 

Rigid Heddle Weaving Rabble @ Your Library

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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.

*ComputerTime @ Your Library

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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 3 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

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

Walk-n-Talk Book Club

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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.

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February 22:  Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Mental @erobics @ Your Library

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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.

An Hour to Kill Book Club

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Meets every other month on the 2nd Monday in January, March, May, July, September, & November @ 6:30 pm.

Love mystery & suspense?

Monday evening, January 8 at 6:30!

We will be discussing The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.

One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.  Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

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March 12 – Ill Will by Dan Chaon

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

 

CACTUS Club @ Your Library

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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!

Knit & Stitch @ Your Library

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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.