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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AND REOPEN MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
December 1st—January 3rd, Winter Mitten Tree The Eureka Public Library will be accepting donations of new adult and youth mittens, scarves, and hats; and youth socks and sweat pants for a special winter donation tree. All donated items will be delivered to Heart House and Davenport Elementary School in January. Call the library for more information at 309-467-2922.
Monday, December 1st, 6:30 pm, Comfort Food Makeovers Comfort food gets a makeover! Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Jenna Smith at the library and she will teach you how to lighten up some of your favorites so you can enjoy these delicious dishes without the guilt. You’ll take home a packet full of recipes and enjoy a food demonstration and tasting. Class fee is $3. Register and pay fee by November 25th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesdays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 10:00—11:00 am, Tech Tuesdays Would you like to be able to download free library books or music? Tech Tuesdays is a weekly time when library staff is available to help with ereader set up and using your library card to get free ebooks, audiobooks, and music. The library staff is also available by appointment. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 10:00 am—12:00 pm, UniQue Personnel Consultants Job Fair Looking for work? A UniQue Personnel Consultants representative will be conducting one-on-one interviews with potential job applicants at the library on a first come, first serve basis. UniQue Personnel Consultants is a full-service staffing agency dedicated to helping people find the job they are looking for. They have a variety of employment opportunities, including temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent positions. For more information, contact UniQue Personnel Consultants at 309-351-7421 or visit them online at www.uniquepers.com.
Tuesdays, December 2nd and 16th, 5:30—8:00 pm, Sit and Stitch Join fellow knitters, crocheters, needleworkers, and crafters for this informal gathering. We enjoy each other’s company as we work on our own projects and help each other with pattern ideas and projects gone awry! The group will gather starting at 5:30 pm at the library on the first and third Tuesdays each month. Not able to make it at 5:30? Feel free to stop by anytime between 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
Wednesdays, December 3rd and 17th, 9:00 am, Baby Talk The Woodford County Special Education Association is offering a parent-child workshop for Eureka-area residents. Baby Talk will positively impact your child’s development and nurture your relationship with your child during the critical early years from 0 to 36 months. Topics will include play, behavior management, toilet learning, separation anxiety, car seat safety, and more. To register, contact the Woodford County Special Education Association at 309-367-4901 or the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursdays, December 4th and 18th, 10:00 am, Book Gossip Be in the know! Stop by the library for the latest book gossip! Participants will share what they’ve been reading, what authors they like and don’t like, and library staff will share the latest in book trends, author news, and what’s new on the shelves. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursdays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, YAHOOS! The Eureka Public Library District Yahoo (Young Adults Helping Organize Opportunities) group is a fun activity and service-orientated club for middle-school aged youth, grades 5—8. The group meets on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45. For more information, email Janet Wilkins at EPLDYahooGroup@gmail.com or call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, December 8th, 10:00 am, Monday Morning Mystery Book Club Do you love mysteries? Join this fun book club for fans of all types of mysteries. Participants discuss their favorite authors, what they are currently reading, and explore different themes and authors within the mystery and suspense genres. In December the group will be discussing Christmas-themed mysteries featuring recipes. Bring a sample recipe from the book you read or a family favorite to share. Come join the fun! For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, December 8th, 3:30—5:00 pm, Middle School Paper Crafters Does your middle school-aged child enjoy making cards, scrapbooking, or craft projects? Instructors Danielle Husted and Debi Smith teaches participants different decoration techniques using a variety of fun paper designs. This is a free program, but registration is limited to 10 participants. Register by calling the library at 309-467-2922 by December 6th.
Monday, December 8th, 6:30 pm, Soldier Cards We will be making greeting cards to send to active-duty servicemen and women for their use while in the military. We make all kinds of cards, so take some time this month to participate in this service program! The class is free. Register by December 6th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesday, December 9th, 9:00 am—2:00 pm, Wool Ewe Join Us Rug Hookers Do you enjoy rug hooking or other fiber arts? Join the Wool Ewe Join Us Rug Hookers group at the library for some quality craft time the second Tuesday of each month. Open to the public, you can drop in anytime between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm and work on your own project in the company of fellow fiber enthusiasts. For more information, call Linda deFreese at 309-830-2626.
Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30 pm, World War II Sites in France: A Travelogue Visit some of the D-Day battlefield sites, locations important to the Monuments Men, and settings beloved by famous artists as Don Samford takes you through his recent trip to France. Free program. Space is limited, please call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by December 8th.
Thursday, December 11th, 6:00 pm, Beginning Crochet Interested in finding a new hobby? Something you can do for relaxation in the midst of the holiday frenzy? Try crochet! Instructor Angela Schlossler will teach you how in this beginner level class. No experience is necessary. Class fee is $5. Participants should bring a ball of 100% light-colored cotton yarn and a “J” crochet hook. Register and pay class fee at the library by December 9th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Saturday, December 13th, 10:00 am—1:00 pm, Retirement Open House for Library Director Nancy Scott After 25 years of service as a Children’s Librarian and as Director, Nancy Scott will be retiring at the end of 2014. The public is invited to a special open house reception honoring Ms. Scott from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the library. Please join us in saying thank you for her years of service!
Monday, December 15th, 6:00 pm, Essential Oil Basics Curious about essential oils? This information-only class offered by Gina Dunbar will teach you the basics about what they are and how they can be used. Call Gina at 309-712-1255 for more information.
Monday, December 15th, 6:30—8:00 pm, Have Your “I Geek . . . “ Photo Taken Join us for this special open house celebrating everything you geek and have your own “I Geek . . “ photo taken and emailed to you! To “geek” something means to love, enjoy, celebrate, have an interest in, know a lot about, or love to promote. Everyone geeks something—such as our kids, grandkids, hobbies, books, and more—and the Eureka Public Library District supports all of our interests with a wide variety of books, DVDs, and online resources to name a few. Feel free to bring a prop to use in the photo. For more information, contact the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, December 18th, 6:00 pm, Stampin’ Up Card Class If you are new to stamping and card making or a pro, there is something for everyone. Stampin’ Up demonstrator Sarah Toennies will teach participants new techniques to complete three hand-made cards and a small project. Attendance is limited to 15 people with a program/material fee of $10. Register by calling Sarah at 636-795-6514.
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 24TH—26TH
CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DECEMBER 31ST—JANUARY 1ST