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April Program Schedule
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Lives Change at the Eureka Public Library! National Library Week is April 14th—19th! During the month of April the EPLD will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Eureka Food Pantry. Drop your items off at the adult circulation desk. For every item or $1 you donate, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Eureka Business Association gift check. If you make a donation at one of our adult programs, you will receive two prize entries for each item or $1 donated!
Tuesdays, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 10:00—11:00 am, Tech Tuesdays Would you like to be able to download free library books? 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 and audiobooks. The library staff is also available by appointment. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
Thursdays, April 3rd and 17th, 10:00 am, Stacks & Snacks Stop by the library and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while we talk about new books! We will share the newest titles that have made the news and the shelves of Eureka Public Library and we’ll discuss what we’ve been reading. It is a fast hour as we talk books and authors, and you’ll leave with a list of books you can’t wait to read!
Tuesdays, April 8th and 22nd, 3:30—5:00 pm, Tween Cardmaking Does your tween enjoy making cards, scrapbooking, or craft projects? Instructor Debi Smith teaches participants different decoration techniques using a variety of fun card designs. This is a free program, but registration is limited to 10 participants. Register by calling the library at 309-467-2922 at least two days prior to the event.
Wednesdays, April 16th and 30th, 10:00 am, Baby Talk The Woodford County Special Education Association is offering a new 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.
Thursday, April 17th, 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.
LIBRARY CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH FOR GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY
Monday, April 21st, 4:30—6:00 pm, Master Gardener Plant Clinic It’s officially Spring! Bring your gardening questions, landscape problems, and unidentified plant and insect samples to the Eureka Public Library and get free information and advice from Woodford County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30 pm, Straw Bale Gardening—Learn How! Straw Bale Gardening teaches gardening in a way that isn't only new, but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today's home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited gardening space, and even physical difficulty working on ground level. Join Gretchen Strauch, Woodford County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, to learn more about Straw Bale Gardening. The class is free to the public, but registration is required. The class is free to the public, but registration is required. Please call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by April 19th.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00 am, Health Chat: The Health Benefits of Walking & Hydration Do you enjoy walking? There is all kinds of evidence concerning the physical and mental benefits of walking to work out and how proper hydration is crucial to the proper function of the body. Laura Collins, MS. RD. LDN. of The Communities of Maple Lawn, will be speaking to the importance of staying active and of drinking water. Space is limited; call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by April 21st. This Health Chat program is sponsored by the Eureka Public Library, RSVP, and Advocate Eureka Hospital.
Thursday, April 24th, 10:00 am, Past and Present Book Club Do you enjoy reading nonfiction or biographies? Join this brand new book club! Don Samford, retired Eureka High School social studies teacher and member of the Peoria Area World Affairs Council, will lead this new informal gathering of nonfiction fans. For more information, contact the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 pm, University of Illinois Extension Telenet: Pest Control Strategies in the Garden We all end up with weeds, insects, and diseases in our yards, attacking everything from lawns to flowers to trees, to vegetables and fruits. Some can be serious. Some can just be annoying. Some can easily be controlled; others may require some effort on your part. This telenet program will help you decide the best options for managing those pests that seem to zero in on your landscape favorite while protecting the environment. Call the Woodford County University of Illinois Extension office at 309-467-3789 to register.
Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 am, Three Massive Mistakes Couponers Make That Keep Them Anxious & Overwhelmed at the Grocery Store Join area coupon expert Kimberly McCormick at the Eureka Public Library for this special event! Kimberly’s presentation is an educational experience eliminating three massive mistakes couponers make and offers solid, step-by-step directions that will provide you with a specific plan, give you an organizational epiphany, and give you the tools to give back to your favorite charity. Please bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the Eureka Food Pantry. McCormick will also be offering her book, Coupons For A Cause, and other products for sale at the event. Space is limited; call the library at 309-467-2922 by April 23rd to register.