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March Program Schedule!
Tuesdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 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.
Tuesdays, March 4th and 18th, 6:30 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!
Wednesdays, March 5th and 19th, 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.
Thursdays, March 6th and 20th, 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!
Saturday, March 8th, 10:00 am, Thyme For Tea-Growing Herbs and Making Tea! Teresa Brockman of Sunny Lane Farm will be presenting a special program on herbal teas. While sipping homemade hot herbal teas, Brockman will identify several easy-to-grow herbs that you can add to your yard. She will also talk about how to maintain and harvest the herbs, as well as drying, mixing and preparing the herbs to make teas. The program will also touch on a few of the medicinal properties of some herbs. The program is free, but space is limited. Please register by March 5th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, March 10th, 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. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, March 10th, 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! This event is free. Register by March 8th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesdays, March 11th and 25th, 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.
Thursday, March 13th, 6:30 pm, Hawaii Dreams Are you dreaming of sunshine and sand? After seven years of island life, Eureka resident Corrie Heck will share some of the must-visit sites in the state of Hawaii. From island-hopping to beaches, to restaurants and shopping, Corrie's experience will help you plan your ideal Hawaii vacation - or at least make you yearn for the sunshine and sand. The program is free; please register by March 11th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, March 17th, 6:30 pm, Cruising Alaska Do you want to visit Alaska? Alaska-enthusiast Pam Terry will cover the ins and outs of visiting the Last Frontier state via cruise ship. Learn what to pack, what to expect, what to take advantage of, and what sites to include on your itinerary. [This program is rescheduled from February and is full]
Thursday, March 20th, 6:30 pm, Create A Spending Plan You Can Live With The rule of thumb is “spend less than you earn.” University of Illinois Extension Family and Consumer Economics Educator Pam Atkinson will teach you how to understand where your money is going and strategies for keeping more in your pocket. This is a free program. Call the library at 309-467-2922 by March 18th to register.
Friday, March 21st, 9:30—11:30 am, Rules of the Road The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will be presenting this free review of the Rules of the Road course, geared toward senior citizens preparing to renew their license. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
Monday, March 24th, 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, March 25th, 6:30 pm, at Eureka Apostolic Christian Home Activity Room, Travelogue:The European Sampler Sample the wonders of Europe in this travelogue hosted by Megan Rokey.This free travelogue program will be held in the Activity Room of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home, 610 W. Cruger. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
Tuesday, March 25th, 6:30 pm, From Lawn To Perennial Garden Landscapes Have you considered replacing some or all of your lawn with a perennial garden but not sure how to start? Join us as Jack Pfaffmann, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Co-President of Illinois Prairie chapter of Wild Ones, describes how he and other Wild Ones members converted lawn into a very successful native garden at the Children’s Foundation in Bloomington. Learn the considerations and steps they used as a guide to creating your own garden. The class is free to the public, but registration is required. Please call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by March 22nd.
Wednesday, March 26th, 10:00 am, Health Chat: Living With Hearing Loss Navigating the world of hearing loss and hearing aids can make you feel like you are comparing apples to oranges! In this presentation by Eureka Advocate Hospital Audiologist Tessa Gilfillan-Jones learn about the different types of hearing loss, the different and appropriate courses of treatment, along with the various hearing aid technologies available today. Become an educated consumer of hearing health care, and learn how to identify apples from oranges. This Health Chat program is sponsored by the Eureka Public Library, RSVP, and Advocate Eureka Hospital. The program will be held at the Eureka Public Library. Space is limited; call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by March 24th.
Thursday, March 27th, 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. To register, contact the library at 309-467-2922 by March 25th.
Thursday, March 27th, 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.
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00 am, Lincoln, Davis, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Journey back to the early nineteenth century during the days Abraham Lincoln and Judge David Davis rode the Eighth Judicial Circuit through Woodford County. Pat Schley, Davis family researcher and David Davis Mansion State Historic Site volunteer, will present a unique perspective of the Circuit based on her extensive research into the Davis Family papers. This is a free program. Space is limited; call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by March 26th.