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November Programs You Won't Want to Miss!
Mondays, November 3rd and 17th, 10:00 am—12:00 pm, ABCs of Medicare United Healthcare will be hosting an informational event that will explain the benefits of Medicare and plans available. This program is free and open to the public. Bring your friends, neighbors and any questions you may have about Medicare. For more information, contact Kellie Rustemeyer at 309-706-9705.
Monday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm, Create A Vintage Book Page Christmas Tree Join Librarian Robin Richey for this fun and easy class! A Book Page Christmas Tree will add vintage holiday spirit to your home and also make a great gift. All materials are provided to make one decorative Christmas tree by folding book pages. Space is limited; register by October 30th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesdays, November 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 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.
Tuesdays, November 4th and 18th, 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, November 5th and 12th, 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, November 6th and 20th, 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.
Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Eureka College’s European Tours 2015 Eureka College will host an informational meeting at the Eureka Public Library about its March 2015 Memorials of War Tour and its June 2015 Imperial Cities Tour that are open to the public. The Memorials of War Tour will be March 17 through 26 and will visit Paris and Normandy. The Imperial Cities Tour will be June 15 through 25 and include Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. For more information or to attend the meeting, contact Schwanke at 877-892-7823.
Monday, November 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. In November the group will be discussing classic mystery authors such as Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Erle Stanley Gardner, the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys series, and many more. Come join the fun! For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, November 10th, 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 November 8th.
Monday, November 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! The class is free. Register by November 8th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesday, November 11th, 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, November 11th, 6:00 pm or Thursday, November 13th, 6:00 pm, Crochet a Quick and Easy Spiral Holiday Scarf Spiral scarfs are all the rage and easy to make in time for holiday gift giving or to use for home decorations. Instructor Angela Schlossler will teach you how in this single-session class (two class times available to choose from). No crochet experience is necessary. Class fee is $5. Participants should bring a J crochet hook and a ball of ruffle yarn (available at Walmart or any craft store). Space is limited; register and pay fee two days prior to class. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Saturday, November 15th, 9:30 am, Create a Silk Sun Catcher Mandala for the Holidays The mandala is a circular form used in art across cultures. From cathedral rose windows and sacred Tibetan sand paintings to the shapes of blossoms, cells, and planets, mandalas surround us and reflect a geometry of inner/outer balance. Learn about these universal visual symbols as you explore your creative side by making your own circular holiday design. We will be using transparent silk hoops and colorful markers to create sun catcher ornaments. Sample circular templates will be available, or you are encouraged to bring your own designs or work free hand to create your own colorful imagery. Class fee is $10. Materials provided, but bring Sharpie markers, yellow highlighter, metallic markers, pencil, and favorite design patterns if you have any. Space is limited; register and pay class fee by November 13th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, November 17th, 6:30 pm, College Illinois Is college in the future for your family? A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be at the Eureka Public Library to present information on the College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program. College Illinois is an effective way to plan to pay for college tuition and mandatory fees at current contract rates. The program was created to help protect against tuition inflation, to offer a helpful and easy-to-understand process to enroll, and to support parents, grandparents and students find a clear path to college. Find out more by attending this free presentation. Space is limited; please register by November 15th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, November 18th, 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, November 20th, 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.
Thursday, November 20th , 6:30 pm in Children’s Library, Little Twig: An Uncommon Christmas Tale by Peoria author Sandy Miller Join Peoria children’s book author Sandy Miller for a special Christmas story and craft time for parents, grandparents, and children! Hope brightly shines within the pages of Little Twig. Though lacking strength from an unexpected calamity- yet because of a courageous choice- a broken and frightened little oak twig finds friendship and worth he never imagined possible. In joyful rhyme and with radiant illustrations, this tender tale of Christmas magic captures the sweet affection and playfulness between a child and the world outside. Following the story time, there will be a special Christmas ornament craft to make. This program is free. Space is limited; please register by Tuesday, November 18th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Friday, November 21st, 9:30 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, for anyone preparing to apply for or renew their license. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information.
THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AND REOPEN MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!