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July Events You Don't Want to Miss!!!
Tuesdays, 22nd, and 29th, 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.
Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 pm, University of Illinois Extension Webinar: Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Control northern house mosquitoes in your neighborhood, and you control West Nile Virus. The annual threat of West Nile Virus builds in early summer and continues into the fall. The number of cases has been higher during the last two summers, with about a dozen human deaths in Illinois each of those years. During this webinar, you will learn how to control and cope with northern house mosquitoes, floodwater mosquitoes, and other mosquitoes to protect yourself and your community from bites and disease. Call the Woodford County University of Illinois Extension office at 309-467-3789 to register and if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program.
Monday, July 28th, 10:00 am, Past & Present Book Club Do you enjoy reading nonfiction or biographies? The Past and Present Book Club meets monthly to discuss fascinating books, people, and events. In July, the group will be marking the 100th Anniversary of World War I with a discussion of books pertaining to the war. For more information, contact the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, August 4th, 4:30—6:00 pm, Master Gardener Plant Clinic 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.
Tuesdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 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, August 5th and 19th, 5:30 pm (NEW TIME), 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! Starting in August, 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.
Thursdays, August 7th and 21st, 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! For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Monday, August 11th, 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. Come join the fun! For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Mondays, August 11th and 25th, 3:30—5:00 pm, Tween Cardmaking Does your tween enjoy making cards, scrapbooking, or craft projects? Instructors Danielle Husted and 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.
Monday, August 11th, 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 if free. Register by August 8th by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Tuesday, August 12th, 6:00 pm, Beginner Crochet Interested in learning how to crochet or picking up additional beginner crochet skills? Instructor Angela Schlossler will be at the library to teach you all you need to know, whether its your first time picking up a hook or you’ve recently started crocheting. Class fee is $5. Participants should bring a ball of 100% cotton yarn and a “J” crochet hook or a project they’ve started. Register and pay class fee at the library by August 11th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, August 14th, 6:00 pm, Quick and Easy Sewing: Tote Bag Looking for a quick and easy sewing project? Instructor Angela Schlossler will teach you how to make a tote bag from an iron-on pattern from start to finish. Class fee is $5. Register and pay class fee at the library by August 12th. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, August 21st, 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.
Tuesday, August 26th, 6:30 pm, at Woodford County Courthouse Lawn, Herbs of Woodford County Celebrate growing and using fresh herbs with a tour and presentation at the Woodford County Master Gardener Herb Garden located on the Woodford County Courthouse lawn, 115 N. Main Street. Woodford County Master Gardener Jack Pfaffmann and University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Kelly Allsup will teach you the value of fragrant and culinary herbs through an interactive lesson on growing herbs and the use of herbs in cooking. The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To reserve your place for the workshop call the library at 309-467-2922 by August 22nd. This program is sponsored by the Woodford County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the U of I Extension office at 309-467-3789.
Wednesday, August 27th, 10:00 am, at Advocate Eureka Hospital, Health Chat: Recovering From Joint Replacement Surgery When an individual has a hip or knee replacement there is a recovery period. Throughout this period it is important to stay as mobile and independent as possible. Meghan Moore, Occupational Therapist with Advocate Eureka Hospital, will teach you important information about joint protection and conservation. Space is limited; call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by August 25th. This Health Chat program is sponsored by the Eureka Public Library, RSVP, and Advocate Eureka Hospital. The program will be held at Advocate Eureka Hospital, 101 S. Major Street.
Thursday, August 28th, 10:00 am, Past & Present Book Club Do you enjoy reading nonfiction or biographies? The Past and Present Book Club meets monthly to discuss fascinating books, people, and events. For more information, contact the library at 309-467-2922.
Thursday, August 28th, 6:30 pm, Cooking with Fresh Garden Produce Whether you have a garden or you enjoy the local produce at the Farmer’s Market, you may be in search for ideas on how to use your “fruits of labor.” University of Illinois Extension Educator, Jenna Smith, will teach you the many benefits of fresh produce and how to turn them into culinary creations. Recipes, food demonstrations, and tastings will be provided. Class fee is $3. Space is limited; register and pay class fee by August 25th. To register, call the library at 309-467-2922. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the U of I Extension office at 309-467-3789.