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Apr
24
Fri
Leaf Collection
Apr 24 all-day
Apr
25
Sat
Hazen Bridge Workday #2
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Refreshments and drink will be supplied for volunteers.

Note: For liability purposes, volunteers should be members of the USRC or PACA. Members can sign a USRC Membership form on site.

For more information, contact Chuck at 776 2775 or illinoisber@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Games @ Your Library
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join your friends and family at the library to play some quick-to-learn and uncommon games that are sure to become new favorites.  From Settlers of Catan to Hisss! toIn a Pickle, there will be something for players of all ages and interests, along with a few of the more classic board games like Monopoly.

Have a game you want to play? Bring it along and share it with the librarian!

We’ll also have the Wii set up, courtesy the libary’s T3(Teen Think Tank).

No registration required.

Please Note: Many games are best suited for players over the age of 8.

Post Prom Preview
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
26
Sun
Farmsteads, Communities, and Global Markets: Winnowing Meaning from Illinois Farmsteads
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Michael Gregory, DePaul University
Rural households progressed from frontier farmers to commercial agriculturists during the 19th century. The historical farmsteads of Illinois tell a dynamic story about the settlement, growth, and transformation of the state as it grew. By looking at both archaeology and history much can be told about ethnicity, the economy, transportation and shifting demographics in the 19th century. Learn about the Illinois farmstead from below the surface, literally! Free. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or vhall@ccfpd.org.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Apr 26 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Sundays: April: 12, 19, 26 from  3:00 to 4:30

For ages 12-19 (grades 7 and up)

Registration limited to 10; attendance at all sessions is NOT required.

Are you hungry for adventure and new discoveries? Unleash your creative writing power!

Some writers discover that they are poets; others are novelists, lovers of journaling, playwrights, or even reporters (be it news, sports, or science). All learn that creative writing is fun, artistic, and rewarding!

Join creative writing facilitator Rosalie Zachary in a Teens-Only program to explore the power of words and discover your inner writer.

Participants are asked to:

  • Be willing to take risks.
  • Be willing to write…honestly.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Value their own voice and those of others.
  • Understand that every writer is free to share, or NOT share, their creative work at the workshop sessions.

Registration is limited to 10 people; participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions if possible.

About the presenter

Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day. She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius. Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or (217) 586-2611.

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