Join us this summer for some romance based reads that are sweet & sassy to hot & spicy. This new summer book group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in June, July, and August. Due to some subject matter, this book group may not be suitable for anyone under 18.
Come Set Your Summer on Fire!
Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.
The library’s Writers’ Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member’s pieces, writing exercises, and discussion. Email email@example.com for more information.
For our May meeting, we’ll have 2 people bring a piece they’ve written for discussion and critique.
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. This program is a presentation of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Craft Night is held the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Each month we will do a make and take project. Call the library to sign up and join us for some fun.
This month we will be hammering nails into a piece of wood to make a piece of string art.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.
This class will look at and use commonly accessed formulas and functions as well as what-if analysis. Basic knowledge of Excel is required.
Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for Frank Capra’s A Hole in the Head (1959). Tony (Frank Sinatra) is a widower in need of a financial bailout for himself and his son, so he asks for help from his brother Mario (Edward G. Robinson), a wealthy New Yorker. Tony owns a small hotel in Miami Beach but his impractical ways have made it a losing proposition. Not rated.
Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.
Stress, traumatic experiences and head injuries are common among our nation’s veterans. This can take a toll on the brain and increase the likelihood that they will develop a brain-related disease. Sadly, many vets are unaware. It is critical that we stand watch and look out for our fellow veterans. To do that, we need to know the enemy and be able to recognize the 10 warning signs. This program, by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is designed specifically to help veterans and their families detect changes early.
*More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
*Early detection is the best way to increase the quality of life for those diagnosed and their families.
*Three our of five Americans will develop a brain disease in their lifetime.
*Alzheimer’s disease is a fast-growing threat. Now is the time to join in the fight.
Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 p.m.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (2012).
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.
And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio’s back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion—along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow.
Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
The library’s Writers’ Group meets once a month, the 4th Wednesday of each month. We welcome writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for critique of member’s pieces, writing exercises, and discussion.
For our April meeting, we will discuss how to improve dialogue. We may also have a writing exercise to practice writing dialogue.