Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

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Michelle Ramlow, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will share about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement to build a healthy brain and body. Learn how you can incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This presentation is presented by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Computer Class – Intermediate Excel

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Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. we will be looking at and using  commonly accessed formulas and functions as well as work with tables in Excel. Basic knowledge of Excel is required.

Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night

Booktalk and Signing on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night book cover

Enjoy fascinating stories from the popular book Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night: A
Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois
, as presented by authors Ray and Pam Bruzan. A recent Illinois Times book review recommended, “If you live in Springfield or another town nearby, you should pick up this book.” Meet the authors as they share stories and
photographs of individuals who lived and created the history of Central Illinois. A book sale and signing will follow their presentation.

 

Taste Buds Cookbook Club

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Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Taste Buds Cookbook Club on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m.! The theme will be appetizers.

If you love to cook and want a fun, casual environment to try and share new recipes, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club is just for you! Each quarter you make a recipe from a selected cookbook or theme and then bring your dish to share with the group. We will have a discussion about your experience cooking and the cookbook itself. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe and serving utensils. Library will provide beverages, plates and utensils.

The Taste Buds Cookbook Club will meet quarterly at 11:30 am.  Open to cooks ages 14 and more seasoned! Registration is required.

 

Craft Night

We will be making holiday gift tags for our December Craft Night. Relax during the holiday season and spend some time crafting with us. We provide the supplies, you supply the creativity. Join us on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the fact that we need to buy supplies and seating is limited, registration is required. Call the library at 483-2713 to register.

The library’s Craft Night is the third Tuesday of each month where we do a make – and – take project. This program is geared for adults (in High School or older).

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Computer Class – Microsoft Publisher

Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Learn the fundamentals of making flyers, cards, banners and more using Microsoft Publisher. We will make a Christmas/Holiday card and learn how to use and edit templates.

Our Computer Classes are free and open to all adults. Registration is preferred; call the library at 483-2713 to register.

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Craft Night

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Look at this adorable felt fox coffee sleeve! We will be gluing and sewing a felt coffee sleeve to look like a fox. Keep this for yourself or share with a friend. Join us on Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the fact that we need to buy supplies and seating is limited, registration is required. Call the library at 483-2713 to register.

The library’s Craft Night is the third Tuesday of each month where we do a make – and – take project. This program is geared for adults (in High School or older).

Beginning Genealogy Series – Using DNA

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The Beginning Genealogy Series consists of 3 parts, each designed to get you started in your genealogical research. Come to one or all, whatever best fits your schedule.

The third session, Using DNA in Genealogy Research, will be Monday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Linda McCall, co-chair of our Friends of Genealogy group, will discuss the types of DNA testing that can be done, companies that do the testing, and how to use the results for research.

 

Beginning Genealogy Series – Computers & the Internet

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The Beginning Genealogy Series consists of 3 parts, each designed to get you started in your genealogical research. Come to one or all, whatever best fits your schedule.

The second session, Computers, the Internet, and Genealogy, will be Monday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Ron Hallberg will present on advantages and disadvantages to the internet for genealogy research, as well as helpful research websites and software to use in your research.

 

Bitcoin Explained

Have you ever wanted to know what Bitcoin is and how it works?

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Join us Tuesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Darrell Fortae, of Everlast Software, will discuss the concepts of Bitcoin, and present a high level technical overview. Blockchain, encryption, mining, and public/private keys are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. You will also be able to get any of your questions answered in regards to Bitcoin.