Game Night

Thanks to a generous donation from Gary Bahlow, the library has started a collection of board games. We are itching to teach you how to play these amazing games so we’ll be having monthly game nights at the library! Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Due to age limits on these games, our Wednesday evening game nights will be ages 10 and up. Some of the games we will be playing include: Catan, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Pandemic, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and more.


Game Night

Strategy Game Night

Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with International Games Day, we will be playing strategy board games at the library! Some games we’ll have to play are Settler’s of Catan, Splendor, Tsuro, and/or Ticket to Ride. Anyone aged 10 and up is welcome to join us for an evening of honing your strategy, meeting people, and having fun!


Game Night

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Everyone 14 & up is welcome to join us at the library to learn the game Sushi Go! Sushi Go is a fast-playing card game in which the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. The librarians will demonstrate the game and then there will be time to play in small groups. This will be the first in a series of game nights at the library.


The National Park Service is celebrating our centennial, 100 years of protecting America’s special places, by engaging local communities about their public lands.

The park rangers at Lincoln Home National Historic site will present a program discussing
the importance of the National Park Service and Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Join us Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.

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Garden to Plate Cooking Class

Summertime means super fresh fruits and vegetables! Whether you are growing them in your garden or shopping at the local farmers market, there is an abundance of fresh, local food to get your family cooking. Join Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Copper Pot Cooking Studio on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a seasonal cooking class for families (children aged 5-12 with an Fresh-vegetables-in-a-red-cooking-potaccompanying adult). Participants will learn how to prepare a shredded vegetable slaw and Israeli couscous with seasonal vegetables. Additionally, participants will create a take home garden craft. Space is limited, please register by calling the library.

June Event Roundup

Thursday, June 5, 10:15 a.m. – Summer Reading Kick-Off

Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. – Midday MovieThe Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. – The Outer Edge MeetingThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 11+ MovieNight at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian

Wednesday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. – Bite Into a Good Book MeetingOne Summer by David Baldacci

Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – Family MovieKung Fu Panda

Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – Nonfiction Book ClubEngineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy

Wednesday, June 25, 6:00 p.m. – Writers’ Group Meeting


Kids Read Down Fines – Starting June 2nd, Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program – Session 1 – June 9th through June 27th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)

Summer Reading Program – Session 2 – June 30th through July 18th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)

Teen Film Face-Off 2010

See all the entries for our 2010 Teen Film Face-Off competition.  Winners were announced August 6th at the Red Carpret Premiere at the Library.  Congratulations to the winners!


Nathan Broderick and Kevin Tkach
Winner, People’s Choice Award
Winner, Literary Interpretation/Short Film Category

Glenwood High School JV and Varsity Cheerleaders

Ellen Schniepp
Winner, News/Sports Category

Sojourn PSA

Nathan Broderick
Winner, Commercial/PSA Category

Zapper Commercial

Laura Garwood

All for Some Toast

Holden Jones

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