Community Update Breakfast
The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce invite you to the November Community UPdate Breakfast. Join us to listen to guest speaker, Marilyn Sanders, Regional Director of the U.S Department of Commerce Census, discuss the importance of the upcoming 2020 census and how the census impacts our community.
The Community Update Breakfast will take place on Thursday, November 7,2019 from 7:30-9:15 AM at The Unique Suites in Charleston. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, $30 for non-members, or $200 for a table of 10.
Auditions for Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner
This one-act play by Thornton Wilder spans 90 years of the Bayard family's Christmas dinners. A Charleston Community Theatre production, directed by Ann Morris Bruehler. Five men, seven women, all ages (teen +). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Production dates are December 12 & 13.
Root and Branch: The Search for Healing Among African Americans
“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.
Sip & Shop
Join us for Sip & Shop on Thursday, October 17 from 4:30-8:00 PM at Unique Suites! Sip on delicious wine or specialty cocktails as you shop the booths of our local, talented vendors. Tickets are only $15, if you purchase ahead of time, and $20 at the door. Each ticket will include a drink ticket. Purchase 9 tickets and receive the 10th free!
Mystery Lovers One-Time Book Club
If you love to read mysteries and want to try some new authors, come trade recommendations at this one-time "book club." Tell the group about your favorite type of mystery--cosy, police procedural, period piece, suspense, foreign intrigue--and within that type, your favorite author and title. Or just listen if you prefer. Take home a list of authors and titles to try! Bring a snack to share (optional).
Skin Deep by Jon Lonoff
A romantic comedy about a large, lovable lonely-heart who gives romance one last chance on a blind date set up by her sister.
LifeSpan Center Stand Down
LifeSpan is hosting a Stand Down for our military and local Veterans.
The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.
That is the purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans, and achieving those objectives requires a wide range of support services and time. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to homeless veterans.
University Archives, Special Collections & IRAD
Booth Library's University Archives & Special Collections and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) housed within it are unique resources on the EIU campus. The University Archives houses the 1895 Old Main time capsule, Garner Sheet Music Collection, and an oral history interview collection. The Archives serve to preserve University history through photographs, documents, faculty manuscript collections, and other diverse ephemera. Booth Library’s Special Collections represent a broader range of resources, including postcard collections, regional history related resources, and rare bound volumes from as far back as the 17th century.
Bill Schultz, Jr., Cataloging Librarian who also serves as the Interim Head of the University Archives & Special Collections will provide an overview of the University Archives, Special Collections and IRAD. He will show examples of the types of records and documents that can be found in each area, discuss archival practices to organize and preserve such materials, and also present an orientation to this department’s online archival resources. He will also touch on how individuals can take steps to preserve their own physical and digital collections. The session will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a tour of the University Archives.