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01/17/19
 -05/31/19
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond

Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examine current and future space exploration, in a new exhibit, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 17 through May 31, 2019.


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03/26/19
Grow Your Own: Salad Bowls

Looking forward to a fresh salad for springtime lunches or a dinner side dish?   We will prepare planting bowls, select seeds, and start our regrowing salad garden for the patio.  We will also learn some of the nutritional benefits of eating mixed greens like baby spinach, kale, arugula, and butter lettuce.  All supplies included in fee.  Bring your own garden gloves.

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03/27/19
Celestial Suite

This program is held in conjunction with Booth Library's spring exhibit, "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond." For more information on the exhibit and programming series, visit https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space, and find Booth Library on Facebook and Twitter.


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03/29/19
Therapy Dogs

Ever thought it would be worthwhile to take a dog to a nursing home, or care facility to visit residents? The Alliance of Therapy dogs registers you and your dog, after testing, to provide you with the tools to handle these visits with joy. Their goal is to form a network of caring individuals and their dogs who are willing to share happiness with others.  You'll meet Jo Tucker and her dog to learn about this work.

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04/05/19
It Was a Crime To Be German

Book burnings…physical attacks upon immigrants…vandalism of immigrant-owned property…proliferation of irrational fear and hatred.  We might tend to associate such occurrences with dictatorships, but 100 years ago incidents such as these took place right here in Illinois.  The United States was involved in the “Great War,” and some Illinoisans considered anything German to be evil – including their fellow Illinois residents of German descent.  Although German immigrants and first-generation German Americans had been present throughout Illinois for decades and formed a large proportion of the state’s population, mob hysteria and violence against them escalated in Illinois during the World War I years.  A man was lynched in Collinsville, and what was his crime? He was a German immigrant.  Historical actor Barbara Kay will portray her great-grandmother, Margaret May, a resident of southern Illinois who saw and felt anti-German hysteria a century ago.  She will illustrate her presentation with photographs, newspaper headlines, and editorial cartoons of the time.  Through her first-person, costumed portrayal, she will bring the struggles of World War I-era German Illinoisans to life and will engage audiences with questions and discussion.

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04/06/19
The History of Coles County Poor Farm & Ashmore Estates

Did your parents or grandparents ever tell you “If you don’t stop that you are going to send me to the poor farm”.  Ashmore Estates, originally know as the Coles County Poor Farm, is that place.  Located just West of Ashmore, IL this location has one of the most heartbreaking histories ever. The original structure on the farm was built in 1870.  In February of 1880 a fire occurred at the location, damaged the building and took the life of Elva Skinner, a child just short of her 5th birthday.  In 1916 the current building was constructed and became the home to many that had no where else to go. Robbin Terry, owner and Michele Watson-Baker, historian, will be on hand to discuss the past, present, and future of Ashmore Estates.

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04/06/19
 -04/14/19
Steel Magnolias

Charleston Community Theatre presents Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

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04/07/19
 -04/21/19
Charis Christian Academy PTA Community's Got Talent CASTING CALL

Charis Christian Academy PTA (Charleston, IL) is hosting a CASTING CALL for YOUR talent!!

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04/10/19
High-Tech Treasure Hunt: Geocaching

What the heck is "geocaching"? It is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a smart phone (or other GPA-enabled device).  Pages on the web or a map on your phone direct you to a specific set of coordinates and then you attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden there.  The cost to play? perhaps a bit of shoes leather and gasoline.  There are 200 caches hidden within seven miles of Charleston.  Terry Weidner will explain the basics of the game, and share some interesting stories.  He has been geocaching for 15 years, along with seven million fellow geocachers, has been finding some of the more than  two million caches hidden worldwide.  

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04/11/19
Joint Business After Hours: Carle

04/13/19
Warbler Ridge Open House


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04/19/19
Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at your LifeSpan Center on Good Friday, April 19 at 1pm for an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1 - 12 years old. Chance to win a $50 Visa Gift card! Pre-Registration REQUIRED to be eligible to win. RAIN or SHINE. Call 639-5150 to             Pre-Register by Wednesday, APRIL 17.

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