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Gibson City library to host craft show Nov. 10

GIBSON CITY — The Moyer District Library in Gibson City will be hosting a craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Vendors need to register in advance at the library. Each space rents for $20. Vendors are limited to homemade food, craft items and direct-sales booths.

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Loda library welcomes new director

LODA  — After living and working for decades in the Chicago suburbs, Teri Hennessy has fallen in love with the small-town life.

The 68-year-old Hennessy retired from a 27-year career in education in June 2015 and moved permanently to Bayles Lake in rural Loda.


Teens can learn to sew at October class at library

GIBSON CITY — Students in middle school and high school can learn to sew during classes scheduled for October at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

Participating students will be making T-shirt pillows during the classes, scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 25.


Paxton author to hold book-signing event on Sept. 15

PAXTON — “Sometimes outward appearances can be most deceiving.”

This quote is one of the underlining themes of author Tabitha Eichelberger’s new book, “Diary of a Lonely Prom Queen (Reflections on Parenting Teenage Girls from a Teenage Survivor).”

Eichelberger, a Paxton native and current resident, began work on her book more than six years ago.


Shriners to sponsor distracted-driving program at library

GIBSON CITY — The Corn Belt Shrine Club of Gibson City will be sponsoring an event to help raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City


Illinois' first female CSI pens book about her career

PAXTON — When Jodi Barth drives down Interstate 57 south of Paxton these days, she can’t help but remember April 7, 1979.

It was on that day that two police officers and one civilian were killed in a bloody gunfight at the 259 mile marker, with one other officer injured.

Early in her career as a state police crime-scene technician, Barth processed that crime scene.


Author: ‘Don’t think you’re not good enough to write’

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Growing up in both Gibson City and Barrington, Whitney Dineen had a learning disability and was unable to understand what she was reading.


Drawing at Gibson City library will award Gibson Bucks

GIBSON CITY — Patrons of the Moyer District Library in Gibson City who check out materials at the library during April may enter a drawing that will award $25 in Gibson Bucks gift certificates. The winner’s name will be drawn at 10 a.m. April 30. To be eligible for the drawing, all one needs is a library card.


Former Buckley resident publishes 12th book — about her hometown

BUCKLEY — Naperville author Barbara Brabec recently published her 12th book, “Marcella’s Secret Dreams and Stories — A Mother’s Legacy,” which is a memoir and biography that features her parents, grandparents and her hometown of Buckley.


Puppet show to take place at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A “Jack and the Beanstalk” puppet show will be presented by Anne Newman, director of the Paxton Carnegie Library, during the Moyer District Library’s afternoon story hour on Monday, Feb. 5.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend.


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