Books

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.


Craft party, painting party set at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A craft party followed by a painting party are scheduled for early November at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

During the craft party, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, participants will construct a lit-up snowman made from wreaths, including a floral spray and initial to personalize the décor.


Training for volunteer tutors available

GIBSON CITY — Through Parkland College, adults who struggle with illiteracy can connect with a tutor who volunteers his or her time to teach reading, basic math and writing skills. Two training sessions are quickly approaching.


Children's novel author visits Paxton

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — While on their way home from dropping off their older son at college in northeastern Indiana, Paxton residents Craig and Candi Riecks bought their youngest son, Caiden, a book at a bookstore.


Chicago Cubs books acquired by Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — The Moyer District Library in Gibson City has acquired two books that Chicago Cubs fans may find interesting: “My Cubs: A Love Story” by Scott Simon” and “The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse” by Tom Verducci.

Other library news
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Moyer District Library news (March 29, 2017)

GIBSON CITY — Card-making classes led by Mary McCormick will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

“It doesn’t matter what you consider to be your artistic skill level,” a news release from the library said. “Participants of this very popular class ... leave with useful works of art in their hands.”


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