Books

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.”


Paxton Carnegie Library news (March 29, 2017)

At the Paxton Carnegie Library, we welcome spring with new books and movies, and many more reasons to stop by your local library. Browse the shelves for that new bestseller you’ve been hearing about. Don’t know what all the cool kids are reading? Then pick up the latest edition of BookPage.


Taylor Swift fan designs book cover, wins $5,000 prize

PAXTON — For a while, Shanna Canarini kept the secret.

The 23-year-old graphic designer, however, was looking for a job — and showing her prospective employer the top-secret masterpiece she created seemed like it might give her a leg up on other candidates.

So, she figured out a way to reveal during the interview process what few others had already seen.


Moyer District Library news (Nov. 2, 2016)

GIBSON CITY — What does the Moyer District Library do with donations? The library in Gibson City sells donated items at library book sales or through Amazon and donates any that don’t sell to other nonprofit organizations.


Bayles Lake man publishes first book — 'Leaving Bones Behind'

BAYLES LAKE — An area resident has had his first novel published.

Kelly J. McMullin, who resides at Bayles Lake in rural Loda, has written a book titled “Leaving Bones Behind.” The novel is of the mystery/thriller genre and is available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It is available in both paperback and ebook formats.


Gibson City library offering Costume Swap

GIBSON CITY — Throughout September, community members can drop off a gently used child’s costume at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City to receive a voucher to redeem on Oct. 15 for a new costume.

It’s all part of the library’s inaugural Costume Swap.


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