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Gibson City library offering children's programs on Mondays

GIBSON CITY — Starting Monday, Jan. 14, a preschool program for children ages 3-5 will be offered at 10 a.m. each Monday at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City. Also, Story Hour for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be offered at 3:45 p.m. each Monday after school.

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Veterans invited to join new book club at Loda library

LODA — Veterans wondering what to do over the long winter can join the Loda Township Library’s newly formed Veterans Book Club. 

“We’ll supply the space and books,” library director Teri Hennessy said.

The club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month starting in January.


Christmas crafts workshop to be held at Loda library

LODA — Students in third through fifth grades are invited to attend a Christmas crafts workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Loda Township Library, 105 S. 1st St., Loda.

“We’ll make all sorts of holiday decorations,” said the library’s director, Teri Hennessy. “No need to bring anything — just your holiday spirit.”


Roberts library's 5,000-plus books to be given away next spring

ROBERTS — The 5,000-plus books that remain at the shuttered Roberts Public Library are expected to be given away on a first-come, first-served basis next spring.

The village board discussed how to dispose of the collection during its Nov. 5 meeting, when it was suggested that an open house/liquidation event be held.


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.


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