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.

Moyer District Library news (July 28, 2016)

GIBSON CITY — With the start of the 2016-17 school year approaching, the Moyer District Library is reminding parents that one of the most valuable school supplies they can get for their child is a library card. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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Tom Coady to hold book signing for 'As it was Written' on Thursday

PAXTON — Paxton resident Tom Coady will hold a book signing event for his newly published book, “As it was Written,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop, 108 N. Market St., Paxton.

During the event, copies of the fiction novel will be available for purchase, and Coady will autograph them, as well.

Book about Ford County serial killer topic of Oct. 29 program

GIBSON CITY — The newly released book “Serial Killer in Ford County,” by Kevin Collier, will be the focus of an Oct. 29 program at the Moyer District Library.

Gibson City library to host card-making sessions Aug. 11

GIBSON CITY — The Moyer District Library in Gibson City is hosting a card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Persons can attend either of two sessions offered: from 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. The course will be led by Mary McCormick. The cost is $10 to make four cards.
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Homecoming queen of 1957 publishes first novel

ROCKLIN, Calif. — Nanci Lee Custer Woody, a graduate of Paxton High School and Eastern Illinois University, has been writing fiction since she retired from teaching at a Sacramento community college. Her first novel, “Tears and Trombones,” was published by the Sand Hill Review Press in San Mateo, Calif. 

Moyer District Library to host program on herbs

GIBSON CITY — Plant diagnostic outreach specialist Diane Plewa will present “All About Herbs” in a special Home Extension program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Moyer District Library. Plewa will explain the importance of herbs and how to grow and harvest these plants that also can fit into landscape plans.

Family Reading Night set for Thursday at PBL Eastlawn School

PAXTON — If you’re fortunate enough to watch Susan Skonberg in action, you’ll notice that the longtime librarian of Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School is a master of using space and providing a friendly reading environment for grade-school children who are learning to master a skill that can turn into a life-long tool.

Lego Club available at Paxton Carnegie Library

PAXTON — Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the Lego Club that meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the Paxton Carnegie Library. 

The non-competitive, low-key program involves kids building with Legos, hanging out with other kids who like Legos, and maybe even checking out some books while they’re at the library. 

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