Rockwell figurines on display at library

GIBSON CITY — Displayed this month at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City is Edwin Bein’s collection of Norman Rockwell figurines, bisque renderings of various Saturday Evening Post covers America’s most beloved artist painted for more than 47 years. 

The 12 collectibles are finely detailed, many capturing some of his most familiar covers.  Bein, who is retired from the Marines, Army National Guard and pastoring, has moved his Rockwells from Mississippi to Colorado to Illinois. 

In other news:

— The library is hosting a movie night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The public is welcome to watch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a story about a unique little boy who finds a family with a mother and father desperate for a child of their own.  The movie is rated PG-13. Admission is free.

— The library will conduct a free class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, for those wanting to learn how to use their e-reader devices to access free e-books, audio books and videos through Illinois Heartland Library System’s The class is limited to 10 participants. People can sign up at the circulation desk. Attendees are asked to bring their e-reader device (Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc.), cords/connectors, and their own laptop.


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