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.

All donations are greatly appreciated. However, the library cannot accept or use the following materials: cassette tapes, VHS tapes, magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, vinyl records, or textbooks that are more than five years old. The library also cannot accept damaged or moldy materials or any materials showing evidence of rodent or insect infestation.

All money raised goes to fund the library’s programming and the purchase of other library materials.  

Other library news
In other library news:

— Children’s Story Hours will be held at 10 a.m. Mondays for preschool students and from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays for elementary-age children.

— People who are teenagers and older are invited to come to the library on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., to receive materials and simple instruction on creating a decorative mason jar candle. Crafting time should be about 10 minutes. 

— A discussion about the book “Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years,” by best-selling biographer Barbara Leaming, will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the library. The book highlights first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s time in the White House during her husband’s presidency. Leaming has “crafted an astonishing portrait of a Jackie Kennedy the world has not previously known. The book’s unique perspective on the very public Kennedy marriage during an extraordinary period in our nation’s history is both riveting and shocking.” Copies of the book are available at the library. Coffee and cookies will be served during the Nov. 3 discussion about the book.

— The movie “Hail to the Chiefs” will be shown and trivia will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the library. It will be an afternoon of saluting past presidents, featuring trivia subjects such as platforms, promises and progress;  founding fathers as presidents; landslides, upsets and squeakers; the White House draped in black; and the White House life through the years.

— Millie Otto, who writes a regular column called “My Amish Home” in The News-Gazette and is a popular speaker, will be at the library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, to share some of her Amish life. The public is invited to the program.
Friends of the Moyer District Library is seeking more members. Friends of the Moyer District Library is an assembly of volunteers who help the library in Gibson City continue offering quality services and programs by donating their time, ideas and talents to meet various needs that arise. Membership forms are available at under “About Us” and then, “Friends Group.” For more information, call Sharon at 217-784-5343.

— Newly acquired books include: “Faithful” by Alice Hoffman, “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly, “The Penny Jumper” by James Grippando, “The Trespasser” by Tana French, “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict, “Sunrise Canyon” by Janet Dailey, “Her Darkest Nightmare” by Brenda Novak, “The Life She Wants” by Robyn Carr and “A Christmas Message” by Anne Perry.

— Newly acquired DVDs include: “Nerve,” “Skiptrace,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Bad Moms,” “Nine Lives” and “The Sea of Trees.”


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