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.”

The cost of each class is $10 and covers all materials needed.

People can call the library or sign up at the circulation desk.

Other library news
In other library news:

➜ The library is hosting the Lennox Angels silent auction from now until April 13. People can bid on “Angles of Life” and “Angels of Glory” that were donated by Bruce and Janet Hammitt. The angels can be seen in the library’s display case, and bids for each begin at $25. To register for the auction and place an anonymous bid, people can visit the circulation desk.

➜ The library’s next Book Cafe — scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6 — will feature a discussion about the book “Eligible,” by Curtis Sittenfeld. The book is a modern retelling of “Pride and Prejudice.” Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who lives in New York City but returns to her childhood home, along with her older sister, Jane, to help out after a health scare with their dad. Just like the sprawling Tudor home they grew up in, the family is in a state of disarray. Their other three sisters are moving through life unfocused, and Mrs. Bennet’s focus is on marrying off her daughters, especially with Jane’s 40th birthday coming up. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library.   

➜ “ABCs of Medicare,” an informational meeting on the basics of the federal Medicare program, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in the library’s program room. Attendees will learn key Medicare terms, timelines, enrollment methods, and have a better understanding of the healthcare coverage options available to people who qualify.

➜  Illinois Valley Cellular will offer a course about the use of smartphones at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the library. The course will cover topics such as getting to know a smartphone and how it all began; how to connect to WiFi; basic setup and overview of email (sending and receiving, using attachments, etc.); how to take excellent photos; setting up and using voicemail features; navigating the App Store; and downloading button configuration. The class will last about two hours, which includes a question-and-answer session. The course and the training materials are free, and there is a drawing for a prize. Attendees need to sign up at the library.

➜ “Preserving History: Death in Civil War” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the library. Historian Jon Austin offers a first-person presentation in the style of a 19th Century medical school lecture portraying Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford. Set in the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg, Austin uses a re-enactor “corpse” as a visual aid, addressing the technique of period medicine.

➜ Yoga classes continue to be offered for free at the library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Racheal Bingham will conduct the Monday and Wednesday classes, while Friday classes will be led by a knowledgeable staff member. There is a cost of $6 per class, although Bingham offers a discount for monthly prepay, resulting in only a $5 fee.

➜ Newly acquired books include: “Forever a Hero” by Linda Lael Miller, “If I’m Found” by Terri Blackstock, “If Not For You” by Debbie Macomber and “Murder on the Serpentine” by Anne Perry.

➜ Newly acquired DVDs include: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Why Him?,” “Patriots Day” and “A Monster Calls.”


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