Mon. & Fri. @ 9:10a Adult Yoga
Thu. @ 6:00p Hoop Dance Fitness (Hula Hooping for Adults)
3/02 @ 10:00a Sewing Program
3/05 @ 3:15p-4:45p Read to a Bingo Party (K-3rd)
3/07 @ 3:15p-4:45p Snow Date for Bingo Party (K-3rd)
3/09 @ 11:00a Seuss-a-Thon
3/09 @ 1:00p Sewing Program
3/11 @ 3:30p MAG Monday!
3/14 @ 7:00p Board Meeting
3/21 @ 9:00a-4p Conference Drop-off
3/23 @ 10:00a Sewing Program
3/25 @ 3:30p MAG Monday!
3/26 @ 3:00p Book Group
3/30 @ 10:00a Sewing Program
4/01 Bookmark Contest Begins!
4/04 @ 6:30p Garden Club Mtg. on Prairie Grasses in Turner Room
4/08 @ 3:30p MAG Monday!
4/11 @ 7:00p Board Meeting
4/14 - 4/20 National Library Week!
4/18 @ 3:15p-4:45p After School Special (K-5th)
4/22 @ 3:30p MAG Monday!
4/29 @ 3:00p Book Group
04/30 Last Day to Turn in Bookmarks!!!
5/09 @ 7:00p Board Meeting
5/13 @ 3:15p MAG Monday!
5/20 @ 3:00p Book Group
5/27 LIBRARY CLOSED
*Additional events may be added. Please check the library's home page for updates on new events.
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|Spring into the Library!
This time last year it felt like spring had sprung; this year we still have a few inches of snow on the ground! During National Library Week, we will kick off a bookmark contest with the summer reading theme “Have Book; Will Travel”. Keep an eye on our garden. Wonderful things are happening in the spring @ LME Library!
The Lillie M. Evans Library Staff
Adult Craft Programs
We have some upcoming adult sewing machine programs scheduled! Learn how to use your machine to make basic items-each class will cover different techniques. Bring your machine, power cord & foot pedal, thread and scissors to all classes.
Saturday, Mar. 2 10am-noon (Make a pillowcase)
Saturday, Mar. 9 1pm-3pm* (Sewing machine cover & accessories) *Please note time
Saturday, Mar. 16 10am-noon (Microwave bowl potholder)
Saturday, Mar. 23 10am-noon (TBA)
Saturday, Mar. 30 10am-noon (TBA)
These programs are free, but space is limited. Don't wait; these sewing programs will fill up fast! Those interested should reserve a seat by calling the library at 309-385-4540 or by registering online through our website.
Spring Storytime (3-5yo)
Spring Storytime for 3-5 yr. olds will begin on March 19th. It will run for 4 weeks, Tuesdays, Mar. 19 & 26, Apr. 16 & 23 @ 10:30a-11a. (Note the split in session dates).
You may sign up your 3 - 5 yr. old by phone at 385-4540, in person or register online. Space is limited so please register ASAP.
Tales for Tots! (18mo-36mo with an adult)
Tales for Tots returns for 18mo-3 year olds beginning on March 20th. This storytime option is especially geared for children 18 months up to 36 months and an accompanying adult. It will run for 4 weeks, Wednesdays, March 20 & 27, Apr. 17 & 24 @ 10:30a. (Note the split in session dates). No registration is required; this is a drop-in style program. There will be stories, songs and action rhymes but no crafts.
Parent/Teacher Conference Drop-off
Thursday, Mar 21st @ 9a-4:00p
Bring your child into the library during your scheduled conference time and they can make a craft, read or play games with friends. Once your conference is over pick your child up and enjoy the rest of the day together.
NOTE: This is not a supervised daycare program. Drinks and snacks will not be provided as this supervision is only for you to attend conferences without your child. Please leave only children who are able to entertain themselves in an indirectly supervised atmosphere. All children must be picked up before 5pm.
April 1st-30th, patrons can design a bookmark for our Summer Reading Program that matches this years theme, "Have Book Will Travel." Pick up an entry form to submit your design. There will be groups of Pre-K, K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th and adults. All designs must be hand-drawn or painted, no computer generated designs will be accepted. Winning designs will be handed out during this year's Summer Reading Program. Additional details will be posted to our website.
The design to the right was one of last years winners.
After School Specials! (K-5th Grade)
Thursday, April 18 @ 3p-4:45p
Program specifics TBA; check our website for program details. All K-5th graders are welcome. No registration required.
Adult Book Group
The adult book club meets the last Monday of the month at 3:00p. We are always accepting new members; just ask at the service desk for a copy of the current discussion book. For more information you can visit the Book Group Blog. Each book title below links to a summary on the library’s BookBrowse page
March 25th: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
April 29th: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
May 20th*: Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
*Please note date for our May meeting does not follow our normal schedule but is a week earlier.
One-on-One Technology Help
Trying to work your new Kindle? Can't figure out how to get library books on your tablet? Unable to attach a file to an email? Want to learn more about computers but don't know where to begin? Call us at the library and schedule individual instruction! Whether you just have a single question or want to know how to do something our knowledgeable staff can help you. ***Please call before stopping in so we can make sure our staff is available for one-on-one instruction.***
Get Fit @ Your Library!
For years the library has offered an adult yoga program featuring “Yoga for the Rest of Us” every Monday & Friday morning at 9:10a. Yoga is a great way to lengthen and strengthen muscles; it also helps improve balance and stability.
Did you know there is a hooping group (hula hooping) at the library? We meet Thursdays at 6p for an hour and have fun while burning off some calories. Even if you could never hoop as a child give it another try. Most people find they are able to hoop away after 5-10 minutes. These hoops are larger and slightly weighted making it easier to keep them up. Allisen, our instructor, brings lots of hoops to class so if you don't have one, one can be provided for you.
That’s not all! We will be adding more programming throughout the spring so be sure to visit our website for updates and a link to a printable monthly calendar of events.