Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded community members they can register to vote at the library until October 9, in this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. “Early voting begins September 27th!” she said. Even if you miss the library deadline, Molly said, you will still be able to register and vote the same day at the County Clerk’s Office in Belleville. As Robert Frost said, “Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.”
Plenty of things besides books are happening at the Library this month, Molly said. “The Anime Club is now for teens over the age of 12 and adults! Stop by the Library this Saturday, September 14 and spend the day watching a collection of movies or episodes of your favorite anime on our projector!” The show starts at 11:00 a.m., but you may arrive at any time! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required. Anime’s watched will be rated Teen.
Interested in learning a little sign language? Introduction to American Sign Language will be held on Monday, September 17, at 6 pm. “Learn and practice 50 useful signs that cover common outdoor activities, jobs, and locations,” Molly said. Many signs will build on each other and you’ll have a workbook to take home with you so you can practice what you learn! All ages are welcome, but please register so we will know how many to expect.
Molly also invites patrons to attend Instagram Marketing for Small Business, Tuesday, September 18, 1-2 pm. Instagram is a great way to gain free exposure to potential customers – yet most small business owners are not using this platform! In this course, you will learn how to create a powerful Instagram profile for your small business and gain visibility. By the end of this class, you should have a better understanding of Instagram and how to market your small business on the platform more effectively.
Finally, on Friday, September 21, 1 pm, Molly said the Library will host Fontbonne University’s What’s Aphasia? panel. A panel of individuals with aphasia will discuss what aphasia is and share some of their personal experiences. Graduate student clinicians in speech pathology will also discuss treatment approaches and their insights.
For more information on these and our many other events and activities, Molly said to check our calendar or stop by and pick up a newsletter.
To keep up with “Library News & Notes,” check out our column each Wednesday in the O’Fallon Weekly.