October was a busy month at the library for events and clubs! We started the month with our “Monday Meditation” class, which meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Participants were guided through relaxing meditation exercises. Next, we had “Paint Like an Artist"! We explored the basic techniques used when painting with acrylics. Couldn’t … Continue reading October Events Wrap-Up
For kindergarten thru 8th graders. Hours available every day of the week but Friday! Call today to schedule your appointment: 618-632-3783 Families may schedule one weekday and one weekend session per child/per week at this time. This free tutoring program is offered by Americore's America Reads and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The library is excited to announce a new online resource: BrainHQ. Think of it like a workout for your mind. A recent AARP survey reports 9 in 10 people say brain health is important, but few know how to maintain it. BrainHQ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Our brains are … Continue reading A new resource to sharpen your mind.
Looking for a job? Temporary, Part-time, even Full-time? Unique Personnel Consultants will be on-site to help! Come fill out an application and participate in an interview with a consultant. Unique is accepting applications for various industries, including: Landscaping/lawn care Housekeeping (residential) Warehouse/factory Party/event attendants Welding Fork lift operator Warehouse analysts Administrative assistant For more information … Continue reading Job Recruitment Drive
"There's nothing like the acrid smell of a building on fire." So begins Zac Brewer's novel The Blood Between Us. Brewer is known for The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles, but his latest work is a creation of its own. The story centers around Adrien, a teenager who has more than enough on his plate, balancing a sister … Continue reading The Blood Between Us
Eli Pariser's book The Filter Bubble has a pretty dramatic tagline: "What the Internet is Hiding from You." What do you mean, hiding? Doesn't the internet offer more information than ever? Not exactly. Pariser's thesis boils down to one idea--that personalization is bad for our society. Most of us are pretty familiar with at least the gist of the … Continue reading The Filter Bubble
Microhistories offer a fresh way of looking at the world. Author Mark Kurlanksy is one of the best researchers and writers of the genre, known internationally for his books Cod and Salt, among others. At first glance, an entire book about something seemingly mundane or insignificant doesn't sound all that thrilling. But when you see how one item affects the … Continue reading Paper
It takes a special kind of writer to portray humor and horror in the same breath. Chances are you've heard of Joseph Heller's Catch-22. It's known as something of an enigma; though it covers a very serious topic (war) with vivid detail and intense emotion, the absolute absurdity of everything going on makes for some laugh-out-loud … Continue reading Catch-22
Meridian falls in love with Alden. Quickly. Who wouldn't love someone passionate about learning how the world works, who can explain the flight of a bird or the cells that make up a flower? Its 1941 at the University of Chicago, and while love is in the air, war isn't far behind. The Atomic Weight … Continue reading The Atomic Weight of Love
From The Giver to Hunger Games, dystopian literature has consistently been a great seller. So much so, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to find something that distinguishes itself from the pack. I was at first hesitant to read Ted Dekker's Forbidden. I'd never read his work before, and I don't like to start with trilogies. It's just too big a … Continue reading Forbidden