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Last night's program was both helpful and interesting. Beth Bischoff from John A Logan Family Literacy taught how to save money by making your own household cleaners. In case you missed it, the recipes are attached to this post.
This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Did you miss our genealogy classes? If so, don't worry. Here are the notes from the class taught by Ed O'Day from the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois.
awesome finds from Dena Porter, Supervisor of Circulation. Every so often the items in the boxes will change, leaving you to wonder what is in them. Come in and check them out in our Children’s Department and Young Adult Department
Every December, Marion Carnegie Library waives fines for library visitors and supports a local charitable organization at the same time. This year, the library supported Gum Drops. Anyone with outstanding library overdue fines could bring a donation of new/unopened food items to have the overdue fines forgiven. Ron Simpson (middle), Gum Drops director, is pictured with the donated items, presented by Dena Porter (left), Supervisor for Operations, and David Patton (right), MCL director, on January 4. Marion Carnegie Library collected 363 pounds of food this December.
Gum Drops is a local non-profit organization that helps local at-risk children by providing a backpack of easy to prepare food for weekends. They serve 932 at-risk children per week in Carterville, Christopher, DeSoto, Giant City, Herrin, Johnston City, Marion, Murphysboro and Pinckneyville.
The group accepts monetary donations, food donations and volunteer help. Volunteers give their time to assemble the backpacks at Gum Drops’ location at 1005 Briarwood in Carterville. Drop-offs are also accepted at that location. The organization prefers non-perishable, easy to prepare items. Examples include granola bars, ramen noodle cups, Jell-o or pudding cups and raisins.
Beginning November 26th, Marion Carnegie Library will waive fines for library visitors and support a local charitable organization at the same time. This year, the library is supporting Gum Drops. Gum Drops is a local organization that helps local at-risk children by providing easy to prepare food.
Anyone with outstanding library overdue fines may bring a donation of new/unopened Ramen noodle cups, Easy Mac cups, granola/cereal bars, tuna or chicken salad kits, single serving cereal boxes, canned soup or canned spaghetti/ravioli to have the overdue fines forgiven. Donations are also welcome from all community members and library visitors. Please drop off items during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fines will be forgiven in the following manner:
One donated item = $1 in fines
Two donated items = $2 in fines
Three donated items = $3 in fines
Four donated items = $4 in fines
Five donated items = $5 in fines
Six donated items = $10 in fines
Seven donated items = $15 in fines
Donations are not valid for lost or damaged items or printing costs. Only new/unopened items from the above list will be accepted and only through the month of December. The library staff reserves the right to refuse any item.
November 6th is election day. Are you registered to vote? Go to www.elections.il.gov and click "Registration And Polling Place Information" to see your registration information and polling place. You can register at City Hall and other locations. Click "Voter Registration" to learn more about how to register. Registration ends 27 days prior to the election.
Non-Partisan Guides for Voters:
The Library of Congress is publishing a bi-monthly magazine called LCM. Check out the first issue online here!
If anyone is interested in a beginner's class on digital video production John A Logan Community College has a class beginning September 15th. The class is $138 with a $10 supply fee. Students can register online at http://www.jalc.edu/cont_ed/online_registration.php.
In case you were unable to attend the Truth About Faerie Folklore program presented by Mary Ellen Lamb, SIUC English Professor, is the link to watch the eight part video series. You can also find the two page handout attached to this post.