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JenCare Senior Series
Tuesdays: June 5, July 10 & August 7
JenCare , in partnership with Legal Shield and Humana, are sponsoring a summer series to make sure our seniors are informed, happy and healthy. Learn how to protect your identity, the secrets to aging happily and eating well during this educational series.
June 5 ID Credit Protection
July 10 Aging Happily
August 7 Nutrition
Colored Bird Planter
Friday, June 8
Create a pretty floral design on a ceramic bird vase using rub-ons and colored pencils. Then we will fill the vase with faux baby’s breath. A perfect addition to any table or shelf. Limit 11.
Stitching in the Stacks
2nd Saturday of the Month: June 9, July 14, & Aug. 11
Stitch with the library’s knit, crochet and needlecraft group. This season’s community project will be to create items to donate to local nursing homes. Participants should bring their own materials and tools. Experienced crafters and beginners, are all welcome.
Identity Theft Workshop
Wednesday, June 13
After the Equifax Credit Bureau breach, were you concerned that about the safety of your information online? Learn the definition and types of identity theft, specifics of the Equifax breach and how to better protect your personal information. Presented by Harvard Risk Management.
Stepping Stone Workshop
Saturday, June 16
Enjoy creating your own, unique stepping stone, adding color to your garden that you will enjoy for years to come! All workshop materials are provided. Please wear work clothes and have a flat space in your car for taking your completed stepping stone home.
Color Me Thursday
3rd Thursday of the Month: June 21, July 19, & Aug. 16
Stop, breathe, and color! Make the third Thursday of the month a time to relax with coloring, calm music and tea.
Morning Tai-Chi QiGong
Saturdays: June 23-July 14
Start your morning with calm, therapeutic, and stress-reducing Tai-Chi QiGong techniques presented by BFitBnew4Life instructor Brian Thompson. Weather permitting, the class will be held outside so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 16 and up.
Summer Windchimes and Music
Monday, June 25
Relax at the library! We will be listening to breezy sounds while we enjoy painting our very own mini windchimes that look great hanging on porches, patios, or decks. Limit 16.
Senior Lunch and Learn
Fridays: June 29, July 27 & August 31
Seniors! Join us the last Friday of the month for our free Lunch and Learn series. Each month we will focus on a different technology related topic. Limit 20.
June 29 Passwords
July 27 E-reader workshop (please bring your own device to this hands-on program)
August 31 Blogging on WordPress
DIY: Quartz Necklace
Friday, July 6
Quartz is said to bring power, clarity and energy, especially if worn. Learn to make a lovely, quartz crystal necklace in minutes. Limit 15.
R&B/House Music Party
Friday, July 13
You asked for it during our Soul Train Party and we delivered. DJ Mike is back and this time he’s playing your favorite R&B and House music. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 18 and up.
Rock & Roll Sunglasses
Monday, July 16
You can’t be a rockstar without a cool pair of shades! Make your very own here at the library. We will be transforming plain sunglasses using temporary rockstar tattoos and will provide all you need to create your one-of-a-kind pair. Limit 15.
Checkerboard Pot in Polymer Clay
Friday, July 20
Polymer Clay is back! You will learn how to do a checkerboard cane technique from Polymer clay. We will then cover a mini terracotta pot that you can use to plant a real or faux plant. Limit 11.
Family Financial Wellness
Wednesday, July 25
Join us for a straight forward, educational discussion of those financial topics faced by every family. Primerica representatives will offer financial solutions in the areas of protection management, asset and income management, and debt solutions that will help families to free up extra cash for savings, college, retirement and to reduce debt.
Tuesday, July 31
Make your own hand-stitched felt pouch with pretty felt and some simple stitching! Perfect for business cards, ID’s, or bank/store cards. Limit 15.
Historic Galena Day Trip
Saturday, August 11
Join us on a motor coach to beautiful and historic Galena Illinois, situated on the Galena River. We will disembark the bus at the DeSoto House on Main Street, in the heart of Galena’s shopping district. The street is lined with boutique shops, restaurants, antique stores and more. The history, architecture, great food and walkability makes Galena the perfect place to play for the day. This is not a guided tour, lunch and dinner is not included in the price of the trip, so all activities are at your discretion. $40 per person. 40 person minimum and 55 person max. Departs at 7:30am at GLPLD and returns at 9:30pm.
The Road to Restoring Your Driving Privileges
Wednesday, August 15
The loss of driving privileges can cause great hardship for many individuals. Under Illinois law, drivers may apply for a Restricted Drivers Permit (RDP), a Motor Device Drivers Permit (MDDP) or Reinstatement of Driving Privileges under certain conditions. Sponsored by New Life Living to Live Again and presented by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, get important information on informal and formal hearings, suspension, revocation and reinstatement that can put you back on the road again.
Jazz and Wine @ the Library
Friday, August 17
Back by popular demand: Jazz and Wine at the Library! Join us for live jazz on the lawn with the Amsterdam Connection Quartet. There will be a free wine tasting and BBQ for purchase from Robz Ribz. Bring your own chair or blanket. Ages 21 and over (IDs required). Advanced registration required.
Save the Date!
3rd Annual Local Author Showcase
Saturday, October 13
Calling all local authors! We want to give you the opportunity to showcase your work at the Library! This event will allow you to share your inspiration for your book, discuss the publishing process and read an excerpt. This will be followed by a Q&A session and book purchase/signing. If you are an author that is interested in participating in this event, please email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org before the September 13 deadline.