Let's Talk Legacy Series
9, 10:00 a.m.
Do I need a Trust as part of my Estate Plan? Join us
for an informative and interactive discussion on 'Living,
Revocable, Irrevocable, Charitable, and Special Needs Trusts.'
Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions and
Sarah Delano Pavlik of Delano Law
Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please
call the library to reserve your spot.
Craft Night is held the third Tuesday of each month at
6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun make and take project. A limited number
of seats are available; call the library each month to reserve your
February 21st - We will be making sun catchers with
flat glass marbles.
25th, ALL DAY
Have a questions about your e-reader? Bring your
device for a one-on-one help. Half hour time slots will be
available all day, registration is required.
Book a Librarian
Need help researching a topic, researching genealogy
or local history, or downloading ebooks
to your digital device? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a
librarian for help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library to
schedule an appointment on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each
2017 Consolidated Election for the
Library Board of Trustees on April 4th
Incumbents Chelsey Moore and
Michael Roubitchek will be running for
four year terms. Deborah Schumer and James Burgdorf
will not be running for another term. Deb Schumer has served on our
board since 2010. James Burgdorf was
elected for a two-year term in 2015. The Library Board of Trustees
thanks both Deb and James for their years of service to the Library
Future Library Board Meetings:
February 20th and March 20th at 7:00 p.m.
James Burgdorf, Vice-President
Leslie Ross, Secretary
Deborah Schumer, Treasurer
Susie Fairfield, Michael Roubitchek,
Family-Thurs.@ 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 Super Truck
9 Be My Valentine
23 Let's Dance
Feb. 3 Let's Dance
10 Be My Valentine
17 Super Truck
2016 Tax Help
Available at the Library
IRS-trained AARP volunteers will be available
by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. February 1st through April 12th.
Free tax preparation services are
offered for individuals and families who qualify. AARP volunteers will
also focus on identifying those taxpayers who are eligible for
valuable tax credits, such as the Affordable Care Act, Earned
Income Tax, Child Tax and Education Credits. For more information
on these credits and others, please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
Interested parties may call 217-528-4035, Ext. 151 to
make an appointment. If no one answers at
this number, callers have been instructed to leave a message with
their name and phone number. Please specify that the location you
want is Chatham. This phone number is also being used for
Springfield and Rochester. A representative will call them back to
make an appointment.
1st Lego Day
Mark your calendars: the first Lego Day of 2017
will be Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. - noon. As always we
provide the Legos, you bring your
imagination! We love seeing what you come up with and proudly
display all Lego creations!
1st and 2nd
Celebrate the friends who taught us that sharing ice
cream and waiting aren't easy, but making new friends, playing
outside, and using your imagination is!
Our Elephant and Piggie program on Tues.,
from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
is for all 1st and 2nd graders. We will be playing games,
making a craft, and eating a snack inspired by everyone's favorite
friends. Registration is required.
Game Night at the Library
Thanks to a generous donation from Gary Bahlow, the library has started a collection of
board games. The librarians are itching to teach you how to play
these amazing games. Therefore, we have decided to start
monthly games nights at the Library. On the first Wednesday of
every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., we will have
games out to play. Join us to learn how to play these games or come
and teach the librarians a thing or two. Due to the age limits on
these games, our Wednesday evening game nights will be ages 10 and
up; however we will have all ages family game days during school
breaks (check your newsletters). Some of the games we will be
playing on these nights include: Settlers of Catan,
Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Pandemic, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and more.
Game nights: February 1st and March 1st.
Our Writers' Group meets on the
fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. We welcome
writers of all levels of experience and genres to join us for
critique of member's pieces, writing exercises, and discussion. Our
upcoming meetings will be on February 22nd and March 22nd.
Please email email@example.com
for more information.
Spice of Life
Spice of Life Book Group is for adults 18 and older
and meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
February 7th -
Out of the Dark by Sharon Sala
Reunited with her father after spending fifteen
years on the run from a brutal cult leader, from whom she had escaped,
street artist Jade settles in to her new life and finds love with
ex-cop Luke Kelly, but her dark past soon catches up to her,
threatening to destroy the lives of everyone around her. Original.
Tuesday Evening Book Group
February 14th, 6 p.m.:
Imperial Woman by
Pearl S. Buck
Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the
last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began
as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor
and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until
her death in 1908. Buck recreates the life of one of the most
intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.
Bite Into a Good Book
February 15th, 12 noon:
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold
Story of Those Who
Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
Capturing the terrifying drama of the dust storms in
the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression, the author
follows a dozen families and their communities through the blinding
black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones.
THE OUTER EDGE
February 20th, 6 p.m.:
Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
Though the radiation fallout has ended, for
some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of
each pair, one is an Alpha-physically perfect in every way; and the
other an Omega-born with a deformity or mutation, shunned and
separated from its family.
Computer Scam Protection Seminar
Thursday, February 16th, 1:00 p.m.
Darrell Fortae, owner
of Everlast Software, will be here
to give a presentation on how to protect yourself
online. There is a lot of money in scamming people, which is why it
is so common on the Internet. Identity theft can be one of the
worst results from a scam! Come join our Computer Scam
Protection Seminar to learn how to protect yourself.
We will cover computer, email, web site, and phone scams. Don't
allow yourself to become a victim.