Adult events at Eureka library

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

If you are looking for something to do, Eureka Public Library is offering a wide variety of options at little or no cost during the month of June.

“Our goal is to provide something for everyone,” said EPLD Director Nancy Scott. “We know we have many who love reading in Eureka, and they look forward to being part of the summer reading program. We also know we have people looking to learn a new skill, wanting to be part of a book club, or thinking it would be fun to sit back and enjoy a good movie. We thought we would try and cover all the bases we can and provide some additional incentives to visit the Library this summer.”

Book clubs are easily associated with libraries, and EPLD is no exception. In addition to “Stacks & Snacks” which meets on the first and third Thursday mornings every month, EPLD is adding “Edible Fiction, Edible Film” for the summer.

During the month of June readers are encouraged to read Julie and Julia, written in 2005 by Julie Powell as she chronicled her year-long journey to become more like her idol, Julia Child. We will be showing the film at 1:30 p.m. June 21 and will have book discussion groups at 9 a.m. June 25 and 6:30 p.m. June 28.

Both book groups, Edible Fiction, Edible Film and Stacks & Snacks, are open at anyone interested in attending.

“Movies for Grown-ups” is also part of the summer line-up at EPLD, with a different movie being shown in the library at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. To see a list of the June and July movies, stop by the library or call 467-2922.

Evening programs offered in June are designed to provide adults with a wide variety of options for learning new skills.

Two different programs featuring gardening ideas will be available. The first program, with Woodford County Master Gardener Lisa Hill on Tuesday, is about creating living walls. This program will start at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. On June 25, a make-it/take-it program, “Designing French Pots for Your Garden,” will be taught by Susan Palmer and Val Brandon and involves taking terra cotta flower pots and creating unique French-styled pots.

A two evening set of classes on basic crocheting will be taught by Angela Schlossler on June 19 and 26, and a class on grilling and summer salads is being offered through Illinois Extension Wellness and Nutrition Educator Jenna Smith on June 21.

Many of the classes offered through the library are free or have a small fee to cover materials and instructors expenses. It is always suggested to pre-register for any class at EPLD and this can be accomplished by calling the library at 467-2922. Additional information on June classes is available as well on the library website,

— Submitted by Ann Reeves